Visit for more improvements:
Torvalds wrote in the 6.0-rc6 announcement:
Linux 6.0-rc6 is a small update as many kernel developers spend a week in Dublin…
So, it’s a contrived small-scale-rc release, because over the past week we had a maintainer summit in Dublin (along with OSS EU and LPC 2022), so we have a lot of maintainers traveling.
Maybe my optimism is ridiculous, maybe things are just so good and stable that there aren’t that many fixes? Yes, I know which scenario I’m betting on, but hope is eternal.
Anyway, things look good. I’m expecting the RC7 to be a bit bigger than usual because the pull request is a week late, and at worst it might mean I might feel like we need an extra RC8, but for now I’m going to assume it won’t be that obvious and hope We can keep our normal schedule.
But it would be great if everyone could give it some extra tender care in the form of an extra test…
So we’ll see what happens over the next two weeks, but Linux 6.0 stable should be out in early October. That’s good, because Linux 6.0 has a lot of exciting features and improvements, but next is the merge window for Linux 6.1.
Some of the important details about the Linux Plumber Conference, which we enumerate in the related article, are as follows: