Linus Torvalds, the leader of the open-source Linux operating system, has expressed confidence that Linux 6.0 will be available to users very soon despite a few minor delays.
The Maintainers’ Summit in Dublin, together with OSS EU and LPC, caused a large number of maintainers to be away from their desks, as he noted in his September 18 update on release candidate six (Linux 6.0-rc6). Rc6 was thus “artificially tiny.”
Torvalds elaborates on the slimmer-than-usual release candidate: Alternatively, and this is me putting on my most hopeful hat possible, maybe everything is lovely and stable and there just weren’t all that many fixes necessary?
Launch of Linux 6.0
Torvalds predicted in the blog that rc7 would be ” bigger than normal due to pull requests having shifted one week later,” suggesting that the Linux OS might require one more release to fix all the bugs that have been discovered since rc6 (number 8).
In spite of rumours suggesting otherwise, Torvalds’ newest announcement on September 25th states that ” doesn’t really seem to have happened” in terms of rc7 being a larger release than usual. It’s slightly larger than usual for this point in the release cycle, but it’s not abnormal in any way and seems to be proceeding well.
He keeps arguing that there is no need for a new rc8. With rc7 passing with flying colours, he is certain that “the final release will happen right on schedule next weekend, unless something unforeseen happens.”
The most recent Linux 6.0 update claims that this is “the first time we have a clean’make allmodconfig’ build with no warnings from clang.”
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At the end of his statement, Torvalds expresses optimism by announcing his plan to conduct one final week of testing. Due to the elimination of rc8, we can reliably forecast the release of Linux 6.0 in early October, “right on time” the following weekend.