Linux 4.17 rc1
Apr 16, 2018, 15:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Linus Torvalds)
So two weeks have passed, and the merge window was pretty normal and
is now closed.
This does not seem to be shaping up to be a particularly big release,
and there seems to be nothing particularly special about it. The most
special thing that happened is purely numerology: we've passed the six
million git objects mark, and that is reason enough to call the next
kernel 5.0. Except I probably won't, because I don't want to be too
predictable. The version numbers are meaningless, which should mean
that they don't even follow silly numerological rules - even if v3.0
and v4.0 happened to be at the 2M and 4M mark respectively.
But v5.0 will happen some day. And it should be meaningless. You have