So for most releases these days, rc7 is our last rc, and next week would be the final 4.2 release. But this time around, I still haven't quite made up my mind. At rc5 release time, I worried about a few remaining issues. Then, last Sunday at rc6 I was feeling pretty good about things. And now we've had another week, and we had some more fallout from the low-level x86 entry code rewrites, and I just don't know.
So this may be the last RC, and it might not be. It will depend on whether anything more comes up next week, and how good I feel about things come next Sunday. A part of me is convinced that all the odd 32-bit compat issues etc fallout is finally fixed, but a part of me is still a bit leery.
But on the whole, things have been fairly good. It's a pretty small rc, with fairly normal statistics. 70% drivers (networking, ntb, xen, md, gpu), with the rest being mostly some architecture updates and some non-driver networking updates. The appended shortlog gives the usual details - most of it is really pretty small.
So a release next week is definitely still possible.