Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.7 RC6, Things Are Getting Bigger

We were expecting to see Linux kernel 4.7 RC6 land on Sunday, July 3, but it didn’t happen. Instead, Linus Torvalds decided to release it one day later, with a quite brief summary where he informs us that things have gotten a little bigger this time, and, hopefully it won’t happen again next week for the final Release Candidate build. The fact that this Release Candidate build is a slightly bigger than the previous ones is because it suddenly received merges from most of the subsystems, including networking, GPU changes, as well as the usual device driver updates. According to Linus Torvalds, the networking changes are the most obvious part.