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Linus Torvalds Kicks Off Development of Linux Kernel 5.2, First RC Out Now

The two-week merge window is now closed and the first RC (Release Candidate) milestone has been released for public testing and early adoption to discover pesky bugs and other annoyances that might block the final release of the Linux 5.2 kernel series later this summer. Things looks normal for now and everything is on track for a calm release. Those interested in testing out the first Release Candidate of the Linux 5.2 kernel can download the source tarball right now from kernel.org or via our free software portal to compile it for their architectures and GNU/Linux distributions. However, please try to keep in mind that this is a pre-release version, so don’t install it on a production machine.