Linus Torvalds Releases a “Slightly Bigger Than Expected” Linux Kernel 4.5 RC3

It looks to us like the development cycle of the Linux kernel is pretty fast, and that’s a good thing for the GNU/Linux ecosystem. We get a new Release Candidate (RC) build every week, and a new kernel release gets approximately seven RCs before the final version gets out, which means that every three months or so we get a new branch.