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Torvalds: Linux devs may 'cry into our lonely beers' at Christmas

Kernel 3.13 rc5 lands in time for festive footling

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Linus Torvalds has let release candidate five for version 3.13 of the Linux kernel into the wild for some festive footling.

The Linux Lord let the new release candidate loose in this post that declares “Nothing really exciting stands out” which is “just how I want it.”

“It's the 'how did that ever even pass cursory testing' bugs that make me upset,” he continues, “and if those existed, people were appropriately ashamed and quiet about them ;)”.

The post also outlines his plan for at least three more release candidates in the 3.13 development process, suggesting that “LCA” (probably a reference to January 6th's Linux.conf.au in Perth, Australia) will keep Torvalds on the road for a while and slow development.

Torvalds also offers Christmas greetings in his own unique tone, to wit:

Ho ho ho, Christmas is almost upon us, and -rc5 is the last rc before most of us gorge ourselves into insensibility. Or cry into our lonely beers. Or go out for Chinese food. Or whatever you happen to do.

Some Linux developers spend Christmas crying into lonely beers? We'd never have guessed. ®

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