Linux 4.8 gets rc8
Chill, penguin-fanciers: Linux lord Linus Torvalds is sitting on the egg that is Linux 4.8 for another week.
As Torvalds indicated last week, this version of the kernel still needs work and therefore earned itself an eighth release candidate.
He's pretty sure 4.8 will hatch next week, writing that "I didn't get the feeling that there was no point in doing one final rc".
"I expect the final 4.8 release next weekend, unless something really unexpected comes up."
Torvalds says the version 4.8 to-do list contains "mostly drivers, with some arch and crypto, and small MM and filesystem fixes. And a smattering of networking." ®