On October 27, Linus Torvalds has announced that the seventh Release Candidate of the upcoming Linux kernel 3.12 is available for download and testing.Linux kernel 3.12 RC7 comes with lots of networking (both core and driver) patches, updated drivers (GPU, media, SCSI, thermal, HID), as well as various smaller architecture updates (s390, parisc, x86).
"The KS week is over, and thus the seventh - and likely the last - rc for 3.12 is out, and I'm back on the normal Sunday schedule."
"Nothing looks particularly shocking, though, so we're still on track for 3.12. Which does mean, that with me having more travel coming up, the 3.13 merge window will likely end up being a bit messed up," said Linus Torvalds in the official release announcement.
Download Linux kernel 3.12 RC7 right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is a development version and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended for testing purposes only.