Linus Torvalds announced yesterday, July 7th, that the sixth Release Candidate of the upcoming Linux 3.5 kernel is now available for download and testing.
Linux kernel 3.5 RC6 brings some Btrfs improvements, ARM updates, as well as various networking and driver changes.
“That said, it's also summer (our Australian co-developers may disagree, but they are in the minority), and with that I also wanted to talk about the next merge window. Because I suspect that especially a lot of the European developers have either taken off for vacation or are getting ready to do so.”
“August tends to be off-season for a lot of people. I'm hoping summer plans not a huge part of the slowing down of the rc patches, but I do suspect that the next merge window will almost inevitably be completely overshadowed for some developers by their vacation,” said Linus Torvalds in the email announcement.
Download Linux kernel 3.5 RC6 right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is a development release and it is intended for testing purposes only.