On April 21, Linus Torvalds announced that the eighth and last Release Candidate of the upcoming Linux 3.9 kernel was made available for download and testing.
The final release of Linux kernel 3.9 was supposed to be released this past weekend, but because some issues remained unresolved, Linus Torvalds decided to release yet another RC release, which brings networking fixes, arch fixes (including X86, ARM, SPARC and PowerPC), as well as various improvements and some cleanup.
"Yes, I was really hoping (and originally planning) to release 3.9 final this weekend, but we had enough issues that I just didn't feel comfy about it."
"It was borderline, and none of the issues were huge, and maybe I could have called this just 3.9 and opened the merge window, but hey, another week won't hurt," Linus Torvalds said in the official announcement.
Download Linux kernel 3.9 RC8 right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is a development release and it is intended for testing purposes only.