Linux 5.2-rc1 now available, preparing for mid-July release

Linux 5.2-rc1

On May 5, the launch official Linux kernel v5.1. The stable version of the last big release, which has already received three maintenance updates, introduced interesting new features, such as support for the Live Patch or the ability to use persistent memory as RAM in addition to physical RAM, but the father of Linux does not rest and we already have available Linux 5.2-rc1, the first Release Candidate of a version that will also include some new features.

At its weekly mail, Linus Torvalds says that everything seems very normal and that most, two-thirds of the patch is drivers. This means that, for those of us experiencing incompatibility, Linux 5.2 could end our nightmare when it is officially released. The rest of the changes, the third part, is divided between architecture updates, modifications, documentation and updates to vfs and file systems.

Linux 5.2 will be released in mid-July

Whoever wants to try the new version can do so by downloading your files and doing the manual installation. It is not recommended on work devices, since we are talking about software that has not yet received the "stable" label. Personally, I would not recommend it unless you are a developer or are experiencing a bug that prevents us from working normally.

Linux 5.2 will officially arrive in mid-July, still with the date to be confirmed. If all goes as expected and smoothly, the designated date could be July 7, but the launch could be delayed a week if they encounter issues that need to be fixed.

Among other novelties, Linux 5.2 will activate by default the Live Patch option. This it could be a bad deal for devices with limited resources, so its installation is not recommended if our computer does not have a good processor and RAM.

 


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  1.   UserLinux said

    Excellent

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