The kernel column with Jon Masters
Linus Torvalds announced the first few release candidate (RC) kernels for what will become Linux 4.5. In his announcement,
he noted that 4.5 was shaping up to be “a fairly normal release – neither unusually big or unusually small”. One element he specified in the 4.5-rc1 announcement was the tremendous work done over the past five years by the 32-bit ARM Linux community towards “multi-platform” kernel support that has culminated in 4.5. Linus giving the ARM community praise is a far cry from his outbursts just a few years ago about the state of platform support.