Linux Kernel 3.13 Release Candidate 4 Announced!

Linus Torvalds has announced on December 15, the fourth Release Candidate of the upcoming Linux kernel 3.13 which is now available for downloading and testing.

Below is the official announcement from Linus Torvalds:

“So I delayed this a couple of days to get back to my normal Sunday
release schedule, but I’m not entirely happy with the result. Things
aren’t calming down the way they should be, and -rc4 is bigger than
previous rc’s. And I don’t think I can just blame the two extra days.

Anyway, what that means from a practical standpoint is that I’m going
to be *very* grumpy at anybody who sends me unnecessary crap. If it’s
not regression or marked for stable, then just don’t send it to me.
Because you *will* be called names if you can’t follow those simple
rules. Comprende?

Anyway, the bulk of changes for rc4 is drivers (notably networking and
gpu, but there’s usb, input and media driver updates too). Aside from
that, there are the usual arch updates (mainly ARM) and the slightly
less usual selinux updates. And generic networking, with some random
stuff thrown in for good measure. The shortlog isn’t very short, but
it’s appended for your reading pleasure.

We’re obviously heading for the holiday season, and I’m really hoping
that will help calm things down too for the rest of the release