During the new corona virus outbreak, Linus Torvalds announced the release of Linux Kernel 5.6-rc7, the seventh weekly candidate version of Linux 5.6. As a minor update, rc7 did not make a big difference. Linus Torvalds commented in the announcement that while Linux 5.6-rc7 may have gone through a strange period, the development of the Linux 5.6 kernel looks normal.
“The world around us may be going through strange times, but so far core development seems normal. As usual, Linux Kernet 5.6-rc7 updates are focused on drivers, including gpu, mmc, staging, iio, usb, audio, vfrom vm stors, and some turbo updates/documents/tools (primarily stats) and more. “
“There’s nothing that really stands out, they’re all very small,” says Torvalds. I’m going to be optimistic and say it’s because we can release the virus normally calmly, but obviously this may be partly because everyone is distracted by the virus. But in terms of the kernel, I haven’t seen anything worrying. “
Linus Torvalds has also recently commented on the way she works from home during a coronavirus ban.