1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

Linux 3.17-rc2 Release Celebrates 23 Years Of Linux

Linux Kernel

Published on 25 August 2014 07:15 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
Comment On This Article

Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.17-rc2 kernel this afternoon in marking this day 23 years ago is when he announced the project.

This morning we covered the 23 year birthday of Linux and now Torvalds decided to be sentimental and release the 3.17-rc2 version. Normally Torvalds releases the weekly RCs on Sundays, but due to LinuxCon Chicago last week he didn't do a release this past Sunday and decided to carry it out on the 25 August birthday.

Linux 3.17-rc2 Release Celebrates 23 Years Of Linux


Linus wrote:
So I deviated from my normal Sunday schedule partly because there wasn't much there (I blame the KS and LinuxCon), but partly due to sentimental reasons: Aug 25 is the anniversary of the original Linux announcement ("Hello everybody out there using minix"), so it's just a good day for release announcements.

Anyway, for being an rc2 it's pretty small, and I can always hope that things stay that way. It's about 60% drivers (drm, networking, hid, sound, PCI), with 15% filesystem updates (cifs, isofs, nfs), 10% architectures (mips, arm, some minor x86 stuff) and the rest is "misc" (kernel, networking, documentation).

All over the place, in other words, and nothing in particular stands out.

Please do give it a good testing,

Linus

For those not up to speed with the Linux 3.17 kernel, it includes many new features and we have already started delivering benchmarks and other tests from Linux 3.17 while many more articles are forthcoming on Phoronix.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. ASRock X99 Extreme3 Is An Affordable Choice For Linux Users
  2. A Walkthrough Of The New 32 System Open-Source Linux Benchmarking Test Farm
  3. Habey MITX-6771: Mini-ITX Board With Quad-Core J1900 Bay Trail
  4. OCZ Vector 150 SSD On Linux
Latest Linux Articles
  1. 2014 Year-End NVIDIA Linux Benchmark Comparison
  2. 2014 Catalyst Linux Graphics Benchmarks Year-In-Review
  3. 17-Way Linux Graphics Card Comparison With Civilization Beyond Earth
  4. AMD Kaveri: Open-Source Radeon Gallium3D vs. Catalyst 14.12 Omega Driver
Latest Linux News
  1. GNU Binutils 2.25 Released With Port To Andes NDS32
  2. Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays 2014
  3. OpenMW 0.34 Released With Many Changes
  4. Ruby 2.2 Released With A Better Garbage Collector
  5. Xonotic 0.8 Is Slowly Creeping Closer To Being Released
  6. NVIDIA Sends Out 11 Nouveau Patches For Christmas
  7. Kodi 14.0 Released For The Holidays - Formerly Known As XBMC
  8. Devuan Is Still Moving Along As A Debian Fork Without Systemd
  9. UEFI Secure Boot Tools Updated For v2.4
  10. Phoronix Test Suite 5.4.1 Released
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Why is it that Radeon cannot run good old (ancient) Doom 3 engine games?
  2. Aliens vs predator for Linux
  3. Debian init discussion in Phoenix Wright format
  4. FPS capped on Linux (AMD fglrx drivers)
  5. Speeding up systemd networking service
  6. Storm Engine 2 (Doom 3 BFG GPL fork) got entry on IndieDb
  7. Need some hand holding with upgrading xserver
  8. New build, first Linux PC, what could go wrong? ;)