back to article Linux 5.14 had plenty of commits, work has gone smoothly – and it should debut next week

Version 5.14 of the Linux kernel seems set to debut next week, after a very calm development process. Linus Torvalds kicked things off for version 5.14 on July 11 when he announced rc1, and wrote, "I don't think there are any huge surprises in here, and size-wise this seems to be a pretty regular release too." By the time rc2 …

  1. Ian Johnston Silver badge

    I cannot tell you how much I love the term "emperor penguin" in this context.

    1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

      I want a whole org-chart of sea bird related ranks.

      From Grand Puffin to assistant deputy guillimot

  2. imanidiot Silver badge
    Paris Hilton

    "It's a classic case of 'Doctor, doctor, it hurts when I hit myself in the head with an ice pick,'" he wrote."

    Has that ever been a problem??

    1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

      For runners-up in the politburo promotion race - yes

      1. Uncle Slacky Silver badge

        It can make your ears burn, I hear.

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Mushroom

          JJ Burnell was absolutely correct

          1. jake Silver badge

            Hugh Cornwell, Shirley.

            Don't mind my bitching, I'm just burning up time. Perhaps something better change ...

  3. HildyJ Silver badge
    Thumb Up

    "Don't do it again"

    How much better off would the world be if everyone took this to heart. Not just in Linux, or in IT, but in everything.

    1. jake Silver badge

      Re: "Don't do it again"

      Good idea!

      ::mental note: No more stabbing myself in the head with an icepick.::

  4. gregzeng

    Rc1, rc2, rc3, rc4, rc5 ... shows the progress of a well designed factory. Then add them suggested 200+ extra engineers, and finally we can add Microsoft's NTFS to the Linux kernel. No need for the two other versions of fake NTFS versions.

  5. Kev99

    Why are there so many commits, changes and tweaks to an OS that just works? Are they really needed or did someone decide having chartreuse fonts on the home page was better than puce?

    1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

      It's all a conspiracy to make you not buy new versions

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Joke

        They get kickbacks from the coal industry

        All these new kernel versions need to be compiled, which takes a lot of electricity. Most of that electricity comes from coal, so new kernels are good for the coal industry.

        Me, I don't want anything to do with this dirty, coal-powered neckbeard-os.

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Mushroom

          Re: They get kickbacks from the coal industry

          I do, can't rely on either the neckbeard or new-fangled renewable energy failures to keep warm.

    2. LionelB Bronze badge

      To make it just work better?

    3. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Because it is a jewel that is being polished rather than a turd.

    4. jake Silver badge

      I'll stop contributing to the kernel ...

      ... when they stop introducing new hardware, and tweaks to the old.

  6. Paul Johnston
    Joke

    Oh dear

    No more heroes in the Linux world!

    1. jake Silver badge

      Re: Oh dear

      There never were.

      The few who think they are are universally hated

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