Linus Torvalds announced yesterday, October 14th, the immediate availability for download of the first released candidate for the Linux 3.7 kernel series. Linux kernel 3.7 RC1 comes with a lot of new features, according to Linus Torvalds. Among the listed changes, we find that now the "uapi" includes file cleanups.
"The idea is that the stuff exported to user space should now be found under include/uapi and arch/$(ARCH)/include/uapi. Let's hope it actually works. Because otherwise this was just a totally pointless pain in the [expletive]. And regardless, I'm definitely done with these kinds of 'let's do massive cleanup of the include files' forever," said Linus Torvalds.
Changes include full support for arm64 architecture, ARM multiplatform code, and ARM virtualization and Xen support.
Linux Torvalds has praised ARM a while back for becoming an upstanding member of the community, but he is still pressing the developers into more work, by teasing them.