Previously, Linus Torvalds had been Linux 5.5-rc7 releaseThe statement said he could eventually release a stable version of 5.5 next week. Currently, the stable version of Linux 5.5 has been released as planned.
Torvalds inAnnouncement Although this week's patches have increased and there are concerns that Linux 5.5 cycles may be extended due to downtime around Christmas and new year's holidays, it chose to release the 5.5 kernel on time instead of selecting additional release candidates, according to the.
Linux 5.5 has brought many changes, including: support for raspberry PI 4, amd Navi GPU overclocking, support for new and upcoming Intel platforms, enabling 5-level paging by default, nvme driver temperature driver more convenient and better than current user space utility, support for chromebook voice wake-up, Kunit for in core unit testing And so on.
This also means that the Linux 5.6 merge window will open immediately after. Linux 5.6 will look like a compelling version, with changes including adding WireGuard, original USB 4 support, network improvements, many new hardware features and more. Linux 5.6 should be released in April, but this is too close for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, so the upcoming version of Ubuntu Linux is almost certainly based on the 5.5 kernel.