After the Linux kernel 4.16 was released, Linus Torvalds said the next kernel will be version 5.0. Or maybe not, because the version number is meaningless. On Thursday, Torvalds released the news about the first candidate version of 4.17. He warned that it was not a particularly large version and questioned which version number was more valued in the final version.
Linus Torvalds said that the 5.0 version of the Linux kernel will be available someday, "and it should be meaningless, and you have been warned." ”
This is not to say that the 5.0 version of the Linux kernel has nothing in it. With the old architecture and other parts being organized, the 4.17 RC1 kernel has now become the first kernel in the history of Linux to remove code that is larger than the number of added code, version 5.0 Linux. The same may be true of the kernel.