Linus Torvalds has announced Linux 5.0 is on its way. But don’t get too worked up about it. Torvalds isn’t.
In his Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML) post, Torvalds wrote, “The numbering change is not indicative of anything special. If you want to have an official reason, it’s that I ran out of fingers and toes to count on, so 4.21 became 5.0.”
Surely, there’s more to it than that. Right? Nope.
Torvalds went on, “Go wild. Make up your own reason for why it’s 5.0.”