Yeah, lucky us. A month after he started his break from the Linux kernel development, he’s back in action. So kernel 4.19 (let’s call it the SJW kernel) happened without him but 4.20 (the sensible kernel) will be developed under his leadership.
\o/ Awesome! \o/
So the non-binary SJWs had their month in the sun, now it’s time for real people to get back to work and with combined forecs push the awesomeness, generally known as GNU/Linux, back on track and onwards!
Slashdot doesn’t know anything either:
At Open Source Summit Europe in Edinburgh, Scotland, Linus Torvalds is meeting with Linux’s top 40 or so developers at the Maintainers’ Summit. This is his first step back in taking over Linux’s reins. From a report: A little over a month ago, Torvalds has stepped back from running the Linux development community. Then, in a note to the Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML), Torvalds has said, “I need to change some of my behavior, and I want to apologize to the people that my personal behavior hurt and possibly drove away from kernel development entirely.” To do, this he took time off “to change some of my behavior, and I want to apologize to the people that my personal behavior hurt and possibly drove away from kernel development entirely. I am going to take time off and get some assistance on how to understand people’s emotions and respond appropriately.” That time is over. Torvalds is back.
Whether he’ll be a kinder and gentler Torvalds remains to be seen. In the Linux 4.19 announcement, Greg Kroah-Hartman, Linux’s temporary leader and maintainer of the stable branch, wrote: “Linus, I’m handing the kernel tree back to you. You can have the joy of dealing with the merge window :)”
Asking me I don’t give a wet fart about a nicer, softer, more cuddly Linus; as long as the code keeps on rolling out of the kernel project I’ll remain a happy little Linux user.