News briefs for March 4, 2019.
5.0 is out. Linus writes, "We have more than a handful
of real fixes in the last week, but not enough to make me go "Hmm,
things are really unstable". In fact, at least two thirds of the
patches are marked as being fixes for previous releases, so it's not
like 5.0 itself looks bad." The merge window for 5.1 is now open.