Linux Kernel 5.10 is out!

Whoop whoop! Kernel 5.10 was released yesterday. This is an LTS one, supported up to 2026 or so, and is a big deal. This is what the more long term distros (like the upcoming Debian 11) are likely to stick with, similar to what they’ve been doing so far.

Upgrading to it on a Raspberry Pi, if you are feeling adventurous, is straight-forward. Official steps are in this forum post and involves a single command.

Update: The default branch is now 5.10. So no need for the BRANCH=next any more.