Kernel 3.12 is out, and the same comments apply as for the later -rc versions..
VMware 10.0.1 compiles and runs OK, and NVIDIA 331.17 – with the patch mentioned in previous articles – works.
Details of changes are here: http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/1589267
As you will see, this post includes some interesting comments on future kernel releases, and a possible plan for 4.0 in around a years time.
The proposal is to make 4.0 itself a purely ‘bug fix’ release from 3.19, and I think that may be a good idea, as long as the merge window for 4.0.1 is opened well before 4.0 is released. ‘New’ device functionality can go straight into 4.0.1, and 4.0 (with a bit of ‘persuasion’) can be promoted as a bug fix bonanza, of sorts.. Of course, this is all open to the usual discussions, and may never happen!
Robert Gadsdon. November 4, 2013.