Kernel 4.1 has been released, with not many changes from -rc8…
Brief details are here: http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1506.2/04143.html
$ uname -a Linux rglinux-i7 4.1.0 #1 SMP Sun Jun 21 23:00:39 PDT 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
As expected, the latest VMware (11.1.2) and NVIDIA (352.21) compile and load/run OK, without the need for any patches..
Robert Gadsdon. June 21, 2015.