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  • Linux 2.6.25-rc9 Kernel Released

    Phoronix: Linux 2.6.25-rc9 Kernel Released

    Most thought the Linux 2.6.25-rc8 kernel would be the last testing release before this new Linux kernel goes gold, but in fact -rc9 was released this afternoon. The Linux 2.6.25-rc9 kernel is quite a small update and consists mostly of Motorola m68k updates, network driver updates, and XFS file-system patches...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NjQyNA

  • #2
    I dislike 2.6.25 for the gpl-only interface for usb. Of course hw vendors could open the drivers but I highly doubt that. For wlan you can at least use ndiswrapper (Linus does not even like that much it seem - but I do). Some others will most likely never been supported again - because of outdated hardware which nobody wants to additional money for Linux support. So buy new hardware in that case...

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    • #3
      i dont see why the some interfaces shouldnt be gplonly.. after all, if some driver wishes the more advanced, internal api, well, then they are a derived work, and that makes them gpl. If they wanna be non-gpl, they can stay with standard interface.

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      • #4
        I wonder when the kernel developers are going to try to strong arm motherboard manufacturers into using a openbios implementation now or cut support for devices that require proprietary firmware (ie soundcards, nics, tvcards, etc etc).

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        • #5
          When is REISER4 going to be added to the mainstream kernel.

          ONE IS TIRED OF THE IDIOTS EXCUSES FOR NOT ADDING REISER4 TO THE KERNEL.

          ALL OF THEIR EXCUSES SUCK.

          REISER4 HOWTOS.

          Some Amazing Filesystem Benchmarks. Which Filesystem is Best?
          http://linuxhelp.150m.com/resources/fs-benchmarks.htm

          Compiling yourself a 2.6.23 Kernel (with Reiser4 support). (2.6.24 Kernel Patch)
          http://linuxhelp.150m.com/installs/compile-kernel.htm

          Installing your favorite Linux Distro on Reiser4.
          http://linuxhelp.150m.com/installs/i...on-reiser4.htm

          Installing GRUB on a Reiser4 Partition.
          http://linuxhelp.150m.com/installs/grub-reiser4.htm

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Jade View Post
            When is REISER4 going to be added to the mainstream kernel.

            ONE IS TIRED OF THE IDIOTS EXCUSES FOR NOT ADDING REISER4 TO THE KERNEL.

            ALL OF THEIR EXCUSES SUCK.

            REISER4 HOWTOS.

            Some Amazing Filesystem Benchmarks. Which Filesystem is Best?
            http://linuxhelp.150m.com/resources/fs-benchmarks.htm

            Compiling yourself a 2.6.23 Kernel (with Reiser4 support). (2.6.24 Kernel Patch)
            http://linuxhelp.150m.com/installs/compile-kernel.htm

            Installing your favorite Linux Distro on Reiser4.
            http://linuxhelp.150m.com/installs/i...on-reiser4.htm

            Installing GRUB on a Reiser4 Partition.
            http://linuxhelp.150m.com/installs/grub-reiser4.htm
            Simple answer..... probably never. Whether guilty or not, the inclusion of code from somebody that is / has / will be been tried for murder would have a serious PR backlash. Linus doesn't need linux become known as the OS "developed in co-operation with suspected murders and approved by anti-semantic A**holes". MS and media would have a field day.
            Last edited by deanjo; 04-14-2008, 01:04 AM.

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