For those of you not out celebrating the Independence Day / 4th of July in America, there is a new release candidate for the Linux 2.6.31 kernel
that is now ready for testing. In this second release candidate there is a new DRM pull
bringing various fixes and improvements, including Intel DisplayPort support
for hardware with such new connectors.
Beyond updates to the kernel side of the Linux graphics stack, Linux 2.6.31-rc2 brings performance counters to new architectures, large architecture updates for MIPS and PowerPC, a large intel-iommu merge, and various other changes. This update is a bit larger than Linus would normally like, but it's now out there for testing.
The Linux 2.6.31-rc2 kernel release announcement can be read at LKML.org