With the release of the Linux 3.5 kernel
expected in just a few days
, here's some of the most exciting features to look forward to.
Among the many features are:
- Radeon graphics performance improvements
on the open-source driver.
- Many Intel graphics driver changes
, including the Haswell and Valley View work for their upcoming hardware.
- DMA-BUF work coming together
- The ASpeed KMS driver
- The Matrox KMS driver
- Cirrus QEMU KMS driver
- Radeon HD 6000 series HDMI audio support
- Various other DRM/KMS graphics-related changes
Aside from graphics, there is:
- Creative Sound Core3D support
, which is the latest-generation Creative audio processors succeeding the Sound Blaster X-Fi hardware.
- Xonar DGX support
and other audio-related enhancements.
- Many kernel input support improvements
- ARM improvements
- CRC32 meta-data support for EXT4 file-systems
- ACPI updates
- Minor Btrfs improvements
- CoDel packet scheduler
Expect the Linux 3.5 kernel to be officially released this week or next.