The Linux 2.6.26 kernel
was released just hours ago, but it's now time to look forward to the next update due out later this year, the Linux 2.6.27 kernel. As a prerequisite to kernel-based mode-setting
memory managers entering the mainline Linux kernel, David Airlie
has reorganized the DRM (Direct Rendering Manager) source-code tree to present in a much cleaner hierarchy.
As described by David in his mailing list message
, "This contains a moving around of a lot of the DRM into a more Linux like tree and makes it a lot nicer going forward for merging new features." Rather than having a lot of different source files in very few directories, these files have been reorganized and so that the driver-specific code each has its own sub-directory. This is a simple but much-needed change.