We're almost nearing an end to the Linux 2.6.26 kernel development with now six release candidates, but Linus Torvalds notes in his mailing list announcement
that there are still more changes late in the game than what he'd ideally like to see. Between Linux 2.6.26-rc5
and Linux 2.6.26-rc6 have been 350 commits. As usual, most of the changes have taken place within the driver and architecture sections of the Linux kernel.
While it will still be a few weeks before the Linux 2.6.26 kernel is out the door, once the commit window for Linux 2.6.27 opens up there is a lot to get excited about -- especially kernel-based mode-setting
. Also of benefit to driver developers in Linux 2.6.27 will be the inclusion of MMioTrace.