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Linus Torvalds has done his usual Sunday development release to the Linux kernel.
29 March 2015 - Linux 4.0-rc6 - 7 Comments
Linux 4.0 should be officially released within the next few weeks. In anticipation of its April debut, here's a look at some of the big features for this next version of the Linux kernel.
29 March 2015 - Linux 4.0 - 11 Comments
Announced today on the Linux kernel mailing list was the Library Operating System (LibOS) for Linux.
24 March 2015 - LibOS - 20 Comments
The BPF In-Kernel Virtual Machine will likely see new functionality with the next Linux kernel release cycle, Linux 4.1.
23 March 2015 - BPF
Linus Torvalds released the weekly release candidate to the Linux 4.0 kernel last night.
23 March 2015 - Linux 4.0-rc5
The HDMI CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) framework for the Linux kernel has been revived after being stalled in development for quite some time.
21 March 2015 - HDMI CEC - 1 Comment
The fourth weekly release candidate to the Linux 4.0 kernel was just released for the newest round of Linux kernel testing.
15 March 2015 - Linux 4.0-rc4 - 5 Comments
Last year I wrote about a major performance breakthrough discovered for Intel's Linux graphics driver. That small but important patch for benefiting Intel Haswell graphics performance will be found with the upcoming Linux 4.0 kernel release.
12 March 2015 - Linux 4.0 Intel Graphics - 3 Comments
KDBUS didn't make it for Linux 4.0 but version four of the KDBUS patches were posted today for review, which gives out hope we could see this in-kernel IPC interface based on D-Bus merged for Linux 4.1.
9 March 2015 - KDBUS v4 - 17 Comments
Linus Torvalds put out the Linux 4.0-rc3 release a short time ago as an "entirely normal" update for this stage of the kernel's release process of Linux 4.0.
8 March 2015 - Linux 4.0 Kernel - 1 Comment
A brand new networking stack is seeking to be merged into the mainline Linux kernel that's been under development for the past few years. Hello, Linux XIA.
5 March 2015 - Linux XIA - 7 Comments
David Airlie has started pulling in fresh Git code into DRM-Next for merging eventually with the Linux 4.1 kernel.
5 March 2015 - Atomic Mode-Setting
Linus Torvalds released the Linux 4.0-rc2 kernel this morning rather than on Sunday night due to having a i915 DRM graphics issue with one of his Apple Mac Mini computers. Aside from fixing up one of Torvalds' old systems, the Linux 4.0-rc2 kernel is a relatively mundane release.
3 March 2015 - Linux 4.0-rc2
BPF continues marching forward as a universal, in-kernel virtual machine for the Linux kernel. The Berkeley Packet Filter was originally designed for network packet filtering but has since been extended as eBPF to support other non-network subsystems via the bpf syscall. Here's some more details on this in-kernel virtual machine.
3 March 2015 - BPF Virtual Machine
While the first release candidate of the Linux 4.0 kernel is barely one week old, Intel's open-source graphics driver development team already has changes queued up for the next kernel cycle, Linux 4.1
28 February 2015 - Linux 4.1 Intel DRM - 2 Comments
On top of the features mentioned in yesterday's article about features you won't find in the Linux 4.0 kernel like KDBUS and Tux3, there's also the Raspberry Pi VC4 DRM driver that has yet to be mainlined.
24 February 2015 - VC4 Linux 4.0 - 3 Comments
With last night's release of the Linux 4.0-rc1 kernel, Linus Torvalds changed the kernel codename from "Diseased Newt" to "Hurr durr I'ma sheep." While the codename may seem a bit odd, the Linux kernel codenames are generally quite awkward.
23 February 2015 - Hurr durr I'ma sheep - 14 Comments
While Linux 4.0 is the next major kernel release and it does present a new lot of new functionality, there's still a number of high profile features not mainlined.
23 February 2015 - Linux 4.0 Missing Features - 12 Comments
Linus Torvalds has decided to go ahead and rename the Linux 3.20 kernel to Linux 4.0 per his polling last week. Torvalds released Linux 4.0-rc1 on Sunday night and this release comes with many significant updates.
22 February 2015 - Linux 4.0-rc1 - 12 Comments
The nfsd changes for the Linux 4.0/3.20 kernel provide pNFS block server support.
22 February 2015 - pNFS - 8 Comments
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