While many were hoping that Linux 4.10 would be released today, instead it's been pushed back to next Sunday.
Inki Dae has submitted the Exynos DRM driver changes to DRM-Next as material for the upcoming Linux 4.11 cycle.
Freedreno founder Rob Clark has sent in the MSM DRM driver changes to DRM-Next for Linux 4.11. Separately, Qualcomm's Code Aurora is prepping more contributions for this open-source Qualcomm Adreno driver for Linux.
The Linux 4.10 kernel is getting close to release with this Sunday's release of Linux 4.10-rc7.
The drm-misc-next tree is done with new feature material for the Linux 4.11 kernel cycle as the work is now being queued in DRM-next for this next kernel version.
Coincidentally on the same day as Microsoft announcing the Git Virtual File-System, upstream Git developers have announced their first release candidate of the upcoming Git 2.12 milestone.
Linus Torvalds has released the sixth weekly test release of the forthcoming Linux 4.10 kernel.
If you are looking for some experimental fun this weekend, the Linux kernel can be linked with LLVM's LLD linker.
The ZTE DRM driver is set to receive new features for Linux 4.11 after this Direct Rendering Manager driver was added to the Linux 4.10 kernel.
Linus Torvalds has released the Linux 4.10 RC5 kernel.
It was widely expected that Linux 4.9 would be a "LTS" (Long Term Support) kernel release while now it's been made official.
The fourth weekly test release of the Linux 4.10 kernel is now available.
Jerome Glisse published his sixteenth version of the patches for implementing Heterogeneous Memory Management within the Linux kernel.
Linux 4.10-rc3 is now available as the latest weekly update to the Linux 4.10 kernel.
Jason Donenfeld who has been working on the WireGuard secure network tunnel for Linux has also been working on another security enhancement: adding the SipHash PRF to the Linux kernel.
Jerome Glisse of Red Hat has published his first set of Heterogeneous Memory Management (HMM) revisions for 2017.
The discussion has come up before about supporting Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) drivers in user-space rather than having to be tied within the Linux kernel while that outlook was reignited today with a new patch series wiring in said support.
Linus Torvalds has issued the second test release of the in-development Linux 4.10 kernel. Linux 4.10-rc2 marks the first kernel release of 2017.
Going from the Linux 4.5 kernel merge window that was open in last January to the Linux 4.10 merge window that closed this past Christmas, here is a look back at the prominent features added to the kernel in 2016.
Back in June we reported on WireGuard as a next-generation secure network tunnel for the Linux kernel. We haven't heard much on WireGuard in recent months, but this New Year's morning we received a message from their lead developer with a status update.
This New Year's Eve I finished up some benchmarks of the Linux 4.5 through Linux 4.10 Git kernels on a powerful Core i7 6800K "Broadwell-E" system. I found some improvements with 4.10 Git, but there are also some evident regressions.
There are just a few more interesting recaps to share before 2016 draws to an end. I figured some of you may be curious about the most-viewed kernel news stories on Phoronix this calendar year.
What you will not find as part of the list of new Linux 4.10 kernel features is BUS1, the successor to the un-merged KDBUS initiative and a new approach for in-kernel IPC. While it didn't land in 2016 to the mainline kernel, it's making progress.
While Linux 4.10-rc1 was only released yesterday and there will be about two months before it rolls around to the Linux 4.11 merge window, Intel OTC already has new code ready for testing.
Hitting the end of the year as well as yesterday's Linux 4.10-rc1 kernel marking the end of the merge window, here is a look at some kernel development statistics.
The merge window is over and the first release candidate to Linux 4.10 is now available for testing.
For users of the Network File System, there are more NFS client updates coming in the Linux 4.10 kernel.
While the DRM feature updates for Linux 4.10 were already sent in and integrate the AMDGPU improvements for the next kernel release, a fixes pull request sent in now gives more hope for GCN 1.0 "Southern Islands" users wanting to run AMDGPU.
Takashi Iwai submitted all of the sound driver updates on Wednesday for the Linux 4.10 kernel. Intel Skylake audio continues to be refined but there is also a lot of other hardware driver work.
The PCI subsystem updates for the Linux 4.10 merge window were sent in a few days ago.
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