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Improving Linux DRM For Embedded Systems

A set of Direct Rendering Manager patches have appeared to ease the development of targeting DRM drivers for embedded systems. There's also two new DRM drivers using this SDRM layer.

13 April 2012 - SDRM - 1 Comment
Linux 2.4 Kernel Is Done

Development on the Linux 2.4 kernel is now officially over with no more maintenance releases being expected.

9 April 2012 - All Over - 4 Comments
Linux 3.4 Kernel Has x32 ABI Support

The pull happened last week prior to the Linux 3.4-rc1 release, but one of the other interesting changes in the Linux 3.4 kernel that hasn't been talked about much is the x32 support.

5 April 2012 - It's In There - 37 Comments
A New BFS "Smoking" Scheduler For Linux 3.3

Con Kolivas announced this weekend the release of an updated BFS scheduler for the recently-released Linux 3.3 kernel. The new BFS scheduler is at version 0.420 and is codenamed "Smoking", with "a fairly large architectural change" since earlier versions of this out-of-tree kernel scheduler.

25 March 2012 - Brain Fuck - Add A Comment
The Main DRM Pull Hits The Linux 3.4 Kernel

The main DRM graphics pull landed this afternoon for the Linux 3.4 kernel. David Airlie of Red Hat sent in the main DRM pull, which was followed-up by the Radeon HD 7000 / Trinity pull and then an unexpected Nouveau Kepler / de-staging pull. All of the code made it into the kernel, though Linus is complaining about some GCC warnings.

22 March 2012 - Ch-Ch-Changes - 5 Comments
Samsung Has G2D Driver, Virtual Display For Linux 3.4

Besides the DRM work already piling up for Linux 3.4, there's more. The Samsung developers responsible for the Exynos graphics driver have sent in their "-next" pull request, which brings several new features, including the basis of 2D acceleration for this open-source ARM graphics driver. There's also a virtual display driver that could be used for handling wireless displays.

13 March 2012 - Exynos - 11 Comments
Silicon Motion Has Open-Source Driver, But Fails

For those that don't closely follow the various development lists, at the end of February a Silicon Motion developer came to the DRI list announcing he had "a kernel driver for all our graphics chips" that he was looking to mainline. It sounds nice, but in the end it's a let-down and the most you'll probably get out of it is a few laughs.

13 March 2012 - Funnies - 20 Comments
Top Features Of The Linux 3.3 Kernel

With the final release of the Linux 3.3 kernel expected to happen in in a matter of days, here's a recap of some of the most prominent Linux 3.3 kernel features that were introduced this cycle.

12 March 2012 - Coming Soon - 4 Comments
DRM Work Piling Up For The Linux 3.4 Kernel

While it looks like there's still another week before the Linux 3.3 kernel will be released and thus marking the merge window for the Linux 3.4 kernel opening, here's some of the DRM graphics changes you can expect to see merged.

11 March 2012 - DRM Changes - 6 Comments
The Linux 3.3 Kernel Is Not Yet Ready

While last week it looked like the final release of the Linux 3.3 kernel was imminent, this didn't end up exactly being the case. Due to an up-tick in patches being merged this week, Linus Torvalds decided to go ahead and tag Linux 3.3-rc7 on Saturday afternoon.

10 March 2012 - Linux 3.3-rc7 - Add A Comment
Linux 3.4 Kernel Will Support Intel Medfield Graphics

The merge window for the Linux 3.4 kernel will open up this month assuming the latest Linux 3.3 release plans work out. One of the features to look forward to out of Linux 3.4 will be the DRM driver support for Intel Medfield graphics.

9 March 2012 - Finally - Add A Comment
Linux 3.4 Kernel Will Gain More Android Patches

Towards the end of last year a new effort was initiated to mainline more of the Android changes inside the Linux kernel. Work has been progressing on that front and with the Linux 3.4 kernel more of these changes will land.

8 March 2012 - Linux 3.4 Kernel - 2 Comments
Linux 2.6.32 Kernel Is Nearing An End

On Sunday marked the release of the 58th point release for the Linux 2.6.32 kernel by Greg Kroah-Hartman. The Linux 2.6.32.58 kernel now marks the passing of this kernel series into its extended-long-term maintenance window.

5 March 2012 - Long Term - 3 Comments
Linux 3.3-rc6: The Final Might Be One Week Away

The Linux 3.3 kernel release might be imminent. In releasing the Linux 3.3-rc6 kernel, which Linus says is just made up of small fixes and clean-ups, he says this could be the last release candidate.

4 March 2012 - Linux 3.3 Kernel - 1 Comment
There Might Be A New Linux DRM Driver

An interesting mailing list question was posed yesterday to DRM developers, which raises the question there might be a new Linux DRM kernel driver being hacked.

3 March 2012 - Linux KMS - 2 Comments

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