The third release candidate of the Linux 3.5 kernel was made available on Saturday night.
Last week I asked What Are The Biggest Problems With Linux? and since then there have been more than 220 responses and tens of thousands of views regarding the biggest issues with Linux.
The driver developer responsible for the i.MX Image Processing Unit DRM driver has called for it to be ultimately pushed into the Linux kernel but first via the kernel's staging area.
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Patches on Sunday were published for the Linux kernel that provide PRAMFS, a persistent, non-volatile RAM-based file-system.
Prior to taking a week-long holiday where he will be mostly "MIA", Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.5-rc2 kernel.
While the Linux 3.5-rc1 kernel was tagged on Saturday, the announcement didn't come out until today. Regardless, the Linux 3.5-rc1 kernel is now available with lots of interesting changes.
The Btrfs pull request for the Linux 3.5 kernel went in on Friday, but it's not particularly exciting.
The pull request for the EXT4 file-system in the Linux 3.5 kernel and there's one prominent new feature.
A developer while working to create a Renesas SH Mobile DRM driver ended up writing a fairly thorough DRM kernel framework documentation for those looking to write these kernel GPU drivers.
Another DRM pull request for the Linux 3.5 kernel has been issued. This extra pull provides the DRM DMA-BUF PRIME mmap/vmap support.
This news item is coming a bit belated due to LinuxTag, but the DRM graphics driver pull went in last week for the Linux 3.5 kernel. The open-source kernel graphics driver changes this time around are absolutely huge, complete with three new KMS drivers.
The sound pull request for the Linux 3.5 kernel has went in this week. Aside from Linux now finally supporting Creative Sound Core3D sound cards, there's also some other interesting audio-related work for the kernel.
For the Linux 3.5 kernel there will be better touch/input device support.
The Linux 3.4 kernel was released to end out the weekend of Linus Torvalds' with this major kernel release highlighting several new Linux features.
Version 2 of the Rotary Interactivity Favor Scheduler (RIFS) was published on Friday. The RIFS scheduler for the Linux kernel is designed for driving a low-latency Linux desktop.
The final release of the Linux 3.4 kernel is about one week away, but until then there is the 3.4-rc7 kernel to take for a spin.
The DMA-BUF PRIME support in the popular open-source Linux graphics drivers is coming together for the Linux 3.5 kernel to allow for GPU offloaded rendering.
BCache for the Linux kernel is still being worked on and is now up to its thirteenth revision prior to being merged into the mainline Linux kernel. BCache provides write-through and write-back caching as a new block device.
The Btrfs file-system was again brought up at UDS for discussion surrounding the plans for this next-generation Linux file-system in Ubuntu 12.10.
Ubuntu 12.10, the Quantal Quetzel, is likely to ship with the Linux 3.5 kernel. However, the Ubuntu kernel team will reserve the option to ship with Linux 3.6 if time and interest allows.
Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.4-rc6 kernel on Sunday and signalled that the final release of the Linux 3.4 kernel is in sight.
While Btrfs, XFS, and EXT4 remain the far more popular choices when it comes to Linux file-systems, there still exists projects focused upon providing ZFS file-system support under Linux.
Hopefully you're not anxiously waiting for the Reiser4 file-system to appear for new Linux kernel releases...
A virtual Cirrus KMS driver has once again appeared for providing kernel mode-setting support for virtualized guests using QEMU.
The Linux 3.4-rc5 kernel was released on Sunday with an increased number of changes over its predecessor, which Linus Torvalds describes as annoying, but it shouldn't be "hugely scary" for those testing it out.
A kernel mode-setting (KMS) driver for new hardware has been published.
Linus Torvalds released the fourth release candidate of the Linux 3.4 kernel on Saturday afternoon. He believes the final Linux 3.4 kernel is still on track, but he's not too enthusiastic about the bombarding of new pull requests that seems to happen on Fridays.
There's already a number of changes building up when it comes to the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) sub-system for merging into the Linux 3.5 kernel.
Linus Torvalds announced the release of the Linux 3.4-rc3 kernel on Sunday evening.
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