While we don't yet know whether the next kernel version is Linux 3.20 or Linux 4.0, what we do know is that this next Linux kernel revision will contain a lot of exciting updates.
Linus Torvalds is still deciding when to bump the kernel version to Linux 4.0.
F2FS remains a very promising open-source file-system for targeting flash-based storage on Linux, though for Linux 3.20 the changes aren't too exciting.
Trusted Platform Module 2.0 (TPM 2.0) is to be supported by the Linux 3.20 kernel.
Rafael Wysocki sent in another hearty ACPI+PM pull request for the next revision to the Linux kernel.
OverlayFS was added to the Linux 3.18 kernel and for Linux 3.19 this file-system popular to live Linux distributions gained multi-layer support. For Linux 3.20 this file-system is now having support for multiple read-only layers.
Back in 2012 there was a call for deprecating FBDEV within the Linux kernel considering that DRM and V4L2 drivers are much better options. Sadly there hasn't been any formal deprecation of FBDEV in the mainline kernel yet, but its still receiving a few changes each kernel cycle.
The XFS changes targeting the Linux 3.20 kernel have been published, but this time around the file-system work isn't particularly exciting.
Mauro Carvalho Chehab sent in the media driver updates for the Linux 3.20 kernel on Monday. There's new drivers as well as improvements to existing drivers, along with removing some old drivers.
The newest early pull request to the Linux 3.20 kernel are the HID features for this next kernel cycle.
It looks like the infrastructure to facilitate live kernel patching will be added to the Linux 3.20 kernel, the result of collaboration for SUSE's kGraft and Red Hat's Kpatch.
As usual, Ingo Molnar is in early with his changes for the various subsystems he maintains for the next kernel cycle. With Linux 3.19 being released last night, this morning are many pull requests from Ingo for Linux 3.20.
The Linux 3.19 kernel is now officially available.
If all goes according to plan the Linux 3.19 kernel will be released by the end of today.
The seventh and likely last release candidate to the Linux 3.19 kernel is now available.
Going along with many DRM graphics driver improvements for Linux 3.20 is the seemingly never-ending work on atomic mode-setting.
The latest work landing in the DRM-Next code-base for the Linux 3.20 kernel merge window is the Tegra DRM driver updates.
Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.19-rc6 weekly test kernel overnight.
Steven Rostedt sent out the announcement today for TraceFS, a new file-system for the Linux kernel tracing subsystem.
Last year at LinuxCon a Google administrator was talking up Btrfs and encouraging attendees to try it. That Google admin, Marc Merlin, traveled down to New Zealand last week for LCA2015 to further promote the Btrfs file-system.
Linus Torvalds has put out the newest weekly update of the Linux 3.19 kernel.
Version 3 of the KDBUS patches for eventual integration into the mainline Linux kernel were published on Friday.
Linus Torvalds is back on schedule doing Sunday releases of the in-development Linux 3.19 kernel.
A batch of Intel DRM Linux graphics driver changes have landed in DRM-Next for eventual pulling into what will become the Linux 3.20 kernel.
Former Red Hat employee Dave Jones has provided some closure to that Linux 3.18 kernel bug that was initially viewed as a "worrisome regression" and turned out to be very difficult to track with no official fix within the mainline Linux kernel.
Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.19-rc3 kernel on Monday following a one-day delay -- not due to bugs/regressions but rather due to spending his weekend tiling a bathroom.
The advancement of the Linux kernel in 2014 was nothing short of fantastic! The kernel added so many new features and is now more than 19.1 million lines of code.
Due to Christmas and conventional employees tending to take time off at the end of the year, Linux 3.19-rc2 was released as an abnormally tiny release this Sunday evening.
For the past month there's been kernel developers investigating "a big unknown worry in a regression" that have left many key kernel developers -- including Linus Torvalds -- puzzled. It looks like that investigation is finally being close to being resolved.
Continuing in our usual round of year-end lists for the areas of Linux and open-source we cover the most at Phoronix, here's a look at the biggest Linux kernel news items of 2014.
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