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    Phoronix: Linux 4.18 Kernel Officially Released

    Following the one week setback, the Linux 4.18 kernel is now officially available just a little more than two months since the cycle officially began...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-4.18-Released

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    Linux libre source is up on the fsfla.org site already. Compiling it on Tumbleweed right now. The RC's have all worked real well.

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    • #3
      A reminder for the AMD graphics users, mainline kernels do have partially implemented and buggy amdgpu driver. It is lottery if it is stable. Use amd-staging-drm-next or latest wip kernel from here: https://cgit.freedesktop.org/~agd5f/linux/

      My distribution uses a AMD kernel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKJ-IatUfis

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      • #4
        Originally posted by debianxfce View Post
        A reminder for the AMD graphics users, mainline kernels do have partially implemented and buggy amdgpu driver. It is lottery if it is stable. Use amd-staging-drm-next or latest wip kernel from here: https://cgit.freedesktop.org/~agd5f/linux/

        My distribution uses a AMD kernel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKJ-IatUfis
        Guys look! A FUD peddler!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by TemplarGR View Post

          Guys look! A FUD peddler!
          Compare the diff column at kernel.org to the above AMD kernels and see amdgpu and Mesa bug reports. I am only writing facts.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by debianxfce View Post
            A reminder for the AMD graphics users, mainline kernels do have partially implemented and buggy amdgpu driver. It is lottery if it is stable. Use amd-staging-drm-next or latest wip kernel from here: https://cgit.freedesktop.org/~agd5f/linux/

            My distribution uses a AMD kernel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKJ-IatUfis
            Translation:

            "Don't use the less featureful driver. Use the bleeding edge one with potentially breaking changes. Work in Progress is better than stable. Hurr durr!"

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            • #7
              Originally posted by unixfan2001 View Post

              Translation:

              "Don't use the less featureful driver. Use the bleeding edge one with potentially breaking changes. Work in Progress is better than stable. Hurr durr!"
              There are many stable believers. Stable code does have many bugs. Rolling release software is modern computing.

              There is million ways how software is used. Nobody have the resources to test display drivers for every game and every piece of hardware. So claiming that stable is stable is bull shit.
              Last edited by debianxfce; 08-13-2018, 03:03 AM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by unixfan2001 View Post

                Translation:

                "Don't use the less featureful driver. Use the bleeding edge one with potentially breaking changes. Work in Progress is better than stable. Hurr durr!"
                Problem is, in Linux stable rarely means actually "stable". It's more like you choose an arbitrary release and decide to call it stable (e.g. look at the current LTS kernel or the current LTS Plasma).

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                • #9
                  Once again in the thread there are people who don't understand what the term "stable" actually means. "Stable" in the opensource world does not mean "no blue screens", kids. FFS it is 2018, i thought people understood that stuff. Yes older "stable" releases contain bugs, but being bugfree is not the reason they are called stable. God some people are thick.

                  If some people have nothing better to do with their lives, like work, for example, then using WIP builds is fine. Promoting this to normal people who actually use their computer for other things than just tinkering and thinking that makes them special, who should use stable software, is irresponsible and is just done for epeen reasons. Especially when we are talking kernels and gpu drivers.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by msotirov View Post

                    Problem is, in Linux stable rarely means actually "stable". It's more like you choose an arbitrary release and decide to call it stable (e.g. look at the current LTS kernel or the current LTS Plasma).
                    Stable often means that you can download minor updates and load updated modules without rebooting. It does not mean the system does not crash.

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