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  • The Many New Features & Improvements Of The Linux 4.5 Kernel

    Phoronix: The Many New Features & Improvements Of The Linux 4.5 Kernel

    With Linux 4.5-rc1 expected for release today that will mark the end of this cycle's merge window, here is a look at the new features and improved functionality present for this major Linux kernel release that will then be officially christened in about two months time.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=22749

  • #2
    Does this mean the same compiled kernel binary can be used for the Raspberry Pi with bcm2835 and Pi 2B?

    By the way, I am struggling to get on the forums using Safari on an iPhone 6 (simply displays a blank page).

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    • #3
      Stop exaggerating. Many new features ? Many bits here and there, but rarely something noteworthy, especially not something that would be really significant for some particular machine. I'm not criticising, just stating the obvious. Gone are the days when we updated to each new kernel the day it was released. I'm still on 4.1.15 and I estimate that I won't have reason to upgrade at least to 5.0, if not later.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Brane215 View Post
        Stop exaggerating. Many new features ? Many bits here and there, but rarely something noteworthy, especially not something that would be really significant for some particular machine. I'm not criticising, just stating the obvious. Gone are the days when we updated to each new kernel the day it was released. I'm still on 4.1.15 and I estimate that I won't have reason to upgrade at least to 5.0, if not later.
        Depends on what you're after. As an end user, I agree with you. But for a developer, many of those "many bits" may be features on their own (though I don't think any developer will be waiting for all the "many bits", as people tend to be a little more focused than that).

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        • #5
          Very useful summary, thanks.

          I keep hoping for more Baytrail patches to make it easier to run Linux on those Windows tablets that have interesting hardware.
          linux addict, got the scars, the grey beard and the t-shirt.

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          • #6
            A real excellent kernel I hope to see it implemented on the next distro release.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Brane215 View Post
              Stop exaggerating. Many new features ? Many bits here and there, but rarely something noteworthy, especially not something that would be really significant for some particular machine. I'm not criticising, just stating the obvious. Gone are the days when we updated to each new kernel the day it was released. I'm still on 4.1.15 and I estimate that I won't have reason to upgrade at least to 5.0, if not later.
              Whether or not it is noteworthy probably depends on your hardware and / usage. Open source AMD users for instance will probably be keen to upgrade to this latest kernel.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Brane215 View Post
                Stop exaggerating. Many new features ? Many bits here and there, but rarely something noteworthy, especially not something that would be really significant for some particular machine. I'm not criticising, just stating the obvious. Gone are the days when we updated to each new kernel the day it was released. I'm still on 4.1.15 and I estimate that I won't have reason to upgrade at least to 5.0, if not later.
                You must be running really old hardware then as there's a ton of exciting stuff if you're using a lot of latest hardware.
                Michael Larabel
                http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                • #9
                  Thanks for the helpful summary Michael.

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                  • #10
                    Does Raspberry Pi 3D drivers support mean that we can se a full futured Android port for the RPI?

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