GNU Linux-libre 6.5-gnu Released With More Kernel Deblobbing

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 28 August 2023 at 09:01 AM EDT. 30 Comments
Building off yesterday's release of Linux 6.5, GNU Linux-libre 6.5-gnu is now available for this downstream kernel maintained by the Free Software Foundation Latin America crew that removes support for binary-only kernel modules and stripping out other kernel code that depends on non-free-software microcode/firmware and other elements not deemed in the interests of pure free software.

GNU Linux-libre 6.5-gnu continues in the usual traditional of stripping out and sanitizing code not meeting their free software standards. Among the new changes with GNU Linux-libre 6.5 include:
# Artwork

This release features a new image of Freedo represented as a small plastic toy.

# Cleaning-up changes in this release

- Reworked cleaning up of iwlwifi to reflect revamp of blob names in it

- Adjusted the cleaning scripts to account for cleaned up ARM dts files' moving in the "source" tree

- Cleaned up the usual assortment of new dts files that declare dependencies on binary blobs

- Updated cleaning up of amdgpu, adreno, rtl8xxxu, and x86 touchscreen, and of atomisp docs.

- Cleaned up new driver for rtw8851b, and for tas2781 speaker

More details on these GNU Linux-libre 6.5 changes via the release announcement.

Linux 6.5-gnu Freedo
The updated GNU Linux-libre mascot, Freedo.

GNU Linux-libre is available from
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