Linux 5.3 Is Near With Radeon RX 5700 Support, Speed Select & MBP Keyboard/Trackpad
Given the many weeks since the Linux 5.3 merge window and the new features introduced to mainline, here is a reminder of all the features on tap for the upcoming Linux 5.3 stable release:
- AMD Radeon RX 5700 "Navi" support is a big enthusiast/gamer feature for Linux 5.3 with these new AMD GPUs now working off the latest kernel and of course also needing the newest user-space bits too.
- Intel HDR display support for Icelake and Geminilake or newer.
- Initial support for Intel Speed Select Technology under Linux for better power/performance controls on a per-core basis.
- Official support for the VIA-derived x86 Zhaoxin CPUs.
- Finally there's a mainline driver for keyboard and trackpad support of newer Apple MacBook Pro laptops. For 2015-era MacBooks and newer is now this finally-merged Apple SPI driver to enable these input devices to work on a clean kernel build.
- Native swap support for the F2FS file-system.
- Faster EXT4 performance when making use of the new case-insensitive functionality.
- ACRN guest hypervisor support.
- Support for compressed firmware files.
See our Linux 5.3 feature overview to learn about the other changes in tow with this forthcoming stable release.