Features GNOME Developers Want In The Linux Kernel

Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME on 21 October 2014 at 08:38 AM EDT. 15 Comments
Made into a concise list is a number of features that GNOME developers want to see landed within the Linux kernel, in hopes of kernel developers eventually tackling these wish list features that could help not only GNOME but other desktops too.

Bastien Nocera wrote to the kernel mailing list explaining, "GNOME has had discussions with kernel developers in the past, and, fortunately, in some cases we were able to make headway. There are however a number of items that we still don't have solutions for, items that kernel developers might not realise we'd like to rely on, or don't know that we'd make use of if merged."

Among the features sought after in the kernel include a hibernation mode not using SWAP space, native hybrid suspend support in the kernel, a connected stand-by suspend mode, screen backlight guidelines, time changes for files/folders within a sub-directory, LinuxApps containers support (OverlayFS and KDBUS), memory compression being enabled by default for capable hardware, and various other changes.

The full kernel wish list from the GNOME camp can be found on the GNOME Wiki.
Related News
About The Author
Michael Larabel

Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 20,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter, LinkedIn, or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.

Popular News This Week