Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Kernel Log: Coming in 3.10 (Part 1)

Filed under
Linux

Last weekend, Linus Torvalds released the fourth pre-release version of Linux 3.10. Technical problems meant that it was initially only available via the git source code management system, though Torvalds notes in the email announcing the release that he considers git to be the easiest way of getting hold of it anyway. Linux 3.10-rc4 is now also available as a source code archive via kernel.org.

As usual, Torvalds and his fellow developers merged all of the major changes for the 3.10 kernel in the two weeks following the release of version 3.9. Linux 3.10 thus now finds itself in the stabilisation phase, where large-scale changes are undertaken only in exceptional cases. Therefore, we are now able to offer a fuller overview of the most important changes to be anticipated in the 3.10 kernel, which is due for release in late June/early July. We will be presenting a series of articles looking at various areas of the kernel.

The series opens with a description of new features relating to network support. Over the next few weeks, further articles will deal with storage technology, filesystems, graphics drivers, kernel infrastructure, processor/platform support and drivers for other hardware.

rest here




More in Tux Machines

Ubuntu 15.10 to Be Called Wily Werewolf

Mark Shuttleworth has just announced the name of the Ubuntu 15.10, the next iteration of the Linux distribution from Canonical, and it's Wily Werewolf. The founder of Canonical used to make these announcements on this personal blog, but he has chosen the Ubuntu Online Summit keynote to make this one. What's interesting about this particular name is the fact that it makes a full circle (almost) to the first Ubuntu release Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog), that dates back to October 2004. Read more Also: Mark Shuttleworth Promises Ubuntu Phone that Turns into PC This Year

Knoppix Topics: An interview with Linux pioneer Klaus Knopper

At this year’s CeBIT trade show in Hanover, Germany, Christopher von Eitzen sat down with Linux legend Klaus Knopper to discuss his popular Knoppix Linux distribution as well as Linux and accessibility in open source software. Designed to boot and run directly from a CD, DVD or USB flash drive without needing to be installed on a computer’s hard drive, Knoppix incorporates automatic hardware detection with support for a wide range of video and sound cards, USB devices and other peripherals and uses and on-the-fly decompression to run entirely in a computer’s memory. The CD version carries up to 2GB of executable software, while the single-layer DVD edition stores up to 10GB of data. The operating system can be used, for example, as a rescue system, to demonstrate Linux, as an educational CD, or installed directly to a system. Read more

LibreOffice 4.4.3 RC2 Is Out, Stable Version Should Arrive Very Soon

The Document Foundation has just announced that the second RC (Release Candidate) for the LibreOffice 4.4.3 branch has been released and is now available for download and testing. Read more