Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Linux Kernel News - July 2013

Filed under
Linux

The Linux kernel community is busy integrating and testing 3.11 content, working on 3.12 development, and finalizing the topic agenda for the upcoming Linux Conference Europe and Kernel Summit that are scheduled to be held in Edinburgh, UK from October 21-23 2013. Let's start with the release news.

Mainline Release (Linus's tree) News

Since my last report, 3.10 has been released and 3.11 is now at 3.11-rc3. The ACPI backlight changes that went into 3.11-rc2 caused regressions and have been reverted in this rc. I will go into the details on the nature of backlight changes later in this article. The crc t10 dif crypto support has been reverted, since this change has initrd infrastructure problems.

For more information on this rc, please refer to Linus's 3.11-rc3 release notes: https://lkml.org/lkml/2013/7/29/16

rest here




More in Tux Machines

Android Leftovers

A short critique of Stallmanism

I like Stallman and tend to agree with him often: regarding software, or other politics. This article tries to constructively criticize some parts of the free software movement's ideology, which I collectively refer to as "Stallmanism" (only as pun). It is not an attempt at a personal attack on Stallman, and by reading further you will probably see my politics are very far from that: I coined the term Stallmanism simply because he is at the center of the movement and himself a primary source of the ideas I am critiquing. Read more

Google may unveil merged Android and Chrome OS, dubbed Andromeda, at event

If you thought Google’s October 4 event — where the firm is rumored to launch two smartphones, Google Home, Daydream VR, Chromecast Ultra, and Wi-Fi Routers — wasn’t packed enough, think again. It has been a long time coming, but Google may finally offer a peak at Andromeda, an operating system that sees the merger of Android and Chrome OS. Andromeda is the code name for the long-rumored merger, and Android Police says it have been sitting on a rumor that Google may demo the OS in October. What made the company share it now? A tweet from Hiroshi Lockheimer, senior vice president of Android, Chrome OS, and Google Play at Google. Read more

KDE Leftovers