The Linux 4.1 kernel will feature support for Radeon DisplayPort Multi-Stream Transport so that this open-source AMD Linux graphics driver can work with the latest high resolution DP displays and modern laptop docking stations.
Professionals with Linux skills are in greater demand than ever, according to a recent survey-based report from Dice.com and the Linux Foundation. Nearly all hiring managers surveyed plan to bring on more Linux talent this year, and many of them said they will be hiring in greater numbers than they did last year to cover Linux-supported functions. The vast majority said it's difficult to fill these positions, and, as a result, many are offering special work arrangements and/or compensation to land Linux professionals. In fact, to fill these needs, many of the organizations surveyed are willing to pay for at least some of the cost of certification training. "Demand for Linux talent continues apace, and it's becoming more important for employers to be able to verify that candidates have the skill sets they need," says Jim Zemlin, executive director at the Linux Foundation. "Formal training and certifications are a key way of identifying qualified talent." More than 1,000 hiring managers and 3,400 Linux professionals took part in the research.
Gumstix has updated its wireless enabled, Linux-oriented Overo Storm modules with new “Storm-Y” models that add WiFi access point and BLE 4.1 functions.
Last summer, when Gumstix announced a Storm-P version of its wireless-enabled Overo Storm computer-on-modules, the company said the Storm was its most popular model. Whereas the Storm-P added WiFi Direct support via Wi2Wi’s W2CBW0015 wireless module, the new Storm-Y, which appears to supersede it, goes with a Texas Instruments WiLink 8 module.
The BPF In-Kernel Virtual Machine will likely see new functionality with the next Linux kernel release cycle, Linux 4.1.
A new patch series led by Alexei Starovoitov appears about ready as new tracing code that allows for eBPF programs to be attached to KProbes. Alexei mentioned in his latest tracing patch series that this eBPF code for kprobes appears ready, "I think it's good to go."
Wrishiraj Kaushik had the pleasure of announcing today, March 23, the immediate availability for download of the final release of his awesome SuperX 3.0 Linux operating system for computers. This major version includes a great number of features, updated applications, new artwork, and lots of under the hood improvements.
Wind River updated its embedded Linux virtualization, security, and Carrier Grade profiles with Yocto Linux 1.7, citing key benefits to IoT applications.
The Wind River Technology Profile updates announced today in conjunction with the Embedded Linux Conference in San Jose, Calif. bring three of Wind River’s vertical implementations of Wind River Linux up to date with last October’s Wind River Linux 7. The Open Virtualization, Security, and Carrier Grade Profiles, which are based on Wind River Linux, similarly advance to a foundation based on the latest Linux kernel, toolchain, and user space of the open source Yocto Linux 1.7.