"As the kernel hackers already integrate most of a new kernel
version's major changes into the source code management system
during this phase, called the merge window, 2.6.32-rc1 is already a
good indicator of the most important new features due for release
with Linux 2.6.32 in early December.
"For instance, the kernel developers have made several
improvements to the kernel's Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) to
include 3D support and kernel-based mode setting (KMS) for Radeon
series 2000, 3000 and 4000 cards; to access these new features,
however, developer versions of Libdrm, Mesa3D and the X.org
Radeon graphics drivers are required. Several Wi-Fi drivers and
Microsoft's Hyper-V driver, which was recently released under the
GPL, have moved into the staging area which is intended for drivers
that still require further development."