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Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.35 (Part 1) - Graphics

Jul 09, 2010, 01:36 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thorsten Leemhuis)

"Power management features for Radeon graphics chips, the first groundwork for supporting 3D with Evergreen GPUs, H264 decoding in Intel's Ironlake driver and the support of Intel's next generation of desktop and notebook chips, are some of the major graphics driver advancements of Linux 2.6.35.

"Linus Torvalds went on a two-week holiday in mid-June, which meant that no changes were integrated into the main development branch of Linux during that time. Torvalds started integrating patches again at the end of last month and released the fourth release candidate of Linux 2.6.35 last Sunday. In the release email for version 2.6.35-rc4, he indicated that focussing on bug fixes more strictly than usual worked quite well in this phase of the development cycle.

"Therefore, RC4 of Linux 2.6.35 should match the final version even more closely than the RCs of previous versions, unless a bug is found which is serious enough to prompt the kernel developers to remove or temporarily suspend one of the major changes."

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