"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
"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."