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Three Years Later, FBDEV Drivers Still Active In The Linux Kernel

Just over three years ago was a call by an open-source developer to deprecate the Linux kernel’s FBDEV drivers. While more companies these days are investing more into DRM drivers, FBDEV drivers are still maintained by the latest Linux kernel releases.

Sent in this morning were the fbdev changes for Linux 4.3. The FBDEV work for Linux 4.3 includes just “minor fixes and cleanups.” There’s been nothing new on the “deprecate FBDEV” front now since Laurent Pinchart’s talk back in 2012.