"Various changes improve the performance and functionality of
drivers for graphics chips in the latest Intel mobile processors.
Nouveau now supports the Fermi chips used on recent GeForce
graphics cards. The Radeon driver in 2.6.36 adds support for
underscan, HyperZ and tiling. Extensions for the KDB debugger and
Intel's KMS driver allow new debugging functionality.
"After releasing the third RC of Linux 2.6.36 at the end of
August nothing has happened in the main development tree of Linux
for eight days, as Torvalds had visited LinuxCon Brazil 2010. Since
Tuesday the tree is moving again; the fourth RC should show up for
the start of next work week if Linus Torvalds sticks to his usual
"The current developer version of 2.6.36 already closely
resembles the final version, as kernel hackers have, as ever, used
the merge window which opens the development cycle to merge all
major changes into the main development tree. The current
stabilisation phase is reserved primarily for bug-fix changes
rather than major enhancements, as the latter tend to introduce
further bugs. Torvalds stuck to this approach more strictly in
2.6.35 and is taking a similar line in 2.6.36, the approach having
proved its worth."