[News] Linux Foundation Talks About the Future of Linux

[News] Linux Foundation Talks About the Future of Linux

Post by Roy Schest » Thu, 10 Sep 2009 07:04:02

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Linux Foundation talks on next-gen kernel plans

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| Like a fervent preacher appearing before his flock, Linux Foundation Executive
| Director Jim Zemlin emphasised benefits and potential for the Linux platform
| Thursday during an industry conference that also featured an update on mobile
| Linux efforts.
| At the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit in San Francisco, Zemlin cited
| advances by Linux into multiple spaces, including supercomputing and embedded
| systems. "It is the fastest growing platform in every aspect of computing,"
| Zemlin said, "Linux is growing two to three times faster than any other
| out there today."


Linux 2.6.32 To Get R600 KMS Along With 3D

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| David Airlie has pushed a horde of new code into his drm-next Git tree, which
| what will get pulled into the Linux 2.6.32 kernel once the merge window is
| Most prominently, this new DRM code brings support for kernel mode-setting
| R600 class hardware as well as 3D support. Of course, to benefit from those
| features, you will also need the latest libdrm, Mesa, and xf86-video-ati DDX
| too.



Linux 2.6.31-rc9

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| I know I said I'd just release the final 2.6.31 when I was done diving, but
| there were more pull requests while I was away than I'm comfortable with at
| this stage. So I'm doing an -rc9 to let it simmer for a couple of days and
| get some last-minute testing before doing the final release.


Linux 2.6.31 Kernel Is Ready With -RC8 Release

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| The Linux 2.6.31 kernel brings ATI kernel mode-setting support for the R500
| (Radeon X1000) graphics cards and earlier as a staging driver, TTM GPU
| memory
| management support as part of the ATI KMS push, adds support for USB 3.0, a
| performance counter subsystem, new hardware drivers, and other changes.


Kernel Improvements, Controversies Will Be Focus of Roundtable

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| I think the next releases of GNOME and KDE are pushing us much farther along
| towards the leading edge here, and I'm interested to see what actually
| emerges as viable technology for the next generation of user interfaces.


Linux 2.6.31-rc6

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| Lots of small fixes all over, spread out fairly evenly (50% drivers, and
| roughly 10% each in arch, fs, kernel, tools/perf, "rest"). And things do
| seem to be calming down, because outside of some further i915 displayport
| patches and a couple of perf-counter patches, almost all of them are pretty
| dang small.

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Development Kit

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| "The LSB DDK is a direct result of our workgroup efforts and will
| make it easier to create distribution-independent printer driver
| packages," said Till Kamppeter, OpenPrinting.org manager, The
| Linux Foundation.



Real-time Linux simulates toner motion for printer design

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| Concurrent reports that its commercial, real-time Linux
| implementation for multi-processor AMD Opteron processors
| was selected by a Toshiba engineering team designing
| multi-function peripherals with built-in laser printers.
| Toshiba engineers will use the "RedHawk" real-time OS for
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