Linus Torvalds announced the release of Linux 3.12, a version that, they say, brings significant changes in strategic areas such as performance or graphics , plus, as always, expand the list of hardware supported by the kernel.
But to mention to some of the most relevant Linux 3.12 we have to settle with monitoring by Phoronix, and not yet published relevant notes Kernek Newies, landmark in these cases.
Thus, we can tell you that cardholders ATI-AMD find improvements in Linux 3.12 , though not as much as those received in Linux 3.11. However, for the next kernel version free controller will have taken a giant step, taking into account the speed of its development so far.
holders, among other changes introduced Linux 3.11 Dynamic Power Management, implementation has been improved in Linux 3.12 and 3.13 Linux be enabled by default with HDMI audio . In other words, if you have an old series ATI (from 4,000 down), you’ll thank.Regarding NVIDIA
, improves the support with Optimus technology, so that the secondary will automatically handle GPU.
But Linux is much more than graphics and like their last deliveries for changes in all supported file systems, starting with EXT4, winning performance improvements F2FS different, XFS and Btrfs …. Improvements here and there, some regression …
Many things to discuss, and yet Linus was more interested in talking a bit about the future of Linux. The Finnish proposal is released version 4.0 for next year , since he does not want to go through confusing and suggests numbering reach Linux 3.19 and the leap is appropriate. It’s not their only suggestion.
During the last conference you attended Linus, spoke of many things. One in particular was the possibility of release a version of Linux that contained only corrections , with nothing new. Linus said and done, and each version is released only received minor releases patches. But, it seems, liked the idea, so it has been proposed that it might be interesting to do that to coincide with the release of Linux 4.0.
course, not without a touch of humor Linus’s proposal, because just with round renumbering publish the only version that comes with nothing new … Linus calls (kernel developers) comments. What would you say?