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Kernel Prepatch 3.11-rc7

The 3.11-rc7 prepatch has been tagged and released. As of this writing, there is no announcement on linux-kernel, but Linus did post a brief item on Google+. "I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, even if it's big and professional) for 486+ AT clones and just about anything...

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Systemd-Logind Device Management For Wayland

David Herrmann is on a coding spree this summer. His latest set of ten patches this week provide for device management support using systemd's logind service...

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Proposing A Wayland System Compositor Protocol

There's been mixed talks in the past about having Wayland serve as a system compositor while on Friday a new proposal was initiated in terms of planning a Wayland System Compositor Protocol...

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A Run Down Of VT Switching On Linux

David Herrmann, the student developer working on DRM Render Nodes this summer and has been a longtime proponent of killing the Linux kernel console, has written at length about VT (virtual terminal) switching on Linux systems...

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Clasen: GNOME 3.10 Sightings

After releasing GNOME 3.9.90, which is the first beta of the 3.9 development branch, Matthias Clasen reflects on what is coming in GNOME 3.10. New features include a combined system status menu, some changes to control-center, the new Maps application, and more use of "header bars". "Our previous approach of...

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DRM Render Nodes For Linux Move Close To Rendering

David Herrmann continues his GSoC summer project of implementing DRM Render Nodes support and as part of that VMA Access Management for the Linux kernel...

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