News Category: Linux Kernel

ALSA 1.0.21 Released With Many Driver Updates

Article Source PhoronixAugust 31, 2009, 8:04 am With it being a few months since the release of ALSA 1.0.20, it's now time for the ALSA 1.0.21 update. The ALSA driver package update (finally) brings the Creative X-Fi Linux driver officially along with a horde of updates to the other drivers...
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Linux Kernel Development Speeds Up

Article Source internetnews.com The pace of development, measured in terms of patches accepted every hour, was 42 percent faster than it had been in the first Who Writes Linux report. Between the 2.6.24 and the 2.6.30 releases, there were 5.45 patches accepted every hour, for an average of 10,923...
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Fixing Linux

Article Source Cyber CynicAugust 20, 2009, 10:04 am Everything has security problems, even Linux. An old and obscure problem with the gcc compiler was recently discovered to have left a security hole in essentially every version of Linux that anyone is likely to be running. Here's what you...
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40 Years of Unix

  Article Source BBCAugust 20, 2009 6:04 am The computer world is notorious for its obsession with what is new - largely thanks to the relentless engine of Moore's Law that endlessly presents programmers with more powerful machines. Given such permanent change, anything that survives for more than...
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Who's Behind That Kernel You're Using?

Article Source Linux JournalAugust 19, 2009, 2:11 pm Way back in April 2008, the Linux Foundation published a little report that upended a lot of perceptions about Linux development. Now, they've done it again. The report in question--Linux Kernel Development: How Fast it is Going, Who is...
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Linux Dev Community Growing, 5 Patches Accepted Every Hour

Article Source Ars TechnicaAugust 19, 2009, 8:55 am A report published today by the Linux Foundation provides insight into the state of the Linux kernel development community and includes statistics that reveal which companies are the most prolific contributors. The study indicates that the...
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Updated Study Reveals More Developers Working on Linux Kernel

After 16 months, The Linux Foundation has published an update to its April 2008 study on Linux kernel development. The new report, written by original authors and kernel developers Jonathan Corbet and Greg Kroah-Hartman, and the Linux Foundation’s Amanda McPherson, reveals that a net of 2.7...
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GPL Possibly Violated by Satellite Receivers

Article Source The HAugust 17, 2009, 8:25 am A Danish Linux developer intends to take legal action against ViaSat, a provider of satellite receivers. Rasmus Rohde, who has himself contributed some patches to the Linux kernel, has discovered that the Samsung DSB-H670N receiver sold by ViaSat...
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Requests for Linux Drivers Flowing In

Article Source ZDNet AsiaAugust 14, 2009, 10:51 am A steady stream of manufacturers are requesting Linux drivers for their hardware, suggesting growing adoption of Linux operating systems among enterprises. According to Greg Kroah-Hartman, Novell programmer and Linux Driver Project lead, the...
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Linux 2.6.31-rc6 Released

Hmm. 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...
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