Linux 3.13 Kernel About To Land In Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Posted on: 01/08/2014 06:29 PM

Canonical is prepraring to land their first 3.13-based Linux kernel into the archive for the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" release

Linux 3.13 Kernel About To Land In Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


From Phoronix:
With the Linux 3.13 kernel nearly out, the kernel team at Canonical is preparing to submit their first 3.13 kernel package into the Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty archive for testing ahead of the April distribution release.

The official kernel to ship in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is likely going to be a Linux 3.13 "Franken" kernel. There's a chance they might land the Linux 3.14 kernel but since this is a Long-Term Support release Canonical has been hesitant to commit to shipping it. Instead their 3.13 kernel will become a "franken" kernel as they will end up carrying many of the Linux 3.14 patches back-ported themselves into their kernel, since they need updated hardware support and other changes not landing until Linux 3.14. For 3.14 there should be better Intel Broadwell support, continued work on open-source graphics drivers, file-system improvements, and many other changes.



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