Linux Kernel 4.8 released with Microsoft Surface 3 touchscreen support


About the weekend, Linux Kernel four.8 was unleashed on the globe. This edition of the kernel has been obtainable in no less than 8 launch candidate builds, but now you can find a stable build for absolutely everyone to participate in with.

If you’ve got been next as a result of the launch candidates, there are not a substantial number of alterations with the stable launch — primarily driver, architecture and a couple bits of generic code. But for everyone who skipped these releases, you can find a lot more to glimpse ahead to including Raspberry Pi 3 SoC and Microsoft Floor 3 touchscreen support.

Linus Torvalds himself seemed fairly thrilled to announce the most up-to-date launch, writing: “So the past week was seriously tranquil, which maybe signifies that I could possibly just have skipped rc8 after all. Oh effectively, no true damage performed”.

He goes on to say:

This obviously signifies that the merge window for four.nine is open, and I appreciate the persons who already sent in some pull requests early thanks to future journey or other causes. I’ll start off pulling factors tomorrow, and have even the most keen builders and testers with any luck , take a look at the final four.8 launch before the future improvement kernels start off coming )

Anyway, you can find a couple stragging fixes considering that rc8 shown down below: it really is a mixture of arch fixes (arm, mips, sparc, x86), motorists (networking, nvdimm, gpu) and generic code (some core networking, with a couple filesystem, cgroup and and vm factors).

All of it really compact, and there seriously are not that many of them. Go forth and take a look at.

If you want to try out the most up-to-date kernel for you, head about to and get downloading — or you can just wait around until it is baked into your preferred distro.