AMD has released new Linux drivers for the upcoming Linux 4.2 kernel.
The drivers include the new "AMDGPU" kernel driver which succeeds the "Radeon" DRM kernel driver.
For those who came in late this is part of AMD's long talked about new Linux driver architecture for supporting the latest GPUs and all future GPUs.
The HarfBuzz 1.0 milestone marks the point that it supports the Universal Shaping Engine, a project out of Microsoft's Operating Systems Group as a new effort for converting Unicode texts to glyphs. Information on the Universal Shaping Engine is available via this blog post and here.
One of the latest Direct Rendering Manager drivers in development for the mainline Linux kernel is the Freescale DCU driver.
The rate of development for the Linux kernel is unprecedented, with a new major release approximately every two to three months. Each release offers several new features and improvements that a lot of people could take advantage of to make their computing experience faster, more efficient, or better in other ways.