Since there’s the usual chorus of “whats new?” I thought it might be worth posting some things which I’ve observed since 2.6.11:
- My driver is finally included!
- Intel HD audio driver
- ALSA now uses dmix (software mixing) by default even if you have not configured it
- ALPS touchpad (included on many laptops) driver rework
- Multipath device mapper
- Improved SATA support
- The firewire subsystem finally saw some action
- Plenty of new hardware support, lots of things that I missed
- Lots of bug fixes and internal improvements
The first gentoo-sources-2.6.12 release has been added to the tree and features the new inotify (0.23-13) as well as the new fbsplash (0.9.2-r3). Since we moved our patches into Gentoo’s shiny new Subversion server the website generation is broken but this will be updated soon. Also note that your custom udev rules might be broken until you upgrade to udev-058.