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Wednesday, October 5 • 14:30 - 15:20
What's Up in the Land of the Linux Kernel - Thorsten Leemhuis, Heise Medien GmbH

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This presentation provides an overview of recent and current developments in the Linux kernel, which is the heart of any Linux system. The talk will discuss what major changes recent kernel versions brought and thus now show up in the latest Linux distributions. It will also discuss improvement the next kernel version will contain or are currently being discussed for later releases. In that scope the presentation sometimes will discuss changes in software which interacts closely with the kernel or its drivers (Mesa, nft, …)

In addition to new features this talk will sometimes take a metalevel look on kernel development: what is working well, how fast is it, what is done to improve things and what are the biggest challenges the kernel developers face right now.

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Thorsten Leemhuis

Editor, c't/Heise Medien
Thorsten works as an editor for Heise Medien, which publishes the German c't magazine and runs the tech news site heise.de. For both he writes a column called "Kernel Log", which regularly discusses developments in the Linux kernel and areas close to it. Thorsten also was a major... Read More →

Wednesday October 5, 2016 14:30 - 15:20 CEST