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Determing when New Kernel versions.

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Determing when New Kernel versions.

Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:38 pm
How do we determine when we get the newer kernels?
KDE roadmap?

As went from 4.9.5 then 4.10.5 and it just updated last night to 4.11
So when do we get newer kernels? I ask because last 6 months been seeing 3.7,3.8 now 3.10 and we are still at 3.5.0-36

So how does the KDE group determine when to upgrade the kernel versions?
And how do we backport as I have Backported packages checked but still not getting newer kernels?

Are there Kernel upgrades changelogs of kernels that are not in geek-speek that can be understood by mere humans who are considering if there is a need in upgrading the kernel. I have been a computer technician for 30 years and still don't understand most of the kernel changes as

iwlegacy: fix rate control regression
rt2800: fix RT5390 & RT3290 TX power settings regression ( I know what this is but most would not)
Stephane Eranian (1):
perf: Disable monitoring on setuid processes for regular users
Sujith Manoharan (1):
ath9k_htc: Handle IDLE state transition properly

Means little to regular user's and no way knowing if a kernel upgrade would resolve their issues or not.

Any info or Insights directions,etc... Would be greatly appreciated.

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KDE does not have any discretion as to the kernel your system uses - that is up to you and your distribution.
For a more readable changelog, see

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