Linked by diegocg on Mon 24th Oct 2011 14:32 UTC
Linux Linux 3.1 has been released. The changes include support for the OpenRISC opensource CPU, performance improvements to the writeback throttling, some speedups in the slab allocator, a new iSCSI implementation, support for Near-Field Communication chips used to enable mobile payments, bad block management in the generic software RAID layer, a new "cpupowerutils" userspace utility for power management, filesystem barriers enabled by default in Ext3, Wii Controller support and new drivers and many small improvements. Here's the full changelog.
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Wii controller support
by WorknMan on Mon 24th Oct 2011 20:01 UTC
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

I'm not sure if Android uses a Linux kernel from official sources or if they've forked off the 2.x branch, but would be cool to see the Wii controller supported added ;) Sure, it works if a particular game or emulator supports it and/or with a separate util, but would be cool to have it baked right in.

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RE: Wii controller support
by dsmogor on Mon 24th Oct 2011 20:33 in reply to "Wii controller support"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

I think they mentioned something about syncing with 3.0 during ICS keynote.
Besides, going full fork is not economically beneficial in the long term for them.

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RE[2]: Wii controller support
by phoenix on Mon 24th Oct 2011 21:59 in reply to "RE: Wii controller support"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

If you look at ICS screenshots, you'll see the kernel version is 3.0.something.

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