Canonical's Joseph Salisbury informed the Ubuntu Linux community about the latest developments in the upcoming Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus operating system.
The next Ubuntu 17.04 will come with some exciting features as the Ubuntu Kernel development team in this week's newsletter reports the arrival of Linux Kernel 4.9 packages in Zesty Zapus repositories.
"We have uploaded a Zesty kernel of the latest version v4.9 to:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/4.9.0-11.12,” developers report.
"Please check and inform us about the results. We look forward to finally converging on Kernel v4.10 for Zesty. ”
This comes as a great news for hardcore gamers in Linux. The Linux kernel 4.9 is known to support support for older AMD Radeon graphics cards from the Southern Islands / GNC 1.0 family, but only if the kernel option is enabled. Additionally, it comes with the latest Mesa 13.0.2 3D Graphics Library.
The X.Org Server 1.18.4 display server will also be available on Ubuntu 17.04, along with the open-source graphics drivers AMDGPU (xf86-video-amdgpu 1.2.0) and ATI / Radeon (xf86-video-ati / xf86-video-radeon 7.8.0 ). With the arrival of X.Org Server 1.19.0, you'll finally be able to enjoy better graphics of AMD Radeon on Ubuntu.
The good news continues as the Ubuntu Kernel team claims to wish to focus all its efforts on monitoring the upcoming Linux Kernel 4.10 (not far off) for Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus.
Let's say that in about a week we will release the first Alpha development release of Linux Kernel 4.10.