This week Linus Torvalds posted a weekly Linux kernel progress note so short that we can only think that there have been no major changes. In fact, the father of Linux jokes that there has been something important, but something that has nothing to do with the kernel it develops, but with a sporting event. But that a week there are no important news does not mean that a kernel version will not arrive with important changes, and Linux 5.2 it will not be a minor release.
The novelty that we are going to talk to you about today is an improved support, as publish Hans de Goede on his blog. More specifically, what the developer mentions is that Linux 5.2 will improve support for Logitech devices, especially in those that are wireless. Considering that Logitech is a company that manufactures components, the first thing that comes to mind are mice and keyboards.
Linux 5.2 will allow monitoring the battery of Logitech devices
Until now, support for Logitech's wireless keyboards and mice came through a generic HID emulation for its 2.5GHz and 27MHz receivers. When Linux 5.2 is officially released, owners of one of these devices will be able to correctly assign specific keys or see how much battery your mice and keyboard have.
As in every release, Goede asks for help to test Linux 5.2, more specifically this new function in which he is working. To do this, anyone who wants to help should start by installing the most updated version of the Linux kernel, which is currently v5.2-rc2, although logically it is not a stable version. Its installation on work devices is not recommended, since problems that may appear could cause important information to be lost.
You can download the latest version from this link.