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Intel Preps Their First Batch Of Graphics Changes For Linux 4.15

24 min 35 sec ago
The first batch of drm-intel-next changes are ready to be queued in DRM-Next as feature work for eventually merging to mainline come the Linux 4.15 merge window...

Valve Is Collaborating On GPUVis For Tuning Radeon Linux VR Performance

39 min 36 sec ago
One of the many interesting talks at yesterday's XDC2017 conference was Valve's Pierre-Loup Griffais talking about GPUVis...

Intel Unleashes Clear Containers 3.0, Written In Go

43 min 20 sec ago
Intel's Clear Linux team has rolled out their Clear Containers 3.0 technology...

Mesa Sees An Initial Meson Build System Port

Wed, 20/09/2017 - 11:33pm
A few months ago was a vibrant discussion about a Meson proposal for libdrm/Mesa while today the initial patches were posted in bringing a possible Meson build system port for Mesa...

NVIDIA Offers Update On Their Proposed Unix Device Memory Allocation Library

Wed, 20/09/2017 - 8:15pm
James Jones of NVIDIA presented this morning at XDC2017 with their annual update on a new Unix device memory allocation library. As a reminder, this library originated from NVIDIA's concerns over the Generic Buffer Manager (GBM) currently used by Wayland compositors not being suitable for use with their driver's architecture and then the other driver developers not being interested in switching to EGLStreams, NVIDIA's original push for supporting Wayland...

A New DRM Driver Is Coming For Linux 4.15

Wed, 20/09/2017 - 6:17pm
TVE200 is a new Direct Rendering Manager driver being queued for Linux 4.15...

XDC2017 Kicks Off With X.Org, Wayland & Graphics Talks

Wed, 20/09/2017 - 5:59pm
The X.Org Developers Conference kicked off a short time ago at the Googleplex in Mountain View, CA. But even if you are not at the event, there is a livestream...

Wine Staging 2.17 Released With More Direct3D 11 Functionality

Wed, 20/09/2017 - 3:25pm
Wine Staging 2.17 is now available as the latest experimental/testing build of Wine with various patches added in...

Redox OS 0.3.3 Released, Lowers RAM Usage

Wed, 20/09/2017 - 2:54pm
The Rust-written Redox operating system is out with a new feature release...

GNOME Joins The Librem 5 Party, Still Needs To Raise One Million More Dollars

Wed, 20/09/2017 - 2:40pm
One week after announcing KDE cooperation on the proposed Librem 5 smartphone with plans to get Plasma Mobile on the device if successful, the GNOME Foundation has sent out their official endorsement of Purism's smartphone dream...

NVIDIA Legacy Linux Drivers Updated With Newer Kernel Support

Wed, 20/09/2017 - 12:55pm
NVIDIA has issued new releases of its two legacy drivers for Linux...

Chrome 62 Beta Released With OpenType Font Variations, DOM Media Capture

Wed, 20/09/2017 - 12:10pm
Google has rolled out their public beta of the upcoming Chrome/Chromium 62 web-browser update...

How AMD EPYC & Intel Xeon Gold Compare To Various Amazon EC2 Cloud Instances

Wed, 20/09/2017 - 10:00am
Last week we began with our EPYC 7601 Linux benchmarking of this high-end AMD server CPU featuring 32 cores / 64 threads per socket. Earlier this week were also some 10-year old Opteron vs. EPYC benchmarks and power efficiency tests while the latest in our EPYC Linux testing is seeing how the new AMD processor compares to various Amazon EC2 cloud instances.

AMD Zen Temperature Monitoring On Linux Is Working With Hwmon-Next

Tue, 19/09/2017 - 7:07pm
If you want CPU temperature monitoring to work under Linux for your Ryzen / Threadripper / EPYC processor(s), it's working on hwmon-next...

Gigabyte X399 AORUS Gaming 7 Works As A Linux-Friendly Threadripper Motherboard

Tue, 19/09/2017 - 4:45pm
For the past few weeks that I have been testing the AMD Threadripper 1950X on Linux, I have been using the Gigabyte X399 AORUS Gaming 7 motherboard. Overall, it's been a pleasant experience and is running fine under Linux. Here's a quick summary.

Mir 1.0 Still Planned For Ubuntu 17.10, Wayland Support Focus

Tue, 19/09/2017 - 2:55pm
Following our reporting of Mir picking up initial support for Wayland clients, Mir developer Alan Griffiths at Canonical has further clarified the Wayland client support. It also appears they are still planning to get Mir 1.0 released in time for Ubuntu 17.10...

Progress On KDE Plasma Mobile From Randa 2017

Tue, 19/09/2017 - 2:24pm
KDE contributor Bhushan Shah has shared some highlights of Plasma Mobile progress made from this year's Randa Meetings in Switzerland...

Red Hat Formally Rolls Out Pipewire For Being The "Video Equivalent of PulseAudio"

Tue, 19/09/2017 - 1:44pm
Red Hat has quietly been working on PipeWire for years that is like the "video equivalent of PulseAudio" while now it's ready to make its initial debut in Fedora 27 and the project now has an official website...

Phoronix Test Suite 7.4 Officially Released

Tue, 19/09/2017 - 12:30pm
Phoronix Test Suite 7.4.0-Tynset has been officially released as the newest quarterly feature update to our cross-platform, open-source automated benchmarking software...

Early Linux 4.14 Kernel Benchmarks Are Looking Promising

Tue, 19/09/2017 - 10:26am
I've begun running some Linux 4.14-rc1 kernel benchmarks and in some areas there appears to be nice gains with this in-development kernel...