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Qt Creator 4.3 Beta Rolls Out QML Code Editor & CMake Server-Mode

1 hour 16 min ago
The Qt Company has today rolled out the first public beta for the upcoming Qt Creator integrated development environment release...

ARB_shader_clock & ARB_shader_group_vote For RadeonSI

1 hour 23 min ago
Nicolai Hähnle has been working on support for some newer OpenGL extensions not currently implemented in the RadeonSI driver...

Pascal Is Now Supported By The Nouveau X.Org Driver

2 hours 5 min ago
Ilia Mirkin has landed support for Pascal graphics processors within the xf86-video-nouveau X.Org DDX driver...

It's Been Five Years Since That Interesting Message From Gabe Newell

2 hours 16 min ago
For those wishing to relive a past fond moment for Linux gaming or weren't reading Phoronix five years ago, today marks five years since receiving an interesting message from GabeN...

RADV Radeon Vulkan Gets Patches For Tessellation Support

2 hours 30 min ago
RADV co-founder David Airlie is staging another important feature for this open-source Radeon Vulkan driver: tessellation support...

AMD Ryzen DDR4 Memory Scaling Tests On Linux

Wed, 29/03/2017 - 8:49pm
This week MSI finally released an updated BIOS for the X370 XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM that we've been using for a majority of our Ryzen Linux benchmarks. With that motherboard improving memory compatibility and allowing us to finally run the board at higher DDR4 memory clock frequencies, I've run some fresh AMD Ryzen 7 1800X Ubuntu Linux benchmarks at various memory frequencies.

Libdrm 2.4.76 Released With Vega Support

Wed, 29/03/2017 - 6:32pm
Libdrm 2.4.76 is now available with among the changes being the updates needed for AMDGPU Vega10 support...

GNOME 3.26 Release Schedule Published

Wed, 29/03/2017 - 3:21pm
The release schedule for GNOME 3.26, the next six-month update to this open-source desktop environment, has now been firmed up...

drm_hwcomposer: Allowing Mainline Linux Graphics Drivers To Work On Android

Wed, 29/03/2017 - 2:46pm
Thanks to collaboration between Collabora and Google's Chrome OS team, Android is now able to interface with the mainline Linux graphics stack...

Mesa Has Seen Over 90k Commits, Nearly Two Million Lines Of Code

Wed, 29/03/2017 - 1:37pm
With Q1'2017 wrapping up this week, here are some fresh Mesa Git statistics showing how the development of this important OpenGL/Vulkan implementation is pacing for the year...

NVIDIA Rolls Out Tegra X2 GPU Support In Nouveau

Wed, 29/03/2017 - 12:55pm
NVIDIA has published the initial hardware enablement patches for bringing up the Pascal GPU found in the Tegra X2 SoC under the open-source Nouveau driver...

2016 X.Org Annual Report

Wed, 29/03/2017 - 12:41pm
The 2016 X.Org Treasurer's Annual Report was recently released concerning the state of the foundation and expenses incurred for the 2016 fiscal year...

Here's The Branch To Play Around With The Newest AMDGPU DC / Vega10 Code

Wed, 29/03/2017 - 11:20am
Those testing the experimental DC/DAL support had long been using a Linux ~4.9 Git tree maintained by Alex Deucher while now the 4.12 work-in-progress kernel has the latest DC code along with the Vega10 enablement...

HDMI 3D Support Revised For Nouveau DRM

Wed, 29/03/2017 - 10:31am
Alastair Bridgewater has revised his work on HDMI 3D/Stereoscopy support for the open-source NVIDIA (Nouveau) Linux kernel driver...

sparseBinding Lands For Radeon RADV Vulkan Driver

Wed, 29/03/2017 - 10:15am
The open-source community-based "RADV" Radeon Vulkan driver has now enabled the sparseBinding feature...

2017 X.Org Elections Are Happening Now

Tue, 28/03/2017 - 11:47pm
If you are a registered member of the X.Org Foundation, you have until 11 April to cast your ballot for this year's elections...

Keith Packard On Needed DRM Changes For VR HMDs

Tue, 28/03/2017 - 11:29pm
Earlier this month it was revealed that Keith Packard had begun working with Valve to address DRM changes for Linux VR. He's now commented a bit on the technical approach he's pursuing for better dealing with virtual reality head-mounted displays (HMDs) with the open-source Linux drivers...

Intel OpenGL/Vulkan Linux Graphics With Serious Sam 2017

Tue, 28/03/2017 - 5:23pm
Last week I published a number of Radeon and NVIDIA Vulkan/OpenGL Serious Sam 2017 benchmarks while those curious about Intel graphics performance for the updated Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter have some data to look at today.

Unreal Tournament 0.1.9 Update Released

Tue, 28/03/2017 - 4:33pm
Epic Games has rolled out their March update to the still-in-development Unreal Tournament game built atop Unreal Engine 4...

A Performance Fix For AMDGPU When Under Video Memory Pressure

Tue, 28/03/2017 - 3:02pm
AMD developers continue working on improving the performance of the open-source Linux graphics driver stack. The latest is a small patch to fix the performance when under video memory pressure...