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Solus Integrates Clear Linux's clr-boot-manager

Sun, 26/03/2017 - 7:44pm
The desktop-focused, performance-oriented Solus Linux distribution has pulled in another component from Clear Linux: clr-boot-manager. The clr-boot-manager is responsible for solid kernel and boot-loader management...

Getting Better Radeon Polaris Performance On Ubuntu 17.04 With Mesa 17.1, Linux 4.11

Sun, 26/03/2017 - 5:39pm
While Ubuntu 17.04 is set to ship next month with Linux 4.10 and Mesa 17.0 as a big upgrade over the open-source graphics stack found in Ubuntu 16.10, if you switch over to using Mesa 17.1 and Linux 4.11 is the potential for even better performance. Here are some Radeon RX 470 tests in different combinations on Ubuntu 17.04...

Shader Variants Support For Etnaviv Gallium3D

Sun, 26/03/2017 - 5:22pm
There is a new feature to talk about for Etnaviv Gallium3D, the open-source reverse-engineered driver designed for Vivante graphics cores...

2017: Should Linux Benchmarking Still Be Mostly Done With Ubuntu?

Sun, 26/03/2017 - 1:56pm
Every year or so it comes up how some users believe that at Phoronix we should be benchmarking with Antergos/Arch, Debian, or [insert here any other distribution] instead of mostly using Ubuntu for our Linux benchmarking. That discussion has come back up in recent days...

AMD Ryzen, Valve, Linux 4.10~4.11 & Kabylake Dominated Q1

Sun, 26/03/2017 - 12:49pm
With the first quarter of 2017 drawing to a close next week, here's a look back at the most popular news stories and articles so far this year on Phoronix. Year to date on Phoronix there have already been 842 original news articles and 91 featured articles and Linux hardware reviews...

Chromium/Chrome Browser Adds A glTF Parser

Sun, 26/03/2017 - 12:16pm
Google's Chrome / Chromium web-browser has added a native glTF 1.0 parser. The GL Transmission Format, of course, being Khronos' "3D asset delivery format" for dealing with compressed scenes and assets by WebGL, OpenGL ES, and other APIs...

RADV & ANV Vulkan Drivers Are One Command Away On Ubuntu 17.04

Sun, 26/03/2017 - 11:54am
Just as a quick notice for those curious, while Mesa 17.0 has worked its way recently into Ubuntu 17.04 "Zesty Zapus", the Vulkan support isn't enabled by default..

Google Is Making It Possible To Run Android Studio On ChromeOS

Sat, 25/03/2017 - 11:17pm
Google is working on Android Studio support atop Chrome OS. With this official Android integrated development environment on Chrome OS, could it make Chromebooks/Chromeboxes a great platform for Android development?..

New Engine Reset Capability Being Worked On For Intel DRM Linux Driver

Sat, 25/03/2017 - 2:03pm
With Broadwell "Gen 8" graphics and newer, there is better engine reset support in case of problems or hangs. The Intel DRM driver is still being wired up to take advantage of this better support under Linux...

Vulkan 1.0.45 Released

Sat, 25/03/2017 - 12:55pm
Version 1.0.45 is now the latest version of the Vulkan 1.0 specification...

NV_fill_rectangle Coming To Gallium3D/Nouveau

Sat, 25/03/2017 - 11:52am
Red Hat developer Lyude Paul is working on OpenGL NV_fill_rectangle support for Gallium3D and the Nouveau driver...

Ubuntu 17.04 Still Hasn't Landed X.Org Server 1.19

Sat, 25/03/2017 - 11:43am
While the Ubuntu 17.04 final release is expected to happen in just over two weeks and the final freeze is quickly approaching, X.Org Server 1.19 has yet to land as anticipated into the Zesty Zapus...

C++17 Is Complete, Work On C++20 Is Getting Underway

Sat, 25/03/2017 - 11:33am
We heard earlier this month that C++17 is "done" and looked at the new features while now more details have been shared...

RADV vs. NVIDIA Vulkan/OpenGL Performance For Serious Sam 2017

Fri, 24/03/2017 - 2:09pm
Yesterday I published some initial RADV Vulkan benchmarks for Serious Sam 2017, their "fusion" update to Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter. In this article are some comparison NVIDIA Linux Vulkan benchmark figures.

OpenSSL Planning To Relicense Its Code

Fri, 24/03/2017 - 1:01pm
The OpenSSL project is planning to change its software license...

More AMDGPU Vega Patches Published

Fri, 24/03/2017 - 11:33am
Less than one week after AMDGPU DRM Vega support was published along with the other Vega enablement patches for the Linux driver stack, more Direct Rendering Manager patches are being shot out today...

Coreboot Picks Up A New Kabylake Chromebook "Fizz"

Fri, 24/03/2017 - 10:28am
It may not be as exciting as hearing Dell looking at Coreboot, but another Intel-powered Chromebook is now supported by mainline Coreboot...

ELKDAT Tool Released To Ease Linux Kernel Development & Testing

Fri, 24/03/2017 - 10:16am
ELKDAT is a new Linux kernel project to provide an easy kernel development and testing tool...

GNOME's GTK Gets Gtef'ed

Fri, 24/03/2017 - 10:06am
Gtef is short for the GTK+ Text Editor Framework and makes it easier to develop text editors and IDEs with GNOME's toolkit...

Day of Infamy Released For Linux Gamers

Fri, 24/03/2017 - 2:21am
If you are looking for a new Linux-native game title to pick up this weekend and are into WW2 FPS games, Day of Infamy is now available...