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Feral Now Formally Providing Free Linux Games To Mesa Developers

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 3:17pm
Similar to Valve offering their collection of games to Mesa developers (as well as Ubuntu/Debian developers), Feral Interactive is now offering their Linux game collection for free to Mesa developers...

Blender Making Progress On Its Realtime PBR Engine

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 11:12am
Eevee is the codename for the Blender project to implement a realtime engine with physically-based rendering (PBR) within Blender 2.8...

Qt Wayland Is Next Appearing On Tractors & Farm Equipment

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 10:35am
With Qt 5.8's Qt Wayland Compositor Framework taking shape, more developers are beginning to tailor a Qt Wayland compositor to their use-cases. One of those is a company specializing in farm equipment like combine harvesters, tractors, and harvesters...

Wine-Staging 2.4 Released

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 10:17am
Wine-Staging 2.4 is now available as the latest experimental Wine build that incorporates various testing/preliminary patches not yet ready for merging into mainline Wine...

Radeon Vega Changes For Libdrm, Plans For Merging Prior To Kernel Support

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 1:25am
The latest in the hardware enablement work for adding support for the upcoming Radeon RX Vega to the open-source Linux graphics driver are the patches to libdrm for this Mesa DRM library that sits between the DRM kernel drivers and Mesa / xf86-video / other user-space graphics code...

Khronos Clarifies That Vulkan Multi-GPU Isn't Limited To Windows 10

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 11:36pm
With the big Vulkan 1.0.42 update came a number of new extensions, including for Vulkan multi-GPU/device support. There was some confusion by some that Vulkan's multi-GPU support was limited to Windows 10, but that is not at all the case...

Unreal Engine 4 Making Progress On Linux With Vulkan & SteamVR

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 10:58pm
Thanks to the work of community UE4 developer Yaakuro, Unreal Engine 4 on Linux with SteamVR support is advancing and can now be used with Vulkan rendering...

Ubuntu's Mir Finally Supports Drag & Drop

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 9:00pm
With Mir 1.0 expected to be coming soon, the developers working on this display server for Ubuntu Linux are tackling the remaining work items, some are larger than others...

New Corsair Mice & Keyboards Supported By The Linux 4.11 Kernel

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 8:32pm
Coming in late to the Linux 4.11 kernel are support for a few more Corsair gaming peripherals...

More Radeon Vega Work Lands For LLVM 5.0

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 7:11pm
Yesterday we saw 100 patches adding Vega support to the Radeon DRM driver as well as 140 patches adding Vega support to RadeonSI Gallium3D. The other big piece of the open-source Linux driver stack for Vega is the AMDGPU LLVM changes...

Chrome 58 Beta Supports IndexedDB 2.0, New Developer Features

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 6:48pm
Google developers are busy today not only with the Android O Developer Preview but the Chrome team has delivered the first public beta for the upcoming Chrome 58.0...

Android O Developer Preview Released

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 5:45pm
The first public developer preview is now available for Google's upcoming Android "O" operating system...

Porting Mesa/Libdrm's Build System To Meson Brings Up Controversy

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 5:07pm
Last week an independent developer proposed replacing the build system of libdrm -- the DRM library that sits between Mesa and the Linux kernel DRM -- to using the Meson build system as a potential replacement to using Autotools. That has led to another colorful discussion around build systems...

Mozilla Proposes "Obsidian" Low-Level Graphics API For The Web, Based On Vulkan

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 4:12pm
Mozilla has laid out a proposal for a new low-level graphics API for the web dubbed Obsidian...

Sailfish Coming To Sony Xperia Devices, Jala & Inoi R7

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 2:32pm
For those curious what's been happening with Jolla/Sailfish, the company put out a recap of their announcements and activities at the recent Mobile World Congress event...

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 Released

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 2:15pm
For those running on RHEL6, Red Hat today announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9...

PyPy 2.7 + PyPy 3.5 v5.7 Released

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 12:58pm
For those making use of PyPy as a fast alternative Python implementation, new builds are out today for PyPy 2.7 and PyPy 3.5...

KDevelop 5.1 Released With LLDB Support, Initial OpenCL, Better Python Support

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 11:13am
KDE's KDevelop integrated development editor is out with a big update...

Intel Has More DRM Graphics Driver Code Ready For Linux 4.12

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 10:32am
Intel had already sent in a batch of feature updates to DRM-Next targeting the Linux 4.12 kernel and yesterday an additional feature pull was submitted of work to premiere in this next kernel series...

Eric Anholt Continues Tuning GLAMOR, Cleaning Up ARM CLCD Driver

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 10:23am
For those following the development of the open-source VC4 driver stack that notably supports the Raspberry Pi graphics hardware, developer Eric Anholt has published another status update...