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EXT_external_objects For Mesa Updated, Fixes SteamVR OpenGL Crash

Thu, 13/07/2017 - 11:00am
Valve developer Andres Rodriguez has sent out his third revision to the set of Mesa patches implementing the EXT_external_objects OpenGL extension...

Cannonlake Enablement Continues In Coreboot; Still No Sign Of Ryzen For Coreboot

Thu, 13/07/2017 - 10:04am
Intel developers continue working on Cannonlake support for Coreboot while sadly we've seen no activity yet for getting Ryzen/Epyc CPUs working with Coreboot...

Mesa 17.1.5 Is Coming This Week

Thu, 13/07/2017 - 12:15am
Andres Gomez of Igalia is organizing the Mesa 17.1.5 point release to happen this week with numerous fixes to the open-source Linux graphics stack...

Wayland 1.14 Alpha & Weston 3.0 Alpha Released

Wed, 12/07/2017 - 9:18pm
Wayland release manager Bryce Harrington at Samsung OSG has announced the alpha releases of the upcoming Wayland 1.14 and Weston 3.0...

Trying Out Mesa's KHR_no_error With An Intel Pentium + Radeon RX 580

Wed, 12/07/2017 - 8:44pm
With a lot of work going in recently to Mesa's KHR_no_error implementation for being able to optionally disable some error checking/handling within the OpenGL stack for potentially some CPU savings, I did some fresh tests of this feature (also known as MESA_NO_ERROR) when having the Kabylake Pentium CPU installed for the earlier Mesa GL threading tests...

Etnaviv Hoping For Last Minute Improvements In Mesa 17.2

Wed, 12/07/2017 - 6:29pm
There is just over one week left until the Mesa 17.2 feature freeze and the Etnaviv developers are hoping some of their outstanding work will land in time...

Fedora Developers Begin Talking About Their 28 & 29 Releases For 2018

Wed, 12/07/2017 - 3:26pm
While Fedora 26 just shipped yesterday, developers are already talking about their very early release estimates for Fedora 28 and Fedora 29 in 2018...

Mesa GL Thread Testing With Pentium + Core i7 & RX 580 + R9 Fury

Wed, 12/07/2017 - 2:27pm
With Mesa's GL threading support ready for wider testing and the developers pursuing per-application enabling of this driver-agnostic Mesa OpenGL multi-threading work, here are some benchmarks of mesa_glthread when using a Pentium and Core i7 CPUs as well as a Radeon RX 580 and R9 Fury.

Sudden Strike 4 Seeing Linux Support At Launch

Wed, 12/07/2017 - 1:58pm
Publisher Kalypso Media has confirmed the Sudden Strike 4 real-time tactics game is still on track for launch-day Linux support...

After Years Of Waiting, Hands On With The AMD ARM Board

Wed, 12/07/2017 - 1:49pm
With Zen CPUs turning out very well in the marketplace, AMD appears to have divested some of their interest in ARM-based processors at least for the time being. But after waiting for years, I finally have my hands on an AMD Opteron A1100 ARM-based SBC for testing...

Fedora 27 Might Do Away With 32-Bit Kernel Builds

Wed, 12/07/2017 - 12:17pm
A controversial change being considered for Fedora 27 is doing away with the i686 kernel build thereby effectively dropping support for older x86 32-bit systems...

Xfce's Exo 0.11.4 Completes GTK3 Port

Wed, 12/07/2017 - 11:14am
Exo 0.11.4 is the first release candidate ahead of Exo 0.12 and marks the library's complete port to GTK3...

Intel Is Working On HDCP Content Protection For Linux Graphics Stack

Wed, 12/07/2017 - 10:13am
While sure to face opposition by some free software fans, Intel developers have begun working on High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) support for the Linux Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) code...

Wine-Staging 2.12 Released

Wed, 12/07/2017 - 1:37am
Wine-Staging 2.12 is now available as the latest experimental/testing version of Wine re-based from this past week's release of Wine 2.12...

There Are Now More Than 1,200 Vulkan Projects On GitHub

Wed, 12/07/2017 - 12:27am
It was in April that GitHub crossed the threshold of having 1,000 projects referencing Vulkan while today they have crossed the milestone of 1,200 projects...

Raspberry Pi VC4 DRM Driver Gets HDMI CEC Patches

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 9:19pm
While the Raspberry Pi has offered HDMI CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) support via libCEC, now when using the VC4 DRM kernel driver it will be possible to make use of HDMI CEC...

Chrome Enables Its GPU Scheduler By Default

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 7:31pm
The latest Google Chromium Git code has enabled its GPU scheduler by default...

The Changes So Far Of The Linux 4.13 Kernel

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 5:08pm
For those behind on their Phoronix reading or that of the Linux kernel mailing list, here's a look at all of the prominent changes and new features merged so far during the Linux 4.13 cycle...

OpenGL/Vulkan SIGGRAPH Event Set For 2 August

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 4:43pm
The Khronos Group has announced their session line-up for SIGGRAPH 2017...

pkgsrc 2017Q2 Now Available With GCC 7.1, MATE 1.18 & 18,000+ Other Packages

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 3:51pm
The latest quarterly update to the pkgsrc cross-platform package manager is now available with a variety of new packages as well as some infrastructure improvements...