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Mesa Sees An Initial Meson Build System Port

7 hours 9 min ago
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, 2017-09-20 22:15
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, 2017-09-20 20:17
TVE200 is a new Direct Rendering Manager driver being queued for Linux 4.15...

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

Wed, 2017-09-20 19:59
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, 2017-09-20 17:25
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, 2017-09-20 16:54
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, 2017-09-20 16:40
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, 2017-09-20 14:55
NVIDIA has issued new releases of its two legacy drivers for Linux...

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

Wed, 2017-09-20 14:10
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, 2017-09-20 12:00
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, 2017-09-19 21:07
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, 2017-09-19 18:45
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, 2017-09-19 16:55
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, 2017-09-19 16:24
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, 2017-09-19 15:44
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, 2017-09-19 14:30
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, 2017-09-19 12:26
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...

Clang-Refactor Tool Lands In Clang Codebase

Tue, 2017-09-19 12:16
The clang-refactor tool is now living within the LLVM Clang SVN/Git codebase...

SCons 3.0 Released

Tue, 2017-09-19 12:08
For those that haven't jumped fully on the Meson build system bandwagon, the SCons 3.0 software construction utility is now available...

AMDGPU Increasing Fragment Size For Performance

Tue, 2017-09-19 11:56
Christian König of AMD yesterday sent out an AMDGPU kernel patch for boosting the default fragment size for GCN graphics cards pre-Vega...