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Qt 5.9 Alpha Released

Thu, 2017-02-23 12:15
The Qt Company today announced the much-anticipated release of the Qt 5.9 Alpha...

The Surprises When Testing A Radeon RX 470 With AMDGPU's DRM-Next Linux 4.11

Thu, 2017-02-23 03:00
While DRM-Next hasn't even been submitted yet for the Linux 4.11 merge window, I ran some benchmarks today of an AMD Radeon RX 470 graphics card comparing Linux 4.10.0 to the current DRM-Next state...

GLSL/TGSI On-Disk Shader Cache Lands In Mesa For R600g/RadeonSI

Wed, 2017-02-22 23:23
Timothy Arceri who has been working on the Mesa on-disk shader cache for months and most recently began working for Valve on the AMD Linux driver stack has landed support in Mesa 17.1-devel for the GLSL/TGSI on-disk shader cache for the R600g and RadeonSI Gallium3D drivers...

INTEL_performance_query Restored For Intel's Mesa Driver

Wed, 2017-02-22 21:49
There was some work years ago for supporting Intel's own INTEL_performance_query OpenGL extension it was dropped in January for a rework and now is back in Mesa 17.1-devel...

Radeon vs. NVIDIA Performance For HITMAN On Linux With 17 GPUs

Wed, 2017-02-22 19:28
Last week Feral Interactive released the much anticipated Linux port of HITMAN, which debuted for Windows last year. Now that there's benchmark support for HITMAN on Linux, I have been running a number of tests for this game that's powered by the Glacier Engine and making use of OpenGL for rendering on Linux. In this article are our initial AMD Radeon performance figures making use of the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver compared to NVIDIA's driver and the assortment of GeForce results published yesterday.

Raspberry Pi Stages New Drivers In Linux 4.11 Kernel

Wed, 2017-02-22 17:56
Greg KH sent out his Linux 4.11 pull requests today for the different areas of the Linux kernel he maintains, including the staging area updates...

Another Linux Kernel Vulnerability Leading To Local Root From Unprivileged Processes

Wed, 2017-02-22 17:07
CVE-2017-6074 was made public today as a DCCP double-free vulnerability that could allow for kernel code execution from an unprivileged process...

The Vulkan Differences Between AMDGPU-PRO, RADV & SteamVR's RADV Drivers

Wed, 2017-02-22 16:46
With Valve having published a binary-only RADV Radeon Vulkan driver build for their beta of SteamVR on Linux, I did some poking out of curiosity to see the differences to the mainline RADV driver in Mesa. Out of curiosity I also did a comparison to see how the Vulkan capabilities compare to the proprietary AMDGPU-PRO Vulkan driver...

AMD Ryzen 7 CPUs Shipping 2 March, Pre-Order Today

Wed, 2017-02-22 15:40
AMD Ryzen 7 CPUs are available for pre-ordering today and these long-awaited "Zen" CPUs will be shipping on 2 March...

New Media Drivers Queued For Linux 4.11

Wed, 2017-02-22 14:23
Another pull request worth mentioning for the Linux 4.11 kernel is the media subsystem updates...

X.Org Weighed Moving Their Annual XDC Conference Out Of The US

Wed, 2017-02-22 14:19
XDC 2017, the annual X.Org Developers' Conference, was announced last year for happening in Mountain View, California and hosted by Google but given the current US political climate, the X.Org Foundation was questioning whether to move the event outside of the United States...

A Big Networking Update For Linux 4.11

Wed, 2017-02-22 12:38
David Miller has mailed out the rather big set of updates to the networking subsystem for the Linux 4.11 kernel...

Qt's Roadmap For 2017: Graphics, An Exciting Qt 5.9/5.10

Wed, 2017-02-22 12:18
Tuukka Turunen of The Qt Company has shared some of the project's goals for the 2017 calendar year in delivering Qt 5.9 and Qt 5.10 along with more point releases...

Wine-Staging 2.2 Offers CSMT Speed Optimizations

Wed, 2017-02-22 12:05
Wine-Staging 2.2 is now available as the latest version of Wine that carries various testing/experimental patches re-based atop the latest Wine bi-weekly development snapshot...

HITMAN Linux Benchmarks On 12 NVIDIA GPUs

Wed, 2017-02-22 03:45
Last week Feral Interactive released the much anticipated port of HITMAN for Linux. While at first it didn't look like this Linux game port would work out for our benchmarking requirements, thanks to Feral it does indeed work for another interesting Linux gaming test perspective. For our initial HITMAN Linux benchmarks are tests from 12 NVIDIA GeForce GPUs while our Radeon tests will come tomorrow.

Weston 2.0 RC2 Wayland Compositor Arrives With Last Minute Fixes

Wed, 2017-02-22 01:21
While Wayland 1.13 was released today, Bryce Harrington today opted against releasing the Weston 2.0 reference compositor and instead issue a second release candidate...

Valve Publishes A SteamVR Developer Build For Linux

Wed, 2017-02-22 01:05
Valve has begun rolling out their SteamVR Linux support by announcing today a beta/developer build of their VR support for Linux...

Google Developing "Upspin" Framework For Naming/Sharing Files

Wed, 2017-02-22 00:03
Google today announced an experimental project called Upspin that's aiming for next-generation file-sharing in a secure manner...

XFS Changes Filed For The Linux 4.11 Kernel

Tue, 2017-02-21 23:42
The XFS file-system updates have been submitted for the Linux 4.11 merge window...

Wayland 1.13 Released

Tue, 2017-02-21 23:10
Wayland 1.13 is now available thanks to release management by Samsung OSG's Bryce Harrington...