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Radeon Pro Software 17.Q1 Released For Linux Professionals

Tue, 2017-02-21 22:24
AMD today released the Radeon Pro Software 17.Q1 driver for Windows and Linux users running FirePro / RadeonPro workstation graphics cards...

Intel Sandy Bridge Picks Up transform_feedback2, Should Allow WebGL 2.0 Support

Tue, 2017-02-21 22:10
For those stuck with older Intel Sandy Bridge hardware, the integrated graphics with Mesa Git should be capable of supporting WebGL 2.0...

Xen Changes For Linux 4.11: Lands PVHv2 Guest Support

Tue, 2017-02-21 21:18
The latest pull request worth mentioning for the Linux 4.11 merge window are the Xen virtualization feature updates...

NVIDIA/Radeon Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu Linux Relative Gaming Performance

Tue, 2017-02-21 16:18
Last week I published some Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu Linux Radeon benchmarks and Windows vs. Linux NVIDIA Pascal tests. Those results were published by themselves while for this article are the AMD and NVIDIA numbers merged together and normalized to get a look at the relative Windows vs. Linux gaming performance.

Linux 4.11 Adds EFI Memory Attributes Table Support

Tue, 2017-02-21 15:27
The (U)EFI support continues to evolve within the Linux kernel and with the 4.11 release will be new and improved functionality...

RADV Vulkan Driver's PRIME Code Rewritten

Tue, 2017-02-21 12:43
Red Hat's David Airlie keeps to work on improving the open-source Radeon Vulkan driver...

Power Management Sees More P-State Tweaking, Other Changes For Linux 4.11

Tue, 2017-02-21 12:37
Rafael Wysocki has submitted the ACPI and power management feature updates for the Linux 4.11 kernel...

Security Changes Bring Major AppArmor Update, Better TPM 2.0 To Linux 4.11

Tue, 2017-02-21 12:21
James Morris has filed the security subsystem feature updates targeting the Linux 4.11 merge window...

R600/Radeon TGSI Shader Cache Gets Closer To Merging

Tue, 2017-02-21 02:54
Timothy Arceri, who is now working for Valve on the open-source AMD Linux stack, has sent out the latest patches for wiring in Mesa's GLSL on-disk shader cache for R600g/RadeonSI drivers...

Fedora 27 Aiming To Drop Out Alpha Releases

Tue, 2017-02-21 01:43
In a similar effort to Ubuntu itself not issuing alpha/beta releases the past few years as they focused on the quality of their daily ISOs instead, Fedora developers have been discussing a similar maneuver of beginning to drop alpha releases from their schedule...

EXT4, Fscrypt Updates For Linux 4.11

Tue, 2017-02-21 01:35
Ted Ts'o sent out today the feature updates for the EXT4 file-system for the Linux 4.11 merge window as well as the fscrypt file-system encryption code...

Wacom's Intuos Pro To Be Supported By The Linux 4.11 Kernel

Mon, 2017-02-20 22:16
Jiri Kosina submitted the HID updates today for the Linux 4.11 kernel cycle...

NetBSD Accomplishes Reproducible Builds

Mon, 2017-02-20 22:11
A lot of Linux distributions have been focusing on reproducible builds support in the past few years -- ensuring individuals can rebuild a bit-for-bit replica of the original source code. NetBSD has now accomplished their operating system can be built in a reproducible build fashion...

MSAA Compression Support For Intel's ANV Vulkan Driver

Mon, 2017-02-20 17:03
Intel developer Jason Ekstrand posted a patch over the weekend for enabling MSAA compression support within the ANV Vulkan driver...

Mageia 6 Has Been Running Months Behind Schedule, But It's Still Coming

Mon, 2017-02-20 15:43
Samuel Verschelde of the Mandrake/Mandriva-forked Mageia Linux distribution has put out a blog post concerning the state of Mageia 6...

NVIDIA Makes Huge Code Contribution To Qt, New Qt 3D Studio

Mon, 2017-02-20 14:19
The Qt Company today announced Qt 3D Studio, a new 3D UI authoring system, thanks to NVIDIA providing Qt with hundreds of thousands of lines of source code making up this application...

Mesa 13.0.5 Released

Mon, 2017-02-20 13:32
Emil Velikov announced the release today of Mesa 13.0.5...

Cavium ThunderX Support Added To LLVM

Mon, 2017-02-20 12:40
Cavium's ThunderX ARM 64-bit processors are now formally supported by the LLVM compiler stack...

MuQSS Updates For The Linux 4.10 Kernel

Mon, 2017-02-20 12:34
Con Kolivas has announced the MuQSS CPU scheduler v0.152 release with support for the Linux 4.10 kernel...

Block Updates Submitted For The Linux 4.11 Kernel

Mon, 2017-02-20 12:19
Jens Axboe has submitted the initial block updates for the Linux 4.11 kernel merge window...