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OMX Tizonia Gallium3D State Tracker Sent Out For Review

Sun, 2017-08-13 13:29
Student developer Gurkirpal Singh has sent out his OpenMAX "Tizonia" Gallium3D state tracker patches for review by upstream Mesa developers, marking a successful GSoC 2017 project...

How To Setup Your Linux System For The Radeon RX Vega

Sun, 2017-08-13 06:00
Yesterday the embargo expired on showing you the Radeon RX Vega hardware, both the Vega 56 and Vega 64. While the embargo for sharing reviews and performance benchmarks for the Radeon RX Vega doesn't expire until tomorrow (Monday) when the hardware will become available, today I am providing a brief how-to guide for setting up both drivers (AMDGPU+RadeonSI and AMDGPU-PRO) for the RX Vega 56 / 64. So if you are hoping to buy a Radeon RX Vega tomorrow when they become available, this is what you can do today for getting your system(s) ready.

Mesa 17.2 Release Candidate 4 Arrives For Testing

Sat, 2017-08-12 19:22
The fourth weekly release candidate of Mesa 17.2 is now available for testing...

The Radeon RX Vega Makes A Nod To Linux

Sat, 2017-08-12 17:00
This week I ended up receiving the Radeon RX Vega 56 and Radeon RX Vega 64 from AMD. While the embargo on performance figures for the Radeon RX Vega series doesn't expire until Monday, the embargo expires this morning for "unboxing" these consumer Vega cards. I don't quite get those interested in the unboxing hype, but the Radeon RX Vega 64 box did get me smiling (aside from the card itself) for a small gesture.

Mir 1.0 Appears Close, But No Wayland Client Support Yet Nor Vulkan

Sat, 2017-08-12 15:45
Mir 1.0 might be close to being released for Ubuntu 17.10, but it doesn't yet have Wayland support...

Vulkan-CPU Begins Working On The Graphics Pipeline

Sat, 2017-08-12 14:34
Vulkan-CPU, the GSoC-born project to basically create a Vulkan software renderer, has begun implementing a graphics pipeline...

Coreboot Now Has Basic UEFI Support Working With TianoCore

Sat, 2017-08-12 12:55
Those not regularly using Coreboot may have not realized that it didn't yet have UEFI support, but now it does...

Debian's DebConf17 Wrapping Up Today, Watch The Videos Online

Sat, 2017-08-12 12:41
If you have extra time this weekend, you may be interested in watching videos from DebConf17, the annual Debian Developers' conference...

DragonFlyBSD Finalizes Its Ryzen Workaround

Sat, 2017-08-12 12:17
Separate from the AMD Ryzen performance marginality problem affecting Linux users, BSD users have been working on a workaround for their kernels to address problems with how their user stacks are mapped...

Feral Interactive Wants To Know What Linux Game Ports You'd Like Next

Fri, 2017-08-11 21:54
Feral Interactive is soliciting requests for what Linux game ports you would like to see from this British game porting firm...

A Number Of Fedora 27 Features Get Pushed Back To Fedora 28

Fri, 2017-08-11 21:28
Due to delays in the Fedora 26 release pushing it back by more than one month, the Fedora 27 schedule is rather tight with the change completion deadline having already been earlier this month and the Fedora 27 branching from Rawhide taking place in four days...

Latte Dock 0.7 Released With Many Improvements, Wayland Tech Preview

Fri, 2017-08-11 18:33
Latte Dock, the popular desktop dock powered by Qt5 for KDE systems, is out with a shiny new feature release...

Gigabyte AB350N-GAMING WiFi: An Ideal Mini-ITX Ryzen Motherboard For Linux

Fri, 2017-08-11 16:35
For those drawn by the performance of AMD's Ryzen processors for its performance/value and thinking about building a Kodi/HTPC media box for the living room, a Steam Linux gaming PC / DIY Steam Box, or just want a small form factor PC, Gigabyte's AB350N-GAMING WiFi is a mini-ITX motherboard that plays fine with Linux and offers a lot of functionality for its small size.

Some More Radeon Vega Frontier Edition Linux ROCm OpenCL Benchmarks

Fri, 2017-08-11 15:00
A Phoronix reader allowed me to access his Radeon Vega Frontier Edition system when checking on the ROCm OpenCL benchmark and uploaded the data to

Initial ARMv8.3-A Support Added To LLVM

Fri, 2017-08-11 14:14
Initial enablement of the ARMv8.3-A architecture changes are now in place for the LLVM compiler infrastructure...

Sudden Strike 4 Launching Today With Linux Support

Fri, 2017-08-11 11:49
For those into real-time tactics video games or titles themed around World War I, Sudden Strike 4 is launching today and Kalypso Media has made good on their word for day-one Linux support...

VkNeo: Open-Source Doom 3 Now Has A Vulkan Renderer

Fri, 2017-08-11 11:30
A few days back I wrote about an open-source Vulkan renderer coming for Doom 3, yes, the classic id Software video game. That Vulkan renderer for the id Tech 4 engine is now available...

A Binary Snapshot Of Qt 5.10 To Begin Testing This Next Toolkit Update

Fri, 2017-08-11 11:15
It's considered pre-alpha quality so most of you will probably want to avoid it, but those wanting to easily test out the early Qt 5.10 state at least now have a binary package...

Linux's Multi-Queue Block Code Still Presenting Some Performance Regressions

Fri, 2017-08-11 10:51
For those thinking of switching to the new multi-queue block layer, a.k.a. blk-mq, be forewarned that there are still some regressions outstanding...

LLVM 5.0 RC2 Released

Fri, 2017-08-11 10:47
The second release candidate has been tagged for the upcoming LLVM 5.0 release...