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Mesa 13.0 vs. 17.0 vs. 17.1 Git RadeonSI Tests

Sat, 2017-03-18 18:15
For those curious how Mesa 17.1-devel Git is performing relative to the Mesa 13.0 and 17.0 stable series, here are some Mesa Git benchmarks on three different Radeon graphics cards.

BUS1 Is Working On A D-Bus Broker

Sat, 2017-03-18 14:25
BUS1 remains in-development as an in-kernel IPC mechanism and the spiritual successor to the never-merged KDBUS...

Another Polaris 12 ID Added To RadeonSI

Sat, 2017-03-18 13:01
Another Polaris 12 device ID was added to the RadeonSI driver yesterday. In AMD's other open-source driver components they have also been tidying up their lists this week of the PCI device IDs for the upcoming Polaris 12 hardware...

Sway 0.12 Wayland Compositor Released

Sat, 2017-03-18 12:48
Sway 0.12 was released earlier this month as the newest feature update to this i3-compatible Wayland compositor...

Pipeline Statistic Queries Land In Mesa ANV

Sat, 2017-03-18 12:31
Support for pipeline statistics queries are now enabled within Mesa Git for the Intel ANV Vulkan driver...

Wine 2.4 Released, Still Working Towards Direct3D CSMT

Fri, 2017-03-17 21:24
Wine 2.4 was released a few minutes ago as the newest bi-weekly development release for this program to run Windows games/applications on Linux and other operating systems...

Khronos Group Appears To Be Readying For WebGL-Next Proposals

Fri, 2017-03-17 20:57
Separate from Apple's recent proposals around WebGPU as a new low-level graphics API for the web, The Khronos Group appears to be readying to solicit ideas for "WebGL Next" as their next-gen web graphics API...

Longtime Ubuntu Contributor, Cloud Liaison Leaving Canonical

Fri, 2017-03-17 19:29
After being at Canonical for nearly one decade, Jorge Castro is leaving his work on the Ubuntu Cloud and joining a new startup...

Mesa 17.0.2 Release Candidate Queues 40+ Changes

Fri, 2017-03-17 19:17
Not only is Emil Velikov prepping to release Mesa 13.0.6, but Mesa 17.0.2 is also right around the corner...

Intel Does Final XenGT Release Off Old Codebase

Fri, 2017-03-17 17:17
Intel developers have done their "2016-Q4" quarterly update to XenGT for mediated graphics passthrough on Linux hosts for Intel graphics hardware. This is their last release on the old architecture now that the code began landing upstream in Linux 4.10...

A Look At The Changes & New Features Of GNOME 3.24

Fri, 2017-03-17 15:40
With GNOME 3.24 due to be released next week, I've spent some time trying out the latest, near-final packages using Fedora Rawhide. The experience has been good and from my initial impressions it appears to be another reliable update to the GNOME Shell experience. Here are some screenshots and a recap of the new features and changes for this six-month update to this open-source desktop environment.

Heterogeneous Memory Management Is Still Planning For Linux 4.12

Fri, 2017-03-17 11:29
If longtime open-source Linux graphics developer Jerome Glisse has his way, the long-awaited Heterogeneous Memory Management (HMM) support will be merged for the Linux 4.12 kernel...

Fedora Announces Its First Layered Image Release

Fri, 2017-03-17 11:14
For those making use of containers, the Fedora Project has announced its first Layered Image Release...

The GNU Toolchain Has Made Much Progress So Far In 2017

Fri, 2017-03-17 11:02
Red Hat's Nick Clifton has written a lengthy update concerning the state of the GNU Toolchain as we near the end of the first quarter, 2017...

Firmware-Based Power Management For Intel Graphics Advances

Fri, 2017-03-17 10:49
Intel developers have published their latest version of patches that implement a Single Loop Power Controller (SLPC) as a replacement to host-based power management features...

Trying Out The New OpenGL Threaded Dispatch In Mesa 17.1

Fri, 2017-03-17 01:49
At the beginning of today, OpenGL threaded dispatch landed in Mesa as work that's existed in patch form for years but was recently revived for Mesa Git due to the potential for significant performance gains in select scenarios...

Fedora 26 Alpha Has Been Delayed

Fri, 2017-03-17 00:59
Fedora 26 Alpha isn't going to make it out on time and has been delayed, pushing back the final F26 already by a second time...

Croteam Will Soon Be Releasing Fusion 2017 Update To Serious Sam HD

Thu, 2017-03-16 21:57
It looks like a public beta may be available soon of Serious Fusion 2017 for Serious Sam HD...

SUSE Developers Publish Radeon GCN Backend Code For GCC Compiler

Thu, 2017-03-16 19:31
While the AMDGPU "GCN" compiler support in LLVM is quite mature now, the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) hasn't yet received a full-fledged GCN compiler back-end for AMD GPUs. SUSE developers have been working on that for AMD and today they have published their code branch. This GCN back-end for GCC is primarily focused on compute capabilities rather than compiling graphics shaders...

Guetzli: Google Rolls Out A New JPEG Encoder

Thu, 2017-03-16 19:15
Google has announced Guetzli, not a German cookie, but rather a new open-source algorithm for creating high-quality JPEGs that are 35% smaller than currently available methods...

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