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Linux 4.18-rc8 Kernel Released, Final Pushed Back To Next Weekend

Sun, 2018-08-05 21:55
Last Sunday Linus Torvalds released 4.18-rc7 and expected that to be the last release candidate followed by the stable debut one week later, which would have been today. But by Tuesday this past week he had already decided he would need to delay the release over recent notable regressions and an uptick in merge activity. As a result, out today is Linux 4.18-rc8...

Intel IWLWIFI Adding 802.11ax Support In Linux 4.19

Sun, 2018-08-05 20:32
The latest Linux wireless driver code was sent in today for queueing in the net-next tree ahead of the Linux 4.19 kernel...

Netrunner 2018.08 KDE-Aligned Linux Distribution Released With Seamless GTK Apps

Sun, 2018-08-05 19:22
Netrunner, one of the Linux distributions delivering a great KDE Plasma desktop experience, is out today with version 2018.08 that ships several enhancements on top of the very latest KDE packages...

VKGL: An Effort For OpenGL Core Profile Support Over Vulkan

Sun, 2018-08-05 18:12
A few days ago we wrote about GLOVE being open-sourced as OpenGL ES over Vulkan and we were then pointed out to another project: VKGL...

The State Of Debian Linux On Various Mobile Devices

Sun, 2018-08-05 16:34
At this past week's DebConf18 Debian conference was an update on running Debian GNU/Linux on various mobile / ultra-portable devices...

OpenChrome DRM Driver To Go Through A GEM/TTM Code Rewrite

Sun, 2018-08-05 16:16
With the OpenChrome DRM/KMS driver for vintage VIA x86 graphics likely to be mainlined in its current code state, the sole developer left working on this driver is going to next rewrite the TTM/GEM memory management code that he also hopes will help in his new ATI RAGE 128 driver initiative...

RadeonSI Gets Patches For AMD_framebuffer_multisample_advanced (EQAA)

Sun, 2018-08-05 15:23
Last month AMD's Marek Olšák sent out a new extension for the OpenGL registry, AMD_framebuffer_multisample_advanced, and with the latest Mesa patches he has published this week the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver wires in support for this GL extension...

Zstd Compression Support Coming For Linux Pstore

Sun, 2018-08-05 15:07
Linux's Pstore "persistent store" functionality, which is most often used for preserving kernel panics and related information across reboots when the system runs into a show-stopping problem, will soon be supporting Zstd compression for storing greater amounts of data...

X.Org Server 1.20 Branch Created, Latest EGLStreams Patches Added

Sun, 2018-08-05 14:32
X.Org Server 1.20 was released back in May while now the "server-1.20-branch" was created at last to allow for X.Org Server 1.21 development to happen on master while letting the point releases to be worked out on the branched code...

LoRa Being Worked On For The Linux Kernel - Allows Long-Range, Low-Power Wireless

Sun, 2018-08-05 14:14
Linux kernel patches are in the works for LoRa for various chipsets/modules and the new networking subsystem itself along with a new socket interface. LoRa allows for long-range, low-power wireless with minimal infrastructure...

Wine-Staging 3.13.1 Released To Fix StarCraft 2

Sun, 2018-08-05 03:32
With no Wine 3.14 release having shipped on their usual bi-weekly release cadence due to summer holidays, the Wine-Staging crew has opted to create a v3.13.1 release to ship their latest testing/experimental patches in the absence of a new Wine upstream Wine development release...

The ASUS P8H61-M LX Is The Latest Sandy Bridge Era Motherboard With Coreboot

Sun, 2018-08-05 02:07
If by chance you happen to have an ASUS P8H61-M LX motherboard from the Sandy/Ivy Bridge days or are able to locate one of the boards through used/refurbished channels, this motherboard can now be freed down to the BIOS with Coreboot...

Advanced DRI Configuration Picking Up New Features

Sat, 2018-08-04 22:38
It's been a while since having anything to report on ADriConf but fortunately this graphical utility for configuring some open-source Linux graphics driver features is progressing...

AMDVLK Radeon Vulkan Driver Updated With 8-Bit Storage Support

Sat, 2018-08-04 16:09
Another weekly code drop has occurred for the "AMDVLK" open-source AMD Radeon Vulkan Linux driver with its XGL/PAL/LLPC...

EGL Device Support Coming Together For Mesa

Sat, 2018-08-04 15:48
Emil Velikov's latest Mesa work is on implementing support for EGL Device extensions for enumerating and using EGLDevices...

Adreno A6xx Gallium3D Support Coming Together

Sat, 2018-08-04 15:34
For the past number of months there's been Adreno A600 series support coming together within the MSM DRM kernel driver in large part thanks to Qualcomm / Code Aurora contributing code themselves. Quietly coming together as well is the A6xx Gallium3D support for allowing OpenGL acceleration...

VKD3D Gets Patches For Offering Direct3D 12 On macOS Via MoltenVK

Sat, 2018-08-04 15:03
Last month Wine introduced support for Vulkan-using Windows programs on macOS via the MoltenVK library for mapping Vulkan API calls to the Apple Metal API. Now the next logical step is available in patch form: getting VKD3D supported on macOS for allowing Direct3D 12 to begin working on Mac for Windows games/applications...

DXVK 0.64 Released With More Game Fixes

Sat, 2018-08-04 14:40
For those making use of DXVK to enjoy greater performance of Direct3D 11 games under Wine thanks to this D3D11-to-Vulkan translation layer, DXVK 0.64 is now available as the latest update...

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