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LLVMpipe Ported To Android x86 For Running Android Apps Without GPU Support

Friday 29th of April 2016 02:07:22 AM
For x86 Android users, patches are available for making use of Mesa's LLVMpipe driver in Gallium3D for cases where hardware drivers are not available. This support is reportedly good enough for running Android apps in the absence of proper OpenGL drivers...

Fresh Mesa 11.3-devel RadeonSI Tests On Ubuntu 16.04 vs. NVIDIA's 364.19 Driver

Thursday 28th of April 2016 07:38:21 PM
For some end-of-month benchmarks and while having a number of graphics cards out prior to being let down by Tomb Raider's Linux benchmark, here is a fresh round of OpenGL tests while using the newest Mesa 11.3-devel code on RadeonSI with AMDGPU/Radeon DRM from Ubuntu 16.04 and then compared to various Kepler/Maxwell graphics cards with the newest NVIDIA Linux driver.

Fedora 24 Beta & Final Hit By Another Delay

Thursday 28th of April 2016 06:45:51 PM
Jan Kurik has passed along word that the Fedora 24 Beta has been delayed and thus the final milestones are also pushed back...

Mesa 11.3/12.0 Planned For Release In June

Thursday 28th of April 2016 03:16:49 PM
Mesa release manager Emil Velikov has laid out plans to release the next version of Mesa in just over one month...

Igalia Posts Intel vertex_attrib_64bit Mesa Driver Patches, Close To OpenGL 4.1+

Thursday 28th of April 2016 12:02:39 PM
While the Intel Mesa driver remains at OpenGL 3.3 due to missing FP64 support, that code continues to be worked on by Igalia and Intel's OTC developers. Patches for a related extension, ARB_vertex_attrib_64bit, have also now been published that will clear Intel's Mesa driver requirements for OpenGL 4.1...

New DRM Driver Set For Linux 4.7: ARC PGU

Thursday 28th of April 2016 10:57:33 AM
David Airlie has pulled the ARC PGU DRM driver into his DRM-Next tree for in turn landing with the Linux 4.7 kernel...

Missing Skylake HD/Iris Graphics Devices Get Added To Mesa DRM

Thursday 28th of April 2016 10:45:10 AM
It turns out that Skylake's HD Graphics 510, HD Graphics 535, Iris Graphics 550, and Iris Graphics P555 were missing their open-source driver support from an important piece of the Linux graphics stack...

Firefox 47 Beta Enables VP9, Embedded YouTube Videos Use HTML5

Thursday 28th of April 2016 10:38:57 AM
Running hot off this week's release of Firefox 46 is the beta release issued by Mozilla for Firefox 47...

X.Org Members Approve Becoming Part Of The SPI Organization

Wednesday 27th of April 2016 11:43:55 PM
The results just are in of the 2016 X.Org Foundation elections and the members have voted to become part of the SPI. The foundation thus is basically becoming dissolved to become part of Software in the Public Interest...

See How Your Linux GPU Compares To Various GeForce GPUs With NVIDIA 364.19

Wednesday 27th of April 2016 10:14:16 PM
While waiting for today's release of Tomb Raider on Linux, for which I just posted various NVIDIA Tomb Raider benchmarks on Ubuntu, I was running some other OpenGL benchmarks...

Tomb Raider Benchmarks On Linux With NVIDIA Graphics

Wednesday 27th of April 2016 08:37:15 PM
With Feral Interactive releasing Tomb Raider for Linux, three years after the premiere of the Windows port, many have been wondering about the Linux performance particularly with regards to the graphics driver situation. Here are our initial benchmarks of Feral's port of Tomb Raider on Ubuntu Linux with using NVIDIA graphics. More tests to follow.

PulseAudio Adds Memfd Transport Support

Wednesday 27th of April 2016 06:59:51 PM
PulseAudio gained support for utilizing the Linux kernel's memfd as a transport mechanism as spearheaded by the systemd/KDBUS crew...

Tomb Raider Is Now Out On Steam For Linux / SteamOS

Wednesday 27th of April 2016 05:34:24 PM
As a quick follow-up to this morning's news about Tomb Raider coming for Linux today, the game is now officially available...

Rust Developers Announce MIR, But It's Not What Comes To Mind

Wednesday 27th of April 2016 04:26:03 PM
Developers working on the Rust programming language today formally announced MIR, but it's not to be confused with Ubuntu's Mir display server...

Unreal Engine 4.12 Preview 1 Has The Vulkan Mobile Renderer

Wednesday 27th of April 2016 04:15:09 PM
Epic Games today announced the first preview release for the upcoming Unreal Engine 4.12...

Xamarin's 2016 Conference Starts, Open-Source SDK Available

Wednesday 27th of April 2016 02:57:55 PM
As most Phoronix readers will certainly recall, Microsoft bought out Xamarin, the company co-founded by Miguel de Icaza and focused around Mono technologies, and last month announced they would open-source the Xamarin SDK. Microsoft is making good on their word this week...

Warsow 2.1 Recently Released With Offloaded Rendering

Wednesday 27th of April 2016 01:10:55 PM
While checking on various Linux game benchmarks this morning, I noticed Warsow 2.1 was quietly released at the end of March without much attention. Warsow continues to be a multi-platform, GPL-licensed first-person shooter game powered by the Qfusion engine, a very distant derivative of the Quake II engine...

GCC 6.1 Compiler Officially Released With OpenMP 4.5, C++14 Default & Much More

Wednesday 27th of April 2016 12:01:22 PM
Jakub Jelinek of Red Hat today announced the official release of the big GCC 6.1 compiler update!..

OpenMandriva Adds F2FS Support

Wednesday 27th of April 2016 11:54:29 AM
It's been a while since last having anything to report on with the OpenMandriva Linux distribution, but they wrote in today with news about adding Flash-Friendly File-System (F2FS) support...

KDE's Krita 3.0 Now In Beta

Wednesday 27th of April 2016 11:48:15 AM
The developers behind KDE's flagship digital painting and animation program have this morning announced the Krita 3.0 Beta...

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