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GL_KHR_robustness Lands For RadeonSI / NVC0, OpenGL 4.5 Changes Complete

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 02:16:39 PM
Thanks to work done by AMD's Nicolai Hähnle, the Mesa Gallium3D state tracker exposes support for the GL_KHR_robustness extension...

Staging Update For Linux 4.9 Is Heavy With Adding Greybus, Raspberry Pi VCHIQ

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 12:39:29 PM
Greg Kroah-Hartman sent in the staging subsystem pull request for the Linux 4.9 kernel and it's quite big in part due to the addition of the Greybus subsystem...

OpenSUSE 42.2 Beta 3 Ships With KDE Plasma 5.8

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 10:45:56 AM
Just one day after KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS was released, openSUSE Leap 42.2 Beta 3 is shipping and uses this new KDE desktop update by default...

FUSE Supports POSIX ACLs In Linux 4.9

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 10:42:11 AM
The FUSE kernel module update has been sent in for Linux 4.9 as the kernel code responsible for supporting file-systems in user-space on Linux...

Jolla Puts Out Sailfish OS "Fiskarsinjoki" In Early Access

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 10:34:26 AM
Jolla is looking to push out Sailfish OS releases faster and thus today announced "Fiskarsinjoki" in early access form...

Mad Max Coming To Linux, NVIDIA Graphics Supported

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 10:22:16 AM
The Mad Max game is being released for Linux later this month on 20 October...

New Documentation Around NVIDIA's Push For A GBM Alternative To Memory Allocation

Wednesday 5th of October 2016 01:00:00 AM
NVIDIA has been pushing for a new Unix Device Memory Allocator API as an alternative to GBM, which could be used by Wayland compositors instead and would be a superior API that NVIDIA's proprietary Linux driver would be willing to support...

Samsung's Proposal For A Picture Processing API In Linux DRM

Tuesday 4th of October 2016 10:08:02 PM
While not yet merged into the mainline Linux kernel and so far not seen as favorable by upstream DRM kernel veterans, Samsung developers have been working on a picture processing API for the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM). At this week's LinuxCon Europe, they are presenting their API proposal...

Libvirt 2.3 Virtualization API Released

Tuesday 4th of October 2016 09:56:21 PM
The libvirt Linux virtualization API has been updated to version 2.3 today with some new features and plenty of bug fixes...

Regressed R9 290 Isn't Affected By Issue When Using AMDGPU DRM Driver

Tuesday 4th of October 2016 08:37:12 PM
Published earlier today was AMDGPU vs. Radeon DRM benchmarks on DRM-Next for GCN 1.0/1.1 graphics cards that have experimental support available via Kconfig switches to enable this alternative open-source DRM driver over the long-standing Radeon driver. Here are some fresh Git benchmarks using the R9 290 "Hawaii" GPU that's been in a regressed state on the default Radeon driver...

Fedora 24 Users: Don't Run "DNF Update" From The Desktop

Tuesday 4th of October 2016 07:22:11 PM
Fedora 24 users are advised against currently updating your system using the common dnf update command when running GNOME, KDE, or any other graphical desktop. Due to an awkward bug being explored, it could leave your system in an unhappy state...

GNOME 3.24 Release Schedule Now Available

Tuesday 4th of October 2016 04:45:34 PM
The GNOME 3.24 release schedule has been firmed up and is now publicized...

LXQt Memory Usage On Par With LXDE, Loiwer Than Xfce

Tuesday 4th of October 2016 03:46:59 PM
LXQt developers have done a desktop memory consumption comparison to show that Qt programs are not necessarily bloated...

X.Org Hit By New Round Of Security Issues, Multiple Libraries Affected

Tuesday 4th of October 2016 02:15:25 PM
Back in 2013 we heard how X.Org security is worse than it looks and how for a period there were many X.Org security issues. It's been a while since last seeing a number of X.Org security vulnerabilities come about at once, but that's changed with this morning's disclosure...

AMDGPU vs. Radeon GCN 1.0/1.1 Performance On Linux 4.9 DRM-Next

Tuesday 4th of October 2016 02:00:00 PM
With the forthcoming Linux 4.9 kernel there is experimental AMDGPU Southern Islands support so that original AMD GCN 1.0 GPUs can optionally work with the newer AMDGPU DRM driver rather than the mature Radeon DRM driver. In this article are tests of some AMD graphics cards from GCN 1.0/1.1 era comparing the performance impact of switching the Radeon/AMDGPU kernel driver with this DRM-Next code for Linux 4.9.

Khronos Launches NNEF, OpenVX NNE

Tuesday 4th of October 2016 01:22:28 PM
The Khronos Group, the organization behind OpenGL, Vulkan, and other industry standards, is expanding their footprint when it comes to new neural network initiatives...

SMAF v10 Secure Memory Allocation Published, Too Late For Linux 4.9

Tuesday 4th of October 2016 12:57:43 PM
Version 10 of the Secure Memory Allocation Framework (SMAF) is now available as a large patch-set by Linaro for addressing secure-related memory allocation on Linux...

KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS Officially Released

Tuesday 4th of October 2016 12:32:01 PM
This morning marks the release of the first Plasma 5 Long-Term Support release, Plasma 5.8...

Gallium3D "Nine" Improvements Inbound For Next Mesa Release

Tuesday 4th of October 2016 11:18:09 AM
On top of the RADV Vulkan driver being queued for the next Mesa release, it looks like some improvements to the "Nine" Direct3D 9 Gallium3D state tracker are also en route for the new Mesa version...

GCC RISC-V Support Allegedly Held Up Due To University Lawyers

Tuesday 4th of October 2016 10:42:23 AM
While there has been talk about RISC-V architecture support in the GCC compiler and for LLVM too going back months, a developer is reporting that the GCC RISC-V support is being delayed due to UC Berkeley lawyers...

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