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Many AMDGPU DC Fixes Heading Into Linux 4.16

Wednesday 7th of March 2018 11:35:44 PM
If you have been affected by AMDGPU DC display code fallout on the Linux 4.16 release candidates up to this point, fortunately there is a big batch of fixes set to land still for this kernel cycle...

EGLStreams For XWayland Gets Updated

Wednesday 7th of March 2018 11:08:57 PM
While we are past the first release candidate on the X.Org Server 1.20 release, one of the patch series still being wrangled for this update by release manager Adam Jackson is EGLStreams support for XWayland, benefiting the NVIDIA Linux driver...

RADV Achieves Same-Day Conformance For Vulkan 1.1

Wednesday 7th of March 2018 07:26:18 PM
Today's Vulkan 1.1 release is met by brilliant Linux driver support across the board. Not only is there the NVIDIA Linux driver update we have come to expect but this launch has been met by on-time open-source driver support with the AMDVLK driver and Intel ANV Vulkan driver too having day-one support in source form. But that's not all as Bas and Dave have managed to get day-one conformance too with RADV...

Android P Previews Better Message Notifications, HDR VP9, Multi-Camera API

Wednesday 7th of March 2018 06:46:46 PM
Google today is making available the first public developer preview release of the forthcoming Android P...

Intel Publishes 56 Patches For Conformant Vulkan 1.1 Support With ANV Driver

Wednesday 7th of March 2018 03:00:31 PM
Intel has joined the party with NVIDIA and AMD in offering launch-day Linux driver support for the big new Vulkan 1.1 update available today from The Khronos Group...

AMDVLK Open-Source Radeon Driver Arrives With Vulkan 1.1 Support

Wednesday 7th of March 2018 02:27:40 PM
When writing about the big Vulkan 1.1 release a few days ago I was wondering myself whether the official AMDVLK Vulkan driver or RADV Mesa-based Vulkan driver would be first to the table with Vulkan 1.1 patches... It turns out AMDVLK won this round, at least by a small measure of time...

Vulkan 1.1 Released As The First Major Update To This Graphics/Compute API

Wednesday 7th of March 2018 02:00:00 PM
The Khronos Group has today announced Vulkan 1.1 as the first major update to this high-performance graphics/compute API since the initial Vulkan 1.0 release two years ago. And it's thankfully a hard launch with multiple vendors putting out Vulkan 1.1 conformant drivers today.

NVIDIA Releases First Linux Drivers For Vulkan 1.1

Wednesday 7th of March 2018 01:59:33 PM
Just as we have been accustomed to seeing over the years with OpenGL and now Vulkan, NVIDIA is first out the door with Windows and Linux drivers for this new graphics API update...

It Looks Like Raven Ridge Desktop APUs Will Work Better With Linux 4.17

Wednesday 7th of March 2018 10:49:44 AM
Sadly right now with the highly-anticipated Vega+Zen Raven Ridge desktop APUs is in fairly rough shape with some hangs, display corruption, etc. Fortunately it looks like Linux 4.17 support will be in better shape...

Microsoft Developer Hoping To Land XArray Support For The Linux 4.17 Kernel

Wednesday 7th of March 2018 10:28:01 AM
For the past several months Microsoft developer Matthew Wilcox has been working on an XArray implementation for the Linux kernel that he hopes to eventually replace the radix tree data structure. He's now hoping to land the initial XArray support in Linux 4.17...

A Call For Improving Cairo Rendering With Its Own Test Suite No Longer Even Passing

Wednesday 7th of March 2018 10:00:49 AM
GNOME developer Federico Mena-Quintero has made a call to action for trying to get some support for improving Cairo, the widely-used 2D rendering library. Its own test suite is no longer passing with interest in Cairo seeming to wane these days...

Fedora 28's Grubby Could Deal With /boot On Btrfs

Wednesday 7th of March 2018 09:45:27 AM
While Red Hat has been divesting from Btrfs and pursuing other Linux storage alternatives like Stratis, it looks like Fedora 28 will feature slightly better support for those opting for Btrfs...

Chrome 65 Released With CSS Paint API, Server Timing API

Tuesday 6th of March 2018 10:32:36 PM
Google has rolled out Chrome 65 to its stable channels on Linux, macOS, Android, and Windows...

Debian & Kali Linux Are Now On Windows Subsystem for Linux

Tuesday 6th of March 2018 08:59:04 PM
Microsoft has announced this week the latest Linux distributions now available via the Windows 10 Store for running on Windows Subsystem for Linux...

OpenMAX Tizonia H.264 Encoder/Decoder Land In Mesa 18.1 Git

Tuesday 6th of March 2018 07:00:00 PM
It was last summer that a GSoC student developer worked on an OpenMAX Tizonia state tracker for Gallium3D to replace the existing and out-of-date "Bellagio" code. Finally today that new Tizonia code has landed in Mesa 18.1-devel Git...

xf86-video-ati 18.0 X.Org Driver Released

Tuesday 6th of March 2018 05:53:02 PM
Days after the release of xf86-video-amdgpu 18.0 is now an updated xf86-video-ati / Radeon DDX release for namely the pre-GCN graphics processors...

Checking Out Ubuntu 18.04's Minimal Desktop Install Option

Tuesday 6th of March 2018 04:04:04 PM
Besides the Ubuntu 18.04 minimal spin that is around to 30MB compressed, the Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic Beaver" installer recently added an option for a "minimal installation" from the desktop Live DVD/USB environment. Here's a look at what that means for desktop users...

Trying Out The New Intel Open-Source OpenCL NEO Compute Driver

Tuesday 6th of March 2018 02:55:57 PM
Last month Intel open-sourced a new "NEO" OpenCL driver including an LLVM graphics compiler and its compute runtime supporting OpenCL 2.1. I finally found some time to give this new open-source Intel OpenCL Linux driver a try.

OpenIndiana Now Has KPTI Support Up For Testing To Mitigate Meltdown

Tuesday 6th of March 2018 01:00:54 PM
The Solaris-derived OpenIndiana operating system now has KPTI (Kernel Page Table Isolation) support for testing to mitigate the Intel Meltdown CPU vulnerability...

Aspect Ratio Support Within The Linux Kernel's DRM Code Revised

Tuesday 6th of March 2018 12:53:53 PM
Intel open-source developer Ankit Nautiyal has restarted work on adding picture aspect ratio support to the Linux kernel's Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) layer...

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Security: Updates, Synopsys/Black Duck FUD, and Software Security Over Convenience

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  • Synopsys reveals its open-source rookies of the year [Ed: Anti-FOSS company Black Duck, which markets its proprietary software by attacking FOSS (it admitted being anti-GPL since inception, created by Microsoft employee), wants the public to think of it as a FOSS authority]
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    Recently I got inspired (paranoid ?) by my boss who cares a lot about software security. Previously, I had almost the same password on all the websites I used, I had them synced to google servers (Chrome user previously), but once I started taking software security seriously, I knew the biggest mistake I was making was to have a single password everywhere, so I went one step forward and set randomly generated passwords on all online accounts and stored them in a keystore.

MIPI-CSI camera kit runs Linux on Apollo Lake

Congatec’s rugged, Linux-driven “Conga-CAM-KIT/MIPI” camera kit combines its Intel Apollo Lake based Conga-PA5 SBC with a MIPI-CSI 2 camera from Leopard Imaging and other components. Congatec announced a Conga-CAM-KIT/MIPI camera kit, also referred to as the MIPI-CSI 2 Smart Camera Kit. The kit runs a Yocto Project based Linux distribution on Congatec’s Conga-PA5, a Pico-ITX SBC with Intel’s Apollo Lake Atom, Pentium, and Celeron SoCs. Also included is a MIPI-CSI 2 camera (LI-AR023Z-YUV-MIP) from Leopard Imaging based on ON Semiconductor’s AR0237 HD sensor. Extended temperature ranges are supported. Read more

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