It only has been tested on VI AMD GPUs, Polaris worked previously but something derailed it, but we should fix it once we get the finished bisect. CIK GPUs kinda work with the amdgpu kernel driver loaded. SI GPUs are nowhere yet.
Yesterday I posted some benchmarks showing how the AMDGPU / R9 Fury performance has jumped up in the past few months just since the April release of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. For those wondering how the open-source AMD OpenGL performance has evolved over the longer term, I took a Radeon R9 270X graphics card and re-did tests going back to Ubuntu 15.04 for looking at the RadeonSI Gallium3D performance for the past year and a half.
Good evening explorers, today I took a look at Planet Nomads a very early build of what could be a very interesting space survival game.
Note: If you do decide to pick it up, be aware right now it has issues with Unity and their new OpenGL version. I found that setting "-force-opengl" as a launch option helps.
I must stress it's very early, and access to the game is quite limited at the moment, but the developer sent me a key and it's interesting. It currently has a single planet and only a creative mode, but that's due to change as they build more into it.
I built a buggy, drove it for a moment and totally screwed up and carried on exploring.
BUTCHER looks like a cross between Broforce and Doom and has jumped straight to the top of my watch list. The developers sent it in and tell me it will have full Linux support.
The game is from Transhuman Design, the same team who gave us Trench Run and King Arthur's Gold, both of which also support Linux.
It's quite rare for me to be so completely surprised and thrilled by a trailer. While it didn't show all that much, what it did show certainly has me extremely interested! Also, awesome choice of song.
Super Crate Box was briefly mentioned in this GOL article, regarding the developers' plans to port three of their games to Linux. Now the day has come for this title, so I tried it and it's really a truly addictive game and an instant recommendation.
2016 LiFT Scholarship Winner Alexander Popov: Linux Kernel Contributor
Since 2012, Alex has had 14 patches accepted into the mainline Linux kernel. With his employer, Positive Technologies, he has helped develop a bare metal hypervisor that they hope to open source soon. And this year he spoke at LinuxCon Japan about his work porting Kernel Address Sanitizer (KASan) to his company's bare-metal hypervisor.
He is using the free training and certification provided by the LiFT scholarship to take the Linux Kernel Internals and Development (LFD420) course from The Linux Foundation.
Also: Slides for my LinuxCon talk on Mainline Explicit FencingHappy Birthday, Linux