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  • Qualcomm Adreno 430 Now Supported By Freedreno Gallium3D

    The Qualcomm Adreno 430 is now supported by the Freedreno Gallium3D driver.

    After all of the other Qualcomm Adreno A4xx work was done in the Freedreno Gallium3D driver, it just ended up being adding "430" to a switch statement to make the 3D support work, per this commit.

  • Hutterer: Is Wayland Ready Yet?

    Linux input expert Peter Hutterer at Red Hat has followed up with another blog post since his X.Org project vs. X.Org Foundation post from a few days ago. Today he looks at the question of "is Wayland ready yet?"

  • AMD Stoney APUs Bring ETC2 Open-Source Driver Support

    AMD's upcoming "Stoney" APUs has support for ETC2 texture compression.

    A commit today enables ETC2 hardware support for Stoney. The commit by Marek reads, "radeonsi: add ETC2 support for Stoney. Tested and working."

  • Remote Wayland Preview, GNOME 3.20 / Fedora 24 Is Shaping Up Well For Wayland

    Matthias Clasen has written a status update concerning the state of GNOME 3.20 on Wayland.

    Clasen shares that there's been a lot of work on fixing of dialogs/menus/other-popups for Wayland scrolling, kinetic scrolling now works on Wayland with GTK+, and drag-and-drop under Wayland is comparable to what's offered by X11. Those are items previously already covered on Phoronix and present in GNOME 3.19.4.

  • Early 2016 Look: OpenCL & CUDA Comparison On 13 NVIDIA GPUs

    With having out most of my NVIDIA graphics cards earlier this week due to running the 27-way OpenGL and performance-per-Watt comparison on NVIDIA graphics cards going back a decade, I took the opportunity to also run a smaller, fresh OpenCL/CUDA GPU compute comparison on various recent NVIDIA GPUs.

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Graphics: NVIDIA, Nouveau, X.Org Server

  • NVIDIA Making Progress On Server-Side GLVND: Different Drivers For Different X Screens
    While NVIDIA isn't doing much to help out Nouveau, at least the company is contributing to the open-source Linux graphics ecosystem in other ways. In addition to presenting at XDC2017 this week on the Unix device memory allocator API and DeepColor / HDR support, they also presented on server-side GLVND. Server-side GLVND is separate from the client-side GLVND (OpenGL Vendor Neutral Dispatch Library) that evolved over the past few years and with modern Linux systems is supported both by Mesa and the NVIDIA binary driver. Server-side GLVND can help PRIME laptops and other use-cases like XWayland where potentially dealing with multiple GPU drivers touching X.
  • Nouveau Developers Remain Blocked By NVIDIA From Advancing Open-Source Driver
    Longtime Nouveau contributors Martin Peres and Karol Herbst presented at this week's XDC2017 X.Org conference at the Googleplex in Mountain View. It was a quick talk as they didn't have a whole lot to report on due to their open-source NVIDIA "Nouveau" driver efforts largely being restricted by NVIDIA Corp.
  • X.Org Server 1.20 Expected Around January With New Features
    X.Org Server 1.19 is already almsot one year old and while X.Org is currently well off its six month release cadence, version 1.20 is being figured out for an early 2018 release. Adam Jackson of Red Hat who has been serving as the xorg-server release manager held a quick session on Friday at XDC2017 to figure out what's needed for X.Org Server 1.20. His goal is to see X.Org Server 1.20 released in time for making the Fedora 28 version. For that to happen nicely, he's hoping to see xorg-server 1.20 released in January. The Fedora 28 beta freeze is the middle of March so there is still time for the 1.20 release to slip while making the F28 Linux distribution update.

ASUS Launches Its Thinnest and Lightest Flippable Chromebook, the Flip C101

ASUS announced a new Chromebook on its website, the Flip C101, which is a smaller and lightweight version of the C302 model. Featuring a 10.1-inch touchscreen display, the all-new Chromebook is priced at only $299 in the US. Read more

FreeBSD 10.4-RC2 Now Available

The second RC build of the 10.4-RELEASE release cycle is now available. Read more