Phoronix on Graphics
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.
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'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."
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.
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.