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  • X.Org Elections Are Next Month, Will Vote Again About SPI Merger

    The X.Org Foundation is set to hold elections beginning next month for four new board of directors as well as the adoption of changes to the foundation's by-laws for allowing it to become part of SPI.

  • Libinput 1.2 Officially Released

    Libinput 1.2.0 was officially released this morning by Red Hat's Peter Hutterer for improving the Linux input support on X.Org, Wayland, and Mir systems.

    Libinput 1.2 features graphics tablet support, three-finger pinch gesture support on capable hardware, motion hysteresis has been deactivated by default, fixes for disable-while-typing, and other changes.

  • RadeonSI Quietly Landed A Shader Cache As A Last Feature For Mesa 11.2

    An in-memory shader cache landed for the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver on Sunday and made it in time for the Mesa 11.2 branching.

    Marek Olšák pushed a number of code commits to Mesa on Sunday that ended with support for binary shaders and shader cache in memory.

  • Mesa 11.3-dev Crosses Off Another OpenGL ES 3.2 Extension

    The newly-opened Mesa 11.3-devel code-base already has support for another OpenGL ES 3.2 extension.

  • Intel Skylake CPUFreq vs. P-State Scaling Benchmarks On Linux 4.5

    For those curious about the performance impact between the CPUFreq and P-State scaling drivers and the different scaling governors when using an Intel Core i5 "Skylake" CPU with the latest Linux 4.5 kernel, here are some fresh benchmarks.

    Over the weekend on a Core i5 6600K Skylake system running Linux 4.5 Git I compared P-State powersave, P-State performance, CPUFreq ondemand, CPUFreq performance, CPUFreq powersave, and CPUFreq conservative options.

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