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Phoronix on Graphics

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  • Nouveau Lands MP Performance Counters For The GK110
  • Vulkan 1.0.6 Is Out With More Fixes
  • Intel's Vulkan Driver Adds Present Extension Support
  • Mesa 11.2 Features For When It's Released Very Soon

    Besides Linux 4.5 expected this weekend, the release of Mesa 11.2 is also imminent.

    Mesa 11.2 was originally scheduled for release on 11 March, but obviously that didn't happen with now being a day past then. However, unless an 11.2-rc4 release is warranted, Mesa 11.2.0 should be christened this weekend or early next week.

    For those that weren't keeping up with your Mesa readings on Phoronix over the past three months, there are a lot of improvements, but sadly no OpenGL 4.x breakthroughs to any new levels. The Intel driver is still at OpenGL 3.3 (but soon should be well into a GL4 world once FP64 lands) and the RadeonSI/NVC0/R600 drivers are still at OpenGL 4.1 compliance. The LLVMpipe/Softpipe drivers haven't advanced into an OGL4 world. But a lot of individual extensions for the higher OpenGL 4 levels were implemented for Mesa 11.2 and should make for an interesting next Mesa release three months down the line when we could be seeing OpenGL 4.2~4.3 out of some drivers and thus the bump to Mesa 12.0.

  • There's Still Time To Nominate Someone To The X.Org Board (2016)

    There is still time if you wish to nominate yourself or someone else to run in the elections for this year's X.Org Foundation Board of Directors.

    As already covered previously on Phoronix, everything is gearing up for the 2016 X.Org elections. Besides needing to elect four new members to the Board of Directors, they will be again pursuing their potential merger/acceptance by SPI (Software in the Public Interest), should they get enough votes this time to pursue the by-laws change -- last year it failed due to not enough members voting.

  • RadeonSI/Gallium3D Is Almost Ready For Shader Images Support

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Dowry to Linux Foundation From NSA Ally

  • AT&T takes up membership in the Linux Foundation, furthers open source efforts
    AT&T has become a Platinum member in the Linux Foundation, a move that reflects the telco’s ongoing effort to implement open source and open networks not only in its own networks but also to drive broader industry collaboration. One example of this is AT&T's Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management and Policy (ECOMP) architecture. In February, AT&T contributed several million lines of ECOMP code to The Linux Foundation, as well as the new Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project based on production-ready code from AT&T and OPEN-O contributors.
  • AT&T Joins The Linux Foundation as a Platinum Member
  • AT&T Joins The Linux Foundation as a Platinum Member
    The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, today announced that AT&T has become a Platinum member. This follows news of the company’s contribution of several million lines of ECOMP code to The Linux Foundation, as well as the new Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project based on production-ready code from AT&T and OPEN-O contributors.

GNU/Linux on Servers: VisionMobile Report, Cilium, Microservices, and Kubernetes

  • VisionMobile Report Lays Out Developer Salaries by Skill, Software Sector, and Location
    In 2017, that means skilled cloud and backend developers, as well as those who work in emerging technologies including Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning and augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR) can make more money -- tens or sometimes hundreds of times more -- than frontend web and mobile developers whose skills have become more commoditized. “In Western Europe, for example, the median backend developer earns 12% more than the median web developer; a machine learning developer makes 28% more,” according to the report.
  • Cilium leverages Linux kernel for advanced container networking
    Networking has always been one of the most persistent headaches when working with containers. Even Kubernetes—fast becoming the technology of choice for container orchestration—has limitations in how it implements networking. Tricky stuff like network security is, well, even trickier. Now an open source project named Cilium, which is partly sponsored by Google, is attempting to provide a new networking methodology for containers based on technology used in the Linux kernel. Its goal is to give containers better network security and a simpler model for networking.
  • Modules vs. microservices
    Much has been said about moving from monoliths to microservices. Besides rolling off the tongue nicely, it also seems like a no-brainer to chop up a monolith into microservices. But is this approach really the best choice for your organization? It’s true that there are many drawbacks to maintaining a messy monolithic application. But there is a compelling alternative which is often overlooked: modular application development. In this article, we'll explore what this alternative entails and show how it relates to building microservices.
  • What Is Kubernetes?
    Kubernetes is open source software for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. The project is governed by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which is hosted by The Linux Foundation. And it’s quickly becoming the Linux of the cloud, says Jim Zemlin, executive director of The Linux Foundation. Running a container on a laptop is relatively simple. But connecting containers across multiple hosts, scaling them when needed, deploying applications without downtime, and service discovery among several aspects, are really hard challenges. Kubernetes addresses those challenges with a set of primitives and a powerful API.

OSS Leftovers: Harvard University Survey, ASF at 18 Years, Heiko Tietze at LibreOffice

  • Survey seeks to discover the motivations behind open source contributions
    Peer production is one of three fundamental ways to organize human economic activity, along with markets and firms. Yet, although it underlies billions of dollars in open source software production, it is the least understood. Participants in open source are not organized in firms, where they would work under the supervision of managers and earn a salary, nor are they individuals in a market, responding to price signals. The economics of peer production is an interesting area of study that raises many important questions regarding the incentives behind voluntary participation, the efficiency of production, the tools and models that can quantify and explain how the process works, and so forth. My doctoral research at Harvard University considered incentives issues that arise in a software economy. In particular, my work used principles from market design and mechanism design to address problems, such as how to incentivize high-quality submissions to address bugs or features, and how to elicit truthful prediction of task completion time.
  • The Apache® Software Foundation Announces 18 Years of Open Source Leadership
    The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today its 18th Anniversary and accomplishments, and rallied support to ensure future innovation.
  • [Video] LibreOffice interview: Heiko Tietze, UX mentor
    An interview with Heiko Tietze, who is working as a UX (user experience) mentor for The Document Foundation.

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