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Phoronix on Graphics

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Linux
  • 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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