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AMD To Land Support For Navi 14 Into The Upcoming Mesa 19.2 Driver Stack

27. Srpen 2019 - 12:05
As a possible sign that AMD Navi 14 graphics cards could be coming sooner rather than later, support for Navi 14 is slated to be back-ported to the Mesa 19.2 release due out in a few weeks rather that entered its feature freeze earlier this month rather than waiting for next quarter's Mesa 19.3...

Proton 4.11-3 Pulls In D9VK 0.20, Taps Gamepads Directly, Fsync Fixes

27. Srpen 2019 - 11:54
Valve's Wine-based Proton for powering Steam Play to run Windows games on Linux is seeing more exciting work in their 4.11 branch...

Google Does A Good Job Sticking Close To Upstream For Their Linux Kernels On Chromebooks

27. Srpen 2019 - 11:48
For those wondering how Google manages the Linux kernel sources they use for shipping on the dozens of different Chromebooks and maintaining the support for the respective cycles, Douglas Anderson of Google presented at last week's Embedded Linux Conference in San Diego on the matter...

Mesa 19.3's LLVMpipe Driver Adds Support For Shader Image Extensions

27. Srpen 2019 - 11:42
A number of months have passed since having anything new to report on the progress of the LLVMpipe software driver, but David Airlie now has landed a number of improvements to this LLVM-leveraging "soft" OpenGL driver for Mesa 19.3...

Sway 1.2 Released For This Popular i3 Inspired Wayland Compositor

27. Srpen 2019 - 11:27
Drew DeVault released Sway 1.2 overnight as the newest feature update for this popular Wayland compositor inspired by the i3 window manager...

Linux 5.3 Moves Ahead With No Longer Advertising RdRand On Older AMD CPUs/APUs

27. Srpen 2019 - 1:37
Just prior to yesterday's Linux 5.3-rc6 kernel release, a change was pulled into the code-base that disables the advertising of RdRand support on older AMD CPUs/APUs...

Linux Kernel Clearing Up Intel CPU Names With Proliferation Of Different Cores

26. Srpen 2019 - 22:56
Stemming from recent discussions over Intel's Linux enablement for Intel's Lightning Mountain SoC that characterized it as a "AIRMONT_NP" for a "network processor" even though it's not limited to networking use-cases, and with Intel's proliferation of different CPU cores in general, the Linux kernel is seeing some cleaning up of their different Intel CPU names...

Ubuntu & Debian Moving Along With Plans For Removing Python 2 Packages

26. Srpen 2019 - 15:58
With Debian 10 "Buster" out the door and Python 2 hitting end-of-life at the end of the year, Debian is working on their process of removing Python 2 packages that don't get ported to Python 3 and Ubuntu is working on similar action for their Python 2 packages not found in upstream Debian...

D9VK 0.20 Offers Performance Improvements, New Features For Direct3D 9 Over Vulkan

26. Srpen 2019 - 15:28
Joshua Ashton has released D9VK 0.20 "Frog Cookie" as the newest version of this project mapping Direct3D 9 over Vulkan to help improve the Windows gaming on Linux experience...

VKMS Getting PRIME Import Support For Helping To Test Linux's PRIME Functionality

26. Srpen 2019 - 13:58
The VKMS virtual kernel mode-setting driver is seeing support for PRIME import added to it so this software solution can be used for helping to test multi-GPU PRIME configurations on Linux even without the hardware attached...

AMD Renoir Graphics Power Management Gets Wired Up

26. Srpen 2019 - 12:48
While AMD's next-gen Renoir APUs are Vega-based and not Navi, beyond the initial Linux driver enablement seen over the past few weeks coming out a few days ago were a set of patches just getting the power management in order...

FFmpeg Lands OpenCL-Powered Video Stabilization Filter

26. Srpen 2019 - 12:37
FFmpeg has landed a "deshake" OpenCL filter to its code-base to serve for video stabilization support...

NetBSD Made Progress Thanks To GSoC In Its March Towards Steam Support

26. Srpen 2019 - 12:23
Ultimately the goal is to get Valve's Steam client running on NetBSD using their Linux compatibility layer while the focus the past few months with Google Summer of Code 2019 were supporting the necessary DRM ioctls for allowing Linux software running on NetBSD to be able to tap accelerated graphics support...

KernelShark Has More Plans For Improving This GUI Around Linux's Ftrace

26. Srpen 2019 - 12:01
One month ago was the release of KernelShark 1.0 as the GUI for visualizing Ftrace Linux kernel traces. While v1.0 was a big step forward and switched from GTK to Qt, KernelShark 2.0 is already in planning with more features...

Linux 5.3-rc6 Released - Marking Linux's 28th Birthday

25. Srpen 2019 - 22:25
Linus Torvalds today released the sixth weekly test release of the upcoming Linux 5.3 kernel. It also happens to be 28 years to the day since Linus Torvalds announced the original Linux kernel...

FreeBSD In Q2'2019 Saw Updated Graphics Drivers, Continued Linux Compatibility Layer

25. Srpen 2019 - 14:19
The FreeBSD project has published their Q2'2019 summary that outlines the various accomplishments for this open-source operating system project over the past quarter...

Vulkan 1.1.121 Brings AMD Device Coherent Memory Extension

25. Srpen 2019 - 12:34
Vulkan 1.1.121 is the newest Sunday morning update to the Vulkan graphics/compute API. In addition to various bug fixes/clarifications to the documentation, there is a new Vulkan extension around device coherent memory support from AMD...

KDE Ending Out August With Various Fixes & Other Enhancements

25. Srpen 2019 - 12:28
As the end of the summer nears and KDE's Akademy conference approaches, development is busy as ever on this open-source desktop environment...

DragonFlyBSD Pulls In AMD Radeon Graphics Code From The Linux 4.7 Kernel

25. Srpen 2019 - 9:38
It was just last month that DragonFlyBSD pulled in Radeon's Linux 4.4 kernel driver code as an upgrade from the Linux 3.19 era code they had been using for their open-source AMD graphics support. This week that's now up to a Linux 4.7 era port...

VMware Is Exploring Reducing Meltdown/PTI Overhead With Deferred Flushes

25. Srpen 2019 - 7:13
VMware engineer Nadav Amit who previously pursued "Optpolines" and other possible performance optimizations in light of Spectre / Meltdown vulnerabilities is now proposing patches for deferring PTI flushes to help with addressing the performance overhead caused by Meltdown...