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Benchmarking The Current Intel OpenCL NEO Driver Compute Performance On Ubuntu 19.04

10. Květen 2019 - 15:15
With the recent release of Ubuntu 19.04, the new Intel OpenCL NEO compute stack is available in the archive as "intel-opencl-icd" for easy installation. The former Intel open-source OpenCL "Beignet" driver remains available too, for which we took it for a fun round of benchmarking comparison for seeing how these Intel OpenCL Linux drivers currently compete to just running on the CPU via POCL.

KDE Plasma 5.16 Rolling Out Rewritten Notification System

10. Květen 2019 - 13:43
After being talked about for years, next month's release of KDE Plasma 5.16 will introduce a completely rewritten notification system for the KDE desktop...

Debian 10 "Buster" Currently Defaults To GNOME On Wayland, But That Still Could Change

10. Květen 2019 - 11:49
As it stands now the upcoming release of Debian 10 "Buster" will provide a default desktop of the GNOME Shell running atop Wayland, but that still could change with a Debian developer suggesting the experience might not be good enough for this next release that they would be better off still using the X.Org Server...

13 Years After Launch, The Open-Source Radeon Linux Driver Sees Occasional ATI R5xx Fix

10. Květen 2019 - 11:28
It's not too often these days that new kernel updates bring changes to the pre-GCN Radeon Linux driver, but overnight a fix has been queued for helping out at least some users still running with ATI R5xx series hardware...

Nouveau Gets Initial Support For NVIDIA TU117 (GeForce GTX 1650)

10. Květen 2019 - 8:19
While it missed the main DRM pull request for Linux 5.2, the Nouveau DRM driver now has initial support for NVIDIA's Turing TU117, the GPU powering the new GeForce GTX 1650 series...

Phoronix Test Suite 8.8 Is Near While Milestone 3 Is Now Available For Testing

10. Květen 2019 - 5:22
Phoronix Test Suite 8.8-Hvaler will be released in approximately one week while out now is the third and final development milestone release.Earlier development releases of Phoronix Test Suite 8.8 already brought many changes including Windows support improvements, PDF result improvements, various hardware/software detection improvements, statistics / analytic improvements, and other changes...

Many Media Driver Updates Land In Linux 5.2

10. Květen 2019 - 5:07
Mauro Carvalho Chehab sent in the media subsystem updates on Wednesday for the Linux 5.2 kernel and that new work has already been merged to mainline...

ZFS On Linux 0.8-RC5 Bundles In The SPL Code

10. Květen 2019 - 1:32
The much anticipated ZFS On Linux 0.8 release with its many new features isn't yet officially available but a fifth release candidate materialized today for testing...

Mesa 19.0.4 Released With Numerous RADV, RadeonSI & Intel Fixes

9. Květen 2019 - 23:01
While Mesa 19.1 will be released in a few short weeks, Mesa 19.0.4 is now available as the latest stable version of this collection of open-source OpenGL/Vulkan drivers...

The State of CentOS 8.0 As The Community Rebuild Of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0

9. Květen 2019 - 21:42
With Scientific Linux bowing out, CentOS 8 will be the primary community/non-commercial re-spin of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8. That is, once CentOS 8.0 is ready to be released...

More Details On Microsoft's WSL2 Implementation For Running Linux Binaries On Windows 10

9. Květen 2019 - 19:27
Earlier this week Microsoft announced Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL2) as a more performant implementation of this Linux binary compatibility layer for Windows. Following that news, during their annual Build Conference, was a more detailed presentation on the WSL2 architecture...

Unity 2019.2 Beta Brings A Number Of Linux & Vulkan Fixes

9. Květen 2019 - 18:57
Unity Tech today released their public beta of the forthcoming Unity 2019.2 game engine update...

Linux 5.2 Kernel Introducing Support For Intel's Sound Open Firmware

9. Květen 2019 - 18:18
Back at the Embedded Linux Conference in March 2018, Sound Open Firmware (SOF) was announced by Intel Open-Source Technology GM, Imad Sousou. The kernel-side patches to this open-source sound firmware were published shortly thereafter while now finally after going through several rounds of public code review, the kernel changes have been merged for Linux 5.2...

The New Intel Gallium3D OpenGL Driver Performance Is In Great Shape For Mesa 19.1

9. Květen 2019 - 17:17
With Mesa 19.1 now under its feature freeze, here is a look at how the new Intel "Iris" Gallium3D OpenGL driver is performing for its debut in this next quarterly Mesa feature release. Benchmarks from a Skylake NUC with Intel Iris Pro 580 graphics just wrapped up for looking at the performance of the Intel Gallium3D driver against its existing open-source "i965" Mesa OpenGL driver.

Libinput 1.13.2 Released With Better Finger Detection For Apple Touchpads

9. Květen 2019 - 15:55
While "just a point release", libinput 1.13.2 was released today as the newest update to this widely-used X11/Wayland Linux input handling library. With libinput 1.13.2 are two notable fixes...

AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q2 for Linux Released

9. Květen 2019 - 14:43
Shipping today is the "Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q2 for Linux" driver package as the newest hybrid driver update for Linux systems with AMD Radeon Pro (and consumer) graphics, aiming to increase performance against NVIDIA Quadro hardware...

Linux 5.2 DRM Makes Icelake Production-Ready, Adds Lima & Panfrost Drivers

9. Květen 2019 - 12:33
The Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) subsystem and driver updates have now been submitted and merged for the in-development Linux 5.2 kernel...

Legacy IDE Driver Now Deprecated, To Be Removed From Linux In 2021

9. Květen 2019 - 12:04
The Linux kernel's legacy IDE driver has been officially deprecated as of Linux 5.2 and is expected to be removed entirely in 2021...

Intel OpenCL Linux 19.17.12918 Stack Does Away With Cannonlake Support

9. Květen 2019 - 9:22
Intel released version 19.17.12918 of their OpenCL "NEO" open-source compute runtime stack this week...

The USB Code For Linux 5.2 Sent In With NVIDIA Contributions & More

9. Květen 2019 - 7:11
Greg Kroah-Hartman sent in the USB updates on Wednesday for the Linux 5.2 kernel...