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Mesa 11.3/12.0 Planned For Release In June

Thu, 2016-04-28 17:16
Mesa release manager Emil Velikov has laid out plans to release the next version of Mesa in just over one month...

Igalia Posts Intel vertex_attrib_64bit Mesa Driver Patches, Close To OpenGL 4.1+

Thu, 2016-04-28 14:02
While the Intel Mesa driver remains at OpenGL 3.3 due to missing FP64 support, that code continues to be worked on by Igalia and Intel's OTC developers. Patches for a related extension, ARB_vertex_attrib_64bit, have also now been published that will clear Intel's Mesa driver requirements for OpenGL 4.1...

New DRM Driver Set For Linux 4.7: ARC PGU

Thu, 2016-04-28 12:57
David Airlie has pulled the ARC PGU DRM driver into his DRM-Next tree for in turn landing with the Linux 4.7 kernel...

Missing Skylake HD/Iris Graphics Devices Get Added To Mesa DRM

Thu, 2016-04-28 12:45
It turns out that Skylake's HD Graphics 510, HD Graphics 535, Iris Graphics 550, and Iris Graphics P555 were missing their open-source driver support from an important piece of the Linux graphics stack...

Firefox 47 Beta Enables VP9, Embedded YouTube Videos Use HTML5

Thu, 2016-04-28 12:38
Running hot off this week's release of Firefox 46 is the beta release issued by Mozilla for Firefox 47...

X.Org Members Approve Becoming Part Of The SPI Organization

Thu, 2016-04-28 01:43
The results just are in of the 2016 X.Org Foundation elections and the members have voted to become part of the SPI. The foundation thus is basically becoming dissolved to become part of Software in the Public Interest...

See How Your Linux GPU Compares To Various GeForce GPUs With NVIDIA 364.19

Thu, 2016-04-28 00:14
While waiting for today's release of Tomb Raider on Linux, for which I just posted various NVIDIA Tomb Raider benchmarks on Ubuntu, I was running some other OpenGL benchmarks...

Tomb Raider Benchmarks On Linux With NVIDIA Graphics

Wed, 2016-04-27 22:37
With Feral Interactive releasing Tomb Raider for Linux, three years after the premiere of the Windows port, many have been wondering about the Linux performance particularly with regards to the graphics driver situation. Here are our initial benchmarks of Feral's port of Tomb Raider on Ubuntu Linux with using NVIDIA graphics. More tests to follow.

PulseAudio Adds Memfd Transport Support

Wed, 2016-04-27 20:59
PulseAudio gained support for utilizing the Linux kernel's memfd as a transport mechanism as spearheaded by the systemd/KDBUS crew...

Tomb Raider Is Now Out On Steam For Linux / SteamOS

Wed, 2016-04-27 19:34
As a quick follow-up to this morning's news about Tomb Raider coming for Linux today, the game is now officially available...

Rust Developers Announce MIR, But It's Not What Comes To Mind

Wed, 2016-04-27 18:26
Developers working on the Rust programming language today formally announced MIR, but it's not to be confused with Ubuntu's Mir display server...

Unreal Engine 4.12 Preview 1 Has The Vulkan Mobile Renderer

Wed, 2016-04-27 18:15
Epic Games today announced the first preview release for the upcoming Unreal Engine 4.12...

Xamarin's 2016 Conference Starts, Open-Source SDK Available

Wed, 2016-04-27 16:57
As most Phoronix readers will certainly recall, Microsoft bought out Xamarin, the company co-founded by Miguel de Icaza and focused around Mono technologies, and last month announced they would open-source the Xamarin SDK. Microsoft is making good on their word this week...

Warsow 2.1 Recently Released With Offloaded Rendering

Wed, 2016-04-27 15:10
While checking on various Linux game benchmarks this morning, I noticed Warsow 2.1 was quietly released at the end of March without much attention. Warsow continues to be a multi-platform, GPL-licensed first-person shooter game powered by the Qfusion engine, a very distant derivative of the Quake II engine...

GCC 6.1 Compiler Officially Released With OpenMP 4.5, C++14 Default & Much More

Wed, 2016-04-27 14:01
Jakub Jelinek of Red Hat today announced the official release of the big GCC 6.1 compiler update!..

OpenMandriva Adds F2FS Support

Wed, 2016-04-27 13:54
It's been a while since last having anything to report on with the OpenMandriva Linux distribution, but they wrote in today with news about adding Flash-Friendly File-System (F2FS) support...

KDE's Krita 3.0 Now In Beta

Wed, 2016-04-27 13:48
The developers behind KDE's flagship digital painting and animation program have this morning announced the Krita 3.0 Beta...

Tomb Raider Is Being Released For Linux Today

Wed, 2016-04-27 13:41
Feral Interactive has let the cat out of the bag: Tomb Raider is shipping for Linux today!..

AMD Posts Secure Memory Encryption For The Linux Kernel (SME)

Wed, 2016-04-27 03:49
Well, today seems to be the day for x86 CPU vendors to push out memory security related features for the Linux kernel... After Intel posted the Secure Guard Extensions driver for Linux, AMD has come out with a patch-set for "Secure Memory Encryption" (SME) that looks like it will be a hardware feature of Zen...

Wayland 1.11 Planned For Release At The End Of May

Wed, 2016-04-27 01:27
Bryce Harrington has laid out plans for shipping the next major version of Wayland (v1.11) around the end of May and of course joined by Weston 1.11...