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ACPI 6.1, CPUFreq Schedutil Provide Power Fun For Linux 4.7

Tue, 2016-05-17 03:57
The latest fun stuff worth mentioning for the Linux 4.7 kernel merge window are the ACPI and power management updates...

HSA IL Front-End Proposed For GCC

Tue, 2016-05-17 01:28
HSA stakeholders are hoping to mainline their HSA IL front-end for the GCC compiler stack. In particular, BRIG, the binary form of the Heterogeneous System Architecture Intermediate Language...

Linux 4.7 To Support SGI's Ultraviolet UV4

Tue, 2016-05-17 00:35
The x86 platform changes for the Linux 4.7 kernel are dominated by changes for bringing up support for SGI's next-generation Ultraviolet, UV4...

DRI3 Support Lands In Gallium3D's Video Code

Mon, 2016-05-16 23:12
Gallium3D's video acceleration code for VA-API VDPAU state tracker were upgraded today with support for DRI3...

Microsoft Rolls Out .NET Core RC2, .NET Core SDK Preview 1 With Linux Support

Mon, 2016-05-16 23:00
Microsoft today announced the release of .NET Core RC2 and .NET Core SDK Preview 1. Linux continues to be supported alongside Windows and OS X...

Intel Skylake, AMDGPU Get Updated Firmware Blobs

Mon, 2016-05-16 22:54
There are new binary-only firmware updates out today for both Intel and AMD Linux users...

Numerous Scheduler Changes Inbound For Linux 4.7

Mon, 2016-05-16 22:45
Ingo Molnar is once again quite punctual with submitting his pull requests for a newly-opened kernel cycle. One of his noteworthy updates mailed in today were for the kernel's scheduler changes...

AMD Open-Sources FireRays 2.0 Ray-Tracing Library

Mon, 2016-05-16 20:14
The latest project AMD is open-sourcing is FireRays...

Wine 1.9.10 Has Video Output Improvements, C++ Runtime Fixes

Mon, 2016-05-16 17:46
Wine 1.9.10 was released today, Monday, rather than on their usual bi-weekly Friday release cadence. However, even with the extra weekend of development, it's not a particularly noteworthy release...

Manjaro 16.06 RC1 Polishes Xfce 4.12, Linux 4.4 LTS

Mon, 2016-05-16 17:35
The first release candidate to the upcoming Manjaro 16.06 "Daniella" release is now available...

EFI Bootloader Control Driver, Core EFI Capsule Ready For Linux 4.7

Mon, 2016-05-16 17:09
Ingo Molnar sent in the EFI changes for Linux 4.7 and they contain a number of exciting improvements for modern x86 and ARM systems...

AMD's Carrizo Gets Accumulated Power Reporting In Linux 4.7

Mon, 2016-05-16 16:29
The hwmon subsystem updates were mailed in this morning for the Linux 4.7 kernel merge window and contains a notable addition to the fam15h_power driver...

It's Looking Like The Next Mesa Release Won't Be Delayed For OpenGL 4.5

Mon, 2016-05-16 14:45
This weekend was the ambitious proposal to delay Mesa 12.0 until there's OpenGL 4.5 support in this open-source driver stack, which could tack on around an extra month to the release schedule. It's now looking like this change in release planning will not happen...

There's Finally An Open-Source VPU-Side Bootloader For The Raspberry Pi

Mon, 2016-05-16 14:35
It took a while, but there's finally the start of an open-source, community-driven Raspberry Pi bootloader...

Intel's Mesa Driver Now Has OpenGL 4.0 Support

Mon, 2016-05-16 14:07
Intel's Mesa driver is now at OpenGL 4.0 compliance with the landing of ARB_gpu_shader_fp64...

Linux 4.6 Kernel Officially Released

Mon, 2016-05-16 00:49
As expected, Linus Torvalds has officially released the Linux 4.6 kernel...

Mesa 12.0 Might Be A Delayed Release This Summer With OpenGL 4.5 Support

Sun, 2016-05-15 23:14
There's traction building around delaying the next Mesa release, which is currently scheduled to be out in June and for a feature freeze in just a few days. A new proposal is to make Mesa 12.0 be the release with initial OpenGL 4.5 support...

FFmpeg Lands VA-API H.264 / H.265 / MJPEG Encoder Support

Sun, 2016-05-15 22:40
The developers working on the FFmpeg multimedia library have finally implemented support for VA-API accelerated video encoding...

An Ubuntu/Debian Kernel To Play With AMDGPU's OverDrive Overclocking Support

Sun, 2016-05-15 19:47
Friday was a big day for AMD's open-source team as beyond publishing experimental Southern Islands / GCN 1.0 support for AMDGPU they also published for the first time open-source OverDrive overclocking support for the AMDGPU DRM kernel driver...

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