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PowerPlay Fixes, More Polaris PCI IDs For AMDGPU 4.7

Thu, 2016-05-19 14:42
Alex Deucher sent in some early fixes for the AMDGPU kernel driver for the Linux 4.7 merge window...

Linux 4.7 To Gain New Security Feature Ported From Chrome OS

Thu, 2016-05-19 14:19
James Morris has made known the security subsystem updates intended for the Linux 4.7 kernel and it includes one addition worth mentioning...

OpenRW: An Open-Source, Linux-Friendly Reimplementation Of GTA III

Thu, 2016-05-19 13:48
There is OpenMW as a re-implementation of Morrowind, OpenRA as a re-implementation of Command and Conquer, and many other open-source game projects out there seeking to be free engine re-implementation of popular classic games. The latest of these projects is OpenRW, a re-implementation of Grand Theft Auto III...

Valve Is Finally Releasing Dota 2 With Vulkan Support Very Soon

Thu, 2016-05-19 02:47
It has taken longer than anticipated, but it looks like Valve will be releasing Dota 2 with Vulkan API renderer support within the next week...

Steam Client Beta Brings Improvements For Vulkan Gamers

Thu, 2016-05-19 01:28
While there's still a shortage of Vulkan-powered games, the Steam client continues to make improvements for this next-gen graphics API...

Android N DP3 Considered Beta Quality, Adds VR Mode

Wed, 2016-05-18 22:03
For kicking off the Google I/O conference today, Google announced the third developer preview of the upcoming Android N...

Radeon Linux 4.6 + Mesa 11.3 vs. NVIDIA Linux Performance & Perf-Per-Watt

Wed, 2016-05-18 21:00
Last week I published a 16-way NVIDIA GeForce performance comparison on Linux looking at the OpenGL performance evolution from the GeForce 9800GTX to the GeForce GTX 980 Ti / TITAN X, in getting ready to compare the long-term NVIDIA Linux performance to Pascal. This week I've done similar tests on the AMD Radeon side and compared these OpenGL performance and power consumption / performance-per-Watt numbers to NVIDIA.

GNU Hurd 0.8 & Mach 1.7 Released

Wed, 2016-05-18 19:52
There's a new release of GNU/Hurd available today...

NVIDIA Makes Public More GeForce GTX 1070 Pascal Details

Wed, 2016-05-18 19:14
With the GTX 1080 media embargo lifted yesterday, NVIDIA is spending today getting out more details on the GTX 1070 that will begin shipping in early June...

Wine-Staging 1.9.10 Brings Rewritten CSMT Multi-Threading For Linux Gamers

Wed, 2016-05-18 18:59
Wine-Staging 1.9.10 is out today with more experimental patches atop this week's Wine 1.9.10 snapshot...

Gallium3D Patches To Help GRID Autosport, Metro Redux & More

Wed, 2016-05-18 17:43
For those having some extra time today to help test out some new Mesa patches or just curious about what's on the horizon, Nicolai Hähnle of AMD has posted some Mesa state tracker patches for benefiting several modern Linux games...

ARM Announces Multicore 10nm "Artemis" Test Chip

Wed, 2016-05-18 17:03
ARM today made public they've validated their first multi-core 64-bit ARMv8-A test chip based on TSMC's 10nm FinFET process...

Intel Broadwell Graphics Are Much Faster With Mesa 11.3

Wed, 2016-05-18 15:28
Not only is there now OpenGL 4.2 support for Intel's Mesa driver but also as part of the massive Mesa 11.3 release in development there are OpenGL performance improvements too, at least for newer Broadwell hardware.

SQLite 3.13 Released With Session Extension, Postponed I/O For Temp Files

Wed, 2016-05-18 15:20
SQLite 3.13 was released today as the newest version of this widely-used and relied upon embedded SQL database library...

Wayland/Weston 1.11 Beta Released

Wed, 2016-05-18 14:10
Per the Wayland 1.11 schedule, Wayland and its reference Weston compositor saw their v1.11 beta releases during the night. Wayland 1.11 remains on target for release at the end of May...

Krita 3.0 Up To Release Candidate Stage

Wed, 2016-05-18 13:54
Krita, KDE's incredible digital painting and illustration program, is getting very close to their major 3.0 milestone with today's availability of their release candidate...

New ARM SoCs Supported By Linux 4.7, Including The First Mainline LG ARM Platform

Wed, 2016-05-18 11:00
Seven ARM pull requests were submitted on Tuesday for the Linux 4.7 merge window...

It's Easy Trying Out Intel's OpenGL 4.2 Mesa Driver On Ubuntu 16.04

Wed, 2016-05-18 02:59
With today marking the milestone of Intel's Mesa driver jumping ahead to OpenGL 4.2 compliance after just yesterday hitting OpenGL 4.0, I decided to try out the Mesa Git code of the i965 driver on an Ubuntu 16.04 system...

HID Updates For Linux 4.7 Affect ASUS Devices, Corsair RGB Keyboards

Wed, 2016-05-18 01:46
Jiri Kosina sent in the pull requests today for the subsystems he is responsible for, including the HID area. Here are the changes from that stack coming to Linux 4.7...

More Polaris IDs, Golden Register Settings Added To AMDGPU

Tue, 2016-05-17 23:29
Another day, another round of more open-source driver work out of the AMD folks. The latest are some minor Polaris updates for the AMDGPU DRM driver...