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Intel Ready To Add Their Experimental "Iris" Gallium3D Driver To Mesa

Sre, 02/20/2019 - 23:19
For just over the past year Intel open-source driver developers have been developing a new Gallium3D-based OpenGL driver for Linux systems as the eventual replacement to their long-standing "i965 classic" Mesa driver. The Intel developers are now confident enough in the state of this new driver dubbed Iris that they are looking to merge the driver into mainline Mesa proper...

KASAN Spots Another Kernel Vulnerability From Early Linux 2.6 Through 4.20

Sre, 02/20/2019 - 21:11
The Kernel Address Sanitizer (KASAN) that detects dynamic memory errors within the Linux kernel code has just picked up another win with uncovering a use-after-free vulnerability that's been around since the early Linux 2.6 kernels...

AMD Hiring Ten More People For Their Open-Source/Linux Driver Team

Sre, 02/20/2019 - 19:00
If you are passionate about Linux/open-source and experienced with the 3D graphics programming and/or compute shaders, AMD is looking to expand their open-source/Linux driver team by about ten people...

Extensive Benchmarks Looking At AMD Znver1 GCC 9 Performance, EPYC Compiler Tuning

Sre, 02/20/2019 - 17:26
With the GCC 9 compiler due to be officially released as stable in the next month or two, we've been running benchmarks of this near-final state to the GNU Compiler Collection on a diverse range of processors. In recent weeks that has included extensive compiler benchmarks on a dozen x86_64 systems, POWER9 compiler testing on the Talos II, and also the AArch64 compiler performance on recent releases of GCC and LLVM Clang. In this latest installment of our GCC 9 compiler benchmarking is an extensive look at the AMD EPYC Znver1 performance on various releases of the GCC compiler as well as looking at various optimization levels under this new compiler on the Znver1 processor.

TuxClocker: Another GPU Overclocking GUI For Linux

Sre, 02/20/2019 - 16:00
Adding to the list of third-party GPU overclocking utilities for Linux is TuxClocker, a Qt5-based user-interface currently with support for NVIDIA graphics cards and experimental support for AMD GPUs...

OpenSUSE Leap 15.1 Reaches Beta Milestone

Sre, 02/20/2019 - 15:38
This week openSUSE Leap 15.1 reached the beta stage for this Linux distribution derived from the same sources as SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 SP1...

Arm Neoverse N1 & E1 Platforms Announced For Cloud To Edge Computing

Sre, 02/20/2019 - 15:14
Arm announced today their Neoverse N1 7nm platform catering towards cloud workload performance as well as the Neoverse E1 platform for high-efficiency infrastructure...

Gallium Nine With NIR Is Now Running Most D3D9 Games "Flawlessly"

Sre, 02/20/2019 - 12:53
Towards the beginning of the month we reported on the Gallium Nine state tracker working on NIR support as an alternative to its original focus on the common TGSI intermediate representation to Gallium3D. That NIR-ified version of Gallium Nine is now working and beginning to run most Direct3D 9 games fine...

KDE To Support Matrix Decentralized Instant Messaging

Sre, 02/20/2019 - 12:13
The GNOME project has been working on integration with the Matrix federated real-time communication protocol for a while, which can bridge to other platforms like IRC, WhatsApp, XMPP, and Telegram. KDE is also now backing Matrix and will be supporting it by its instant messaging framework...

Intel Wires VK_EXT_depth_clip_enable Into Their Vulkan Driver, Helping DXVK

Sre, 02/20/2019 - 11:37
Intel's open-source ANV Vulkan driver now supports the VK_EXT_depth_clip_enable that was designed in part to help the DXVK project for mapping Direct3D atop of the Vulkan API...

It Soon May Be Easier Building Debian Packages On Fedora

Sre, 02/20/2019 - 07:19
It soon might be easier should you find yourself trying to build Debian packages from a Fedora system...

Mesa 19.0-RC5 Released As The Cycle Drags Into Overtime

Sre, 02/20/2019 - 06:01
Mesa 19.0-RC5 was issued a short time ago as the latest release candidate for Mesa 19.0. Due to blocker bugs remaining, at least one more release candidate is likely next week before seeing the official release...

RadeonSI Gets NIR Improvements, Enabled By Default For Civilization VI

Sre, 02/20/2019 - 01:46
The RadeonSI NIR back-end as an alternative to its longstanding TGSI usage continues to be improved upon as a prerequisite for supporting OpenGL 4.6 with SPIR-V ingestion. A fresh batch of RadeonSI NIR work was merged today, including to enable it by default for one Linux game...

OpenCL 2.2-10 Released With Fixes

Tor, 02/19/2019 - 23:49
While "OpenCL-Next" will hopefully be on track for releasing later this year as the next big update to OpenCL, OpenCL 2.2-10 was released today by The Khronos Group as the latest maintenance update to the nearly two year old OpenCL 2.2 specification...

Wayland 1.17 & Weston 6.0 Reach Alpha, Officially Releasing Next Month

Tor, 02/19/2019 - 22:07
Out today are the first alpha releases for Wayland 1.17 and the Weston 6.0 reference compositor. This alpha release is about two weeks behind schedule but the developers have updated their plans to now ship the beta releases on 5 March, release candidates begin on 12 March, and potentially releasing the stable versions of Wayland 1.17.0 and Weston 6.0.0 on 19 March...

Intel Preparing The Linux Kernel For Cascade Lake AP Multi-Die Support

Tor, 02/19/2019 - 21:44
Intel developers have begun posting their Linux kernel patches for enabling multi-die/package topology support to the Linux kernel as part of their Cascade Lake AP upbringing...

NVIDIA 418.31.03 Linux Driver Has Fixes For Hitman 2 On DXVK, Warhammer II Linux Fix

Tor, 02/19/2019 - 20:16
Following today's Vulkan 1.1.101 release, NVIDIA has debuted a new Vulkan beta driver for Linux (and Windows) users...

Flatpak's Flathub Seeing Infrastructure Improvements, Finally Support For Beta Releases

Tor, 02/19/2019 - 17:33
Flatpak's Flathub finally supports the notion of application beta releases for application maintainers wanting to offer up early-access/testing versions of applications...

DigiKam 6.0 Released With Video File Management, New Export/Import Options

Tor, 02/19/2019 - 17:03
DigiKam 6.0 is now available as the Qt/KDE aligned open-source image organizer and with this new release has full support for video file management too...

Using Clear Linux As A Desktop Linux Distribution - It Works Well But With Some "Papercuts"

Tor, 02/19/2019 - 16:00
While I am a big fan of Intel's Clear Linux distribution for its raw performance on x86_64 hardware that for most workloads goes unsurpassed by any other Linux platform out-of-the-box, there has been a lot of Phoronix readers wondering how well it could function as a standard desktop Linux distribution. With upgrading my main production system earlier this month, I decided to try out Clear Linux and now with 200+ hours into using it as the OS on my main production system, I figured it'd be good to share my initial thoughts.