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PlayStation 3 Support Is Still Being Worked On Within The Linux Kernel

Thursday 12th of February 2015 04:02:42 PM
The PowerPC architecture updates for the Linux 3.20 kernel, including some improvements for the Sony PlayStation 3 game console...

Mesa 10.5 Release Candidate 1 Arrives

Thursday 12th of February 2015 03:00:00 PM
Days after branching Mesa 10.5, Emil Velikov went ahead today and put out the first release candidate for the upcoming Mesa 10.5...

TPM 2.0 Support Sent In For The Linux 3.20 Kernel

Thursday 12th of February 2015 02:49:23 PM
Trusted Platform Module 2.0 (TPM 2.0) is to be supported by the Linux 3.20 kernel...

GTK+ Finally Supports Minimizing Windows On Wayland

Thursday 12th of February 2015 02:09:00 PM
With GNOME 3.16 the developers are working hard at making their native Wayland support be rock-solid and reliable for day-to-day use for those wishing to abandon running their GNOME desktop on an X.Org Server. An important feature has finally landed for GTK+ applications in the Wayland world: the ability to minimize windows...

The Intel Graphics Driver Changes For Linux 3.20

Thursday 12th of February 2015 01:28:26 PM
As usual, the next version of the Linux kernel will bring a number of prominent changes to Intel's open-source DRM graphics driver...

X.Org & Mesa Start Thinking About GSoC 2015

Thursday 12th of February 2015 01:13:47 PM
X.Org and Mesa developers have begun thinking about interesting projects for student developers to get involved in for this year's Google Summer of Code while prospective students should also begin to think about getting involved with X.Org/Mesa development...

Skylake Core M Chips To Start Shipping In H2'2015

Thursday 12th of February 2015 01:02:00 PM
Intel will begin shipping their first Skylake chips in the second half of this year...

Ubuntu Make 0.5 Adds Dart Support

Thursday 12th of February 2015 12:33:50 PM
Ubuntu Make, the software formerly known as Ubuntu Developer Tools Center, is out with a new release that adds more options and platforms for helping developers using Ubuntu Linux...

Intel ILO Gallium3D Driver Updated For Broadwell

Thursday 12th of February 2015 01:38:59 AM
While Intel's official Mesa DRI driver has supported "Gen8" Broadwell graphics for many months, today the support for these latest-generation HD/Iris Graphics processors landed within the unofficial ILO Gallium3D driver...

VESA Unveils The Embedded DisplayPort 1.4a Specification

Wednesday 11th of February 2015 09:19:56 PM
For those that missed it, VESA published the Embedded DisplayPort 1.4a specification this week. This new version has VESA Display Stream Compression and will support laptop panels up to 8K...

Raspberry Pi 2 Linux Benchmarks: Arch, Raspbian & Overclocking

Wednesday 11th of February 2015 08:50:14 PM
Thanks to the open-source Phoronix Test Suite and OpenBenchmarking.org, there's already many benchmarks of the new quad-core Raspberry Pi 2...

GL_AMD_pinned_memory Comes To The Open-Source Radeon Driver

Wednesday 11th of February 2015 08:35:36 PM
Marek Olšák has implemented support for the GL_AMD_pinned_memory extension within Mesa/Gallium3D and the R600g and RadeonSI Gallium3D drivers...

Sound Updates For Linux 3.20 Improve HP Laptops, Other Features

Wednesday 11th of February 2015 06:00:57 PM
The sound changes for the Linux 3.20 kernel aren't too incredibly exciting but there's some improvements for HP laptops, support for some new audio hardware, and a variety of other changes...

Why The X.Org Foundation Wants To Join The SPI

Wednesday 11th of February 2015 04:15:16 PM
X.Org members will soon be voting on whether the X.Org Foundation should dissolve its 501(c)3 state and become a project of SPI...

Weston Repainting With The New Presentation Extension

Wednesday 11th of February 2015 03:54:31 PM
With Wayland's Weston compositor having the presentation feedback support, Pekka Paalanen of Collabora has written about Weston's repaint scheduling...

Power Management For Linux 3.20: SFI CPUFreq, Skylake P-State, New AMD ACPI Driver

Wednesday 11th of February 2015 02:11:02 PM
Rafael Wysocki sent in another hearty ACPI+PM pull request for the next revision to the Linux kernel...

New Input Drivers Coming To Linux 3.20

Wednesday 11th of February 2015 01:31:11 PM
There's new input drivers for Linux 3.20 and improvements to the existing input drivers with this next kernel version...

Linux 3.20 To Fully Support The IBM z13

Wednesday 11th of February 2015 01:19:09 PM
Last month IBM announced the z13 micro-processor for their z13 mainframe computers. IBM claims the z13 is the "world's fastest microprocessor" and now with Linux 3.20 there's full support...

Multiple Read-Only Layers Added To OverlayFS

Wednesday 11th of February 2015 12:58:35 PM
OverlayFS was added to the Linux 3.18 kernel and for Linux 3.19 this file-system popular to live Linux distributions gained multi-layer support. For Linux 3.20 this file-system is now having support for multiple read-only layers...

FBDEV Is Still (Barely) Alive Within The Linux Kernel

Wednesday 11th of February 2015 12:34:00 PM
Back in 2012 there was a call for deprecating FBDEV within the Linux kernel considering that DRM and V4L2 drivers are much better options. Sadly there hasn't been any formal deprecation of FBDEV in the mainline kernel yet, but its still receiving a few changes each kernel cycle...

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