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  • Vulkan 1.1 Support Lands In Mesa Git For RADV, ANV

    Waking up this morning and preparing for Vulkan 1.1 I wasn't too sure what to expect from the open-source drivers and certainly wouldn't have envisioned in my wildest dreams that by the time of going to sleep there would be initial support merged into Mesa Git on launch-day for a major graphics API update... But open-source developers have achieved just that today.

  • radv - Vulkan 1.1 conformant on launch day

    Vulkan 1.1 was officially released today, and thanks to a big effort by Bas and a lot of shared work from the Intel anv developers, radv is a launch day conformant implementation.

  • RADV Achieves Same-Day Conformance For Vulkan 1.1

    Today's Vulkan 1.1 release is met by brilliant Linux driver support across the board. Not only is there the NVIDIA Linux driver update we have come to expect but this launch has been met by on-time open-source driver support with the AMDVLK driver and Intel ANV Vulkan driver too having day-one support in source form. But that's not all as Bas and Dave have managed to get day-one conformance too with RADV.

  • SteamVR beta updated to fix a radv OpenGL crash and 'fixes' Vive Pro on Linux

    A small SteamVR beta is out that fixes an OpenGL crash with the AMD radv drivers and it also fixes support for the Vive Pro on Linux.

  • EGLStreams For XWayland Gets Updated

    While we are past the first release candidate on the X.Org Server 1.20 release, one of the patch series still being wrangled for this update by release manager Adam Jackson is EGLStreams support for XWayland, benefiting the NVIDIA Linux driver.

    Published in early February was the initial patches for EGLStreams on XWayland by Lyude Paul of Red Hat. Adam Jackson, also of Red Hat, has now sent out the second revision of these patches that would allow the NVIDIA proprietary Linux driver to support X11 applications on Wayland via XWayland with this functionality.

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