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The OpenGL ES 3.1 Foundation Is Being Laid In Mesa

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Intel developers in particular have been trying to wrap-up OpenGL ES 3.1 support within Mesa. That work is getting closer to finally being realized.

Intel developers have been working hard on GLES 3.1 enablement in Mesa but it didn't make it for Mesa 10.6. As of writing this article, the outstanding OpenGL ES 3.1 extensions still needed to be finished for Mesa include ARB_arrays_of_arrays, ARB_compute_shader, ARB_framebuffer_no_attachments, ARB_shader_image_load_store, ARB_shader_image_size, and ARB_shader_storage_buffer_object. Most of these OpenGL extensions have been started but not yet completed.

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GParted Live 0.22.0-2 Switches to Linux Kernel 4.0, Offers Better UEFI Support

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Steven Shiau, the creator of the Clonezilla Live and GParted Live projects, has made available a new version of the GParted Live distro, as announced on May 26 by Curtis Gedak.

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Red Hat Has Another Developer Now Working On Nouveau

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Red Hat is letting another one of their developers focus on improvements to Nouveau, the open-source NVIDIA Linux graphics driver.

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Also: Mesa May Soon Enable OpenGL ES 1.x/2.x By Default

Yet Another OpenGL 4.5 Extension Is Nearing Completion In Mesa

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While Mesa still is only officially at OpenGL 3.3 compliance, a lot of OpenGL 4.x extensions continue to be worked on by open-source developers interested in advancing the free software graphics drivers.

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Raspberry Pi vs. Raspberry Pi 2 vs. CuBox: performance comparison

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Ever since Raspberry Pi was introduced to the world, the consumer market for inexpensive, pocket-size mini computers has been growing rapidly. The huge popularity of these tiny computers in the mainstream stems from a variety of DIY projects powered by these affordable hardware, as well as many readily available open-source software packages.

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Mesa 10.5.6

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The Latest Features For Linux Performance Management + Benchmark Monitoring

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Linux

There's numerous recent features to talk about this weekend for those interested in tracking Linux system performance, monitoring upstream projects for performance regressions, and carrying out other similar work using open-source software on Linux / BSD / OS X / Solaris.

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Leftovers: Graphics

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Fedora Server 22 Benchmarks With XFS & The Linux 4.0 Kernel

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Fedora 22 is shaping up quite well across the Fedora Workstation, Server, and Cloud offerings. Out of curiosity, this week I ran some initial comparison tests of Fedora Server 21 vs. Fedora Server 22.

Fedora Server 22 notably switches its default file-system over to XFS from EXT4 for new installations. Fedora Server 22 also has the other same updated packages to Fedora 22 like the Linux 4.0.2 kernel and GCC 5.1.1.

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EXT4 RAID Data Corruption Issue Patched in Arch Linux

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The Arch Linux developers informed users today, May 22, about the immediate availability of a critical update for the kernel packages used in the distribution that promises to patch the well-known EXT4 RAID data corruption issue.

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