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  • OpenGL Compute Shader Support Lands For Nouveau GK104 & GM107+

    With the exception of the GK110 graphics processor, NVIDIA's Kepler and Maxwell GPUs now support OpenGL compute shaders (GL_ARB_compute_shader) with the latest Nouveau driver code in Mesa.

  • OpenChrome 0.4.0 DDX Driver Revives VIA Open-Source x86 Graphics

    The xf86-video-openchrome 0.4 release has finally happened! It's been more than two years since this VIA x86 X.Org driver was last updated.

  • ARM Posts A New Mali Display DRM Driver

    This initial DRM driver just called "arm" is for supporting their Mali DP500, DP550, and DP650 display hardware. The driver supports up to three planes with hardware rotation support. This driver isn't yet feature complete but good enough for getting X11 running when using fbdev emulation or Wayland when using Pixman rendering.

  • Linux 4.7 Will Bring Intel Color Manager, Changes Needed For Vulkan On Haswell

    While the Linux 4.6 kernel is still a number of weeks away from being released with the merge window only having recently closed, the Intel OTC developers responsible for the i915 DRM graphics driver have already begun aligning their first round of updates for DRM-Next to in turn target Linux 4.7.

    First up, for Intel Haswell users, Linux 4.7 will have changes needed for their Mesa driver's Vulkan support. The command parser in the i915 DRM driver for Linux 4.7 whitelists a number of registers needed for Vulkan support on Haswell. That's in the command parser side while all of the Vulkan magic on Intel hardware under Linux continues to happen within their branched Mesa codebase for their "Anvil" Vulkan driver.

Fedora 24 Alpha Benchmarks

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With trying out Fedora 24 Alpha this week and it going well, I decided to run a few benchmarks on the same system to see how the performance compared to Fedora 23.

Keep in mind that Fedora 24 is still months away from being released and currently does ship with some debug options, but nevertheless is an interesting look to see how Fedora 24 Alpha is comparing to Fedora 23 out-of-the-box and then when applying all stable release updates.

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$10 Orange Pi One Linux Benchmarks Against The Raspberry Pi & Other ARM Boards

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The folks at LoveRPi.com recently sent over an Orange Pi One when they had also sent over the ODROID-C2 $40 64-bit ARM development board for review. Here are some benchmarks of the Orange Pi One compared to several other ARM boards.

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  • Wayland Protocol Extensions Are Being Talked About A Lot This Week

    If you are looking for some Wayland drama, check out the most commented on mailing list thread this week: collaboration on standard Wayland protocol extensions.

    Drew DeVault who has been developing the Sway Wayland compositor as a drop-in replacement to X11's i3 window manager, started this mailing list thread in trying to foster more collaboration over Wayland protocol extensions between the different desktop environments / compositors.

  • More Of OpenGL ES 3.2 Is Getting Finished Up Within Mesa

    It seems we're currently pacing at a rate where almost each day there is new OpenGL 4.x or OpenGL ES 3.2 activity reaching Mesa Git master.

  • GLVND GLX Extension Lands In X.Org Server
  • More Interesting Slides From GDC 2016 Are Now Online

    The interesting slides from this month's Game Developers Conference (GDC) are now available online.

    GDC'16 happened a few weeks back and while there's been the video recordings of some of the sessions to surface online, more of the presentation slides are now available for those not having the time to sit through an entire video presentation.

  • Nominees For The 2016 X.Org Board Elections

    Following a two week delay to the schedule, the list of nominees for the X.Org 2016 Board of Directors elections was published this morning.

    The nominees include Bryce Harrington, Alex Deucher, Egbert Eich, Keith Packard, and Lucas Stach. These five individuals are competing for four board seats with the terms ending for Alex Deucher, Matt Dew, Egbert Eich, and Keith Packard.

Nvidia Releases Long-Lived 361.42 Graphics Driver for Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris

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Just a little more than a week after the release of the Nvidia 364.12 graphics driver for *NIX platforms, today, March 30, 2016, Nvidia released an updated version for its long-lived branch.

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Nouveau Kepler vs. Maxwell Performance On Linux 4.6 + Mesa 11.3-dev

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For putting the open-source GeForce GTX 900 driver performance into better perspective from the results this week with the new support found on Linux 4.6 and compared to NVIDIA's proprietary driver, hare are some benchmark results when comparing the Nouveau driver performance of the GTX 900 "Maxwell" graphics cards to that of the GTX 600/700 "Kepler" graphics cards with their experimental re-clocking support.

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  • Making It Easier To Try Out The Experimental Re-Clocking Support

    While it won't help the current GTX 900 Maxwell performance situation on Nouveau due to being blocked on the PMU firmware in order to be able to re-clock these latest-generation GPUs, there's a fresh kernel source tree that's easy to build with experimental Nouveau patches for improving the NVIDIA re-clocking support on this open-source driver.

  • Mesa Has Already Seen More Than 75k Lines Of Code Added This Year

    With Q1'16 quickly coming to a close, I ran some Git statistics on the Mesa repository this morning to see how things are ticking so far in 2016.

    As of this morning, Mesa in 2016 so far has seen a net gain of 75,932 lines of code (217519 additions, 141587 deletions) across a total of 1504 commits.

Linux 4.6-rc1 Kernel Benchmarks On A Xeon E5 Haswell

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Here are some of my earliest Linux 4.6 kernel benchmarks out there from a few different subsystems with the tests happening from a Xeon E5 Haswell system with AMD Radeon graphics.

As some tests I was able to get done of Linux 4.6-rc1 prior from being out of the office for a day were some Linux 4.4 vs. 4.5 vs. 4.6-rc1 benchmarks on this aforementioned Intel Xeon + AMD Radeon rig.

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Linux 4.6-rc1 Kernel Benchmarks On A Xeon E5 Haswell

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As some tests I was able to get done of Linux 4.6-rc1 prior from being out of the office for a day were some Linux 4.4 vs. 4.5 vs. 4.6-rc1 benchmarks on this aforementioned Intel Xeon + AMD Radeon rig.

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