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Phoronix on Graphics

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Phoronix on Linux, Graphics

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  • X.Org Elections Are Next Month, Will Vote Again About SPI Merger

    The X.Org Foundation is set to hold elections beginning next month for four new board of directors as well as the adoption of changes to the foundation's by-laws for allowing it to become part of SPI.

  • Libinput 1.2 Officially Released

    Libinput 1.2.0 was officially released this morning by Red Hat's Peter Hutterer for improving the Linux input support on X.Org, Wayland, and Mir systems.

    Libinput 1.2 features graphics tablet support, three-finger pinch gesture support on capable hardware, motion hysteresis has been deactivated by default, fixes for disable-while-typing, and other changes.

  • RadeonSI Quietly Landed A Shader Cache As A Last Feature For Mesa 11.2

    An in-memory shader cache landed for the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver on Sunday and made it in time for the Mesa 11.2 branching.

    Marek Olšák pushed a number of code commits to Mesa on Sunday that ended with support for binary shaders and shader cache in memory.

  • Mesa 11.3-dev Crosses Off Another OpenGL ES 3.2 Extension

    The newly-opened Mesa 11.3-devel code-base already has support for another OpenGL ES 3.2 extension.

  • Intel Skylake CPUFreq vs. P-State Scaling Benchmarks On Linux 4.5

    For those curious about the performance impact between the CPUFreq and P-State scaling drivers and the different scaling governors when using an Intel Core i5 "Skylake" CPU with the latest Linux 4.5 kernel, here are some fresh benchmarks.

    Over the weekend on a Core i5 6600K Skylake system running Linux 4.5 Git I compared P-State powersave, P-State performance, CPUFreq ondemand, CPUFreq performance, CPUFreq powersave, and CPUFreq conservative options.

Introducing Cortex-A32: ARM’s smallest, lowest power ARMv8-A processor for next generation 32-bit embedded applications

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The announcement of the ARM® Cortex®-A35 processor marked the beginning of a new family of ultra high efficiency application processors from ARM. Today, ARM announced the second member of that family, the Cortex-A32, a new 32-bit processor. Highlights of the Cortex-A32 include:

ARM’s smallest, lowest power ARMv8-A processor, optimized for 32-bit processing (supports the A32/T32 instruction set, and is fully compatible with ARMv7-A)
Provides ultra efficient 32-bit compute for the next generation of embedded products including consumer, wearable and IoT applications.

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Also: ARM’s slim new Cortex-A32 aims 32-bit ARMv8 at IoT apps

Open vs. Closed Driver Benchmarks Of AMD's A10-7850K Kaveri On Ubuntu 16.04

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From an AMD A10-7850K Kaveri system I did a clean install of a daily Ubuntu 16.04 x86_64 development snapshot. First I tested the closed-source driver as packaged right now in Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus (fglrx 15.20.3). Following that, was the test of the current out-of-the-box open-source RadeonSI stack with the Linux 4.4 kernel and Mesa 11.1 built against LLVM 3.8. Following that I did a run of the same open driver stack but having manually enabled DRI3 rather than using the default DRI2. Following that was then an upgrade to the Linux 4.5 Git kernel for an extra run and then lastly was a run of the Linux 4.5 Git kernel paired with Mesa 11.2 and DRI3 enabled.

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Mesa 11.2 RC1

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Kernel Space: Linux, Graphics

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  • Linux 4.3.6 reaches end of the road, users urged to move to Linux 4.4

    Linux 4.3 was not a long term support release, and the last maintenance build is now Linux kernel 4.3.6, as announced earlier by Mr. Kroah-Hartman, who is a renowned kernel developer and maintainer. He has incessantly told users to update to the 4.3.6 point release, but at the same time, he has also urged them to move up to the most advanced stable series, for security and performance optimization purposes. Right now, the most updated version happens to be Linux 4.4, which just received its second point release the other day and will be getting a long term support.

  • Work on the mainline kernel for open Xperia devices

    We’ve just released new build guides on how to build Linux mainline kernel for Xperia devices and how to build a minimal version of Linux for Xperia devices. With these assets, you can experiment with IoT prototyping, or join the development of support for Xperia devices in the Linux kernel. Learn about this, and find out how the Open Device program got its start after the jump.

  • Firmware Updates for Linux - Richard Hughes
  • Making use of persistent memory

    Persistent memory holds a lot of promise: what's not to like about vast amounts of directly-attached memory that remembers its contents over a power cycle?

  • A Btrfs File-System Kernel Driver For Windows

    Unlike other Btrfs drivers for Windows written up to this point, this new driver is a proper Windows kernel driver and it also supports read-write functionality. Aside from RAID and compression support missing, the developer Mark Harmstone says that it's "practically feature-complete - albeit very much an alpha version."

  • Intel Graphics Installer 1.4.0 Released With Support for Ubuntu 15.10
  • Intel Graphics Installer 1.4.0 Released and Support Ubuntu 15.10 Wily
  • [Xorg] Google Summer of Code 2016
  • What’s New in Wayland 1.10

    Wayland 1.10 introduces a larger range of new functionality than what’s been typical in recent Wayland releases; this is partly due to the longer development period because of the holidays and other end of the year activities. More importantly, Wayland support is being actively refined for many desktop environments, applications, and devices and we’ve seen better engagement from the wider community as more people have shared their ideas and development efforts. We’re beginning to see the fruits of these collaborations.

Linux 4.5 Intel Skylake DRM Graphics Performance Tests

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We have already covered AMD Linux 4.5 graphics tests and Nouveau graphics tests from this latest in-development version of the Linux kernel. If you've been wondering about any Intel HD Graphics performance changes out of Linux 4.5, here are some benchmarks.

In this article are some benchmarks of Linux 4.3 vs. 4.4 vs. 4.5 Git when using an Intel Core i5 6600K "Skylake" processor with HD Graphics 530. The test system was running Ubuntu 15.10 but aside from swapping out the vanilla kernel build there was also Mesa 11.2-devel running on the system and Intel DRI3 was enabled.

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Also: Linus Torvalds: Linux 4.5-rc5

Linux Founder Linus Torvalds: “I Don’t Really Love Other People. I Love Computers”

Linux Graphics and Benchmarks

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Fedora News and Benchmarks

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  • State of Fedora 2016, F24 Schedule, Flock notes, Wayland, and Outreachy

    As mentioned in the “release train!” slide of the talk above, we’re on track for a June release for Fedora 24. The next milestone is the branch from Rawhide, which is scheduled for next week. “Rawhide” is the always-moving master development version of Fedora, each numbered release starts its life as Rawhide, and then is split into its own track. So, after next Tuesday, changes that go into Rawhide will be aimed at next November’s Fedora 25 release, and Fedora 24 development (and stabilization) will happen on its own branch.

  • Fedora 18 To Fedora 23 Linux Performance Benchmarks

    Earlier this month I posted Radeon Gallium3D open-source graphics driver benchmarks from Fedora 18 to Fedora 23 while in this article are the complementary F18 to F23 tests looking at other areas of the system performance.

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  • A KMail Breakthrough.
    This tells the story of how I finally managed a successful transfer of email data from KMail version 1.13.6 to version 4.11.5. It is a non-technical essay exploring the obstacles I encountered, my options, and the methods I used to achieve my aim. It was written partly to give the information, but also with the hope that readers will both enjoy and be amused by the story of the "battle of KMail" that was ultimately won against "incredible odds". Links to the earlier articles discussing problems with KMail 4x are given at the end.
  • [GSoC] Kdev-Embedded, Debugging and programming embedded systems
    The actual embedded system word depends on closed-source IDEs and libraries, with high monetary value and deprecated functionalities. Programmers that would like to use ARM based boards without paying for an IDE will have problems setting up such development ambient and synchronized toolkits. The main idea of this project is to provide a plugin integrated with KDevelop to help the debugging and programming process of embedded systems like AVR, ARM and x86 based boards.

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