A slew of patches hit mainline Mesa over the night that take care of various OpenGL 4.x related work items.
- First, within the Mesa state tracker, the ARB_ES3_1_compatibility extension is enabled whenever the driver supports OpenGL ES 3.1. In this case, OpenGL 4.5's ARB_ES3_1_compatibility is now turned on in Git for the RadeonSI and Nouveau NVC0 Gallium3D drivers.
When Google announced this week that future Chromebooks (and some current ones) will be able to run Android apps, a booming thunderclap spread across Silicon Valley — and could be heard in the four corners of the world. This news is indeed a game changer, reported nicely here in video form by The Verge.
Today, two very important things happened for the future of the PC as we know it.
First: For the first time ever, low-cost Google Chromebook laptops outsold Apple's Macs during the most recent quarter, analyst firm IDC tells The Verge.
The recent release of QEMU 2.6 has support for allowing guests to do bursts of I/O for a configurable amount of time, whereby the I/O level exceeds the normally allowed limits.
Our friends at the consulting firm Igalia have written a blog post about I/O bursts with QEMU 2.6.
Shotwell developer Jens Georg announced earlier, May 23, 2016, the general availability of the first point release in the Shotwell 0.23.x stable series of the popular open-source image viewer and organizer software.
Shotwell is being used by default in numerous GNU/Linux operating system, including the widely used Ubuntu, but it was abandoned by its developers from the Yorba Foundation a while ago, during which it didn't receive any attention.
At the end of April 2016, a group of open source developers decided to take over the maintenance of Shotwell from where Yorba left off, and we already reported on the release of the major Shotwell 0.23.0 version.