Keith Packard On Needed DRM Changes For VR HMDs

Earlier this month it was revealed that Keith Packard had begun working with Valve to address DRM changes for Linux VR. He's now commented a bit on the technical approach he's pursuing for better dealing with virtual reality head-mounted displays (HMDs) with the open-source Linux drivers.

55 Minutes Ago - Valve - Head Mounted Displays - Add A Comment
Benchmarks & Trying Out DragonFlyBSD 4.8

With DragonFlyBSD 4.8 making its debut yesterday, I was excited to give this updated BSD operating system a try now that it has UEFI support and some performance improvements. Here are some early benchmark results of DragonFlyBSD 4.8 compared to 4.6 and Intel's Clear Linux for some additional reference points.

10 Hours Ago - Operating Systems - 8 Comments
Intel P-State Gets More Cleanups & Optimizations

Last week I wrote about Intel's Rafael Wysocki working on P-State improvements for Linux 4.12 and today he has published yet more clean-up and optimization patches for this Intel CPU frequency scaling driver alternative to ACPI CPUfreq.

13 Hours Ago - Intel - pstate - 11 Comments

27 March

26 March

AMD Ryzen, Valve, Linux 4.10~4.11 & Kabylake Dominated Q1

With the first quarter of 2017 drawing to a close next week, here's a look back at the most popular news stories and articles so far this year on Phoronix. Year to date on Phoronix there have already been 842 original news articles and 91 featured articles and Linux hardware reviews.

26 March 08:49 AM EDT - Phoronix - Q1 2017 - 1 Comment
Chromium/Chrome Browser Adds A glTF Parser

Google's Chrome / Chromium web-browser has added a native glTF 1.0 parser. The GL Transmission Format, of course, being Khronos' "3D asset delivery format" for dealing with compressed scenes and assets by WebGL, OpenGL ES, and other APIs.

26 March 08:16 AM EDT - Google - glTF In Chrome - Add A Comment

25 March

24 March

More AMDGPU Vega Patches Published

Less than one week after AMDGPU DRM Vega support was published along with the other Vega enablement patches for the Linux driver stack, more Direct Rendering Manager patches are being shot out today.

24 March 07:33 AM EDT - Radeon - Radeon RX Vega - 16 Comments
GNOME's GTK Gets Gtef'ed

Gtef is short for the GTK+ Text Editor Framework and makes it easier to develop text editors and IDEs with GNOME's toolkit.

24 March 06:06 AM EDT - GNOME - Gtef - 40 Comments

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