Fedora 26 Planning For A Modular Server Preview

Fedora Linux has been pursuing a path of modularity whereby modules provide different software purpose/functionality and are integrated/tested at the module level and a unit of delivery itself. With the Fedora 26 release they are hoping to provide a Fedora Modular Server preview build.

2 Hours Ago - Fedora - Fedora 26 Modular Server - Add A Comment
Google Developers Experiment With Plumbing Dartlang Into LLVM

It's been a while since last hearing much excitement around Google's Dart programming language that's an alternative to JavaScript. This ECMA-approved language is now being used with IoT devices, can still be source-to-source compiled for JavaScript, and the latest is that the Google developers have been experimenting with wiring it into LLVM.

4 Hours Ago - Compiler - Dart LLVM - 5 Comments

16 January

RadeonSI Nearly Clearing The OpenGL 4.5 Conformance Test Suite

While RadeonSI in Mesa Git exposes OpenGL 4.5, it hasn't yet formally passed the OpenGL 4.5 Conformance Test Suite (CTS) for certifying the OpenGL driver. But now it looks like this open-source Radeon Linux graphics driver has about all OpenGL CTS failures addressed.

16 January 11:43 AM EST - Mesa - OpenGL 4.5 CTS - 11 Comments
Intel's Mesa Driver Set To Flip On OpenGL 4.5 For Haswell

It was just two weeks ago that Intel's Mesa driver finally crossed the threshold with Haswell for supporting OpenGL 4.0 and then last week OpenGL 4.2 was crossed for this older generation of Intel graphics hardware. Now, it looks like OpenGL 4.5 will be enabled for Haswell with the i965 Mesa driver.

16 January 06:19 AM EST - Intel - Haswell OpenGL 4.5 - 19 Comments

15 January

GIMP's Progress In 2016, What's Ahead For 2017

GIMP contributor Alexandre Prokoudine published a lengthy blog post today looking back at what were the accomplishments for this open-source image manipulation program in 2016 and some of what's ahead for the program this year.

15 January 06:24 PM EST - GNU - GIMP - 34 Comments
Fresh Tests Of Intel Beignet OpenCL

When firing up Intel's Beignet OpenCL implementation on Clear Linux this weekend, I was surprised to see it was happily chugging along with many of our different CL benchmarks.

15 January 09:19 AM EST - Intel - Beignet 2017 - 2 Comments
A Look At Where The P-State Linux Driver Does Bad Against CPUFreq, Clear Linux Tests

I'm still running more benchmarks in investigating the Core i5 7600K Linux performance and with even its graphics performance being slower than Skylake. I fired up Clear Linux on this Kaby Lake system this weekend and it's indeed faster than Ubuntu, though there still is some sort of fundamental issue at play with these new CPUs on Linux. But what is clear is that there are cases where the P-State CPU frequency scaling driver does perform very poorly over the mature, generic CPUFreq scaling driver.

15 January 09:00 AM EST - Intel - P-State vs. CPUFreq - 10 Comments
AMD HSA IL / BRIG Front-End Still Hoping To Get Into GCC 7

For many months now there's been work on an AMD HSA IL front-end for GCC with supporting the BRIG binary form of the Heterogeneous System Architecture Intermediate Language (HSA IL). It's getting late into GCC 7 development and onwards to its final development stage while this new front-end has yet to be merged.

15 January 08:09 AM EST - AMD - GCC HSA - Add A Comment

14 January

There's A New Port Of RISC-V For GCC

For those following the progress of the RISC-V open-source and royalty-free processor ISA, a new port of the GNU Compiler Collection for this architecture is now available.

14 January 07:06 AM EST - GNU - GCC RISC-V - 1 Comment

13 January

Tegra/Nouveau Render-Only Gallium3D Support

With the Etnaviv driver bringing the Gallium3D "renderonly" library to Mesa Git, Alexandre Courbot of NVIDIA has sent out an updated patch for adding renderonly support to Tegra/Nouveau.

13 January 07:42 AM EST - Mesa - Renderonly - 3 Comments

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