1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

FOSDEM 2012 Summary, Videos To Watch

Free Software

Published on 18 February 2012 10:29 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
Comment On This Article

The FOSDEM 2012 conference ended two weeks ago in Brussels while this past week more of the videos from the various technical sessions were uploaded for the public.

The Phoronix coverage of FOSDEM 2012 (mostly related to X.Org/Wayland) has long since been published along with the various Phoronix-recorded videos embedded into each of the articles. If you missed any of the Phoronix FOSDEM coverage, this year it came down to:

- Wayland is preparing for a 1.0 release this calendar year. There were also other exciting Wayland details shared. Two days prior to the FOSDEM event in Brussels there was also a meeting of Wayland developers.

- Intel's Open-Source Technology Center Linux graphics team is working on a number of exciting features from new acceleration architectures to Cairo to APITrace.

- Coreboot on a laptop was shown off during one of the main talks, but it ended up being a disappointment.

- Xonotic, the open-source fork of Nexuiz, will soon see Xonotic 1.0 with many gaming improvements.

- Nouveau was shown running open-source OpenCL on the GPU. However, this GPGPU compute support from the open-source reverse-engineered NVIDIA Linux driver isn't yet mainline or fully ready for end-users.

- Nouveau is also working on new video decoding support.

- DMA-BUF is opening up new possibilities for open-source Linux drivers.

- There was an interesting Wayland technical discussion. It was also shown Tizen's UI running on Wayland and talk about how to port tool-kits and other software to Wayland.

- X Input 2.2 with multi-touch is ready for Linux user adoption.

- X Server 1.13 plans were laid. It will be released prior to this year's Oktoberfest and there's plans as well for tighter X/Wayland integration.

- Red Hat is working towards Gallium3D support with SPICE so that we can finally have guest 3D acceleration within KVM/QEMU virtualization instances.

- OpenSUSE entered the beer business (other distributions should follow suit).

- The Lima driver code was published, which is a reverse-engineered open-source ARM Mali GPU driver.

That was the Phoronix coverage and videos. The videos recorded by others began to be uploaded this week to video.fosdem.org/2012. Among the WebM videos there are from the cross-distribution development room, the lightning talks, the main tracks, and the open-source gaming / security development rooms.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. Acer B286HK: A 28-inch UHD LED 4K Monitor For As Low As $350
  2. Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 & E5-2687W v3 Compared To The Core i7 5960X On Linux
  3. Intel 120GB 530 Series SSD Linux Performance
  4. Btrfs/EXT4/XFS/F2FS RAID 0/1/5/6/10 Linux Benchmarks On Four SSDs
Latest Linux Articles
  1. Mesa Git Yields Performance Improvements For Newer AMD GPUs
  2. Apple OS X 10.10 vs. Ubuntu 14.10 Performance
  3. Mesa 10.5-devel Brings Some Intel Haswell HD Graphics Changes Over Mesa 10.3
  4. NVIDIA vs. Nouveau Drivers With Linux 3.18 + Mesa 10.4-devel
Latest Linux News
  1. Wine 1.7.32 Updates Its Mono Engine
  2. Mesa 10.4 Release Candidate 3 Is Here For Weekend Testing
  3. GenodeOS 14.11 Now Supports Intel's Wireless Hardware
  4. Jolla Tablet Could Have Upgrades For MicroSDHC, Split Screen, 3.5G
  5. Intel Has Last Round Of DRM Changes For Linux 3.19, Starts Dropping DRI1/UMS
  6. Fedora 21 Release Candidate 1 Awaits Your Testing
  7. GCC 5 Adds Support For ARM's Cortex-A17
  8. KWayland Server Component Coming For KDE Plasma 5.2
  9. NVIDIA Posts Tegra Gallium3D Patch For K1+ Support
  10. Ubuntu 14.10 MacBook Air Tests With Linux 3.18, Mesa 10.5
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Aliens vs predator for Linux
  2. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  3. Hurrican SDL Port
  4. Roadmap to Catalyst 14.10 ?
  5. how to configure module phoromatic ?
  6. PulseAudio 6.0 Is Coming & Other Linux Audio Plans For The Future
  7. Debian Developer Resigns From The Systemd Maintainership Team
  8. Cant get working Kaveri APU - A10-7850k