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

Valve Working Towards A New Steam Runtime SDK With GCC/Clang Changes

Valve

Published on 22 June 2014 12:25 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Valve
15 Comments

Scott Ludwig of Valve shared some details this weekend about a new release of the Steam Runtime SDK they're working towards to improve the Linux gaming experience.

In response to a Steam bug report about a libstdc++ problem after upgrading the user's graphics driver and LLVM producing a failure when starting games, Scott Ludwig shared some details about their next Steam Runtime SDK update. In particular, a new SDK update is expected that will support the GCC 4.8 and LLVM/Clang 3.4 compiler stacks (no word about the recently released GCC 4.9, albeit it's not yet found in many distributions). The new SDK is within a chroot environment during the development process to produce a stable and constant build environment separate from the host OS.

Scott also shared they are looking at making GCC 4.8's libstdc++ library the default C++ standard library for the steam-runtime going forward, but to do this they need to do extensive testing of all Steam Linux games on Ubuntu 12.04 through 14.04 releases for ensuring proper compatibility. Additionally, they're looking at adding the ability to mark what Steam Runtime version an app/game was built against for ensuring Steam makes proper run-time environment decisions.

More details can be found within this bug report.

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. AMD R600g/RadeonSI Performance On Linux 3.16 With Mesa 10.3-devel
  2. Intel Pentium G3258 On Linux
  3. SilverStone Precision PS10
  4. ASRock Z97 Extreme6
Latest Linux Articles
  1. KVM Benchmarks On Ubuntu 14.10
  2. X.Org Server 1.16 Officially Released With Terrific Features
  3. Ubuntu With Linux 3.16 Smashes OS X 10.9.4 On The MacBook Air
  4. Preview: Benchmarking CentOS 7.0 & Scientific Linux 7.0
Latest Linux News
  1. Linux Developers Jump Quickly On ACPI 5.1, Helps Out ARM
  2. Pkg 1.3.0 Released To Improve Package Management On FreeBSD
  3. GOG.com Officially Starts Rolling Out Linux Games
  4. Fedora 21 Has Been Delayed By Three Weeks
  5. Mono Begins To Focus On Performance, Assembles A Team
  6. Oracle Linux 7 Released Today As Its RHEL7 Clone
  7. Unigine Develops City Traffic System, A Driving Simulator
  8. Intel 3.0 X.Org Driver Still Baking, New Development Release
  9. Eric Anholt Makes Progress With Broadcom VC4 Graphics Driver
  10. Intel Is Getting Very Close To OpenGL 4.0/4.1/4.2 Mesa Support
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. AMD "Hawaii" Open-Source GPU Acceleration Still Not Working Right
  2. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  3. Radeon related kernel bug??
  4. how the US intellegentia operates:
  5. AMD Publishes Open-Source Linux HSA Kernel Driver
  6. Next-Gen OpenGL To Be Announced Next Month
  7. Open-Source Radeon Performance Boosted By Linux 3.16
  8. Remote gui not accessible in Phoronix Test Suite 5.2