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Tizen 2.0 "Magnolia" SDK + Source-Code Released

Ahead of Mobile World Congress later this week, Intel and its partners have released the Tizen 2.0 "Magnolia" SDK and its source-code for this open-source mobile Linux platform.
19 February 2013 - Tizen Update - 3 Comments

Intel Has Good DRM Driver Changes In Linux 3.9

The Intel DRM graphics driver will feature a number of user-facing improvements within the Linux 3.9 kernel.
18 February 2013 - Linux 3.9 - 4 Comments

Intel Ivy Bridge On Linux Properly Supports OpenGL ES 3.0

Intel HD 2500/4000 graphics on "Ivy Bridge" processors now officially support OpenGL ES 3.0 per the Khronos specification. Intel received early word that their conformance results have been certified.
13 February 2013 - OpenGL ES 3.0 - 11 Comments

Chris Wilson Begins With Intel 2.21 X.Org Point Releases

The Intel 2.21 X.Org driver is only one week old, but Chris Wilson of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center is back to his intense work on frequent yet noteworthy point releases to this open-source graphics driver.
10 February 2013 - xf86-video-intel 2.21.1 - 6 Comments

Intel Works On Wellsburg Linux Support

Intel has begun releasing patches for supporting their Wellsburg chipset within the Linux kernel.
9 February 2013 - Wellsburg - 1 Comment

KMS Locking Pulled Into Queue For Linux 3.9 Kernel

Intel's work on kernel mode-setting locking has been pulled into the drm-next repository for merging into the Linux 3.9 kernel as one of several open-source Linux graphics driver changes for this next kernel release.
7 February 2013 - KMS Locking

Intel's Linux DRM Driver Plans For 2013

Daniel Vetter of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center talked this weekend about recent and future improvements being worked on for the company's open-source DRM graphics kernel driver.
7 February 2013 - Intel DRM Driver - 5 Comments

Intel Hopes For OpenGL ES 3.0 Compliance In Mesa 9.1

Last summer the open-source Intel Linux graphics driver reached the milestone of being officially OpenGL ES 2.0 conformant with the Khronos specification. Intel has now submitted their OpenGL ES 3.0 results to the Khronos Group for validation with Ivy Bridge hardware and the Mesa 9.1 branch in hopes of being one of the first driver implementations to be officially GLES 3.0 conformant.
6 February 2013 - OpenGL ES 3.0 Conformance - 6 Comments

Intel Publishes New Linux P-State Driver

Dirk Brandewie has published a new P-state driver for Intel Core CPUs on Linux. This new cpufreq performance state scaling driver initially is supporting just Sandy Bridge processors but will be expanded to handle other Intel hardware.
5 February 2013 - Intel P-State - 2 Comments

An LLVM-Based Intel GPU 3D Driver Won't Come Soon

This weekend in Brussels I heard about the state of Intel's initiative for migrating to an LLVM-based shader compiler for their open-source Mesa 3D driver to replace their existing custom compiler embedded within the driver. Unfortunately, the state of this LLVM-based compiler is rather meager.
3 February 2013 - LLVM Driver - 10 Comments

Intel Has 20~30 Full-Time Linux Graphics Developers

It was revealed today at the Free Open-Source Developers' European Meeting (FOSDEM) that Intel through their Open-Source Technology Center is currently over two dozen full-time graphics driver developers. They're also looking to hiring more developers.
2 February 2013 - Intel OTC - 41 Comments

Valley View Support On Linux Still Being Enabled

When it comes to Intel hardware enablement on Linux, most of what's been talked about lately is the Haswell support for the soon-to-be-launched processors. However, the Valley View support on Linux is still being worked on for the next-generation Atom SoC that boasts in-house Intel HD graphics.
2 February 2013 - Intel Valley View - 3 Comments

Intel 2.21 X.Org Driver Brings Notable Features

After releasing nearly two dozen point releases in the xf86-video-intel 2.20.x series, the xf86-video-intel 2.21 X.Org driver was christened on Friday. There's a few notable additions to this 2.21 Intel open-source driver update for Intel hardware Linux customers.
2 February 2013 - xf86-video-intel 2.21 - 2 Comments

Intel Puts Out TianoCore For Broadwell, Bay Trail

TianoCore, the open-source UEFI implementation backed by Intel that was just talked about in Google Pushes "Project PIANO" Into Coreboot, already has support for Intel's yet-to-be-released Broadwell and Bay Trail processors.
30 January 2013 - Intel TianoCore - 11 Comments

Intel's Mesa Driver Gets A Small Performance Boost

Another patch landed in mainline Mesa today that's capable of providing a small performance boost for some OpenGL workloads with Intel's open-source Linux graphics driver.
28 January 2013 - Intel Mesa

Intel Driver Works On "PM Suspend Freeze" Support

Zhang Rui of Intel is working on supporting the PM_SUSPEND_FREEZE power management suspend state for their open-source Linux graphics driver. This PM suspend state has some benefits over other current power states but also some shortcomings.
28 January 2013 - Intel PM

Multi-Threading Cairo-Image For Better Performance

Chris Wilson of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has shared some early performance results of an experimental multi-threaded software rasterizer for Cairo's image back-end that can accommodate multi-threading.
26 January 2013 - Cairo-Image - 5 Comments

Intel Still Tidying Up Linux Support For Haswell

Intel will be introducing their Haswell processors in the coming months. If using the Linux 3.8 kernel, GCC 4.7/4.8, Mesa 9.1, and other recent open-source Linux packages, you should be mostly set for experiencing the full benefits of the Ivy Bridge successor. However, there's still a few pieces of Haswell's Linux support still being worked out.
26 January 2013 - Intel Haswell - 1 Comment

Intel Begins Publishing Linux Patches For "Avoton"

Intel has begun publishing Linux kernel patches to enable hardware support for their next-generation Avoton System-on-a-Chip. Avoton will be found in future low-power Atom offerings.
25 January 2013 - Linux Support Patches

Intel SNA Continues To Be Tweaked

SNA, Intel's newest acceleration architecture for their open-source X.Org graphics driver, continues to receive improvements on a near daily basis.
24 January 2013 - Intel SNA - 5 Comments

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