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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 has begun releasing patches for supporting their Wellsburg chipset within the Linux kernel.
9 February 2013 - Wellsburg - 1 Comment
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
Chris Wilson has shared his testing experience of Cairo with NVIDIA ION hardware on the open-source Nouveau driver and the closed-source NVIDIA blob. In certain situations, the Cairo performance does better with Nouveau than the official NVIDIA Linux driver.
22 January 2013 - Cairo Benchmarking - 14 Comments
In addition to the Intel driver now always enabling floating-point textures, a patented feature but something that's required for GL3 compliance, the Intel DRI driver is set to play better with S3TC, the also patent-troubled but widely-used S3 Texture Compression.
21 January 2013 - S3TC Texture Compression - 4 Comments
Intel's Mesa DRI driver now is unconditionally enabling floating-point textures. Up to this point, the floating-point textures feature of GL3 hasn't been enabled by default due to patent worries.
21 January 2013 - Mesa Driver - 6 Comments
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