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For those not yet familiar with GEM, the Graphics Execution Manager, that Intel's open-source Linux graphics driver uses for in-kernel memory management, here's a brief guide.
31 October 2012 - GEM Management
Intel Linux developers continue to work on atomic mode-setting and page-flipping support for their Linux DRM infrastructure.
25 October 2012 - Intel Work - 1 Comment
Just minutes after writing about how Intel keeps releasing open-source Linux code for Haswell, their next-generation hardware for 2013, they ended up pushing out their initial video acceleration (VA-API) support code.
23 October 2012 - Intel Haswell - 8 Comments
Intel continues to push out more open-source kernel code for enabling their next-generation Haswell processors to be properly supported under Linux.
23 October 2012 - Haswell
Open-Source Intel developers have long been working towards a tear-free Linux desktop with proper vsync support. For Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge hardware there's still been some tearing issues, but they hope to soon finally have it solved.
21 October 2012 - Secure Batches - 24 Comments
While Intel is now forcing on S3TC to be advertised for their Mesa driver by default, the ETC2 texture compression scheme holds more hope and support for it within the Intel Mesa driver is also being worked on.
20 October 2012 - ETC2 Intel - 3 Comments
Two patches from Intel's Ian Romanick for their open-source Mesa DRI driver will now enable S3TC extensions always plus floating-point textures. These two features previously were not enabled by default out of patent fears.
19 October 2012 - Woohoo - 20 Comments
After the change yesterday to now hide early Intel hardware support by default to fend off early driver issues for new graphics hardware -- such as mode-setting just outright failing to work -- Intel has commented a bit more on the driver support for the forthcoming "Haswell" hardware.
18 October 2012 - Intel Haswell - 12 Comments
While Intel is quick to work on enabling future hardware within their open-source graphics driver stack for Linux, the early support is often buggy and problematic on the early code before the hardware is released. Intel now intends to conceal this early hardware support -- for Valley View and Haswell right now -- behind a run-time variable for toggling the support.
17 October 2012 - Intel Haswell - 10 Comments
Chris Wilson released the xf86-video-intel 2.20.10 DDX driver this weekend and it fixes up a number of core graphics driver bugs, including issues for older generations of Intel integrated graphics hardware.
15 October 2012 - Intel Driver
Following this morning's article about running GStreamer over VA-API on Wayland, Gwenole Beauchesne of Intel wrote in about some new VA-API package releases.
9 October 2012 - Video Acceleration API - 2 Comments
There's a bit of a spat that started between Intel and Samsung developers working on the Tizen operating system.
6 October 2012 - Tizen Fight - 27 Comments
Aside from knowing about the Radeon DRM driver changes queued up for the Linux 3.7 kernel, there's also lots of good changes piling up for the Intel DRM graphics driver with this next kernel release.
3 October 2012 - Intel DRM - 1 Comment
Intel SMAP support has landed in the mainline Linux kernel, which is a Supervisor Mode Access Prevention found on newer Intel CPUs.
2 October 2012 - Intel SMAP - 11 Comments
The Intel i965 Mesa DRI driver can now handle register spilling.
2 October 2012 - Register Spilling - 1 Comment
Chris Wilson has released yet another xf86-video-intel 2.20.x driver. This time around, the 2.20.9 point release brings back X-Video Motion Compensation (XvMC) and also fixes a critical bug.
29 September 2012 - XvMC Intel
While it's been a number of days since mentioning anything on Intel's forthcoming Valley View Atom SoC, the open-source graphics driver support continues to mature.
28 September 2012 - Valley View - 2 Comments
An alpha release of the Tizen 2.0 SDK with source-code was released this week.
28 September 2012 - Tizen 2.0
Several Phoronix readers have written in about libhybris, a way to load Android libraries while overriding some Bionic symbols with those symbols from glibc.
25 September 2012 - Libhybris - 8 Comments
Intel has been working on a tablet shell for Wayland's Weston compositor. Work on this reference tablet shell continues to move forward.
25 September 2012 - Tablet Work - 4 Comments
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