Intel News Archives
Mesa Makes Way For Assembly Shaders To GLSL IR

Intel's Ian Romanick has made progress in his long side-project of compiling OpenGL assembly shaders to GLSL IR. He's now up to the point of being able to run the Doom 3 binaries with this conversion work for Mesa.

18 April 2012 - Hoorah - 12 Comments
Intel Lines Up Graphics Changes For Linux 3.5

While we're still several weeks out from even seeing the release of the Linux 3.4 kernel, Intel's developers working on their open-source Linux graphics driver stack have already begun planning their merge of changes for the Linux 3.5 kernel.

10 April 2012 - The Start - 2 Comments
Non-Linux OSes Still Playing In An Intel UMS World

While Intel has a lot of interesting work going on right now within their Linux kernel DRM driver and elsewhere within their open-source graphics stack, operating systems like OpenIndiana/Illumos and FreeBSD are still catching up, but they're still a ways off.

3 April 2012 - Ouch - 18 Comments
Intel Remains Confident In Fixed-Up RC6

Intel's open-source Linux graphics developers remain confident that we're likely to the final chapter of the lets-try-rc6-by-default-one-more-time saga. The RC6 power-savings feature for Sandy Bridge graphics hardware should hopefully be -- finally -- sane to keep enabled by default.

24 March 2012 - RC6 Power Savings - Add A Comment
Intel Publishes More Haswell Graphics Driver Code

While Intel's Ivy Bridge launch is imminent, and I'm still digging through information concerning today's Intel Valleyview code drop that brings Ivy Bridge graphics to their next-generation Atom as they do away with PowerVR graphics for their SoCs, more graphics driver code to enable Haswell support has landed this evening.

21 March 2012 - Intel Haswell - 15 Comments
Intel Valley View: Atom SoC With Ivy Bridge Graphics

It's a very good week for open-source graphics drivers. Besides AMD releasing open-source support for Southern Islands and Trinity, Intel released the first bits of open-source Haswell support too. This afternoon, Intel has released open-source driver support for Valley View. Valley View is a CedarView-like Atom SoC, but rather than being crippled with PowerVR graphics, it has Ivy Bridge graphics.

21 March 2012 - Intel Valley View - 5 Comments
Tizen SDK Beta, Source Code Available

Tizen, the Moblin-Maemo-MeeGo offspring, has seen its release of its SDK, the SDK source-code, the Tizen Web UI framework, and the Tizen Web API as beta. The developers still plan to have a final Tizen release out in the second quarter of this year.

1 March 2012 - Moblin-Maemo-MeeGo - 3 Comments
x32 Support For Linux Kernel Called In For Review

The x32 effort, an undertaking to provide a native 32-bit ABI for x86_64 on Linux, is finally moving closer to fruition. Peter Anvin has published the set of x32 patches for the Linux kernel that are now up for review and comments.

20 February 2012 - x32 ABI - 34 Comments
Intel Tries To Fix RC6 Support Once Again

After several attempts that ultimately failed, this weekend Eugeni Dodonov published a patch-set as "Another chapter in RC6 saga..." where he hopes the Sandy Bridge RC6 power-savings (and performance boosting) support is finally reliable to enable by default.

12 February 2012 - Intel - Add A Comment
Intel Is Planning To Drop PowerVR Graphics

There's some more exciting Intel news to report this week that will please plenty of Linux and open-source fans: Intel is planning to drop their use of Imagination Technologies PowerVR graphics within future-generation SoCs.

7 February 2012 - Hell Yes - 22 Comments
Intel Has 50 Patches For ACPI/Power In Linux 3.3

The fun for the Linux 3.3 kernel merge window is not over quite yet; Intel this morning published 50 patches for integration into this next Linux kernel that affect ACPI and power management, primarily around ACPI 5.0 support for the Linux kernel.

17 January 2012 - ACPI 5.0 - 3 Comments
Intel Ivy Bridge Linux Support Clarification

Following the Will Intel's Ivy Bridge Be Trouble-Free On Linux? article, I received some additional information from Intel concerning the Linux support for their next-generation Ivy Bridge processors.

10 January 2012 - Should Be Good - 3 Comments

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