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Intel Sandy Bridge On The Linux 3.2 Kernel

For those wondering whether or not the Linux 3.2 kernel will once again up the graphics performance for Intel Sandy Bridge hardware, here are some results.
14 November 2011 - Linux 3.2 - 1 Comment

126 Changes To The Intel Driver + New VA Back-End

Intel's Chris Wilson released xf86-video-intel 2.16.902 over the weekend, which brings 126 changes since the last release candidate less than three weeks ago. There's also a new VA-API video acceleration back-end to report on.
13 November 2011 - xf86-video-intel - 5 Comments

Did Hell Freeze Over? Intel Mesa Does GLSL 1.30!

Here's quite an unexpected surprise: GL Shading Language 1.30 support in Mesa for Intel Sandy Bridge hardware (Gen6 and newer) is now marked as complete. GLSL 1.30 has been the big item to tackle in obtaining OpenGL 3.0 compliance for this critical open-source graphics component.
12 November 2011 - Crazy! - 21 Comments

Glamor Acceleration For The Intel X.Org Driver

Zhigang Gong of Intel has published patches this morning that integrate Glamor acceleration support into the xf86-video-intel DDX driver.
11 November 2011 - Glamor Accel - 1 Comment

The Wayland Engineering Team At Intel

With Intel effectively dropping MeeGo and is investing in the Tizen project instead, many have likely been wondering what's happening with Intel's Wayland situation. After all, Intel had planned to use Wayland on MeeGo Tablet UX this calendar year and they have several developers devoted to this free software project.
9 November 2011 - It's There - 8 Comments

Intel GMA500 "Poulsbo" To Move Out Of Staging

The open-source Intel GMA500 driver for supporting Intel Poulsbo, Oaktrail, Cedarview, and Medfield hardware will be moving out of staging.
3 November 2011 - Kernel Driver - 5 Comments

Making A Flicker-Free Boot For The Intel DRM

Intel's Keith Packard and Canonical's Steve Langasek spent some time this weekend working on making the Intel i915 DRM driver to not have its screen flicker at all when booting to Ubuntu Linux.
31 October 2011 - Flicker-Free - 3 Comments

xf86-video-intel 2.17 Release Candidate

Chris Wilson has taken a break from his Sunday hacking on the SNA acceleration architecture to put out the first release candidate for the upcoming xf86-video-intel 2.17.0 release.
30 October 2011 - New Release - 3 Comments

VA-API Update Brings Minor Enhancements

The VA-API library, libva, and the Intel VA-API driver have been updated with some minor enhancements.
30 October 2011 - VA-API - 1 Comment

Intel SNB RC6 On Linux 3.1 Is Both Good & Bad

As a follow-up to this morning's Linux 3.1 Enhances Sandy Bridge, Preps For Ivy Bridge article that looked at the Intel SNB graphics performance with the new Linux 3.1 kernel, here's a look at the power consumption when enabling RC6.
27 October 2011 - Linux 3.1 Kernel - 1 Comment

MeeGo Community Investigates Tizen Alternatives

Last month the Tizen project was announced with Intel and the Linux Foundation transitioning their support from MeeGo to Tizen. The LiMo Foundation and Samsung are also joining the new mobile open-source OS project. However, many in the MeeGo community remain less than enthusiastic about this new Linux OS that focuses upon HTML5 APIs for applications and abandoning the ways of MeeGo.
19 October 2011 - No Tizen - 10 Comments

Intel's Brewing A New Linux Driver Release Cycle

Intel's Open-Source Technology Center (OSTC) team responsible for the open-source Linux graphics driver stack is drafting new plans for how they release their driver code. The release model and release criteria for the Intel Linux driver will be quite different from the status quo of putting out new releases on a timed quarterly basis.
10 October 2011 - New Intel Driver - 5 Comments

Intel i915 Gallium3D Driver Continues Advancing

The Intel "i915" Gallium3D driver continues to advance thanks to love from Google. A new Intel employee is now even contributing to this unofficial driver too.
8 October 2011 - Google Love - 9 Comments

Details On Intel Ivy Bridge Triple Monitor Support

Patches were made public by Intel yesterday for their Linux graphics driver that enable "Ivy Bridge" hardware to simultaneously drive three monitors. Thanks to Intel's Linux driver being open-source and their OSTC developers doing the hardware enablement work in public, there's some new details about this triple monitor support for the next-generation Ivy Bridge hardware.
6 October 2011 - From The Code - 2 Comments

Tizen Is Announced; MeeGo Will Transition To It

The MeeGo Project announced last night they will be transitioning to Tizen, a new project from the Linux Foundation and others. Tizen is yet another mobile Linux attempt.
28 September 2011 - Major - 24 Comments

Intel Aims For Open-Source OpenGL 3.0 Driver By Year's End

There's more good news out of the 2011 X.Org Developers' Conference in Chicago. Besides the big news that the S3TC patent might be invalid, PathScale has a working OpenCL compute stack, and other events, here's something very exciting: Intel really expects to have working OpenGL 3.0 support in Mesa for hardware drivers by the end of this calendar year!
14 September 2011 - OpenGL 3.0 - 35 Comments

Is Intel Stalling Or Dropping Its Support Of MeeGo?

There's been much news generated this morning concerning a report that Intel may be backing off of their support for MeeGo. I've received several emails about it, IRC messages, etc. However, I've tried to resist writing about it, as from my initial communications with various stakeholders and others, it appears that the report is largely bullshit.
2 September 2011 - Not Likely - 17 Comments

Intel OSTC At LinuxCon 2011

Intel is one of the platinum sponsors of LinuxCon 2011 in Vancouver. They're also sponsors of the food and alcohol at the 20th Anniversary Linux Gala. Of course, they're also taking part in the technology showcase at LinuxCon. Here they showed off MeeGo and a number of Intel-powered devices.
18 August 2011 - Display - 1 Comment

Intel Proposes Major Additions To VA-API Acceleration

Here's some more interesting news on top of photos of Steamworks on Linux. Intel has submitted a proposal to extend VA-API, the Video Acceleration API, to support H.264 encode and video post-processing. This is the video acceleration API used by Intel's graphics driver, among others, and is the second most popular Linux video API after NVIDIA's VDPAU, the Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix.
17 August 2011 - Interesting - 9 Comments

PC-BSD/FreeBSD 9.0 For Intel Sandy Bridge

In the half-year since the launch of Intel's Sandy Bridge processors, these very fast processors with rather good integrated graphics (using an open-source driver) have been benchmarked every which way under Linux on Phoronix. Phoronix benchmarks have shown broken kernels, AVX compiler performance, and even comparison results to Windows and Mac OS X, among other original Intel SNB articles. What hasn't been tested up to this point though is the BSD operating system support for Intel Sandy Bridge hardware.
13 August 2011 - Support - 4 Comments

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