There's Finally An Easy Way To Track Mesa's OpenCL Support

While Mesa is most well known for providing OpenGL and Vulkan open-source drivers on Linux systems, via the "Clover" Gallium3D state tracker is also maturing support for OpenCL. But until now it hasn't been straight-forward to track the state of Mesa's OpenCL supported versions and extensions.

8 Hours Ago - Mesa - Mesa OpenCL Features - 3 Comments

28 February

Linux 5.12 Features Intel Xe VRR, Nintendo 64 Port + Clang LTO + Much More

The Linux 5.12 merge window was off to a rough start due to winter storms preventing Linus Torvalds from merging changes for nearly one week, but in any case he appears to have caught up and the Linux 5.12-rc1 kernel is expected later today to end out the merge window. Here is a look at the many exciting changes coming for Linux 5.12.

28 February 10:30 AM EST - Software - 9 Comments
Xilinx Volleys Latest Open-Source Alveo Accelerator Driver Code

Back in March 2019 Xilinx announced they were looking to upstream their Alveo FPGA accelerator drivers into the mainline kernel code. They followed through with posting the initial kernel patches and then fast forward to the end of 2020 they posted a new iteration of the patches. This month the company, which is in the process of being acquired by AMD, posted the third iteration of their open-source Linux kernel driver patches.

28 February 07:09 AM EST - Hardware - XRT Alveo Driver v3 - Add A Comment
Apple Touch Bar Linux Driver Hopes For Upstream In 2021

For more than four years Apple's MacBook Pro has featured the Touch Bar as a display / control bar input device above the keyboard on these laptops. While there have been reports of Apple potentially phasing out the Touch Bar in future models, an open-source Linux driver for the component is still working its way toward the mainline kernel.

28 February 06:25 AM EST - Hardware - Touch Bar - 11 Comments

27 February

KDE Rolling Out New CLI Tools, Many Crash Fixes

KDE developers have been wrapping up February with a number of new command line tools being worked on for applying various cosmetic changes to the desktop. There have also been many crash fixes addressed in recent days.

27 February 06:02 AM EST - KDE - KDE Improvements - 6 Comments

26 February

Linux 5.12 To Expose Firmware Performance Data

Last week saw the main set of ACPI and power management updates for Linux 5.12 while for the second week of the merge window has been the follow-up work with Intel Simple Firmware Interface removal and also an additional ACPI update.

26 February 07:22 AM EST - Standards - ACPI FPDT - 4 Comments
More Open-Source Adreno 500 Series Support, A6xx Speedbin Sent In For Linux 5.12

Last week the main set of DRM subsystem updates were sent in for the Linux 5.12 merge window. That pull included exciting additions like Radeon RX 6000 series OverDrive and Intel Xe VRR. Mistakenly left out of that pull request last week were the open-source Qualcomm Adreno driver improvements for the "MSM" kernel driver while now that code has landed.

26 February 06:24 AM EST - Linux Kernel - Qualcomm Adreno - Add A Comment

25 February

DFI Partners With Ubuntu For IoT Hardware, OTA Updates

Most of you probably haven't heard of DFI much in nearly two decades since the days of their colorful "LanParty" motherboards that were well known at the time, but these days they are focused on the industrial computer industry and have now teamed up with Canonical to partake in the Ubuntu IoT Hardware Certification Partner Program.

25 February 05:56 AM EST - Ubuntu - Ubuntu + DFI - 1 Comment

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