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Some Of The Features Coming To The Linux 4.16 Kernel Linux 4.15 will hopefully be released later today and that will kick off the start of the Linux 4.16 kernel merge window. Here's some of what is coming to this next kernel cycle...
Intel OpenGL vs. Vulkan Performance With Mesa 18.0 Given the very strong Vulkan vs. OpenGL performance in the recent low-end/older Linux gaming GPU tests with discrete graphics cards, I was curious to run some benchmarks seeing the current state of Intel's open-source OpenGL vs. Vulkan performance. With the Mesa 18.0 release to be branched soon, it was a good time seeing how the Intel i965 OpenGL and ANV Vulkan drivers compare.
DXVK Is Making Significant Progress In Implementing Direct3D 11 Over Vulkan The DXVK project that started towards the end of 2017 for implementing Direct3D 11 over Vulkan with a focus on improving the D3D11 Wine support is already beginning to run some titles...
Skylake X Servers On Linux 4.16 Will Have P-State CPU Frequency Scaling Support When using Intel Skylake X / Xeon Scalable chips right now under Linux the ACPI CPUFreq driver is responsible for the CPU frequency scaling decisions. But with the upcoming Linux 4.16 kernel cycle, Intel's P-State driver will add support for Skylake X...
Linux 4.15 Expected To Be Released Today, But It Might Be 4.15-rc9 After going through release candidates the past eight weeks, the Linux 4.15 kernel is expected to be released later today by Linus Torvalds...
Spectre Variant One Mitigations Will Be Sent In For Linux 4.16 The Linux 4.16 kernel will feature Spectre Variant One "Bounds Check Bypass" mitigations...
Genode OS Framework Making Plans For 2018 The Genode open-source operating system framework project has shared some of their planned goals for 2018...
EXT4 vs. XFS vs. Btrfs vs. F2FS With Linux 4.15 Comparing KPTI/Retpoline The latest in our benchmarking with KPTI and Retpoline for Meltdown and Spectre mitigation is comparing the performance of the EXT4, XFS, Btrfs and F2FS file-systems with and without these features enabled while using the Linux 4.15 development kernel.
OpenSWR Rasterizer Improvements Land Ahead Of Mesa 18.0 Besides Intel and Radeon OpenGL/Vulkan driver improvements squeezing into Mesa Git ahead of the imminent Mesa 18.0 code branching, the Intel-developed OpenSWR has landed its latest improvements...
GNOME Rolls Out The GTK Text Input Protocol For Wayland GNOME developers have been working on a new Wayland protocol, the "gtk_text_input" protocol, which now is implemented in their Mutter compositor...
FESCo Approves A Big Round Of Fedora 28 Features The Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee (FESCo) approved of a number of feature requests for the Fedora 28 release due out in May...
Intel Exploring Cgroups Support For DRM Driver Management An Intel open-source driver developer has posted preliminary patches taking Cgroups v2 to DRM driver management...
Linux Gaming For Older/Lower-End Graphics Cards In 2018 A request came in this week to look at how low-end and older graphics cards are performing with current generation Linux games on OpenGL and Vulkan. With ten older/lower-end NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Radeon graphics cards, here is a look at their performance with a variety of native Linux games atop Ubuntu using the latest Radeon and NVIDIA drivers.
New Sound Drivers Coming In Linux 4.16 Kernel Due to longtime SUSE developer Takashi Iwai going on holiday the next few weeks, he has already sent in the sound driver feature updates targeting the upcoming Linux 4.16 kernel cycle...
Wine 3.0 Development By The Numbers With yesterday's successful launch of Wine 3.0 I was curious how the past year of development on Wine compared to years prior, etc. Here are some Wine development statistics...