Open-source News

FFmpeg's Next Release Will Be Exciting With Vulkan Video Decode, More Vulkan Filters

Phoronix - Wed, 05/31/2023 - 22:53
FFmpeg's next release (v6.1) will prove quite exciting with Vulkan Video support merged for decoding H.264, H.265/HEVC, and AV1 content. Plus there are more Vulkan Video features and other improvements in the next version...

Raspberry Pi V3D Driver Adds Native ASTC Texture Compression Support

Phoronix - Wed, 05/31/2023 - 22:12
The V3D Gallium3D driver that is most notably used by the latest Raspberry Pi single board computers has landed support in mainline Mesa for native ASTC texture compression support...

NVIDIA Cleans Up GSP Firmware Binary License

Phoronix - Wed, 05/31/2023 - 20:38
With yesterday's NVIDIA R535 Linux driver beta one of the unlisted changes with this driver update is revising the driver license around the firmware handling to make it more explicit around permitting the GPU System Processor (GSP) firmware binaries to make it easier for redistribution and use by the Nouveau open-source kernel driver...

Armbian 23.05 Brings Debian Bookworm Based Images, i3 Desktop Support

Phoronix - Wed, 05/31/2023 - 20:25
Armbian 23.05 is out today as this Arm-focused Debian-based Linux distribution effort is approaching its tenth anniversary...