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Radeon RADV+ACO Vulkan Performance Is In Great Shape For Mesa 20.2

Phoronix - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 22:10
With the Mesa Radeon Vulkan driver "RADV" recently switching its default to the ACO shader compiler back-end that is developed with the support of Valve rather than the existing AMDGPU LLVM back-end that is the official open-source AMD shader compiler solution, here are some fresh Linux gaming benchmarks of the RADV driver on the in-development Mesa 20.2 comparing the now-default RADV+ACO configuration against that of the RADV AMDGPU LLVM back-end.

systemd-oomd Looks Like It Will Come Together For systemd 247

Phoronix - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 21:39
With systemd 246 releasing soon, it looks like the new out-of-memory daemon will be merged shortly afterwards in allowing sufficient time for testing ahead of systemd 247...

Early Work On KDE Frameworks 6 Continues

Phoronix - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 21:04
Several months have passed since there was any news to report on KDE Frameworks 6 but the coronavirus pandemic as well as Qt uncertainties have not caused KF6 development to slow down for this next-generation set of KDE add-on libraries complementing Qt...

GNOME Optimizations Continue In Striving For Faster 4K Experience

Phoronix - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 18:45
Canonical's Daniel Van Vugt has been engaged in several weeks now in optimizing GNOME for a faster 4K experience particularly when using Intel graphics but many of these optimizations pan out for other GPUs and resolutions too. Over the past week he's been working on yet more optimizations...

Qt Creator 4.13 Beta Released - Finally Offers Meson Build System Integration

Phoronix - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 18:34
The first public beta of the forthcoming Qt Creator 4.13 integrated development environment is available for testing...