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Mediatek Posts 8k Lines Of New Linux Kernel Driver Code For AI Processing Unit Support

Phoronix - Sun, 10/24/2021 - 05:24
For a number of months Mediatek engineers have been posting some Linux kernel driver code for bringing up the AI Processing Unit (APU) within the MT8192 SoC while out this weekend is the complete patch series at more than eight thousand lines of code...

Vortex86 Processor Detection Landing For Linux 5.16

Phoronix - Sun, 10/24/2021 - 00:47
Recently I wrote about Vortex86 processors seeing detection work under Linux for improving the state of these aging x86 32-bit SoCs. That work is now slated to be introduced in the upcoming Linux 5.16 cycle for those running these aging SoCs/processors...

KDE Plasma Readies Its NVIDIA GBM Support, Fingerprint Authentication Added

Phoronix - Sat, 10/23/2021 - 17:36
It's been an exciting week for KDE developers with preparing their formal support for handling NVIDIA's driver with GBM support as well as getting fingerprint authentication finally in place, among other improvements...

FreeBSD 12.3 Prepares For New Release Ahead Of Christmas, Beta Starts

Phoronix - Sat, 10/23/2021 - 16:52
The FreeBSD team has begun preparations for their next release process with an aim to ship FreeBSD 12.3 in early December...

Our journey to open source during Google Summer of Code - Sat, 10/23/2021 - 15:00

Every year, Google organizes a program called Summer of Code (GSoC). Students worldwide can write open source code under an open source mentoring organization and get paid to do so! You get to work on cool open source projects, network with talented engineers, and get paid during the summer break. How cool is that!?

In this blog post, we'll guide you through our GSoC experience and give you tips and tricks so that you can have a fantastic experience like we did. We'll also share our differing perspectives based on our different interests and challenges.

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Vulkanised Fall 2021 Material Available - Autodesk Has Begun Using MoltenVK

Phoronix - Sat, 10/23/2021 - 12:00
Last week was the virtual Vulkanised Fall 2021 event hosted by The Khronos Group. The two-day event was focused on all things Vulkan and for those that missed it all of the slide decks and other material are now available...

Wine 6.20 Released With More Modules Switching To The PE Format

Phoronix - Sat, 10/23/2021 - 03:57
Wine 6.20 was released today as the latest bi-weekly development release of this open-source software for enjoying Windows games and applications on Linux and other platforms...