Open-source News

More OpenGL Threading Improvements Land For Mesa 21.1

Phoronix - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 21:54
Even in 2021 longtime open-source AMD Mesa driver developer Marek Olšák isn't done optimizing OpenGL for delivering the best possible performance with the Radeon graphics driver. Marek's latest work includes more OpenGL threading enhancements and other work seemingly targeted at SPECViewPerf workloads...

Ubuntu 21.04 To Stick With GNOME 3.38 Desktop

Phoronix - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 20:38
While Ubuntu normally ships with the latest GNOME desktop as of release time, April's release of Ubuntu 21.04 will not be shipping with GNOME 40 but sticking to GNOME 3.38...

Raptor Announces Kestrel Open-Source, Open HDL/Firmware Soft BMC

Phoronix - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 19:03
Raptor Engineering known for their work on open-source POWER9 systems has announced Kestrel, an open-source baseboard management controller (BMC) design that is open down to the HDL design and firmware...

Raspberry Pi Pico Announced As $4 Microcontroller

Phoronix - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 18:46
Following November's launch of the Raspberry Pi 400 keyboard computer there is another new product from the UK foundation and it's not a new Raspberry Pi SBC...