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Mesa 20.3 Is Near With Lavapipe Vulkan, Raspberry Pi V3DV, Better AMD RDNA2 Support

Phoronix - Tue, 12/01/2020 - 03:28
The weekly release candidates of Mesa 20.3 fell off the wagon last week due to the US Thanksgiving holiday but now is updated today for Mesa 20.3-RC3...

Intel IWD 1.10 With DHCP v6 Support

Phoronix - Tue, 12/01/2020 - 02:21
Version 1.10 of Intel's IWD "iNet Wireless Daemon" has been released as the increasingly useful alternative to the likes of WPA_Supplicant for Linux systems...

What the Heck Is That? - The New York Times

Google News - Tue, 12/01/2020 - 01:58
What the Heck Is That?  The New York Times

Western Digital WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD Linux Performance

Phoronix - Tue, 12/01/2020 - 00:36
This month Western Digital introduced the WD_BLACK SN850 as the latest PCI Express 4.0 solid-state drive hitting the market. The WD_BLACK SN850 is a surprisingly strong performer if looking to upgrade to PCIe 4.0 solid-state storage, competing with the fastest of the consumer drives currently available.

PAPPL 1.0 RC1 Released With A Goal To Replace CUPS Printer Drivers

Phoronix - Mon, 11/30/2020 - 22:28
CUPS printing system founder Michael Sweet who left Apple last year and that left CUPS in a stagnate position (as of writing, still no commits to their Git repository since April) while Sweet continues pushing ahead with his new and modern "PAPPL" effort...

Qt 6.0's 3D Renderer Is Much Improved But More Work Remains

Phoronix - Mon, 11/30/2020 - 22:13
With Qt 6.0 due to be released in December, Qt-minded consulting firm KDAB has published a blog post outlining the extensive 3D renderer improvements made for this big toolkit update. While Qt6's 3D rendering abilities are much improved, there still is further work ahead...

RADV Vulkan Driver Enables NGG For AMD VanGogh APUs

Phoronix - Mon, 11/30/2020 - 21:00
Up to now the Mesa Radeon Vulkan driver "RADV" has only enabled Next-Gen Geometry (NGG) support by default for discrete graphics cards. But now that requirement is lifted for supporting NGG on forthcoming GFX10.3 (RDNA 2) APUs...