Open-source News

Mesa 20.1 Could Be Out Next Week If You Help Test RC4

Phoronix - Thu, 05/21/2020 - 05:42
The fourth weekly release candidate is available of Mesa 20.1, the Q2'2020 feature update to the open-source OpenGL / Vulkan driver stack predominantly used by Linux systems. This is the last scheduled release candidate with Mesa 20.1 stable potentially coming out next week if testing goes well and the remaining blocker bugs are addressed...

EA To Open-Source Part Of Tiberian Dawn, Red Alert To Help The Mod Community

Phoronix - Thu, 05/21/2020 - 03:17
Adding to the amount of surprising news this week, Electronic Arts just announced they will be open-sourcing portions of Command and Conquer Tiberian Dawn and Red Alert in order to help the mod community around this franchise...

Intel Continues Prepping Initial Bits For Compute Express Link Device Support (CXL)

Phoronix - Thu, 05/21/2020 - 02:43
Compute Express Link is the interconnect standard backed by Intel, AMD, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Dell, and others for building off PCI Express with new CPU-to-device and CPU-to-memory capabilities. Intel's stellar open-source team has been working on plumbing the Linux kernel support for this next generation of devices...

RenderDoc 1.8 Released For This Cross-Platform, Multi-API Graphics Debugger

Phoronix - Thu, 05/21/2020 - 00:38
RenderDoc 1.8 is out as the newest feature release for this cross-platform, open-source graphics debugging and profiling utility for Vulkan, Direct3D 11/12, OpenGL, and OpenGL ES APIs...

Intel Core i5 10600K + Core i9 10900K

Phoronix - Wed, 05/20/2020 - 21:00
Intel announced at the end of April the 10th Gen Core "Comet Lake" S-Series CPUs with the Core i9 10900K being their new top-end processor with a 10 core / 20 thread processor that can clock up to 5.3GHz. The Comet Lake S-Series desktop CPUs are now shipping and this morning the embargo lifts in being able to publish the benchmarks. Here is how the Intel Core i5 10500K and Core i9 10900K processors are performing on Linux from Steam on Linux gaming to various interesting real-world workloads.

Microsoft Is Writing Its Own Wayland Compositor As Part Of WSL2 GUI Efforts

Phoronix - Wed, 05/20/2020 - 19:09
Microsoft is working on its own Wayland compositor derived from the Weston code-base...