Panfrost Gallium3D Driver For ARM Mali Can Now Render A Cube

The Panfrost open-source driver project previously known as “Chai” for creating an open-source 3D driver stack for ARM’s Mali Midgard hardware now has a working shaded cube being rendered using the open-source code as part of its new “half-way” driver based on Gallium3D…

Source: Phoronix – Panfrost Gallium3D Driver For ARM Mali Can Now Render A Cube

Ryzen 7 2700X CPUFreq Scaling Governor Benchmarks On Ubuntu Linux

With this week’s Ryzen 5 2600X + Ryzen 7 2700X benchmarks some thought the CPUFreq scaling driver or rather its governors may have been limiting the performance of these Zen+ CPUs, so I ran some additional benchmarks this weekend…

Source: Phoronix – Ryzen 7 2700X CPUFreq Scaling Governor Benchmarks On Ubuntu Linux

MenuLibre 2.2 Linux Desktop Menu Editor Released With Many Improvements

MenuLibre is the advanced menu editor that supports most Linux desktop environments including GNOME, KDE Plasma, Budgie, Cinnamon, EDE, LXQt, MATE, and Pantheon. MenuLibre 2.2 is the first major release for the project in over two years…

Source: Phoronix – MenuLibre 2.2 Linux Desktop Menu Editor Released With Many Improvements

AMDVLK Vulkan Driver Stack Gets Updated With More Extensions, Optimizations & Fixes

AMD developers maintaining their official Vulkan cross-platform driver code have pushed their end-of-week updates to their external source repositories for those wanting to build the AMDVLK driver on Linux from source…

Source: Phoronix – AMDVLK Vulkan Driver Stack Gets Updated With More Extensions, Optimizations & Fixes

DragonFlyBSD 5.2, TrueOS 18.03, FreeBSD 11.1, Ubuntu 16.04/18.04 & Clear Linux Tests

This week I posted some benchmarks looking at the Meltdown mitigation impact on BSD vs. Linux as well as some tests of DragonFly’s stabilized HAMMER2 while for your viewing pleasure this weekend are a variety of general BSD vs. Linux benchmarks while using the newly-released DragonFlyBSD 5.2, TrueOS 18.03, FreeBSD 11.1, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Ubuntu 18.04, and Intel’s Clear Linux.

Source: Phoronix – DragonFlyBSD 5.2, TrueOS 18.03, FreeBSD 11.1, Ubuntu 16.04/18.04 & Clear Linux Tests

EGLStreams XWayland Code Revised Ahead Of X.Org Server 1.20

It’s still not clear if the EGLStreams XWayland support will be merged for xorg-server 1.20 but at least the patches were revised this week, making it possible to merge them into this next X.Org Server release for allowing the NVIDIA proprietary driver to work with XWayland…

Source: Phoronix – EGLStreams XWayland Code Revised Ahead Of X.Org Server 1.20

Ubuntu To Discontinue Opt-In Development Milestones In Favor Of Test Weeks

The proposal for replacing early Ubuntu derivatives’ early alpha/beta releases with “testing weeks” in its place is moving forward with no objections having been raised but flavors like Kubuntu and Xubuntu being in favor of the change…

Source: Phoronix – Ubuntu To Discontinue Opt-In Development Milestones In Favor Of Test Weeks