Aside from the AMDGPU-PRO 17.20 driver having initial Vega support, it also now incorporates the ROCm OpenCL/compute component with this driver.
On a Radeon RX 470 Polaris system I ran the AMDGPU-PRO 17.10 driver as is the current latest stable release, the AMDGPU-PRO 17.20 release geared for Vega Frontier, and then the latest open-source driver stack.
All the OpenCL/OpenCL/Vulkan benchmarks were carried out in a fully-automated and reproducible manner using the open-source Phoronix Test Suite benchmarking software.
Also now supported by the GeForce 384 Linux driver is the GT 1030 (previously it was "unofficially" supported in 381), GeForce MX150, and the P106-100.
NVIDIA has today announced the 384.47 beta driver for Linux, which succeeds their current 381 short-lived stable release series.First up is support for the GeForce GTX 1060 / 1070 / 1080 in the new "Max-Q Design" for laptops.
GeForce Max-Q designs are for thinner and quieter laptops via a new design approach.
Intel developers have begun prepping support for upcoming Cannonlake SoCs in Coreboot.The initial commit happening this morning that is mostly structuring for the Cannonlake SoC enablement and some boilerplate work while more of the enablement is still happening.
Landing past that so far is the UART initialization while more Cannonlake code still has yet to land -- this is the first of any post-Kabylake code in Coreboot.This Coreboot work follows other open-source Cannonlake upbringing happening within the Linux kernel, Mesa, GCC / Clang, and other components for seeing open-source Linux support in place by the time hardware ships.Cannonlake is the 10nm shrink of Kabylake.
The first of the Cannonlake hardware is expected to appear around the end of the year while also coming down the pipe from Intel is the Coffee Lake refinement to Kabylake.
No word if Mir 1.0 will still happen for the Ubuntu 17.10 cycle.More details via Alan's blog Alan has confirmed Mir 1.0 is still expected by Ubuntu 17.10.
Mir 1.0 will now focus on adding support for Wayland clients directly.
They're also moving the Android platform code outside of the Mir tree and interfacing it with these platform APIs.Mir 1.0 was originally going to remove deprecated functions, but that is no longer the case.
It could be an interesting year ahead for System76, especially if they remain on track for designing and manufacturing their own systems
They are aiming for their desktop to be inviting, modern, and a minimalist look.Available today is an alpha release of Pop!_OS while their first stable release is scheduled for 19 October.
In an announcement to be posted now that their embargo has expired, they say, "Pop!_OS is designed for people who use their computer to create; whether it’s artificial intelligence, sophisticated 3D models, computer science in academia, or makers working on their latest invention.
The GRUB bootloader now supports file-systems making use of EXT4 file-system encryption but where the boot files are left unencrypted.EXT4 for a while has supported native file-system encryption using fscrypt.
GRUB now can deal with EXT4 file-systems having the encryption flag, but where the boot files are left unencrypted on that file-system.GRUB isn't (at least not yet) able to support decrypting encrypted files with EXT4/fscrypt, but with the latest code is now at least able to handle the file-system gracefully where the EXT4_ENCRYPT_FLAG is set and the boot files are on there unencrypted.Google's Eric Biggers added the support to GRUB Git , "Since GRUB cannot decrypt encrypted contents or filenames, just issue an error if it would need to do so.
This is sufficient to allow unencrypted boot files to co-exist with encrypted files elsewhere on the filesystem."
First there was Radeon Pro and now there is Ryzen PRO for CPUs catering towards business customers.
Ryzen PRO desktop CPUs will be out around the end of summer while mobile PRO parts will come in H1'2018.Ryzen PRO CPUs are designed for "reliability, security, and performance to enterprise desktops worldwide."The Ryzen PRO desktop line-up will consist of:
Through Kickstarter the project is hoping to raise $50k USD. The board is codenamed "Le Potato."Le Potato is powered by a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU while its graphics are backed by ARM Mali-450.
Connectivity on the board includes HDMI 2.0, 4 x USB 2.0, 100Mb, eMMC, and microSD. Sadly, no Gigabit Ethernet or USB 3.0.
There's another ARM SBC (single board computer) trying to get crowdfunded that could compete with the Raspberry Pi 3 while being a quad-core 64-bit ARM board with 4K UHD display support, up to 2GB RAM, and should be working soon on the mainline Linux kernel.The "Libre Computer Board" by the Libre Computer Project is this new Kickstarter initiative, in turn is the work of Shenzhen Libre Technology Co.