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Linux: Mesa Milestone, More Hardware Support, and Misuse of the "Linux" brand

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  • [Mesa-dev] [ANNOUNCE] mesa 21.3.0-rc5
    Hello everyone,
    The fifth release candidate is now available, containing about equal
    amounts of Zink, AMD, and Intel fixes.
    Once again, this could have been the final release of 21.3.0, but there
    are blocking issues on Intel's side still left, so we're having another
    round of release candidate.
    Hopefully this will be the last one, but we'll see.
    Please test it and report any issue here:
    Issues that should block the release of 21.3.0 should be added to the
    corresponding milestone:
  • Mesa 21.3-rc5 Released With Numerous Intel / AMD / Zink Fixes - Phoronix

    The Mesa 21.3 development cycle continues dragging on due to blocker bugs affecting the Intel code, so instead it's another week with a new release candidate.

    Mesa 21.3-rc5 is out with a random assortment of mostly fixes to Intel, AMD Radeon, and Zink OpenGL-on-Vulkan driver code. The blocker bugs holding up the release include Piglit test failures and dEQP failures on Intel graphics hardware. It's possible other blocker bugs may come up, but traditionally they tend to be Intel-oriented simply due to Intel having better and more robust test coverage of Mesa on their hardware. Hopefully the few blocker bugs will get resolved in the next week or so to allow Mesa 21.3.0 to roll-out.

  • Linux 5.16 Introducing Ability For A Driver To Probe Hardware While Powered Off - Phoronix

    Last week saw the main set of ACPI and power management changes for Linux 5.16 while merged on Wednesday were a secondary set of updates. Notable on the ACPI side are some changes in preparing for allowing Linux drivers to "probe" hardware while being powered off.

    This Intel-contributed change to the Linux kernel is about allowing certain devices to be probed by a kernel module without changing their power states / being powered up. It's a bit of a corner case with normally not being able to properly probe the hardware and load the driver without the component being initialized and ensuring it can successfully light up and work. This won't magically work for all drivers/hardware but depends upon necessary ACPI support being advertised.

  • BNY Mellon Joins Linux Foundation to Drive Open-Source Climate Data and Analytics Solutions [Ed: Grotesque openwashing and greenwashing by misusing the "Linux" brand]

    Today, OS-Climate announced that BNY Mellon has joined its fast-growing community of Fortune 500 businesses and financial services firms that are jointly building a public platform of open data and open-source decision-making tools for accelerating the global transition to Net Zero.

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