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Open source OpenXR runtime 'Monado' expands with multi-application support

By Liam Dawe,
Monado is the in-development OpenXR runtime for VR / AR on Linux and Collabora continue to make excellent progress on bringing it up to eventually support more platforms and features.

Mesa 20.2 gets Valve-backed ACO shader compiler on by default for AMD RADV

By Liam Dawe,
With the upcoming release of Mesa 20.2 which should hopefully be in late August, it seems AMD GPU owners will get a nice boost thanks to the Valve-backed ACO shader compiler.

Mesa 20.2 driver update due hopefully by the end of August

By Liam Dawe,
The Mesa open source Linux driver team have put up their updated roadmap for the upcoming version 20.2 version.

NVIDIA released a big new mainline Linux Beta Driver 450.51

By Liam Dawe,
Not long after the recent developer-focused 440.66.17 Vulkan Beta, NVIDIA have released the 450.51 Linux Beta Driver in their mainline series that's for us consumers to jump in with.

NVIDIA 440.66.17 Vulkan Beta Driver released

By Liam Dawe,
Today NVIDIA have released a fresh developer-focused Vulkan Beta Driver with support for more extensions and a little performance work included.

Vulkan support for older Raspberry Pi models is now a thing

By Liam Dawe,
While work is underway officially to bring Vulkan API support to the Raspberry Pi 4, what about the older models? An NVIDIA engineer decided to get it done.

Vulkan API support for Raspberry Pi 4 is progressing well

By Liam Dawe,
The Raspberry Pi 4 is such a versatile device and it's set to gain support for the Vulkan API too, with an update on the progress now available and code in the open.

Open source Panfrost driver for modern Mali GPUs expands OpenGL support

By Liam Dawe,
Collabora have written up a post about their recent work on the Panfrost driver, a free and open source driver for powering modern Mali GPUs found in many devices.

Xbox One wireless dongle driver for Linux 'xow' gets a new release

By Liam Dawe,
xow is another fantastic bit of open source, enabling the use of an Xbox One wireless dongle on Linux to be a much nicer experience overall.

Monado OpenXR runtime for Linux 0.2 out, continues advancing VR

By Liam Dawe,
Collabora have today announced the release of Monado 0.2, their open source OpenXR (VR / AR) runtime for Linux.

Mesa 20.1.0 drivers released

By Liam Dawe,
The latest in open source graphics drivers for Linux has released, with Mesa 20.1.0 now out with tons of changes and improvements everywhere.

NVIDIA released a new 440.66.15 Vulkan Beta Driver

By Liam Dawe,
NVIDIA continue advancing their Vulkan drivers with a brand new Beta now available that pulls in a good bunch of fixes.

A look at the Penumbra Collection on Linux with Mesa in 2020

By Hamish,
The Penumbra Collection is always going to hold a special place in my heart. It pains me to see, in spite of the still excellent support that Frictional Games gives to our platform, that the state of the Penumbra Collection for a number of Linux users has become such a mess.

NVIDIA Vulkan Beta Driver 440.66.14 released

By Liam Dawe,
NVIDIA have released a brand new Vulkan Beta Driver for Linux which pulls in another Ray Tracing extension and some bug fixes.

Vulkan 1.2.140 spec out and NVIDIA has a new Vulkan Beta Driver up with new extension support

By Liam Dawe,
Two bits of Vulkan related news to share today. Recently the Vulkan specification was bumped again with new extension and today a new NVIDIA Vulkan Beta Driver went up.
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