Panfrost DRM Driver Being Added To Linux 5.2 For Midgard / Bifrost Graphics

Not only is the longtime Lima DRM driver for Arm Mali 400/450 graphics set to finally premiere with the Linux 5.2 kernel, but the Panfrost DRM driver is also being mainlined for the newer Mali graphics hardware.
The Panfrost DRM driver is set to be added to the Linux 5.2 kernel. Panfrost is the open-source, reverse-engineered DRM/KMS driver for Arm Mali Midgard and Bifrost graphics processors where as the Lima driver focuses on the 400/450 series.
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DIY DevOps: Build, Buy, or Yes?


Unless you’re a startup with a single app that integrates a continuous deliver/ deployment pipeline, buy the base and build what matters: policy and pipeline.

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It’s Time To Re-Vote Following The Botched 2019 X.Org Elections

While there were the recent X.Org Foundation board elections, a do-over was needed as their new custom-written voting software wasn’t properly recording votes… So here’s now your reminder to re-vote in these X.Org elections.
At least with the initial round of voting they reached a super majority and the ballot question of whether the X.Org Foundation should formally fold FreeDesktop.org into its umbrella worked and that X.Org + FreeDesktop.org hook-up passed so all is well on that front. But […] Continue Reading…

Condres OS Conjures Up Pleasing Arch Linux Transition | Reviews

By Jack M. Germain
Apr 18, 2019 12:00 PM PT

Condres OS, a distro much like the defunct Apricity OS, could be a speedier replacement for Linux OSes that have turned slow to no-go in recent new releases.
Condres OS is an Arch-based distro that offers many pleasing usability traits similar to three popular Debian-based distros: Linux Mint; Peppermint; and Zorin, which bundles ICE and Wine accouterments. Apricity OS was very similar and had many of the traits found in Condres […] Continue Reading…

Haiku OS Picks Up An NVMe Storage Driver

Back during the BeOS days of the 90’s, NVM Express solid-state storage obviously wasn’t a thing but the open-source Haiku OS inspired by it now has an NVMe driver.
Haiku that aims to be an open-source OS based off BeOS now has support for NVMe SSDs. This driver didn’t make last September’s Haiku R1 beta but now being found within the latest development code is for NVMe SSD hardware. As of the latest Haiku code, NVMe SSDs should be fully […] Continue Reading…