Join us this Friday at , as Jakob Bornecrantz looks at the current state of VR/AR on the desktop, and explains how to build apps using the API! conf.linuxappsummit.org/event/

DKMS is a framework mostly used to build & install external kernel modules. However, did you know it could also be used to patch modules of the current kernel to apply a specific fix? Here's how: col.la/qhdkms

Collaborans continue to expand on their efforts to close the gap between hardware support on vendor trees and mainline. Here's a look at where things stand with the release of kernel 5.12: col.la/lk512

GTK4 & Visual Studio, continued: you can now build as a subproject for your application! Xavier Claessens explains how, including the simple steps needed to build GtkSourceView 5.0 & GTK4's media backend with ! col.la/gtksv

Note, users should not update their current patch to v3, they should stick with v2 for now.

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Kernel news: André Almeida has submitted V3 of the patch series to bring syscalls to the kernel! This new set of syscalls aims to solve long standing issues of this interface and better emulate WinAPI for Linux gaming. lkml.org/lkml/2021/4/27/1208

Video: 2020 was undoubtedly a watershed year for graphics drivers on . In this talk presented at , Alyssa gives an annual status update of open drivers for Arm GPUs with a view of what's to come. col.la/lvcar

Recently, we have been using to successfully profile Apitrace traces in through renderer. The tools provided by Perfetto can be very effective for profiling virtualised GPU acceleration. Antonio Caggiano explains how: col.la/virglperfetto

"Daniel’s insight, perspective and extensive knowledge of Wayland and Weston were critical in helping us properly understand our choices and ensuring WSLg started on a solid foundation." Kudos Daniel! devblogs.microsoft.com/command

New blog post! Marcus Edel presents our latest project: Continuous 3D Hand Pose Tracking using Machine Learning & Monado OpenXR col.la/3dhpt

Video: Presented last month at , Nicolas Dufresne takes a deep dive into stateless video decoder support for , including the effort to bring native support in both & . col.la/lvcnd

Kernel news: Ezequiel Garcia has submitted a patch to add support in mainline for Rockchip's brand new & SoCs. Pine64 Quartz64 SBC out-of-the-box support is right around the corner! lore.kernel.org/netdev/2021041

Did you know you could easily run a permissively-licensed MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) implementation with minimal dependencies on an device? Here's how to run cmtp-responder on a Rock Pi 4 (or any other board equipped with a UDC). col.la/g3hj9

Video: In our second talk presented at last month's , Alyssa Rosenzweig looks at where we are, and what's to come, for open drivers for Arm GPUs. col.la/lvcar

Missed last month? Now available on demand, here is the video of Nicolas Dufresne's talk "Bringing Stateless Video Decoder Support To Linux"! col.la/lvcnd

Video: Presented earlier this month at the Virtual AMM, George Kiagiadakis shares the latest on and discusses what we expect to see in 2021, both on the desktop and automotive fronts. col.la/aglpw

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