Key component updates
With the update to Mesa 12.0, Clear Linux* has added support for OpenGL* level 4.3 and the
Vulkan API for systems with a recent Intel GPU. In addition, this version of Mesa has a
significant performance increase on the latest Intel graphics hardware, as reported by the
The kernels in Clear Linux were updated to the latest stable versions, kernel 4.6.4 for
the normal kernels, and 4.4.15 for the LTS kernels. As usual, the stable kernels contain
The version of the emerging Rust* language was updated to 1.10.0. Version 1.10 adds
several key language features, such as the panic triggers abort option and the new cdylib
crate type. In addition, Rust can now be built and bootstrapped using the previous
official version of Rust.
All of the Clear Linux package sources are now available as git trees. Visit
to view the package sources and patches that we use.
These git trees will be regularly updated when new releases are made available, so that
interested people can use them for their own purposes.
This week, we increased the performance of the Caffe machine learning framework by 10% by
improving our linear algebra library and by increasing the use of SSE and AVX vector
instructions. Caffe is one of the top 5 ML frameworks in the industry, and its performance
is one of our PNP focus areas.
The Phoronix "7-Way Linux Distribution Comparison For Summer
article exposed a performance issue in gaming/graphics in our graphics stack. Recently, we
root caused this issue to a bug in the XFWM4 compositor. Currently, a short term
workaround is deployed, while the search for a sustainable long term solution continues.
We've started publishing images that are preconfigured to run in the Microsoft HyperV*
hypervisor or in the Microsoft Azure* cloud.
The following components changed between release 9130 and 9310:
* Updated components: