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SDL 2.0.7 Released With Audio Improvements & Other Additions

8 hours 13 min ago
Just one month ago was the big SDL 2.0.6 feature update that had been baking for about one year while now it's already been succeeded by SDL 2.0.7...

Radeon RX Vega 64: AMDGPU-PRO vs. DRM-Next + Mesa 17.3-dev

9 hours 17 min ago
For those wondering how the RadeonSI and RADV open-source driver performance is fairing for the Radeon RX Vega 64 compared to the AMDGPU-PRO hybrid driver, here are some fresh benchmarks.

GCC Lands Support For C++ File-System TS

13 hours 21 min ago
The GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) today merged their initial support for the C++17 file-system technical specification!..

Warzone 2100 Being Ported To Vulkan

13 hours 58 min ago
Warzone 2100, the real-time strategy/tactics game released for Windows back in 1999 and then brought to Linux after the commercial game was open-sourced several years later, is now seeing a Vulkan renderer in the works...

Mesa 17.3 Has Been Branched

14 hours 56 min ago
Mesa 17.3 has been branched ahead of its expected stable debut in mid-to-late November...

GTK4's Vulkan Renderer Is Close To Complete

16 hours 31 min ago
Red Hat's Matthias Clasen has written a blog post concerning the changes found in the big GTK+ 3.92 development release that is pushing towards the GTK4 tool-kit release...

Intel Has More DRM Code For Testing: Cannonlake Fixes, GuC/HuC'ing

16 hours 39 min ago
Intel has already landed a lot of new Intel DRM code in DRM-Next for the upcoming Linux 4.15 cycle while one final batch is now ready for testing...

Linux 4.14-rc6 Released: Linux 4.14 Kernel Final In 2~3 Weeks

16 hours 55 min ago
Linus Torvalds released the Linux 4.14-rc6 kernel this Monday morning rather than on his usual Sunday cadence due to Internet connection woes. RC6 is also bigger than he would prefer...

Xen 4.10 RC1 Now Available For Testing

17 hours 19 min ago
The first release candidate is now available for the upcoming Xen 4.10 hypervisor update...

AMDGPU-PRO 17.40 Yields Huge Speed-Up For Radeon Mining Performance

17 hours 27 min ago
Last week AMD released an AMDGPU-PRO 17.40 beta driver for miners. Thomas Frech is now back with another installment of his articles about mining performance on AMD hardware, continuing from Mining Monero On The CPU and Ethereum On The GPU and Mining Ethereum With AMD Threadrippers Paired With Four RX Vega 64 GPUs...

systemd's "All Systems Go" 2017 Conference Videos Now Available

17 hours 48 min ago
The annual systemd conference, All Systems Go!, that is also about other user-space Linux technologies, has wrapped up in Berlin...

Android-x86 7.1-rc2 Now Supports NVMe SSDs, Better QEMU VirGL

Sun, 22/10/2017 - 9:25pm
The Android-x86 project derived from Google's Android Open-Source Project code-base remains officially at Android 6.0, but there is an Android 7.1 "Nougat" build available for testing...

i965 Shader Cache Revised As It Still Might Squeeze Into Mesa 17.3

Sun, 22/10/2017 - 9:07pm
Intel's Jordan Justen has sent out his third revision to the recently renewed patches for allowing an OpenGL on-disk shader cache for the "i965" Mesa driver...

Glibc Picks Up Some More FMA Performance Optimizations

Sun, 22/10/2017 - 4:41pm
The GNU C Library, glibc, has picked up support for some additional functions as FMA-optimized versions...

GStreamer Conference 2017 Videos

Sun, 22/10/2017 - 1:47pm
Taking place this weekend in Prague has been the 8th annual GStreamer Conference, which is preceding next week's Linux Foundation Embedded Linux Conference Europe...

Purism Librem 5 Linux Smartphone Campaign Set To End At Around $2 Million

Sun, 22/10/2017 - 12:43pm
Tomorrow marks the end of the crowdfunding campaign for Purism's Librem 5 smartphone campaign...

Working Intel CET Bits Now Land In GCC8

Sun, 22/10/2017 - 12:12pm
A few days back I wrote about Intel's work on Control-flow Enforcement Technology beginning to land in GCC. This "CET" work for future Intel CPUs has now landed in full for GCC 8...

AMDGPU DC Gets A Final Batch Of Changes Before Linux 4.15

Sun, 22/10/2017 - 11:51am
The AMDGPU DC display code has a final batch of feature updates that were sent in this weekend for DRM-Next staging and is the last set besides fixes for the "DC" code for the 4.15 target...

LXQt 0.12 released With Better HiDPI Support, More Robust

Sat, 21/10/2017 - 9:01pm
LXQt 0.12 is now available as this Qt5-powered desktop environment born from the efforts of LXDE and Razor-qt aims towards its eventual v1.0 milestone...

GNOME 3.27.1 Released

Sat, 21/10/2017 - 6:53pm
GNOME 3.27.1 is out as the first development milestone in the road to next March's GNOME 3.28 desktop update...