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Linux 4.12-rc3 Kernel Released

Mon, 29/05/2017 - 1:07am
Linus Torvalds has announced the third weekly test candidate for the upcoming Linux 4.12 kernel debut...

GNU's libmicrohttpd 0.9.55 Embeddable Web Server Released

Mon, 29/05/2017 - 12:58am
A new release is now available of libmicrohttpd, the GNU project making it easy to run an HTTP web server as part of another application...

D Language Front-End Proposed For GCC 8, 800k Lines of Code

Sun, 28/05/2017 - 1:49pm
A set of 13 patches amounting to nearly 800k lines of new code were sent out Sunday morning for adding a D language front-end to the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC)...

Enlightenment 0.21.8 Released

Sun, 28/05/2017 - 1:32pm
Enlightenment 0.21.8 was released this week as the latest stable point release to the E21 series...

Fractional Scaling Might Soon Be Accomplished For GNOME

Sun, 28/05/2017 - 12:19pm
It looks like support for fractional scaling might be working in time for GNOME 3.26 to help out HiDPI users where integer-based scaling may be less than ideal...

FreeBSD Lands Support For 64-bit Inodes (ino64 Project)

Sun, 28/05/2017 - 11:27am
This week FreeBSD has finally merged the fruits of the ino64 project: 64-bit inodes support...

GNOME 3.25.2 Released

Sun, 28/05/2017 - 11:12am
GNOME 3.25.2 is now available as the latest test snapshot leading up to this September's GNOME 3.26 stable debut...

Debian Installer Stretch RC4 Released

Sat, 27/05/2017 - 4:04pm
The fourth release candidate of the installer for the upcoming Debian 9.0 "Stretch" release is now available...

Airlie Is Looking At Tournier's Soft FP64 Work For R600-Rats

Sat, 27/05/2017 - 2:23pm
A few days ago I wrote about David Airlie's work on a new "r600-rats" branch where he's working on bringing up OpenGL 4.2 support to more Radeon HD 5000/6000 series hardware on R600g that's currently limited to OpenGL 3.3. Some questions arose about the FP64 support...

Do You Still Use R600g OpenCL Clover?

Sat, 27/05/2017 - 12:09pm
While the ROCm OpenCL code was recently open-sourced, that new Radeon OpenCL code only supports newer GPUs like Fiji and Polaris and experimental support for "GFX7" GPUs like Hawaii. Due to this newer OpenCL stack, AMD hasn't been investing in the "Clover" Gallium3D state tracker for providing OpenCL within Mesa. But there are at least some independent developers interested in still working on this older OpenCL code for previous Radeon GPUs, including pre-GCN hardware with R600g...

Watch The openSUSE Conference 2017 Sessions Online This Weekend

Sat, 27/05/2017 - 11:43am
The openSUSE Conference 2017 kicked off yesterday in the beautiful Nürnberg, Bavaria. The event runs through Sunday but if you are sadly missing out on the event, there are video live streams and recordings available...

TrueOS Evolving Its "Stable" Release Cycle

Sat, 27/05/2017 - 11:35am
TrueOS, the FreeBSD-derived operating system originally known as PC-BSD, has changed its -STABLE cycle practices...

Debian 9.0 "Stretch" Planned For Release In Three Weeks

Fri, 26/05/2017 - 10:37pm
Debian 9.0 now has an official release date...

Coreboot Ready To Ship On Upcoming Purism Librem 13/15 Laptops

Fri, 26/05/2017 - 4:11pm
Purism is preparing to ship their updated Librem 13 and Librem 15 laptops with Coreboot...

Intel Gen 4~5 BLORPing Happens With Mesa 17.2 Git

Fri, 26/05/2017 - 3:41pm
Earlier this month we reported on patch work done to bring Intel's BLORP blitting framework to older Intel graphics hardware and now that work has landed in Git for Mesa 17.2...

NVIDIA vs. Radeon VDPAU Mesa 17.2 Video Decode Performance

Fri, 26/05/2017 - 1:56pm
In yesterday's GeForce GT 1030 Linux review, a $70 USD graphics card that's low-profile and passively-cooled, I featured a number of NVIDIA VDPAU video acceleration benchmarks. But a question came up about Radeon VDPAU performance, so here are some benchmarks on that front, but they are far from ideal.

Phoronix Test Suite 7.2 Milestone 3 Released

Fri, 26/05/2017 - 1:04pm
The third development release of Phoronix Test Suite 7.2-Trysil is now available for your open-source, cross-platform benchmarking needs...

Mesa Developers Discuss Branching Off Old Drivers, Including R300g & i915

Fri, 26/05/2017 - 10:27am
Days ago was a discussion about dropping older Mesa drivers from mainline while issued now is a more formal proposal for branching off older drivers, including i915g and R300g, among others...

Dawn of War III Will See Vulkan Support On Linux

Fri, 26/05/2017 - 10:10am
Feral Interactive has announced next month's Dawn of War III Linux port will see both OpenGL and Vulkan renderers...

Wine 2.9 Adds Direct3D Tessellation Shader Support

Fri, 26/05/2017 - 9:47am
Wine 2.9 is now the newest bi-weekly snapshot of this open-source program for running Windows binaries/games on Linux...