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Libratbag-Powered Piper Is Looking Good For Configuring Gaming Mice On Linux

Fri, 28/07/2017 - 4:14pm
It's not quite ready for primetime yet by Linux gamers, but Piper as the GTK-powered user-interface for controlling gaming mice on Linux is getting into shape...

Linux vs. BSD CPU Scaling Up To 20 Threads On The Core i9 7900X

Fri, 28/07/2017 - 12:02pm
With Intel's recently-launched Core i9 7900X I have carried out some interesting BSD vs. Linux benchmarks when testing out various distributions and comparing each of them at 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 20 threads on this $999+ USD processor.

Qt QML Is Better Than HTML5 For User Interfaces?

Fri, 28/07/2017 - 11:27am
Get the popcorn ready as this should be an interesting discussion item: is using Qt QML better than HTML5 when designing user-interfaces?..

LibreOffice 5.4 Released With New Standard Color Palette, Improved File Handling

Fri, 28/07/2017 - 10:29am
The official update to LibreOffice 5.4 is now available following a slight delay...

Ubuntu Flavors Roll Out Their Artful 17.10 Alpha 2 Releases

Fri, 28/07/2017 - 10:02am
The second alpha release of the "Artful Aardvark" 17.10 is now available for Lubuntu, Kubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Budgie, and Ubuntu Kylin...

Ubuntu 17.10 Soon Switching Over To GCC 7

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 10:31pm
Ubuntu will begin their transition from GCC 6 to GCC 7 in early August...

AMDGPU-PRO 17.30 Linux Driver Now Available For Download

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 8:55pm
The updated Linux driver talked about yesterday in AMD Releases Crimson ReLive 17.7.2, Linux Gamers Get AMDGPU-PRO 17.30 is now available for public download...

ARB_transform_feedback_overflow_query Patches For RadeonSI

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 7:30pm
Nicolai Hähnle of AMD has sent out a set of 13 patches to wire-up the ARB_transform_feedback_overflow_query OpenGL extension for RadeonSI Gallium3D...

Sway 0.14 Supports KDE Server Decorations Protocol, Mouse Button Bindings

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 5:28pm
Sway 0.14 is now available as the latest release of this i3-compatible Wayland compositor that's quite popular among Linux enthusiasts who are fans of the i3 tiling window manager...

Initial Batch Of AMDGPU Changes Submitted For Linux 4.14

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 4:14pm
Alex Deucher of AMD has sent in the first pull request of Radeon/AMDGPU DRM changes to be queued in DRM-Next for eventually reaching the Linux 4.14 kernel in September...

GNU Binutils 2.29 Released

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 2:06pm
Binutils 2.29 is now available as well as a Binutils 2.28.1 point release...

AMD Ryzen 3 Rolls Out, Linux Benchmarks Coming

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 1:32pm
AMD has completed their Ryzen desktop rollout today with the availability of Ryzen 3 CPUs on the low-end...

Due To A GCC Bug, RDRAND Usage Wasn't As Random As Expected

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 12:26pm
In a now-fixed bug, the RDRAND/RDSEED instructions for pulling random number generators on modern CPUs may have not been as random as desired when using GCC...

Radeon GPU Profiler Should Help Vulkan Game Developers

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 10:39am
Besides yesterday evening marking the embargo expiration for the new Crimson ReLive / AMDGPU-PRO 17.30 details, AMD also announced the public availability of the Radeon GPU Profiler...

CryENGINE 5.4 Available In Preview Form With Vulkan Capabilities

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 10:27am
After failing to get the initial Vulkan support in last year's CryENGINE 5.3, the public preview of CryENGINE 5.4 is finally available and comes with initial support for the Vulkan graphics API...

LLVM 5.0-RC1 Up For Testing

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 10:18am
Following the LLVM 5 branching earlier this week, release manager Hans Wennborg has now tagged the first release candidate...

0 A.D. Alpha 22 Venustas Released

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 10:04am
For fans of the 0 A.D. open-source ancient warfare game, its 22nd alpha release is now available...

ZFS On Linux 0.7 Released With New Features

Thu, 27/07/2017 - 1:16am
A new release of ZOL is available for running the ZFS file-system natively on Linux. This ZFS On Linux v0.7 update does bring a number of new features...

AMD Releases Crimson ReLive 17.7.2, Linux Gamers Get AMDGPU-PRO 17.30

Wed, 26/07/2017 - 9:00pm
Ahead of the Radeon RX Vega launch next week, AMD has rolled out a big update to their Windows Crimson ReLive driver. Linux users also get a version bump with the AMDGPU-PRO hybrid driver...

Godot 3.0 Reaches Alpha

Wed, 26/07/2017 - 7:19pm
The first alpha release of the big revamp to the Godot 3.0 game engine is now available for game developers to test...