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KDE KTechLab Is Being Revived After Nearly A Decade Hiatus

Wed, 21/06/2017 - 12:29am
The KTechLab integrated development environment focused on micro-controller circuit design and simulation is back to being under development after not seeing a major release since 2009...

Rocket League Is Almost Fixed Up For RadeonSI Gallium3D Driver

Tue, 20/06/2017 - 11:16pm
Marek Olšák has posted a set of five patches for fixing up one of the remaining rendering issues affecting RadeonSI and the other Gallium3D drivers in being able to correctly render the popular Rocket League game on Linux...

Ubuntu 17.10 Continues Aiming For The Linux 4.13 Kernel

Tue, 20/06/2017 - 10:59pm
Mentioned in the weekly Ubuntu Kernel Newsletter are the developers reiterating their plans to ship Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" with the Linux 4.13 kernel...

Opus 1.2 Audio Codec Officially Released

Tue, 20/06/2017 - 9:00pm
Following the earlier development releases, Opus 1.2 is now official...

AMD EPYC 7000 Series CPUs Launched

Tue, 20/06/2017 - 8:48pm
AMD has formally announced today their EPYC 7000 series line-up of processors, their server/workstation offerings based on Zen to finally battle Intel's multi-year dominance with Xeon and AMD's long-awaited successor to the Opteron family...

Intel Preps Another Batch Of Graphics Driver Updates For Linux 4.13

Tue, 20/06/2017 - 5:58pm
Intel has queued up another round of feature changes slated for the Linux 4.13 kernel...

GNOME's Shotwell 0.27 Debuts New Features

Tue, 20/06/2017 - 5:45pm
GNOME's Shotwell photo manager is out today with a new testing release as it ushers in the v0.27 development series...

Lennart Poettering Announces New Project: casync

Tue, 20/06/2017 - 3:22pm
Following his work on PulseAudio, Avahi, and systemd, Lennart Poettering has a new project to announce: casync...

Raspberry Pi / VC4 Software Support Continues Improving

Tue, 20/06/2017 - 3:03pm
The Raspberry Pi software stack and particularly its open-source VC4 graphics driver stack continues getting better along with the mainline support for this popular ARM SBC...

Ubuntu Is Finally Looking At Shipping Accelerated Video Playback Support

Tue, 20/06/2017 - 2:20pm
It's 2017 and Ubuntu is finally looking at shipping GPU-accelerated video playback support out-of-the-box on the Ubuntu desktop...

Fedora Continues Working On Better NVIDIA Support, PipeWire Could Replace PulseAudio

Tue, 20/06/2017 - 1:36pm
Christian Schaller of Red Hat has provided an update on some of the feature work that's coming around the corner with Fedora Workstation 26 and other work to land in the future...

More Driver CPU Overhead Work Being Tackled By Valve Developers

Tue, 20/06/2017 - 12:41pm
Valve's Linux developers continue working on lowering the CPU overhead of the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver...

PHP 7.2 Slated For Fedora 27

Tue, 20/06/2017 - 11:10am
A new feature proposal would ensure Fedora 27 ships with the latest PHP release at the time...

VK9 Now Has Fullscreen Support For Direct3D-Over-Vulkan & More

Tue, 20/06/2017 - 10:36am
The VK9 project has hit its seventeenth milestone for Direct3D 9 implemented over Vulkan...

GNU Automake 1.15.1 Comes After A Stall In The Project

Tue, 20/06/2017 - 1:52am
GNU's Automake 1.15.1 release is now available, which isn't too big on new work but comes after a lack of activity on Automake...

Another Batch Of AMDGPU Feature Updates For Linux 4.13

Tue, 20/06/2017 - 12:32am
Alex Deucher today submitted what is likely the final set of Radeon/AMDGPU feature updates to be queued in DRM-Next for the upcoming Linux 4.13 kernel cycle...

GSoC Work On Nouveau Instruction Scheduling Advances

Mon, 19/06/2017 - 5:00pm
Student open-source developer Boyan Ding has been working this summer on an instruction scheduler for the Nouveau driver in order to achieve greater performance with more efficient shader code...

Linux 4.12-rc6 Released A Day Late, Final Possibly In Two Weeks

Mon, 19/06/2017 - 3:21pm
Due to Linus Torvalds' travels, he's released the 4.12-rc6 kernel off of his weekly Sunday release cadence...

KDE Brooklyn Chat Bridge Sees Its First Release

Mon, 19/06/2017 - 1:45pm
Brooklyn is a new project within the KDE camp that's being developed this summer via Google Summer of Code...

AMDGPU-PRO 17.10-429170 vs. Linux 4.12 + Mesa 17.2-dev: Open-Source Continues Strong

Mon, 19/06/2017 - 1:33pm
Last week AMD released an updated AMDGPU-PRO hybrid driver with performance fixes so I've now carried out a fresh comparison of this updated 17.10-429170 driver compared to the latest open-source stack of Mesa 17.2-dev Git plus the Linux 4.12 development kernel.