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Qt Creator 4.3 IDE Officially Released

Wed, 24/05/2017 - 11:19am
Just a short time after issuing the Qt 5.9 release candidate, The Qt Company has now unveiled the final release of Qt Creator 4.3...

GCC Developers Potentially Deprecating Intel MPX

Wed, 24/05/2017 - 11:14am
It was just with GCC 6 that MPX support was flipped on with Intel's Memory Protection Extensions (MPX) just premiering with Skylake CPUs. But now GCC developers are thinking about potentially deprecating this feature...

Qt 5.9 Release Candidate Available For Testing

Wed, 24/05/2017 - 11:01am
Running just slightly behind schedule, the Qt 5.9 release candidate is now available for last-minute testing of this next tool-kit update...

Wayland's XDG-Shell Preparing For Stable

Wed, 24/05/2017 - 10:21am
Wayland developer Jonas Ådahl is preparing to promote the XDG-Shell interface from unstable to stable...

Kodi 17.2 Released To Fix Security Issue, Bugs

Wed, 24/05/2017 - 10:06am
Kodi 17.2 has been released and all users of this HTPC software are encouraged to upgrade due to a security fix...

Freedreno Gallium3D Enables NIR By Default

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 9:50pm
Freedreno Gallium3D as the open-source, reverse-engineered driver for Qualcomm Adreno graphics hardware has switched to using NIR by default...

Trying Out MESA_NO_ERROR / KHR_no_error Support On Mesa 17.2-dev

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 7:27pm
Merged last month into Mesa Git and improved since then with follow-up commits has been KHR_no_error support for reducing the overhead of the OpenGL drivers by disabling certain error handling for OpenGL games/applications. This in turn can free up some CPU utilization and possibly lead to power-savings too...

Btrfs RAID 0/1/5/6/10 Benchmarks On Linux 4.12

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 4:40pm
With Btrfs RAID 5/6 seeing fixes in Linux 4.12, if you are re-evaluating the setup of a Btrfs native RAID array, here are some fresh benchmarks using four solid-state drives.

31 More AMDGPU DC/DAL Patches Enter The Queue

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 3:46pm
AMD's Harry Wentland has sent out the latest round of patches to the yet-to-be-merged DC display stack (formerly known as "DAL") for the AMDGPU kernel driver...

Igalia Making Progress On Improving Chromium Wayland

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 2:51pm
Igalia developers have been working on improvements to better supporting Google's Chromium/Chrome web-browser under Wayland and should eventually be upstreamed...

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 Enters Public Beta

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 1:43pm
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 is now available as a beta for the next installment of RHEL7...

Total War: SHOGUN 2 and Fall of the Samurai Debut For Linux

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 1:26pm
Six years after the Windows release of Total War: SHOGUN 2, the Linux port has been released by Feral Interactive...

ARB_gl_spirv / NIR Support Being Worked On For RadeonSI

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 11:16am
Nicolai Hähnle is looking at adding support for ARB_gl_spirv to the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver and as part of that support for the NIR intermediate representation...

Heterogeneous Memory Management Steps Up To Version 22

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 10:39am
Heterogeneous Memory Management sadly didn't make it for Linux 4.12 as developer Jerome Glisse was aiming for, but now he's out with an updated version to these important HMM patches...

RISC-V Linux Port Pursuing Mainlining In The Kernel

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 10:22am
RISC-V developers believe that while their Linux kernel port isn't yet fully complete, they are hoping to get it mainlined now for this open-source CPU ISA...

GTK+ 3.91 Released With Meson Build Support, API Changes, macOS Support

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 10:14am
GTK+ 3.91 is now available as the latest test release on the road to the GTK4 tool-kit...

Intel Broxton Gets ASTC HDR Support In Mesa

Mon, 22/05/2017 - 10:42pm
Intel Broxton graphics hardware can now benefit from ASTC HDR texture compression in Mesa Git...

SteamOS 2.115 Switches From AMDGPU-PRO To AMDGPU+RadeonSI

Mon, 22/05/2017 - 10:30pm
Valve has pushed out a long-awaited update to SteamOS Brewmaster and in this latest beta update have switched away from the AMDGPU-PRO hybrid driver in favor of Mesa...

Mesa 17.1.1 Coming This Week

Mon, 22/05/2017 - 6:17pm
The first point release to Mesa 17.1 will be here in just a few days...

Radeon RX 560 Linux OpenGL/Vulkan Benchmarks

Mon, 22/05/2017 - 3:00pm
Last week the "Polaris Evolved" Radeon RX 560 graphics card launched. I picked up a Sapphire Radeon RX 560 for Linux testing and have those results to share today for OpenGL and Vulkan workloads under Linux using the 4.12 development kernel and Mesa 17.2-dev compared to a range of Radeon and GeForce graphics cards.