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Ubuntu 17.04 Final Beta Released

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 10:10pm
The final beta releases for Ubuntu 17.04 "Zesty Zapus" has just occurred...

AMD Open-Sources Vulkan "Anvil"

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 8:45pm
While waiting for AMD to open-source their Vulkan Linux driver, we have a new AMD open-source Vulkan project to look at: Anvil...

Trying Out Unity 8 + Mir On Ubuntu 17.04

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 8:00pm
Given there is just one month to go until the official Ubuntu 17.04 "Zesty Zapus" release and past the ordinary freezes and nearly at the final development milestones, I decided to take a test drive this morning of Unity 8 with Mir atop the latest daily Zesty packages.

CrossOver 16.2 Released, Supports Microsoft Outlook 2013 On Linux

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 7:26pm
CodeWeavers has announced CrossOver 16.2 as the newest release of their Wine-based software for running Windows programs on Linux and macOS...

Fedora 26 Alpha Faces Another Delay

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 7:22pm
Fedora 26 was set back by a delay last week and today it's been delayed again for another week...

Intel Has More P-State Changes Coming For Linux 4.12

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 4:45pm
Tuning the P-State CPU frequency scaling driver for the Linux kernel feels like a never-ending process. While it's been around for years and continues to be refined, for some Intel CPUs on some workloads, the CPUFreq scaling driver leads to be better performance and even Intel's own Clear Linux distribution is using CPUFreq by default. With Linux 4.12, more intel_pstate revisions are taking place...

Intel's Vulkan Driver Working On VK_KHX_multiview Support

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 3:33pm
Intel's open-source "ANV" Vulkan Linux driver is prepping support for the experimental VK_KHX_multiview extension...

Serious Sam Fusion 2017 Is Working Out Well For RADV Vulkan

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 2:00pm
This week marked the roll out of Serious Sam Fusion 2017 into public beta first up with Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter and soon to be followed-up by The Second Encounter and Serious Sam: BFE. The Fusion 2017 update is interesting as it brings these classics Vulkan support, 64-bit only, and other engine improvements.

Qt 5.9 Beta Snapshot Released, Boasts Shader Binary Cache

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 1:31pm
The first Qt 5.9 tool-kit beta snapshot is now available for testing as the next feature release for this widely-used, cross-platform toolkit...

Dell Is Exploring The Use Of Coreboot, At Least Internally

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 12:46pm
Dell appears to be using Coreboot on some of their modern Intel Atom motherboards paired with the Intel FSP and TianoCore...

Mir's Abstraction Layer Now Has Cut & Paste Support (MirAL)

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 11:39am
A few days ago we reported on Ubuntu's Mir now supporting drag and drop while now another important desktop feature has come to Ubuntu's Mir abstraction layer, MirAL...

DRM Core Updates For HDMI 2.0+ Features

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 11:24am
Synopsys has been working on some DRM core infrastructure patches for better handling of HDMI 2.0+ support by DRM drivers...

Battle for Wesnoth 1.13.7 Released

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 10:27am
For those looking for a free software turn-based strategy game, the open-source Battle for Wesnoth project remains under development...

VGA-Switcheroo Ported From Linux To DragonFlyBSD

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 10:18am
The latest DRM/graphics-related porting effort by François Tigeot in the DragonFly space is bringing over the vga_switcheroo module from the Linux kernel...

Nouveau TGSI Shader Cache Enabled In Mesa 17.1 Git

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 9:57am
Building off the work laid by Timothy Arceri and others for enabling a TGSI (and hardware) shader cache in the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver as well as R600g TGSI shader cache due to the common infrastructure work, the Nouveau driver is now leveraging it to enable the TGSI shader cache for Nouveau Gallium3D drivers...

Libinput 1.7 Released With Support For Lid Switches, Scroll Wheel Improvements

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 12:26am
Peter Hutterer has announced the new release of libinput 1.7.0 as the input handling library most commonly associated with Wayland systems but also with Ubuntu's Mir as well as the X.Org Server via the xf86-input-libinput driver...

17 Fresh AMDGPU DC Patches Posted Today

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 9:41pm
Seventeen more "DC" display code patches were published today for the AMDGPU DRM driver, but it's still not clear if it will be ready -- or accepted -- for Linux 4.12...

AC3 Codec Coming For Fedora 26

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 6:00pm
Fedora Workstation 26 will be receiving official AC3 codec support...

This Week's Mesa 17.1-dev + Linux 4.11 Radeon Performance vs. NVIDIA

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 4:10pm
Given all the recent performance work that's landed recently in Mesa Git for Mesa 17.1 plus the Linux 4.11 kernel continuing to mature, in this article are some fresh benchmarks of a few Radeon GPUs with Mesa 17.1-dev + Linux 4.11 as of this week compared to some GeForce graphics cards with the latest NVIDIA proprietary driver.

GNOME 3.24 Released With Night Light Mode, Maps Navigation & More

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 3:55pm
Matthias Clasen has just announced the official release of GNOME 3.24, codenamed Portland...