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The KDE Components Not Yet Ported To KDE Frameworks 5

Fri, 14/07/2017 - 4:28pm
With the beta of KDE Applications 17.08 due next week, which is the last cycle where Qt4/kdelibs4-dependent components are still permitted, KDE developer Christoph Feck has generated a list of KDE software not yet ported over to Qt5/KF5...

GCC Tacks On Support For The ARM Cortex-R52

Fri, 14/07/2017 - 4:15pm
With the work laid earlier this month by GCC picking up ARMv8-R support, the Cortex-R52 is now supported by mainline GCC as the first ARMv8-R processor...

Toshiba XG3 NVMe SSD Linux Performance

Fri, 14/07/2017 - 1:34pm
If you are looking for a low-cost NVMe M.2 SSD, the Toshiba XG3 is moderately priced and offers decent performance under Linux.

Codeplay & Google Release Tool To Compile OpenCL C To Vulkan

Fri, 14/07/2017 - 12:58pm
Google and Codeplay have developed a new open-source tool for compiling OpenCL C code to Vulkan compute shaders...

Changes That You Won't Find In Linux 4.13

Fri, 14/07/2017 - 11:17am
The Linux 4.13 merge window is nearing the end and while there is a lot of new features/changes, there is some functionality that you won't find in this next version of the upstream Linux kernel...

DRI3 v1.1 Revised For Modifiers And Multi-Plane Support

Fri, 14/07/2017 - 10:17am
Louis-Francis Ratté-Boulianne of Collabora has sent out his second version of patches for DRI3 v1.1, the first significant update to the Direct Rendering Infrastructure 3...

Ioquake3 Gets A Cross-Platform Auto-Updater

Fri, 14/07/2017 - 10:07am
It will now be easier for games making use of the open-source ioquake3 game engine to remain up-to-date thanks to a cross-platform, auto-updater written by Ryan "Icculus" Gordon...

Intel's Linux Driver Team Jumps On Vulkan 1.0.54 Changes

Fri, 14/07/2017 - 1:41am
While the Intel Linux OpenGL driver had been slow to adapt to new versions of the specification from The Khronos Group, times have changed and with the Vulkan API they are doing a darn fine job in keeping up with the latest revisions to the specification...

Git 2.14 Starts Getting Aligned For Release

Fri, 14/07/2017 - 12:25am
Junio Hamano has today announced the first preview release of Git 2.14 version control system in the form of Git 2.14-rc0...

Fedora Planning To Make NVIDIA Driver Easier, Full HDR Support On Linux

Thu, 13/07/2017 - 8:16pm
With the fantastic Fedora 26 release out the door, Red Hat's Christian Schaller has recapped some of the highlights during the Fedora 26 development and a look ahead...

NVIDIA Releases 381.26.08 Vulkan Beta Driver With New Extensions

Thu, 13/07/2017 - 8:00pm
NVIDIA has once again managed a same-day driver update for matching a new Vulkan release...

Google Developers Begin Planning For Go 2 Programming Language

Thu, 13/07/2017 - 5:38pm
The Google team responsible for the Go programming language have begun publicly discussing plans and ideas for the Go 2.0 programming language...

NVIDIA vs. Radeon Vulkan & OpenGL Performance With A Celeron, Pentium & Core i7

Thu, 13/07/2017 - 4:30pm
Here is an interesting OpenGL vs. Vulkan Linux benchmark comparison where I take two competing NVIDIA and AMD cards, the Radeon RX 580 and GeForce GTX 1060, and test the available benchmark-friendly OpenGL/Vulkan Linux games while doing these tests each on an Intel Celeron, Pentium, and Core i7 processors in looking at the performance scaling.

Intel Plumbs 16-bit Support In Vulkan Driver, Future OpenGL Support

Thu, 13/07/2017 - 2:58pm
With the big Vulkan 1.0.54 update now being public, Intel open-source developers have made public their patches implementing VK_KHR_16bit_storage and SPV_KHR_16bit_storage support in their open-source graphics driver stack...

Systemd 234 Released: Meson Build System, Networkd Improvements

Thu, 13/07/2017 - 2:12pm
Succeeding systemd 233 is now systemd 234 with yet more features added as well as a new build system...

Benchmarking The Potato & Firefly: New ARM Linux Boards

Thu, 13/07/2017 - 1:32pm
When receiving the long-awaited AMD ARM board yesterday I also received Le Potato Libre Computer Board and the Firefly RK3399...

AMD Reveals First ThreadRipper Prices, Early August Launch

Thu, 13/07/2017 - 1:08pm
AMD has announced the first ThreadRipper SKUs and more...

Vulkan 1.0.54 Released With Many New Extensions, Some KHX Promoted To Stable

Thu, 13/07/2017 - 12:14pm
The Khronos Group is out with an updated Vulkan specification and it's an exciting update!..

Intel Launches Their Much-Anticipated Xeon Scalable CPUs, Tyan Unveils Their Wares

Thu, 13/07/2017 - 11:51am
This week Intel officially launched their Xeon Scalable Processors as what they claim is "the biggest platform advancement in this decade" and will end up going head-to-head with AMD's EPYC processors...

Fedora 27 Is Hoping For A Unified Database For DNF

Thu, 13/07/2017 - 11:13am
While the DNF 2.0 package manager is found with this week's Fedora 26 release, DNF developers aren't done with changes to the package manager for Fedora...