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Chrome OS Is Working To Remove The Last Of Its X11 Dependencies

Sat, 20/05/2017 - 11:00am
Chrome OS has not been using the X.Org Server but there have been some X11/X.Org dependencies still around, which looks like they will be removed soon...

Xen PV Calls Backend Being Worked On For Linux Kernel

Sat, 20/05/2017 - 10:45am
The latest feature-work for Xen is on a back-end for the new PV Calls protocol...

Benchmarks: PostgreSQL 10 Performance Is Looking Good

Fri, 19/05/2017 - 8:51pm
With yesterday's release of the PostgreSQL 10 beta, a number of Phoronix readers and some of my supporters requested benchmarks of this major update to this widely-used SQL database server. Well, for those curious about this early test release, here are some benchmarks...

Benchmarking AMD's New AOCC Compiler For Ryzen

Fri, 19/05/2017 - 6:50pm
This week AMD released AOCC 1.0, the AMD Optimizing C/C++ Compiler, with initial support for Ryzen/Zen CPUs. In this article are our first benchmarks of the AOCC compiler compared to the GCC 6/7/8 and LLVM Clang 4/5 compilers.

ARB_bindless_texture Patches Posted For RadeonSI Gallium3D

Fri, 19/05/2017 - 6:07pm
Samuel Pitoiset of Valve has posted a set of 65 patches needed for wiring in ARB_bindless_texture support inside RadeonSI Gallium3D...

Shogun 2 On Linux Will Work With Radeon GPUs On Mesa 17.1, NVIDIA 375+

Fri, 19/05/2017 - 3:46pm
After announcing SHOGUN 2 for Linux earlier this week, Feral Interactive has now announced the system requirements for this newest Linux game port being released next week...

Intel Working On Thunderbolt Security Levels For Linux, Firmware Updates

Fri, 19/05/2017 - 3:27pm
Intel is continuing to improve the Thunderbolt support within the Linux kernel...

GeForce GT 1030 Will Work With NVIDIA 381 Linux Driver, Good Luck With Nouveau

Fri, 19/05/2017 - 2:29pm
This week NVIDIA released the GeForce GT 1030 as their newest low-end Pascal card. The GT 1030 cards retail for around $70 USD and you can find them in a low-profile version with some cards even being passively cooled...

Mozilla's Servo Still Striving For WebGL Support

Fri, 19/05/2017 - 1:49pm
One of the latest milestones being worked on for making the Servo browser engine more usable is WebGL support...

OpenGL vs. Vulkan With Intel Kabylake On Linux 4.12 + Mesa 17.2-dev

Fri, 19/05/2017 - 1:35pm
It's been a while since delivering any fresh comparison of Intel's open-source OpenGL and Vulkan Linux graphics drivers, so for your viewing pleasure this Friday, here is a fresh comparison while making use of the Linux 4.12 development kernel and Mesa 17.2-dev.

Endless Flatpaks Steam

Fri, 19/05/2017 - 11:07am
The developers behind the GNOME-focused Endless OS catered for building "a global platform for digital literacy" has Flatpak'ed Steam...

A Number Of Improvements Coming To GNOME Builder 3.26

Fri, 19/05/2017 - 10:34am
GNOME Builder, the GNOME-focused integrated development environment, will be picking up some more features this cycle...

ThinkPad T430 Ported To Mainline Coreboot

Fri, 19/05/2017 - 10:22am
The Lenovo ThinkPad T430 laptop is now supported by mainline Coreboot Git...

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III Coming To Linux Next Month

Fri, 19/05/2017 - 10:11am
Feral Interactive has revealed their latest Linux game port: Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III and it will be released next month...

OpenShot 2.3.3 Fixes Many Stability Issues

Fri, 19/05/2017 - 9:58am
Just one week after OpenShot 2.3.2 is now a new point release to this open-source non-linear video editor...

Trying The LLVM SI Machine Instruction Scheduler With Mesa 17.2 + LLVM 5.0

Fri, 19/05/2017 - 12:38am
A Phoronix reader was recently making comments about the LLVM SI Machine Instruction Scheduler "sisched", so I decided to run some fresh benchmarks of this opt-in feature for RadeonSI Gallium3D...

Radeon's ROCm 1.5 OpenCL Support Is Working Out Better

Thu, 18/05/2017 - 6:26pm
With the recent release of ROCm 1.5 followed by the ROCm OpenCL runtime finally being open-sourced, here are some fresh OpenCL benchmarks of this newer Radeon graphics compute stack.

GLAMOR Updates Land In The X.Org Server, OpenGL ES Fallback

Thu, 18/05/2017 - 4:29pm
Eric Anholt has landed some GLAMOR 2D acceleration improvements in the X.Org Server...

PostgreSQL 10 Enters Beta

Thu, 18/05/2017 - 2:16pm
The first beta release of the PostgreSQL 10 database server is now available for testing...

Core i7 7700K vs. Ryzen 7 1800X With Ubuntu 17.04 + Linux 4.12

Thu, 18/05/2017 - 2:00pm
Given the recent BIOS improvements for Ryzen and the ever-advancing state of Linux and components like Mesa (although no recent Ryzen-specific work), here are some fresh tests of the current high-end Ryzen 7 1800X compared to an Intel Core i7 7700K on Ubuntu 17.04 with Linux 4.12 and Mesa 17.2-dev.