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UBports Continues Plotting To Keep Ubuntu Touch Alive

Thu, 18/05/2017 - 1:11pm
The UBports developers continue firming up plans for their fork of Ubuntu Touch following the news last month of dropping Unity 8 / Ubuntu Touch...

FLANG: NVIDIA Brings Fortran To LLVM

Thu, 18/05/2017 - 12:38pm
Flang is to Fortran as Clang is to C/C++...

Better KWin Wayland HiDPI Support Still Baking

Thu, 18/05/2017 - 11:25am
KDE developer David Edmundson has shared a bit of an update regarding KDE's Wayland high DPI handling, particularly for multi-monitor setups...

LibreOffice 5.4 Beta 1 Tagged, LibreOffice 5.5 On Main

Thu, 18/05/2017 - 11:19am
LibreOffice 5.4 Beta 1 has been tagged in Git while the v5.4 code has now been branched with the Git master code-base switching over to 5.5...

AMD Developer Posts More Patches For RADV

Thu, 18/05/2017 - 10:29am
The state of the open-source RADV Vulkan driver remains rather murky with it not officially being supported by AMD while the company continues to back its still-proprietary multi-platform Vulkan driver with no signs of when it may be open-sourced, but an AMD developer posted some fresh RADV patches today...

OpenSUSE Tumbleweed Rolls In Linux 4.11, KDE Applications 17.04

Thu, 18/05/2017 - 10:19am
For those using the openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling-release distribution but haven't upgraded in a while, many new/updated packages are now available...

Android Studio 3.0 Preview Release: Kotlin, Java 8 Features

Wed, 17/05/2017 - 9:56pm
Some additional Android news from Google I/O 2017 is the first preview (Canary 1) release of the Android Studio 3.0 integrated development environment...

Android O Developer Preview 2 Released, Android Go Announced

Wed, 17/05/2017 - 7:15pm
To no surprise, there's plenty of Android news at Google's I/O 2017 conference that kicked off today...

Mesa 17.1 Now Available On Ubuntu 16.04/17.04 Via X-Updates

Wed, 17/05/2017 - 6:24pm
If you want the Mesa 17.1 graphics driver stack in a semi-official manner on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or 17.04 Zesty, X-Updates has been updated to this new stable release of Mesa that features many exciting changes...

MSI's Latest BIOS Updates Working Well For Ryzen

Wed, 17/05/2017 - 6:15pm
It's been a few weeks since last trying out the latest BIOS updates on my two AMD Ryzen Linux systems, but the latest releases on these MSI motherboards are indeed an improvement...

PasVulkan: Now You Can Make Use Of Vulkan In Object Pascal

Wed, 17/05/2017 - 5:35pm
In our never-ending quest of exploring the interesting -- and ever-growing -- number of Vulkan projects on GitHub, one seeing a fair amount of work is the relatively unheard of PasVulkan...

Etnaviv Working On ETC2 Texture Compression, Eyeing OpenGL ES 3.0

Wed, 17/05/2017 - 4:30pm
The Etnaviv Gallium3D driver for Vivante graphics cores now has patches available for ETC2 texture compression...

Linux 4.12 + Mesa 17.2-dev Yields Noticeable Advantages For Radeon Gamers On Ubuntu 17.04

Wed, 17/05/2017 - 1:29pm
While Ubuntu 17.04 "Zesty Zapus" was just released one month ago, by upgrading the Linux kernel and Mesa you can already score measurable performance advantages if you are using AMD Radeon graphics.

OpenCL.org Restarting Work Porting GEGL To OpenCL

Wed, 17/05/2017 - 12:40pm
The OpenCL.org community initiative is restarting efforts to port GEGL to OpenCL. GEGL is the library used by GIMP and other imaging applications...

NVIDIA Introduces Low-Profile GeForce GT 1030

Wed, 17/05/2017 - 10:31am
For those looking for a low-profile, single-slot graphics card for an HTPC box or so, more of them should be hitting the market in the form of NVIDIA's new GeForce GT 1030...

Open-Source Windows: ReactOS 0.4.5 Now Available

Wed, 17/05/2017 - 10:26am
The newest version of ReactOS is now available, the open-source operating system seeking binary compatibility with Windows...

NetBSD Looking To Improve QEMU Support

Wed, 17/05/2017 - 10:09am
Upstream QEMU developers are looking at dropping support for sub-optimally supported hosts/platforms if there are not maintainers willing to take over the responsibilities. As such, there's now a NetBSD volunteer looking to improve their OS support on QEMU with this being an important piece of the open-source virtualization stack...

Intel Developer BLORPs Older Hardware, May Help With Some Bugs

Wed, 17/05/2017 - 12:59am
Intel's Mesa BLORP code has been ported to older "Gen 4" and "Gen 5" integrated graphics hardware, allowing more common code to be used going back to the i965 IGPs...

AMD Talks Up Vega Frontier Edition, Epyc, Zen 2, ThreadRipper

Tue, 16/05/2017 - 11:41pm
Today was AMD's annual Financial Analyst Day where they revealed Zen CPU and Vega GPU details...

Trying Out Ballistic Overkill On Linux With Vulkan

Tue, 16/05/2017 - 7:25pm
Aquiris Game Studio today released Ballistic Overkill with Vulkan support for this first person shooter built atop the Unity game engine. Being one of the few Linux Vulkan games at this time, I ran some quick tests with Radeon RADV and NVIDIA on Ubuntu Linux.