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PHP 7.2 Is One Step Away From Release

Sun, 12/11/2017 - 12:30pm
This week marked the sixth and final planned release candidate for PHP 7.2...

FFmpeg Lands NVDEC-Accelerated H.264 Decoding

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 8:45pm
NVIDIA has been shifting their focus from VDPAU for GPU-accelerated video decoding to instead the NVIDIA Video Codec SDK that offers NVENC for encoding and NVDEC for video decoding. FFmpeg has landed initial NVDEC support...

12-Way Graphics Card OpenCL Comparison With AMDGPU-PRO 17.40 ROCm, NVIDIA 384.98

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 5:00pm
With the recent testing of the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti being our new graphics card up for Linux benchmarking as well as having a new NVIDIA Linux graphics driver release, hare are OpenCL benchmarks of 12 graphics cards using the latest AMDGPU-PRO 17.40 and NVIDIA 384.98 Linux drivers on Ubuntu x86_64.

Intel Posts Patches For SPIR-V Generation From Mesa's GLSL Compiler

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 3:36pm
Longtime Intel open-source graphics driver developer Ian Romanick has posted his initial set of patches for what he calls "the first of the real SPIR-V work."..

We Could See WireGuard Upstreamed In The Linux Kernel In 2018

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 1:24pm
WireGuard is the effort led by Jason Donenfeld to provide a next-gen secure network tunnel for the Linux kernel. Jason has laid out plans and next steps for getting this interesting project merged into the upstream Linux kernel...

Mesa 17.2.5 Released

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 1:13pm
The fifth point release to Mesa 17.2 is now available with the latest fixes while the Mesa 17.3 official release is imminent...

Outreachy 2017 Participants Selected For Winter 2017 Open-Source Work

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 12:41pm
The Outreachy participants for the Winter 2017 internship program for "underrepresented people in tech" have been named...

Wine 2.21 Supports Direct3D Indirect Draws, More ARM Work

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 12:27pm
Alexandre Julliard has released the latest bi-weekly development snapshot of Wine as this project approaches its Wine 3.0 release around the end of the year...

G-Homa WiFi Smart Meter ETH+XMR Mining Power Efficiency

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 7:58am
German Phoronix reader Thomas Frech is back with another guest post on the topic of ETH/XMR mining under Linux. This time around he's sharing some power efficiency numbers using a new G-Homa WiFi smart meter. See his past articles in this series here...

NetworkManager 1.10 Released With OpenVSwitch & WPS Connection Support

Fri, 10/11/2017 - 9:25pm
NetworkManager 1.10 was released today as the newest version of this commonly used Linux network management utility...

Intel Begins Testing Early Graphics Driver Changes For Linux 4.16

Fri, 10/11/2017 - 6:41pm
Linux 4.14 isn't even out the door yet but with the DRM-Next feature period over in preparation for the Linux 4.15 merge window, Intel open-source developers are already prepping code improvements that will in turn target Linux 4.16...

Apple's Late-2016 MacBook Pro Is Still A Wreck With Linux

Fri, 10/11/2017 - 3:36pm
At the end of last year we had a brief encounter with the new at the time MacBook Pro with Touchbar to see how well it would run under Linux. It was a mess with SSD difficulties, non-working touchpad/keyboard, WiFi issues, and more. It's a bit better using the newly-released Ubuntu 17.10, but would still advise against Linux for the Apple MacBook Pro Late-2016 model / Mac-A5C67F76ED83108C / MacBookPro 13,3 model.

Football Manager 2018 Now Available With Linux Support

Fri, 10/11/2017 - 3:29pm
November is off to a good start for Linux gaming with Feral's port of F1 2017, Croteam releasing Serious Sam 3 VR: BFE, and now the debut of Football Manager 2018...

FreeCS: Aiming For An Open-Source Counter-Strike Implementation

Fri, 10/11/2017 - 2:22pm
The latest open-source game project working on an open-source engine re-implementation of a popular game is FreeCS that is aiming to be a free software re-implementation of Counter-Strike...

GNU Time 1.8 Rolls Out Some Improvements

Fri, 10/11/2017 - 1:24pm
A new version of time is now available...

Serious Sam 3 VR: BFE Provides More Steam VR Linux Gaming Fun

Fri, 10/11/2017 - 1:18pm
On Thursday Croteam released Serious Sam 3 VR: BFE as the newest SteamVR title for Windows and Linux...

Geometry Shader Support For RadeonSI's NIR Back-End

Fri, 10/11/2017 - 11:27am
AMD this year has been developing a NIR back-end for the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver in part for supporting the ARB_gl_spirv extension in being able to re-use/share some code with the RADV Vulkan driver that obviously already deals with SPIR-V and relies on NIR for its intermediate representation. Now support for geometry shaders is coming to RadeonSI NIR...

NetworkManager 1.9.90 Adds OpenVSwitch & WPS Connection Support

Fri, 10/11/2017 - 11:16am
NetworkManager 1.9.90 was quietly released last week as the release candidate in preparation for the upcoming NetworkManager 1.10 stable release...

SoundWire Subsystem Revised For The Linux Kernel

Fri, 10/11/2017 - 11:06am
SoundWire is being proposed again for being introduced to the Linux kernel as a new soundsystem...

Lizard: Yet Another Compression Algorithm Joins The Party

Fri, 10/11/2017 - 10:47am
Lizard was previously developed as LZ5 and is a lossless compression algorithm that yields a compression ratio similar to zip/zlib/Zstd/Brotli but at very fast decompression speeds...