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AMDGPU-PRO 17.10 Released With Ubuntu 16.04.2 Support

Fri, 07/04/2017 - 7:19pm
AMD has released the AMDGPU-PRO 17.10 hybrid Linux graphics driver...

AMDGPU Has More Code Prepped For Linux 4.12

Fri, 07/04/2017 - 3:07pm
AMD already sent in their major feature pull request to DRM-Next of new AMDGPU/Radeon DRM material slated for Linux 4.12 while another pull has now landed for -next...

Former Compiz Developer: Free Software Desktop Might Enter A Dark Age

Fri, 07/04/2017 - 2:05pm
With the big shake-up this week at Canonical resulting in abandoning Unity and switching back to GNOME, former Compiz developer and Canonical employee Sam Spilsbury has shared a retrospective on his years of working on Compiz and Unity for Ubuntu...

Vulkan 1.0.42's VK_KHR_push_descriptor Now Supported In RADV

Fri, 07/04/2017 - 12:51pm
The open-source Radeon Vulkan driver "RADV" has picked up support for another one of the extensions that debuted in v1.0.42 back at GDC...

NVIDIA's "Open-Source Guy" Has Left The Company

Fri, 07/04/2017 - 11:30am
One of the main public-facing figures to NVIDIA's open-source driver efforts has left the company to pursue a new opportunity...

Qt 5.9 Beta Released

Fri, 07/04/2017 - 11:18am
The official Qt 5.9 Beta is now out thanks to The Qt Company and the Qt developer community...

Mir Developer Hopes Community Will Use It & Add Wayland Compatibility

Fri, 07/04/2017 - 10:37am
One of the lead developers on the Mir project at Canonical, Alan Griffiths, has finally opened up about this week's news of Ubuntu dropping efforts around Unity 8 and switching back to GNOME. This also is pretty much definitive that Mir is being dropped and Ubuntu will end up making use of Wayland...

Mark Shuttleworth Reportedly Returning To Role As Canonical CEO

Fri, 07/04/2017 - 10:06am
There's a big meeting going on today at Canonical regarding changes being made at the company. This follows the dramatic news this week of Ubuntu dropping Unity 8 and switching back to GNOME Shell. There's now information obtained that Mark is planning to reprise the role of CEO...

GNOME Could Soon Have An Alternative To Microsoft Paint

Fri, 07/04/2017 - 12:59am
While there is GIMP for advanced image manipulation and then a few other alternatives for more simpler image manipulation or drawing, a new "GNOME Paint" program is in development...