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Mesa's Intel Vulkan Driver Now Builds On Android

Wed, 01/02/2017 - 11:21am
Mesa's "ANV" Intel Vulkan driver can now be built for Android...

Chrome/Chromium's EXO Now Supports Hardware Cursors

Wed, 01/02/2017 - 11:14am
Thanks to David Reveman, there is now hardware cursor support for EXO...

MythTV 0.28.1 Released

Wed, 01/02/2017 - 11:08am
MythTV 0.28 was released nearly one year ago while today we have the first point release for this once very active open-source DVR/PVR software for HTPCs...

Kabylake, GCC 7, Binary Blobs, Vulkan & Other Highlights From January

Wed, 01/02/2017 - 1:16am
There's been a lot of exciting events so far in 2017 from the rapid progress of Mesa's OpenGL and Vulkan drivers, other significant Vulkan milestones, Intel Kabylake desktop CPUs hitting the market, Linux 4.10 nearing release, Linux 4.11's merge window being right around the corner, and much more. Here's a recap...

The Features Coming For Mir 0.26: EDID, New APIs, Client-Side Vsync, Performance

Wed, 01/02/2017 - 12:55am
While Mir 1.0 is expected this year, the next upcoming release of the Mir display server is version 0.26. Here's a look at the new features...

RADV Gets Patches For Float64 Support, Now In Mesa Git

Wed, 01/02/2017 - 12:34am
Less than 24 hours after RADV geometry shaders landed in Mesa Git along with other improvements, patches have been published for wiring up Float64 support for this open-source Radeon Vulkan driver...

System76 Rolls Out A NVIDIA-Powered GPU Linux Server

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 11:54pm
System76 today announced their new Ibex Pro GPU Server, designed for engineering and science workloads, among other possible business applications...

Pyston Now 95% Faster Than CPython, But Dropbox Just Stopped Supporting It

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 8:38pm
Back in 2014 Dropbox announced the Pyston project as an open-source JIT compiler to Python focusing upon maximum performance. With this newest Pyston release (v0.6.1) they are now 95% faster than CPython, but Dropbox is ending their involvement in the project...

Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Delayed A Second Time

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 7:32pm
Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS was supposed to ship in mid-January and then up until today was expected to be released on Thursday. But now it's being delayed at least one more week...

Mircade: An Arcade-Style Ubuntu Game Launcher Using Mir

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 4:35pm
Canonical developer Alan Griffiths who has long been involved in the development of the Mir display server for Ubuntu has now announced Mircade...

OPNsense 17.1 Released, Based On FreeBSD 11

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 4:25pm
OPNsense 17.1 is now available as the newest release of this network-focused FreeBSD-based operating system forked from pfSense...

Intel Pentium G4600: A Surprising 3.6GHz Kabylake CPU For $90

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 3:21pm
If you are looking to upgrade to a Kabylake processor but the Core i7 7700K at $350 and other higher-end models are too expensive, the Pentium G4600 is available at under $90 USD for a dual-core processor with Hyper Threading and clocks up to 3.6GHz.

Vulkan Slides Now Available From Khronos' Vancouver Event

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 1:44pm
Yesterday The Khronos Group hosted a one-day workshop in Vancouver, Canada with all things Vulkan...

KDE Plasma 5.9 Hits The Web With Global Menus, Better Wayland Support

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 12:34pm
Ending out January, the KDE crew has announced the release of Plasma 5.9...

Nouveau Patches Begin Lining Up For Linux 4.11 Kernel

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 12:26pm
Ben Skeggs at Red Hat has begun aligning the latest Nouveau DRM patches that in turn will be submitted to DRM-Next for the Linux 4.11 kernel merge window...

Raspberry Pi Gallium3D Driver Continues To Be Tweaked For Greater Performance

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 11:30am
Eric Anholt continues working on the open-source VC4 graphics driver stack for adding additional features and improving the OpenGL performance of the Broadcom GPU on the Raspberry Pi...

Libav Now Supports VA-API VP8 & MPEG2 Encode, Other Improvements

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 11:19am
For those continuing to make use of the FFmpeg-forked Libav project, a number of VA-API improvements have landed in recent days...

C++ Support Added To GCC's libcc1, Benefiting GDB

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 1:55am
Another late feature addition to GCC 7 is C++ support for libcc1...

Geometry Shader Support Lands In RADV Vulkan Driver

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 12:34am
It's been quite a few days for the RADV Mesa Vulkan driver with receiving patches to support spilling yesterday and then today seeing new RADV patches land. Nearing the end of the day, there's now geometry shaders support on Mesa master for this open-source Vulkan driver...