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WattMan Support Coming For Radeon Polaris GPUs On Linux

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 10:37am
Back in 2016 AMD introduced WattMan to their Radeon Software driver to allow for fine-tuning of GPU voltage, engine clocks, memory clocks and more. An incarnation of that is now approaching their open-source Linux driver...

The State of OpenJDK In Early 2018

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 10:25am
Oracle's Mark Reinhold spoke at last weekend's FOSDEM conference about the state of OpenJDK for open-source Java...

RADV Vulkan Driver Now Exposes VK_EXT_external_memory_host

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 12:44am
RADV, the Mesa Radeon Vulkan driver, now has external memory host support via the VK_EXT_external_memory_host extension that was recently introduced in the Vulkan 1.0.66 update...

XWayland Gets Initial Support For EGLStreams To Support NVIDIA's Driver

Wed, 07/02/2018 - 11:00pm
With the NVIDIA proprietary driver continuing to only support EGLStreams for their Wayland support until the new "Unix device memory allocator" project pans out, one of the big limitations has been no XWayland support for running X11 applications. Fortunately, that's now changing...

LLVM 6.0 RC2 Released, Retpoline Support Still Settling

Wed, 07/02/2018 - 10:22pm
The second release candidate of LLVM 6.0 has been tagged...

RISC-V Changes For Linux 4.16 Aren't As Big As Hoped For

Wed, 07/02/2018 - 9:02pm
While initial RISC-V support was added to Linux 4.15, it was only the architecture code and not any device drivers. With Linux 4.16, the RISC-V developers admit this time around they didn't get as many changes in as they were hoping for, but they do have some improvements to land this cycle...

SDL Now Supports Wayland's XDG-Shell

Wed, 07/02/2018 - 7:55pm
The SDL library that's most commonly associated with being an abstraction layer used by Linux games now has Wayland XDG-Shell support...

Intel Launches The Xeon D 2100, Up To 18 Core SoCs

Wed, 07/02/2018 - 2:31pm
Intel today lifted the lid on the Xeon D-2100 series, what used to be known as Skylake-D...

MATE 1.20 Released With HiDPI Abilities, Global Menu Support

Wed, 07/02/2018 - 2:14pm
After nearly one year in development, lead MATE developer Martin Wimpress has announced version 1.20 of this GNOME2-forked desktop environment...

KMyMoney 5.0 Released, Ported To KDE Frameworks 5

Wed, 07/02/2018 - 1:48pm
KMyMoney, the KDE personal finance manager program, has reached version 5.0 and with that big "5" release it's been ported to KDE Frameworks 5...

Qt Creator 4.6 Beta Rolls Out With C++17 Features, Navigation Improvements

Wed, 07/02/2018 - 12:02pm
The Qt Company this morning announced the beta availability of the Qt Creator 4.6 integrated development environment...

Media Subsystem Changes Head Into Linux 4.16: NVIDIA Tegra Decoder, Xbox One TV Tuner

Wed, 07/02/2018 - 11:53am
While the Linux 4.16 merge window is nearing the end of the line, there still are some feature updates still being sent in, including a big batch of media subsystem changes sent in on Tuesday...

GStreamer 1.14 Working On AV1 & RTSP 2.0 Support, Promote MP3 Encoder/Decoder

Wed, 07/02/2018 - 10:48am
GStreamer core developer Tim-Philipp Müller has provided some insight about some current and upcoming happenings for the GStreamer multimedia framework project. He also addressed the recurring comment of "write it in Rust!" for better security/safety/reliability...

Developers Start Getting Excited For MySQL 8.0, Several Talks From FOSDEM

Wed, 07/02/2018 - 10:18am
MySQL 8.0 should presumably appear this year although no public release date has been set. At last weekend's FOSDEM conference in Brussels were many talks about developers and database administrators eager for MySQL 8.0, well, at least for those not on the MariaDB bandwagon...

Linux Kernel's GCC-Plugins Infrastructure Now Supports GCC 8

Wed, 07/02/2018 - 10:05am
The GCC 8 stable compiler (GCC 8.1) should be officially released in the next month or two and Linux 4.16's gcc-plugins infrastructure is picking up support for this annual update to the GNU Compiler Collection...

D-Bus Broker 10 Released

Wed, 07/02/2018 - 9:51am
What you won't find landing in the current in-development Linux 4.16 kernel is BUS1, the in-kernel IPC mechanism built out of the failure of KDBUS to reach the mainline kernel. While BUS1 isn't ready for mainline yet, D-Bus Broker continues moving along as a D-Bus compatible message bus delivering higher performance and reliability...

Dell / Lenovo / ASUS / Acer Laptop Platform Driver Updates For Linux 4.16

Wed, 07/02/2018 - 12:22am
Darren Hart of VMware's Open-Source Technology Center sent out the platform-drivers-x86 updates today for the Linux 4.16 kernel...

Linux 4.16 Picking Up Another SMP Optimization

Tue, 06/02/2018 - 9:56pm
Last week Ingo Molnar sent in the main batch of scheduler updates for the Linux 4.16 kernel merge window, which included smarter task migration to try to yield better scalability, while today a second set of updates were sent in with an additional SMP optimization...

Nextcloud 13 Released With Better Interface, End-To-End Encryption

Tue, 06/02/2018 - 6:56pm
The ownCloud-forked Nextcloud software for file hosting and communication is out with their latest major release...

RadeonSI VCN Encode Now Supports HEVC Main

Tue, 06/02/2018 - 6:42pm
More video acceleration related commits landed in the Mesa 18.1-dev Git tree this week...