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Ballistic Overkill Rolls Out Vulkan Support, New Anti-Aliasing Modes

Tue, 16/05/2017 - 5:55pm
Ballistic Overkill v1.3.6 has been released as the game's first post-launch update. While Ballistic Overkill 1.3.6 may not sound like a large version bump, it comes with some big changes including Vulkan support...

Wine-Staging 2.8 Improves Fake DLLs

Tue, 16/05/2017 - 5:43pm
Building off last week's Wine 2.8 release, Wine-Staging has been updated with a few extra features on top...

Intel's ANV Vulkan Driver Hooks In VK_KHR_get_surface_capabilities2 Support

Tue, 16/05/2017 - 5:06pm
Just days after the release of Vulkan 1.0.49, Intel's ANV Linux Vulkan driver developers have landed support for one of the new extensions...

GNOME Plans Switch To GitLab For Development Infrastructure

Tue, 16/05/2017 - 4:13pm
As a replacement to BugZilla and Cgit, GNOME developers are planning on a GitLab deployment for improving their development infrastructure...

More DRM Code Aligned For The Linux 4.13 Kernel

Tue, 16/05/2017 - 3:57pm
Sean Paul of Google who has been overseeing the drm-misc tree has submitted some early changes for queueing into DRM-Next that in turn will be material for Linux 4.13...

Epic's New Unreal Tournament Still Advancing, v0.1.1 Released

Tue, 16/05/2017 - 2:36pm
Epic Games continues working on their free-to-play Unreal Tournament game powered by Unreal Engine 4 and today have released version 0.1.1...

AMD Releases Optimizing C/C++ Compiler For Ryzen

Tue, 16/05/2017 - 1:47pm
Longtime Phoronix readers and AMD Linux enthusiasts probably remember the AMD Open64 compiler for past CPU launches with various compiler optimizations for AMD processors. With Open64 being dead and all the compiler rage these days about LLVM/Clang, AMD has announced the "AMD Optimizing C/C++ Compiler" (AOCC) that's based upon Clang and optimized for Ryzen/Zen processors...

Khronos Unveils OpenCL 2.2, SPIR-V 1.2, OpenCL CTS Open-Sourced

Tue, 16/05/2017 - 1:00pm
There are some exciting Khronos announcements this morning, including more open-source greatness!..

Qt 5.9 Reaches Final Beta, Release Candidate Running Bit Behind Schedule

Tue, 16/05/2017 - 12:47pm
The Qt Company has released the last planned beta for the upcoming Qt 5.9 tool-kit...

KDE's Akademy 2017 Schedule Published

Tue, 16/05/2017 - 12:36pm
The KDE organizers of this year's Akademy conference have published their schedule...

LWJGL v3.1.2 Brings OpenVR Bindings, Tiny OpenEXR

Mon, 15/05/2017 - 9:16pm
Released today was LWJGL 3.1.2, the popular Lightweight Java Game Library initiative that exposes high-performance, cross-platform libraries for game/multimedia use-cases. LWJGL continues to offer OpenGL, Vulkan, OpenCL, and other bindings with some new additions coming in this most recent release...

FreeBSD Made Progress In Q1'2017 On Linuxulator, Nearly 30k Ports

Mon, 15/05/2017 - 4:54pm
The FreeBSD team has published their quarterly status report to reflect the progress made by this open-source operating system during Q1'2017...

Ardour 5.9 Digital Audio Workstation Released

Mon, 15/05/2017 - 3:57pm
Ardour 5.9 is now available as the latest version of this popular, open-source and cross-platform digital audio workstation software...

It's Come Back Up That Intel Is Reportedly Licensing Radeon Graphics IP

Mon, 15/05/2017 - 3:52pm
A few months back were the reports that Intel was looking to license Radeon graphics intellectual property for their future processors. That deal is reportedly inked...

Trying Out Intel Optane Memory On Linux

Mon, 15/05/2017 - 2:16pm
Here are some of my initial tests of trying out an Intel Optane memory module under Ubuntu Linux with a Kabylake system.

KDE Plasma 5.10 Beta Ships With Folder View Default, Improved Wayland

Mon, 15/05/2017 - 1:03pm
Ahead of the official release later this month, KDE Plasma 5.10 is now available in beta form for testing...

Printing Improvements Being Planned For Fedora 27

Mon, 15/05/2017 - 12:37pm
Red Hat developers have already begun working on printing improvements that will benefit Fedora 27 later this year...

RadeonSI Gallium3D Threading Lands, Along With Initial Raven Ridge Support

Mon, 15/05/2017 - 11:24am
We're off to another busy week in Mesa 17.2-dev Git space...

The Features You Won't Find In The Linux 4.12 Kernel

Mon, 15/05/2017 - 10:35am
While Linux 4.12 has many new features that amount to over one million new lines, 4.12 goes without some features we sure would have loved to see mainlined in time for this next kernel release...

Total War: SHOGUN 2 Coming To Linux This Month

Mon, 15/05/2017 - 10:18am
Feral Interactive has announced that Total War: SHOGUN 2 and Fall of the Samurai will be coming to Linux next week...