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DRM-Misc-Next Issues Final Material For Linux 4.11

Sat, 04/02/2017 - 1:25pm
The drm-misc-next tree is done with new feature material for the Linux 4.11 kernel cycle as the work is now being queued in DRM-next for this next kernel version...

Fedora 25 Using GLVND For Mesa Has Been Causing Headaches

Sat, 04/02/2017 - 10:28am
The decision to switch Mesa to enabling GLVND support in Fedora 25 as a post-release change has been causing headaches for some users...

Enlightenment Wires In Wayland's Pointer Constraints & Relative Pointer Support

Sat, 04/02/2017 - 9:00am
It's been a while since we last had anything to report on Enlightenment's Wayland compositor work, but that changed as we begin February...

GNOME's Epiphany Web Browser Lands A Lot More 3.24 Feature Work

Sat, 04/02/2017 - 8:11am
Developers working on GNOME's Web Browser, Epiphany, have prepared the v3.23.5 release as their latest development version in the road towards GNOME 3.24...

OpenGL Shader Cache Support For RadeonSI Is Making Progress

Sat, 04/02/2017 - 5:02am
Last week we reported that Collabora developer Timothy Arceri would be trying to support Mesa's OpenGL shader cache with RadeonSI while since then work has begun to materialize...

Clear Linux's Latest Performance-Optimizing Effort: Greater PHP Performance

Fri, 03/02/2017 - 11:51pm
Developers working on Intel's Clear Linux distribution have taken to performance tuning of their stock PHP packages during their migration from PHP5 to PHP7...

Git 2.12.0-rc0 Released With Various Improvements

Fri, 03/02/2017 - 11:31pm
Coincidentally on the same day as Microsoft announcing the Git Virtual File-System, upstream Git developers have announced their first release candidate of the upcoming Git 2.12 milestone...

It's Become Much Easier To Run Steam On FreeBSD-Derived TrueOS

Fri, 03/02/2017 - 10:22pm
There have been ways to get Steam running on FreeBSD using Wine and efforts as well with using the operating system's Linux binary compatibility layer, but now it's become much easier for users of TrueOS, formerly known as PC-BSD...

Wine 2.1 Released With Greater SM5 Support, Better Direct2D Rendering

Fri, 03/02/2017 - 8:42pm
Wine 2.1 is now available as the first development release in the road toward next year's Wine 3.0 release, per the new Wine versioning scheme...

The Latest Changes With Phoronix Test Suite 7.0-Ringsaker

Fri, 03/02/2017 - 4:05pm
Here's a brief update on the latest feature development for Phoronix Test Suite 7.0...

Microsoft Announces Git Virtual File-System (GVFS)

Fri, 03/02/2017 - 3:28pm
Microsoft's latest open-source project is the Git Virtual File-System...

Snapcraft 2.26 Released For Ubuntu Snappy Packages

Fri, 03/02/2017 - 2:37pm
For developers packaging their software in Snaps for Ubuntu and other supported operating systems, Snapcraft 2.26 is now available...

Changes To Look Forward To With Firefox 52

Fri, 03/02/2017 - 11:36am
Firefox 51 was released last week and like clock work there was a new Firefox beta for the next release issued shortly thereafter...

OpenCL With An Intel Celeron: HD Graphics 610 / Kabylake GT1

Fri, 03/02/2017 - 11:18am
Yesterday I published Linux benchmarks of the Celeron G3930, Intel's lowest-end Celeron CPU at the moment in the Kabylake family. This CPU goes for about $40 USD and you get a dual-core 2.9GHz processor with HD Graphics 610 (GT1). I had published a few OpenGL benchmarks in that review while for this article are some OpenCL compute numbers...

Mesa Is Now Lighter By 58,000+ Lines Of Code

Fri, 03/02/2017 - 10:57am
Waking up this morning, Mesa has been trimmed up by over 58,000 lines of code...