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Mesa 17.0.3 Released

Mon, 03/04/2017 - 2:13pm
Just as planned, Mesa 17.0.3 was released this weekend...

Apple To Be Parting Ways With Imagination Graphics

Mon, 03/04/2017 - 2:07pm
Apple has been the largest customer of Imagination Technologies with continuing to rely upon PowerVR graphics IP in their chips, but it looks like that is changing and Apple could be rolling out their own GPUs...

A Look At Some Of The Feature Plans For GNOME 3.26

Mon, 03/04/2017 - 12:00pm
Last week when writing about the release schedule for GNOME 3.26, one of the first questions was about what features are coming to this next installment of the GNOME desktop...

KDE's Simon Speech Recognition Gets Updated

Mon, 03/04/2017 - 11:50am
As reported last month, KDE's speech recognition software is being revived and released today is a new development release...

Analyzing Linux Performance Issues With Perf

Mon, 03/04/2017 - 11:13am
If you have never made use of Linux's perf subsystem, it can provide some valuable insight to what is slowing down your game/application...

Ioquake3 Needs Some Help

Mon, 03/04/2017 - 10:28am
Following last month's ioquake3 security issue, the project has been reassessing their state of security and could use some help on that front as well as other matters...

ARM Opens Up Compute Library With OpenCL & NEON Acceleration

Mon, 03/04/2017 - 10:23am
ARM has open-sourced a new compute library with GPU support via OpenCL as well as CPU support with NEON usage. This library has basic arithmetic functions but also goes further to offer color manipulation, convolution filters, SVM, SGEMMs, convolutional neural network building blocks, and more...

Linux 4.11-rc5 Kernel Released

Mon, 03/04/2017 - 1:32am
Linus Torvalds has just announced the fifth weekly RC test release to the upcoming Linux 4.11 kernel...

VP9 Encoder Gets Better Multi-Threading Performance

Sun, 02/04/2017 - 4:08pm
A Phoronix reader pointed out that last month Google developers landed some significant multi-threading performance improvements into their official VP9 video encoder...

AMD's Radeon R9 Fury Showing Some Gains With AMDGPU's DRM-Next 4.12

Sun, 02/04/2017 - 1:00pm
On Friday I posted some early AMDGPU benchmarks of the DRM-Next code slated for Linux 4.12 using a Radeon RX 480 "Polaris" graphics card. As some additional reference points, here are some Linux 4.10 vs. 4.11 vs. (4.12; DRM-Next) code with an R9 Fury "Fiji" graphics solution...

Steam's Survey Shows A Tiny Increase In Linux Gamers For March

Sun, 02/04/2017 - 11:13am
It looks like the recent Linux game releases of DiRT Rally, HITMAN, and Civilization VI along with the debut of SteamVR for Linux was enough for Linux gamers to fire up their Steam clients in March...

KDE/Qt-Focused Latte Dock Released

Sun, 02/04/2017 - 11:07am
For those interested in a fancy dock for your desktop if trying to make it look perhaps more like macOS, the developers behind Now Dock and Candil Dock have joined forces to create a new dock solution called Latte Dock. Today marks the first release of this Qt/KDE-focused Latte Dock offering...

April Fools' Or Should Wayland Switch Away From Using C?

Sun, 02/04/2017 - 8:18am
An independent developer wrote a message on the Wayland mailing list this weekend how Wayland should "move away from C." While Rust is all the fun these days to those looking towards a "safer" programming language, it was suggested Wayland be re-implemented in Haskell...

More Details On The Proposed Inputfd Protocol For Wayland

Sun, 02/04/2017 - 5:35am
A few days ago I wrote about Inputfd as a new Wayland protocol proposal for better supporting gaming devices. Peter Hutterer who drafted the proposal has now released a larger overview on this proposed addition...

Intel GVT-g Updates Slated For Linux 4.12

Sun, 02/04/2017 - 4:07am
Intel has queued changes for their GVT-g graphics driver stack for Linux 4.12, allowing some improvements around their newly-mainlined graphics virtualization tech support for running VMs with accelerated graphics capabilities...

GTK+ 3.90.0 Released, Advancing Towards GTK 4.0

Sun, 02/04/2017 - 1:25am
Matthias Clasen on Friday released version 3.90.0 of the GTK+ tool-kit...

Xonotic 0.8.2 Released

Sat, 01/04/2017 - 7:22pm
It's been more than one year since an update to Xonotic, the open-source first person shooter formerly from Nexuiz, but that changed today with the v0.8.2 release...