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TEE Subsystem Proposed For Linux 4.12 Kernel

Wed, 15/03/2017 - 11:19am
Linaro developers are hoping to merge the generic TEE subsystem into the Linux 4.12 kernel this spring...

GCC 7.1 Will Likely Be Released In Mid-April

Wed, 15/03/2017 - 10:36am
Richard Biener has issued a new status report concerning the state of GCC 7 and that it should be released the middle of next month...

An On-Disk Cache Is Coming To The RADV Vulkan Driver

Wed, 15/03/2017 - 10:20am
With Timothy Arceri at Valve haven gotten the RadeonSI shader cache into shape for Mesa 17.1, his latest focus is on introducing a shader cache for the RADV Vulkan driver...

NetBSD 7.1 Released, Brings Initial Nouveau DRM & Better Linux Compatibility

Wed, 15/03/2017 - 10:08am
NetBSD 7.1 was released today as the newest version of this popular BSD operating system known for its portability across many CPU architectures...

RADV Now Advertises Vulkan 1.0.42; Shader Cache Thread Queue Lands In Mesa

Wed, 15/03/2017 - 12:51am
There were several interesting Git commits hitting Mesa 17.1-devel tonight...

Chromium Adds Support For Animated PNGs

Wed, 15/03/2017 - 12:31am
Google's Chrome/Chromium web-browser is introducing support for animated PNGs (APNG)...

MATE 1.18 Desktop Released, Finished Porting To GTK3

Tue, 14/03/2017 - 9:48pm
MATE 1.18 is now available as the latest version of this GNOME2-forked open-source desktop environment...

Keith Packard Comments On Valve Work

Tue, 14/03/2017 - 8:26pm
As reported earlier, Keith Packard is Valve's latest driver developer hire for bettering the Linux display stack for gaming, and in particular, VR. Keith has now shared a few comments on his new endeavor...

Mir 1.0 Expected To Come Early In Ubuntu 17.10 Cycle

Tue, 14/03/2017 - 4:37pm
Canonical developer Alan Griffiths has shared a few details about getting Mir 1.0 ready for release...

LLVM 5.0 Should Offer Better AMD Ryzen Performance

Tue, 14/03/2017 - 3:47pm
While LLVM 4.0 was just released earlier this week, for the LLVM 5.0 release six months down the road there should be better AMD Ryzen (Zen) performance...

Godot 3.0 Is Working On WebAssembly + WebGL 2.0 Exporting

Tue, 14/03/2017 - 3:16pm
The open-source Godot game engine continues working towards their 3.0 major release...

NVIDIA Jetson TX2 Linux Benchmarks

Tue, 14/03/2017 - 1:00pm
Last week we got to tell you all about the new NVIDIA Jetson TX2 with its custom-designed 64-bit Denver 2 CPUs, four Cortex-A57 cores, and Pascal graphics with 256 CUDA cores. Today the Jetson TX2 is shipping and the embargo has expired for sharing performance metrics on the JTX2.

Valve Hires X11 Veteran Keith Packard To Work On The Linux Display Stack

Tue, 14/03/2017 - 10:45am
Valve's latest high-profile hire is adding Keith Packard to their roster of Linux graphics driver developers...

Wayland Weston Compositor's Next Version Will Be v3.0

Tue, 14/03/2017 - 10:36am
With the recent Wayland 1.13 release, the Weston reference compositor broke tradition of being the same version as Wayland due to having ABI breakage that forced them to bump the version to 2.0. With the next release, it won't be Weston 2.1 but now Weston 3.0 due to additional ABI breaks for libweston...

Gallium3D VC4 Driver Being Ported To A Phone

Tue, 14/03/2017 - 9:57am
Eric Anholt has written a status update concerning his latest work at Broadcom on the VC4 Gallium3D graphics driver that's mostly focused on providing a free software graphics driver stack for the Raspberry Pi...

GNOME Wayland Gets Last Minute Drag-n-Drop Improvements

Tue, 14/03/2017 - 9:46am
GNOME's Mutter is getting ready for next week's planned GNOME 3.24.0 debut by overnight releasing Mutter 3.23.92...

KDE digiKam 5.5.0 Released

Tue, 14/03/2017 - 9:33am
Open-source photographers can now enjoy digiKam 5.5 as the latest version of this high-quality free software photo manager application...

Ioquake3 Pushes Out Important Security Update

Tue, 14/03/2017 - 1:17am
All of those running ioquake3-powered games are encouraged to update their engine installation as soon as possible...

AMDGPU LLVM Expert Has Left AMD, Now Working For Red Hat

Tue, 14/03/2017 - 12:29am
A Phoronix reader pointed out an interesting reference on a Mesa patch today... Tom Stellard, the former GSoC student who was instrumental in developing the AMDGPU LLVM compiler back-end, is now working for Red Hat...

Intel Clear Containers Rearchitected With Docker Swarm & Kubernetes Support

Mon, 13/03/2017 - 8:36pm
The Clear Containers initiative within Intel's Clear Linux project from their Open-Source Technology Center is out today with a big update...