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Broadcom BCM2835 Thermal Driver For Linux 4.12

Fri, 12/05/2017 - 1:12pm
The Broadcom BCM2835 SoC, most notably used by various Raspberry Pi boards and other SBCs, will have a thermal driver in the Linux 4.12 kernel...

It's Now Possible To Run Fedora On Chromebooks With Wayland

Fri, 12/05/2017 - 11:31am
With Wayland now being present on Chrome OS for the Android compatibility layer, modifications to Crouton were made to allow Fedora Workstation with Wayland to run atop these Wayland-enabled Chromebooks...

MuQSS CPU Scheduler 0.155 Released

Fri, 12/05/2017 - 10:42am
Con Kolivas has released his latest version of the MuQSS CPU scheduler that succeeds the Brain BFS scheduler...

KDE 4/5 Affected By A Root Exploit Vulnerability

Fri, 12/05/2017 - 10:39am
There's a root exploit vulnerability present on both KDE4 and KDE5...

Chrome Gets A GPU Service Scheduler

Fri, 12/05/2017 - 10:35am
The Chrome/Chromium web-browser now has a GPU service scheduler...

VK9 Direct3D-Over-Vulkan Begins Hitting More Advanced Milestones

Fri, 12/05/2017 - 10:32am
The VK9 hobbyist project implementing Direct3D 9 over the Vulkan graphics API is beginning to reach the more challenging milestones...

X.Org Is Looking For An XDC2018 Host

Fri, 12/05/2017 - 12:43am
The X.Org Foundation is looking for interested individuals to offer bids for organizing the 2018 X.Org Developers' Conference...

GIMP 2.8.22 Released, Fixes A 10 Year Old CVE

Thu, 11/05/2017 - 8:52pm
It's not GIMP 2.10 or the GIMP 3.0 unicorn, but for those wanting the latest-and-greatest GIMP image manipulation program update, v2.8.22 is now available...

GNOME 3.24.2 Released With A Variety Of Fixes

Thu, 11/05/2017 - 8:43pm
GNOME 3.24.2 is now available as the second and last planned point release to the GNOME 3.24 desktop series until the GNOME 3.26 debut in September...

Valve Puts The Steam Controller & Steam Link Back On Sale

Thu, 11/05/2017 - 5:21pm
For those that didn't pick up a Steam Controller or Steam Link back during Valve's holiday sales, they are running a Steam Hardware sale the next few days...

Benchmarking The New RadeonSI/Gallium3D Threaded Support

Thu, 11/05/2017 - 4:08pm
Last night well known AMD Mesa developer Marek Olsak released a new patch series threading Gallium3D's pipe_context and initially is suitable for the RadeonSI driver. Given the performance gains he mentioned in the patch series, I was anxious to try out this new Gallium3D threading capability.

Westfield: Wayland For HTML5/JavaScript

Thu, 11/05/2017 - 1:25pm
Westfield is a new independent project that provides a Wayland protocol XML parser and generator for JavaScript...

A Big Golang Update Lands In GCC 8.0

Thu, 11/05/2017 - 1:15pm
Now that GCC 7 was released as stable last week, the GCC trunk/master code-base is back open for merging more feature work with the beginning of the GCC 8 development cycle...

Microsoft .NET Core 2.0 Preview Brings Better Linux Support

Thu, 11/05/2017 - 11:23am
Microsoft used its Build 2017 conference for rolling out the first public preview of .NET Core 2.0...

NVIDIA Details CUDA 9 Features, Allows C++14 In Device Code

Thu, 11/05/2017 - 10:42am
NVIDIA at their annual GPU Technology Conference (GTC'17) have provided more public details about the forthcoming CUDA 9 compute update...

Kbuild Updates For Linux 4.12 Brings Some LLVM/Clang Improvements

Thu, 11/05/2017 - 10:32am
The kbuild updates for the Linux kernel aren't usually noteworthy but at least this time does bring a few LLVM/Clang related changes...

OpenShot 2.3.2 Video Editor Released

Thu, 11/05/2017 - 10:17am
A new point release of the OpenShot video editor is now available for those satisfied with this open-source non-linear video editing solution...

Marek Threads RadeonSI Gallium3D, Big Performance Gains For Many Games

Wed, 10/05/2017 - 11:44pm
Not to be confused with the recently-landed OpenGL threaded dispatch support that recently landed in Mesa Git, Marek Olšák has now published a set of patches for threading Gallium3D for RadeonSI: moving the execution of all Gallium3D pipe_context calls into a separate CPU thread...

Raven Ridge, VCN Decode Support Patches Posted For Gallium3D

Wed, 10/05/2017 - 11:26pm
Following the 117 patches adding 314k lines of code to AMDGPU for enabling the next-generation "Raven Ridge" Zen+Vega APU within the AMDGPU DRM driver, Raven support patches have emerged for the RadeonSI driver, including support for the new VCN video block...

Artanis: GNU Gets Into Web Application Frameworks, Written In Guile Scheme

Wed, 10/05/2017 - 9:11pm
Artanis 0.2 has been released, a newer GNU project that's a web application framework written in Guile Scheme...