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Marek submits patch series for threaded Gallium to Mesa, boosts performance in games

Fri, 2017-05-12 08:11
AMD employee and Mesa developer Marek Olšák is at it again, proposing a series of patches that would boost performance for AMD GPUs running the open drivers.

Microsoft backtracks: 'We are going to support .NET Framework with ASP.NET Core 2.0'

Fri, 2017-05-12 07:02
'You do not abandon your users' .NET Foundation chief tells El Reg. Build Microsoft will not, after all, restrict its open-source cross-platform web framework ASP.NET Core 2.0 from running on the Windows-only .NET Framework. There are now two distinct forms of Microsoft’s .NET platform. One is called .NET Framework and runs only on Windows, while the other is called .NET Core and is open source and cross-platform.

Tilix – An Advanced GTK3 Tiling Terminal Emulator for Linux

Fri, 2017-05-12 05:53
Tilix (Previously known as Terminix) is an advanced GTK3 tiling terminal emulator that follows the Gnome Human Interface Guidelines (HIG).

Nougat-flavored Nano-ITX SBC targets voice control

Fri, 2017-05-12 04:45
Intrinsyc’s “Open-Q 212” SBC runs Android 7 on a quad -A7 Snapdragon 212, and offers special audio features for developing voice controlled devices. Intrinsyc has released a 120 x 120mm, Nano-ITX single board computer specifically designed for adding voice control to embedded devices.

GNOME 3.24.2 Desktop Environment Officially Released as the Last in the Series

Fri, 2017-05-12 03:36
GNOME Project's Matthias Clasen just informed us a few moments ago about the general availability of the GNOME 3.24.2 desktop environment, the second and last scheduled maintenance update to the current stable series.

Optimizing Apps for Wearables With Enlightenment Foundation Libraries

Fri, 2017-05-12 02:28
Developers looking to add GUIs to their embedded devices have a variety of open source and commercial options, with Qt generally leading the list. If you’re operating in severely constrained environments, however, especially for battery powered devices like wearables, the open source Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) should be given close consideration.

Mechanical keyboards for programmers and gamers

Fri, 2017-05-12 01:19
Keyboards are how we connect to our computers and very often to the rest of the world. The layout of keys is a physical representation of the languages we speak, and this simple tool gives us a limitless ability to communicate. A keyboard is a collection of mechanical and electrical relays that convert touch into digital signals. This allows it to exist both in our world of real objects and in the digital world of computers.read more

Open Invention Network expands open-source patent protection beyond Linux

Fri, 2017-05-12 00:10
The Open Invention Network has protected Linux with strong patent consortium for more than a decade. Now, it[he]#039[/he]s expanding its protection to other major open-source projects.

OK Google: make this Nest hack a standard feature

Thu, 2017-05-11 23:02
This easy (“at your own risk”) hack can unlock a Nest thermostat’s “Cool” mode in heater-only installations, allowing control of a heater’s ventilation fan as though it’s an A/C. The Nest Learning Thermostat is a terrific energy saving Linux gizmo, with lots of cool features. I’ve been using one since January of 2016, and have […]

Mozilla to Thunderbird: You can stay here and we may give you cash, but as a couple, it's over

Thu, 2017-05-11 21:53
Beleaguered email client team gets its 'Dear John' letterA little over a year ago, Mozilla started pondering the future of Thunderbird. And this week, it's decided the troubled open-source email client must sleep in the spare room.…