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AMD Secure Encrypted Virtualization Updated For Linux

5 hours 50 min ago
While AMD's new Epyc processors have a new "Secure Encrypted Virtualization" feature, the support isn't yet mainlined in the Linux kernel but is getting closer...

GCC Is Working On An Implementation Of Microsoft's Language Server Protocol

Mon, 2017-07-24 23:07
David Malcom of Red Hat today published an interesting patch series that includes an implementation of Microsoft's Language Server Protocol (LSP)...

NVIDIA 384.59 Linux Driver Released Along With 375.82

Mon, 2017-07-24 20:54
NVIDIA's Unix graphics team has today released some updated binary display drivers...

Mesa 17.2 RC1 Now Available For Testing

Mon, 2017-07-24 20:42
Following this morning's Mesa 17.2 branching, the first release candidate of this quarterly update to Mesa 3D is now available...

NVIDIA JetPack 3.1 Boosts Deep Learning Performance For Jetson Boards

Mon, 2017-07-24 20:32
For those with NVIDIA Jetson TX1/TX2 developer boards, the JetPack 3.1 software bundle is now available with NVIDIA's latest compute bits paired with the Linux 4.4 LTS kernel...

UPower 1.0 Steps Closer To Reality With v0.99.5 Update

Mon, 2017-07-24 17:07
The last update to UPower -- what was formerly known as DeviceKit-Power for serving as an abstraction library to battery/power devices -- was in February of 2016 but that finally changed today...

KDAB Releases Clazy 1.2 With Improvements For Qt Static Analysis

Mon, 2017-07-24 16:54
With Akademy 2017 happening this week, Qt consulting firm KDAB has released version 1.2 of Clazy, its Clang-based static analyzer geared for showing Qt coding mistakes and inefficiencies...

Mesa 17.2 Has Been Branched

Mon, 2017-07-24 16:40
Mesa release manager Emil Velikov went ahead and branched Mesa 17.2 from Git master with new developments now being for Mesa 17.3...

Most Feral Games Are Currently Broken On Mesa Git, RadeonSI Also Has A Steam Issue

Mon, 2017-07-24 12:24
Mesa Git is usually relatively sane for Linux gamers wanting the bleeding-edge open-source driver experience for best OpenGL/Vulkan features and performance, but at the moment it's a bit of a headache with what in effect are two blocker bugs for Mesa 17.2...

RADV Gets More Last Minute Fixes For Mesa 17.2

Mon, 2017-07-24 12:17
David Airlie and Bas Nieuwenhuizen have been landing some more last minute RADV Vulkan driver fixes ahead of the Mesa 17.2 branching...

NVIDIA+CMU Develop New Shading Language & Compiler Framework

Mon, 2017-07-24 12:09
NVIDIA and Carnegie Mellon University have developed a new open-source shading language in step with a new compiler framework...

Boost Is Planning A Move To CMake

Mon, 2017-07-24 12:00
The Boost C++ libraries is planning for a new build system, but they aren't going for Meson that's been the recent trend among open-source projects...

Linux 4.13-rc2 Released, A "Reasonably Active" Update

Mon, 2017-07-24 02:13
The second release candidate of the Linux 4.13 kernel is now available for testing...

Ryzen Compiler Performance: Clang 4/5 vs. GCC 6/7/8 Benchmarks

Sun, 2017-07-23 15:10
A few days back I posted some fresh AMD Ryzen compiler benchmarks of LLVM Clang now that it has its new Znver1 scheduler model, which helps out the performance of Ryzen on Linux with some of the generated binaries tested. But it was found still that Haswell-tuned binaries are sometimes still faster on Ryzen than the Zen "znver1" tuning itself. For continuing our fresh compiler benchmarks from AMD's new Ryzen platform, here are the latest GCC numbers.

RADV Is Almost Ready For SteamVR With Mainline Mesa

Sun, 2017-07-23 14:39
Those using Radeon graphics for your Steam VR Linux gaming experience will soon be able to use the mainline Mesa stack with the necessary RADV changes almost all being in place...

The Kernel Put On Some Weight With Linux 4.13

Sun, 2017-07-23 14:29
Here are some numbers about how much weight the kernel gained during the Linux 4.13 merge window that closed last week...

Debian's Archive Is Up To 94% For Reproducible Builds

Sun, 2017-07-23 14:04
Mattia Rizzolo has written a status update concerning Debian's Reproducible Builds project for ensuring the package archive can be rebuilt bit-for-bit in a verified and reproducible path from source code to binary...

D3D9 Shaders To SPIR-V For Vulkan Is Being Worked On By VK9

Sun, 2017-07-23 03:43
It's been a while since last reporting on VK9 as the independent effort to run Direct3D 9.0 over the Vulkan graphics API while this weekend the lead developer of this open-source project has issued a new update...

Debian 9.1 Released Along With Debian 8.9

Sat, 2017-07-22 17:49
Debian GNU/Linux 9.1 and 8.9 were both released today...

Clover OpenCL Gallium3D Sees Some Patches, Closer To OpenCL 1.2

Sat, 2017-07-22 16:08
Community developer and Phoronix reader Aaron Watry has continued providing some much needed attention to Clover, the Gallium3D state tracker implementing OpenCL, notably for R600g/RadeonSI hardware not receiving ROCm OpenCL support...