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2017: Should Linux Benchmarking Still Be Mostly Done With Ubuntu?

3 hours 12 min ago
Every year or so it comes up how some users believe that at Phoronix we should be benchmarking with Antergos/Arch, Debian, or [insert here any other distribution] instead of mostly using Ubuntu for our Linux benchmarking. That discussion has come back up in recent days...

AMD Ryzen, Valve, Linux 4.10~4.11 & Kabylake Dominated Q1

4 hours 20 min ago
With the first quarter of 2017 drawing to a close next week, here's a look back at the most popular news stories and articles so far this year on Phoronix. Year to date on Phoronix there have already been 842 original news articles and 91 featured articles and Linux hardware reviews...

Chromium/Chrome Browser Adds A glTF Parser

4 hours 53 min ago
Google's Chrome / Chromium web-browser has added a native glTF 1.0 parser. The GL Transmission Format, of course, being Khronos' "3D asset delivery format" for dealing with compressed scenes and assets by WebGL, OpenGL ES, and other APIs...

RADV & ANV Vulkan Drivers Are One Command Away On Ubuntu 17.04

5 hours 15 min ago
Just as a quick notice for those curious, while Mesa 17.0 has worked its way recently into Ubuntu 17.04 "Zesty Zapus", the Vulkan support isn't enabled by default..

Google Is Making It Possible To Run Android Studio On ChromeOS

17 hours 52 min ago
Google is working on Android Studio support atop Chrome OS. With this official Android integrated development environment on Chrome OS, could it make Chromebooks/Chromeboxes a great platform for Android development?..

New Engine Reset Capability Being Worked On For Intel DRM Linux Driver

Sat, 2017-03-25 15:03
With Broadwell "Gen 8" graphics and newer, there is better engine reset support in case of problems or hangs. The Intel DRM driver is still being wired up to take advantage of this better support under Linux...

Vulkan 1.0.45 Released

Sat, 2017-03-25 13:55
Version 1.0.45 is now the latest version of the Vulkan 1.0 specification...

NV_fill_rectangle Coming To Gallium3D/Nouveau

Sat, 2017-03-25 12:52
Red Hat developer Lyude Paul is working on OpenGL NV_fill_rectangle support for Gallium3D and the Nouveau driver...

Ubuntu 17.04 Still Hasn't Landed X.Org Server 1.19

Sat, 2017-03-25 12:43
While the Ubuntu 17.04 final release is expected to happen in just over two weeks and the final freeze is quickly approaching, X.Org Server 1.19 has yet to land as anticipated into the Zesty Zapus...

C++17 Is Complete, Work On C++20 Is Getting Underway

Sat, 2017-03-25 12:33
We heard earlier this month that C++17 is "done" and looked at the new features while now more details have been shared...

RADV vs. NVIDIA Vulkan/OpenGL Performance For Serious Sam 2017

Fri, 2017-03-24 15:09
Yesterday I published some initial RADV Vulkan benchmarks for Serious Sam 2017, their "fusion" update to Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter. In this article are some comparison NVIDIA Linux Vulkan benchmark figures.

OpenSSL Planning To Relicense Its Code

Fri, 2017-03-24 14:01
The OpenSSL project is planning to change its software license...

More AMDGPU Vega Patches Published

Fri, 2017-03-24 12:33
Less than one week after AMDGPU DRM Vega support was published along with the other Vega enablement patches for the Linux driver stack, more Direct Rendering Manager patches are being shot out today...

Coreboot Picks Up A New Kabylake Chromebook "Fizz"

Fri, 2017-03-24 11:28
It may not be as exciting as hearing Dell looking at Coreboot, but another Intel-powered Chromebook is now supported by mainline Coreboot...

ELKDAT Tool Released To Ease Linux Kernel Development & Testing

Fri, 2017-03-24 11:16
ELKDAT is a new Linux kernel project to provide an easy kernel development and testing tool...

GNOME's GTK Gets Gtef'ed

Fri, 2017-03-24 11:06
Gtef is short for the GTK+ Text Editor Framework and makes it easier to develop text editors and IDEs with GNOME's toolkit...

Day of Infamy Released For Linux Gamers

Fri, 2017-03-24 03:21
If you are looking for a new Linux-native game title to pick up this weekend and are into WW2 FPS games, Day of Infamy is now available...

Ubuntu 17.04 Final Beta Released

Thu, 2017-03-23 23:10
The final beta releases for Ubuntu 17.04 "Zesty Zapus" has just occurred...

AMD Open-Sources Vulkan "Anvil"

Thu, 2017-03-23 21:45
While waiting for AMD to open-source their Vulkan Linux driver, we have a new AMD open-source Vulkan project to look at: Anvil...

Trying Out Unity 8 + Mir On Ubuntu 17.04

Thu, 2017-03-23 21:00
Given there is just one month to go until the official Ubuntu 17.04 "Zesty Zapus" release and past the ordinary freezes and nearly at the final development milestones, I decided to take a test drive this morning of Unity 8 with Mir atop the latest daily Zesty packages.

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