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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...

Benchmarks Of PHP 7.2 Beta: PHP Is Still Getting Faster

Sat, 2017-07-22 15:56
PHP 7.2 Beta 1 was released yesterday as the next step towards this next refinement to PHP7 that is expected to be officially released in November. I couldn't help but to run some initial benchmarks...

Fedora 27 Approves More Features: Flatpaks, NSS, RPM 4.14, Installer

Sat, 2017-07-22 14:43
At Friday's Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee (FESCo) there were yet more features approved for the current Fedora Linux development cycle...

Skylake & Newer Could Still See Faster Linux Graphics Performance

Sat, 2017-07-22 13:55
With my recent tests of Intel Kabylake graphics on Linux 4.13 showing no change in performance, it was asked whether the Intel Linux graphics driver has plateaued for reaching maximum performance. It hasn't...

VA-API Video Acceleration On The Linux Desktop Is Nearly Ready For Chrome

Sat, 2017-07-22 13:36
It looks like Chrome on the Linux desktop could finally be seeing Intel GPU video acceleration support with the web browser having patches pending for VA-API...

Vulkan 1.0.56 Brings One New Extension, Fixes

Sat, 2017-07-22 03:26
Khronos' SIGGRAPH announcements are coming up in just over one week but today we have the Vulkan 1.0.56 release...

Nouveau Gets Thermal Throttling, One Step Closer For GTX 900 Re-Clocking

Sat, 2017-07-22 00:09
Nouveau re-clocking/power expert Karol Herbst has published a set of patches today implementing thermal throttling support for this open-source NVIDIA DRM driver...

Mesa 17.2 Merge Window Extended To Sunday, RADV Shared Semaphores Lands

Fri, 2017-07-21 23:09
The merging fun for Mesa 17.2 will continue through the weekend...

Linux Full Disk Encryption Performance With AMD Ryzen 5 + SATA 3.0 SSD

Fri, 2017-07-21 21:38
Honoring another request of a Phoronix Premium supporter is looking at the performance impact of full-disk encryption using LUKS when using an AMD Ryzen processor. For this round of testing I used an AMD Ryzen 5 1400 running Fedora 26 and backed by an Intel 545s 512GB SATA 3.0 SSD.

Wine 2.13 Released: Unicode 10.0, Better Mouse Cursors

Fri, 2017-07-21 21:12
If Wine 2.0.2 with 60+ bug fixes doesn't interest you, perhaps the Wine 2.13 development update will get you more excited...

GNOME 3.25.4 Released

Fri, 2017-07-21 20:16
GNOME 3.25.4 is the latest development snapshot available of this open-source desktop environment in the road towards GNOME 3.26...

100+ More KHR_no_error Patches, Might Help Some Games

Fri, 2017-07-21 19:49
Open-source driver contributor Samuel Pitoiset for Valve has published a set of 101 new patches for implementing more KHR_no_error support...