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Ten Features You Will Not Find In The Mainline Linux 4.10 Kernel

Sat, 2017-02-18 14:01
With last weekend mentioning ten exciting features of Linux 4.10, the tables have turned and now we are looking at ten features not found in the mainline

The X.Org Foundation Is Preparing For Their 2017 Elections

Sat, 2017-02-18 13:32
This year's X.Org Foundation elections are warming up and will be getting underway shortly...

The Most Downloaded Benchmarks With The Phoronix Test Suite /

Sat, 2017-02-18 13:25
With last week crossing 22 million test/suite downloads I decided to dig in and see what have been the most popular test profiles downloaded from for execution by the Phoronix Test Suite...

Fedora 26 Will Receive Glibc 2.25

Sat, 2017-02-18 12:53
GNU C Library 2.25 is set to be introduced in Fedora 26...

Wine 2.2 Arrives, Still Prepping For The Direct3D Command Stream

Fri, 2017-02-17 22:01
Wine 2.2 is now available as the latest bi-weekly development release of Wine for running Windows programs on Linux and other operating systems...

Mesa 13.0.5 Is Coming In The Next Few Days

Fri, 2017-02-17 18:25
For those that haven't made the move yet to Mesa 17, Mesa 13.0.5 is going to be released in the next few days...

Vulkan 1.0.41 Specification Released

Fri, 2017-02-17 16:39
Vulkan 1.0.41 was released this morning as the newest revision to this specification for high performance graphics...

RADV Mesa 17.1-dev vs. AMDGPU-PRO 16.60 Performance

Fri, 2017-02-17 16:06
With Vulkan turning one year old I decided to run some fresh comparison benchmarks of Mesa 17.1-dev RADV (as well as some RadeonSI OpenGL results for reference) compared to AMD's latest public hybrid driver release, the AMDGPU-PRO 16.60.

NVIDIA Appears To Finally Be Prepping OpenCL 2.0 Driver Support

Fri, 2017-02-17 15:34
The OpenCL 2.0 specification is going on four years old and it appears NVIDIA's proprietary drivers are finally getting ready to support this newer GPGPU computing specification...

What's Still Left TODO With The Intel ANV Vulkan Driver

Fri, 2017-02-17 14:14
With yesterday having marked one year since the release of Vulkan as well as one year since the ANV Vulkan driver code was open-sourced, here's a look at some of what's still left to be tackled by this open-source Vulkan Linux driver for HD/Iris Graphics...

Nouveau Changes Prepped For Linux 4.11 Kernel

Fri, 2017-02-17 13:10
Ben Skeggs has queued up the planned open-source NVIDIA (Nouveau) driver changes for the imminent Linux 4.11 cycle...

ReactOS 0.4.4 Delivers On Windows Printing Support

Fri, 2017-02-17 06:48
ReactOS 0.4.4 shipped on Thursday as the latest release for this open-source operating system seeking to implement Windows binary compatibility support...

KDE Applications 17.04 To Be Released 20 April

Fri, 2017-02-17 06:16
The release schedule for the upcoming KDE Applications 17.04 has been firmed up...

A Lot Of The OpenGL Shader Cache Code Has Landed In Mesa

Fri, 2017-02-17 06:00
Timothy Arceri, who is now working for Valve (on the open-source AMD driver stack after leaving Collabora), has landed significant portions of his work built upon others for providing an on-disk shader cache within Mesa...

Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Released; Ubuntu 17.04 In Feature Freeze

Fri, 2017-02-17 03:39
Last Thursday Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS was delayed by a few more days with thinking it would be released this past Monday while now it's been officially released. Ubuntu 17.04 meanwhile is entering a feature freeze...

RadeonSI Works Surprisingly Well With HITMAN On Linux

Thu, 2017-02-16 23:48
With today's release of HITMAN for Linux it's exciting not only because there are signs of possible Vulkan support but also because Feral Interactive backed this game with launch-day RadeonSI support...

Go 1.8 Released With Various Performance Improvements

Thu, 2017-02-16 22:48
Google today announced the release of the Go 1.8 programming language implementation that is coming with six months worth of features and changes...

Outreachy Applications Now Open For Their 2017 Summer Internships

Thu, 2017-02-16 22:35
For those eligible, Outreachy is accepting applications for their summer 2017 internship period if you wish to get paid while getting involved with open-source software...

Serious Sam VR: The First Encounter Is Just About There For Linux

Thu, 2017-02-16 20:38
Croteam issued a new build of Serious Sam VR: The First Encounter today and there is now VR support on Linux, pending an updated SteamVR for Linux...

There Are Signs Of Vulkan Within Feral's Linux Port Of HITMAN

Thu, 2017-02-16 20:21
Feral Interactive just released HITMAN for Linux and it looks like they may be working on Vulkan support...