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Intel's Vulkan Driver Is Working On A NIR Cache

Sat, 2018-10-13 12:16
As a possible performance win, Jason Ekstrand as the lead developer of the Intel ANV open-source Vulkan driver has been developing a NIR cache...

Wine 3.18 Brings FreeType Subpixel Font Rendering, Wine Console DPI Scaling

Sat, 2018-10-13 02:41
A new bi-weekly Wine development release is out for those wanting to try the latest Windows gaming on Linux experience (outside of Steam Play / Proton) or running other Windows applications on Linux and other operating systems...

Ubuntu Touch OTA-5 Is Being Prepped With New Browser, Qt Auto Scaling

Fri, 2018-10-12 21:26
The UBports community that continues to maintain Ubuntu Touch for a range of mobile devices will soon be rolling out Ubuntu Touch OTA-5...

A Look At The Windows 10 October 2018 Update Performance With WSL

Fri, 2018-10-12 16:55
As the first of our Linux vs. Windows benchmarks coming around Microsoft's Windows 10 October 2018 Update, today we are exploring the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) performance to see if they have finally managed to improve the I/O performance for this Linux binary compatibility layer and how the WSL performs compared to Ubuntu and Clear Linux.

MidnightBSD 1.0 Is Ready To Shine With ZFS Support, Ryzen Compatibility

Fri, 2018-10-12 15:51
Especially with TrueOS once again taking a new direction, one of the few current BSDs focused on a great desktop experience is MidnightBSD that is about to mark its 1.0 release...

Intel Whiskey Lake Support Formally Added To Mesa 18.3

Fri, 2018-10-12 14:06
The recently posted patch for Intel Whiskey Lake support in Mesa has now been merged for Mesa 18.3...

GCC 6.5 Is Being Prepared As The Last GCC6 Compiler Release

Fri, 2018-10-12 13:07
Version 6.5 of the GNU Compiler Collection will soon be released to end out the GCC6 series...

La Frite: A Libre ARM SBC For $5, 10x Faster Than The Raspberry Pi Zero

Fri, 2018-10-12 12:21
The folks at the Libre Computer Project who have successfully released the Tritium, Le Potato, and other ARM SBCs while being as open-source friendly as possible have now announced La Frite...

Ubuntu's Bring-Up Of NVIDIA's Driver With Mir Continues

Fri, 2018-10-12 11:19
The Ubuntu developers continuing to work on the Mir display server stack have made headway in their NVIDIA driver enablement effort...

GNOME 3.31.1 Released As The First Step Towards GNOME 3.32

Fri, 2018-10-12 11:00
GNOME 3.31.1 was released on Thursday as the first step towards the GNOME 3.32 desktop update due out in March...

XDC2019 X.Org / Mesa / Wayland Conference To Be Hosted In Montreal

Fri, 2018-10-12 03:03
The X.Org Foundation Board of Directors decided today that their next annual X.Org/Mesa/Wayland conference will be held in Montreal, Canada...

AMD Posts Latest Open-Source Linux Patches For FreeSync / Adaptive-Sync / VRR

Thu, 2018-10-11 22:34
One of the few features not yet provided by the mainline open-source Radeon Linux graphics driver will soon be crossed off the list... FreeSync / Adaptive-Sync / HDMI Variable Refresh Rate support...

Linux 4.14 LTSI Kernel Released For Longer-Term Support

Thu, 2018-10-11 21:38
The Linux Foundation LTSI initiative has finished baking its first Linux 4.14-based kernel for longer-term support...

Purism Is Hoping GNOME 3.32 Will Be In Great Shape For Their Librem 5 Smartphone

Thu, 2018-10-11 20:33
With the Librem 5 GNU/Linux smartphone not shipping now until at least April 2019, this will give them time to adopt GNOME 3.32 and they are hoping more GNOME applications will prepare for convergence...

PostgreSQL 11 RC1 Released Ahead Of Stable Release Next Week

Thu, 2018-10-11 17:16
One week from today will hopefully mark the release of the PostgreSQL 11 stable database server release...

Hands On & Initial Benchmarks With An Ampere eMAG 32-Core ARM Server

Thu, 2018-10-11 16:00
Especially with Qualcomm's Centriq efforts going quiet in recent months, one of the most interesting ARM server efforts at the moment is Ampere Computing -- the company founded by former Intel president Renee James and with several other ex-Intel employees on staff. They started off with the acquired assets from what was AppliedMicro and their X-Gene ARMv8 IP and for the past year have been improving it into their recently announced eMAG processors.

Raspberry Pi's Raspbian OS Updated With New Kernel, Startup Wizard Improvements

Thu, 2018-10-11 15:56
Raspberry Pi's Debian-based Raspbian OS has been updated today with four months worth of improvements for this popular ARM SBC...

AMDGPU DC Gets "PERF_TRACE" To Help With Performance Profiling

Thu, 2018-10-11 14:53
Published on Wednesday was the latest batch of AMDGPU DC display code changes for its eventual inclusion into the AMDGPU DRM driver for mainline past the 4.20~5.0 cycle with that feature merge window being over. The most notable change with this latest AMDGPU DC haul is a new "PERF_TRACE" addition...

AMD Stages A Number Of Fixes Ahead Of Linux 4.20~5.0 - Plus Vega 20 "MGPU Fan Boost"

Thu, 2018-10-11 13:12
Following several interesting and exciting feature pull requests for the next Linux kernel (to be released as either version 4.20 or 5.0), AMD developers have moved onto stabilizing this massive amount of new feature code...

Proton 3.7 Updated, More RADV Fixes To Help Steam Play Gaming

Thu, 2018-10-11 12:38
Overnight Valve promoted their Proton 3.7-7 build with better alt-tab handling and full-screen behavior for many games. There is also fixed mouse behavior and DXVK 0.80 is now used for the Direct3D-11-over-Vulkan translation to yield better Steam Play gaming performance...