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KDE Applications 17.04 Unveiled

Thu, 2017-04-20 23:16
KDE Applications 17.04 is now available as the latest installment to this collection of KDE-focused programs...

Overclocking The Radeon RX 580 Under Linux

Thu, 2017-04-20 22:19
Yesterday I posted the initial Radeon RX 580 Linux benchmarks while now with having more time with this "Polaris Evolved" card I've been able to try out a bit more, like the AMDGPU Linux overclocking support. Here are the ups and downs of overclocking the Radeon graphics card under Linux.

Ubuntu 17.10 Is Artful

Thu, 2017-04-20 20:42
According to Launchpad, it looks like we finally have the codename for the successor to the Zesty Zapus...

Wine 2.0.1 Stable Update, 47 Fixes

Thu, 2017-04-20 19:46
For those preferring stable Wine releases to the bi-weekly development snapshots, Wine 2.0.1 is now available as the first point release to this year's Wine 2.0 debut...

Mir Developers See The Door, No Commits In A Week

Thu, 2017-04-20 17:23
With switching back over to the GNOME desktop, Ubuntu is migrating to Wayland by default as presumed. But Mir is to be maintained for IoT use-cases, according to previous comments by Shuttleworth. However, it looks like multiple developers from the small Mir team were sent packing and there's been no public commits to Mir in the past week...

Ubuntu Server Team Begins Planning For 17.10

Thu, 2017-04-20 16:11
Following the successful launch of Ubuntu 17.04, the Ubuntu Server team is beginning to formalize their plans for Ubuntu 17.10...

Psychec: A Type Inference Engine For C, The C Language Meets Unification

Thu, 2017-04-20 15:05
Psychec is a research project out of the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) in Brazil that is trying to be a type inference engine for incomplete C code. Here is a small guest post by the Psyche team about their work...

System76 To Begin Their Own Product Design & Manufacturing

Thu, 2017-04-20 14:37
In looking to make their Linux-powered systems more appealing and original to the masses, System76 will begin their own product design and manufacturing...

GStreamer 1.12 Is On Approach With New Features, Wayland Zero-Copy Playback

Thu, 2017-04-20 12:31
GStreamer 1.12.0 will soon be released as the latest version of this widely-used, open-source multimedia framework...

More Details On The OpenGL 4.2 Support For Ivy Bridge With Mesa 17.1

Thu, 2017-04-20 12:18
In case you missed it, last week in Mesa Git we saw OpenGL 4.0+ support finally arrive for Intel Ivy Bridge hardware with this next Mesa release taking these pre-Haswell parts from GL 3.3 to GL 4.2 thanks to FP64 and ARB_vertex_attrib64 landing...

GCC 7 Has Been Branched, GCC 8.0 Now On Master

Thu, 2017-04-20 12:05
The GCC 7 mainline code-base hit the important milestone today of having zero P1 regressions -- issues of the highest priority -- and as such they branched the GCC7 code-base and GCC 7.1 RC1 is then being announced later this week as they prepare for this first stable release of GCC 7...

AMD Radeon RX 580 Linux OpenGL/Vulkan Benchmarks

Thu, 2017-04-20 01:40
For those curious if the Radeon RX 580 "Polaris Evolved" graphics card is worthwhile as a Linux gamer, here are the initial Phoronix figures for the RX 580 8GB graphics card that launched yesterday. These initial tests were done with AMDGPU+RadeonSI/RADV under a variety of OpenGL and Vulkan workloads.

Wine-Staging 2.6 Released

Thu, 2017-04-20 01:02
Building off last week's Wine 2.6 release that brought partial Command Stream Multi-Threading support is now Wine-Staging 2.6...

Chrome 58 Makes Its Debut

Wed, 2017-04-19 23:45
Not long after the Firefox 53 release, Google has promoted Chrome 58 to stable...

RADV Shader Prefetching Yields Minor Performance Boost

Wed, 2017-04-19 23:03
Bas Nieuwenhuizen continues being very busy with work on the open-source (unofficial) Radeon Vulkan driver, RADV...

Vulkan Crosses 1,000 Projects On GitHub

Wed, 2017-04-19 19:58
For those tracking the growth of the Vulkan graphics API via GitHub, a gratifying milestone was reached today of having 1,000 projects now mentioning Vulkan...

Mozilla Firefox 53.0 Released, Drops Old Linux CPU Support

Wed, 2017-04-19 15:39
Mozilla Firefox 53.0 has rolled out the door...

Clang-Based Tool Makes It Easy To Show Inefficient Qt Coding Mistakes

Wed, 2017-04-19 15:29
Back in 2015 we wrote about the "Clazy" static analyzer for Clang as a way to uncover various coding shortcomings for KDE/Qt programs. Since then, Clazy has become much more capable...

Java 9 Tech Preview Planned For Fedora 27

Wed, 2017-04-19 14:49
Fedora developers are planning to be prompt in offering Java 9 on their Linux distribution via OpenJDK...

Ashes of Singularity Moves Ahead With Vulkan, Door May Open In Future For Linux

Wed, 2017-04-19 14:13
Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation is receiving a Vulkan port and will be released this summer...

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