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Ballistic Overkill Rolls Out Vulkan Support, New Anti-Aliasing Modes

Tue, 2017-05-16 19:55
Ballistic Overkill v1.3.6 has been released as the game's first post-launch update. While Ballistic Overkill 1.3.6 may not sound like a large version bump, it comes with some big changes including Vulkan support...

Wine-Staging 2.8 Improves Fake DLLs

Tue, 2017-05-16 19:43
Building off last week's Wine 2.8 release, Wine-Staging has been updated with a few extra features on top...

Intel's ANV Vulkan Driver Hooks In VK_KHR_get_surface_capabilities2 Support

Tue, 2017-05-16 19:06
Just days after the release of Vulkan 1.0.49, Intel's ANV Linux Vulkan driver developers have landed support for one of the new extensions...

GNOME Plans Switch To GitLab For Development Infrastructure

Tue, 2017-05-16 18:13
As a replacement to BugZilla and Cgit, GNOME developers are planning on a GitLab deployment for improving their development infrastructure...

More DRM Code Aligned For The Linux 4.13 Kernel

Tue, 2017-05-16 17:57
Sean Paul of Google who has been overseeing the drm-misc tree has submitted some early changes for queueing into DRM-Next that in turn will be material for Linux 4.13...

Epic's New Unreal Tournament Still Advancing, v0.1.1 Released

Tue, 2017-05-16 16:36
Epic Games continues working on their free-to-play Unreal Tournament game powered by Unreal Engine 4 and today have released version 0.1.1...

AMD Releases Optimizing C/C++ Compiler For Ryzen

Tue, 2017-05-16 15:47
Longtime Phoronix readers and AMD Linux enthusiasts probably remember the AMD Open64 compiler for past CPU launches with various compiler optimizations for AMD processors. With Open64 being dead and all the compiler rage these days about LLVM/Clang, AMD has announced the "AMD Optimizing C/C++ Compiler" (AOCC) that's based upon Clang and optimized for Ryzen/Zen processors...

Khronos Unveils OpenCL 2.2, SPIR-V 1.2, OpenCL CTS Open-Sourced

Tue, 2017-05-16 15:00
There are some exciting Khronos announcements this morning, including more open-source greatness!..

Qt 5.9 Reaches Final Beta, Release Candidate Running Bit Behind Schedule

Tue, 2017-05-16 14:47
The Qt Company has released the last planned beta for the upcoming Qt 5.9 tool-kit...

KDE's Akademy 2017 Schedule Published

Tue, 2017-05-16 14:36
The KDE organizers of this year's Akademy conference have published their schedule...

LWJGL v3.1.2 Brings OpenVR Bindings, Tiny OpenEXR

Mon, 2017-05-15 23:16
Released today was LWJGL 3.1.2, the popular Lightweight Java Game Library initiative that exposes high-performance, cross-platform libraries for game/multimedia use-cases. LWJGL continues to offer OpenGL, Vulkan, OpenCL, and other bindings with some new additions coming in this most recent release...

FreeBSD Made Progress In Q1'2017 On Linuxulator, Nearly 30k Ports

Mon, 2017-05-15 18:54
The FreeBSD team has published their quarterly status report to reflect the progress made by this open-source operating system during Q1'2017...

Ardour 5.9 Digital Audio Workstation Released

Mon, 2017-05-15 17:57
Ardour 5.9 is now available as the latest version of this popular, open-source and cross-platform digital audio workstation software...

It's Come Back Up That Intel Is Reportedly Licensing Radeon Graphics IP

Mon, 2017-05-15 17:52
A few months back were the reports that Intel was looking to license Radeon graphics intellectual property for their future processors. That deal is reportedly inked...

Trying Out Intel Optane Memory On Linux

Mon, 2017-05-15 16:16
Here are some of my initial tests of trying out an Intel Optane memory module under Ubuntu Linux with a Kabylake system.

KDE Plasma 5.10 Beta Ships With Folder View Default, Improved Wayland

Mon, 2017-05-15 15:03
Ahead of the official release later this month, KDE Plasma 5.10 is now available in beta form for testing...

Printing Improvements Being Planned For Fedora 27

Mon, 2017-05-15 14:37
Red Hat developers have already begun working on printing improvements that will benefit Fedora 27 later this year...

RadeonSI Gallium3D Threading Lands, Along With Initial Raven Ridge Support

Mon, 2017-05-15 13:24
We're off to another busy week in Mesa 17.2-dev Git space...

The Features You Won't Find In The Linux 4.12 Kernel

Mon, 2017-05-15 12:35
While Linux 4.12 has many new features that amount to over one million new lines, 4.12 goes without some features we sure would have loved to see mainlined in time for this next kernel release...

Total War: SHOGUN 2 Coming To Linux This Month

Mon, 2017-05-15 12:18
Feral Interactive has announced that Total War: SHOGUN 2 and Fall of the Samurai will be coming to Linux next week...