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Oracle Ships GraalVM 1.0 To "Run Programs Faster Anywhere"

Wed, 2018-04-18 11:45
Tuesday was a very busy release day for Oracle folks as in addition to shipping an updated Solaris 11.4 beta and Oracle Linux 7 Update 5, their compiler folks also announced the GraalVM 1.0 virtual machine release...

Trisquel 8.0 Arrives Of The 100% Libre Linux OS, Using MATE & Powered By Linux 4.4

Wed, 2018-04-18 11:27
Four years after the debut of Trisquel 7.0 and a year and a half since the 8.0 Alpha, Trisquel 8.0.0 is now available for this Linux distribution that's endorsed by the Free Software Foundation...

Wayland's Weston Begins Switching To Head-Based Output API

Wed, 2018-04-18 11:08
Following last week's release of Wayland 1.15 / Weston 4.0, the development gates are once again open for new feature activity to land for Wayland and the reference Weston compositor. Weston has already landed a big patch series for what will likely become Weston 5.0...

GIMP 2.10 RC2 Released With Multi-Threaded Painting, Rewritten Themes

Wed, 2018-04-18 01:20
In the three weeks since GIMP 2.10 finally reached the release candidate stage a lot of changes have continued to land and today marks the GIMP 2.10 RC2 availability...

Solaris 11.4 Beta Updated With Spectre V1 Mitigation, Systemd Bit To Make GNOME Happy

Wed, 2018-04-18 00:38
While some at Oracle were busy releasing Oracle Linux 7 Update 5 as their RHEL7 downstream, the remaining Solaris developers were putting out a refreshed public beta spin of Solaris 11.4...

GNOME 3.29.1 Released As The First Step Towards GNOME 3.30

Wed, 2018-04-18 00:13
GNOME 3.29.1 was released this afternoon as the first step towards what will eventually become GNOME 3.30 in September...

NVIDIA 396.18.02 Vulkan Linux Beta Brings Better Shader Performance

Tue, 2018-04-17 23:47
Last week NVIDIA released their first 396 Linux driver beta that most notably introduces their new "NVVM" Vulkan SPIR-V compiler. Coming out today is a new Vulkan beta update with some continued enhancements...

Oracle Linux 7 Update 5 Released, Offering Two Kernel Options & Still Supporting Btrfs

Tue, 2018-04-17 18:58
Just one week after launching Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5, Oracle has released the latest version of their RHEL7-derived Oracle Linux 7. The Oracle Linux 7 Update 5 pulls in the latest *EL7 changes while also offering their "Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel" option...

Nginx 1.14 Web Server Released

Tue, 2018-04-17 18:40
Nginx 1.14.0 is now available as the latest open-source stable release of this popular web server alternative to Apache...

P-State/CPUFreq CPU Frequency Scaling Tests For Radeon/NVIDIA Gaming With Linux 4.16

Tue, 2018-04-17 16:15
With last week's release of Feral GameMode as a system tool to optimize Linux gaming performance, which at this point just toggles the CPU frequency scaling driver's governor to the "performance" mode, reignited the CPU governor debate, here are some fresh Linux gaming benchmarks. Tests were done with both the CPUFreq and P-State scaling drivers on Linux 4.16 while testing the various governor options and using both AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards.

Detailing The Idle Loop Ordering Problem & The Power Improvement In Linux 4.17

Tue, 2018-04-17 12:09
Of the many great features/changes for Linux 4.17, one of the most exciting to us is the idle power efficiency and performance-per-Watt improvements on some systems thanks to a rework to the kernel's idle loop handling. Rafael Wysocki and Thomas Ilsche as two of the developers working on this big code change presented on their work today for this CPU idle loop ordering problem and its resolution...

Broadcom VC5 DRM Driver Might Soon Be On Its Way To The Mainline Linux Kernel

Tue, 2018-04-17 11:55
Eric Anholt believes he is getting quite close to the stage of merging the Broadcom VC5 DRM driver into the mainline Linux kernel tree...

Qt 5.11 Bringing Generalized Ray Casting Support For 3D Module

Tue, 2018-04-17 11:41
The upcoming Qt 5.11 tool-kit release will have generalized ray-casting support within the Qt 3D module...

Fedora 28 Has Entered Its Final Freeze For Releasing Next Month

Tue, 2018-04-17 11:30
The upcoming Fedora 28 Linux distribution release is now under its "final freeze" for releasing in the next few weeks...

X.Org 2018 Elections Yield 54% Voter Turnout, Select Four New Board Members

Tue, 2018-04-17 11:24
The 2018 X.Org Board of Directors elections are over with 49 of the 91 X.Org registered members having casted a ballot...

Intel Tremont CPU Support Added To LLVM's Clang Compiler

Tue, 2018-04-17 03:01
Earlier this month Intel ISA documentation pointed to a new CPU micro-architecture codenamed "Tremont", we've seen a few kernel patches also referencing Intel Tremont, and now there is Tremont microarchitecture support for LLVM's Clang compiler...

Microsoft Announces Linux-Powered "Azure Sphere" IoT Platform

Tue, 2018-04-17 00:05
While back in 2015 there was Azure Cloud Switch as Microsoft's first foray into having their own Linux distribution that handles networking within their Azure data centers, today they have announced their Azure Sphere product for IoT use-cases and it's powered by Linux...

Debian 10 "Buster" Should Be Out Around Mid-2019, Debian 12 Is "Bookworm"

Mon, 2018-04-16 21:05
The Debian release team has put out their latest information concerning the upcoming Debian 10 "Buster" release...

AMDVLK Driver Updated With Latest XGL/PAL Fixes

Mon, 2018-04-16 20:45
AMD kicked off the start of a new week by doing fresh code drops of the PAL and XGL code-bases used to form the AMDVLK open-source Radeon Vulkan Linux driver...

TI Posts Open-Source DRI3 WSEGL Plug-In For PowerVR SGX Graphics

Mon, 2018-04-16 17:39
Texas Instruments is still dealing with Imagination Tech PowerVR SGX GPUs and has now posted an open-source DRI3 WSEGL plug-in for getting this binary blob to work with 3D acceleration under an X.Org Server using Direct Rendering Infrastructure 3...