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Mageia 6 Reaches Release Candidate Phase

Thu, 2017-05-25 03:01
After being challenged by set backs, Mageia 6 is out in release candidate form...

Mutter 3.25.2 Has Bug Fixes, Some Performance Work

Thu, 2017-05-25 01:05
Florian Müllner has pushed out an updated Mutter 3.25.2 window manager / compositor release in time for the GNOME 3.25.2 milestone in the road to this September's GNOME 3.26 release...

Opus 1.2 Audio Codec Enters Beta

Thu, 2017-05-25 00:38
It's been a while since hearing much about the royalty-free, open-source Opus audio codec but three updates are out today...

Arcan 0.5.2 Released: That Display Server Built On A Game Engine, Now Tackling VR

Wed, 2017-05-24 20:25
Arcan 0.5.2 has been released as the newest version of the open-source display server project built in part using a game engine that has also been working on X.Org and Wayland compatibility...

Clear Linux Switches From Xfce To GNOME, Benchmarks

Wed, 2017-05-24 18:20
The Intel-developed high-performance Clear Linux operating system has decided to shift their desktop focus from Xfce to GNOME.

Thunderbolt To Be Offered As A Royalty-Free Industry Specification

Wed, 2017-05-24 18:17
Intel is looking to make Thunderbolt more widely-adopted by industry players...

Unreal Engine 4.16 Brings New Rendering Features, Performance Improvements

Wed, 2017-05-24 16:19
Epic Games has announced the release of Unreal Engine 4.16 as the latest feature release to the UE4 game engine...

David Airlie Is Bringing OpenGL 4.2 To More R600 Gallium3D Hardware

Wed, 2017-05-24 14:44
David Airlie is breathing some new open-source life into older Radeon GPUs with his "R600g-Rats" branch where he's bringing OpenGL 4.2 and other features to this older driver...

Some Logitech Hardware Can Now Be Flashed Under Linux With Fwupd

Wed, 2017-05-24 14:19
Richard Hughes of Red Hat has managed to support firmware updating of Logitech devices under Linux with fwupd...

Qt Creator 4.3 IDE Officially Released

Wed, 2017-05-24 13:19
Just a short time after issuing the Qt 5.9 release candidate, The Qt Company has now unveiled the final release of Qt Creator 4.3...

GCC Developers Potentially Deprecating Intel MPX

Wed, 2017-05-24 13:14
It was just with GCC 6 that MPX support was flipped on with Intel's Memory Protection Extensions (MPX) just premiering with Skylake CPUs. But now GCC developers are thinking about potentially deprecating this feature...

Qt 5.9 Release Candidate Available For Testing

Wed, 2017-05-24 13:01
Running just slightly behind schedule, the Qt 5.9 release candidate is now available for last-minute testing of this next tool-kit update...

Wayland's XDG-Shell Preparing For Stable

Wed, 2017-05-24 12:21
Wayland developer Jonas Ådahl is preparing to promote the XDG-Shell interface from unstable to stable...

Kodi 17.2 Released To Fix Security Issue, Bugs

Wed, 2017-05-24 12:06
Kodi 17.2 has been released and all users of this HTPC software are encouraged to upgrade due to a security fix...

Freedreno Gallium3D Enables NIR By Default

Tue, 2017-05-23 23:50
Freedreno Gallium3D as the open-source, reverse-engineered driver for Qualcomm Adreno graphics hardware has switched to using NIR by default...

Trying Out MESA_NO_ERROR / KHR_no_error Support On Mesa 17.2-dev

Tue, 2017-05-23 21:27
Merged last month into Mesa Git and improved since then with follow-up commits has been KHR_no_error support for reducing the overhead of the OpenGL drivers by disabling certain error handling for OpenGL games/applications. This in turn can free up some CPU utilization and possibly lead to power-savings too...

Btrfs RAID 0/1/5/6/10 Benchmarks On Linux 4.12

Tue, 2017-05-23 18:40
With Btrfs RAID 5/6 seeing fixes in Linux 4.12, if you are re-evaluating the setup of a Btrfs native RAID array, here are some fresh benchmarks using four solid-state drives.

31 More AMDGPU DC/DAL Patches Enter The Queue

Tue, 2017-05-23 17:46
AMD's Harry Wentland has sent out the latest round of patches to the yet-to-be-merged DC display stack (formerly known as "DAL") for the AMDGPU kernel driver...

Igalia Making Progress On Improving Chromium Wayland

Tue, 2017-05-23 16:51
Igalia developers have been working on improvements to better supporting Google's Chromium/Chrome web-browser under Wayland and should eventually be upstreamed...

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 Enters Public Beta

Tue, 2017-05-23 15:43
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 is now available as a beta for the next installment of RHEL7...