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GTK+ 3.91.1 Toolkit Released

Wed, 2017-07-19 22:58
We are one step closer to the release of GTK4 with today's GTK+ 3.91.1 tool-kit release...

GNOME Games 3.26 To Feature UI Improvements, New Features

Wed, 2017-07-19 20:43
GNOME Games, the application for the GNOME desktop to serve as a game library for browsing installed games as well as integrating with some game emulators and other features, is seeing new feature activity for the GNOME 3.26 cycle...

Intel 545s 512GB SSD Benchmark On Linux

Wed, 2017-07-19 18:28
Intel announced their 545s series SSD last month and it's been making plenty of rounds on Windows. Curious about the Linux performance, I picked up the Intel 545s 512GB SATA 3.0 SSD for benchmarking on Linux.

It Looks Like Purism Might Be Soon Launching Their Libre Linux Phone

Wed, 2017-07-19 17:37
Purism, the company that started out with the Librem laptops that are Linux-friendly and now pre-loaded with Coreboot, has long had ambitions for expanding into tablets, smartphones, and other devices. It looks like the first Purism Phone might soon be announced...

libdrm 2.4.82 Released With New AMDGPU APIs, Intel Cannonlake/Coffeelake IDs

Wed, 2017-07-19 15:23
A new version of libdrm is available today, the library that sits between the kernel Direct Rendering Manager and the user-space clients like Mesa and others. This libdrm 2.4.82 release is a bit more notable than some of the other point releases as it does have some interesting additions...

AMD Zen Scheduler Model Lands In LLVM, Makes It For LLVM 5.0

Wed, 2017-07-19 12:33
It was coming down to the wire for the new AMD Zen scheduler model in LLVM 5.0 but now it's managed to land just hours before the LLVM 5.0 branching...

Libgcrypt 1.8 Released With Various Improvements

Wed, 2017-07-19 12:21
The GnuPG project has announced libgcrypt version 1.8 as the newest version of this Gcrypt library...

Raptor Is Going To Launch A New POWER9 Linux System

Wed, 2017-07-19 12:14
Raptor Engineering who does Coreboot development work and is known for their previous Talos Secure Workstation system to provide a fast and fully libre workstation is going to be launching a new POWER-based workstation...

GNOME Settings Continues Looking Better With Its New WiFi Panel

Wed, 2017-07-19 11:57
Georges Stavracas' latest work on GNOME is the new WiFi panel for the GNOME Settings area...

GNOME's Mutter Flips On Its New Monitor Config Manager By Default

Tue, 2017-07-18 22:45
GNOME's Mutter has flipped on its new "Monitor Configuration Manager" by default as it seeks to improve the multi-monitor and multi-GPU experience...

MPV 0.26 Media Player Released

Tue, 2017-07-18 22:31
For fans of the MPlayer/mplayer2-based MPV media player, version 0.26 was released with a few months worth of improvements...

KHR_variable_pointers & KHR_storage_buffer_storage_class Land In Mesa ANV Git

Tue, 2017-07-18 19:49
Intel's open-source Linux graphics driver developers have continued landing support for the new extensions introduced by Vulkan 1.0.54...

Server-Side GLVND Being Hacked On, Could Help PRIME Laptops & More

Tue, 2017-07-18 18:05
Adam Jackson of Red Hat has been developing a "server-side GLVND" implementation to allow multiple OpenGL driver stacks to co-exist within the X.Org Server space...

It's Coming Down To The Wire For New AMD Zen Scheduler Model In LLVM 5.0

Tue, 2017-07-18 16:40
Tomorrow is the feature freeze / branching deadline for LLVM 5.0 and as of writing the new AMD Zen scheduler model hasn't been merged, but it looks like it could still happen in time...

Linux 4.13-rc1 Tests Of AMDGPU Paired With RADV/RadeonSI Mesa 17.2-dev

Tue, 2017-07-18 15:55
I've just finished out a round of tests using the Linux 4.13-rc1 kernel with its new AMDGPU driver code. No regressions with my Polaris and Fiji tests, but at the same time no performance gains trickled through when running various tests with RADV Vulkan and RadeonSI OpenGL from Mesa 17.2-dev...

NVIDIA Proposes "DeepColor Visual" Extension For X.Org Server, For HDR On Linux

Tue, 2017-07-18 14:36
Since last year NVIDIA has been working on HDR support for the Linux desktop. They've worked on support for their driver, but with the Linux infrastructure for High Dynamic Range monitors lacking, they've been working on lower-level Linux improvements to allow for a HDR Linux desktop ecosystem with this next-generation of displays...

Learn More About Lennart Poettering's casync Project

Tue, 2017-07-18 14:13
Last month Lennart Poettering of systemd and PulseAudio fame introduced his newest project, casync. The goal of casync is for distributing file-system images and is inspired by rsync and Git...

Intel Stages More Code In DRM-Next For Linux 4.14

Tue, 2017-07-18 12:55
Intel's Daniel Vetter has sent in a second batch of code updates of new feature work to be staged in DRM-Next for the eventual Linux 4.14 kernel cycle...

VC5 Driver Development Continues, Raspbian Performance Still Being Tuned

Tue, 2017-07-18 12:44
Earlier this month the VC5 open-source driver was announced as a new driver for Broadcom's next-generation graphics processor. This has already led to speculation this much more powerful GPU will be found in future Raspberry Pi hardware. Work on this driver has continued while not forgetting about the VC4 driver for current-gen Raspberry Pi devices...

Krita 3.2 Digital Painting Program Enters Beta

Tue, 2017-07-18 12:32
Version 3.2 of the popular Krita digital painting program has a variety of bug-fixes and some new features...

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