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Almost A Decade Later, RadeonHD Stories Still Coming To Light

Mon, 2017-02-13 15:51
This September will mark 10 years since the public launch of the RadeonHD DDX driver (xf86-video-radeonhd) that was developed by SUSE during the Radeon X1000 and HD 2000/3000 days in conjunction with ATI/AMD. While we've talked about what started AMD's open-source strategy in the past and dozens of other RadeonHD articles, new stories are still coming to light...

Mesa 17.0.0 Officially Released

Mon, 2017-02-13 13:15
Mesa 17.0 is now officially available...

WireGuard Is Still Looking Good As A Linux VPN Tunnel

Mon, 2017-02-13 13:09
We've been talking about WireGuard for months and it's hoping to go mainline in the Linux kernel this calendar year. Earlier this month at FOSDEM was a status update on the project...

Clangd: LLVM's Clang Gets A Server

Mon, 2017-02-13 12:15
An early feature for LLVM Clang 5.0 is a prototype implementation of clangd, a server component for the compiler...

Ten Exciting Features Of The Linux 4.10 Kernel

Mon, 2017-02-13 03:18
The Linux 4.10 kernel didn't end up being released today, but was pushed back by an extra week. However, in looking forward to next weekend, here are ten of the features that excite us about Linux 4.10...

ToaruOS 1.0 Released, Hobby OS/Kernel Written From Scratch Over 6+ Years

Mon, 2017-02-13 00:30
In the past on Phoronix we have mentioned ToaruOS a few times. It's a "hobby" kernel and operating system written mostly from scratch yet supports Mesa, GCC, Python, and more. It's been in development since 2011 while now the operating system's 1.0 release finally took place...

Linux 4.10-rc8 Kernel Released, Final Pushed Out By One Week

Sun, 2017-02-12 22:34
While many were hoping that Linux 4.10 would be released today, instead it's been pushed back to next Sunday...

Mozilla Had A Crazy Week Landing Servo, WebRender & More Into Firefox Repo

Sun, 2017-02-12 17:23
This was one of the busiest weeks in Firefox's history with having more than ~10,000 change-sets affecting ~97,000 file changes...

More Power Consumption / Perf-Per-Watt Figures For Intel Kabylake On Linux

Sun, 2017-02-12 15:00
In yesterday's Core i3 2100 "Sandy Bridge" vs. Core i3 7100 "Kabylake" comparison I included all of the power consumption and performance-per-Watt results. If you are looking for additional power numbers from other Kabylake CPUs, here is some additional data...

Windows 10 vs. Linux With AMDGPU+RadeonSI, NVIDIA Pascal, Lots Of Games Coming

Sun, 2017-02-12 14:27
There's going to be fresh AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce Windows 10 vs. Linux comparisons on Phoronix in the week ahead. Here are the early details and a RFC for our patrons...

Intel's Linux Graphics Driver To Enable Atomic Support By Default

Sun, 2017-02-12 13:53
The patch landed in Intel's drm-intel-next-queued branch this week for enabling atomic support by default on the hardware platforms where it's fully supported...

X.Org Server 1.20 Breaks The Video Driver ABI

Sun, 2017-02-12 13:36
Just a quick note for anyone who routinely builds the latest X.Org Server from Git, the video driver ABI has been broken again, thus you'll need to rebuild your dependent DDX drivers assuming they have been modified for this new ABI...

Raptor Engineering Hopes To Bring OpenBMC To An ASUS Motherboard

Sun, 2017-02-12 13:18
While Raptor Engineering was unsuccessful with their Talos Secure Workstation effort to build a high-end, libre POWER8 workstation, they are now backing a more realistic effort: opening the Baseboard Management Controller of an ASUS server motherboard still on the market...

Xfce Parole Media Player 0.9 Released

Sun, 2017-02-12 01:24
Xfce developers have restored work on their Parole Media Player as the primary media player for this lightweight desktop environment...

Ardour 5.6 Digital Audio Workstation Released

Sat, 2017-02-11 22:55
Available this weekend is the newest release of the Ardour digital audio workstation software for Linux, macOS, and Windows... Crosses 22 Million Benchmark Test/Suite Downloads

Sat, 2017-02-11 20:30, the cloud component to the Phoronix Test Suite for providing a centralized results storage location for analysis as well as hosting all of the test profiles and test suites so they can be downloaded independently of the Phoronix Test Suite version, has reached a new milestone. Just moments ago, crossed the threshold of delivering 22 million test profile and test suite downloads since the Phoronix Test Suite 3.0 premiere in February of 2011...

Vulkan 1.0.40 Released With Fixes, SMPTE 2086 HDR Metadata Support

Sat, 2017-02-11 19:17
Vulkan 1.0.40 is now available as the newest minor version bump to the Vulkan 1.0 API specification. This isn't nearly as exciting as the significant Vulkan 1.0.39 update but does include a new extension...

Intel Core i3 2100 Sandy Bridge vs. Core i3 7100 Kabylake Performance

Sat, 2017-02-11 19:00
At the end of January I published my initial Core i3 7100 Linux benchmarks while for those still on older Sandy Bridge hardware and thinking of upgrading to a Core i3 Kabylake, here are some interesting comparative benchmarks. For these weekend tests are raw performance and performance-per-Watt metrics for the Core i3 2100 Sandy Bridge to the Core i3 7100 Kabylake processors.

Nouveau: Mesa 13.0 vs. 17.0 vs. 17.1-devel OpenGL Benchmarks

Sat, 2017-02-11 15:30
Having now published RADV/RadeonSI Mesa 17.0 benchmarks and Intel i965/ANV Mesa 17.0 benchmarks compared to Mesa 13.0 and 17.1-devel, here are now benchmarks of the Nouveau NVC0 Gallium3D driver for seeing how this open-source NVIDIA 3D driver performs on the imminent Mesa 17.0 release...

Meson Build System Takes 45% Less Time Than Autotools For Epoxy

Sat, 2017-02-11 14:35
GNOME developers continue investing in the Meson Build System and the results continue to be much faster than Autotools and generally other build systems too...