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HHVM 3.25 Released, Now Defaults To PHP7 Mode

Fri, 2018-03-16 12:36
Facebook developers working on the HHVM Hack/PHP language stack have released version 3.25 of the HipHop Virtual Machine...

Qt Creator 4.6 RC & Qt 5.11 Beta 2 Released

Fri, 2018-03-16 12:09
The Qt Company has some new software development releases available in time for weekend testing...

RADV Patches Are Closer For Sub-Group Capabilities

Fri, 2018-03-16 11:57
Daniel Schürmann continues hacking on the sub-group patch-set for the RADV Vulkan driver to expose this important feature of the recent Vulkan 1.1 release...

GCC 8 Compiler Offering More Helpful Debug Messages, Usability Improvements

Fri, 2018-03-16 11:39
Red Hat's David Malcom has outlined some of the usability improvements coming with the imminent release of GCC 8...

Linux Games/Apps Might Get Greater Control Over GPU Frequency On Intel Hardware

Thu, 2018-03-15 22:28
Chris Wilson of Intel's Linux graphics driver team posted a big set of 36 patches on Wednesday for their DRM kernel driver...

Benchmarks Of Russia's "Baikal" MIPS-Based Processors, Running Debian Linux

Thu, 2018-03-15 20:39
A few years back was the news of Russia wanting to get into the CPU business and at the time were aiming for ARM-based processors but ended up settling for MIPS. It turns out those "Baikal" processors are still around and being worked on as indicated by some fresh benchmarks this week...

Some Windows Server 2016 vs. Linux Network Benchmarks

Thu, 2018-03-15 17:09
A Phoronix Premium supporter recently requested some Windows vs. Linux networking performance benchmarks. That is being done as part of a larger comparison also featuring the popular BSDs, but for some initial measurements, here are some Netperf networking performance metrics on Microsoft Windows Server 2016 and various Linux distributions...

Intel Icelake Server Chips To Support WBNOINVD & PCONFIG

Thu, 2018-03-15 15:18
The GCC and LLVM/Clang compilers have been working on Icelake CPU support for a while now as just the "icelake" target but now it's being separated into "icelake-client" and "icelake-server" as the CPU feature differences between the desktop-class processors and Xeon server chips become more clear for this succeeding generation to Cannonlake...

Ubuntu 18.04 Versus Six Other Linux Distributions On AMD EPYC

Thu, 2018-03-15 12:00
With Ubuntu 18.04 LTS set to be released next month and its final package configuration quickly falling into place, we have begun firing up some benchmarks for seeing how this Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic Beaver" release is comparing to various other Linux distributions. Up first as part of this series of benchmarks is using an AMD EPYC workstation/server for seeing how the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS performance compares to six other Linux distributions.

The Latest Winevulkan Patches Make It Usable For Doom, Wolfenstein & DXVK

Thu, 2018-03-15 09:30
Roderick Colenbrander and those working with him on "Winevulkan" to provide a clean Vulkan implementation for Wine supporting the Vulkan ICD concept, etc, rather than the old hacked together code in Wine-Staging have done a great job. With Roderick's latest Winevulkan patches, this new implementation is considered usable...

Embedded Linux Conference 2018 Wraps Up In Portland

Thu, 2018-03-15 09:00
The Linux Foundation's Embedded Linux Conference 2018 and OpenIoT Summit wrapped up on Wednesday in Portland, Oregon. For those that couldn't make the event, PDF slide decks for many of the presentations are now available...

Intel Graphics Driver Developers Begin Eyeing The Linux 4.18 Kernel

Thu, 2018-03-15 07:51
The Linux 4.16 kernel is at least two or three weeks out from being released, but Intel has already submitted their i915 DRM driver feature changes for Linux 4.17 and are now beginning to think about their feature changes for Linux 4.18...

RAD Game Tools Adds Telemetry Visualizer Linux Support To Their Portfolio

Thu, 2018-03-15 06:33
Valve still hasn't acquired RAD Game Tools, but their close relationship still continues to be paying off with good Linux support out of RAD's game development tools for those developers wishing to target Linux...

Intel BayTrail Gets Minor Graphics Improvement On Coreboot, Now Supports OpRegion

Thu, 2018-03-15 05:05
While there doesn't appear to be too many Intel BayTrail users out there running systems with Coreboot, this generation of hardware that's been a bit notorious with Linux users due to varying issues can now find at least a bit better graphics support with the latest Coreboot code...

Mesa 18.0 Is Now Primed For Releasing Soon

Thu, 2018-03-15 01:18
Mesa 18.0's delay of more than one month and without any new release candidate came while the open-source Intel developers were hunkered down to clear the remaining blocker bugs...

Samsung/Enlightenment Developers Are Busy At Work On EFL 2.0

Thu, 2018-03-15 00:00
Cedric Bail of Samsung's Open-Source Group presented today at the Embedded Linux Conference on EFL 2.0 as part of the Enlightenment project's long-standing goal to provide a new and unified API...

Firefox 60 Is In Beta With Web Authentication & Policy Engine Support

Wed, 2018-03-14 19:54
With Firefox 59 having shipped that means Firefox 60 is now officially in beta...

Intel Open-Sources Sound Firmware, Pushing For More Open Firmware

Wed, 2018-03-14 17:57
Imad Sousou, Intel's GM of the Open-Source Technology Center, had some interesting remarks to make during his keynote today as part of this week's Embedded Linux Conference in Portland...

Unreal Engine 4.19 Brings Resonance Audio, AR Improvements & Better Landscape Rendering

Wed, 2018-03-14 17:22
As a nice Pi Day surprise and a week ahead of the Game Developers' Conference (GDC 18) is a new Unreal Engine 4 release from Epic Games...

GNOME 3.28 Desktop Officially Released

Wed, 2018-03-14 16:27
The GNOME project has managed its Pi Day release of GNOME 3.28...