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Bindless Textures Land In Mesa Git For RadeonSI

Wed, 2017-06-14 12:04
Quite pleasant waking up today to find that in Mesa Git are the 70+ patches for implementing ARB_bindless_texture support within RadeonSI Gallium3D...

Godot Engine Still Working On 3.0 Release, WebGL 2.0 & WebAssembly Work Too

Wed, 2017-06-14 11:54
The open-source Godot 2D/3D Game Engine continues working towards its big "Godot 3.0" release although it remains months behind schedule...

Intel Haswell May Soon See Less Hangs With Mesa

Wed, 2017-06-14 02:32
If you are running Intel Haswell hardware with integrated graphics and have been seeing hangs under Linux, you're not alone but a fix is in the works...

Mozilla Firefox 54 Now Available

Tue, 2017-06-13 20:55
Additional web browser news this week is Mozilla's launch today of Firefox 54...

Chrome 60 Beta Rolls Out With VP9 Improvements, New Developer Features

Tue, 2017-06-13 20:49
Following last week's Chrome 59 debut, Chrome 60 is now in beta...

Wine-Staging 2.10 Released With macOS Preloader

Tue, 2017-06-13 20:28
Building off last week's Wine 2.10 release is now the adjoining Wine-Staging 2.10 release with various experimental/testing features tacked on...

Steam Direct Now Available For More Easily Getting Games On Steam

Tue, 2017-06-13 19:08
Following the retirement of Valve's Steam Greenlight program, Steam Direct is now available as the streamlined, transparent, and accessible method for game developers to bring their games to Steam...

GNOME 3.26 Getting Better Half-Tiling Support

Tue, 2017-06-13 17:18
Georges Stavracas has been hacking away on better half-tiling support in GNOME Shell / Mutter and is working towards quarter-tiling functionality...

Fedora 26 Beta Released

Tue, 2017-06-13 16:07
After multiple delays, the first beta of Fedora 26 is now officially available...

PCI Express 1.0 vs. 2.0 vs. 3.0 Performance With NVIDIA/Radeon Graphics On Linux

Tue, 2017-06-13 16:00
Following last week's news about PCI Express 4.0 and 5.0, a Phoronix Premium member had requested some graphics card benchmarks when comparing PCI Express 1.0 vs. 2.0 vs. 3.0 performance under Linux.

Marek Working On More Optimizations To Mesa State Tracker

Tue, 2017-06-13 12:36
Marek Olšák at AMD has published his latest patch series: 24 patches providing further clean-ups and micro-optimizations to Gallium3D's Mesa state tracker...

Feral Is Bringing XCOM 2: War of the Chosen To Linux

Tue, 2017-06-13 12:17
Feral Interactive has announced that they will be bringing XCOM2's War of the Chosen DLC expansion to Linux and macOS...

Tropico 6 Will Debut With Linux Support Next Year

Tue, 2017-06-13 12:01
There haven't been too many interesting game announcements at E3 2017 so far this week where Linux support has been explicitly mentioned, but Tropico 6 is now confirmed for 2018 and will be supported on Linux...

Solus Ramping Up, Ikey Doherty Will Work Fulltime On The OS

Tue, 2017-06-13 11:56
The Solus Linux distribution and its Budgie desktop continue moving on strong and they've added another developer to their team while the project leader Ikey Doherty will be working on the project full-time...

Debian Installer Stretch Hits Its Final RC

Tue, 2017-06-13 11:45
In prepping for the Debian 9.0 release in a few days, developers have uploaded Debian Installer Stretch RC5 that also serves as the installer's final release candidate...

Oculus Rift CV1 Should Be Less Quirky On Linux 4.12

Tue, 2017-06-13 01:26
The Oculus Rift CV1 head mounted display should play nicer with the Linux 4.12 kernel...

macOS 10.12.5 vs. Ubuntu 17.04 vs. Clear Linux On A Mac Mini

Mon, 2017-06-12 17:12
Last week I posted some fresh macOS vs. Linux Intel OpenGL benchmarks while for those curious about the CPU performance, here are some additional benchmarks from that Mac Mini system.

Rspamd 1.6 Released With Milter & ARC Support

Mon, 2017-06-12 16:06
Rspamd 1.6 is now available as the newest version of this widely-used, open-source spam filtering software...

Linux Mint 18.2 Beta KDE & Xfce Spins Now Available

Mon, 2017-06-12 15:21
Following last week's Linux Mint 18.2 "Sonya" beta releases of the MATE and Cinnamon spins, the KDE and Xfce versions are also now available for testing...

LibreOffice 6.0 Is In Development

Mon, 2017-06-12 14:58
LibreOffice 6.0 will be the version that succeeds this summer's release of LibreOffice 5.4...