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Linux 4.12 + Mesa 17.2-dev Yields Noticeable Advantages For Radeon Gamers On Ubuntu 17.04

Wed, 2017-05-17 15:29
While Ubuntu 17.04 "Zesty Zapus" was just released one month ago, by upgrading the Linux kernel and Mesa you can already score measurable performance advantages if you are using AMD Radeon graphics. Restarting Work Porting GEGL To OpenCL

Wed, 2017-05-17 14:40
The community initiative is restarting efforts to port GEGL to OpenCL. GEGL is the library used by GIMP and other imaging applications...

NVIDIA Introduces Low-Profile GeForce GT 1030

Wed, 2017-05-17 12:31
For those looking for a low-profile, single-slot graphics card for an HTPC box or so, more of them should be hitting the market in the form of NVIDIA's new GeForce GT 1030...

Open-Source Windows: ReactOS 0.4.5 Now Available

Wed, 2017-05-17 12:26
The newest version of ReactOS is now available, the open-source operating system seeking binary compatibility with Windows...

NetBSD Looking To Improve QEMU Support

Wed, 2017-05-17 12:09
Upstream NetBSD developers are looking at dropping support for sub-optimally supported hosts/platforms if there are not maintainers willing to take over the responsibilities. As such, there's now a NetBSD volunteer looking to improve their OS support on QEMU with this being an important piece of the open-source virtualization stack...

Intel Developer BLORPs Older Hardware, May Help With Some Bugs

Wed, 2017-05-17 02:59
Intel's Mesa BLORP code has been ported to older "Gen 4" and "Gen 5" integrated graphics hardware, allowing more common code to be used going back to the i965 IGPs...

AMD Talks Up Vega Frontier Edition, Epyc, Zen 2, ThreadRipper

Wed, 2017-05-17 01:41
Today was AMD's annual Financial Analyst Day where they revealed Zen CPU and Vega GPU details...

Trying Out Ballistic Overkill On Linux With Vulkan

Tue, 2017-05-16 21:25
Aquiris Game Studio today released Ballistic Overkill with Vulkan support for this first person shooter built atop the Unity game engine. Being one of the few Linux Vulkan games at this time, I ran some quick tests with Radeon RADV and NVIDIA on Ubuntu Linux.

Ballistic Overkill Rolls Out Vulkan Support, New Anti-Aliasing Modes

Tue, 2017-05-16 19:55
Ballistic Overkill v1.3.6 has been released as the game's first post-launch update. While Ballistic Overkill 1.3.6 may not sound like a large version bump, it comes with some big changes including Vulkan support...

Wine-Staging 2.8 Improves Fake DLLs

Tue, 2017-05-16 19:43
Building off last week's Wine 2.8 release, Wine-Staging has been updated with a few extra features on top...

Intel's ANV Vulkan Driver Hooks In VK_KHR_get_surface_capabilities2 Support

Tue, 2017-05-16 19:06
Just days after the release of Vulkan 1.0.49, Intel's ANV Linux Vulkan driver developers have landed support for one of the new extensions...

GNOME Plans Switch To GitLab For Development Infrastructure

Tue, 2017-05-16 18:13
As a replacement to BugZilla and Cgit, GNOME developers are planning on a GitLab deployment for improving their development infrastructure...

More DRM Code Aligned For The Linux 4.13 Kernel

Tue, 2017-05-16 17:57
Sean Paul of Google who has been overseeing the drm-misc tree has submitted some early changes for queueing into DRM-Next that in turn will be material for Linux 4.13...

Epic's New Unreal Tournament Still Advancing, v0.1.1 Released

Tue, 2017-05-16 16:36
Epic Games continues working on their free-to-play Unreal Tournament game powered by Unreal Engine 4 and today have released version 0.1.1...

AMD Releases Optimizing C/C++ Compiler For Ryzen

Tue, 2017-05-16 15:47
Longtime Phoronix readers and AMD Linux enthusiasts probably remember the AMD Open64 compiler for past CPU launches with various compiler optimizations for AMD processors. With Open64 being dead and all the compiler rage these days about LLVM/Clang, AMD has announced the "AMD Optimizing C/C++ Compiler" (AOCC) that's based upon Clang and optimized for Ryzen/Zen processors...

Khronos Unveils OpenCL 2.2, SPIR-V 1.2, OpenCL CTS Open-Sourced

Tue, 2017-05-16 15:00
There are some exciting Khronos announcements this morning, including more open-source greatness!..

Qt 5.9 Reaches Final Beta, Release Candidate Running Bit Behind Schedule

Tue, 2017-05-16 14:47
The Qt Company has released the last planned beta for the upcoming Qt 5.9 tool-kit...

KDE's Akademy 2017 Schedule Published

Tue, 2017-05-16 14:36
The KDE organizers of this year's Akademy conference have published their schedule...

LWJGL v3.1.2 Brings OpenVR Bindings, Tiny OpenEXR

Mon, 2017-05-15 23:16
Released today was LWJGL 3.1.2, the popular Lightweight Java Game Library initiative that exposes high-performance, cross-platform libraries for game/multimedia use-cases. LWJGL continues to offer OpenGL, Vulkan, OpenCL, and other bindings with some new additions coming in this most recent release...

FreeBSD Made Progress In Q1'2017 On Linuxulator, Nearly 30k Ports

Mon, 2017-05-15 18:54
The FreeBSD team has published their quarterly status report to reflect the progress made by this open-source operating system during Q1'2017...