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Vulkan Cracks 2,500 Projects On GitHub

Sun, 2018-10-14 14:55
After cracking 2,000 projects referencing Vulkan on GitHub earlier this year, this week it passed the milestone of having more than 2,500 projects...

Wine-Staging 3.18 Released With Some New Patches While Other Code Got Upstreamed

Sun, 2018-10-14 13:08
It has been a very exciting weekend for Linux gamers relying upon Wine for running Windows titles under Linux... There was the routine bi-weekly Wine 3.18 development release on Friday but yesterday brought transform feedback to Vulkan and in turn Stream Output to DXVK to fix up a number of D3D11 games. Today is now the Wine-Staging 3.18 release...

You Can Help Ubuntu This Weekend Test The Near-Final Cosmic Cuttlefish

Sun, 2018-10-14 12:55
If all goes well, the Ubuntu 18.10 "Cosmic Cuttlefish" release will happen on 18 October but for that to happen they could use your help this weekend testing their release candidate spins...

KDE Will Now Safely Spin Down External Hard Drives When Unmounting

Sun, 2018-10-14 12:40
Fixing a seven year old bug since the KDE4 days, KDE will now spin down external hard drives unmounting the drives to help stave off possible data loss / corruption...

DXVK 0.90 Released With Stream Output, Several Game Fixes

Sat, 2018-10-13 16:55
Hot off merging transform feedback into DXVK for supporting Direct3D 11 Stream Output, Philip Rebohle released DXVK 0.90...

NVIDIA 396.54.09 Vulkan Driver Released With Transform Feedback, Intel ANV Gets TF Too

Sat, 2018-10-13 16:15
Today is certainly a very exciting day in the Vulkan space...

GCC9 Lands Initial C++ Networking TS Implementation

Sat, 2018-10-13 15:22
The GCC9 compiler code as of Friday has an initial implementation of the C++ networking technical specification...

DXVK Already Lands Vulkan Transform Feedback Support, RADV Posts Patches

Sat, 2018-10-13 15:03
With the newly-announced Vulkan 1.1.88 that brings VK_EXT_transform_feedback, the DXVK Direct3D-on-Vulkan layer has already implemented the transform feedback support...

Vulkan 1.1.88 Released With Transform Feedback As A Big Win For VKD3D / DXVK

Sat, 2018-10-13 14:36
Vulkan 1.1.88 is out this morning and it's an exciting Vulkan update. Say hello to Vulkan transform feedback!..

LibreOffice Lands More Qt5 Integration Improvements, LXQt Support

Sat, 2018-10-13 14:25
Recently there's been more improvements for LibreOffice with its Qt5 integration to allow this open-source office suite to jive better with Qt5-based desktops like KDE Plasma and now LXQt...

Intel's Vulkan Driver Is Working On A NIR Cache

Sat, 2018-10-13 12:16
As a possible performance win, Jason Ekstrand as the lead developer of the Intel ANV open-source Vulkan driver has been developing a NIR cache...

Wine 3.18 Brings FreeType Subpixel Font Rendering, Wine Console DPI Scaling

Sat, 2018-10-13 02:41
A new bi-weekly Wine development release is out for those wanting to try the latest Windows gaming on Linux experience (outside of Steam Play / Proton) or running other Windows applications on Linux and other operating systems...

Ubuntu Touch OTA-5 Is Being Prepped With New Browser, Qt Auto Scaling

Fri, 2018-10-12 21:26
The UBports community that continues to maintain Ubuntu Touch for a range of mobile devices will soon be rolling out Ubuntu Touch OTA-5...

A Look At The Windows 10 October 2018 Update Performance With WSL

Fri, 2018-10-12 16:55
As the first of our Linux vs. Windows benchmarks coming around Microsoft's Windows 10 October 2018 Update, today we are exploring the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) performance to see if they have finally managed to improve the I/O performance for this Linux binary compatibility layer and how the WSL performs compared to Ubuntu and Clear Linux.

MidnightBSD 1.0 Is Ready To Shine With ZFS Support, Ryzen Compatibility

Fri, 2018-10-12 15:51
Especially with TrueOS once again taking a new direction, one of the few current BSDs focused on a great desktop experience is MidnightBSD that is about to mark its 1.0 release...

Intel Whiskey Lake Support Formally Added To Mesa 18.3

Fri, 2018-10-12 14:06
The recently posted patch for Intel Whiskey Lake support in Mesa has now been merged for Mesa 18.3...

GCC 6.5 Is Being Prepared As The Last GCC6 Compiler Release

Fri, 2018-10-12 13:07
Version 6.5 of the GNU Compiler Collection will soon be released to end out the GCC6 series...

La Frite: A Libre ARM SBC For $5, 10x Faster Than The Raspberry Pi Zero

Fri, 2018-10-12 12:21
The folks at the Libre Computer Project who have successfully released the Tritium, Le Potato, and other ARM SBCs while being as open-source friendly as possible have now announced La Frite...

Ubuntu's Bring-Up Of NVIDIA's Driver With Mir Continues

Fri, 2018-10-12 11:19
The Ubuntu developers continuing to work on the Mir display server stack have made headway in their NVIDIA driver enablement effort...

GNOME 3.31.1 Released As The First Step Towards GNOME 3.32

Fri, 2018-10-12 11:00
GNOME 3.31.1 was released on Thursday as the first step towards the GNOME 3.32 desktop update due out in March...