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Vulkan 1.0.54 Lands In Mesa For Intel ANV, Some RADV Extensions

Sat, 2017-07-15 18:22
It's fabulous to see how promptly the Mesa Vulkan drivers are receiving support for new extensions...

UBIFS Gets Statx Support, Better Encryption In Linux 4.13

Sat, 2017-07-15 16:52
The Linux 4.13 kernel changes for the UBIFS file-system have been submitted...

The Regressed State Of KDE Plasma On Wayland, But Things Should Get Better

Sat, 2017-07-15 16:40
KWin maintainer Martin Gräßlin has written a blog post explaining the issues they've run into with KDE Plasma on Wayland and how changes to Qt have set them back months in their Wayland session support...

It Looks Like Intel Could Begin Pushing Graphics Tech More Seriously

Sat, 2017-07-15 14:01
It looks like with the next few generations of Intel processors, they will be coming with more serious graphics upgrades...

FreeBSD 11.1 RC3 Released As The Final Build Is Near

Sat, 2017-07-15 13:44
FreeBSD 11.1 remains on track for releasing later this month...

Linux 4.13 Thermal Management Sees Some Improvements For CPU_Cooling

Sat, 2017-07-15 13:32
The thermal management updates have landed in the Linux 4.13 code-base...

Mesa 17.1.5 Brings More Fixes To Open-Source GPU Driver Users

Sat, 2017-07-15 04:19
Andres Gomez of Igalias has announced Mesa 17.1.5 as the newest point release to the current Mesa 3D stable series...

Ubuntu 17.10: Continued Work On VA-API, Switching To GDM

Fri, 2017-07-14 22:12
Will Cooke of Canonical has posted the latest weekly status update concerning happenings for the desktop on Ubuntu 17.10...

System76 Might Make Their Own OS Installer, Will Ship Automatic Firmware Updates

Fri, 2017-07-14 21:26
Linux laptop vendor System76 has provided a status update on their activities around their Pop!_OS Linux distribution...

The KDE Components Not Yet Ported To KDE Frameworks 5

Fri, 2017-07-14 18:28
With the beta of KDE Applications 17.08 due next week, which is the last cycle where Qt4/kdelibs4-dependent components are still permitted, KDE developer Christoph Feck has generated a list of KDE software not yet ported over to Qt5/KF5...

GCC Tacks On Support For The ARM Cortex-R52

Fri, 2017-07-14 18:15
With the work laid earlier this month by GCC picking up ARMv8-R support, the Cortex-R52 is now supported by mainline GCC as the first ARMv8-R processor...

Toshiba XG3 NVMe SSD Linux Performance

Fri, 2017-07-14 15:34
If you are looking for a low-cost NVMe M.2 SSD, the Toshiba XG3 is moderately priced and offers decent performance under Linux.

Codeplay & Google Release Tool To Compile OpenCL C To Vulkan

Fri, 2017-07-14 14:58
Google and Codeplay have developed a new open-source tool for compiling OpenCL C code to Vulkan compute shaders...

Changes That You Won't Find In Linux 4.13

Fri, 2017-07-14 13:17
The Linux 4.13 merge window is nearing the end and while there is a lot of new features/changes, there is some functionality that you won't find in this next version of the upstream Linux kernel...

DRI3 v1.1 Revised For Modifiers And Multi-Plane Support

Fri, 2017-07-14 12:17
Louis-Francis Ratté-Boulianne of Collabora has sent out his second version of patches for DRI3 v1.1, the first significant update to the Direct Rendering Infrastructure 3...

Ioquake3 Gets A Cross-Platform Auto-Updater

Fri, 2017-07-14 12:07
It will now be easier for games making use of the open-source ioquake3 game engine to remain up-to-date thanks to a cross-platform, auto-updater written by Ryan "Icculus" Gordon...

Intel's Linux Driver Team Jumps On Vulkan 1.0.54 Changes

Fri, 2017-07-14 03:41
While the Intel Linux OpenGL driver had been slow to adapt to new versions of the specification from The Khronos Group, times have changed and with the Vulkan API they are doing a darn fine job in keeping up with the latest revisions to the specification...

Git 2.14 Starts Getting Aligned For Release

Fri, 2017-07-14 02:25
Junio Hamano has today announced the first preview release of Git 2.14 version control system in the form of Git 2.14-rc0...

Fedora Planning To Make NVIDIA Driver Easier, Full HDR Support On Linux

Thu, 2017-07-13 22:16
With the fantastic Fedora 26 release out the door, Red Hat's Christian Schaller has recapped some of the highlights during the Fedora 26 development and a look ahead...

NVIDIA Releases 381.26.08 Vulkan Beta Driver With New Extensions

Thu, 2017-07-13 22:00
NVIDIA has once again managed a same-day driver update for matching a new Vulkan release...