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NVIDIA Publishes Reference Documentation For Volta's Display Hardware

Thu, 2018-04-12 19:57
NVIDIA has today released the display hardware documentation for "GV100" Volta graphics hardware...

Mesa 17.3.9 Is Coming With About Two Dozen Fixes To End Out Mesa 17.3

Thu, 2018-04-12 16:52
Mesa 17.3.9 is expected to be released at the start of next week as the final point release for the Mesa 17.3 driver series that was introduced back in Q4'2017...

Qt 5.9.5 Released With 100+ Bug Fixes, ~450 Changes

Thu, 2018-04-12 14:09
With Qt 5.9 being a Long-Term Support series, The Qt Company continues working it into better shape and the latest refinement to it is now available in the form of Qt 5.9.5...

There Are Now More Than 2,000 Projects Referencing Vulkan On GitHub

Thu, 2018-04-12 13:49
As another milestone for the Vulkan API, as of today there are more than 2,000 projects referencing Vulkan on GitHub!..

AMDVLK's XGL Code Updated With Int16 & Shader Ballot Improvements

Thu, 2018-04-12 13:36
AMD's XGL Vulkan API layer for their "AMDVLK" driver has been updated this week with a number of enhancements...

System76 Gets On The GNOME Advisory Board

Thu, 2018-04-12 12:09
With Linux PC vendor System76 getting more involved in the open-source software game since they began developing their Ubuntu-derived Pop!_OS operating system last year, their latest step forward is joining the GNOME Advisory Board...

QEMU 2.12 Should Be Ready For Release Next Week

Thu, 2018-04-12 11:55
Barring any last minute blocker bugs from being discovered, QEMU 2.12 is expected for release next week as the latest feature update for this important piece of the Linux virtualization stack...

Libinput Getting Support For Custom Acceleration Profiles

Thu, 2018-04-12 11:40
The latest libinput hackery being worked on by Linux input expert Peter Hutterer at Red Hat is custom profile support for pointer acceleration...

Linux 4.17 Will Allow Some Systems To Lower Their Idle Power Use Up To 10%+

Wed, 2018-04-11 23:54
While last week was the main power management feature updates for the Linux 4.17 kernel merge window that included the new ACPI TAD driver, Rafael Wysocki today sent in a secondary set of feature updates and it includes a rather significant development for Linux power and performance...

Purism Begins Librem 5 Developer Docs, Using "Phosh" Wayland Shell & GNOME Apps

Wed, 2018-04-11 21:36
Purism has begun with their Librem 5 phone platform documentation as they still plan to get developer boards out this summer and ideally begin shipping the actual Linux security-minded smartphones next year...

AMD Spins The Radeon RX 500X Series For Laptops/Desktops

Wed, 2018-04-11 21:18
Following rumors the past few days, AMD officially confirmed the Radeon RX 500X series today for desktops and notebooks, but these effectively are just re-branded GPUs for OEM builders...

Wayland Gets A Meson Build System Port

Wed, 2018-04-11 18:54
Following this week's Wayland 1.15 launch, there are now patches on the floating list to add Meson build system support...

Khronos Officially Announces Its LLVM/SPIR-V Translator

Wed, 2018-04-11 16:50
The Khronos Group has officially announced the long-awaited open-source availability of their SPIRV-LLVM-Translator that allows the bi-directional translation of SPIR-V and LLVM IR...

NVIDIA 396.18 Linux Benchmarks, Testing Their New Vulkan SPIR-V Compiler

Wed, 2018-04-11 16:00
Yesterday NVIDIA released their first 396 Linux driver beta in the form of the 396.18 release and its biggest addition is a new Vulkan SPIR-V compiler to replace the compiler that's been hobbled together since the Vulkan 1.0 debut. Here are some fresh NVIDIA Vulkan Linux benchmarks and more on this new SPIR-V compiler.

More GNOME Performance Improvements Are On The Way

Wed, 2018-04-11 14:25
While it unfortunately didn't happen in time for last month's GNOME 3.28 release, there are more performance improvements en route...

GIMP Punts Painting Off To Separate Thread

Wed, 2018-04-11 12:19
As a long overdue move, the GIMP image manipulation program now has support for moving the painting process off to a separate CPU thread...

Igalia Preps 16-bit Integer Support For Intel's Vulkan Driver

Wed, 2018-04-11 11:56
Igalia developers have been working on shaderInt16 support Intel's open-source "ANV" Vulkan driver to provide 16-bit integer support...

Plymouth Adds Device Rotation Support

Wed, 2018-04-11 11:43
Commits these days to Plymouth are fairly rare with this Red Hat developed project seeing its first commits of 2018 yesterday...

X.Org Server 1.20 RC4 Released, EGLStreams For XWayland Might Still Land

Wed, 2018-04-11 08:08
On Tuesday a new X.Org Server 1.20 release candidate was issued by Red Hat's Adam Jackson for this prolonged development cycle now stretching well more than one and a half years...

GRUB Boot-Loader Picks Up Support For F2FS File-System

Wed, 2018-04-11 06:02
The GRUB2 boot-loader now has support for the Flash-Friendly File-System so it can boot to systems formatted with F2FS as the root file-system...