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A Number Of Improvements Coming To GNOME Builder 3.26

Fri, 2017-05-19 12:34
GNOME Builder, the GNOME-focused integrated development environment, will be picking up some more features this cycle...

ThinkPad T430 Ported To Mainline Coreboot

Fri, 2017-05-19 12:22
The Lenovo ThinkPad T430 laptop is now supported by mainline Coreboot Git...

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III Coming To Linux Next Month

Fri, 2017-05-19 12:11
Feral Interactive has revealed their latest Linux game port: Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III and it will be released next month...

OpenShot 2.3.3 Fixes Many Stability Issues

Fri, 2017-05-19 11:58
Just one week after OpenShot 2.3.2 is now a new point release to this open-source non-linear video editor...

Trying The LLVM SI Machine Instruction Scheduler With Mesa 17.2 + LLVM 5.0

Fri, 2017-05-19 02:38
A Phoronix reader was recently making comments about the LLVM SI Machine Instruction Scheduler "sisched", so I decided to run some fresh benchmarks of this opt-in feature for RadeonSI Gallium3D...

Radeon's ROCm 1.5 OpenCL Support Is Working Out Better

Thu, 2017-05-18 20:26
With the recent release of ROCm 1.5 followed by the ROCm OpenCL runtime finally being open-sourced, here are some fresh OpenCL benchmarks of this newer Radeon graphics compute stack.

GLAMOR Updates Land In The X.Org Server, OpenGL ES Fallback

Thu, 2017-05-18 18:29
Eric Anholt has landed some GLAMOR 2D acceleration improvements in the X.Org Server...

PostgreSQL 10 Enters Beta

Thu, 2017-05-18 16:16
The first beta release of the PostgreSQL 10 database server is now available for testing...

Core i7 7700K vs. Ryzen 7 1800X With Ubuntu 17.04 + Linux 4.12

Thu, 2017-05-18 16:00
Given the recent BIOS improvements for Ryzen and the ever-advancing state of Linux and components like Mesa (although no recent Ryzen-specific work), here are some fresh tests of the current high-end Ryzen 7 1800X compared to an Intel Core i7 7700K on Ubuntu 17.04 with Linux 4.12 and Mesa 17.2-dev.

UBports Continues Plotting To Keep Ubuntu Touch Alive

Thu, 2017-05-18 15:11
The UBports developers continue firming up plans for their fork of Ubuntu Touch following the news last month of dropping Unity 8 / Ubuntu Touch...

FLANG: NVIDIA Brings Fortran To LLVM

Thu, 2017-05-18 14:38
Flang is to Fortran as Clang is to C/C++...

Better KWin Wayland HiDPI Support Still Baking

Thu, 2017-05-18 13:25
KDE developer David Edmundson has shared a bit of an update regarding KDE's Wayland high DPI handling, particularly for multi-monitor setups...

LibreOffice 5.4 Beta 1 Tagged, LibreOffice 5.5 On Main

Thu, 2017-05-18 13:19
LibreOffice 5.4 Beta 1 has been tagged in Git while the v5.4 code has now been branched with the Git master code-base switching over to 5.5...

AMD Developer Posts More Patches For RADV

Thu, 2017-05-18 12:29
The state of the open-source RADV Vulkan driver remains rather murky with it not officially being supported by AMD while the company continues to back its still-proprietary multi-platform Vulkan driver with no signs of when it may be open-sourced, but an AMD developer posted some fresh RADV patches today...

OpenSUSE Tumbleweed Rolls In Linux 4.11, KDE Applications 17.04

Thu, 2017-05-18 12:19
For those using the openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling-release distribution but haven't upgraded in a while, many new/updated packages are now available...

Android Studio 3.0 Preview Release: Kotlin, Java 8 Features

Wed, 2017-05-17 23:56
Some additional Android news from Google I/O 2017 is the first preview (Canary 1) release of the Android Studio 3.0 integrated development environment...

Android O Developer Preview 2 Released, Android Go Announced

Wed, 2017-05-17 21:15
To no surprise, there's plenty of Android news at Google's I/O 2017 conference that kicked off today...

Mesa 17.1 Now Available On Ubuntu 16.04/17.04 Via X-Updates

Wed, 2017-05-17 20:24
If you want the Mesa 17.1 graphics driver stack in a semi-official manner on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or 17.04 Zesty, X-Updates has been updated to this new stable release of Mesa that features many exciting changes...

MSI's Latest BIOS Updates Working Well For Ryzen

Wed, 2017-05-17 20:15
It's been a few weeks since last trying out the latest BIOS updates on my two AMD Ryzen Linux systems, but the latest releases on these MSI motherboards are indeed an improvement...

PasVulkan: Now You Can Make Use Of Vulkan In Object Pascal

Wed, 2017-05-17 19:35
In our never-ending quest of exploring the interesting -- and ever-growing -- number of Vulkan projects on GitHub, one seeing a fair amount of work is the relatively unheard of PasVulkan...