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Football Manager 2018 Now Available With Linux Support

Fri, 2017-11-10 16:29
November is off to a good start for Linux gaming with Feral's port of F1 2017, Croteam releasing Serious Sam 3 VR: BFE, and now the debut of Football Manager 2018...

FreeCS: Aiming For An Open-Source Counter-Strike Implementation

Fri, 2017-11-10 15:22
The latest open-source game project working on an open-source engine re-implementation of a popular game is FreeCS that is aiming to be a free software re-implementation of Counter-Strike...

GNU Time 1.8 Rolls Out Some Improvements

Fri, 2017-11-10 14:24
A new version of time is now available...

Serious Sam 3 VR: BFE Provides More Steam VR Linux Gaming Fun

Fri, 2017-11-10 14:18
On Thursday Croteam released Serious Sam 3 VR: BFE as the newest SteamVR title for Windows and Linux...

Geometry Shader Support For RadeonSI's NIR Back-End

Fri, 2017-11-10 12:27
AMD this year has been developing a NIR back-end for the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver in part for supporting the ARB_gl_spirv extension in being able to re-use/share some code with the RADV Vulkan driver that obviously already deals with SPIR-V and relies on NIR for its intermediate representation. Now support for geometry shaders is coming to RadeonSI NIR...

NetworkManager 1.9.90 Adds OpenVSwitch & WPS Connection Support

Fri, 2017-11-10 12:16
NetworkManager 1.9.90 was quietly released last week as the release candidate in preparation for the upcoming NetworkManager 1.10 stable release...

SoundWire Subsystem Revised For The Linux Kernel

Fri, 2017-11-10 12:06
SoundWire is being proposed again for being introduced to the Linux kernel as a new soundsystem...

Lizard: Yet Another Compression Algorithm Joins The Party

Fri, 2017-11-10 11:47
Lizard was previously developed as LZ5 and is a lossless compression algorithm that yields a compression ratio similar to zip/zlib/Zstd/Brotli but at very fast decompression speeds...

OpenGL Atomic Counters Land For R600 Gallium3D

Fri, 2017-11-10 11:37
Support for atomic counters have landed within the R600 Gallium3D driver that continues to be used by pre-GCN graphics cards from the Radeon HD 2000 series through the Radeon HD 6000 series...

Fedora 27 Is Cleared For Release Next Week

Thu, 2017-11-09 22:39
Following a few days, Fedora 27 is cleared to ship next week...

Valve Rolls Out A Rare Update To SteamOS Brewmaster

Thu, 2017-11-09 22:23
Valve at least is continuing to maintain the Debian-based SteamOS for the short-lived Steam Machines, but their updates are hardly exciting...

73 More Post-4.15 Patches For AMDGPU DC Display Code

Thu, 2017-11-09 21:13
Another patch bomb from AMD landed today with 73 more AMDGPU DC display code changes...

Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Mini Is A Powerful Yet Small Graphics Card

Thu, 2017-11-09 17:38
Earlier this week I delivered the first NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Linux benchmarks where we even found this new GPU generally outperforming the Radeon RX Vega 64 with the current NVIDIA/AMD Linux graphics drivers. That testing was done with the Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Mini (ZT-P10710G-10P) while in this article are some more benchmarks and findings from graphics card that is one of the most powerful for its size.

PostgreSQL 10.1 Released

Thu, 2017-11-09 15:39
PostgreSQL 10.1 is now available as the first update over the recently released PostgreSQL 10...

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Might End Up Redoing The System Sounds

Thu, 2017-11-09 15:19
The latest in the development of the "Bionic Beaver" is that new system sounds might come to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS...

Sway 0.15 Wayland Compositor Released With Raspberry Pi Support, Improved Clipboard

Thu, 2017-11-09 15:05
Sway, the i3-compatible Wayland compositor from SirCmpwn, is out with the last pre-1.0 release...

Intel Mesa Driver Restores Support For SuperTuxKart, Adds EGL_KHR_gl_colorspace

Thu, 2017-11-09 14:56
The Intel i965 Mesa OpenGL driver has restored support for the SuperTuxKart open-source Tux-themed racing game...

Some Basic macOS 10.13 vs. Ubuntu 17.10 OpenGL Gaming Tests

Thu, 2017-11-09 12:35
Following last week's F1 2017 launch for Linux which is making use of the Vulkan graphics API on Linux and Metal API on macOS, originally I set out to compare the macOS vs. Linux performance, but that didn't go quite as planned due to MacBook Pro woes. But here are some other OpenGL game tests between macOS and Ubuntu 17.10 Linux.

Intel Mesa Driver Shows Support For OpenGL Games To Set/Get Their Own NIR

Thu, 2017-11-09 11:57
Via ARB_get_program_binary Intel is working on allowing programs to retrieve or load their own NIR representation...

UVD Video Decode Patches For AMDGPU With GCN 1.0 / Southern Islands

Thu, 2017-11-09 11:46
One of the missing features if you are using a GCN 1.0 "Southern Islands" graphics card and want to use the AMDGPU DRM driver rather than Radeon DRM is that UVD video decoding is currently unsupported. But there's new patches to fix that...