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Linux Impacted By Information Leak & Remote Code Execution Via Bluetooth

Tue, 2017-09-12 21:38
Armis Labs has gone public today with "Bluebourne", an IoT-focused attack vector via Bluetooth. This Bluetooth attack does not require the targeted device to even be paired with the attacker or on discoverable mode, making it more frightening...

A Quick EXT4 Run With Linux 4.14 Git

Tue, 2017-09-12 19:08
After the Linux 4.14 merge window is over, I'll begin with a lot of fresh Linux kernel benchmarks from this in-development release. But I/O and EXT4 changes already have me running some preliminary tests...

KGraphViewer Brought To KDE Frameworks 5, Qt 5

Tue, 2017-09-12 18:32
For those relying upon KGraphViewer as a Graphviz dot graph viewer, it's the latest package ported to Qt5 and KDE Frameworks 5...

Red Hat Is Looking For Another Developer To Work On Open-Source AMD Graphics

Tue, 2017-09-12 17:28
Red Hat is looking for another senior software engineer to join their Desktop Graphics Team where in particular they will be working on the open-source Radeon support, including Vulkan and compute...

GCC 8 Might Pursue Better, More Modern Default Options

Tue, 2017-09-12 16:43
Motivated by the 2017 GNU Tools Cauldron, an ARM developer is looking for feedback on improving the options enabled by default for the GCC 8 compiler...

Better Hang Detection For The RADV Vulkan Driver

Tue, 2017-09-12 14:32
Samuel Pitoiset of Valve's latest work on the open-source Radeon driver stack has been figuring out better GPU hang detection for the RADV Vulkan driver...

Apple Will Talk About Its GPU Compiler & More At LLVM 2017 Meeting

Tue, 2017-09-12 14:20
The LLVM Foundation has announced their program for the 2017 US Developers' Meeting...

VK_EXT_debug_report Lands For Intel's Vulkan Driver

Tue, 2017-09-12 12:11
Intel's open-source ANV Vulkan driver now supports the VK_EXT_debug_report extension...

HAMMER2 Now Available From DragonFlyBSD Installer

Tue, 2017-09-12 11:59
Matthew Dillon has been very busy the past few weeks getting his HAMMER2 file-system ready for an experimental debut in the next DragonFlyBSD release...

digiKam 5.7 Released With Print Creator & Email Sending Support

Tue, 2017-09-12 11:52
For fans of the Qt-powered Digikam photo management software, the 5.7 release is out today with many bug fixes and underlying improvements along with some new user features...

AMDGPU DC Display Code Tacks On Another 28 Patches

Tue, 2017-09-12 01:50
The big undertaking of the rewriting/modernizing of the AMDGPU DRM driver's display code stack has out now another 28 patches...

Emacs 25.3 Released To Fix A Security Vulnerability Of Malicious Lisp Scripts

Tue, 2017-09-12 01:37
Emacs 25.3 is now available, but it doesn't offer major new features, rather it fixes a security vulnerability...

LibreOffice Gets Flicker-Free OpenGL Transitions

Mon, 2017-09-11 23:36
Caolán McNamara's hacking around GTK3 support in LibreOffice continues. This time, he's managed flicker-free OpenGL transitions...

RadeonSI/AMDGPU Switches Over To New Command Submission API

Mon, 2017-09-11 18:04
Landing today within Mesa Git is a switchover for the AMDGPU winsys layer to using the new command submission (CS) API...

GNOME 3.26: Wayland vs. X.Org Performance - Boot Times, Power Use, Memory Use & Gaming

Mon, 2017-09-11 17:18
While testing out the near-final GNOME 3.26 this weekend I also ran some benchmarks of it comparing the boot time, memory use, power consumption, and gaming performance when comparing GNOME Shell / Mutter running on Wayland and then an X.Org session.

Meson+Ninja Showing Speedy Build Results For Shotwell

Mon, 2017-09-11 15:55
The Shotwell GNOME photo manager is among the components that added Meson build system support for the GNOME 3.26 cycle...

GTK4's Vulkan Support Continues Maturing

Mon, 2017-09-11 14:37
One of the questions that came up following our GNOME 3.26 feature overview was how GTK4's Vulkan renderer is coming along...

Phoronix Test Suite 7.4 M4 Released As "Tynset" Nears Final

Mon, 2017-09-11 12:31
The last planned test/development release of Phoronix Test Suite 7.4-Tynset is now available ahead of the planned stable release in the days to come...

Squeezing More Juice Out Of Gentoo With Graphite, LTO Optimizations

Mon, 2017-09-11 12:14
Developer Shane Peelar has come up with a Gentoo Portage configuration for building out the distribution with aggressive compiler optimizations in the name of performance...

WebKitGTK+ 2.18.0 Brings WebDriver Support, Remote Inspector & Kinetic Scrolling

Mon, 2017-09-11 12:03
Adding to the new features of GNOME 3.26 are many additions found within WebKitGTK+ 2.18, the GNOME port of the WebKit rendering engine used by Epiphany and other GNOME web projects...