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Additional P-State Change For Linux 4.9 May Boost Intel Atom Performance

Fri, 2016-10-14 18:54
Rafael Wysocki sent in a secondary pull request today of more power management updates for the Linux 4.9 kernel...

Nouveau Linux 4.8 + Mesa 12.1-dev vs. NVIDIA OpenGL Performance

Fri, 2016-10-14 15:48
It's been a while since last delivering any open-source NVIDIA (Nouveau) Gallium3D driver benchmarks but for your viewing pleasure this Friday are some fresh Kepler and Maxwell test results for this reverse-engineered NVIDIA Linux driver code against the proprietary NVIDIA driver in various OpenGL test cases.

SQLite 3.15 Reduces CPU Usage, Adds Support For Row Values (Vectors)

Fri, 2016-10-14 15:19
SQLite 3.15.0 is now available as the latest feature release of this widely-used, embed-able SQL database library...

Mesa Development Has Gone Wild This Year

Fri, 2016-10-14 13:09
Mesa 3D development has been exciting this year with seeing OpenGL 4.3 support in Mesa 12.0 and the next Mesa release having OpenGL 4.4 and 4.5 support (pending the passing of the Khronos CTS conformance), which has meant a lot of new code going into Mesa. Aside from modernizing the OpenGL 4.x support by these open-source drivers, there's been the addition of the Intel and Radeon Vulkan drivers and much more...

Outreachy Deadlines Are Due Next Week For Winter Open-Source Internships

Fri, 2016-10-14 12:47
For women and other select groups, the GNOME Outreachy Winter 2016 internship program has its application deadline due next week for those wishing to get involved in open-source / free software development...

GCC 7 & Clang Are Nearing Full C++1z/C++17 Support

Fri, 2016-10-14 12:40
While C++17 hasn't even been officially released yet, this specification also known as C++1z, has nearly all of the expected features implemented in the GCC 7 and Clang compiler releases...

KDE's 20th Birthday Celebrated By Re-Releasing KDE 1

Fri, 2016-10-14 04:13
The 14th of October marks the KDE project's 20th birthday! In celebration, the last KDE 1.x release has been re-released with compatibility for the latest Linux distributions...

Valve Uses Kubuntu For Demonstrating Linux VR With The HTC Vive

Fri, 2016-10-14 04:01
Coming out of the second and final day of Steam Dev Days 2016 are some photos on Twitter from Valve's Linux VR demonstration...

Another Fun Day In Mesa Git: RADV, NVC0, RadeonSI

Thu, 2016-10-13 23:39
With the Mesa 13.0 feature freeze expected to happen before the weekend, it's been another exciting day in the Git development tree of landing last-minute features for next month's Mesa release...

PocketCHIP Shipping In Mass Next Month - Makes Fun $69 Debian Linux Handheld

Thu, 2016-10-13 19:00
It's been a few months since Next Thing Co's C.H.I.P. computer was successfully funded on Kickstarter as "the world's first $9 computer" along with the PocketCHIP, a C.H.I.P. powered, battery-backed handheld with physical keyboard. Next Thing Co shipped to their backers over the summer whole in November they expects to begin shipping mass production orders on the CHIP and PocketCHIP. Over the past few weeks I've been playing with these low-cost ARM devices.

Trying Out Ubuntu GNOME 16.10, Wayland Session Not So Great

Thu, 2016-10-13 18:04
With today's Ubuntu 16.10 release one of the exciting spins we've been looking forward to is Ubuntu GNOME 16.10, which has an experimental Wayland session available but is not the default. I spent a few minutes trying out Ubuntu GNOME 16.10 this morning...

Google Releases Chrome 54 Web-Browser

Thu, 2016-10-13 15:23
Besides Ubuntu 16.10 being released today and it being the second day of Steam Dev Days 2016, also exciting for today is the release of the Chrome/Chromium 54 web-browser release...

Ubuntu 16.10 Officially Released

Thu, 2016-10-13 15:11
Ubuntu 16.10 "Yakkety Yak" is now officially available as the latest version of this popular Linux distribution...

OpenSUSE Tumbleweed Lands Wayland 1.12, Qt 5.7

Thu, 2016-10-13 14:28
There are a number of exciting package updates for the openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling-release Linux distribution...

UBIFS Supports OverlayFS In Linux 4.9, Readying UBI For MLC Support

Thu, 2016-10-13 13:13
The UBI/UBIFS pull request for the Linux 4.9 kernel for those interested in the Unsorted Block Image tech on Linux...

OpenWrt Summit 2016 Happened Today, Here Are The Videos/Slides

Thu, 2016-10-13 12:40
The OpenWrt Summit took place today in Berlin. For those that weren't able to make the event or unaware of it but interested in Linux networking, the slides and videos are now available...

KThread Improvements Coming To Linux 4.9

Thu, 2016-10-13 12:36
Andrew Morton's pull request for Linux 4.9 has landed some improvements for kernel threads...

Steam Dev Days: VR, VR, VR; Valve Looking To Contract Mesa Developers For AMD Work

Thu, 2016-10-13 12:17
For those not paying attention to the #SteamDevDays tweets from the many developers at the Seattle event, the first day of Valve's 2016 conference appears to have been a huge success and the overall focus was on VR...

By Luck, Marek Discovers A "Serious Performance Fix" For RadeonSI

Wed, 2016-10-12 23:47
Marek Olšák, the prolific longtime contributor to Mesa and AMD developer, published a patch today with a big performance improvement that he says has been discovered by luck...