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MirAL 1.2 Released: Mir's Abstraction Layer

Thu, 2017-02-16 18:49
Alan Griffiths of Canonical has announced the release of MirAL 1.2 for Ubuntu 17.04 and the Ubuntu Stable Phone Overlay...

OpenSSL Hit By New High Severity Security Issue

Thu, 2017-02-16 18:06
OpenSSL has been hit by another "high" severity security vulnerability...

PTS 7.0 M4 Released With SVG Graph Optimizations, More CLI Interface Tweaks

Thu, 2017-02-16 15:28
The fourth development milestone release of Phoronix Test Suite 7.0 "Ringsaker" is now available for your open-source benchmarking needs...

A Few Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu Linux OpenGL Benchmarks With A Core i7 7700K

Thu, 2017-02-16 14:46
This week I've published Windows 10 vs. Linux NVIDIA gaming benchmarks and a Radeon Software Windows 10 vs. RadeonSI/RADV Linux comparison with a variety of interesting games. For this third article on the topic of Windows 10 vs. Linux performance are a few Intel HD Graphics 630 benchmark results.

Happy First Birthday Vulkan!

Thu, 2017-02-16 12:33
Happy Birthday Vulkan!..

GRUB 2.02 Is Still Coming Along With Many Features, Even Morse Code Output

Thu, 2017-02-16 12:20
The first release candidate to GRUB 2.02 was quietly released at the beginning of the month. GRUB 2.02 is going to be a sizable feature update with it already having been five years since the current stable version, GRUB 2.00...

GNOME Shell & Mutter Up To 3.24 Beta State

Thu, 2017-02-16 06:53
GNOME Shell 3.23.90 and Mutter 3.23.90 are now available for testing, which represents the component's release for the GNOME 3.24 beta...

QXL DRM Driver Picks Up Atomic Mode-Setting Support

Thu, 2017-02-16 06:04
Gabriel Krisman Bertazi of Collabora has published a set of 14 patches today for implementing atomic mode-setting support within the QXL DRM driver...

MPV 0.24 Media Player Adds Experimental Stream Recording, X11 Pseudo HiDPI Scaling

Thu, 2017-02-16 02:26
MPV Player, the popular fork of MPlayer/MPlayer2, is out this week with a significant feature update...

Intel Goes Ahead & Drops i915 Driver From OpenGL 2.1 To 1.4 By Default

Thu, 2017-02-16 01:21
Intel Linux developers have partially reverted Mesa work done years ago to drop the default OpenGL behavior with the older i915 driver from exposing OpenGL 2.0+ support to now only having OpenGL 1.4 out-of-the-box...

GNOME Maps 3.24 To Support Transit Routing

Wed, 2017-02-15 22:47
GNOME Maps has become a much more viable piece of software with transit routing support having landed in Git master...

HHVM 3.18 Released With Garbage Collection Options, Ubuntu 16.10 Support

Wed, 2017-02-15 22:12
Facebook's team working on HHVM, their high-performance implementation of PHP and also what's used by their Hack language, is now up to version 3.18...

Radeon Windows 10 vs. Linux RadeonSI/RADV Gaming Performance

Wed, 2017-02-15 18:00
On Monday I published a Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu Linux gaming performance comparison with NVIDIA GeForce graphics while today the tables have turned and is a Windows vs. Linux gaming benchmark battle with AMD Radeon graphics.

Unreal Engine 4.15 Released: Improved Vulkan Support

Wed, 2017-02-15 17:44
Epic Games announced the release this morning of Unreal Engine 4.15...

Futhark: A Pure, Functional Language For GPU Computing

Wed, 2017-02-15 13:47
Futhark was presented earlier this month at FOSDEM as a "purely functional array language" with its compiler able to "efficiently generate high-performance GPU code."..

FreeBSD 12 Looking At Dropping SVR4 Binary Compatibility

Wed, 2017-02-15 12:40
FreeBSD has long had a SVR4 (System V Release 4) compatibility layer, but FreeBSD 12 will likely do away with this support...

Flatpak 0.8.3 Released, Can Now Work With NVIDIA's Linux Driver

Wed, 2017-02-15 12:25
With the release of Flatpak 0.8.3, this open-source sandboxing tech is a bit more suited for Linux gaming...

It's Now Easier Trying Firefox Wayland Support On Arch Linux & Flatpak Distributions

Wed, 2017-02-15 04:00
A Phoronix reader has taken to improving the situation around being able to deploy Mozilla's Firefox web-browser natively on Wayland, particularly for Arch Linux distributions as well as those distributions supporting both Wayland and Flatpak...

Wayland 1.13 RC1, Weston 2.0 RC1 Released

Wed, 2017-02-15 01:51
Bryce Harrington today announced the Wayland 1.13 Release Candidate along with the Weston 2.0 Release Candidate in hoping to push out these Wayland feature updates next week...

Intel's ANV Vulkan Driver Gets An Important Performance Fix For Broadwell

Tue, 2017-02-14 23:30
If you are using Intel Broadwell graphics with Mesa's ANV Vulkan driver, the performance should be better for Dota 2 and potentially other workloads...