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AMD Releases Optimizing C/C++ Compiler For Ryzen

Tue, 2017-05-16 15:47
Longtime Phoronix readers and AMD Linux enthusiasts probably remember the AMD Open64 compiler for past CPU launches with various compiler optimizations for AMD processors. With Open64 being dead and all the compiler rage these days about LLVM/Clang, AMD has announced the "AMD Optimizing C/C++ Compiler" (AOCC) that's based upon Clang and optimized for Ryzen/Zen processors...

Khronos Unveils OpenCL 2.2, SPIR-V 1.2, OpenCL CTS Open-Sourced

Tue, 2017-05-16 15:00
There are some exciting Khronos announcements this morning, including more open-source greatness!..

Qt 5.9 Reaches Final Beta, Release Candidate Running Bit Behind Schedule

Tue, 2017-05-16 14:47
The Qt Company has released the last planned beta for the upcoming Qt 5.9 tool-kit...

KDE's Akademy 2017 Schedule Published

Tue, 2017-05-16 14:36
The KDE organizers of this year's Akademy conference have published their schedule...

LWJGL v3.1.2 Brings OpenVR Bindings, Tiny OpenEXR

Mon, 2017-05-15 23:16
Released today was LWJGL 3.1.2, the popular Lightweight Java Game Library initiative that exposes high-performance, cross-platform libraries for game/multimedia use-cases. LWJGL continues to offer OpenGL, Vulkan, OpenCL, and other bindings with some new additions coming in this most recent release...

FreeBSD Made Progress In Q1'2017 On Linuxulator, Nearly 30k Ports

Mon, 2017-05-15 18:54
The FreeBSD team has published their quarterly status report to reflect the progress made by this open-source operating system during Q1'2017...

Ardour 5.9 Digital Audio Workstation Released

Mon, 2017-05-15 17:57
Ardour 5.9 is now available as the latest version of this popular, open-source and cross-platform digital audio workstation software...

It's Come Back Up That Intel Is Reportedly Licensing Radeon Graphics IP

Mon, 2017-05-15 17:52
A few months back were the reports that Intel was looking to license Radeon graphics intellectual property for their future processors. That deal is reportedly inked...

Trying Out Intel Optane Memory On Linux

Mon, 2017-05-15 16:16
Here are some of my initial tests of trying out an Intel Optane memory module under Ubuntu Linux with a Kabylake system.

KDE Plasma 5.10 Beta Ships With Folder View Default, Improved Wayland

Mon, 2017-05-15 15:03
Ahead of the official release later this month, KDE Plasma 5.10 is now available in beta form for testing...

Printing Improvements Being Planned For Fedora 27

Mon, 2017-05-15 14:37
Red Hat developers have already begun working on printing improvements that will benefit Fedora 27 later this year...

RadeonSI Gallium3D Threading Lands, Along With Initial Raven Ridge Support

Mon, 2017-05-15 13:24
We're off to another busy week in Mesa 17.2-dev Git space...

The Features You Won't Find In The Linux 4.12 Kernel

Mon, 2017-05-15 12:35
While Linux 4.12 has many new features that amount to over one million new lines, 4.12 goes without some features we sure would have loved to see mainlined in time for this next kernel release...

Total War: SHOGUN 2 Coming To Linux This Month

Mon, 2017-05-15 12:18
Feral Interactive has announced that Total War: SHOGUN 2 and Fall of the Samurai will be coming to Linux next week...

Git Statistics Showing The Rate Of Change For Linux 4.12 Development

Sun, 2017-05-14 17:34
Yesterday I provided some numbers about over one million lines added to Linux 4.12, much more than any of the recent merge windows for the Linux kernel. Here are some additional numbers and stats with finishing up the gitstats analytics on the Linux Git code-base...

The Many New Features Of The Linux 4.12 Kernel

Sun, 2017-05-14 13:56
With the Linux 4.12 merge window now over, here is a look at some of the most exciting features that were added to the Linux kernel for this next installment.

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