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Fedora Is Hosting A Wayland Test Day Tomorrow

Wed, 2016-10-12 12:15
The Fedora QA team is organizing a Fedora 25 Workstation Wayland Test Day for tomorrow, 13 October. This is to find any last-minute bugs with next month's Fedora 25 Workstation release still set to utilize this next-gen successor to X11 by default...

DRM Driver Changes Sent In For Linux 4.9, Sadly No Changes For Nouveau

Wed, 2016-10-12 00:24
David Airlie a short time ago submitted the Linux 4.9 DRM subsystem update, including the much sought after open-source Direct Rendering Manager driver improvements. There's a lot of good stuff in here, but sadly the Nouveau changes look like they're going to have to wait until Linux 4.10...

Google Reveals Early Details About Android 7.1

Tue, 2016-10-11 21:26
Google has begun sharing early details about the forthcoming Android 7.1 Nougat update...

Clear Linux Continues To Maintain Slight Graphics Lead Over Ubuntu 16.10

Tue, 2016-10-11 20:28
Back in April I did tests showing how Intel's Clear Linux distribution showed much potential for HD/Iris Graphics performance, something that intrigued many Phoronix readers since Clear Linux would generally be seen as a workstation/cloud/container-optimized Linux distribution and something with not much emphasis on the desktop or gaming. Those earlier tests were with Ubuntu 16.04, bur with Ubuntu 16.10 coming out this week, here are some fresh tests of Clear Linux and Ubuntu Yakkety Yak on an Skylake HD Graphics system.

Btrfs Gets Fixes For Linux 4.9, Linux 4.10 To Be More Exciting

Tue, 2016-10-11 19:05
Chris Mason sent in the Btrfs file-system changes this morning for the Linux 4.9 kernel merge window...

Fedora 25 Beta Released

Tue, 2016-10-11 16:15
The beta release of the upcoming Fedora 25 is now officially available...

EGL_ANDROID_native_fence_sync For Intel Still Baking

Tue, 2016-10-11 15:39
Chad Versace, the former Intel OTC developer now employed by Google on the Chromium team, has published the latest patches for implementing the EGL_ANDROID_native_fence_sync extension within Mesa's Intel driver...

Early Fedora 26 Features To Talk About: PHP 7.1, OpenSSL 1.1 & More

Tue, 2016-10-11 15:32
While Fedora 25 isn't even being released until mid-November, with now being past the change completion deadline for F25 and Rawhide continuing to move along, early Fedora 26 features are beginning to be talked about...

The Dozens Of Gallium3D Nine Improvements Land In Mesa

Tue, 2016-10-11 15:15
The 75 patches for Gallium3D's Nine state tracker improvements (D3D9) have now landed in Mesa Git master ahead of the branching for the next Mesa release at the end of the week...