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LXer: Best practices for guiding new coders

Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 04:24:23 PM
As the new year progresses, many free and open source projects are turning their attention to various formalized mentoring programs, such as Mozilla's Winter of Security, Outreachy, and (the program with my favorite name) the X.Org Endless Vacation of Code.read more

TuxMachines: Wine Staging Release 2.2

Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 04:19:28 PM
  • [Wine Staging] Release 2.2

    Since the last release, we tested various games with the CSMT (command stream multithreading) feature enabled to identify remaining bugs and possible ways to improve performance. As a result, this release includes various speed optimizations, especially for DX10/11 games. Some functions, for example updating subresources, which previously required synchronization with the command stream thread, can now be done asynchronously. There might still be differences compared to Wine Staging 2.0, since some of the speed improvements from the original CSMT patchset contained bugs and have not been fixed / added back yet.

  • Wine-Staging 2.2 released with CSMT speed optimizations

    The Wine team has put out another Wine-Staging release based on Wine 2.2, this new development release has some CSMT speed optimizations.

    For those that don't know what CSMT is, it stands for "Commandstream multithreading" which should give you better performance in Wine.

  • Wine-Staging 2.2 Offers CSMT Speed Optimizations

    Wine-Staging 2.2 is now available as the latest version of Wine that carries various testing/experimental patches re-based atop the latest Wine bi-weekly development snapshot.

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Reddit: What is the state of LTO optimizations for the Linux Kernel?

Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 04:16:44 PM

Year 2014 was the last time I heard anyone talking about it.

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TuxMachines: Virtual Reality on GNU/Linux

Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 04:15:55 PM
  • Destinations & Dota VR Hub are now available on Linux

    Valve have already put up Linux versions of both Destinations and The Dota VR Hub now that SteamVR is supported on Linux in beta.

  • Valve debuts developer build of SteamVR for Linux

    Heads up, Linux fans who are maybe also VR developers (or vice versa): The folks at Valve Software have today released a very much still-in-development version of SteamVR that runs on Linux.

  • Valve launches SteamVR support for Linux

    Valve has been giving Steam users Linux love since 2012, and it's not stopping with VR. The company just launched SteamVR for Linux, letting developers create Linux content for the HTC Vive VR headset, trackers and other hardware. The program is in beta, meaning developers must use an NVIDIA developer beta driver that's built on "Vulkan," the successor to OpenGL. You're limited to "direct" mode, meaning you can only display images on the headset and not a desktop display at the same time.

  • Valve Finally Brings SteamVR To Linux As A Developer Release

    It was over four months ago now that Valve showed SteamVR running in Linux for the first time. Today, it’s finally launching the platform on the operating system, albeit in a limited form.

    SteamVR comes to Linux as a development release, meaning it’s intended for content creators to start working on apps for the open-source OS, and not for regular Linux users to access. To that end, users must have opted into the public Beta for Steam or SteamVR to access it along with obtaining pre-release drivers. On Nvidia cards that means the 375.27.10 “Developer Beta Driver”, while AMD users will need a pre-release version of the radv driver. You’ll also need Unity 5.6 to actually create content through Linux.

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Phoronix: Another Linux Kernel Vulnerability Leading To Local Root From Unprivileged Processes

Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 04:07:19 PM
CVE-2017-6074 was made public today as a DCCP double-free vulnerability that could allow for kernel code execution from an unprivileged process...

Linux.com: 5 Videos to Get You Pumped to Speak at MesosCon 2017

Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 04:00:57 PM
Title: 5 Videos to Get You Pumped to Speak at MesosCon 2017 22 FebLearn more

Reddit: Basic management of an Ubuntu Core installation

Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 03:51:35 PM

Phoronix: The Vulkan Differences Between AMDGPU-PRO, RADV & SteamVR's RADV Drivers

Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 03:46:33 PM
With Valve having published a binary-only RADV Radeon Vulkan driver build for their beta of SteamVR on Linux, I did some poking out of curiosity to see the differences to the mainline RADV driver in Mesa. Out of curiosity I also did a comparison to see how the Vulkan capabilities compare to the proprietary AMDGPU-PRO Vulkan driver...

TuxMachines: Android Leftovers

Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 03:45:31 PM

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TuxMachines: LG Watch Sport review: Not the watch Android Wear needs right now

Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 02:19:15 PM

The LG Watch Sport just looks and feels like a “gadget” and not a “watch.” It harkens back to the days of those old Microsoft Spot watches (remember those?). Instead of reaching as broad a market as possible with the first full-featured Android Wear 2.0 watch, LG and Google have given us something with almost impossibly narrow appeal. This watch is almost exclusively for large-wristed athletic types whose fashion sense leans toward calculator watches. I found myself wanting to put it on just before I left for the gym, and itching to take it off the moment I got home.

Android Wear 2.0 deserves a better showcase watch than this. With any luck, another manufacturer will step in with a more universally acceptable design that at least supports Android Pay and has a heart-rate monitor.

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LXer: SteamVR for Linux is now officially in Beta

Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 02:07:09 PM
Valve have put up SteamVR for Linux officially in Beta form and they are keen to stress that this is a development release. Great to finally see VR on Linux!

Reddit: SSH Login Without Password Using ssh-keygen

Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 01:59:47 PM

Phoronix: New Media Drivers Queued For Linux 4.11

Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 01:23:37 PM
Another pull request worth mentioning for the Linux 4.11 kernel is the media subsystem updates...

Phoronix: X.Org Weighed Moving Their Annual XDC Conference Out Of The US

Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 01:19:03 PM
XDC 2017, the annual X.Org Developers' Conference, was announced last year for happening in Mountain View, California and hosted by Google but given the current US political climate, the X.Org Foundation was questioning whether to move the event outside of the United States...

Reddit: Qt Roadmap for 2017

Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 01:09:01 PM

LinuxToday: Understanding OpenStack's Success

Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 01:00:00 PM

LinuxJournal: How can you log in to a single dashboard and monitor or manage your virtual/physical machines, network, storage and more?

LXer: Tips for tpp and patat

Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 12:58:32 PM
You might be surprised to learn that there are programs for running presentations in a terminal.No, I don't mean opening PowerPoint or Impress slides one after the other, as images in a frame-buffered console. I mean presenting slides coded for the terminal, in a terminal. Interesting idea? It seems to be, because there are (at least) 8 terminal presentation programs for Linux. [..] I haven't tried them all, but I've found tpp and patat to be fairly easy to use. Below are a few tips on working with these two programs.

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