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Linux 4.2-rc5 Is Now Available

Monday 3rd of August 2015 02:03:58 AM
The fifth weekly test version of the Linux 4.2 kernel is now available...

Wine 1.7 Series Turn Two Years Old, No Sign Of Wine 1.8

Sunday 2nd of August 2015 07:56:07 PM
Today marks two years since the start of the Wine 1.7 development series. While it's been two years of doing bi-weekly development releases, there's no sign of Wine 1.8.0 being ready for release in the near future...

The New AMDGPU Patches Show More AMD Developer Involvement

Sunday 2nd of August 2015 01:50:54 PM
The AMDGPU scheduler patches published this week show more AMD developers involved than once was for the open-source AMD Linux driver stack...

DisplayLink USB 3.0 Device Support Is In The Works

Sunday 2nd of August 2015 12:49:59 PM
DisplayLink's line of USB display adapters is known to be Linux-friendly and backed by open-source support, but this is only for their USB 2.0 devices. Fortunately, it appears that DisplayLink is finally working on USB 3.0 device support for Linux...

Pixman Baking ARMv6, PowerPC 64 Improvements

Sunday 2nd of August 2015 01:17:46 AM
It's been a while since last having anything to report anything on the Pixman rendering library, but the release candidate to Pixman 0.33.2 is now available...

FreeBSD 10.2-RC2 Released, Riding On Schedule Nicely

Saturday 1st of August 2015 06:11:25 PM
Glen Barber announced the release of FreeBSD 10.2-RC2 today for those wanting to do some weekend BSD testing...

Mesa Git Is Now Officially Mesa 11.0

Saturday 1st of August 2015 03:30:54 PM
While we knew it was coming given that Mesa core has gone from OpenGL 3.3 compliance to OpenGL 4.1, the commit finally happened this Saturday for making it Mesa 11.0...

Part 2: Shadow of Mordor Is Easily One Of The Most Demanding Linux Games

Saturday 1st of August 2015 02:00:00 PM
Yesterday I delivered benchmarks of Shadow of Mordor on Linux following its native Linux client release this week. In the article today are some more graphics cards benchmarked under this visually amazing game. Shadow of Mordor is quite likely the most GPU-demanding game out right now for Linux/SteamOS.

GL4 In Mesa, Open-Source AMD & Other Things That Made July Great For Linux

Saturday 1st of August 2015 12:42:51 PM
July was a very exciting month for Linux and open-source enthusiasts. There was a ton of activity that in the middle of summer yielded 290 original news postings (almost ten per day!) and 30 featured-length articles/reviews...

CUPS 2.1 Is Adding Basic 3D Printer Support

Saturday 1st of August 2015 12:16:46 PM
CUPS 2.1 Release Candidate 1 was released yesterday as the newest test version of this open-source printing system supported by Apple. With this new release comes basic support for 3D printers...

Windows 10 Reportedly On 67+ Million PCs Already

Friday 31st of July 2015 11:13:33 PM
Well, it looks like the Free Software Foundation's message about Windows 10 wasn't too effective: reportedly, as of this morning, Windows 10 has already been installed on more than 67 million PCs...

GPU Scheduler Being Implemented For AMDGPU Kernel Driver

Friday 31st of July 2015 10:33:47 PM
Alex Deucher ended out the month by releasing thirty-one patches that implement a GPU scheduler for the new AMDGPU kernel DRM driver...

Wine-Staging 1.7.48 Tackles More Direct3D Code, Other Changes

Friday 31st of July 2015 07:37:38 PM
With Wine 1.7.48 having been delayed compared to its normal release cycle, the adjoining Wine-Staging update was also delayed but made it out this week...

ET: Legacy Is Preparing A New Wolfenstein Enemy Territory Update

Friday 31st of July 2015 06:10:01 PM
If Shadow of Mordor on Linux is too demanding for your graphics card, you may be interested in the upcoming ET: Legacy update that provides new functionality while retaining compatibility with the legendary Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory (v2.60b) game...

AMDGPU Looks Like It Will Be Supported For Mesa 11.0

Friday 31st of July 2015 04:54:22 PM
Earlier this week I delivered my initial benchmarks of the new AMDGPU Linux driver stack for supporting the AMD Radeon R9 285 "TONGA" and all new/future GPUs like Carrizo and Fiji. The new AMDGPU kernel driver is present in the upcoming Linux 4.2 kernel while on the user-space side there's separate code branches required for libdrm and Mesa. Fortunately, it looks like that work will be merged soon...

Sparkfun's pcDuino Acadia Benchmarks Against Other ARM SBCs

Friday 31st of July 2015 04:22:21 PM
Sparkfun's pcDuino Acadia os a $119 USD development board powered by a Freescale i.MX6 quad-core Cortex-A9 SoC with Mali 400 graphics. There's 1GB of RAM and other connectivity options for this board...

FFmpeg's Leader Resigns, Hopes To Make Libav Developers Come Back

Friday 31st of July 2015 03:04:28 PM
Michael Niedermayer, the leader of the FFmpeg project for the past eleven years, has made a surprise announcement today: he's resigning as its leader...

Benchmarking Debian GNU/Hurd 2015 vs. GNU/Linux

Friday 31st of July 2015 02:00:00 PM
Since the release of Debian GNU/Hurd 2015 and GNU Hurd 0.6 this year, I've been meaning to run some new performance benchmarks considering my previous Hurd benchmarks were last done in 2011.

Beignet 1.1 Released With Skylake, SPIR Support, Other New OpenCL Features

Friday 31st of July 2015 01:32:54 PM
Beignet, the project for providing open-source OpenCL support on Intel Iris/HD Graphics hardware, has released a new version of their Intel OpenCL implementation for Linux systems...

VIA Announces It Sold Off Part Of Its Assets

Friday 31st of July 2015 01:03:16 PM
It's been a while since last hearing anything major out of VIA Technologies, but they made an announcement today.....

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Wine 1.7 Series Turn Two Years Old, No Sign Of Wine 1.8

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