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It Looks Like Systemd 231 Will Soon Be Released, Adds MemoryDenyWriteExecute

56 min 41 sec ago
It's been a while since the last systemd release (230 in May) while it looks like the systemd 231 release is imminent...

Trying The Vulkan Dota 2 & Talos Principle With Intel's Mesa Driver (July 2016)

2 hours 16 min ago
With an Intel Broadwell ultrabook I decided to try out the latest Mesa 12.1-dev Git state with the Intel Vulkan driver to see if Dota 2 and Talos Principle are running happy yet on this open-source driver stack...

Indigo 4 Lets You Have Full Graphics Rendering Over OpenCL

3 hours 27 min ago
Many have hypothesized in the past about implementing full OpenGL for graphics over OpenCL -- or now, implementing OpenGL directly over Vulkan -- while Glare Technologies with their Indigo renderer appears to be one of the first renderers to achieve 100% GPU rendering over OpenCL...

Dolphin Emulator's Vulkan Back-End Is Now Feature Complete

3 hours 46 min ago
Just last month I was writing about the Dolphin Emulator working on a Vulkan back-end and already this back-end is said to be "feature complete" for this open-source Nintendo GameCube/Wii emulator...

Snappy Packaging Happenings In The Fedora, Arch Space

3 hours 53 min ago
This week Canonical hosted a Snappy Sprint in Heidelberg, Germany where they worked to further their new package management solution originally spearheaded for Ubuntu Touch. This wasn't an Ubuntu-only event, but Canonical did invite other distribution stakeholders...

Vulkan-Hpp Launches, Official C++ API For Vulkan

4 hours 8 min ago
The Khronos Group posted to Twitter this morning a public introduction to Vulkan-Hpp, the open-source Vulkan C++ API...

QEMU 2.7 To Support New ARM Boards, Intel Graphics VFIO & More

4 hours 18 min ago
QEMU 2.7.0-rc0 was released yesterday as the first test version of this next feature release...

Khronos Makes Progress On Its GL Transmission Format

Friday 22nd of July 2016 04:27:00 PM
Next week is SIGGRAPH while taking place now in Anaheim, California is the Web3D Conference. From this conference focused around 3D graphics for the web, the glTF 1.0.1 specification was released and more...

Linux 4.7 Notebook Power Testing: Possible Regression When Idling

Friday 22nd of July 2016 04:05:14 PM
With the Linux 4.7 kernel expected to be released this weekend, I did some Linux kernel comparison power measurements from a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon notebook. Here are those results...

Wine 1.9.15 Lands More Direct3D Work, GDI Performance Improvements

Friday 22nd of July 2016 02:24:35 PM
Wine 1.9.15 is now complete as the latest bi-weekly development snapshot leading up to Wine 2.0 later this year...

GNOME 3.21.4 Released

Friday 22nd of July 2016 02:11:27 PM
GNOME 3.21.4 was announced today as the latest development release of this desktop environment leading up to September's release of GNOME 3.22...

Radeon X.Org Driver Now Only Uses DRI3 By Default With GLAMOR

Friday 22nd of July 2016 01:00:00 PM
For those of you using the xf86-video-ati X.Org driver on a pre-GCN GPU, next time you update to the latest code you'll need to make sure you manually enable DRI3 or switch to GLAMOR for 2D acceleration as now by default DRI3 is not being enabled unless GLAMOR is the acceleration architecture being used...

Wayland-Protocols 1.5 Released With Tablet Support

Friday 22nd of July 2016 12:49:16 PM
The latest release of the Wayland Protocols package is now available...

Intel XenGT Updated, Now Supports Windows 10 Guests

Friday 22nd of July 2016 12:36:40 PM
Intel has issued their quarterly update to XenGT, their open-source solution to mediated graphics passthrough support with full GPU virtualization on their hardware when making use of Xen virtualization...

NVIDIA Announces New TITAN X Card With 12 Billion Transistors, 11 TFLOPS Compute

Friday 22nd of July 2016 02:49:29 AM
The NVIDIA Pascal family sure is getting bigger with the surprise announcement tonight of the GP102-based TITAN X...

GammaRay 2.5 Released For Qt Introspection

Thursday 21st of July 2016 10:25:06 PM
KDAB has announced the release of GammaRay 2.5, what they say is their "biggest feature release yet", the popular introspection tool for Qt developers...

Feral Releases "Life Is Strange" For Linux

Thursday 21st of July 2016 05:46:24 PM
The latest Linux game port by Feral Interactive is the Life Is Strange title with all five episodes...

Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS Released

Thursday 21st of July 2016 03:53:33 PM
The first point release to the Ubuntu 16.04 Long Term Support (LTS) release is now available...

Bareflank Is A New Linux Hypervisor Written In C++11/14

Thursday 21st of July 2016 02:02:11 PM
A Phoronix reader pointed out to us of a new Linux hypervisor released at the end of June by Assured Information Security Inc. This new hypervisor is named Bareflank and it's open-source...

DragonFlyBSD Updates Its Intel Graphics Driver From Linux 4.4

Thursday 21st of July 2016 01:50:45 PM
The DragonFlyBSD project, namely François Tigeot, is continuing to do a good job at keeping their i915 DRM kernel graphics driver close behind the upstream Intel Linux DRM graphics driver. With the latest patches that have landed in the DragonFlyBSD kernel, their i915 driver is up to the Linux 4.4 state...

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today's leftovers

  • Why leading DevOps may get you a promotion
    Gene Kim, author of The Phoenix Project and leading DevOps proponent, seems to think so. In a recent interview with TechBeacon's Mike Perrow, Kim notes that of "the nearly 100 speakers at DevOps Enterprise Summits over the last two years, about one in three have been promoted."
  • Cloud Vendors, The Great Disruptors, Face Disruption From Blockchain
  • SWORDY, a local party brawler could come to Linux if Microsoft allow it
    SWORDY is a rather fun looking local party brawler that has just released on Steam in Early Access. It could see a Linux release too, if Microsoft allow it.
  • System Shock remake has blasted past the Linux stretch goal, officially coming to Linux
    The Linux stretch goal was $1.1 million and it's pleasing to see it hit the goal, so we won't miss out now. I am hoping they don't let anyone down, as they have shown they can do it already by providing the demo. There should be no reason to see a delay with Linux now.
  • GammaRay 2.5 release
    GammaRay 2.5 has been released, the biggest feature release yet of our Qt introspection tool. Besides support for Qt 5.7 and in particular the newly added Qt 3D module a slew of new features awaits you, such as access to QML context property chains and type information, object instance statistics, support for inspecting networking and SSL classes, and runtime switchable logging categories.
  • GammaRay 2.5 Released For Qt Introspection
    KDAB has announced the release of GammaRay 2.5, what they say is their "biggest feature release yet", the popular introspection tool for Qt developers.
  • The new Keyboard panel
    After implementing the new redesigned Shell of GNOME Control Center, it’s now time to move the panels to a bright new future. And the Keyboard panel just walked this step.
  • Debian on Seagate Personal Cloud and Seagate NAS
    The majority of NAS devices supported in Debian are based on Debian's Kirkwood platform. This platform is quite dated now and can only run Debian's armel port. Debian now supports the Seagate Personal Cloud and Seagate NAS devices. They are based on Marvell's Armada 370, a platform which can run Debian's armhf port. Unfortunately, even the Armada 370 is a bit dated now, so I would not recommend these devices for new purchases. If you have one already, however, you now have the option to run native Debian.

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