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Intel P-State vs. CPUFreq Benchmarks On The i7-5960X

Thursday 18th of September 2014 06:10:00 PM
Continuing in our recent CPUFreq vs. P-State scaling driver benchmarks, here's some tests from the eight-core Core i7 5960X Haswell-E system as we test the two CPU frequency scaling drivers and their different governors.

Ubuntu Touch/Phone Reaches Its First RTM Image

Thursday 18th of September 2014 04:09:38 PM
The first image of Ubuntu Touch has been declared as ready for "release to manufacturing" after much work by Canonical...

The KMS Mode-Setting Driver Was Imported For X.Org Server 1.17

Thursday 18th of September 2014 02:17:33 AM
We have the newest feature of X.Org Server 1.17...

SNA & UXA Intel Benchmarks With X.Org Server 1.16

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 05:13:23 PM
Here's some benchmarks of the Intel Linux graphics stack on X.Org Server 1.16...

Graphics Driver Changes Coming In The Linux 3.18 Kernel

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 03:58:46 PM
While the Linux 3.17 kernel isn't being released for a few weeks, we already have a good idea for the DRM graphics driver improvements coming for the Linux 3.18 cycle...

RadeonSI GLAMOR Benchmarks With X.Org Server 1.16

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 03:00:00 PM
With X.Org Server 1.16 having landed in Ubuntu 14.10, it's time for some benchmarks comparing the 1.15 and 1.16 releases on Ubuntu while using the GLAMOR 2D acceleration library.

Tropico 5 Being Released For Linux Gamers This Week

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 01:24:44 PM
There's just two days to go until a new, high quality, non-FPS game is being released for Linux...

Intel Userptr Support Added To Mesa's DRM Library

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 01:11:38 PM
With the Linux 3.16 kernel is Intel graphics driver support for Userptr, allows user-space to wrap up malloc'ed memory and turn them into GEM buffer objects. Besides the Intel DDX support, there's now userptr support within Mesa's DRM library...

Eclipse IDE Starts Firing Up On Wayland's Weston

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 04:25:16 AM
The Eclipse integrated development environment has basic Wayland capabilities thanks to some student work this summer via Google's Summer of Code...

OpenSUSE Announcement On SUSE's Recent Merger

Wednesday 17th of September 2014 04:04:49 AM
On Monday Phoronix was the first to report from the point that SUSE's parent company was bought out in what's now being referred to as a merger of The Attachmate Group and Micro Focus. The openSUSE community has now issued an announcement concerning this recent corporate activity...

Valve Begins Publicly Tracking AMD Catalyst Linux Issues

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 08:00:22 PM
Valve's Pierre-Loup A. Griffais has begun publicly listing known issues with AMD's Catalyst Linux graphics support...

Digia Qt Spinoff Is Called "The Qt Company"

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 07:06:05 PM
Last month we wrote about Digia's plans to spin off its commercial Qt business and now today we have some more information on that change...

GNOME 3.14 Makes More Progress In Running Natively On Wayland

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 03:46:52 PM
Red Hat developer Matthias Clasen has shared a status update concerning the state of running the GNOME Shell desktop natively on Wayland without any X11 dependence. With GNOME 3.14, more progress has been made in making the Wayland experience really usable. Clasen also shares that Red Hat is hiring another Wayland developer...

RadeonSI Gallium3D vs. Catalyst At 4K UHD On Linux

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 03:20:00 PM
Last week I published some open-source performance numbers for running the AMD RadeonSI Gallium3D driver at 4K UHD. Today is a performance comparison of the open and closed-source AMD Linux drivers using the latest code atop Ubuntu while running at 3840 x 2160.

Minix 3.3 Released With Cortex-A8 ARM Support, NetBSD Userland Compatibility

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 02:40:00 PM
Andrew Tanenbaum and his crew have released a significant update to Minix. The Minix 3.3.0 release comes with x86 and ARM support, is mostly compatible with the NetBSD user-land while its kernel is less than 13k lines of code, and it's BSD-licensed...

More Intel DRM Changes Queued For Linux 3.18, Including Old i830M Fixes

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 01:50:00 PM
With the drm-next merge window for Linux 3.18 closing, Intel's open-source developers have submitted another round of changes for ultimately landing with the Linux 3.18 kernel...

New Code Starts Lining Up For X.Org Server 1.17

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 01:37:37 PM
X.Org Server 1.17 is planned for release at the start of 2015 and thus puts the closing of the merge window in the middle of October. While some xorg-server 1.17 code has already landed, more is on the way...

Rust Developers Planning For The Rust 1.0 Language

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 01:25:43 PM
Rust, the general purpose, safe, and concurrent programming language developed by Mozilla Research, is starting to assemble their vision of Rust 1.0...

RPM 4.12 Brings New Switches, New Rpm2Archive Utility

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 01:16:28 PM
RPM 4.12 has been released as the latest version of the RPM Package Manager. This most recent upgrade brings a fair amount of additions, bug-fixes, API changes, binding improvements,a new plug-in system, and more...

Qt 5.3.2 & Qt Creator 3.2.1 Released

Tuesday 16th of September 2014 12:54:22 PM
Digia has put out various Qt project updates today...

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KDE: Simple by Default, Powerful When Needed

KDE (back when it was still the name of the desktop environment) and our applications historically stood for powerful features and great flexibility and customizeability. This is what our users love about our software, this is why they choose Plasma and KDE software instead of one of the other Free desktop offerings. And it is also something they would fight tooth and nail for if we wanted to take it away (as many a KDE maintainer who dared to remove a feature he thought was unnecessary can tell). Read more

BitTorrent Bleep alpha released for Android

As an alpha it still has some issues “As with any Alpha, there are some known issues and bugs to work out. Android users will need to set the app to “Wi-Fi Only” unless you have an unlimited data plan; this is only for the time being while we iron out and issue related to battery and data-plan. And while you can move a username from desktop to mobile, Bleep does not yet support moving an existing account from Android to the desktop. And while you can receive messages on multiple devices; messages sent will not be seen across all devices. As with our previous release, communications happen only when all parties are online – you cannot send offline photos or group chats asynchronously.” Read more

During Akademy 2014

This year there were lot of fast track (10 minutes) talks on different areas around KDE. All of them were quite interesting, some of them are: Bruno Coudoin talked about how and why GCompris moved to QtQuick with the support of KDE. What all challenges project faced while moving from GTK to Qt. Daniel Vrátil talked about his one year journey with Akonadi Martin Gräßlin gave an overview of current state of Kwin in adding Wayland support and future plans. Kevin Ottens talked about KDE craftsmen where analysis was on the way we handle our software production, how can we make our software even better. Kai Uwe Broulik talked about current status of Qt port on Android and iOS. Currently, 3 iOS apps in Apple store and 8 Android apps in Google play since December 2013. Read more

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