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Qt 5.9 Beta Snapshot Released, Boasts Shader Binary Cache

Thursday 23rd of March 2017 01:31:14 PM
The first Qt 5.9 tool-kit beta snapshot is now available for testing as the next feature release for this widely-used, cross-platform toolkit...

Dell Is Exploring The Use Of Coreboot, At Least Internally

Thursday 23rd of March 2017 12:46:42 PM
Dell appears to be using Coreboot on some of their modern Intel Atom motherboards paired with the Intel FSP and TianoCore...

Mir's Abstraction Layer Now Has Cut & Paste Support (MirAL)

Thursday 23rd of March 2017 11:39:13 AM
A few days ago we reported on Ubuntu's Mir now supporting drag and drop while now another important desktop feature has come to Ubuntu's Mir abstraction layer, MirAL...

DRM Core Updates For HDMI 2.0+ Features

Thursday 23rd of March 2017 11:24:45 AM
Synopsys has been working on some DRM core infrastructure patches for better handling of HDMI 2.0+ support by DRM drivers...

Battle for Wesnoth 1.13.7 Released

Thursday 23rd of March 2017 10:27:49 AM
For those looking for a free software turn-based strategy game, the open-source Battle for Wesnoth project remains under development...

VGA-Switcheroo Ported From Linux To DragonFlyBSD

Thursday 23rd of March 2017 10:18:44 AM
The latest DRM/graphics-related porting effort by François Tigeot in the DragonFly space is bringing over the vga_switcheroo module from the Linux kernel...

Nouveau TGSI Shader Cache Enabled In Mesa 17.1 Git

Thursday 23rd of March 2017 09:57:57 AM
Building off the work laid by Timothy Arceri and others for enabling a TGSI (and hardware) shader cache in the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver as well as R600g TGSI shader cache due to the common infrastructure work, the Nouveau driver is now leveraging it to enable the TGSI shader cache for Nouveau Gallium3D drivers...

Libinput 1.7 Released With Support For Lid Switches, Scroll Wheel Improvements

Thursday 23rd of March 2017 12:26:35 AM
Peter Hutterer has announced the new release of libinput 1.7.0 as the input handling library most commonly associated with Wayland systems but also with Ubuntu's Mir as well as the X.Org Server via the xf86-input-libinput driver...

17 Fresh AMDGPU DC Patches Posted Today

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 09:41:21 PM
Seventeen more "DC" display code patches were published today for the AMDGPU DRM driver, but it's still not clear if it will be ready -- or accepted -- for Linux 4.12...

AC3 Codec Coming For Fedora 26

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 06:00:54 PM
Fedora Workstation 26 will be receiving official AC3 codec support...

This Week's Mesa 17.1-dev + Linux 4.11 Radeon Performance vs. NVIDIA

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 04:10:00 PM
Given all the recent performance work that's landed recently in Mesa Git for Mesa 17.1 plus the Linux 4.11 kernel continuing to mature, in this article are some fresh benchmarks of a few Radeon GPUs with Mesa 17.1-dev + Linux 4.11 as of this week compared to some GeForce graphics cards with the latest NVIDIA proprietary driver.

GNOME 3.24 Released With Night Light Mode, Maps Navigation & More

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 03:55:30 PM
Matthias Clasen has just announced the official release of GNOME 3.24, codenamed Portland...

Feral Now Formally Providing Free Linux Games To Mesa Developers

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 03:17:08 PM
Similar to Valve offering their collection of games to Mesa developers (as well as Ubuntu/Debian developers), Feral Interactive is now offering their Linux game collection for free to Mesa developers...

Blender Making Progress On Its Realtime PBR Engine

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 11:12:31 AM
Eevee is the codename for the Blender project to implement a realtime engine with physically-based rendering (PBR) within Blender 2.8...

Qt Wayland Is Next Appearing On Tractors & Farm Equipment

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 10:35:56 AM
With Qt 5.8's Qt Wayland Compositor Framework taking shape, more developers are beginning to tailor a Qt Wayland compositor to their use-cases. One of those is a company specializing in farm equipment like combine harvesters, tractors, and harvesters...

Wine-Staging 2.4 Released

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 10:17:38 AM
Wine-Staging 2.4 is now available as the latest experimental Wine build that incorporates various testing/preliminary patches not yet ready for merging into mainline Wine...

Radeon Vega Changes For Libdrm, Plans For Merging Prior To Kernel Support

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 01:25:35 AM
The latest in the hardware enablement work for adding support for the upcoming Radeon RX Vega to the open-source Linux graphics driver are the patches to libdrm for this Mesa DRM library that sits between the DRM kernel drivers and Mesa / xf86-video / other user-space graphics code...

Khronos Clarifies That Vulkan Multi-GPU Isn't Limited To Windows 10

Tuesday 21st of March 2017 11:36:04 PM
With the big Vulkan 1.0.42 update came a number of new extensions, including for Vulkan multi-GPU/device support. There was some confusion by some that Vulkan's multi-GPU support was limited to Windows 10, but that is not at all the case...

Unreal Engine 4 Making Progress On Linux With Vulkan & SteamVR

Tuesday 21st of March 2017 10:58:06 PM
Thanks to the work of community UE4 developer Yaakuro, Unreal Engine 4 on Linux with SteamVR support is advancing and can now be used with Vulkan rendering...

Ubuntu's Mir Finally Supports Drag & Drop

Tuesday 21st of March 2017 09:00:00 PM
With Mir 1.0 expected to be coming soon, the developers working on this display server for Ubuntu Linux are tackling the remaining work items, some are larger than others...

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Leftovers: OSS

  • Communities of Communities: The Next Era of Open Source Software
    We are now about 20 years into the open source software era. You might think that open source simply means publishing the source code for something useful. While this is correct by definition, the most important component of any open source project is its community and how it works together. Open source projects are not isolated islands. In fact, it’s common for them to depend on each other. As new projects are created, it is also common that members come from related projects to work on something new. Apache Arrow is an example of a new project that worked across many related projects, creating a new community that from the beginning knew it needed to build a community of communities.
  • 9 Open Source Storage Solutions: A Perfect Solution To Store Your Precious Data
    Whatever business nature you have, there must be some precious data which you want to store in a secured place. Finding a right storage solution is always critical for business, especially for small and medium, but what if you get a perfect solution at no cost. There is no doubt that business cant runs without data, but while looking for a solution, you might need to spend a fortune to cover all your storage requirements. Open source tools come as the viable solution where you won’t spend money yet get a suitable solution to store your precious data. And don’t worry we will help you to find one of the best.
  • 15 Open Source Solutions To Setup Your Ecommerce Business
    In the past few years, there is a rapid growth in the online sales. According to a survey, more than 40% people are now shifted to online stores and majorly buying products from their smartphones and tablets. With the expeditious rise in the online marketplace, more business introducing online stores. For the big fishes in the industry, the expenses of setting up an online store is like spending peanuts, but for the small or startups, it appears to be a fortune. The smart move could be open source platforms, to begin with as they are not only free also reliable and scalable. One can set up the online store not only quickly as well as, in future if you want to add some of the functionalities, which are available with only premium, can be done by paying quite a small amount.
  • An Industry First: Teradata Debuts Open Source Kylo to Quickly Build, Manage Data Pipelines
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  • OpenSSL Re-Licensing to Apache License v. 2.0

    The OpenSSL project, home of the world’s most popular SSL/TLS and cryptographic toolkit, is changing its license to the Apache License v2.0 (ASL v2). As part of this effort, the OpenSSL team launched a new website and has been working with various corporate collaborators to facilitate the re-licensing process.

Linux Graphics

  • Ubuntu 17.04 Still Hasn't Landed X.Org Server 1.19
    While the Ubuntu 17.04 final release is expected to happen in just over two weeks and the final freeze is quickly approaching, X.Org Server 1.19 has yet to land as anticipated into the Zesty Zapus.
  • NV_fill_rectangle Coming To Gallium3D/Nouveau
    Red Hat developer Lyude Paul is working on OpenGL NV_fill_rectangle support for Gallium3D and the Nouveau driver. Lyude has published a set of six patches for adding GL_NV_fill_rectangle support to Gallium3D and wires it up in the Nouveau NVC0 driver for GM200+ hardware.
  • New Engine Reset Capability Being Worked On For Intel DRM Linux Driver
    Intel's Michael Thierry published the fifth version of these patches on Friday. While there has been GPU reset support within the Intel DRM driver in case of hangs, this new engine-reset support is superior as it can reset a particular engine rather than performing a full GPU reset.
  • Vulkan 1.0.45 Released
    Version 1.0.45 is now the latest version of the Vulkan 1.0 specification.

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