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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...

NVIDIA To Meet With Wayland, Linux Kernel Developers To Discuss GBM vs. Streams

Thursday 21st of July 2016 01:34:03 PM
It doesn't look like the NVIDIA Wayland support will be worked out in the immediate future for having an upstream approach that's agreed upon by all developers. However, in September the various stakeholders will meet in person...

SF Conservancy Speaks Out Against Developer Doing GPL Enforcement For Financial Gain

Thursday 21st of July 2016 12:40:19 PM
The Software Freedom Conservancy has issued a blog post this week about community-oriented principles in GPL enforcement work and in particular pointing out a Linux developer who hasn't agreed to these terms and is allegedly focusing upon GPL enforcement for his own financial gain...

Intel Developer Has Been Working On Systemd Support For Chrome OS

Thursday 21st of July 2016 12:17:47 PM
Google's Chrome OS currently relies upon Upstart as its init system, but work done by an Intel developer is pushing towards systemd support...

PHP 7.1 Beta Released

Thursday 21st of July 2016 11:56:59 AM
Today marks the availability of the PHP 7.1 beta as a closer step forward to this first feature update to PHP7...

Intel's Mesa Driver Appears Ready For OpenGL 4.5

Thursday 21st of July 2016 01:26:20 AM
It looks like Intel's Mesa open-source Linux graphics driver may be done with OpenGL 4.4 and 4.5, assuming you are using Broadwell hardware or newer...

OpenSUSE Leap 42.2 Alpha 3 Released

Wednesday 20th of July 2016 08:28:51 PM
Ludwig Nussel has announced the release today of the third alpha release for the forthcoming openSUSE "Leap" 42.2 update...

GNOME Mutter 3.21.4 Released WIth New Screen Capture API, NVIDIA vRAM Robustness

Wednesday 20th of July 2016 08:23:58 PM
Various GNOME software components were checked in today in preparation for this week's GNOME 3.21.4 development release...

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 vs. 760 vs. 960 vs. 1060 Linux Performance

Wednesday 20th of July 2016 03:35:01 PM
To complement yesterday's launch-day GeForce GTX 1060 Linux review, here are some more benchmark results with the various NVIDIA x60 graphics cards I have available for testing going back to the GeForce GTX 460 Fermi. If you are curious about the raw OpenGL/OpenCL/CUDA performance and performance-per-Watt for these mid-range x60 graphics cards from Fermi, Kepler, Maxwell, and Pascal, here are these benchmarks from Ubuntu 16.04 Linux.

Opera Developer Update Lands RSS Reader, Chromecast Capability

Wednesday 20th of July 2016 02:46:52 PM
For those still using the cross-platform Opera web browser, a new developer build is available today that provides new features...

GNOME's Mutter Sees Big Rework, Striving For Multi-DPI Rendering

Wednesday 20th of July 2016 01:55:38 PM
A ton of patches hit GNOME's Mutter this morning by Jonas Ådahl as he's been working towards multi DPI rendering and other improvements by drawing monitor contents to individual frame-buffers...

Commercial EXT4 File-System Driver For Windows Updated (ExtFS)

Wednesday 20th of July 2016 01:36:08 PM
For those wishing to access EXT-based file-systems from Windows, Paragon Software Group has announced a new version of their ExtFS software for Windows with better support for EXT4 file-systems...

Overlord Is Being Released For Linux Tomorrow

Wednesday 20th of July 2016 01:13:33 PM
Just one day after Virtual Programming released a new teaser video for Overlord on Linux, the OSX/Linux game porting company announced their release date for the game that is coming to Linux and Mac, the better part of a decade after the Windows release...

Video & Input Driver ABIs Will Change Again For X.Org Server 1.19

Wednesday 20th of July 2016 12:51:26 PM
A few days ago the X.Org video and input driver ABI versions were bumped again following some breaks in the interface...

Libinput 1.4 Marks The Project Being "Done" For Its Original Goals

Wednesday 20th of July 2016 01:14:48 AM
With this week's release of libinput 1.4, Peter Hutterer has announced "libinput is done", at least in terms of its original goal.s..

X.Org Server 1.18.4 Released With XWayland / GLAMOR / Modesetting Improvements

Wednesday 20th of July 2016 01:00:26 AM
While there's been no new communication about X.Org Server 1.19, the X.Org Server 1.18.4 release is now available...

RADV: A Community Open-Source Effort To Get Vulkan Working On Radeon

Tuesday 19th of July 2016 10:16:52 PM
While AMD has said they will open-source their Vulkan driver currently part of AMDGPU-PRO, months later they have yet to do so nor has there been any communication when that open-sourcing might happen. In the mean time, David Airlie at Red Hat has begun work on "RADV", an unofficial Radeon Vulkan driver...

OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 RC1 Released

Tuesday 19th of July 2016 02:51:04 PM
The first release candidate of the long-in-development OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 is now available for testing...

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Offers Great Performance On Linux

Tuesday 19th of July 2016 01:00:00 PM
Today's the day that we can finally publish NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 benchmarks! Today the GTX 1060 begins shipping as NVIDIA's $249 Pascal graphics card to take the Radeon RX 480 head-on. Here's all of the Linux benchmarks you've been waiting to see for the GTX 1060 under Vulkan, OpenGL, OpenCL, and CUDA. compared to various other AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce GPUs on Ubuntu Linux.

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Fedora: The Latest

  • New "remi-php71" repository
  • PHP on the road to the 7.1.0 release
  • First round of Fedora 24 Updated Lives now available. (torrents expected later this week)
    As noted by my colleague on his blog the first round of F24 Updated Lives are now available and carry the date 20160720, Also as mentioned last week on his blog F23 Respins are not going to be actively made, however we and the rest of the volunteer team will field off-off requests as time and resources permit. We are considering a new/second tracker for the Updated Spins but as of today there are only .ISO files available at [shortlink] F24 Live-Respins . The F24 respins carry the 4.6.4-200 Kernel and roughly ~500M of updates since the Gold ISOs were released just 5 weeks ago. (some ISOs have more updates, some less)