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OpenSUSE Tumbleweed Now Running On Linux 4.10, Updated Flatpak & More

Thursday 2nd of March 2017 11:05:44 AM
Adoption of the Linux 4.10 kernel going strong with not only Ubuntu Zesty and Intel's Clear Linux already having pulled it in, among other rolling releases, but openSUSE Tumbleweed is also now too riding off Linux 4.10.1...

Embedded Linux Conference 2017 Videos Now Online

Thursday 2nd of March 2017 10:44:00 AM
If you are interested in embedded Linux development but missed out last week's Linux Foundation event in Portland, the videos are now available online...

Steam's Latest Monthly Survey Puts Linux Gaming Marketshare At 0.75%

Thursday 2nd of March 2017 12:25:35 AM
Valve has put out their Steam survey results for February 2017 and show another drop in the estimated Linux gaming market-share...

The Talos Principle Rolls Out More Vulkan Improvements

Thursday 2nd of March 2017 12:14:51 AM
Croteam has pushed yet more Vulkan improvements into The Talos Principle as they prepare to bring Vulkan and Linux support to their other titles this year...

Systemd 233 Released

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 10:46:56 PM
Lennart Poettering has announced the release of systemd 233...

More Benchmarks Of The Latest Ubuntu 17.04 vs. Clear Linux

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 08:37:36 PM
Last week I posted Benchmarks Of Ubuntu 17.04 Beta vs. Antergos, Clear Linux, openSUSE Tumbleweed. Those results were interesting and as usual Clear Linux had led many of the benchmarks due to Intel's investments into highly optimizing this Linux distribution for the maximum out-of-the-box performance. For curiosity sake, I ran some fresh benchmarks of Ubuntu 17.04 daily vs. Clear Linux on another test system and have those results to share...

Collabora's Graphics Work So Far In 2017, They Are Working On Soft FP64 For Mesa

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 08:17:09 PM
Collabora developer and longtime X.Org/Wayland contributor Daniel Stone has written a blog post detailing some of the recent and ongoing projects being led by the consulting firm when it comes to open-source graphics...

Mesa 17.0.1 Is Near, Release Candidate Is Out

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 06:58:05 PM
Emil Velikov has announced the availability today of the Mesa 17.0.1 release candidate...

NVIDIA 375.27.13 Linux Driver Released To Fix SteamVR

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 02:40:01 PM
NVIDIA released their new Vulkan beta driver on Monday to support the new Vulkan 1.0.42 extensions but that ended up breaking the SteamVR Linux support, which relies upon Vulkan. NVIDIA has now corrected this support...

Initial Open-Source Accelerated Support Comes To Nouveau For GTX 1050/1060/1070/1080

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 12:16:57 PM
The patches are now out there for having initial accelerated support in the Nouveau DRM driver for the GeForce GTX 1050/1060/1070/1080 series "Pascal" graphics cards. The signed firmware is being released and will allow these consumer graphics cards to now have hardware-accelerated support via the open-source driver...

F2FS Feature Work For The Linux 4.11 Kernel

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 11:24:45 AM
The Flash-Friendly File-System (F2FS) will see new features introduced with the Linux 4.11 kernel...

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Announced: 3584 CUDA Cores, 11 GB vRAM, 11 Gbps

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 11:15:19 AM
NVIDIA did their much anticipated unveiling last night at GDC of the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card as "the fastest gaming GPU ever."..

Ryzen, Linux 4.11, Windows 10 & Kabylake Were Among The Popular Topics In February

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 08:15:24 AM
February 2017 was rather exciting for Linux enthusiasts with the big Vulkan update ahead of GDC, some fresh Windows 10 vs. Linux benchmarks, AMD Ryzen on the horizon, Intel Kabylake providing lots of testing fun, and other open-source advancements...

Phoronix Test Suite 7.0 M5 Released

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 05:07:45 AM
The latest and last planned development release of Phoronix Test Suite 7.0-Ringsaker is now available for your cross-platform, open-source benchmarking needs...

Valve Developer Posts High Priority AMDGPU Scheduling Support

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 01:17:45 AM
Valve developer Andres Rodriguez has posted a set of 22 patches for supporting high priority scheduling within the AMDGPU kernel driver...

WebAssembly Ends Browser Preview With Initial API & Binary Format

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 11:00:32 PM
The WebAssembly project that's the cross-browser effort for low-level programming for in-browser client-side execution has reached a major milestone today. WASM can allow compiling C/C++ among other languages down into code supported by Firefox, Chrome, WebKit, and Edge...

14-Way Intel/AMD Benchmarks On Ubuntu 17.04 + Linux 4.10

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 10:19:15 PM
In preparation for Ryzen tests coming up in the near future, I've been running some fresh benchmarks across a range of Intel and AMD x86_64 Linux systems. For those curious about the current performance of Ubuntu 17.04 daily with the Linux 4.10 kernel, here are benchmarks from 14 of the systems.

Unity 5.6 Shipping Next Month With Good Vulkan Support & More

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 08:51:05 PM
Unity Technologies had their keynote this morning at GDC 2017 where they talked about the plans for their game engine this year...

X.Org Struck Again By Multiple Security Issues

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 08:38:22 PM
By now you probably know that X.Org's security is in bad shape and routinely new security issues are uncovered and that's the case today...

Haiku OS Begins Prepping For Ryzen, Subpixel Rendering

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 07:44:51 PM
The open-source Haiku OS inspired by BeOS has made much progress this month on several fronts...

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Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

  • CoreOS Tectonic Now Installs Kubernetes on OpenStack
    CoreOS and OpenStack have a somewhat intertwined history, which is why it's somewhat surprising it took until today for CoreOS's Tectonic Kubernetes distribution to provide an installer that targets OpenStack cloud deployments.
  • Docker and Core OS plan to donate their container technologies to CNCF
    Containers have become a critical component of modern cloud, and Docker Inc. controls the heart of containers, the container runtime. There has been a growing demand that this critical piece of technology should be under control of a neutral, third party so that the community can invest in it freely.
  • How Blockchain Is Helping China Go Greener
    Blockchain has near-universal applicability as a distributed transaction platform for securely authenticating exchanges of data, goods, and services. IBM and the Beijing-based Energy-Blockchain Labs are even using it to help reduce carbon emissions in air-polluted China.
  • An efficient approach to continuous documentation
  • The peril in counting source lines on an OSS project
    There seems to be a phase that OSS projects go through where as they mature and gain traction. As they do it becomes increasingly important for vendors to point to their contributions to credibly say they are the ‘xyz’ company. Heptio is one such vendor operating in the OSS space, and this isn’t lost on us. :) It helps during a sales cycle to be able to say “we are the a big contributor to this project, look at the percentage of code and PRs we submitted”. While transparency is important as is recognizing the contributions that key vendors, focus on a single metric in isolation (and LoC in particular) creates a perverse incentive structure. Taken to its extreme it becomes detrimental to project health.
  • An Open Source Unicycle Motor
    And something to ponder. The company that sells this electric unicycle could choose to use a motor with open firmware or one with closed firmware. To many consumers, that difference might not be so significant. To this consumer, though, that’s a vital difference. To me, I fully own the product I bought when the firmware is open. I explain to others that they ought to choose that level of full ownership whenever they get a chance. And if they join a local makerspace, they will likely meet others with similar values. If you don’t yet have a makerspace in your community, inquire around to see if anyone is in the process of forming one. Then find ways to offer them support. That’s how we do things in the FOSS community.
  • The A/V guy’s take on PyCon Pune
    “This is crazy!”, that was my reaction at some point in PyCon Pune. This is one of my first conference where I participated in a lot of things starting from the website to audio/video and of course being the speaker. I saw a lot of aspects of how a conference works and where what can go wrong. I met some amazing people, people who impacted my life , people who I will never forget. I received so much of love and affection that I can never express in words. So before writing anything else I want to thank each and everyone of you , “Thank you!”.
  • Azure Service Fabric takes first tentative steps toward open source [Ed: Microsoft Peter is openwashing a patent trap with back doors]
  • Simulate the Internet with Flashback, a New WebDev Test Tool from LinkedIn
  • Mashape Raises $18M for API Gateway Tech
    Casado sees Mashape's Kong API gateway in particular as being a particularly well positioned technology. Kong is an open-source API gateway and microservice management technology.
  • PrismTech to Demonstrate Open Source FACE 2.1 Transport Services Segment (TSS) Reference Implementation at Air Force FACE Technical Interchange Meeting
    PrismTech’s TSS reference implementation is being made available under GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) v3 open source license terms.
  • How Open-Source Robotics Hardware Is Accelerating Research and Innovation

    The latest issue of the IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine features a special report on open-source robotics hardware and its impact in the field.