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Trying Out Xonotic 0.8.2 With Radeon & NVIDIA GPUs On Linux

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 05:25:56 PM
With Xonotic 0.8.2 having been released this past weekend and was the first update to this open-source game in more than one year, I was curious to put it through its benchmark paces...

Fedora 26 Alpha Released

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 03:03:56 PM
The alpha release of Fedora 26 has finally shipped...

CPUFreq vs. P-State CPU Scaling Governor Tests On Various Vulkan/OpenGL Games

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 01:42:43 PM
With the recent release of some new Linux games like the Serious Sam 2017 update and Mad Max, also with featuring Vulkan renderers, here are some fresh Intel P-State vs. ACPI CPUFreq frequency scaling driver and governor comparisons with a variety of Linux games.

Mini TTY In Development For The Linux Kernel

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 11:20:08 AM
Linaro and other ARM/embedded developers continue working on minitty, a minimal TTY implementation for the Linux kernel that's targeting embedded systems...

Serious Sam VR: The Second Encounter Launches On Steam

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 10:28:44 AM
Croteam has done the full release of Serious Sam VR: The Second Encounter on Steam today, just days after SSVR: The First Encounter left early access...

Vulkan's VK_KHR_incremental_present Now Supported By Mesa's ANV/RADV Drivers

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 10:17:13 AM
Last week's Vulkan 1.0.46 update added a new extension and it's now supported by Mesa's Intel ANV and Radeon RADV drivers...

DragonFlyBSD Gets NX Bit Support

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 10:05:41 AM
While NX bit has been around for many years with AMD64 for marking page tables as no-execute or not, the DragonFlyBSD kernel is now only making use of it...

DRM Maintainers Are Running Out Of Time To Ship New Features For Linux 4.12

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 01:26:07 AM
After Linus Torvalds was upset about the DRM pull request for Linux 4.11, the deadlines of new feature changes for the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) code targeting Linux 4.12 is being strictly enforced...

Haiku OS Picks Up AMD Ryzen Support, More Driver Improvements

Monday 3rd of April 2017 11:54:21 PM
The monthly status report on the BeOS-inspired Haiku operating system reveals their latest efforts...

The Story of Ubuntu's Mir Abstraction Layer (MirAL)

Monday 3rd of April 2017 06:36:55 PM
More and more recently we have found ourselves talking about Mir's abstraction layer, MirAL. It turns out that this set of interfaces to Mir has advanced from being a hobby project by a Canonical developer to now being a formal project within the organization and more of Unity 8 is making use of MirAL's API/ABI...

Radeon TONGA Sees Some Gains With AMDGPU DRM-Next 4.12

Monday 3rd of April 2017 05:23:51 PM
Over the past few days I have posted some RX 480 tests and R9 Fury OpenGL/Vulkan tests for the new AMDGPU code slated for Linux 4.12. I've also carried out some R9 285 "Tonga" tests and happy to report seeing some performance gains there too...

Kicking Off April With An Eight-Way BSD/Linux Comparison

Monday 3rd of April 2017 04:02:16 PM
For getting April started, here is a fresh comparison of various BSDs and Linux distributions tested on an Intel Core i7 6800K Broadwell-E box. Tested operating systems included Antergos, Clear Linux, DragonFlyBSD 4.8, FreeBSD 11.0, Scientific Linux 7.3, TrueOS 20160322, Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS, and Ubuntu 17.04 20170330.

Mesa 17.0.3 Released

Monday 3rd of April 2017 02:13:06 PM
Just as planned, Mesa 17.0.3 was released this weekend...

Apple To Be Parting Ways With Imagination Graphics

Monday 3rd of April 2017 02:07:27 PM
Apple has been the largest customer of Imagination Technologies with continuing to rely upon PowerVR graphics IP in their chips, but it looks like that is changing and Apple could be rolling out their own GPUs...

A Look At Some Of The Feature Plans For GNOME 3.26

Monday 3rd of April 2017 12:00:00 PM
Last week when writing about the release schedule for GNOME 3.26, one of the first questions was about what features are coming to this next installment of the GNOME desktop...

KDE's Simon Speech Recognition Gets Updated

Monday 3rd of April 2017 11:50:13 AM
As reported last month, KDE's speech recognition software is being revived and released today is a new development release...

Analyzing Linux Performance Issues With Perf

Monday 3rd of April 2017 11:13:47 AM
If you have never made use of Linux's perf subsystem, it can provide some valuable insight to what is slowing down your game/application...

Ioquake3 Needs Some Help

Monday 3rd of April 2017 10:28:11 AM
Following last month's ioquake3 security issue, the project has been reassessing their state of security and could use some help on that front as well as other matters...

ARM Opens Up Compute Library With OpenCL & NEON Acceleration

Monday 3rd of April 2017 10:23:10 AM
ARM has open-sourced a new compute library with GPU support via OpenCL as well as CPU support with NEON usage. This library has basic arithmetic functions but also goes further to offer color manipulation, convolution filters, SVM, SGEMMs, convolutional neural network building blocks, and more...

Linux 4.11-rc5 Kernel Released

Monday 3rd of April 2017 01:32:06 AM
Linus Torvalds has just announced the fifth weekly RC test release to the upcoming Linux 4.11 kernel...

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Linux and Linux Foundation

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Qt 5.10 and digiKam

  • Qt 5.10 Platform Support Changes Being Discussed
    Qt developers have begun a fresh round of discussions over the supported platforms / operating systems of Qt 5.10 that will be released in the later part of this calendar years. Among the officially supported Linux distribution changes would be moving to RHEL 7.3, openSUSE Leap 42.2, Ubuntu 17.04 (still keeping around 16.04 LTS too), moving the Windows MinGW to MinGW 6.3, and more.
  • digiKam – A Professional Photo Editing and Management Software
    digiKam is an advanced cross-platform digital photo management app inspired by photographers’ needs to view, tweak, enhance, organize, and share photographs across Linux systems. It possesses all the tools and feature set necessary to process, manage, organize, and transfer photographs, videos, and RAW files – while consistently receiving optimization upgrades to its feature set and workflow.

GNOME/Unity in Ubuntu