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RADV Radeon Vulkan Code Enables More Driver Features

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 10:00:00 AM
The RADV Radeon Vulkan driver in Mesa has seen some activity last night to enable more fine-grained features...

Leadwerks Game Engine 4.2 Released With Linux Improvements

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 08:00:00 AM
It's been two years since we last reported on the Leadwerks game engine while this morning the company announced a big update for it that also improves the Linux support...

Haswell OpenGL 4.0 / FP64 Support In Mesa Might Finally Be Close To Merging

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 06:00:00 AM
It appears that ARB_gpu_shader_fp64 for Intel Haswell graphics hardware might finally be merged soon into Mesa and thereby exposing OpenGL 4.0 support...

Ubuntu To Stop Building 32-Bit PowerPC For Future Releases

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 05:00:00 AM
With Debian Stretch dropping 32-bit PowerPC as a release architecture, Ubuntu is following a similar maneuver and will not be making 32-bit PPC images of future releases...

Linux Workstation/Server Distribution Benchmarks For Winter 2016

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 01:45:31 AM
The latest for your enjoyment of our year-end comparison articles and benchmarks is a fresh comparison of various workstation/enterprise/server oriented Linux distributions when looking at relevant workloads. Testing for this distribution comparison being done from a Core i7 6800K Broadwell-E system while a desktop-focused Linux desktop comparison for winter 2016 will be posted still before year's end.

GTK 3.89.2 Released With Vulkan Renderer, Continued GDK/GSK Changes

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 12:17:09 AM
Matthias Clasen shifted focus today from working on the new recipes program to putting out a new development release in the road to GTK4...

ALSA 1.1.3 Released For Linux Sound

Wednesday 21st of December 2016 10:41:11 PM
Version 1.1.3 of the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) was released today...

Blender & Darktable OpenCL Benchmarks On 13 NVIDIA GPUs

Wednesday 21st of December 2016 07:56:37 PM
As some more end-of-the-year Linux benchmarks, here are OpenCL Darktable and Blender benchmarks when testing on thirteen different NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards.

Wine-Staging 2.0-RC2 Includes Support For DOOM On Linux

Wednesday 21st of December 2016 06:00:00 PM
Building off last week's Wine 2.0-RC2 milestone is now an updated Wine-Staging with various experimental/testing patches...

NFS Client Updates For The Linux 4.10 Kernel

Wednesday 21st of December 2016 04:48:30 PM
For users of the Network File System, there are more NFS client updates coming in the Linux 4.10 kernel...

Feral Now Officially Supports AMD GPUs With Mesa For XCOM 2 On Linux

Wednesday 21st of December 2016 04:30:57 PM
Back in February marked the launch of XCOM 2 for Linux and while it was possible to get the game working with RadeonSI Gallium3D, just ahead of Christmas there is a new update from Feral Interactive providing official support for Mesa/AMD graphics...

LibreOffice Announces "MUFFIN" User Interface

Wednesday 21st of December 2016 02:47:55 PM
The Document Foundation today announced MUFFIN, a new user-interface concept for LibreOffice...

My 2016 Favorites: Vulkan, Fedora 25 Wayland, Mesa Improvements

Wednesday 21st of December 2016 02:30:00 PM
So far this year on Phoronix I have written more than 3,400 articles on open-source and Linux. Of all the events this year, which were my favorite? Here's my favorite announcements and milestones for Linux and free software in 2016...

Raspberry Pi Foundation Spins Debian+PIXEL Desktop for i386 Systems

Wednesday 21st of December 2016 01:30:00 PM
A few months back the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced the PIXEL desktop environment that is used in future versions of the Raspbian Linux distribution for the Raspberry Pi ARM SBCs. Now though they've decided to spin Debian and PIXEL for x86 systems...

GCN 1.0 Southern Islands Seeing AMDGPU Improvements With Linux 4.10

Wednesday 21st of December 2016 12:50:00 PM
While the DRM feature updates for Linux 4.10 were already sent in and integrate the AMDGPU improvements for the next kernel release, a fixes pull request sent in now gives more hope for GCN 1.0 "Southern Islands" users wanting to run AMDGPU...

OpenShot 2.2 Video Editor Debuts: Faster Performance, Better 4K/5K Video Editing

Wednesday 21st of December 2016 12:00:00 PM
In case you plan to do any video editing for your 2016 holiday videos and are deciding between the different open-source non-linear video editors, OpenShot 2.2 was released this morning as a sizable feature update...

GCC 6.3 Compiler Released

Wednesday 21st of December 2016 11:40:11 AM
Version 6.3 of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) has been released as scheduled...

Lara Croft Go On Linux: A Fun Turn-Based Puzzle Game

Wednesday 21st of December 2016 11:30:00 AM
The Go Series, made up by Hitman Go, Lara Croft Go, and Deus Ex Go, are a series of puzzle games by Square Enix. While Hitman Go and Lara Croft go are available on all platforms, Deus Ex is limited to iOS and Android...

Nmap 7.40 Brings Improvements For Holiday Port Scanning

Wednesday 21st of December 2016 11:21:01 AM
The Nmap Network Mapper security scanner program has done a holiday release "in case your Christmas break plans involve a lot of port scanning."..

QEMU 2.8 Released

Wednesday 21st of December 2016 11:12:47 AM
QEMU 2.8 is now available as a significant update to this important piece of the Linux virtualization stack...

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