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Qt 5.7 Release Candidate Surfaces

Friday 3rd of June 2016 11:26:11 AM
Similar to past Qt5 tool-kit releases, Qt 5.7 has been running behind schedule but they are now out with a release candidate and hope to officially ship this update later in June...

Wayland's Weston Nukes Its Raspberry Pi Backend/Renderer

Friday 3rd of June 2016 11:19:16 AM
Upstream Wayland developers have decided to drop the specialized Raspberry Pi back-end and renderer from the Weston compositor code-base...

OpenGL Performance & Perf-Per-Watt From The Radeon HD 3850 Through R9 Fury

Friday 3rd of June 2016 04:00:00 AM
In part due to the Phoronix 12th birthday this week with running various historical performance comparisons and other interesting benchamrks and in part due to prepping for some long-term comparison data to the Radeon RX 480 launch later this month, for your viewing pleasure this morning are benchmarks testing a variety of graphis cards going back to the Radeon HD 3000 (RV600) series up through the Radeon R9 Fury (Fiji) graphics cards. Enjoy this fun article focusing primarily on the OpenGL performance under Linux over the several generations of ATI/AMD GPUs along with calculating the performance-per-Watt.

OwnCloud Issues Statement Over Today's Nextcloud Fork, OwnCloud Inc Closes Up Shop

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 11:45:27 PM
This morning it went public that ownCloud was forked into Nextcloud by many of the former contributors including ownCloud's founder. The ownCloud company has now responded...

The Intel Mesa Driver's Three Intermediate Representations

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 09:22:05 PM
If you've read Phoronix for any real length of time you've likely come across articles talking about Intel's Mesa driver and various work on the intermediate representations (IRs) of the driver. If you still are wondering about the Mesa driver's IR, here's a introductory blog post done by our friends at Igalia...

Endless Computer Makes Their GNOME-Focused Linux OS Available To Everyone

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 07:02:01 PM
Over the past year or two you've likely heard of Endless Computers for their work on building a $79 PC for the "offline world" as a Linux PC for developing countries. Or you may have also heard of Endless Computers due to their upstream contributions to GNOME, since their "Endless OS" is based upon the GNOME desktop environment. Up to now their Linux distribution has just been available for their low-cost PCs, but now they are making it available for free...

Streacom FC5: A Chassis To Build A Completely Fanless PC, Great For Linux HTPC/SteamOS PCs

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 06:43:18 PM
Earlier this year I tested the CompuLab Airtop as a completely fanless, high-performance PC. Many Linux users were interested in the Airtop and its innovative design. The only downsides with the Airtop is that it's very expensive to ordinary consumers and you don't have free rein over what components you wish to install. Fortunately, more standards-compliant fanless cases have been coming to the market -- including some that support fanless CPU cooling. One of the newer contenders in that space is the Streacom FC5 Alpha, which is a fanless aluminum case I've been using the past month and could work out well for a SteamOS Linux gaming living room PC or HTPC.

At Just $35, Now Is A Great Time To Try Out Valve's ARM-Linux-Powered Steam Link

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 05:41:39 PM
Steam Link is Valve's game streaming solution where when paired with a controller makes for easy gaming from a living room TV. The Steam Link is Linux-based and it does support game streaming from Steam running on SteamOS or any Linux distribution...

Enlightenment 0.21 Up To RC State With Better Wayland Support

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 05:14:51 PM
Mike Blumenkrantz has tagged the release candidate of the upcoming Enlightenment 0.21 release...

Ardour 5.0 Digital Audio Workstation Makes A Step Closer To Reality

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 05:04:56 PM
The folks responsible for the Ardour Digital Audio Workstation on Linux and OS X have tagged v5.0-pre0...

The GTX 1080 Pascal Linux OpenGL / OpenCL / Vulkan Benchmarks Begin Tomorrow

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 12:44:40 PM
I've been extremely anxious since the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070/1080 "Pascal" announcement last month to see how these cards perform under Linux using open standards like OpenGL, Vulkan, and OpenCL, and you probably have been too if you're reading Phoronix. Fortunately, the start of the GeForce GTX 1080 Pascal benchmarks will be revealed tomorrow...

Phoronix Test Suite 6.4 Released With Latest Improvements For Open-Source Benchmarking

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 11:50:00 AM
Eight years to the week since the release of Phoronix Test Suite 1.0 "Trondheim" and twelve years to the week since the start of, Phoronix Media today announced the release of Phoronix Test Suite 6.4 "Hasvik" as the latest version of our open-source, enterprise-rated, cross-platform benchmarking software...

Intel Lands Its First Batch Of Graphics Driver Changes For Linux 4.8 Into DRM-Next

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 11:01:54 AM
Intel's first batch of i915 DRM kernel graphics driver changes for targeting the future Linux 4.8 kernel cycle has now been queued into DRM-Next...

Coreboot Gains A Hybrid Graphics Driver For Lenovo ThinkPads

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 10:49:49 AM
Landing in Coreboot Git this week is a "hybrid graphics driver" that benefits seemingly all Lenovo laptops (except the mux-less models) with dual GPUs...

OwnCloud Has Been Forked By Former Developers, Founder

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 08:00:00 AM
The embargo just expired so I can now share what's been happening at OwnCloud: those that left ownCloud recently have formed a new company where they are now forking ownCloud...

Mesa 12.1-dev Is Off To The Races

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 02:14:44 AM
While Mesa 12.0 was just branched days ago and is going to be an extraordinary release, new work is already building up for Mesa 12.1-dev that will be released around September...

LibreSSL 2.4 Released

Thursday 2nd of June 2016 01:58:45 AM
It's been a while since last hearing anything out of the LibreSSL camp, but a new version is now available...

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Canonical Releases Snapcraft 2.12 Snaps Creator with New Parts Ecosystem, More

Today, June 29, 2016, Canonical has had the great pleasure of announcing the release of the highly anticipated Snapcraft 2.12 Snappy creator tool for the Ubuntu Linux operating system. Read more

AMDGPU-PRO Driver 16.30 Officially Released with Support for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Today, June 29, 2016, AMD released the final version of the AMDGPU-Pro 16.30 graphics driver for GNU/Linux operating systems, bringing support for new technologies like the Vulkan API. Read more

Red Hat News

Peppermint 7 Released

Peppermint 7 launched a few days ago. Peppermint is a lightweight Ubuntu-based Linux distribution with an emphasis on speed and simplicity. Although the name is similar to Linux Mint, the projects aren't directly related. Peppermint originally was envisioned as a "spicier" alternative to Mint—whatever that means! Many distros come with a wide assortment of feature-rich applications, and that's great for power users who need those apps. But older machines can struggle to cope with those demanding distros. Peppermint solves the problem by offering a carefully curated suite of web apps that perform tasks traditionally handled by native apps. It's an approach that will be familiar to any Chromebook users reading this article. Read more