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AMD AOCC Compiler 1.1 Released For Zen CPUs

Monday 29th of January 2018 05:01:03 AM
AOCC 1.1 is the second public release of the AMD Optimizing C/C++ Compiler designed for Ryzen/Threadripper/EPYC processors...

R600 Gallium3D Now Effectively At OpenGL 4.4, A Nudge Away From GL 4.5

Monday 29th of January 2018 01:36:20 AM
As a follow-up to the article a few days ago about nearly complete OpenGL 4.4~4.5 support for R600g, this pre-GCN older Radeon Gallium3D driver has landed in Mesa 18.1-dev Git support for its final OpenGL 4.4 extension...

Ryzen Threadripper 1900X Should Report The Correct Temperature With Linux 4.16

Monday 29th of January 2018 12:02:37 AM
While the just-released Linux 4.15 kernel brings AMD Zen CPU temperature reporting support for Ryzen/Threadripper/EPYC processors, an oversight in the k10temp driver code is yielding an incorrect temperature for the Threadripper 1900X...

Linux 4.15 Kernel Released, Time For The Linux 4.16 Merge Window

Sunday 28th of January 2018 09:29:47 PM
Linus Torvalds has released the Linux 4.15.0 kernel after nine release candidates...

GTK+ 4.0 Might Be Ready To Ship This Year With Its Many Toolkit Improvements

Sunday 28th of January 2018 08:18:29 PM
Famed GNOME developer Matthias Clasen of Red Hat provided an update on the state of the GTK4 tool-kit during this week's DevConf.cz event in Brno...

Systemd 237 Released With WireGuard Support, Keyboard See-Saw/Rocker Changes

Sunday 28th of January 2018 05:16:19 PM
Not only is Linux 4.15 coming today but the first systemd stable release of 2018 is also now available...

GIMP Picks Up Better Debugging Support, Backtrace GUI

Sunday 28th of January 2018 05:09:15 PM
Adding to the list of features for the long overdue GIMP 2.10 release is better debugging support...

Linux 4.15 Is Set To Sail Today With AMDGPU DC, Zen Temperature Monitoring, RISC-V

Sunday 28th of January 2018 03:58:13 PM
After going through nine weekly release candidates, the Linux 4.15 kernel is set to be released today as the first major stable update of 2018...

Mesa 18.0 Features Include Many OpenGL/Vulkan Improvements, Intel Shader Cache & Extras

Sunday 28th of January 2018 02:40:11 PM
Mesa 18.0 is currently being prepared for release by mid-February and is yet another feature-packaged, quarterly update to this open-source 3D graphics driver stack with significant improvements for OpenGL and Vulkan support and performance.

Open-Source Project Trying To Map Vulkan Onto Direct3D 12 & Metal

Sunday 28th of January 2018 01:19:50 PM
While we are seeing exciting projects at the moment about mapping Direct3D 11 over Vulkan (as well as D3D9 and D3D12 over Vulkan projects too), there are new open-source projects for mapping Vulkan over Direct3D 12 and Metal...

Allwinner SUNIV Old ARM9-Based SoCs Worked On For Upstream Linux Kernel Support

Sunday 28th of January 2018 12:55:53 PM
From the mid-2000's to 2011 Allwinner was marketing their F-Series processors with ARM9 32-bit RISC processors while finally in 2018 these SoCs might have upstream Linux kernel support...

Solus Releases Linux Driver Management 1.0

Sunday 28th of January 2018 12:39:24 PM
The Solus Project this week released Linux Driver Management 1.0, a library created by this innovative Linux distribution for enumerating system components and detecting matches between said components and packages/drivers providing additional functionality...

OpenSUSE Rolling Out Retpoline Support, Xen Spectre/Meltdown Mitigation

Sunday 28th of January 2018 12:27:01 PM
SUSE's Richard Brown has issued a status update around openSUSE's ongoing mitigation of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities...

GNU Binutils 2.30 Released

Saturday 27th of January 2018 08:14:43 PM
Released this weekend is Binutils 2.30 as the latest collection of these GNU utilities important to the open-source ecosystem...

Intel SSD 760p 256GB NVMe SSD For $99 USD On Linux

Saturday 27th of January 2018 06:00:00 PM
If the extremely fast Intel Optane SSD 900p is out of your budget with its 3D XPoint memory, this week Intel rolled out the SSD 760p series with 64-layer TLC 3D NAND memory. For less than $100 USD you can get the 256GB capacity Intel 760p SSD, which is what we are benchmarking today under Ubuntu Linux.

GPUVM Discrete GPU Code For AMDKFD, Radeon Compute Could Be Ready For Linux 4.17

Saturday 27th of January 2018 04:04:04 PM
Sent out Friday night were the latest patches for getting the discrete GPU support within the AMDKFD HSA kernel driver up to scratch for allowing the ROCm compute stack working off a mainline kernel...

System76 Eyeing Disk Encryption By Default

Saturday 27th of January 2018 02:16:56 PM
Ubuntu-focused Linux PC vendor System76 who has also been working on their own Pop!_OS distribution is looking at enabling disk encryption by default...

KWin Developer's Response To The GNOME CSD Initiative

Saturday 27th of January 2018 01:57:21 PM
KDE KWin window manager / compositor maintainer Martin Flöser has penned a brief response to the recent GNOME developer's CSD Initiative in trying to get all applications to pursue client-side decorations and abandon title bars in favor of header bars...

Libvpx 1.7.0 Released With AVX Optimizations & More

Saturday 27th of January 2018 01:28:37 PM
Google's WebM folks quietly released libvpx 1.7.0 earlier this week as the latest version of their VP8/VP9 encoder/decoder library...

KDE-Focused Netrunner Rolling 2018.01 Released

Saturday 27th of January 2018 01:04:41 PM
For those still in search of a KDE-focused Linux distribution that's rolling-release and desktop-friendly, Netrunner Rolling 2018.01 has been released...

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