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NVIDIA 387.22 Linux Driver Released With GTX 1070 Ti Support

Monday 30th of October 2017 05:27:27 PM
NVIDIA has shipped the 387.22 Linux driver today as their first stable release in the 387.xx series...

Mesa 17.2.4 Released While Mesa 17.3 Continues To Bake

Monday 30th of October 2017 03:39:25 PM
Mesa 17.2.4 is now available as the newest stable release of Mesa 3D while Mesa 17.3 is up to its second release candidate...

F1 2017 Will Be The First Vulkan-Only Linux Game

Monday 30th of October 2017 02:59:02 PM
After announcing the F1 2017 racing game for Linux last week, Feral Interactive confirmed it will support the Vulkan graphics API while today they confirmed it's going to be a Vulkan-exclusive title on Linux...

AMD's Open-Source Strategy Is Now Ten Years Old

Monday 30th of October 2017 01:52:02 PM
What an incredible ride it's been over the past ten years of AMD pursuing an open-source Linux graphics driver strategy.

Intrinsic Continues Advancing As An Open-Source, Graphically-Rich Vulkan Game Engine

Monday 30th of October 2017 11:00:00 AM
Intrinsic is one of the best looking open-source Vulkan game engines we have seen to date...

Linux 4.14-rc7 No Longer Clashes With AppArmor To Break Networking

Monday 30th of October 2017 10:10:58 AM
Earlier this month I warned about using Linux 4.14 with AppArmor can cause headaches, namely with the stock rules on distributions like Ubuntu and Debian you can find your networking support broken. That work has now been reverted after Linus Torvalds realized this issue as well...

Etnaviv Gallium3D Reaches OpenGL 2.1

Monday 30th of October 2017 10:01:03 AM
It was just days ago that the Etnaviv Gallium3D driver made it to OpenGL 2.0 while now it's reached the OpenGL 2.1 threshold...

OpenRISC SMP Support Is Getting Into Shape

Monday 30th of October 2017 09:22:21 AM
While the OpenRISC architecture has been supported by the mainline Linux kernel, it hasn't supported symmetric multi-processing (SMP) for multi-core designs, but that is in the process of being changed...

ReactOS 0.4.7-RC1 Is The Latest As "Open-Source Windows"

Sunday 29th of October 2017 11:00:00 PM
Less than two months after the ReactOS 0.4.6 release, ReactOS 0.4.7-RC1 is available for testing...

Linux 4.14-rc7 Released: Final Likely In Two Weeks

Sunday 29th of October 2017 09:51:56 PM
Linux 4.14-rc7 is now available as the latest weekly test release of the Linux 4.14 LTS kernel...

AMDGPU vs. Radeon DRM With Linux 4.14 On GCN 1.0/SI GPUs

Sunday 29th of October 2017 08:32:06 PM
It's been a while since last testing the older GCN 1.0 "Southern Islands" graphics cards with the AMDGPU DRM driver rather than the default Radeon DRM driver. Here are some fresh comparison tests using some original GCN graphics cards with the two DRM drivers while pairing it with Mesa 17.4-dev, including Vulkan tests that are made possible by switching over to the AMDGPU Direct Rendering Manager driver.

Freedreno MSM DRM Driver Updates Submitted For Linux 4.15

Sunday 29th of October 2017 07:16:30 PM
Freedreno founder Rob Clark today sent in the MSM DRM driver updates for DRM-Next to queue ahead of the upcoming Linux 4.15 merge window...

Embedded Linux Conference Europe & Open-Source Summit Wrap Up In Prague

Sunday 29th of October 2017 12:24:43 PM
The 2017 Embedded Linux Conference Europe and Open-Source Summit Europe events hosted by the Linux Foundation this year in Prague wrapped up earlier this week...

Slang Continues To Advance For Easing Shader Writing, Cross-Compiling Shaders

Sunday 29th of October 2017 12:17:17 PM
NVIDIA and Carnegie Mellon University continue working on the Slang project for providing improved functionality around existing Direct3D HLSL and OpenGL GLSL shaders as well as developing its own shading language...

uClibc Is Still Around As A Lightweight C Standard Library

Sunday 29th of October 2017 11:59:32 AM
The uClibc project is still advancing as a lightweight, performant C standard library even while glibc has been making performance advancements and other improvements as well...

GCC Prepares For C17 Language Support

Sunday 29th of October 2017 11:51:02 AM
Not to be confused with C++17 that brings many notable additions and improvements, C17 is also coming soon as an update to the C programming language...

Intel ANV Vulkan Driver Patches For Cross-Stage Link Optimizations

Sunday 29th of October 2017 11:40:33 AM
Jason Ekstrand has sent out a set of 21 patches this weekend for their "ANV" open-source Vulkan driver to support cross-stage optimizations...

Clear Linux Reaches The Amazon EC2 Cloud

Sunday 29th of October 2017 11:29:20 AM
Intel's performance-driven Clear Linux operating system is now available via the Amazon AWS marketplace for easily running this distribution in the EC2 cloud...

Kodi-Powered LibreELEC 8.2 Released

Saturday 28th of October 2017 08:53:56 PM
There's a new release of LibreELEC, the Linux distribution focused on delivering a premiere HTPC/multimedia experience by being built around the Kodi HTPC software...

SuperTuxKart 0.9.3 Released With New Tracks, Built-In Screen Recorder

Saturday 28th of October 2017 05:14:37 PM
A new release of the open-source SuperTuxKart racing game is out just ahead of Halloween...

More in Tux Machines

KDE: Introduction to Kdenlive, Qt 3D Aspect, Mini Bug Squashing Day

  • A Brief Introduction to Kdenlive
    Kdenlive has become one of the main free software tools for audio-visual editing. Although complaints about earlier versions continue to dog its reputation — especially about syncing — the latest releases soon make clear that Kdenlive is now a mature and reliable tool. However, one thing it lacks is a general overview that helps new users navigate its complexity. Admittedly, the information users need is available. Yet finding it when you need it can be time-consuming, and add to the difficulties of learning a new application. Having just completed my first video — “Preparing Labels in LibreOffice” for WorldLabel — I think I have learned enough of the basics that my next effort should go far more efficiently. As a guide to myself, and to anyone else who might be starting to use Kdenlive, I present the following in the hopes of saving everyone some time and distraction.
  • Writing a Custom Qt 3D Aspect – part 1
    Qt 3D has a flexible and extensible architecture that allows us to easily add our own new functionality to it without disrupting the existing features.
  • Mini Bug Squashing Day
    In preparation for the 17.12 release we will be holding a mini bug squashing day on the 1st of December, between 10:00 and 15:30 (CET time). Community members are invited to submit their bug suggestions. For developers interested in contributing to the project we have a set up a list of low hanging bugs for them to cherry pick and get acquainted with the code base. Note that this is a great opportunity for prospective participants in the Season of KDE.

Xubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark - The winter is ... meh

I must say I'm a bit sad. Xubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark is nowhere near as good as its predecessor. It comes with a slew of bugs and regressions inherited from Ubuntu without any validations or checks. The experience is flawed, with middling hardware support, although the rest of the stack is quite reasonable. You get blazing performance, good looks, and decent overall out-of-the-box experience with media and gadgets. However, that on its own means nothing - because when you compare to Zingy Zorba, this is a release that does everything slightly less well, and it comes with problems and issues we did not have before. Do we really need these hope-killing releases that undo all that's gone before? Xubuntu was really doing well, and then, wham, regressions. Seriously? Why? Anyway, 6/10. Worth testing - better than Ubuntu or Kubuntu of the autumn stock, but still not as good as what we've seen, known and love. Take care, fellow Tuxians. Read more

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