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Vulkan-Hpp Launches, Official C++ API For Vulkan

Saturday 23rd of July 2016 12:38:04 PM
The Khronos Group posted to Twitter this morning a public introduction to Vulkan-Hpp, the open-source Vulkan C++ API...

QEMU 2.7 To Support New ARM Boards, Intel Graphics VFIO & More

Saturday 23rd of July 2016 12:28:20 PM
QEMU 2.7.0-rc0 was released yesterday as the first test version of this next feature release...

Khronos Makes Progress On Its GL Transmission Format

Friday 22nd of July 2016 04:27:00 PM
Next week is SIGGRAPH while taking place now in Anaheim, California is the Web3D Conference. From this conference focused around 3D graphics for the web, the glTF 1.0.1 specification was released and more...

Linux 4.7 Notebook Power Testing: Possible Regression When Idling

Friday 22nd of July 2016 04:05:14 PM
With the Linux 4.7 kernel expected to be released this weekend, I did some Linux kernel comparison power measurements from a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon notebook. Here are those results...

Wine 1.9.15 Lands More Direct3D Work, GDI Performance Improvements

Friday 22nd of July 2016 02:24:35 PM
Wine 1.9.15 is now complete as the latest bi-weekly development snapshot leading up to Wine 2.0 later this year...

GNOME 3.21.4 Released

Friday 22nd of July 2016 02:11:27 PM
GNOME 3.21.4 was announced today as the latest development release of this desktop environment leading up to September's release of GNOME 3.22...

Radeon X.Org Driver Now Only Uses DRI3 By Default With GLAMOR

Friday 22nd of July 2016 01:00:00 PM
For those of you using the xf86-video-ati X.Org driver on a pre-GCN GPU, next time you update to the latest code you'll need to make sure you manually enable DRI3 or switch to GLAMOR for 2D acceleration as now by default DRI3 is not being enabled unless GLAMOR is the acceleration architecture being used...

Wayland-Protocols 1.5 Released With Tablet Support

Friday 22nd of July 2016 12:49:16 PM
The latest release of the Wayland Protocols package is now available...

Intel XenGT Updated, Now Supports Windows 10 Guests

Friday 22nd of July 2016 12:36:40 PM
Intel has issued their quarterly update to XenGT, their open-source solution to mediated graphics passthrough support with full GPU virtualization on their hardware when making use of Xen virtualization...

NVIDIA Announces New TITAN X Card With 12 Billion Transistors, 11 TFLOPS Compute

Friday 22nd of July 2016 02:49:29 AM
The NVIDIA Pascal family sure is getting bigger with the surprise announcement tonight of the GP102-based TITAN X...

GammaRay 2.5 Released For Qt Introspection

Thursday 21st of July 2016 10:25:06 PM
KDAB has announced the release of GammaRay 2.5, what they say is their "biggest feature release yet", the popular introspection tool for Qt developers...

Feral Releases "Life Is Strange" For Linux

Thursday 21st of July 2016 05:46:24 PM
The latest Linux game port by Feral Interactive is the Life Is Strange title with all five episodes...

Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS Released

Thursday 21st of July 2016 03:53:33 PM
The first point release to the Ubuntu 16.04 Long Term Support (LTS) release is now available...

Bareflank Is A New Linux Hypervisor Written In C++11/14

Thursday 21st of July 2016 02:02:11 PM
A Phoronix reader pointed out to us of a new Linux hypervisor released at the end of June by Assured Information Security Inc. This new hypervisor is named Bareflank and it's open-source...

DragonFlyBSD Updates Its Intel Graphics Driver From Linux 4.4

Thursday 21st of July 2016 01:50:45 PM
The DragonFlyBSD project, namely François Tigeot, is continuing to do a good job at keeping their i915 DRM kernel graphics driver close behind the upstream Intel Linux DRM graphics driver. With the latest patches that have landed in the DragonFlyBSD kernel, their i915 driver is up to the Linux 4.4 state...

NVIDIA To Meet With Wayland, Linux Kernel Developers To Discuss GBM vs. Streams

Thursday 21st of July 2016 01:34:03 PM
It doesn't look like the NVIDIA Wayland support will be worked out in the immediate future for having an upstream approach that's agreed upon by all developers. However, in September the various stakeholders will meet in person...

SF Conservancy Speaks Out Against Developer Doing GPL Enforcement For Financial Gain

Thursday 21st of July 2016 12:40:19 PM
The Software Freedom Conservancy has issued a blog post this week about community-oriented principles in GPL enforcement work and in particular pointing out a Linux developer who hasn't agreed to these terms and is allegedly focusing upon GPL enforcement for his own financial gain...

Intel Developer Has Been Working On Systemd Support For Chrome OS

Thursday 21st of July 2016 12:17:47 PM
Google's Chrome OS currently relies upon Upstart as its init system, but work done by an Intel developer is pushing towards systemd support...

PHP 7.1 Beta Released

Thursday 21st of July 2016 11:56:59 AM
Today marks the availability of the PHP 7.1 beta as a closer step forward to this first feature update to PHP7...

Intel's Mesa Driver Appears Ready For OpenGL 4.5

Thursday 21st of July 2016 01:26:20 AM
It looks like Intel's Mesa open-source Linux graphics driver may be done with OpenGL 4.4 and 4.5, assuming you are using Broadwell hardware or newer...

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