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System76 To Begin Their Own Product Design & Manufacturing

Thursday 20th of April 2017 12:37:35 PM
In looking to make their Linux-powered systems more appealing and original to the masses, System76 will begin their own product design and manufacturing...

GStreamer 1.12 Is On Approach With New Features, Wayland Zero-Copy Playback

Thursday 20th of April 2017 10:31:06 AM
GStreamer 1.12.0 will soon be released as the latest version of this widely-used, open-source multimedia framework...

More Details On The OpenGL 4.2 Support For Ivy Bridge With Mesa 17.1

Thursday 20th of April 2017 10:18:28 AM
In case you missed it, last week in Mesa Git we saw OpenGL 4.0+ support finally arrive for Intel Ivy Bridge hardware with this next Mesa release taking these pre-Haswell parts from GL 3.3 to GL 4.2 thanks to FP64 and ARB_vertex_attrib64 landing...

GCC 7 Has Been Branched, GCC 8.0 Now On Master

Thursday 20th of April 2017 10:05:43 AM
The GCC 7 mainline code-base hit the important milestone today of having zero P1 regressions -- issues of the highest priority -- and as such they branched the GCC7 code-base and GCC 7.1 RC1 is then being announced later this week as they prepare for this first stable release of GCC 7...

AMD Radeon RX 580 Linux OpenGL/Vulkan Benchmarks

Wednesday 19th of April 2017 11:40:00 PM
For those curious if the Radeon RX 580 "Polaris Evolved" graphics card is worthwhile as a Linux gamer, here are the initial Phoronix figures for the RX 580 8GB graphics card that launched yesterday. These initial tests were done with AMDGPU+RadeonSI/RADV under a variety of OpenGL and Vulkan workloads.

Wine-Staging 2.6 Released

Wednesday 19th of April 2017 11:02:52 PM
Building off last week's Wine 2.6 release that brought partial Command Stream Multi-Threading support is now Wine-Staging 2.6...

Chrome 58 Makes Its Debut

Wednesday 19th of April 2017 09:45:53 PM
Not long after the Firefox 53 release, Google has promoted Chrome 58 to stable...

RADV Shader Prefetching Yields Minor Performance Boost

Wednesday 19th of April 2017 09:03:13 PM
Bas Nieuwenhuizen continues being very busy with work on the open-source (unofficial) Radeon Vulkan driver, RADV...

Vulkan Crosses 1,000 Projects On GitHub

Wednesday 19th of April 2017 05:58:19 PM
For those tracking the growth of the Vulkan graphics API via GitHub, a gratifying milestone was reached today of having 1,000 projects now mentioning Vulkan...

Mozilla Firefox 53.0 Released, Drops Old Linux CPU Support

Wednesday 19th of April 2017 01:39:45 PM
Mozilla Firefox 53.0 has rolled out the door...

Clang-Based Tool Makes It Easy To Show Inefficient Qt Coding Mistakes

Wednesday 19th of April 2017 01:29:10 PM
Back in 2015 we wrote about the "Clazy" static analyzer for Clang as a way to uncover various coding shortcomings for KDE/Qt programs. Since then, Clazy has become much more capable...

Java 9 Tech Preview Planned For Fedora 27

Wednesday 19th of April 2017 12:49:26 PM
Fedora developers are planning to be prompt in offering Java 9 on their Linux distribution via OpenJDK...

Ashes of Singularity Moves Ahead With Vulkan, Door May Open In Future For Linux

Wednesday 19th of April 2017 12:13:52 PM
Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation is receiving a Vulkan port and will be released this summer...

Little Perf Improvements & User-Defined Priority Scheduling For Intel's DRM Driver

Wednesday 19th of April 2017 10:45:18 AM
With Chris Wilson's focus at the Intel Open-Source Technology Center seeming to have shifted in full from the never-releasing xf86-video-intel 3.0 driver -- where he was known for his massive contributions, especially to the SNA acceleration architecture -- to the DRM code, his latest work to talk about is pushing out a hefty patch series for the i915 DRM kernel code...

KHR_no_error Support Merged In Mesa For Potentially Helping CPU Usage

Wednesday 19th of April 2017 10:27:56 AM
Timothy Arceri at Valve has recently been working on OpenGL KHR_no_error support while now that initial code has been merged into Mesa 17.2-devel...

Freedreno Baking A5XX Compute Shader Support

Wednesday 19th of April 2017 10:11:34 AM
The latest milestone for the open-source, reverse-engineered Freedreno driver for Qualcomm Adreno graphics hardware is basic compute support for the newer A5xx hardware...

AMDGPU-PRO Updated With Radeon RX 500 Series Support

Wednesday 19th of April 2017 09:54:58 AM
AMD has posted an updated AMDGPU-PRO 17.10 driver with support for the RX 500 "Polaris Evolved" graphics cards...

NVIDIA 381 Linux Beta vs. Linux 4.11 / Mesa 17.1 Radeon Comparison

Tuesday 18th of April 2017 09:47:38 PM
For those wondering how the bleeding-edge open-source Radeon driver stack is comparing to the latest NVIDIA closed-source binary blob, here are some fresh benchmarks on many different cards. Tested is the new NVIDIA 381.09 binary driver with different Maxwell/Pascal GPUs alongside various AMD GCN card tests using the Linux 4.11 Git kernel and Mesa 17.1-dev Git.

Caffe2: A New, Open-Source Deep Learning Framework From Facebook

Tuesday 18th of April 2017 06:40:56 PM
Facebook just announced Caffe2, a new deep learning framework developed in cooperation with NVIDIA and other vendors...

Unreal Tournament 0.1.10 Released

Tuesday 18th of April 2017 04:00:59 PM
Epic Games has announced their April update to their cross-platform, free-to-play Unreal Tournament game, v0.1.10...

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