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Ardour 5.5 Digital Audio Workstation Released

Thursday 1st of December 2016 01:00:06 PM
A new release of Ardour is available, the widely-praised, open-source digital audio workstation software...

BeOS-Compatible Haiku OS Working On EFI Support, UI Improvements

Thursday 1st of December 2016 11:21:47 AM
The Haiku OS developer community have issued their latest activity report to cover what's going on with this open-source BeOS-compatible operating system...

Amlogic Meson VPU DRM Driver In The Works

Thursday 1st of December 2016 11:15:27 AM
A new DRM driver is being baked for supporting the video processing unit for Amlogic Meson SoCs...

DRMFS Pseudo File-System Proposed

Thursday 1st of December 2016 10:59:31 AM
Intel developers are proposing the introduction of a new pseudo file-system intended as a better fit for Direct Rendering Manager drivers rather than the mix of sysfs/debugfs usage currently used...

Plans Emerge For Releasing Mesa 13.1

Wednesday 30th of November 2016 08:48:46 PM
Mesa release manager Emil Velikov has laid out his draft of a release schedule for the next major Mesa release...

Unity 5.5 Ships With Improved Particle System & Other New Features

Wednesday 30th of November 2016 07:17:32 PM
Unity 5.5 is now available and one of its big features is something that won't be too interesting to Linux folks: Microsoft HoloLens is now officially support...

Amazon Working On EC2 Linux OpenGL Support, Considering Vulkan

Wednesday 30th of November 2016 06:15:33 PM
Amazon Web Services today revealed more information about their EC2 Elastic GPUs support they are working to implement in the cloud...

Genode OS Framework 16.11 Now Available

Wednesday 30th of November 2016 04:11:45 PM
The latest installment of the ten-year-old Genode open-source operating system framework is now available with low-level improvements, support for smart cards, and kernel improvements to the NOVA hypervisor...

Systemd-Free Debian Fork Devuan Releases Its Second Beta

Wednesday 30th of November 2016 03:59:46 PM
Two days ago we brought up Devuan, the systemd-free fork of Debian turned two years old, and now it seems they are celebrating the anniversary by the release of the second beta...

Vivante Gallium3D Driver Proposed For Mainline Mesa + Render-Only Gallium Library

Wednesday 30th of November 2016 02:34:57 PM
Fresh from the libdrm 2.4.74 release that had some Etnaviv API changes, the Etnaviv Gallium3D driver has been proposed for mainline Mesa as the open-source, reverse-engineered 3D effort for Vivante graphics cores...

Qt Creator 4.2 RC1 Released

Wednesday 30th of November 2016 02:12:08 PM
The Qt Company today issued the first release candidate for the Qt Creator 4.2 integrated development environment release...

NVIDIA GTX 680 To GTX 1080 Blender OpenCL Benchmarks

Wednesday 30th of November 2016 01:05:48 PM
With having published some Darktable OpenCL benchmarks at the beginning of the week with 20 different GPUs (plus more follow-up benchmarks), it didn't take long before requests came in to see some fresh OpenCL Blender benchmarks.

Initial XWayland Window Positioning Support For Weston

Wednesday 30th of November 2016 11:10:34 AM
Collabora's latest patch series for Wayland/Weston is implementing support for initial XWayland window positioning with the Weston compositor...

MSM-Next Prepares Adreno A5xx Support For Linux 4.10

Wednesday 30th of November 2016 10:57:30 AM
On Tuesday was the MSM-Next submission by Red Hat developer Rob Clark of these Freedreno MSM changes to be sent to mainline for the Linux 4.10 kernel...

Libdrm 2.4.74 Adds Intel Geminilake, Etnaviv Changes

Wednesday 30th of November 2016 01:42:44 AM
Mesa DRM library updates aren't usually too notable, but that's different with this evening's libdrm 2.4.74 release...

Ubuntu 17.04 Likely To Settle On Linux 4.10, Release On 13 April

Wednesday 30th of November 2016 12:29:31 AM
Ubuntu's kernel team will likely be targeting the Linux 4.10 kernel for April's release of Ubuntu 17.04...

Git 2.11 Released With Performance Optimizations

Tuesday 29th of November 2016 10:28:22 PM
Git 2.11 has been released as the newest version of this most widely used open-source version control system by free software projects...

There's A Vulkan Renderer In The Works For A PlayStation Emulator

Tuesday 29th of November 2016 09:36:37 PM
Earlier this year the LibRetro crew unveiled their work on a Vulkan renderer for their Nintendo 64 emulator while now they have been working on a Vulkan renderer for a PlayStation One emulator, and it's already working...

ARM Offers Vulkan Linux Debugger Support

Tuesday 29th of November 2016 09:20:09 PM
Earlier this month ARM announced an updated Mali Graphics Debugger that includes Vulkan 1.0 tracing support on Linux...

Developers Explore Meson Build System For Wayland / Weston

Tuesday 29th of November 2016 06:40:14 PM
A growing number of GNOME projects have been exploring Meson as a next-gen build system with one of the benefits being much faster build times. Now Daniel Stone at Collabora is exploring using Meson for Wayland and its Weston Weston compositor...

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Cloud convenience is killing the open source database

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OpenGov Partnership members mull open source policy

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