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HTTPS Will Be Available To All Phoronix Readers

Thursday 30th of April 2015 04:06:40 AM
Following the article earlier this week about HTTPS for, I'm happy to share that I'm pledging to continuing to make the HTTPS support for all Phoronix readers...

Debian GNU/Hurd 2015 Released

Thursday 30th of April 2015 02:23:24 AM
With this weekend's release of Debian 8.0 Jessie there wasn't an adjoining Debian GNU/Hurd release, but today that release has come out...

Tux3 File-System Works Out Faster Fsync Support

Wednesday 29th of April 2015 10:13:57 PM
Daniel Phillips has worked out faster fsync support within Tux3, the promising open-source file-system that continues to be developed outside of the mainline kernel...

Trying Out Microsoft Visual Studio Code On Linux

Wednesday 29th of April 2015 05:59:19 PM
Following the big news just now that Microsoft released their new Visual Studio IDE for Linux, I downloaded it and tried out on Fedora 21...

Microsoft Releases New Code IDE For Linux!

Wednesday 29th of April 2015 05:36:34 PM
At Microsoft's BUILD Conference today they released Visual Studio Code, a new IDE for developing web and cloud applications. Most interestingly, Visual Studio Code is natively running on Linux!..

GLAMOR + RadeonSI 2D Acceleration Is Quite Good For Open-Source AMD 2D Performance

Wednesday 29th of April 2015 04:18:47 PM
Yesterday I posted some benchmark results showing the AMD Radeon R9 290 graphics card on Ubuntu 15.04 and comparing the Catalyst driver to the open-source RadeonSI Gallium3D driver as found on this new Linux distribution release. The previous article focused on the OpenGL performance while today's article is looking squarely at the 2D performance.

OpenMP 4.1 Support Is In The Works For GCC

Wednesday 29th of April 2015 03:21:35 PM
This month's release of GCC 5 brought OpenMP 4.0 support -- including the initial offloading support -- while GCC developers now are already at work on OpenMP 4.1 support...

GTK+ 3.17.1 Fixes Many Bugs, Drops XP, Improves High Contrast Themes

Wednesday 29th of April 2015 02:07:42 PM
The first GNOME GTK+ tool-kit update is now out there for the GNOME 3.17 development series that will culminate with the release of GNOME 3.18 in September...

Opera 29 Brings Tab Synchronization Between Devices

Wednesday 29th of April 2015 01:31:53 PM
For those still using the Opera web-browser on Linux, version 29 was released yesterday with new features...

A Bunch Of Gallium3D D3D9 Fixes Land In Mesa

Wednesday 29th of April 2015 12:47:20 PM
For users of "Gallium3D Nine", the state tracker providing Direct3D 9 API support within Mesa, there's a number of fixes that were pushed into Git this morning...

Bodhi Linux Forks Enlightenment E17

Wednesday 29th of April 2015 12:38:53 PM
The Bodhi Linux distribution has forked the Enlightenment project from its E17 release...

DragonEgg Starts Cracking In LLVM

Wednesday 29th of April 2015 12:29:23 PM
Going back to the earlier days of LLVM has been the DragonEgg plug-in. DragonEgg is a GCC plug-in that implements LLVM's optimizers and code generators within GCC. With Clang becoming suitable for day-to-day use on large production workloads and GCC also improving, the benefits of DragonEgg have greatly diminished...

Another OpenGL 4.2 Extension Comes Close For Intel Mesa

Wednesday 29th of April 2015 02:01:00 AM
Another OpenGL 4 extension is nearing completion within the open-source Mesa software library. The extension t his time is ARB_shader_image_load_store, which is needed for OpenGL 4.2 compliance...

The First Of The Features Being Proposed For Fedora 23

Tuesday 28th of April 2015 09:00:00 PM
With Fedora 22 being well past its change deadline and the final release just being a few weeks out, developers are beginning to look at planning their features/changes for Fedora 23...

GTX 750 Maxwell Acceleration Starts Working On Nouveau With Linux 4.1

Tuesday 28th of April 2015 06:13:14 PM
While the Nouveau developers remain blocked by NVIDIA on bringing up accelerated support for the GeForce GTX 900 series, with the forthcoming Linux 4.1 kernel there is initial GeForce GTX 750 "Maxwell" accelerated support out-of-the-box...

Nouveau NVC0 Gallium3D Driver Now Exposes GLSL 4.10

Tuesday 28th of April 2015 05:12:54 PM
While there's still more work to be done before advertising OpenGL 4.0~4.1 compliance, the Nouveau NVC0 Gallium3D driver is now advertising support for GLSL 410 (4.10), the GL Shading Language version to match OpenGL 4.1...

AMD Radeon R9 290 OpenGL On Ubuntu 15.04: Catalyst vs. RadeonSI Gallium3D

Tuesday 28th of April 2015 04:36:47 PM
While I've posted some new AMD OpenGL benchmarks on Ubuntu 15.04 since last week's release of the Vivid Vervet, the Radeon R9 290 wasn't tested since at that time this Hawaii graphics card was busy on other Phoronix test systems. However, due to the interest level in seeing some fresh Ubuntu 15.04 numbers for the Radeon R9 290 series, here's some numbers.

Reasons To Make A PTS/OB Test Profile For Your Software

Tuesday 28th of April 2015 03:22:12 PM
While there's hundreds of test profiles and test suites (a collection of pre-configured test profiles) available to the Phoronix Test Suite, here's some reasons why you should consider making/submitting a test profile for benchmarking of your own software or software that is of interest to you. The same reasons also apply mostly for why you should be benchmarking with the Phoronix Test Suite,, and Phoromatic...

Vivaldi TP3 Browser Adds Native Window Support On Linux

Tuesday 28th of April 2015 02:18:03 PM
There's a new tech preview release out today for Vivaldi, the cross-platform, Chromium-powered web browser that's been generating a fair amount of interest since its release earlier this year...

A Brief Update On Fwupd For Linux Firmware Updating Of Devices

Tuesday 28th of April 2015 01:48:21 PM
One of the latest focuses of prolific free software developer Richard Hughes has been on fwupd, an open-source and easy way to update device firmware...

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