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Gallium3D Support For ASTC Compression Is Being Worked On

Saturday 21st of November 2015 11:16:00 PM
A few months back Intel enabled ASTC texture compression support in their open-source drivers while Mesa's Gallium3D drivers have yet to see such treatment...

Knoppix 7.6 Now Available

Saturday 21st of November 2015 10:20:03 PM
Available this weekend is the latest version of Knoppix, version 7.6...

Dell Ultra HD 4K Monitor P2415Q Works Great On Linux Systems

Saturday 21st of November 2015 04:40:00 PM
If you are after a 4K / Ultra HD display this holiday season, the Dell P2415Q is a great monitor that can be found for just over $400 USD while not running into any compatibility troubles under Linux.

Mesa 11.1-RC1 Released

Saturday 21st of November 2015 03:03:54 PM
As a follow up to this morning's article about The Next Mesa Release Doesn't Have Any Major OpenGL Breakthrough, Mesa 11.1 has now been branched and the first release candidate has been sent off...

The Next Mesa Release Doesn't Have Any Major OpenGL Breakthrough

Saturday 21st of November 2015 01:31:55 PM
Mesa won't end out 2015 with reaching any new OpenGL support level, at least as far as Mesa in released form is concerned...

Unigine 2.1 Brings Increased Depth Precision, Better AA, Improved Atmosphere

Saturday 21st of November 2015 01:15:45 PM
Unigine 2 was officially released after a lengthy development period in October while just over one month later is now the Unigine 2.1 update...

Mesa 11.0.6 Delivers More Fixes To Stable Users

Saturday 21st of November 2015 01:06:05 PM
Mesa 11.0.6 was released this morning as the latest stable, bug-fix release for this important open-source 3D driver component to the Linux desktop...

EXT_shader_samples_identical Lands In Mesa

Saturday 21st of November 2015 03:11:27 AM
Ian Romanick has landed support for the GL_EXT_shader_samples_identical extension within Mesa. This is a new OpenGL extension worked on by this member of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center team...

KDE Applications 15.12 Now In Beta

Saturday 21st of November 2015 03:03:22 AM
Just one day after the KDE Plasma 5.5 Beta is now the beta release of KDE Applications 15.12...

NVIDIA 358.16 Linux Driver Brings Fixes

Friday 20th of November 2015 09:48:31 PM
Just days after the NVIDIA 358.13 Linux driver release, the 358.16 Linux stable driver is now available...

Vendetta: Curse of Raven's Cry Released With Linux Support

Friday 20th of November 2015 05:56:55 PM
Vendetta: Curse of Raven's Cry was released today by TopWare on Steam. Alongside the OS X and Windows binaries is same-day Linux support...

Jolla Lays Off "A Big Part" Of Its Personnel, Goes For Debt Restructuring

Friday 20th of November 2015 03:29:43 PM
Months after Jolla announced its split and intent to focus on Sailfish OS licensing, its financial situation has not improved. Jolla's latest financing round has been delayed and so they've had to file for debt restructuring in Finland. As part of that, they are temporarily laying off "a big part" of its personnel...

Nouveau Kepler Re-Clocking Is Working A Lot Better On Linux 4.4

Friday 20th of November 2015 03:00:00 PM
With the in-development Linux 4.4 kernel, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 600/700 series (Kepler) graphics cards are manually re-clocking a lot better to allow better performance on this unofficial NVIDIA Linux driver.

Wine 1.8 Release Candidate 1 Arrives

Friday 20th of November 2015 02:14:01 PM
Now with being under a code freeze for Wine 1.8, the first release candidate of this first major Wine update in two years is now available...

Work Moves Along On An LLVM TGSI Back-End For Nouveau

Friday 20th of November 2015 02:03:37 PM
Red Hat developer Hans de Goede was tasked earlier this year with working on the Nouveau driver for bettering the open-source NVIDIA Linux graphics driver. His latest focus has been on an LLVM TGSI back-end...

GCC 5.3 To Be Released Within A Few Weeks

Friday 20th of November 2015 01:25:47 PM
While GCC 6 is the next major feature release of the GNU Compiler Collection that will come out in 2016, GCC 5.3 will be here in likely about two weeks...

Understanding Systemd's Event Loop API

Friday 20th of November 2015 12:53:33 PM
Lennart Poettering has put out a new blog post today to better explain sd-event, the systemd Event Loop API...

GTK+ 3.19.2, More CSS Changes For The Toolkit

Friday 20th of November 2015 12:33:53 PM
GTK+ 3.19.2 was released today as the newest development version of the toolkit in the road to GNOME 3.20...

HarfBuzz 1.1 Released

Friday 20th of November 2015 12:22:19 PM
A new version is out of HarfBuzz, the widey depended upon, open-source text shaping library...

Freedreno Gallium3D Now Supports OpenGL 3.1

Friday 20th of November 2015 01:44:07 AM
The Freedreno Gallium3D driver as the community-based, open-source 3D driver for Qualcomm Adreno graphics hardware will have OpenGL 3.1 support with the upcoming Mesa 11.1 release...

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