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New Intel GLAMOR Code Is Taking Shape & Running Fast

Monday 21st of July 2014 02:23:06 PM
Aside from upstream work to the GLAMOR acceleration code itself that's now part of the X.Org Server, Keith Packard has been working on the GLAMOR hook-up for the xf86-video-intel DDX driver...

LLVM 3.5 Gets A Tentative Release Date

Monday 21st of July 2014 02:12:12 PM
We've known for a while that LLVM 3.5 has been under plans for a release in August now with just being days away from the start of the month, we have a better idea for the release schedule...

EFF Aims To Launch An Open Wireless Router

Monday 21st of July 2014 02:00:41 PM
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is today announcing a new Open Wireless Router initiative today at the HOPE X conference...

Linux 3.16-rc6 Kernel Released

Monday 21st of July 2014 04:20:43 AM
Linus Torvalds has went ahead and done his usual weekly release candidate update to the latest in-development Linux kernel...

It's Now Made Easier Porting Jolla's Sailfish OS To New Android Phones

Sunday 20th of July 2014 10:08:20 PM
This week Jolla has finally released their Hardware Adaptation Dev Kit (HADK) publicly to make it easier for enthusiasts/developers to port the Sailfish OS platform to new Android smart-phones...

MP Counters In Prototype Stage For Nouveau NV50

Sunday 20th of July 2014 01:39:18 PM
Samuel Pitoiset has shared another blog post on his excellent work for reverse-engineering NVIDIA hardware performance counters and implementing the functionality within the open-source Nouveau driver...

The DragonBox Pyra Moves Closer As OpenPandora Successor

Sunday 20th of July 2014 01:31:30 PM
Michael Mozrek gave a presentation recently about his work as the project lead on the DragonBox Pyra, the slated replacement to the Open Pandora handheld Linux game system...

Plasma Active Continues Coming For Qt5/KF5

Sunday 20th of July 2014 01:03:49 PM
Being done as part of a Google Summer of Code project this year is porting KDE's Plasma Active to their newer technology stack...

Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Beta Update Now Uses SDL2

Sunday 20th of July 2014 12:51:07 PM
A new beta update to Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition is now out...

Leadwerks: Blender Exporter, Steam For Linux Coming

Saturday 19th of July 2014 07:23:28 PM
There's another update out for the Leadwerks Game Engine on Linux...

VA-API Adds Support For VP8 Video Encoding

Saturday 19th of July 2014 01:17:25 PM
Intel developers have added support for VP8 video encoding to the open-source Video Acceleration API...

SteamOS Update 123 Fixes Multiple Reboots, The Compositor

Saturday 19th of July 2014 01:05:04 PM
Valve pushed down the SteamOS update 123 to their Alchemist Beta channel this week...

GCC Code Gets Updated For Go 1.3 Language

Saturday 19th of July 2014 12:39:40 PM
Released the middle of last month was Google's Go 1.3 programming language. Updated Go 1.3 code is now landing within the GNU Compiler Collection...

MicroXwin Creators Have A PC That Runs Debian & Android Together

Saturday 19th of July 2014 12:25:50 PM
The company behind MicroXwin, a kernel-based X Windows implementation that claims to be the smallest and fastest X implementation, has come up with a unified Linux distribution that runs Android and Debian/Ubuntu applications simultaneously...

More Intel DRM Improvements Aimed For Linux 3.17

Friday 18th of July 2014 04:53:58 PM
With the Linux 3.16 kernel just being a few weeks away from its debut, Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has out another batch of changes being queued up for drm-next to enter with Linux 3.17...

The Tour Of Linus Torvalds' Home Office

Friday 18th of July 2014 03:31:54 PM
Seemingly popular on the Internet today is the Linux Foundation produced video that shows off the home office of Linus Torvalds...

KernelASan: Bringing Address Sanitizer To The Linux Kernel

Friday 18th of July 2014 01:23:34 PM
Work being done by Samsung and other Linux stakeholders is bringing the Address Sanitizer capabilities found in GCC as being useful for detecting potential memory issues within the Linux kernel...

GLAMOR Changes Already Get Queued For X.Org Server 1.17

Friday 18th of July 2014 09:15:49 AM
Only hours after the release of X.Org Server 1.16, pull requests are already coming in for the X.Org Server 1.17 development code...

Open-Source Blu-Ray Now Works For BD-J / Menu Rendering

Friday 18th of July 2014 05:53:03 AM
For users of libbluray for limited open-source Blu-Ray disc support, there's some updates worth fetching...

RadeonSI Gallium3D Now Supports GL4 Indirect Drawing Too

Friday 18th of July 2014 04:13:01 AM
Just a very short time after Nouveau added support for OpenGL 4 indirect drawing, AMD developers have now added support for the related OpenGL 4.x extensions to the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver...