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HSA Accelerator Support Should Be Usable For GCC 6

Sunday 23rd of August 2015 03:44:18 PM
One of the big focuses as of late for GCC compiler development is device offloading support (e.g. GPGPU, MICs, etc) and as part of that support for the Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA)...

Intel Continues To Divest In Wayland

Sunday 23rd of August 2015 03:17:40 PM
In the earlier days of Wayland, Intel was known for contributing a lot of resources toward this next-generation display technology to unseat the X.Org Server, but these days their contributions have been minimal...

OpenCL Image Support Worked Up For R600 Gallium3D

Sunday 23rd of August 2015 02:36:12 PM
With Google Summer of Code 2015 now over, the reports are coming in from this year's X.Org GSoC projects...

The Top Features Of The Linux 4.2 Kernel

Sunday 23rd of August 2015 02:27:20 PM
If all goes well, the Linux 4.2 kernel will be officially released before the day is through. If you haven't been keeping up with the flow of Phoronix articles over recent weeks, here's a look at some of the highlights for Linux 4.2...

Mesa's Loop Analysis & Range Propagation Passes

Sunday 23rd of August 2015 01:15:07 PM
Besides the atomic mode-setting for virtual KMS drivers, another X.Org Google Summer of Code project this summer was developing a range analysis pass and other optimization passes for Mesa as part of benefiting NIR...

Bochs/Cirrus Virtual KMS Drivers Ported To Atomic Mode-Setting

Sunday 23rd of August 2015 12:53:53 PM
This summer for Google Summer of Code, Junwang Zhao ported the virtual KMS drivers (Bochs and Cirrus) over to using the atomic mode-setting interfaces...

DragonFlyBSD's Radeon Code Catches Up To The Linux 3.17 Kernel

Sunday 23rd of August 2015 01:09:56 AM
François Tigeot, the developer that's been prolific in porting the DRM/KMS code from Linux to DragonFlyBSD, now has the Radeon DRM code matching that of the Linux 3.17 kernel...

LLVM 3.7 Is Very Close To Release

Saturday 22nd of August 2015 07:17:23 PM
LLVM 3.7 is very close to being released and the third/final release candidate has now been tagged. LLVM 3.7-RC3 will be promoted to being the final release build should nothing critical arise in the days ahead...

BcacheFS vs. EXT4 vs. Btrfs vs. XFS vs. F2FS

Saturday 22nd of August 2015 04:55:47 PM
Yesterday I posted the first independent benchmarks of the Bcachefs file-system, the new file-system aiming for EXT4/XFS speed while having Btrfs/ZFS-like features. Here are some more benchmarks...

RadeonSI With OpenGL 4 Showing Nice Performance Against Catalyst

Saturday 22nd of August 2015 02:15:09 PM
Phoronix reader and forum contributor "Darkbasic" has shared some benchmarks with us that he's done atop the bleeding-edge AMD RadeonSI Gallium3D stack...

The Linux Vendor Firmware Service Continues Maturing

Saturday 22nd of August 2015 01:28:12 PM
The Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS) continues maturing for making it easy for Linux users to update their system firmware/BIOS from the Linux desktop...

Mesa 11.0 Has Been Branched, The Release March Begins

Saturday 22nd of August 2015 01:15:52 PM
Mesa 11.0 was branched last night and its first release candidate now available...

ET:Legacy 2.74 Released With Better Unicode Support, Lua 5.3

Saturday 22nd of August 2015 01:02:51 PM
If you're a Linux gamer, this weekend you can fire up the new version of ET:Legacy to reminisce over Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory...

Gallium Direct3D 9 Improvements Land For Mesa 11.0

Friday 21st of August 2015 09:47:51 PM
Ahead of the expected Mesa 11.0 code branching this weekend are some improvements that landed for the Gallium3D Direct3D 9 "Nine" state tracker...

A New Linux File-System Aims For Speed While Having ZFS/Btrfs-Like Features

Friday 21st of August 2015 07:49:46 PM
Another year, another new file-system, or so it seems in the Linux world. The main goal for this new file-system is to "match ext4 and xfs on performance and reliability, but with the features of btrfs/zfs."

Ubuntu Phone Can Get Toasty & Battery Hungry With Browser Video Playback

Friday 21st of August 2015 07:09:18 PM
Particularly if watching any videos from the web browser with an Ubuntu Phone or using WiFi, your phone's battery can drain quite quickly while the device gets rather warm...

PC-BSD 10.2 Released With Installer Improvements, Other Enhancements

Friday 21st of August 2015 04:36:34 PM
The latest version of the desktop-focused PC-BSD operating system is now available...

Mozilla To Make Add-Ons Use WebExtensions API, Compatible With Chrome

Friday 21st of August 2015 02:38:48 PM
Mozilla announced this morning they'll be making some major changes to Firefox Add-Ons, which includes a new extension API that will be largely compatible with the Chrome and Opera web-browsers...

Wine 1.7.50 Starts Working On Direct3D 11 Support

Friday 21st of August 2015 02:19:40 PM
Wine 1.7.50 is a very exciting development update to this free software project for running Windows programs/games on Linux and other operating systems. Wine 1.7.50 starts its Direct3D 11 implementation!..

PHP 7.0 RC1 Released, PHP 7 Final Comes Closer

Friday 21st of August 2015 12:55:15 PM
The first release candidate is out today for PHP 7.0 and it marks the sixth pre-release for the PHP 7 series...

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Transcribe Speech To Text With Linux And Google

Sometimes in life, you run into situations where turning a voice recording into a text document is necessary. Perhaps this is from an interview for a news publication or perhaps you need to transcribe a verbal lecture from school. On Windows and OS X, there are a number of software programs that can help with this. Yet for Linux users, the options feel a bit sparse by comparison. Read more

Linux 4.3 Is Working On Sound Support For Skylake, Other New Audio Hardware

Linux audio driver developers are still working on Skylake-related support, but all of that initial code is now present for Linux 4.3 in conjunction with the latest Intel processors. Besides Skylake, the Linux 4.3 sound updates also have a new STI controller driver and new Cirrus CS4349, GTM601, InvenSense ICS43432, and Realtek RT298 drivers. There's also machine drivers for Rockchip systems with MAX98090, RT5645, and RT5650 SoCs. Read more Also: