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More Details On GCC & LLVM Collaboration

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 01:43:57 PM
Last month in Cambridge was the 2014 GNU Tools Cauldron where GCC as a JIT compiler and other interesting topics were discussed by developers. One of the topics discussed was surrounding better collaboration between GCC and LLVM developers...

Digia To Spin Off Qt Business Into Its Own Company

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 01:14:30 PM
Digia has officially announced today they will be spinning off their Qt division into its own company (still wholly-owned by Digia) that will focus exclusively upon Qt development...

AMD Radeon Graphics Get Many Changes For Linux 3.17

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 05:16:53 PM
The Radeon DRM driver changes have been published for queuing into drm-next before hitting the mainline Linux 3.17 kernel tree...

FSF Talks Up Libreboot As New Coreboot Downstream

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 04:46:23 PM
Libreboot is a de-blobbed version of Coreboot designed to run on the Free Software Foundation's first endorsed laptop...

Radeon Gallium3D Is Running Increasingly Well Against AMD's Catalyst Driver

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 03:00:00 PM
After last week running new Nouveau vs. NVIDIA proprietary Linux graphics benchmarks, here's the results when putting AMD's hardware on the test bench and running both their latest open and closed-source drivers. Up today are the results of using the latest Radeon Gallium3D graphics code and Linux kernel against the latest beta of the binary-only Catalyst driver.

14 Staging Drivers Get Nuked From Linux 3.17

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 01:39:21 PM
Over 200,000 lines of code is being removed from the Linux 3.17 kernel in the staging subsystem due to the removal of a bunch of old, unmaintained drivers...

DMA-BUF Cross-Device Synchronization Hits Linux 3.17

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 12:35:08 PM
The work that was ongoing for months to provide DMA-BUF cross-device synchronization and fencing is finally landing with the Linux 3.17 kernel...

Unvanquished Alpha 30 Has Vertex Data Optimizations, In-Game Improvements

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 12:26:13 PM
The 30th monthly alpha release to the promising Unvanquished open-source first person shooter is now available...

64-bit ARM Is Looking Good For Fedora 21

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 12:21:19 PM
While Fedora 21 will be arriving later than anticipated, on the plus side is that the 64-bit ARM support is coming along well and the (indirect) delay gives developers extra time for polishing up this first Fedora Linux release with great AArch64 support...

Qt Creator 3.2 RC1 Is Out

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 12:12:07 PM
Digia is shipping today the first release candidate to Qt Creator 3.2...

F2FS Gains New Features With Linux 3.17

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 01:41:40 AM
The Samsung supported Flash-Friendly File-System (F2FS) will sport some new functionality with the Linux 3.17 kernel release...

x86 Will See KVM Improvements In Linux 3.17

Monday 4th of August 2014 05:04:26 PM
For Linux 3.16 the KVM improvements were mostly about POWER, S390, and MIPS architectures while for Linux 3.17 the table has turned to focus upon x86 improvements to the Kernel-based Virtual Machine...

AMD's R600 GPU LLVM Back-End To Be Renamed

Monday 4th of August 2014 04:43:51 PM
AMD's "R600" LLVM back-end is likely to be renamed for LLVM 3.6...

Linux OpenCL Performance With The Newest AMD & NVIDIA Drivers

Monday 4th of August 2014 12:40:00 PM
The latest Linux GPU benchmarks at Phoronix for your viewing pleasure are looking at the OpenCL compute performance with the latest AMD and NVIDIA binary blobs while also marking down the performance efficiency and overall system power consumption.

Xen EFI Support Being Added To Linux 3.17

Monday 4th of August 2014 12:35:57 PM
With the Linux 3.17 kernel that's now officially under development since yesterday's Linux 3.16 release is now support for Xen EFI...

The Linux 3.16 Kernel Has Been Released

Sunday 3rd of August 2014 11:31:59 PM
As anticipated, the Linux 3.16 kernel has been released this Sunday afternoon...

The GPLv3 GPU Is Now Available

Sunday 3rd of August 2014 04:06:23 PM
The GPLGPU is now available, a GPLv3-licensed Verilog design for a 2D/3D graphics engine...

X.Org Server 1.16, Rootless X Now Available For Arch Linux

Sunday 3rd of August 2014 02:13:03 PM
This week X.Org Server 1.16 was promoted for Arch Linux with a number of end-user changes as a result...

Steam Survey Results For July 2014 Show A Slight Drop In Linux Usage

Sunday 3rd of August 2014 01:49:51 PM
With the start of a new month comes updates to Steam's hardware/software survey by those running this multi-platform gaming software...

The Best Features Of Linux 3.16

Sunday 3rd of August 2014 01:27:13 PM
The Linux 3.16 kernel could be released as soon as today with its development having calmed down but if you've refrained from reading up on this new kernel, here's the rundown on the new features and capabilities of this 2014 late-summer kernel debut...

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US Military To Launch Open Source Academy

Open source software, which has become increasingly common throughout the US military from unmanned drones to desktops, has now been enlisted as a career option for military personnel. In September, Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center will open a Linux certification academy, marking the first time such a training program has been hosted on a military base. Read more

Video: TedX talk - Richard Stallman

Well, vp9/opus in a webm container have been supported by both Firefox and Google Chrome for several releases now... so enjoy it in your web browser. Read more

Eclipse Luna for Fedora 20

If you are a Fedora Eclipse user, then you're probably saddened since the release of Eclipse Luna (4.4) because you are still using Eclipse Kepler (4.3) on Fedora 20. Well, be saddened no longer because Eclipse Luna is now available for Fedora 20 as a software collection! A software collection is simply a set of RPMs whose contents are isolated from the rest of your system such that they do not modify, overwrite or otherwise conflict with anything in the main Fedora repositories. This allows you install multiple versions of a software stack side-by-side, without them interfering with one another. More can be read about this mechanism on the software collections website. The Eclipse Luna software collection lives in a separate yum repository, which must be configured by clicking on this link to install the release package. Read more