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PHP 5.6 Is Nearly Ready For Release, RC1 Is Out

Friday 20th of June 2014 01:58:25 PM
PHP 5.6 is on track for its official release this summer as a major update to PHP5 while those looking to do some pre-production testing, RC1 is now available...

Intel's Compiler Team Is Trying To Land OpenMP In Clang ASAP

Friday 20th of June 2014 12:53:26 PM
Intel developers in Moscow remain hard at work trying to land OpenMP support within LLVM's Clang C/C++ compiler as soon as possible...

Nouveau Re-Clocking Is Way Faster, Shows Much Progress For Open-Source NVIDIA

Friday 20th of June 2014 09:00:00 AM
Earlier this week on Phoronix we covered the steps to trying out Nouveau re-clocking with Linux 3.16, assuming you're running a supported NVIDIA GPU that can currently be statically re-clocked using this reverse-engineered graphics driver. While the support is still experimental and isn't intended for end-users, here are some fresh benchmarks of the Nouveau driver DRM code for Linux 3.16 when re-clocked.

Logitech Isn't Yet Fully Supporting Linux

Friday 20th of June 2014 08:10:52 AM
While more computer peripheral companies are paying attention to Linux -- especially gaming device related manufacturers -- in the age of Linux-based Steam Machines and SteamOS, not all are completely on-board quite yet. Logitech has shown some signs of Linux interest and support in the past, but they aren't yet committing to providing Linux support for all of their products...

Enlightenment's Edje Has A Nice, Easy-To-Use Theme Editor Under Development

Friday 20th of June 2014 07:51:39 AM
A easy-to-use, graphically-driven theme editor for Enlightenment's EFL Edje is under development...

Nouveau Gains Support For The X PRESENT Extension

Friday 20th of June 2014 07:42:35 AM
One day after the open-source Nouveau X.Org driver gained support for GLAMOR acceleration and the NVIDIA "Maxwell" hardware, the latest addition to xf86-video-nouveau is enabling support for the X.Org PRESENT extension...

LLVM 3.4.2 Brings Bug-Fixes

Friday 20th of June 2014 07:36:24 AM
The second point release to LLVM 3.4 is now available...

Steam's Summer Sale Is Now Happening

Thursday 19th of June 2014 08:19:21 PM
For those wishing to support Valve and their partners for bringing over 500 games to Steam on Linux along with working on SteamOS and other improvements to the Linux stack like VOGL, better graphics drivers, etc, here's the perfect opportunity to show Valve your appreciation with their annual summer sale...

NVIDIA Wins Over AMD For Linux Gaming Ultra HD 4K Performance

Thursday 19th of June 2014 04:30:00 PM
As it's been a while since last delivering any "4K" resolution OpenGL benchmarks at Phoronix, out today -- now that we're done with our massive 60+ GPU open-source testing and 35-way proprietary driver comparison -- are benchmarks of several NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Radeon graphics cards when running an assortment of Linux games and other OpenGL tests at the 4K resolution.

Debian Switches Back To Using GLIBC

Thursday 19th of June 2014 02:45:09 PM
A half-decade ago the Debian project switched from GLIBC to EGLIBC as their standard C library. Debian is now reverting course and switching back to GLIBC...

Nouveau X.Org Driver Adds Maxwell & GLAMOR Acceleration Support

Thursday 19th of June 2014 01:23:06 PM
The Nouveau X.Org driver (xf86-video-nouveau) now has basic support for NVIDIA's newest Maxwell graphics processor. Related to that, there's also GLAMOR 2D acceleration support available within the Nouveau DDX...

XCOM: Enemy Unkown Released For Linux

Thursday 19th of June 2014 12:16:58 PM
Many Linux gamers have written in today with excitement that XCOM: Enemy Unknown is now available via Steam on Linux...

The X Window System Turns 30 Years Old Today

Thursday 19th of June 2014 09:00:00 AM
It was on this day 30 years ago that the X Window System was first announced...

Mir Display Server 0.3.0 Released, Server ABI Bumped

Thursday 19th of June 2014 08:45:47 AM
Canonical developers have tagged version 0.3.0 of the Mir Display Server while the server ABI was bumped to version 21...

RadeonSI Gallium3D Gets Wired Up For More OpenGL 4.0 Extensions

Thursday 19th of June 2014 08:35:41 AM
Another set of AMD RadeonSI Gallium3D driver improvements were committed on Wednesday for Mesa...

Reiser4 File-System SSD "Discard" Support Gets Revised

Thursday 19th of June 2014 07:47:15 AM
Ivan Shapovalov is back on track with his Reiser4 file-system contributions...

FreeBSD's New VT Console Continues To Progress With Features

Thursday 19th of June 2014 06:55:32 AM
The FreeBSD "Newcons" effort to provide a new VT console driver continues making progress for its more proper debut in the next major FreeBSD release...

Intel Might Finally Have Linux Frame-Buffer Compression Fixed-Up, On By Default

Thursday 19th of June 2014 05:16:51 AM
For years the open-source Intel Linux graphics driver developers have been working on frame-buffer compression (FBC) support but never it's worked out quite good enough to turn it on by default in full. Frame-buffer compression has the ability to reduce power consumption for those using Intel HD Graphics while reducing the amount of memory bandwidth used for screen refreshes. Now though the Intel DRM FBC code has been re-worked and perhaps this time it will be flipped on by default...

Approved: Fedora 22 Will Replace Yum With DNF

Thursday 19th of June 2014 04:08:32 AM
The Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee has gone ahead and improved the feature request of replacing Yum with DNF for the Fedora 22 release likely to happen in the first half of 2015...

GTK+ Support Moves Along For Unity 8 On Mir

Thursday 19th of June 2014 02:43:27 AM
Canonical developers have been making progress on allowing GTK+ applications to work natively atop Ubuntu's Unity 8 desktop with the Mir display server in place of the X.Org Server or even XMir for that matter...