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Recapping The New Features Of GCC 6: OpenMP 4.5, HSA, C++14, AMD Zen & More

Monday 11th of April 2016 12:28:50 PM
As GCC 6 should be officially released soon, here's a quick overview of the improvements and new features for this yearly free software compiler update...

2016 EuroLLVM Videos Now Available

Monday 11th of April 2016 12:06:40 PM
The videos from last month's EuroLLVM compiler conference in Barcelona are now available for all to enjoy...

Linux 4.6-rc3 Kernel Released

Monday 11th of April 2016 01:11:41 AM
Linus Torvalds has done his usual Sunday dance and released the Linux 4.6-rc3 kernel...

Further Improvements For Open-Source Stress Testing

Sunday 10th of April 2016 10:44:33 PM
Last week I wrote about some improvements made to Open-Source Stress Testing + Torturing Your Linux Software/Hardware while this weekend some more improvements have landed...

MSI B150M Mortar: A Budget Skylake Motherboard For Linux Users

Sunday 10th of April 2016 04:50:00 PM
With having my first Skylake motherboard fail on me recently, a sub-$60 Gigabyte H110 motherboard, for its replacement I decided to spend a few bucks more and ended up going for a nicer MSI Skylake motherboard. For those curious, here are a few words I wanted to share this weekend about my experience so far with the MSI B150M Mortar.

Testing Ubuntu's User-Space/Bash On Windows Is Going Well, Benchmarks Incoming

Sunday 10th of April 2016 01:09:44 PM
While many were commenting on my article this week about being burned out and frustrated with ads that I should take the weekend off, I did not, but I've been having a surprisingly stress-free time playing with Ubuntu Bash on Windows...

Digia's Demerger With Qt Will Move Forward Next Month

Sunday 10th of April 2016 12:54:38 PM
A Phoronix reader pointed out that at last month's general shareholder meeting for Digia, the company's demerger plans with Qt were approved and will be registered on 1 May 2016...

Utilizing Vulkan Within Qt

Sunday 10th of April 2016 12:18:47 PM
A Qt user brought up a mailing list discussion over Vulkan usage within Qt. A few interesting remarks were made by upstream developers...

KDE Frameworks 5.21 Released

Saturday 9th of April 2016 10:16:06 PM
The KDE community today announced the release of KDE Frameworks 5.21.0 as the latest version of these building blocks for building KDE and other Qt applications...

Krita 3.0 Alpha Released

Saturday 9th of April 2016 06:01:56 PM
Krita 3.0 has made another step closer to being released with this weekend's alpha release...

Early Radeon Vulkan Windows vs. AMDGPU PRO Linux Benchmarks

Saturday 9th of April 2016 03:12:16 PM
On Friday I posted Some Early Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu Linux Vulkan Tests With NVIDIA Graphics while today the tables have turned to show The Talos Principle on Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 Linux under AMD Radeon graphics...

Munich Presentation: From OpenGL To Vulkan

Saturday 9th of April 2016 02:09:20 PM
There was a Khronos Munich Chapter Meeting yesterday where developer Sascha Willems presented on "From OpenGL To Vulkan" with various remarks about the new, high-performance graphics API...

NVIDIA Releases New Vulkan Linux Driver With Better Multi-Threaded Scaling

Saturday 9th of April 2016 11:58:01 AM
While NVIDIA mainlined their Vulkan driver support in the NVIDIA 364 driver series, they issued another Vulkan-focused driver update yesterday for Linux and Windows for developers and enthusiasts wanting to try out the latest support for this high-performance graphics API...

Some Early Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu Linux Vulkan Tests With NVIDIA Graphics

Friday 8th of April 2016 08:29:15 PM
While waiting to test Ubuntu Bash on Windows, I decided to run some (manual) tests of Vulkan on Windows compared to some recent Ubuntu Linux figures with different NVIDIA graphics cards...

LibreOffice Receives Better OpenGL Rendering Support

Friday 8th of April 2016 06:48:44 PM
A number of OpenGL-related improvements landed today within the LibreOffice open-source office suite code-base...

Vulkan 1.0.9 Specification Released

Friday 8th of April 2016 05:28:50 PM
It seems the weekly Vulkan specification updates will be continuing for some amount of time...

Mesa 11.2 Officially Landing In Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Friday 8th of April 2016 04:08:44 PM
If you are running a development snapshot of Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial Xerus" and haven't upgraded in a few days, Mesa 11.2.0 is coming down the pipeline...

FreeBSD/PC-BSD 10.3 vs. Linux Benchmarks

Friday 8th of April 2016 03:30:00 PM
With FreeBSD 10.3 having been released followed by the desktop-oriented PC-BSD 10.3 release that's running rather nicely, I decided to run some open-source performance benchmarks atop PC-BSD 10.3 x64 compared to various Linux distributions.

Have You Had Any Luck Running Ubuntu On Windows 10?

Friday 8th of April 2016 03:04:05 PM
Two days ago Microsoft pushed out a Windows 10 update that added the recently announced Ubuntu user-space with Bash for Windows using a new Linux subsystem for Win10. Have you tried it out?..

MATE 1.14 Desktop Release Is Incoming

Friday 8th of April 2016 02:11:44 PM
Version 1.14 of MATE-Desktop was tagged in Git yesterday along with other MATE components...

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    It offers a convenient, KF5 and Qt5-based GUI coupled with a QML image view to browse, view, and download images hosted in two of the most famous Danbooru boards ( and
  • A KMail Breakthrough.
    This tells the story of how I finally managed a successful transfer of email data from KMail version 1.13.6 to version 4.11.5. It is a non-technical essay exploring the obstacles I encountered, my options, and the methods I used to achieve my aim. It was written partly to give the information, but also with the hope that readers will both enjoy and be amused by the story of the "battle of KMail" that was ultimately won against "incredible odds". Links to the earlier articles discussing problems with KMail 4x are given at the end.
  • [GSoC] Kdev-Embedded, Debugging and programming embedded systems
    The actual embedded system word depends on closed-source IDEs and libraries, with high monetary value and deprecated functionalities. Programmers that would like to use ARM based boards without paying for an IDE will have problems setting up such development ambient and synchronized toolkits. The main idea of this project is to provide a plugin integrated with KDevelop to help the debugging and programming process of embedded systems like AVR, ARM and x86 based boards.