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  • Qt 5.6.0 (final) packages available
  • Qt 5.6 Scheduled To Be Released This Week

    It looks like Qt 5.6 is finally ready to be released.

    The Qt Company's Jani Heikkinen announced the availability this morning of the final Qt 5.6.0 packages. The availability of these packages today is for any last minute testing to see if the Qt 5.6.0 release can be officially announced on Wednesday if there are no last minute issues.

  • Krita 3.0 Pre-Alpha 3 Released, Krita 3 Official Due Next Month

    The crew behind the incredible Krita KDE drawing program has today announced they've gone into a feature freeze for Krita 3.0 and have decided to release 3.0 Pre-Alpha 3.

    The program is now under a feature freeze until the official Krita 3.0 release, which is scheduled to take place on 27 April. For the next month they are focused on just fixing bugs in this huge release that marks the porting to Qt5 and KDE Frameworks 5. Krita 3.0 also brings Kickstarter-sponsored features of an instant preview, animation support, rulers and guides, grid docker, layer multi-selection handling improvements, support for GImp brushes as images, a revamped layer management panel, and more.

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Linux 4.10 To Linux 4.15 Kernel Benchmarks

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has been enjoying its time on Linux 4.15. In addition to the recent boot time tests and kernel power comparison, here are some raw performance benchmarks looking at the speed from Linux 4.10 through Linux 4.15 Git. With this Broadwell-era Core i7 5600U laptop with 8GB RAM, HD Graphics, and 128GB SATA 3.0 SSD with Ubuntu 17.10 x86_64, the Linux 4.10 through 4.15 Git mainline kernels were benchmarked. Each one was tested "out of the box" and the kernel builds were obtained from the Ubuntu Mainline Kernel archive. Read more