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KStars 2.8.4 aka Juli is released!

Less than two weeks after the release of KStars 2.8.3 comes another minor bugfix release. Download KStars 2.8.4 for Windows, MacOS, and Linux. Read more

Tails 3.2 Anonymous OS to Work Better on Nvidia Maxwell GPUs, Add PPPoE Support

Tails, the amnesic incognito live system, also known as the Anonymous Live CD, will soon get a new version that promises to introduce several new features and updated components, along with an improved installer. Read more

Pitivi 1.0 Release Candidate

  • Pitivi 1.0 Release Candidate — “Ocean Big Chair”
    We’re proud to release the first Pitivi 1.0 release candidate “Ocean Big Chair” (0.99). This release has many bug fixes and performance improvements, and is a release candidate for 1.0. Our test suite grew considerably, from 164 to 191 meaningful unit tests. You can install it right away using Flatpak.
  • Pitivi 1.0 Open-Source Linux Video Editor Is Up to RC State, Download as Flatpak
    Pitivi, the popular free and open-source video editor for GNU/Linux distributions, is about to hit the 1.0 milestone and become a stable software that's ready to use for some serious video editing tasks. More than nine months after the release of Pitivi 0.98 back in early December 2016, the development team has announced today that they've released the first RC (Release Candidate) milestone of the upcoming major Piviti 1.0 version, tagged as build 0.99 and dubbed "Ocean Big Chair."
  • Pitivi 1.0 Release Candidate Arrives
    The Pitivi open-source non-linear video editor has been in development for thirteen years while its v1.0 release is finally near. Coming out this morning as a surprise is the Pitivi 1.0 release candidate, marked as Pitivi v0.99. The Pitivi 1.0 RC is primarily comprised of many bug fixes and performance improvements, thanks in part to more unit testing.

Graphics: RADV Vulkan vs. RadeonSI OpenGL, Open-Source OpenCL, VIA Graphics & Other Vintage GPUs

  • RADV Vulkan vs. RadeonSI OpenGL Performance With Linux 4.13 + Mesa 17.3-dev
    It's been a few weeks since last delivering any large RADV/RadeonSI open-source AMD Linux graphics benchmark results due to being busy with testing other hardware as well as battling some regressions / stability problems within the AMDGPU DRM code and Mesa Git. But with Linux 4.13 stable and the newest Mesa 17.3-dev code, things are playing well so here are some fresh OpenGL vs. Vulkan benchmarks on three Radeon graphics cards.
  • Open-Source OpenCL Adoption Is Sadly An Issue In 2017
    While most of the talks that take place at the annual X.Org Developers' Conference are around the exciting progress being made across the Linux graphics landscape, at XDC2017 taking place this week at Google, the open-source GPGPU / compute talk is rather the let down due to the less than desirable state of the open-source OpenCL ecosystem. Tom Stellard who formerly worked for AMD on their LLVM compiler stack and compute initiatives who recently joined Red Hat provided a "Current state of Open Source GPGPU" talk. It's not too much of a surprise if you are up-to-date in your daily Phoronix reading and our close coverage of all things Linux GPU. But if you're not a devoted reader or looking for an hour synopsis, check out his presentation embedded in this article.
  • VIA Graphics & Other Vintage GPUs Still Interest At Least One Developer In 2017
    Kevin Brace, the sole active developer left working on the OpenChrome driver stack for VIA x86 graphics, presented yesterday at XDC2017 about his work on this driver and how in the years to come he still hopes to work on other vintage GPU support. Brace's work mostly covered his personal motivations, a brief history of Via Unichrome and the Linux driver options, and then his recent work on trying to get the OpenChrome DDX and DRM drivers into shape.