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If you're a nerd of any variety, chances are Penguicon has some programming for you—and if we don't, we encourage you to share your interests with us to we can learn and grow!
AMD Releases New "AMDGPU" Linux Kernel Driver & Mesa Support
At long last the source code to the new AMDGPU driver has been released! This is the new driver needed to support the Radeon R9 285 graphics card along with future GPUs/APUs like Carrizo. Compared to the existing Radeon DRM driver, the new AMDGPU code is needed for AMD's new unified Linux driver strategy whereby the new Catalyst driver will be isolated to being a user-space binary blob with both the full open-source driver and the Catalyst driver using this common AMDGPU kernel driver.
Also: AMD Open-Sources "Addrlib" From CatalystLinux 3.16 Through Linux 4.0 Performance Benchmarks
LLDB Is Getting Into Shape For Linux 64-bit Debugging
From Valve's interest in the LLDB debugger to many other firms also being interested in LLVM's debugger as an alternative to GDB on Linux, LLDB is getting into very usable shape for 64-bit Linux systems.