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Linux 4.11 File-System Tests: EXT4, F2FS, XFS & Btrfs

3 hours 51 min ago
With the Linux 4.11 kernel potentially being released as soon as today, here are some fresh benchmarks of Btrfs / EXT4 / F2FS / XFS on a solid-state drive and comparing the performance of 4.11 Git back to Linux 4.9 and 4.10.

Btrfs Getting RAID 5/6 Fixes In Linux 4.12 Kernel

5 hours 17 min ago
Not only is the BFQ I/O scheduler coming for mainline Linux 4.12 but there are also some more fixes to Btrfs for improving the file-system's native handling of RAID5 and RAID6 modes...

Direct3D 9 Over Vulkan Continues Progressing

5 hours 37 min ago
It's been a while since hearing anything of the VK9 project: the effort largely by one developer to implement Direct3D 9 over the Vulkan graphics API...

openSUSE Leap 15 Will Succeed 42.3

Saturday 22nd of April 2017 06:37:44 PM
What comes after openSUSE Leap 42.3 for SUSE's community non-rolling distribution? Version 15...

Debian Developers Make Progress With RISC-V Port

Saturday 22nd of April 2017 06:24:35 PM
Debian developers continue making progress with a -- currently unofficial -- port of their Linux operating system to RISC-V...

NetGear Nighthawk X10 As A High-End Home Router

Saturday 22nd of April 2017 04:00:00 PM
The past number of weeks I've been able to test the Nighthawk X10 router as my main home/office router and it's been working out great. This router is powered by a 1.7GHz quad-core processor and its wireless connectivity is great, but those interested in the device, it will set you back $450 USD.

Lumina Desktop Gets Its Own Media Player

Saturday 22nd of April 2017 12:04:44 PM
There's now yet another open-source media player, but this time focused on the BSD-focused Qt-powered Lumina Desktop Environment...

Nouveau 1.0.15 X.Org Driver Released With Pascal Support

Saturday 22nd of April 2017 11:50:19 AM
For those using the xf86-video-nouveau DDX driver rather than the generic xf86-video-modesetting, there is a new release now available...

Libreboot Is Now Considering Whether To Re-Join The GNU

Saturday 22nd of April 2017 11:39:20 AM
After leaving the GNU last year and criticizing the Free Software Foundation and all the drama that ensued after this project was just part of the GNU for months, Libreboot is considering re-joining the GNU...

Heterogeneous Memory Management v20 Published

Saturday 22nd of April 2017 11:19:49 AM
It's looking less and less likely like Heterogeneous Memory Management (HMM) will be mainlined for the Linux 4.12 kernel. This is the long-in-development effort by Jerome Glisse that would benefit CUDA, OpenCL, and more by allow device memory to be transparently used by any device process and for mirroring process address space on a device...

Trying Out The New Installer Of Ubuntu Server

Friday 21st of April 2017 09:49:05 PM
Ubuntu developers today have announced a "tech preview" of their new text-based installer for Ubuntu Server...

Devuan 1.0 Makes It To A Release Candidate: Debian Without Systemd

Friday 21st of April 2017 06:29:36 PM
The first release candidate is now available for Devuan, the fork of Debian that rids the system of systemd...

The Grand Features Of Mesa 17.1: Vega, RadeonSI Shader Cache, Maturing Vulkan, New OpenGL Extensions

Friday 21st of April 2017 02:00:00 PM
We are just a few weeks out from the release of Mesa 17.1 as the latest quarterly update to this important component to the open-source 3D Linux graphics driver stack. With "Mesa 17.1" already having been mentioned in 102 Phoronix articles to date, here's a look at some of the most exciting changes and new features with Mesa 17.1.

Ubuntu 17.10 Release Schedule Published

Friday 21st of April 2017 12:07:37 PM
In addition to the Ubuntu 17.10 codename of Artful Aardvark coming out this week, the release schedule for this next Ubuntu Linux development cycle has also been published...

Linux 4.12 Should Be Another Exciting, Featureful Cycle

Friday 21st of April 2017 11:26:18 AM
If all goes according to plan, the Linux 4.11 kernel will be officially released this weekend and therefore the Linux 4.12 merge window will immediately open for two weeks. There is a lot on our radar for Linux 4.12...

Netflix Should Now Play Nicely On Fedora, Other Linux Distributions

Friday 21st of April 2017 11:12:43 AM
Those trying to run Netflix from Chrome/Firefox on different Linux distributions should now see broader compatibility for this popular streaming service without having to alter your HTTP user-agent strings...

Enlightenment's EFL Wires Up A Focus Manager

Friday 21st of April 2017 10:31:55 AM
A ton of code hit the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries' (EFL) Git tree yesterday with the latest feature activity...

Qt 5.9 Beta 2 Now Available For Testing

Friday 21st of April 2017 10:07:17 AM
Just weeks after the Qt 5.9 Beta debut is now a second beta available for those wishing to test this latest tool-kit work...

BFQ I/O Scheduler Queued For Linux 4.12

Thursday 20th of April 2017 10:18:09 PM
It looks like with the upcoming Linux 4.12 kernel cycle we will finally see the BFQ I/O scheduler merged...

KDE Applications 17.04 Unveiled

Thursday 20th of April 2017 09:16:21 PM
KDE Applications 17.04 is now available as the latest installment to this collection of KDE-focused programs...

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Lumina Desktop Gets lumina-mediaplayer

  • 1.3.0 Development Preview: lumina-mediaplayer
  • Lumina Desktop Gets Its Own Media Player
    There's now yet another open-source media player, but this time focused on the BSD-focused Qt-powered Lumina Desktop Environment. Lumina Media Player is one of the new additions for the upcoming Lumina 1.3. Lumina Media Player's UI is quite simple so far and allows playing of local audio/video files along with basic audio streaming -- currently implemented for Pandora.

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