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The State Of Wayland For Fedora 21

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 05:17:13 PM
Matthias Clasen of Red Hat shared a status update about Wayland on Fedora 21 today, the first day of this year's Flock conference...

Perf-Per-Watt: Catalyst vs. Radeon Gallium3D

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 03:29:58 PM
In continuing of yesterday's tests of comparing the OpenGL performance of the latest Radeon Gallium3D and Catalyst drivers with an array of AMD Radeon HD/Rx graphics cards, here's some complementary data including the performance-per-Watt and overall system power consumption for a few of the different AMD GPUs of recent generations...

Input Drivers Get Renewed For Linux 3.17

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 02:16:39 PM
The HID (Human Interface Device) pull request was sent in this morning for the Linux 3.17 merge window...

Linux 3.17 Adds Support For Intel "Braswell" HD Audio

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 01:54:02 PM
Takashi Iwai of SUSE has sent in his set of sound/ALSA changes that are queued up for the Linux 3.17 kernel...

More Details On GCC & LLVM Collaboration

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 01:43:57 PM
Last month in Cambridge was the 2014 GNU Tools Cauldron where GCC as a JIT compiler and other interesting topics were discussed by developers. One of the topics discussed was surrounding better collaboration between GCC and LLVM developers...

Digia To Spin Off Qt Business Into Its Own Company

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 01:14:30 PM
Digia has officially announced today they will be spinning off their Qt division into its own company (still wholly-owned by Digia) that will focus exclusively upon Qt development...

AMD Radeon Graphics Get Many Changes For Linux 3.17

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 05:16:53 PM
The Radeon DRM driver changes have been published for queuing into drm-next before hitting the mainline Linux 3.17 kernel tree...

FSF Talks Up Libreboot As New Coreboot Downstream

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 04:46:23 PM
Libreboot is a de-blobbed version of Coreboot designed to run on the Free Software Foundation's first endorsed laptop...

Radeon Gallium3D Is Running Increasingly Well Against AMD's Catalyst Driver

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 03:00:00 PM
After last week running new Nouveau vs. NVIDIA proprietary Linux graphics benchmarks, here's the results when putting AMD's hardware on the test bench and running both their latest open and closed-source drivers. Up today are the results of using the latest Radeon Gallium3D graphics code and Linux kernel against the latest beta of the binary-only Catalyst driver.

14 Staging Drivers Get Nuked From Linux 3.17

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 01:39:21 PM
Over 200,000 lines of code is being removed from the Linux 3.17 kernel in the staging subsystem due to the removal of a bunch of old, unmaintained drivers...

DMA-BUF Cross-Device Synchronization Hits Linux 3.17

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 12:35:08 PM
The work that was ongoing for months to provide DMA-BUF cross-device synchronization and fencing is finally landing with the Linux 3.17 kernel...

Unvanquished Alpha 30 Has Vertex Data Optimizations, In-Game Improvements

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 12:26:13 PM
The 30th monthly alpha release to the promising Unvanquished open-source first person shooter is now available...

64-bit ARM Is Looking Good For Fedora 21

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 12:21:19 PM
While Fedora 21 will be arriving later than anticipated, on the plus side is that the 64-bit ARM support is coming along well and the (indirect) delay gives developers extra time for polishing up this first Fedora Linux release with great AArch64 support...

Qt Creator 3.2 RC1 Is Out

Tuesday 5th of August 2014 12:12:07 PM
Digia is shipping today the first release candidate to Qt Creator 3.2...

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