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Ncurses 6.1 Released With A Variety Of Improvements & Other Changes

Monday 29th of January 2018 02:13:43 PM
It has been more than two years since the release of Ncurses 6.0 as the GNU project for developing terminal-independent text-based user-interfaces while this weekend marked the availability of the big Ncurses 6.1 update...

Mesa 18.0-RC3 Released With 50+ Changes

Monday 29th of January 2018 12:48:41 PM
Emil Velikov announced the release today of Mesa 18.0-RC3 with 50+ changes comprising of many Intel ANV and Radeon RADV Vulkan driver fixes...

Linux 4.16 Getting Tweak For Smarter Task Migration, Yielding Better Scalability

Monday 29th of January 2018 11:45:28 AM
Ingo Molnar began sending in his various Git pull requests this morning for targeting the Linux 4.16 kernel merge window, including the scheduler updates...

It's Going To Take More Time To Get Vega Compute Support With The Mainline Kernel

Monday 29th of January 2018 11:00:00 AM
This weekend I wrote how the AMDKFD discrete GPU support should be in place for the next kernel cycle, Linux 4.17. This is going to allow discrete Radeon GPUs to have ROCm working off the mainline kernel for OpenCL/compute support, but for 4.17 it's unlikely RX Vega GPUs will have compute working...

L2 CDP Added To Linux 4.16 For L2 Cache Partitioning On Intel CPUs

Monday 29th of January 2018 10:45:23 AM
L2 Code and Data Prioritization (L2 CDP) is a feature of Intel's Resource Director Technology (RDT) that will now be supported with the Linux 4.16 kernel...

Linux 4.16 Is Tightening Up Access To /dev/mem By Default

Monday 29th of January 2018 10:26:58 AM
One of the security improvements to Linux 4.16 is improving the default behavior for restricted access to /dev/mem for x86/x86_64 and ARM64 systems...

AMD AOCC Compiler 1.1 Released For Zen CPUs

Monday 29th of January 2018 05:01:03 AM
AOCC 1.1 is the second public release of the AMD Optimizing C/C++ Compiler designed for Ryzen/Threadripper/EPYC processors...

R600 Gallium3D Now Effectively At OpenGL 4.4, A Nudge Away From GL 4.5

Monday 29th of January 2018 01:36:20 AM
As a follow-up to the article a few days ago about nearly complete OpenGL 4.4~4.5 support for R600g, this pre-GCN older Radeon Gallium3D driver has landed in Mesa 18.1-dev Git support for its final OpenGL 4.4 extension...

Ryzen Threadripper 1900X Should Report The Correct Temperature With Linux 4.16

Monday 29th of January 2018 12:02:37 AM
While the just-released Linux 4.15 kernel brings AMD Zen CPU temperature reporting support for Ryzen/Threadripper/EPYC processors, an oversight in the k10temp driver code is yielding an incorrect temperature for the Threadripper 1900X...

Linux 4.15 Kernel Released, Time For The Linux 4.16 Merge Window

Sunday 28th of January 2018 09:29:47 PM
Linus Torvalds has released the Linux 4.15.0 kernel after nine release candidates...

GTK+ 4.0 Might Be Ready To Ship This Year With Its Many Toolkit Improvements

Sunday 28th of January 2018 08:18:29 PM
Famed GNOME developer Matthias Clasen of Red Hat provided an update on the state of the GTK4 tool-kit during this week's DevConf.cz event in Brno...

Systemd 237 Released With WireGuard Support, Keyboard See-Saw/Rocker Changes

Sunday 28th of January 2018 05:16:19 PM
Not only is Linux 4.15 coming today but the first systemd stable release of 2018 is also now available...

GIMP Picks Up Better Debugging Support, Backtrace GUI

Sunday 28th of January 2018 05:09:15 PM
Adding to the list of features for the long overdue GIMP 2.10 release is better debugging support...

Linux 4.15 Is Set To Sail Today With AMDGPU DC, Zen Temperature Monitoring, RISC-V

Sunday 28th of January 2018 03:58:13 PM
After going through nine weekly release candidates, the Linux 4.15 kernel is set to be released today as the first major stable update of 2018...

Mesa 18.0 Features Include Many OpenGL/Vulkan Improvements, Intel Shader Cache & Extras

Sunday 28th of January 2018 02:40:11 PM
Mesa 18.0 is currently being prepared for release by mid-February and is yet another feature-packaged, quarterly update to this open-source 3D graphics driver stack with significant improvements for OpenGL and Vulkan support and performance.

Open-Source Project Trying To Map Vulkan Onto Direct3D 12 & Metal

Sunday 28th of January 2018 01:19:50 PM
While we are seeing exciting projects at the moment about mapping Direct3D 11 over Vulkan (as well as D3D9 and D3D12 over Vulkan projects too), there are new open-source projects for mapping Vulkan over Direct3D 12 and Metal...

Allwinner SUNIV Old ARM9-Based SoCs Worked On For Upstream Linux Kernel Support

Sunday 28th of January 2018 12:55:53 PM
From the mid-2000's to 2011 Allwinner was marketing their F-Series processors with ARM9 32-bit RISC processors while finally in 2018 these SoCs might have upstream Linux kernel support...

Solus Releases Linux Driver Management 1.0

Sunday 28th of January 2018 12:39:24 PM
The Solus Project this week released Linux Driver Management 1.0, a library created by this innovative Linux distribution for enumerating system components and detecting matches between said components and packages/drivers providing additional functionality...

OpenSUSE Rolling Out Retpoline Support, Xen Spectre/Meltdown Mitigation

Sunday 28th of January 2018 12:27:01 PM
SUSE's Richard Brown has issued a status update around openSUSE's ongoing mitigation of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities...

GNU Binutils 2.30 Released

Saturday 27th of January 2018 08:14:43 PM
Released this weekend is Binutils 2.30 as the latest collection of these GNU utilities important to the open-source ecosystem...

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Sailfish OS 2.1.4 is now available to early access

After a few productive months of development, we are ready to release the next Sailfish OS update named Lapuanjoki to the early access group! Lapuanjoki is named after the town of Lapua, located in Southern Ostrobothnia region, flowing from lake Sampalampi to the Gulf of Bothnia. Read more Also: Jolla Pushes Out Sailfish OS 2.1.4 Into Early Access

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Qt 5.11 Alpha Released

Qt 5.11 Alpha is released today. As usual the official Alpha is a source code delivery only, but later we will offer development snapshots of Qt 5.11 regularly via the online installer. Please check Qt 5.11 New Features wiki to see what new is coming with Qt 5.11 release. Please note that the feature list is still in progress and not to be considered final before the first Beta release. Read more Also: Qt 5.11 Alpha Released With Many Toolkit Additions