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Intel Lands Some MSAA Mesa Performance Improvements

Mon, 24/03/2014 - 7:57pm
A series of commits hitting Mesa's mainline Git this afternoon offer up some multi-sample anti-aliasing (MSAA) improvements for the Intel open-source graphics driver...

The GNOME 3.12 Software Center Sees Some Improvements

Mon, 24/03/2014 - 6:13pm
GNOME Software, the "app store" for managing software installed on the system using PackageKit/AppData, has seen many improvements and features for GNOME 3.12...

NVIDIA Posts Working "GK20A" Support For Nouveau

Mon, 24/03/2014 - 4:30pm
A NVIDIA Linux engineer has published a new set of twelve patches for the open-source Nouveau driver. These kernel patches paired with a modified Mesa driver yield a open-source combination that can start to run shaders and render triangles...

Libav 10 Adds HEVC Support, WebP / JPEG 2000 / VP9 Decoders

Mon, 24/03/2014 - 3:50pm
Besides FFmpeg 2.2 being released this weekend, the Libav project that was forked from FFmpeg also released a new version...

Binary JSON Support Added To PostgreSQL, Competes With MongoDB

Mon, 24/03/2014 - 3:15pm
In a sign of PostgreSQL trying to better compete against MongoDB with its "BSON" (binary JSON), PostgreSQL now has support for a binary JSON data type...

Features You Should Be Able To Find In C++14

Mon, 24/03/2014 - 2:37pm
The ISO C++ committee has reached the point of possibly having the final draft of C++14 as a minor update to the widely-used programming language. For those curious about the likely changes to find with C++14, here's an article to checkout...

Does The Display Server Matter? The Latest Mir vs. Wayland Argument

Mon, 24/03/2014 - 1:45pm
The latest argument within the open-source camp is whether the choice of the display server is still relevant in modern times of the Linux desktop, given the advancements of tool-kits and other components. Alas, it's another Mir vs. Wayland battle...

The First Git Pull Request Submitted For Linux 3.15

Mon, 24/03/2014 - 1:28pm
Linus Torvalds has yet to officially release the Linux 3.14 kernel but already the first Git pull request has already been sent in for the next kernel version...

Intel Revises The Weston RandR Protocol

Mon, 24/03/2014 - 12:38pm
Earlier in the month an Intel developer published an initial RandR-like protocol for Wayland's Weston. That proposed protocol has now been revised following much feedback from developers...

ASUS PB278Q WQHD LED PLS Professional Graphics Monitor

Mon, 24/03/2014 - 9:29am
For those that found the 1920 x 1080 resolution for the 27-inch ASUS MX279H IPS Monitor too small when it was reviewed earlier this month on Phoronix, today we are looking at the ASUS PB278Q. This monitor is part of the ASUS Professional Graphics Monitor series and offers some brilliant specs for those in the market for a 27-inch 2560 x 1440 display with DVI, DisplayPort, and HDMI connectivity.

FFmpeg 2.2 Release Adds The Libx265 Encoder

Mon, 24/03/2014 - 3:15am
The FFmpeg 2.2 release surfaced on Sunday night with numerous audio/video encoding and decoding improvements...

Three New Tweaks I Like In Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Sun, 23/03/2014 - 11:44pm
In my usage of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in its late development state on my new main production system, the ASUS Zenbook UX301LA, there's three new system setting additions to Unity in this newest Long-Term Support release that I've found to be really useful and welcomed...

Recapping The Linux News From GDC 2014

Sun, 23/03/2014 - 5:55pm
Here was the major news last week from the Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco as is relevant to Linux gamers...

OpenGL Bindings Come To GNU's Guile Language

Sun, 23/03/2014 - 3:40pm
For users of Guile as the GNU extension language written around the Scheme programming language, there now exists OpenGL bindings...

Other Linux Things I Learned From AMD At GDC 2014

Sun, 23/03/2014 - 3:00pm
The two most interesting things I learned from AMD at the Game Developer's Conference last week were already covered on Phoronix: they're looking at a new Linux driver strategy with an open kernel driver for Catalyst and they are still evaluating the feasibility of Mantle on Linux, but there were also some other random things I learned from various AMD employees...

Linux 3.15 Should Suspend & Resume Much Faster

Sun, 23/03/2014 - 10:30am
The Linux 3.15 kernel will feature a large number of ACPI and power management updates when its merge window opens in the days ahead...

Virt Manager 1.0.1 Brings Minor Updates

Sun, 23/03/2014 - 8:22am
The first point release to virt-manager 1.0 has been released this weekend...