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More SPIR-V & Vulkan Details Might Be Revealed Next Week

Tuesday 7th of April 2015 05:56:15 PM
There's hope that next week we might learn some new details about SPIR-V and Vulkan than what already has been made public over the past month...

70 Intel DRM Linux Kernel Patches Bring Some Performance Optimizations

Tuesday 7th of April 2015 04:41:19 PM
Chris Wilson of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center hasn't yet managed the xf86-video-intel 3.0 DDX release, but over in kernel-space, he's just published a set of 70 new DRM patches for the Intel kernel driver...

Fedora Server 22 Is Using The XFS File-System By Default

Tuesday 7th of April 2015 04:17:27 PM
The server edition of Fedora 22 is using the XFS file-system by default rather than EXT4...

Qt Installer Framework 2.0 Is Out

Tuesday 7th of April 2015 02:45:39 PM
The Qt Company has announced version 2.0 of the Qt Installer Framework...

Details Of DNF Succeeding Yum In Fedora 22 Still Being Discussed

Tuesday 7th of April 2015 02:25:53 PM
With the upcoming release of Fedora 22, DNF is succeeding Yum as the default package manager. However, some details about this change are still being discussed...

Enlightenment EFL 1.14.0 Alpha 1

Tuesday 7th of April 2015 01:19:35 PM
The Enlightenment crew at Samsung have released their first alpha version of the upcoming EFL 1.14.0 library set...

New Intel Improvements In Mesa Git, Including For Old Hardware

Tuesday 7th of April 2015 01:05:15 PM
There's more improvements in Mesa Git to talk about this week for Intel open-source customers, including those still on older "Gen4" graphics hardware...

FreeGLUT Ported Natively To Wayland

Tuesday 7th of April 2015 12:19:24 PM
FreeGLUT, the open-source replacement to GLUT for handling system-specific setup tasks like windowing system configuration and OpenGL initialization, now is natively supported on Wayland...

Linux 4.0 Kernel Will Likely Be Released Next Weekend

Tuesday 7th of April 2015 01:25:48 AM
After the article a short time ago about Linux 4.0-rc7 being tagged, Linus Torvalds sent out his 4.0-RC7 release announcement that confirmed what was expected...

Linux 4.0-rc7 Kernel Released

Monday 6th of April 2015 11:03:16 PM
It's coming a day later than anticipated, but the seventh weekly update for the Linux 4.0 kernel is now available...

Porting Krita To Qt5 Will Take Some Time, But Is Being Done Right

Monday 6th of April 2015 10:25:03 PM
For users of KDE's Krita digital painting / raster graphics editor, the Qt5 port of the program won't be fully ready for at least another half-year, but it's being done right...

GCC 5 Is Coming This Month With OpenMP 4.0, Offloading, Cilk Plus & More

Monday 6th of April 2015 04:45:16 PM
GCC 5 is expected to be formally released later this month and it by far is looking to be the most exciting GNU Compiler Collection update yet! GCC 5 has amassed a ton of exciting open-source compiler features over the past year...

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The loudest lesson from Ubuntu Vivid Vervet: If it’s not broken …

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Ubuntu 15.10's "W" Codename Being Revealed Soon

Mark Shuttleworth is hosting his virtual keynote today for Ubuntu 15.10 with the Ubuntu Online Summit happening this week. Shuttleworth posted to his blog that he's holding off on revealing the "W" codename for Ubuntu 15.10 until this keynote. The keynote is taking place at 14.00 UTC. Read more