It's been a while since last having any major breakthroughs to talk about for the open-source Radeon Linux graphics driver stack, but steady work continues. Some recent Mesa commits to Git highlight some code generation improvements...
Last week upon conclusion of the X.Org Foundation elections it was revealed the planned X.Org + SPI merger failed. The failure to change the by-laws and become part of SPI failed not due to losing the vote, but in not securing enough votes to command the two-thirds majority of X.Org members needed to approve the change. X.Org members and the board are now pondering the next steps...
Linux 4.1 Has Improvements For The Multi-Queue Block Layer
The latest good stuff for the Linux 4.1 kernel are the block core improvements, which mostly are focused on improving the multi-queue block layer (blk-mq).
Watch Out Google, DARPA Just Open Sourced All This Swish 'Dark Web' Search Tech
Google appears to be an indomitable force. But, with today’s release from the US military’s research arm of its Memex search technologies and Europe’s competition investigation into the Mountain View giant, it might be a propitious time for tech-minded entrepreneurs to start building a Google killer.
ExTiX 15.2 Is Based on Ubuntu 15.04 and Debian 8 Jessie, Features LXQt and KDE Editions
After announcing his new RaspArch distribution that helps users run the powerful Arch Linux distribution on a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B computer board, Arne Exton informed Softpedia about the immediate availability for download of the ExTiX 15.2 Linux operating system.