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Radeon LLVM Code Generation Improvements Being Worked On

Tuesday 14th of April 2015 07:00:24 PM
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...

Age of Wonders III Released For Linux

Tuesday 14th of April 2015 06:15:06 PM
Following Age of Wonders III going for beta on Linux last month, today this game has been officially released for both OS X and Linux...

NVIDIA 349.16 Linux Driver Brings Fixes

Tuesday 14th of April 2015 05:14:28 PM
The NVIDIA 349 driver series has been stabilized today for Solaris, FreeBSD, and Linux with the debut of the NVIDIA 349.16 update...

X.Org Might Possibly Try Voting Again For The SPI Merger

Tuesday 14th of April 2015 02:05:16 PM
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...

KDE Plasma 5.3 Beta Offers Better Power Management, Steps Toward Wayland

Tuesday 14th of April 2015 01:22:44 PM
Being released this morning is the first beta of Plasma 5.3, which is officially Plasma 5.2.95...

Many HID Improvements For Linux 4.1, Wacom Bamboo Pads Properly Supported

Tuesday 14th of April 2015 12:59:27 PM
Jiri Kosina has queued up a range of HID driver updates for the now in-development Linux 4.1 kernel...

Linux 4.1 To Bring Support For NCQ Autosense

Tuesday 14th of April 2015 09:42:11 AM
While usually not presenting any major features each release cycle, the libata feature pull request for Linux 4.1 is a bit more interesting this time around...

TraceFS File-System Proposed For Linux 4.1 Kernel

Tuesday 14th of April 2015 02:21:31 AM
Steven Rostedt is seeking to add the TraceFS file-system to the Linux 4.1 kernel with a pull request sent in today for Linus Torvalds...

Microsoft Announces An LLVM-Based Compiler For .NET

Monday 13th of April 2015 11:08:51 PM
Microsoft has today lifted the lid on LLILC, their new LLVM-based compiler for .NET's CoreCLR...

Linux 4.1's Staging Pull Has Patches Courtesy Of OPW/Outreachy

Monday 13th of April 2015 10:03:39 PM
Greg Kroah-Hartman sent in the big staging pull request for the Linux 4.1 kernel, which has a number of patches courtesy of new women developers that participated in GNOME OPW / Outreachy...

KDBUS To Be Included In The Linux 4.1 Kernel

Monday 13th of April 2015 07:26:47 PM
After being in development for years, KDBUS has been called for integration into the Linux 4.1 kernel by Greg Kroah-Hartman...

Mozilla Start Drafting Plans To Deprecate Insecure HTTP

Monday 13th of April 2015 04:49:02 PM
Richard Barnes of Mozilla's Security Engineering team is calling for the deprecation of insecure HTTP...

Linux 4.1 Brings Many Potentially Risky x86/ASM Changes

Monday 13th of April 2015 04:27:22 PM
Another one of the Linux 4.1 pull requests sent in today by Ingo Molnar is for the x86/asm code...

EFL 1.14 Beta Brings Ecore-DRM Improvements

Monday 13th of April 2015 03:06:23 PM
Just one week after the EFL 1.14 Alpha 1 release marks the availability of Enlightenment Foundation Libraries' 1.14 Beta 1 debut...

PMEM Persistent Memory Driver Coming For Linux 4.1

Monday 13th of April 2015 02:15:15 PM
After months of work, the Intel-developed PMEM driver has been called for pulling into the Linux 4.1 kernel...

Linux 4.1 Will Improve AMD Bulldozer's ASLR Entropy Issue

Monday 13th of April 2015 01:47:32 PM
The Linux 4.1 kernel will improve AMD's ASLR workaround for Bulldozer processors in order to increase randomization...

GNU Linux-libre 4.0 Kernel Updates Nouveau Deblobbing

Monday 13th of April 2015 01:30:02 PM
Just hours after Linus Torvalds released the Linux 4.0 kernel, the GNU Linux-Libre 4.0 kernel was released by the Free Software Foundation of Latin America...

An Extensive Look At The Changes Of GCC 5

Monday 13th of April 2015 01:06:36 PM
GCC developer Honza Hubička has written a lengthy blog post about the features coming up for GCC 5, what will be initially released as GCC 5.1 in the next two weeks...

Khronos Group Publishes SPIR-V Revision 30

Monday 13th of April 2015 12:40:39 PM
The Khronos Group has published the 30th revision of SPIR-V, the intermediate representation at the heart of the new Vulkan graphics API and OpenCL 2.1 compute API...

GCC 5.1 Release Candidate Now Available

Monday 13th of April 2015 02:20:27 AM
A short time after branching GCC 5 and initiating GCC 6.0 development, the first GCC 5.1 Release Candidate has surfaced in marking the big GCC 5...

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