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Fedora 26 Anaconda Installer Likely To Get Blivet-GUI

Wednesday 19th of October 2016 03:26:29 PM
The Anaconda installer is never done evolving... The Anaconda installer will be updated, again, with Fedora 26 but hopefully won't see the major fallout during one of its earlier reworks when it was in very bad shape. This time around they are just looking to add Blivet-GUI...

Mesa Hasn't Been Branched Yet Due To LLVM Issues

Wednesday 19th of October 2016 02:45:24 PM
The Mesa 12.1/13.0 release dragged out a bit to allow the RADV Radeon Vulkan driver to be merged and then some Gallium3D Nine fixes, which have landed. The branching / feature freeze didn't happen last week though as planned, but Emil Velikov the release manager has now provided an update...

VC4 Gallium3D Driver Now Has Better Texture Upload Performance

Wednesday 19th of October 2016 02:19:53 PM
Stemming from an issue of slow performance inside LXDE's file manager, the Raspberry Pi VC4 Gallium3D driver has received an optimization for better texture upload performance...

Linux 4.10 To Expose EFI Framebuffer Configuration

Wednesday 19th of October 2016 02:11:37 PM
While Linux 4.9-rc1 was only released this past weekend, the EFI subsystem changes are already being staged for the next kernel cycle...

Intel OpenGL vs. Vulkan Linux Benchmarks - Mesa Git + Linux 4.9

Wednesday 19th of October 2016 12:44:10 PM
With having delivered a number of RADV Radeon Vulkan benchmarks recently, time to turn the tables to see how the Intel Vulkan driver stack is comparing to its i965 classic Mesa DRI driver. Dota 2 benchmarks up today under Ubuntu 16.10 while using Mesa 12.10-dev and Linux 4.9...

Features You Won't Find In The Linux 4.9 Mainline Kernel

Wednesday 19th of October 2016 11:18:30 AM
While there are many new features in Linux 4.9, there is some functionality we've been looking forward to that sadly isn't yet in the mainline kernel tree...

Solus 1.2.1 Released With Budgie Desktop Updates, Ships RADV Driver

Wednesday 19th of October 2016 11:03:59 AM
Version 1.2.1 of the promising Solus Linux distribution is now available and also premieres a MATE edition ISO to complement its original Budgie desktop...

Ubuntu 16.10 Desktop Gaming Benchmarks: Unity, GNOME, Xfce, LXDE, KDE, Openbox, MATE

Tuesday 18th of October 2016 08:00:00 PM
As usual when there's a new Ubuntu Linux, the requests come in for running OpenGL graphics/game benchmarks under the different desktop options. For some Ubuntu 16.10 on Intel Mesa graphics tests are results for GNOME Shell, Xfce, LXDE, KDE Plasma, Openbox, MATE, and Unity running atop X.Org.

Raspberry Pi Finally Well Supported By Fedora With 25 Beta

Tuesday 18th of October 2016 07:21:02 PM
While Fedora has always supported ARM/AArch64 hardware well, they've missed out on the whole Raspberry Pi craze even as the ARMv7 hardware has been shipping for a while and there are plenty of Pi-focused Linux distributions out there. With Fedora 25, there's finally going to be good support for the Raspberry Pi 2 and 3 devices...

Canonical Rolls Out Its Own Kernel Livepatching Service For Ubuntu

Tuesday 18th of October 2016 06:59:18 PM
Canonical has formally moved forward with its enterprise kernel livepatching service, which it's making free to the Ubuntu community -- assuming you have three Ubuntu installations or less. Like the other approaches, this is about applying in real-time critical security fixes to the kernel without rebooting...

Java JDK 9 Firmed Up For A Late July Release

Tuesday 18th of October 2016 05:03:04 PM
The JDK 9 release schedule is indeed being pushed back by four months and now will be released in late July...

GStreamer Conference 2016 Videos, Vulkan Support Was Among The Talks

Tuesday 18th of October 2016 04:11:58 PM
The annual GStreamer Conference took place last week in Berlin alongside the Linux Foundation's Embedded Linux Conference Europe. The videos from this multimedia open-source conference are now available...

Wine-Staging 1.9.21 Improves Its Vulkan Wrapper

Tuesday 18th of October 2016 03:43:21 PM
Re-basing to last week's Wine 1.9.21 release is a new version of Wine-Staging that incorporates various experimental/testing patches atop this code-base for running Windows binaries on Linux and other operating systems...

NVIDIA Announces The GeForce GTX 1050 Series

Tuesday 18th of October 2016 01:09:35 PM
NVIDIA this morning is expanding the Pascal family with the announcement of the GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti lower-cost graphics cards...

KDE Plasma Looking At Global Menu, Wayland & Mobile For 2017

Tuesday 18th of October 2016 01:00:49 PM
KDE Plasma developers talked this week about their plans for the new development cycle and what they want the desktop to look like moving into 2017 and further ahead into 2018...

Linux 4.9 Kernel Tacks On Over 200k Lines Of Code

Tuesday 18th of October 2016 12:52:53 PM
With all the new features in Linux 4.9, obviously Tux put on a bit of weight this kernel cycle... Here's some numbers...

OpenSUSE Leap 42.2 Release Candidate Published

Tuesday 18th of October 2016 12:10:33 PM
There is less than one month to go until openSUSE Leap 42.2 will be officially released while today marks the RC1 availability...

GTK Scene Kit Merged For GTK4

Tuesday 18th of October 2016 11:15:07 AM
The GTK+ Scene Graph Kit (GSK) has landed in mainline GTK+ Git as the "spiritual successor to Clutter" and now providing a scene graph for this GNOME toolkit...

Clear Linux Now Riding On Linux 4.8.1, Ships AVX2-Optimized Python

Monday 17th of October 2016 11:53:22 PM
Intel's Clear Linux open-source operating system continues advancing as one of the less heard of but highly performant rolling-release distributions for servers, cloud, containers, and other applications...

More GCC Patches To Get OpenMP Offloading To NVIDIA NVPTX Working

Monday 17th of October 2016 11:45:10 PM
Fresh patches are available for GCC to get OpenMP offloading to the NVIDIA PTX ISA working for accelerating OpenMP on NVIDIA GPUs with the GNU Compiler Collection...

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