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GCC 4.9.4 Will Be Released Soon To End GCC 4.9 Series

Monday 18th of July 2016 04:24:02 PM
With GCC 6.2 coming soon and GCC 5 already being quite mature, GNU Compiler Collection developers are intending to soon end maintenance on GCC 4.x...

Qt WebBrowser 1.0 Open-Sourced

Monday 18th of July 2016 04:18:54 PM
The Qt Company has announced the opening of Qt WebBrowser, a new embedded-focused web-browser built atop Qt technologies...

Gallium3D Optimizations Published For BioShock Infinite

Monday 18th of July 2016 12:45:46 PM
Marek Olšák of AMD has been working on some Gallium3D optimizations for boosting the performance of the popular BioShock Infinite game on Linux...

Pale Moon Browser 27 Alpha Released

Monday 18th of July 2016 11:44:36 AM
The first alpha of Pale Moon 27 was released this weekend. Pale Moon continues to serve as a Mozilla Firefox derived open-source web-browser that sticks to the older Firefox user-interface and also uses a fork of the Gecko layout engine...

Libinput 1.4 Officially Released With Graphics Tablet Modes & More

Monday 18th of July 2016 11:21:08 AM
Libinput 1.4 was officially released over night to add new features to this input handling library used by Wayland, X.Org, and Mir systems...

ARM Is Being Bought Out By Japan's SoftBank

Monday 18th of July 2016 11:09:41 AM
Many news reports this morning are indicating that Japan's SoftBank is working out a deal to buy ARM Holdings and that a deal could be officially announced as soon as this morning...

FreeType 2.7 Bringing DirectWrite/ClearType-Like Rendering -- Much Better Looking Fonts On Linux

Sunday 17th of July 2016 04:38:31 PM
FreeType 2.7.0 will be shipping with the v40 TrueType instructions interpreter enabled by default. This interpreter is going to "finally brings DirectWrite/ClearType-like rendering to the screen, or 'subpixel hinting' as some FreeType code calls it."..

Wayland's Weston Now Working On Libweston-Desktop

Sunday 17th of July 2016 01:15:04 PM
Wayland developers continue working on Libweston, which is aiming to make more of the Weston reference compositor reusable by other Wayland compositors. This library offers much of the boilerplate code around the Wayland protocols to allow more sharing by compositors and making it more straight-forward to get things up and running. The latest component is Libweston-desktop...

Improved File Extraction Coming To GNOME's Nautilus

Sunday 17th of July 2016 01:02:55 PM
As part of Google Summer of Code, improved extraction support for compressed files is being worked on for the Nautilus file manager...

OpenMediaVault 3.0 Beta Updated

Sunday 17th of July 2016 12:51:37 PM
OpenMediaVault 3.0.26 is now available for testing as the latest beta release of OMV 3.0...

Nintendo 64 Emulator Gaining Vulkan Rendering Support

Saturday 16th of July 2016 09:39:02 PM
RetroArch is picking up a Nintendo 64 video plugin that makes use of the Khronos Vulkan graphics API...

Fresh AMDGPU-PRO vs. Mesa 12.1-dev Performance FIgures For The Radeon RX 480

Saturday 16th of July 2016 08:19:49 PM
As it's been a few weeks since the Radeon RX 480 "Polaris" launch and there's been more RadeonSI Polaris commits since launch day, I figured I'd run some fresh benchmarks this weekend of the open vs. hybrid AMD Linux driver stacks...

Blender's AMDGPU-PRO OpenCL Performance Is Crazy Slow Compared To NVIDIA CUDA

Saturday 16th of July 2016 04:00:00 PM
Earlier this week I posted a number of NVIDIA CUDA Blender OpenCL Cycles render benchmarks from various green GPUs. Here are some tests now when making use of Blender's OpenCL support on AMD Radeon hardware when using the latest AMDGPU-PRO Linux driver...

A Second Batch of AMDGPU Changes Readied For Linux 4.8 Kernel

Saturday 16th of July 2016 02:36:02 PM
Submitted earlier this month was the main AMDGPU and Radeon DRM updates for Linux 4.8's DRM-Next while on Friday a second round of feature updates were submitted...

Lighttpd 1.4.40 Fixes Hundreds of Bugs

Saturday 16th of July 2016 12:29:26 PM
Lighttpd, the lightweight open-source web server designed for high performance, is out with its major v1.4.40 update...

X.Org Server Development Continues Trending Lower

Saturday 16th of July 2016 12:13:47 PM
Half-way through the year, the X.Org Server has seen just over 300 commits, well down compared to a few years ago around this time where it would see about three times as many commits...

FESCo Approves Latest Round Of Fedora 25 Features

Saturday 16th of July 2016 11:59:22 AM
The Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee (FESCo) has approved nearly all of the recently proposed features for the upcoming Fedora 25 Linux release...

Vulkan 1.0.21 Released To Fix More Issues

Saturday 16th of July 2016 11:33:38 AM
This weekend's update to Vulkan takes it to version 1.0.21...

Clear Linux Makes Caffe Deep Learning 10% Faster; Also Discovers XFWM4 Compositor Bug

Friday 15th of July 2016 06:30:58 PM
Intel's Clear Linux distribution hasn't been at rest this summer but they've continued working hard on various performance optimizations and improvements to their distribution...

NVIDIA 367.35 Released, Supports 8K H.265 Video Decoding

Friday 15th of July 2016 04:52:45 PM
NVIDIA Corp is out today with a rather notewrothy 367.xx series Linux driver update...

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