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Qt5 Will Now Support LGPLv3 Modules

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 12:30:29 PM
With the upcoming Qt 5.4 release, LGPLv3 is now an optional license alongside the existing LGPLv2.1 license and the commercial combination for Qt Enterprise...

Scientific Linux 7.0 Beta 3 Released

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 10:14:05 AM
Fermilab developers continue to be hard at work on their Scientific Linux 7.0 OS, which of course is respun from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7...

Proposed: A Tainted Performance State For The Linux Kernel

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 07:55:08 AM
Similar to the kernel states of having a tainted kernel for using binary blob kernel modules or unsigned modules, a new tainting method has been proposed for warning the user about potentially adverse kernel performance...

Systemd 216 Piles On More Features, Aims For New User-Space VT

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 04:02:17 AM
Lennart Poettering announced the systemd 216 release on Tuesday and among its changes is a more complete systemd-resolved that has nearly complete caching DNS and LLMNR stub resolver, a new systemd terminal library, and a number of new commands...

Mesa 10.2.6 Has Plenty Of OpenGL Driver Bug Fixes

Wednesday 20th of August 2014 12:30:00 AM
For those living on the Mesa 10.2 stable series rather than the experimental Mesa 10.3 code, there's a new point release out today...

Wasteland 2 Gets An Official Release Date

Tuesday 19th of August 2014 11:08:44 PM
Brian Fargo's Wasteland 2 game that's the successor to the original Wasteland from two decades ago now has an official release date.....

Dead Island For Linux Appears Imminent

Tuesday 19th of August 2014 10:00:05 PM
Dead Island is a action role-playing game developed by Techland for all major platforms and is based on a zombie-infested open world island. There's been talk of a potential Linux port and it looks like it might finally be materializing for Linux gamers...

LXQt 0.8 Is Being Released Soon

Tuesday 19th of August 2014 09:25:11 PM
Fans of LXQt, the merge of the Qt version of LXDE along with the Razor-qt desktop project, will soon see out a big update...

Linux 3.17 Lands Memfd, A KDBUS Prerequisite

Tuesday 19th of August 2014 08:54:22 PM
There's many new features to Linux 3.17 that were covered over the past two weeks on Phoronix. One of the merged Linux 3.17 features that went under our radar at the time was the new memfd syscall was merged, which is a requirement of the forthcoming KDBUS, the kernel-based D-Bus implementation sought after by the systemd crew...

Humble Jumbo Bundle 2 Shafts Linux Gamers

Tuesday 19th of August 2014 06:56:22 PM
The Humble Jumbo Bundle 2 was just announced with "$210 worth of awesome games" that can be found on Steam, but before Linux gamers get too excited, they're mostly left in the dust...

Ubuntu 14.10's Feature Freeze Is This Wednesday

Tuesday 19th of August 2014 06:49:07 PM
For good or bad, it sure seems like time flew by the past few months of the Ubuntu 14.10 development cycle; the feature freeze for the Utopic Unicorn is this week...

New VM Software Claims To Be 4.5x Faster Than QEMU

Tuesday 19th of August 2014 05:55:18 PM
Eltechs is preparing to introduce ExaGear Desktop next month as new proprietary software for running Linux x86 software on Linux ARM using their own virtual machine technology...

Kpatch Gets Exposure This Week, kGraft Misses Out

Tuesday 19th of August 2014 04:46:24 PM
This week at LinuxCon Chicago are two talks about Red Hat's Kpatch live kernel patching solution to reduce downtime. However, there aren't any scheduled talks about SUSE's kGraft solution with neither yet being in the mainline kernel...

Btrfs Gets Talked Up, Googler Encourages You To Try Btrfs

Tuesday 19th of August 2014 02:39:03 PM
This week at LinuxCon North America in Chicago is a presentation by Google's Marc Merlin that's entitled "Why you should consider using btrfs, real COW snapshots and file level incremental server OS upgrades like Google does." The presentation does a good job at looking at the state of Btrfs on Linux and comparing it to ZFS...

Mesa Now Supports Another OpenGL 4.5 Extension

Tuesday 19th of August 2014 02:09:10 PM
While Mesa is still racing towards OpenGL 4.0 compliance, another OpenGL 4.5 extension can now be crossed off the Mesa TODO list...

XBMC 13.2 Released, One Of The Last Before Kodi

Tuesday 19th of August 2014 02:00:35 PM
XBMC 13.2 has been released as one of the last "Gotham" series bug-fix releases before the project renames itself to Kodi...

C++14 Is Complete

Tuesday 19th of August 2014 12:36:04 PM
The ISO C++14 draft international standard was unanimously approved and is now clear for publication...

AMD Launches Radeon R7 Series SSDs

Tuesday 19th of August 2014 12:27:11 PM
Not to be confused with the Radeon R7 graphics cards, AMD today officially announced the Radeon R7 SSD line-up...

Linux Foundation Pushes Two-Factor Authentication For Git

Monday 18th of August 2014 08:21:35 PM
The Linux Foundation is pushing for two-factor authentication for Git repositories...

Ubuntu MATE On Track To Become An Official Spin

Monday 18th of August 2014 07:52:01 PM
Ubuntu MATE is making progress as becoming an official Ubuntu derivative using the GNOME2-forked desktop environment...

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Intel Beignet Is Working Out Surprisingly Well For OpenCL On Linux

Beignet is the project out of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center for exposing GPGPU/compute capabilities out of Ivy Bridge hardware and newer when using a fully open-source Linux stack. While Beignet differs greatly from Gallium3D's Clover state tracker, this Intel-specific open-source OpenCL implementation is working out quite well for Ubuntu Linux. While I've been writing about Intel's Beignet project since early 2013, it's probably been about a year now since I tried out the code, which is developed by Intel's OTC graphics team in China. This weekend I tried out Beignet v0.9.2 as trying out the newest Intel OpenCL code has been on my TODO list for a while and it's been working out rather well in my initial tests. Read more