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Mozilla's Servo Still On Track For 2015 Alpha Release

Monday 19th of January 2015 04:58:25 PM
Mozilla's Servo Engine that's written in the Rust programming language and designed to be a highly parallel layout engine continues to be advancing very well and could see an alpha release this year...

Watch Videos From Linux.Conf.Au 2015 (LCA2015 Auckland)

Monday 19th of January 2015 02:31:34 PM
For those interested in the annual Linux.Conf.Au conference that's filled with tons of Linux/open-source technical talks but weren't down in New Zealand last week for the event, the videos are available...

Switching From Evdev/Synaptics Drivers To Libinput On X.Org

Monday 19th of January 2015 02:25:06 PM
With Fedora 22 switching to libinput as its X.Org input driver and others beginning to look at utilizing xf86-input-libinput that uses a shared input library with Wayland, there's some details end-users and developers need to know about the migration...

VMWare X.Org Driver Updated To v13.1

Monday 19th of January 2015 01:55:06 PM
It's been a while since VMware last put down an updated xf86-video-vmware DDX driver update for use with their virtualization software. That changed, however, with today marking the release of xf86-video-vmware 13.1.0...

Mir 0.11 Working On Better Performance, Android External Display Support

Monday 19th of January 2015 02:47:16 AM
Earlier this month we covered new Mir features that ended up being incorporated into the Mir 0.10 release. Mir 0.11 is now under development and it's already packing significant improvements...

GNOME Now Lets Mutter Handle Input Device Configuration

Sunday 18th of January 2015 10:19:48 PM
GNOME now has support in Mutter to synchronize and apply input device settings via a session-wide configuration...

Xonotic 0.8 Performance With The Open-Source AMD/NVIDIA Gallium3D Drivers

Sunday 18th of January 2015 08:00:00 PM
With Xonotic 0.8.0 finally having been released after one and a half years in development, here's some open-source Mesa/Gallium3D graphics benchmarks on many different graphics cards for this high-profile open-source first person shooter game.

NVIDIA 346.35 Linux Driver Supports Maxwell Mobile GPUs

Sunday 18th of January 2015 05:58:37 PM
NVIDIA quietly released the 346.35 Linux graphics driver on Friday...

CoreOS Moves From Btrfs To EXT4 + OverlayFS

Sunday 18th of January 2015 04:08:42 PM
CoreOS developers have had enough issues with the Btrfs file-system that they've decided to move from using the Btrfs file-system to instead use EXT4 plus OverlayFS...

Apple Works To Bring Loop Distribution/Partial Vectorization To LLVM

Sunday 18th of January 2015 03:34:47 PM
LLVM has long had an loop vectorizer for the automatic vectorization of loops in LLVM IR while now upstream developers are looking to make improvements for vectorizing loops that up to now haven't been touched due to memory dependence cycles...

Manjaro 0.9-pre1 Released, Uses Calamares Installer

Sunday 18th of January 2015 02:32:23 PM
The first development release for version 0.9 of Manjaro, the popular Arch-based Linux distribution, is now available...

Linux 3.19-rc5 Kernel Released

Sunday 18th of January 2015 02:01:10 PM
Linus Torvalds has put out the newest weekly update of the Linux 3.19 kernel...

LZHAM 1.0 Isn't Too Far Away For Compression Of Interest To Game Developers

Sunday 18th of January 2015 02:45:14 AM
Rich Geldreich, the former Valve developer associated with some of the game company's past Linux and OpenGL projects, is getting close to releasing LZHAM v1.0 as his lossless data compression library...

Many Linux Desktop 2D Benchmarks Of NVIDIA vs. AMD Drivers

Saturday 17th of January 2015 07:00:00 PM
This week on Phoronix were many Linux graphics tests from Unreal Engine 4 to Metro Redux with twenty-two AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards. Yesterday was also a 22-way GPU Linux OpenCL comparison. For your weekend viewing pleasure are now 2D desktop benchmarks from all of these GeForce and Radeon graphics cards atop Ubuntu Linux.

Wayland 1.7 Alpha Released Along With Updated Weston Compositor

Saturday 17th of January 2015 03:57:54 PM
Bryce Harrington has released the first development version of the forthcoming Wayland 1.7 along with the adjoining Weston reference compositor...

Mageia 5 Beta 2 Finally Released, Mageia 5 Delayed To March

Saturday 17th of January 2015 02:37:44 PM
After being challenged by delays, Mageia 5 Beta 2 was officially released on Friday. A revised release date for the Mageia 5 official ISOs has also been determined...

FreeBSD Made A Lot Of Progress In The Past Few Months Of 2014

Saturday 17th of January 2015 01:16:47 PM
The FreeBSD Foundation has issued their latest quarterly status report for covering from October to December 2014...

Asynchronous Device/Driver Probing For The Linux Kernel

Saturday 17th of January 2015 11:00:45 AM
While Google's Chrome OS supports asynchronous device/driver probing, the mainline Linux kernel does not. However, patches are working toward this feat in order to speed up the kernel's boot process for hardware/drivers that are slow at probing...

Systemd-Import Expands Its Container Capabilities

Saturday 17th of January 2015 05:51:03 AM
The systemd-import command is now more powerful after the latest batch of changes committed by Lennart Poettering prior to starting the weekend...

Mesa's Shader Cache Is In The Process Of Landing

Saturday 17th of January 2015 12:41:25 AM
Intel developers are in the process of landing their GLSL shader cache into mainline Mesa...

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DNF Plugins Extend The Functionality Of Fedora's Yum Successor

With the upcoming Fedora 22 release due out in May, DNF is positioned to replace Yum as the default package manager. While there's been many DNF articles on Phoronix in past months, one of the aspects not covered much to this point is the dnf-plugins-extra package that's in its very early stages. Version 0.0.3 of dnf-plugins-extras was released today as a collection of DNF plugins done by the community. Read more