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CoreSight Being Added To Linux 3.19 Kernel

Monday 15th of December 2014 03:03:48 AM
The Linux 3.19 kernel is set to introduce support for the CoreSight framework and implementations for a few SBC boards...

SquashFS In Linux 3.19 Adds LZ4 Compression Support

Sunday 14th of December 2014 10:00:45 PM
Within the in-development Linux 3.19 kernel is now support for LZ4 compression for SquashFS, the read-only file-system commonly used by various Linux distribution live CDs...

Debian 8.0 Jessie - GNU/Linux vs. GNU/kFreeBSD Benchmarks

Sunday 14th of December 2014 05:00:00 PM
Here's our latest benchmark results comparing the performance of Debian Jessie GNU/Linux vs. GNU/kFreeBSD -- the Debian port that uses the FreeBSD kernel rather than Linux...

XLennart: A Game For Systemd Haters With Nothing Better To Do

Sunday 14th of December 2014 04:38:08 PM
It seems that a good number of Linux users who despise systemd as an init manager have a lot of time on their hands... From making websites bashing systemd, forking distributions over their position of using systemd, personal attacks against systemd developers, to writing page after page of forum comments about negative points of systemd. There's now even an anti-systemd game...

Blk-mq Gets Further Improved With Linux 3.19, NVME Gets Ported

Sunday 14th of December 2014 03:21:32 PM
The multi-queue block layer (blk-mq) will be in even better shape with the upcoming Linux 3.19 kernel...

Mesa 10.4 Officially Released With Direct3D 9 State Tracker

Sunday 14th of December 2014 02:57:41 PM
After a one day week delay due to older drivers/GPUs breaking on the newer Mesa code, Mesa 10.4 was officially released this Sunday morning...

Krita 2.9 Is Now In Beta With Many Improvements

Sunday 14th of December 2014 02:13:57 PM
KDE's Krita graphics editing / digital painting program is now in beta for its upcoming v2.9 series...

New Features Proposed For Fedora 22

Sunday 14th of December 2014 02:04:34 PM
Beyond the potential feature of Fedora's X.Org input stack using libinput, there's been several other features proposed for the next Fedora Linux release...

Steam Gaming On PC-BSD

Sunday 14th of December 2014 01:26:56 PM
While Valve doesn't provide any official BSD binaries of Steam nor are any of the Steam game titles listed as supporting BSD, it doesn't stop some from trying to get their gaming fix on FreeBSD/PC-BSD...

Intel GPU Tools 1.9 Brings Skylake Support

Sunday 14th of December 2014 02:19:47 AM
Intel's open-source team on Friday released intel-gpu-tools 1.9 as the latest version of this collection of tools used generally for testing and debugging purposes...

VRAMFS: Using Your Video RAM As A Linux File-System

Sunday 14th of December 2014 01:56:35 AM
The latest FUSE-based Linux file-system is VRAMFS to provide a general purpose file-system within your graphics card's dedicated video memory...

A Walkthrough Of The New 32 System Open-Source Linux Benchmarking Test Farm

Saturday 13th of December 2014 06:00:00 PM
This week with the release of Phoronix Test Suite 5.4 we also announced, a collection of 32 systems running various upstream benchmarks on a daily basis in a fully automated manner. The daily upstream benchmarking ranges from the Linux kernel Git to Mesa to Arch/Antergos Linux to LLVM/Clang. Here's a walkthrough of the new lab housing this test farm where hundreds of benchmarks are run daily in looking for performance regressions and other changes with the upstream open-source code.

GCC Has Been Ported To The Visium Architecture

Saturday 13th of December 2014 03:55:27 PM
The newest platform that the GNU Compiler Collection has been ported to is Visium. AdaCore is now looking to contribute their GCC Visium port to mainline...

KeithP Looks To Reduce The Latency Of Using The X.Org Present Extension

Saturday 13th of December 2014 02:40:00 PM
Keith Packard who is largely responsible for DRI3 and the Present Extension is looking to take care of one of the flaws of using Present: there can be an extra frame delay if using a compositing window manager with X11...

Sharing What You Love Or Hate About PHP

Saturday 13th of December 2014 01:29:14 PM
Much like the views on Phoronix or GCC vs. Clang, computer enthusiasts tend to have polarizing views over PHP -- whether PHP is a great language or work of the devil...

MIPS Has An "Unusually Large Pull" For Linux 3.19 Kernel

Saturday 13th of December 2014 11:41:40 AM
The MIPS architecture improvements and new features for the Linux 3.19 kernel are aplenty due to many MIPS patches not being merged for Linux 3.18 and then aside from that a lot of developers sending in lots of new work...

Collabora Looks To Add DMA-BUF Protocol To Wayland

Saturday 13th of December 2014 08:09:42 AM
Collabora developers are looking at adding a generic DMA-BUF protocol to Wayland, which could benefit media players and other applications...

Fedora 22's X.Org Input Stack Might Use Libinput

Saturday 13th of December 2014 05:58:49 AM
The input X.Org drivers currently used by Fedora might by replaced with just the xf86-input-libinput DDX driver for Fedora 22. This input driver relies upon libinput that was originally designed for Wayland/Weston but can be retrofitted just fine as a standalone input driver for the X.Org Server...

STI DRM Improvements Coming For Linux 3.19

Saturday 13th of December 2014 05:07:01 AM
Beyond the DRM graphics improvements for Linux 3.19 affecting the most common kernel graphics drivers, the STI driver will too see improvements for this next kernel version...

Nautilus Ported To New GTK Widgets For GNOME 3.16

Saturday 13th of December 2014 01:21:41 AM
GNOME's file manager, Nautilus, is seeing some much needed love for the GNOME 3.15 development cycle ahead of GNOME 3.16 next March...

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