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AMD Ryzen 5 CPUs Launching Next Month, 4 & 6 Core Options

Thursday 16th of March 2017 10:12:55 AM
AMD has confirmed that Ryzen 5 CPUs will begin shipping on 11 April...

Threaded OpenGL Dispatch Lands In Mesa 17.1

Thursday 16th of March 2017 10:06:38 AM
The long-standing patches for implementing threaded OpenGL dispatch have landed in Mesa 17.1-devel Git...

Pipeline Statistics Queries Wired Up For Intel ANV Vulkan Driver

Thursday 16th of March 2017 01:14:15 AM
Pipeline statistics queries is the latest Vulkan capability being added to the Intel "ANV" Mesa Vulkan driver...

DragonFlyBSD's HAMMER File-System Gets Important Write Performance Boost

Thursday 16th of March 2017 12:57:48 AM
Matthew Dillon has discovered an important bug in the DragonFlyBSD kernel's VFS cluster code affecting the HAMMER file-system write performance...

Future Vulkan Work Items: Advanced Compute, Improved HLSL Interop

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 08:35:43 PM
While watching Khronos' GDC17 presentation recordings, Piers Daniell of NVIDIA touched on some possible future work items for Vulkan during the When Vulkan was One session...

Mesa 13.0.6 Is Being Prepared For Release With Many Backported Changes

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 07:57:57 PM
Mesa release manager Emil Velikov is arranging to release Mesa 13.0.6 in the days ahead...

X.Org Server 1.19.3 Released

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 06:36:53 PM
Adam Jackson has announced xorg-server 1.19.3 as the latest point release for the long-living X.Org Server...

2017 GDC Khronos/Vulkan Videos Now Available

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 04:02:56 PM
The Khronos session videos from this year's Game Developers' Conference (GDC 17) are now available online...

6-Way Linux Distribution Comparison On AMD's Ryzen

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 03:01:55 PM
Given AMD's Ryzen is a very new platform, some Phoronix readers have inquired whether a given distribution is a faster and better-supported than others. Here are tests of Ubuntu, Clear Linux, Debian, Antergos, Fedora, and openSUSE tested with an AMD Ryzen 7 1800X system.

QEMU 2.9 Is Being Prepped With New Functionality

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:12:25 PM
QEMU 2.9-rc0 was tagged yesterday as this important piece of the open-source Linux virtualization stack prepares for its next major release...

LLD Linker Declared Ready For Production On x86_64 ELF Platforms

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 11:47:00 AM
LLVM developer Rui Ueyama is encouraging the "dogfeeding" of their linker, LLD, that should now be ready for production use on some platforms/architectures with this week's LLVM 4.0 release...

TEE Subsystem Proposed For Linux 4.12 Kernel

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 11:19:04 AM
Linaro developers are hoping to merge the generic TEE subsystem into the Linux 4.12 kernel this spring...

GCC 7.1 Will Likely Be Released In Mid-April

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 10:36:46 AM
Richard Biener has issued a new status report concerning the state of GCC 7 and that it should be released the middle of next month...

An On-Disk Cache Is Coming To The RADV Vulkan Driver

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 10:20:18 AM
With Timothy Arceri at Valve haven gotten the RadeonSI shader cache into shape for Mesa 17.1, his latest focus is on introducing a shader cache for the RADV Vulkan driver...

NetBSD 7.1 Released, Brings Initial Nouveau DRM & Better Linux Compatibility

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 10:08:19 AM
NetBSD 7.1 was released today as the newest version of this popular BSD operating system known for its portability across many CPU architectures...

RADV Now Advertises Vulkan 1.0.42; Shader Cache Thread Queue Lands In Mesa

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:51:41 AM
There were several interesting Git commits hitting Mesa 17.1-devel tonight...

Chromium Adds Support For Animated PNGs

Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:31:50 AM
Google's Chrome/Chromium web-browser is introducing support for animated PNGs (APNG)...

MATE 1.18 Desktop Released, Finished Porting To GTK3

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 09:48:44 PM
MATE 1.18 is now available as the latest version of this GNOME2-forked open-source desktop environment...

Keith Packard Comments On Valve Work

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 08:26:27 PM
As reported earlier, Keith Packard is Valve's latest driver developer hire for bettering the Linux display stack for gaming, and in particular, VR. Keith has now shared a few comments on his new endeavor...

Mir 1.0 Expected To Come Early In Ubuntu 17.10 Cycle

Tuesday 14th of March 2017 04:37:22 PM
Canonical developer Alan Griffiths has shared a few details about getting Mir 1.0 ready for release...

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ARM boosts Big.Little with DynamIQ, and launches Linux dev kit

ARM unveiled a more flexible version of its Big.Little multi-core scheme called DynamIQ, and launched an Embedded Linux Education Kit based on the Udoo Neo. ARM Ltd. announced a more advanced version of its Big.Little heterogeneous multi-processing technology for balancing core loads on multi-core Cortex-A SoCs. The new DynamIQ multi-core scheme enables more flexible core configurations that were not possible with Big.Little, says ARM. Meanwhile, ARM’s educational unit released a new ARM Embedded Linux Education Kit based on the i.MX6 SoloX based Udoo Neo hacker SBC (see farther below). Read more

Four Things a New Linux User Should Know

If you’re making the move from Windows or Mac (or even from Android or iOS), welcome to our world. These days, using Linux for doing everyday computer tasks isn’t that much different than using other operating systems — meaning the learning curve is only slight. In fact, my colleague Phil Shapiro works at a library that uses Linux on the computers its patrons use and says that hardly anyone even notices they’re not using Windows. It’s that easy. Read more

Arch Linux-Based ArchEX Has Linux Kernel 4.10.5, Yaourt, and Calamares Installer

Arne Exton announced today the release of a new build of his Arch Linux-based ArchEX GNU/Linux distribution built around the lightweight LXQt desktop environment. Read more

DragonFly BSD 4.8 Released with EFI & eMMC Support, Improved Kernel Performance

The developers of the DragonFly BSD operating system were proud to announce today, March 27, 2017, the release and immediate availability for download of DragonFly BSD 4.8. Read more Also: DragonFlyBSD 4.8 Released With Performance Improvements, EFI Support & More DragonFly BSD 4.8