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Intel Open-Source Developer Talks About Vulkan

Sunday 31st of January 2016 12:07:47 PM
Jason Ekstrand of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center had a main track presentation on Saturday at FOSDEM about Vulkan...

AMDGPU Linux Gaming Tests With P-State vs. CPUFreq Scaling Drivers

Sunday 31st of January 2016 10:51:53 AM
The latest batch of open-source Linux benchmarks to share this weekend are doing some P-State and CPUFreq scaling driver benchmarks and also trying each driver's different CPU scaling governor options when using the AMD Radeon R9 285 graphics card on the AMDGPU kernel driver of Linux 4.5...

Shader Image Support For The Gallium3D Mesa State Tracker

Sunday 31st of January 2016 09:44:02 AM
Prolific Mesa contributor Ilia Mirkin has published a set of patches for hooking in shader image support within the Mesa state tracker, an important step particularly for OpenCL use-cases...

GNU Hurd Is Working On Sound Support, Still Lacks 64-bit & Good USB Support

Sunday 31st of January 2016 08:54:55 AM
One year ago was a status update on GNU Hurd where it was mentioned that GNU Hurd lacks 64-bit, audio, and USB support among other features for this micro-kernel free software project alternative to the Linux kernel. Sound support for Hurd is now in the works, but other features remain missing...

Nouveau Now Implements Two More GL4 Extensions, Very Close To OpenGL 4.2

Sunday 31st of January 2016 03:00:00 AM
While the Nouveau NVC0 and RadeonSI Gallium3D drivers were tied for a while in terms of their OpenGL 4 extension coverage, the NVC0 driver for NVIDIA Fermi GPUs and newer has advanced further with two more extensions -- one for OpenGL 4.2 and the other for OpenGL 4.3 -- now being supported by this open-source, reverse-engineered driver...

Testing OpenGL 4.1 With An AMD Cypress GPU On The Latest Open-Source Driver

Sunday 31st of January 2016 01:19:30 AM
When it comes to OpenGL 4 support on the AMD R600 Gallium3D driver for pre-GCN graphics cards, currently the only R600g-supported cards advertising OpenGL 4.1 right now are the Radeon HD 5800 "Cypress" and Radeon HD 6900 "Cayman" series. Here are some tests done with OpenGL 4.1 on a Radeon HD 5830 compared to Cayman and various GPUs with the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver...

Exploiting The Full Potential Of ZFS On BSD Systems

Sunday 31st of January 2016 12:36:33 AM
With ZFS file-system support continuing to spread via OpenZFS, you may be one of the many out there still wondering about the benefits of ZFS...

Another Intel Motherboard Has Been Set Free All The Way Down To The BIOS By Libreboot

Sunday 31st of January 2016 12:07:57 AM
This morning was news about Libreboot supporting another AMD server motherboard. Another motherboard -- this time an Intel board -- was added today since then to this Coreboot downstream that initializes the hardware without any proprietary firmware/microcode...

Nouveau Continues Making Progress On Compute Support, SPIR-V

Saturday 30th of January 2016 11:16:07 PM
Hans de Goede of Red Hat and Pierre Moreau, an independent Nouveau contributor, are speaking at FOSDEM's graphics development room tomorrow about compute support for Nouveau...

Switching From Water To Air Cooling With Some Linux Benchmarking Systems

Saturday 30th of January 2016 07:47:52 PM
Here are some thermal test results when switching from some Intel and AMD water coolers over to $20 Arctic Cooling heatsinks in the test lab...

More AMDGPU & Radeon Benchmarks Of Linux 4.5 With Mesa 11.2 Git

Saturday 30th of January 2016 06:15:14 PM
This week I've already delivered a number of AMDGPU/Radeon benchmarks from the in-development Linux 4.5 kernel now that there's AMDGPU PowerPlay and other improvements. With the week not being over, here are some more AMD Radeon graphics card benchmarks from Linux 4.5 while also using Mesa 11.2-devel Git with LLVM SVN...

Debian Is Still Working To Land ZFS On Linux Support

Saturday 30th of January 2016 05:07:05 PM
Debian is still working to add a ZFS kernel module to the Debian GNU/Linux repository...

KDE Neon Is Now Live: Providing Bleeding-Edge KDE Packages For Ubuntu

Saturday 30th of January 2016 03:35:20 PM
Following the news yesterday that KDE is incubating a new "KDE Neon" project, it's now been launched from FOSDEM this weekend in Brussels, Belgium...

Accelerating Color Management With OpenCL On Intel Hardware

Saturday 30th of January 2016 02:45:31 PM
Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has been working on speeding up color transformations for color management on Intel Linux systems using their Beignet OpenCL implementation for Iris/HD Graphics...

You Can Now Play Around With The New OpenBenchmarking.org Beta

Saturday 30th of January 2016 02:15:48 PM
Assuming you are now reaching the new server, the beta of the new OpenBenchmarking.org should be publicly accessible...

To No Surprise, It Appears NVIDIA Is Already Working On Pascal Linux Support

Saturday 30th of January 2016 01:52:34 PM
Landing as a fix this week inside the Linux kernel appears to be an indication that NVIDIA's Linux engineers are already working on their next-generation hardware support...

Libreboot Now Supports Another AMD Motherboard

Saturday 30th of January 2016 12:55:30 PM
Libreboot, the version of Coreboot that is 100% free software without relying upon any proprietary blobs, has added support for another AMD motherboard...

Arch Linux Releases Pacman 5.0

Saturday 30th of January 2016 12:47:08 PM
The Arch Linux crew has announced the release of their Pacman 5.0 package manager...

Scientific Linux 7.2 Planned For Release Next Week

Saturday 30th of January 2016 12:40:42 PM
Building off Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 that was released back in November, coming next week will finally be the Scientific Linux 7.2 release...

OpenBenchmarking.org Server Migration In Process

Friday 29th of January 2016 10:13:17 PM
This weekend OpenBenchmarking.org is being moved off to some new server infrastructure for preparing for the new OpenBenchmarking.org, delivering HTTPS by default, and yielding quicker load times for both it and Phoronix.com...

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Debian 6.0 Long Term Support reaching end-of-life

The Debian Long Term Support (LTS) Team hereby announces that Debian 6.0 ("squeeze") support will reach its end-of-life on February 29, 2016, five years after its initial release on February 6, 2011. There will be no further security support for Debian 6.0. The LTS Team will prepare the transition to Debian 7 ("wheezy"), which is the current oldstable release. The LTS team will take over support from the Security Team on April 26, 2016. Read more

Tiny Core Linux 7.0 Up to Release Candidate Phase, Adds Linux Kernel 4.2.9

Robert Shingledecker announced the release and immediate availability for download and testing of the first RC (Release Candidate) build of the upcoming Tiny Core Linux 7.0 operating system. Read more

Mozilla Thunderbird 45.0 to Finally Bring GTK3 Integration for Linux, Sort Of

Earlier today, Mozilla has come out with the sixth point release of the stable 38.0 branch of its Thunderbird e-mail, news, and chat client, fixing a few minor issues reported by users since the 38.5.x series. Read more

OpenPHT 1.5.1 for Debian/sid

I have updated the openpht repository with builds of OpenPHT 1.5.1 for Debian/sid for both amd64 and i386 architecture. For those who have forgotten it, OpenPHT is the open source fork of Plex Home Theater that is used on RasPlex, see my last post concerning OpenPHT for details. Read more