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FP64 / OpenGL 4.2 Is Close To Being Finished Up In Intel Mesa

Thursday 12th of May 2016 12:33:42 PM
The latest patches from Igalia have been published for finishing up the ARB_gpu_shader_fp64 implementation within Intel's Mesa driver, which would bring it into supporting OpenGL 4.2 (thanks to the other extensions already being completed) for the latest generations of Intel hardware...

QEMU 2.6 Officially Released

Thursday 12th of May 2016 12:22:39 PM
The developers behind the QEMU open-source processor emulator have announced their v2.6.0 release...

Intel Is Preparing A Major Restructuring Of Their Graphics Driver

Thursday 12th of May 2016 04:00:00 AM
Intel is brewing a makeover of their graphics driver stack through a large restructuring and consolidating initiative that will be formally announced in the coming weeks.

The AMDGPU Additions For Linux 4.7 Are Enormous

Wednesday 11th of May 2016 07:06:38 PM
More AMDGPU DRM driver changes have been queued up for the Linux 4.7 kernel merge window that's expected to open next week...

With Pascal Ahead, A 16-Way Recap From NVIDIA's 9800 GTX To Maxwell

Wednesday 11th of May 2016 05:39:44 PM
In preparing to hopefully test the GeForce GTX 1070/1080 "Pascal" graphics cards under Linux in the days ahead, I've been re-testing my collection of available NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards going back to the GeForce 9800GTX up through the Maxwell-based GeForce GTX 980 Ti and GTX TITAN X. Besides looking at the OpenGL performance at 1080p and 4K, I've also been recording the power metrics and performance-per-Watt data.

Civilization VI Is Coming This Year, Linux Will Be Supported

Wednesday 11th of May 2016 05:06:29 PM
For fans of Sid Meier, Civilization VI was announced today and there's already confirmation of Linux support...

Better Input Device Support Is Coming To KDE's KWin On Wayland

Wednesday 11th of May 2016 04:39:44 PM
Martin Gräßlin's latest focus on KDE development has been improving the input device support under KWin, particularly for when it's acting as a Wayland compositor...

Patches Posted For Supporting DRI3 With VA-API & VDPAU

Wednesday 11th of May 2016 03:25:05 PM
With perfect timing now that the Radeon DDX enables DRI3 by default, Leo Liu of AMD has posted patches for implementing DRI3 support within the VA-API and VDPAU Gallium3D components...

Google's Gale Powered By Qualcomm Added To Coreboot

Wednesday 11th of May 2016 03:13:00 PM
Topping off a lot of Google code landing in Coreboot in recent days for Chromebooks is support for another Google device and as part of that support for a Qualcomm SoC...

The List Of Intel DRM Changes For Linux 4.7

Wednesday 11th of May 2016 01:11:03 PM
Intel's Daniel Vetter has put out a concise overview of their DRM graphics driver changes queued up for the Linux 4.7 kernel...

Unity Developer Is Working On SDL Port To Allow Mir & Wayland Support

Wednesday 11th of May 2016 01:05:34 PM
A Unity developer leading the Engineering Tools team at Unity Technologies has been working on porting the game engine to SDL in order to make it portable to Mir and Wayland...

DRI3 Is Now Flipped On For xf86-video-ati X.Org Driver

Wednesday 11th of May 2016 12:47:40 PM
There's a follow-up to yesterday's story about AMD To Enable DRI3 By Default On Latest X.Org Servers...

Qt Creator 4.0 IDE Released

Wednesday 11th of May 2016 12:27:45 PM
The Qt Company has today announced the release of Qt Creator 4.0.0 as the latest version of this Qt-focused integrated development environment...

H.264 Encoding On Skylake Gets A Big Performance Boost

Wednesday 11th of May 2016 12:12:53 PM
Patches have emerged for being able to take advantage of Intel's low-power/high-performance H.264 encoder on Linux via VA-API...

Unity 8 Continues To Improve, But Still Has Rough Edges

Tuesday 10th of May 2016 07:36:03 PM
Canonical's Michael Hall has shared his thoughts of trying out Unity 8 with Mir atop Ubuntu 16.04 as part of a ten-day trial...

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 Deprecates Btrfs

Tuesday 10th of May 2016 07:15:46 PM
Buried within the notes for today's Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8 release are a few interesting notes...

BitKeeper Version Control Released As Open-Source

Tuesday 10th of May 2016 05:46:20 PM
Over one decade after the Linux kernel abandoned BitKeeper as their source version control system and years after Git's continued widespread adoption, BitKeeper has finally been made open-source...

RadeonSI's New SDMA Texture Copy Code Lands In Mesa

Tuesday 10th of May 2016 05:34:34 PM
There is more exciting open-source AMD work to share today, a week before the feature freeze for the next version of Mesa...

Nouveau NVC0 Compute Shader Support Is On For GTK110+ GPUs

Tuesday 10th of May 2016 04:48:46 PM
Prolific Nouveau contributor Samuel Pitoiset has now enabled compute support by default for NVIDIA GK110 GPUs and newer...

There Is Less Than One Month To Go Until Phoronix Turns 12: Big Articles Ahead

Tuesday 10th of May 2016 04:10:00 PM
There is less than one month to go when Phoronix will turn 12 years old as the leading destination for Linux hardware and open-source benchmarking content...

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NetOS Enterprise Linux 8 Promises to Be a Worthy Alternative to Chrome OS

Black Lab Software CEO Roberto J. Dohnert informs Softpedia today about the general availability of the NetOS Enterprise Developer Preview 8 operating system. Designed as a replacement for the Linux kernel-based Chrome OS or Chromium OS operating systems, Black Lab Software's upcoming NetOS distribution is using the same technologies that have been implemented in the Enterprise Edition of the Black Lab Linux OS. Read more

Gentoo Linux "Choice Edition" Live DVD Released with Kernel 4.5, ZFS on Linux

The Gentoo Linux operating system has received an updated Live DVD ISO image today, dubbed "Choice Edition," which brings the latest GNU/Linux technologies. According to the announcement, the Gentoo Linux "Choice Edition" Live DVD has been released in celebration of the continued collaboration between Gentoo developers and community. And it looks like it brings some of the latest software releases, such as the KDE Plasma 5.6 desktop environment. Read more

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