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Systemd 230 Opens Up A New Graphics Vulnerability & FBDEV Still Should Die

Mon, 2016-05-23 14:55
A change made in the recent release of systemd 230 makes it easy for rogue user processes to be able to spy on your desktop, assuming a few conditions are met...

Roundcube Webmail 1.2 Adds PGP Encryption

Mon, 2016-05-23 14:36
For those using the open-source Roundcube software for your webmail needs, Roundcube 1.2 is now available as the latest stable version...

Wayland-Protocols 1.4 Adds The Viewporter Extension

Mon, 2016-05-23 14:27
Version 1.4 of the Wayland Protocols package has been released with a new protocol extension...

GNU Make 4.2 Released

Sun, 2016-05-22 21:28
Version 4.2 of GNU's Make was released this Sunday...

Intel Skylake Performance Boosted By Mesa 11.3

Sun, 2016-05-22 15:10
This past week I showed how Intel Broadwell graphics are much faster with Mesa 11.3 but this new Mesa version doesn't do much for Haswell. Similar to Broadwell, Mesa 11.3 is a big win if you are on Intel's latest-generation Skylake hardware.

The State Of The SWR Software Rasterizer In Mesa

Sun, 2016-05-22 14:31
New to the upcoming Mesa release is the OpenSWR software rasterizer developed by Intel and geared for faster performance, at least for the workloads of most interest to the Intel engineers working on this driver...

F2FS & Btrfs Get Fixes For Linux 4.7 Kernel

Sun, 2016-05-22 14:21
The Btrfs and F2FS file-system updates were submitted this weekend for the Linux 4.7 kernel merge window...

GHC 8.0.1 Haskell Compiler Released

Sun, 2016-05-22 14:10
Developers behind the Glasgow Haskell Compiler announced their first "super-major version" of the compiler in six years...

AMD GPU-PRO 16.20.3 Beta Linux Driver Released

Sun, 2016-05-22 03:56
A new release of the AMD GPU-PRO "hybrid" Linux graphics driver stack is now available...

Systemd 230 Released

Sun, 2016-05-22 03:48
A new release of systemd is available this weekend...

The Sixth Alpha Release For Debian Installer Stretch

Sun, 2016-05-22 01:54
The sixth alpha release of the Debian Installer for the upcoming "Stretch" release is now available...

Nouveau Fermi Gets OpenGL 4.2 Support Flipped On

Sat, 2016-05-21 19:06
For users of Nouveau's NVC0 Gallium3D driver with a GeForce 400/500 "Fermi" graphics card, there is now OpenGL 4.2 compliance...

Linux 4.7 CPUFreq Schedutil Testing vs. P-State

Sat, 2016-05-21 18:11
With the in-development Linux 4.7 kernel there is a new CPUFreq governor that leverages the kernel's scheduler utilization data in an attempt to make better decisions about adjusting the CPU's frequency / performance state. Here are some benchmarks of that new CPUFreq governor, Schedutil, compared to the other CPUFreq governors as well as the Intel P-State CPU frequency scaling driver.

It Looks Like Canonical Will Soon Publish Vulkan Mir Support On Mesa

Sat, 2016-05-21 16:18
We've been waiting to see Vulkan on Mir after the developers working on this display server for Ubuntu missed their original Ubuntu 16.04 target but the latest chatter indicates we might be seeing the support materialize soon...

Changes Being Worked On For PHP 7.1

Sat, 2016-05-21 15:22
PHP 7.1 is coming later this year as the first significant update to last year's PHP 7 release that delivered huge speed improvements...

Intel Is Getting Very Close With Its Last Extension For OpenGL 4.3

Sat, 2016-05-21 15:09
For Broadwell hardware and newer, this week marked the milestone of the Intel Mesa driver exposing OpenGL 4.2 support. However, they are only one extension away from OpenGL 4.3 compliance for the newer Intel graphics hardware and a new version of that patch-set was just posted...

GNOME Games 3.22 Will Support Atari 2600 & 7800 Titles

Sat, 2016-05-21 14:53
GNOME Games 3.21.2 was released this weekend as the newest version of this GNOME desktop application for managing your video games collection...

25k Lines Of Reworked Code For The Linux 4.7 Staging Area

Sat, 2016-05-21 14:47
Greg Kroah-Hartman has sent in his various pull requests for the Linux 4.7 kernel merge window...

Nouveau Open-Source NVIDIA Code Finally Starts Lining Up For Linux 4.7

Fri, 2016-05-20 23:29
We've already covered at length the many AMDGPU/Radeon changes, the usual Intel DRM churn, and the multiple new DRM drivers coming for Linux 4.7. Missing from our coverage has been the Nouveau driver, but that work is finally getting queued up for this next kernel version...

The LM-Sensors Project Site Doesn't Look Like It's Coming Back

Fri, 2016-05-20 23:17
It's been a year since the last LM-Sensors release and the project isn't as vibrant or active as it once was while the project site has been down for a while now and it doesn't appear to be coming back...