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Kernel NET Policy Still Being Tackled For Simplified, Better Networking Performance

Tue, 2016-09-13 14:57
An Intel developer continues working on the "Kernel NET Policy" as a step towards better and simplified network configuration for better performance...

Improvements, New Extension Hit Mesa

Tue, 2016-09-13 14:41
There has already been more improvements hitting Mesa Git this week...

AMD's GPUOpen HIP Project Made Progress Over The Summer

Mon, 2016-09-12 23:45
The HIP project has made good progress over the summer. HIP from AMD's GPUOpen project is part of the puzzle for converting CUDA to portable C++ code. That source code can then run on AMD GPUs while having little to no performance impact, at least according to AMD...

MySQL Hit By "Critical" Remote Code Execution 0-Day

Mon, 2016-09-12 22:04
The latest high-profile open-source software project having a bad security day is MySQL... MySQL 5.5/5.6/5.7 has a nasty zero-day vulnerability...

Btrfs Finally Has A Concise Status Page

Mon, 2016-09-12 21:54
The Btrfs file-system finally has a concise status page so users can quickly and easily know the status of various features...

Early GCC 7 Compiler Benchmarks On Linux: Some Performance Improvements

Mon, 2016-09-12 17:06
While GCC 7 is still under heavy development and the GCC 7.1 stable release will not come until a few months into 2017, here are some early benchmarks of GCC 7.0 compared to GCC 6.2 and GCC 5.4 on an Ubuntu Linux x86_64 system.

Vim 8.0 Released With GTK3 Support, Async I/O & DirectX Support

Mon, 2016-09-12 15:23
Vi IMproved has been further improved with today's Vim 8.0 release. In fact, this is the first major release of Vim in the past decade!..

Intel OpenCL Beignet 1.2 Was Quitely Released, No Sign Of OpenCL 2.0 In Sight

Mon, 2016-09-12 14:46
Intel China developers quietly announced the release of their open-source Beignet 1.2 OpenCL implementation at the end of August for HD/Iris Graphics hardware. Beignet 1.2 continues supporting OpenCL 1.x while sadly their experimental OpenCL 2.0 branch hasn't been touched now in three months...

More AMD PowerPlay Code Is Being Refactored

Mon, 2016-09-12 14:32
Rex Zhu of AMD published his latest set of 16 patches for refactoring PowerPlay code within the open-source DRM driver space. This is a big refactoring: nearly 19,000 new lines of code and 34,000 deleted lines of code...

FreeType 2.7 Released With A Big Font Rendering Change

Mon, 2016-09-12 14:18
FreeType 2.7 has been officially released and it's actually a big deal as it aims to bring font rendering that's better in line with what's offered by DirectWrite and ClearType on other operating systems...

Videos From The LLVM Cauldron 2016

Mon, 2016-09-12 14:10
Videos from last week's LLVM Cauldron are now available if you wish to learn more about a variety of compiler happenings...

Linux 4.8-rc6 Kernel Released

Mon, 2016-09-12 05:07
Just minutes ago the Linux 4.8-rc6 kernel was released...

Allwinner A33 DRM Support Coming In Linux 4.9

Mon, 2016-09-12 01:31
Maxime Ripard of Free Electrons has sent in the Allwinner DRM driver pull request that will ultimately land for the Linux 4.9 kernel merge window...

Wine-Staging Adds 1D Textures For D3D10/D3D11

Sun, 2016-09-11 20:44
There is finally a new Wine-Staging version with release notes to talk about for this more-experimental version of Wine...

RoundCube-Next Is Woefully Behind Schedule

Sun, 2016-09-11 15:21
After raising more than $103,000 USD last year via crowd-funding the RoundCube-Next web-based email client doesn't really appear to be going anywhere...

Ioquake3 Is Finally Moving To Its New OpenGL Renderer By Default

Sun, 2016-09-11 14:50
The ioquake3 open-source game engine project that's built around the Quake III: Arena code-base is finally moving to its new renderer by default and abandoning the original 17-year-old renderer...