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GNOME 3.22 Beta Released

Tue, 2016-08-23 01:01
The first beta of GNOME 3.22 beta is now available for testing ahead of the planned official desktop release around this time next month...

Google Begins Rolling Out Android 7.0 Nougat

Mon, 2016-08-22 19:30
Following developer preview releases through the summer, Google is today beginning to roll out Android 7.0 "Nougat" for their Nexus devices...

The State of Wayland's GSoC Project For Improved Output Handling

Mon, 2016-08-22 19:18
Google's annual Summer of Code 2016 (GSoC) is now officially over and we're starting to see the final reports issued by the many student developers involved. One of the reports worth mentioning is the Wayland project around getting Weston to start without any outputs and improved output handling...

Intel's Commercial OpenCL SDK For Linux Updated (2016 R2)

Mon, 2016-08-22 17:59
Earlier this month Intel released an updated version of their Linux/Windows OpenCL SDK that's binary-only and subject to commercial terms...

Trying Out Fedora 25 With Wayland, Early Benchmarks Included

Mon, 2016-08-22 17:00
With the news from Friday that Fedora 25 will run Wayland by default I loaded up the current Fedora 25 development packages on a test system this weekend and I used that as my primary system for all of my business/production work this weekend. It went well and included are some early gaming benchmarks of Fedora 25 Workstation GNOME on Wayland and X.Org.

Microsoft Keynoting LinuxCon, Continues Talking Up Linux/OSS

Mon, 2016-08-22 15:25
Microsoft is delivering a keynote address at this week's LinuxCon event in Toronto. On their blog they also continue talking up Linux and open-source...

Wine 1.8.4 Released With Bug Fixes, Updated GPU Table

Mon, 2016-08-22 14:55
For those using the Wine 1.8 stable series until the Wine 2.0 release this fall/winter and not opting to use the bi-weekly Wine 1.9 development releases, Wine 1.8.4 was released today...

KDevelop 5.0 Appears Ready For Release

Mon, 2016-08-22 14:15
We haven't yet seen any official release announcement, but since yesterday a source package and AppImage binary have been out in the wild for KDE's KDevelop 5.0 integrated development environment...

GTK Scene Kit Isn't Happening In Time For GNOME 3.22

Mon, 2016-08-22 14:08
With GNOME 3.19 there were plans for a GTK scenegraph and this GTK Scene Kit (GSK) was then planned for 3.20 and then most recently hoped for 3.22. But it's not happening...

GCC 6.2 Compiler Released

Mon, 2016-08-22 14:00
GCC 6.2 is now available as the first stable update to this year's GCC 6/6.1 compiler release...

GNOME Photos 3.22 Is Coming With Sharing Support

Mon, 2016-08-22 02:22
GNOME Photos 3.21.90 was released this weekend and it finally adds experimental sharing support ahead of next month's GNOME 3.22 release...

Linux 4.8-rc3 Kernel Is Out

Mon, 2016-08-22 01:57
Linus Torvalds announced today the third weekly test release of the Linux 4.8 kernel, which is currently codenamed the Psychotic Stoned Sheep...

10-Way Radeon/AMDGPU Benchmarks On Linux 4.8 + Mesa 12.1 Git

Mon, 2016-08-22 00:49
Continuing off from the fresh open-source AMDGPU test data from yesterday's AMDGPU-PRO vs. open-source Polaris + Fiji comparison, here are more AMD graphics cards tested from the Linux 4.8 development code paired with Mesa 12.1 Git...

Skylake EDAC Driver Is A Late Addition To Linux 4.8 Kernel

Sun, 2016-08-21 23:14
A new driver addition coming only now to the Linux 4.8 kernel after the merge window closure is skx_edac...

OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 Performance Benchmarks Against Other Linux/BSD Distributions

Sun, 2016-08-21 16:52
OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 was released last week and since then many Phoronix readers have inquired about benchmarks of it since it's the first major GNU/Linux distribution using the LLVM Clang compiler by default over GCC...

August Has Been A Super Exciting Month So Far For Linux / Open-Source Users

Sun, 2016-08-21 15:52
Just over half-way through August, it's been a particularly exciting month for Linux and open-source fans. From Microsoft bringing PowerShell to Linux, Google working on a new operating system, AMD making open-source driver progress, Fedora 25 going ahead with Wayland by default, and more, there's been excitement for almost everyone this month...

Intel Skylake Multi-Screen Issues On Linux Still Happening

Sun, 2016-08-21 15:40
While Intel Skylake hardware has been available for one year now, various issues persist for Linux desktop users wishing to make use of Skylake graphics on Intel's open-source Linux driver...

GNOME's New US-Based Conference Is One Month Away

Sun, 2016-08-21 15:14
Happening next month in Portland, Oregon is GNOME's first US-based conference...

AMDGPU-PRO vs. Open-Source Gallium3D OpenGL Performance On Polaris Is A Very Tight Race

Sat, 2016-08-20 18:00
For those wondering how AMD's hybrid "AMDGPU-PRO" Linux driver stack compares to the latest pure open-source driver stack of the AMDGPU kernel driver and RadeonSI Gallium3D driver, here are side-by-side results for the Radeon RX 460, RX 470, and RX 480 Polaris hardware as well as the R9 Fury (Fiji) graphics card.

Systemd Rolls Out Its Own Mount Tool

Sat, 2016-08-20 15:00
Systemd-mount is the newest tool added to systemd by Lennart Poettering...