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CephFS Declared Stable & Production Ready

Thu, 2016-04-21 20:21
Ceph 10.2.0 "Jewel" was announced today as their latest long-term stable release. Notable about Ceph 10.2.0 is that CephFS has been declared stable and production ready...

AMD Updates Carrizo Firmware To Support More UVD Sessions

Thu, 2016-04-21 19:45
For those running a Linux system powered by an AMD "Carrizo" APU, there's an updated firmware blob out today to benefit your UVD video decoding experience...

Libinput 1.3 Steps Closer To Being Released

Thu, 2016-04-21 17:35
Libinput 1.3 has stepped closer to being released with today's RC2 release. Libinput 1.3 will further enhance input handling for Wayland, X.Org, and Mir powered systems...

More Intel DRM Graphics Driver Changes Line Up For Linux 4.7

Thu, 2016-04-21 17:04
Daniel Vetter of Intel OTC sent in another round of feature updates for DRM-Next to in turn premiere with Linux 4.7...

PyPy 5.1 Brings More Performance Improvements

Thu, 2016-04-21 16:55
For those looking at making Python code execute even faster, PyPy 5.1 is now available as one of the alternative Python interpreters...

Firebird 3.0 Open-Source Database Released

Thu, 2016-04-21 16:42
Firebird 3.0 was released this week as the newest version of this popular, open-source relational database system...

Mozilla To Begin Offering Firefox In Snap Format For Ubuntu

Thu, 2016-04-21 15:01
With today's release of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Snappy package management is being more broadly supported across the Ubuntu ecosystem. This complementary packaging format to Debian packages for Ubuntu will allow third-party applications to be more easily updated. One of the other organizations already on board with using the Snap packaging format is Mozilla...

Notable Fixes Queue Up For Radeon/AMDGPU & Intel DRM For Linux 4.6

Thu, 2016-04-21 14:44
There are both Radeon/AMDGPU and Intel DRM driver fixes queued up for Linux Git this week and will find their way into Linux 4.6-rc5...

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Released

Thu, 2016-04-21 14:07
Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial Xerus" has been released as the newest Long-Term Support distribution from Canonical...

NetworkManager 1.2 Is Officially Released

Thu, 2016-04-21 00:59
The official release of NetworkManager 1.2 has finally happened...

Radeon Open Compute 1.0 Released

Thu, 2016-04-21 00:50
The latest from AMD/RTG's GPUOpen initiative is the release of ROC 1.0...

Nouveau With Boost Patches Are Now Competitive To Radeon/AMDGPU With RadeonSI

Wed, 2016-04-20 17:18
Last week I published benchmarks showing Nouveau's "boost" patches offering much performance potential compared to the current state of the open-source NVIDIA Linux graphics driver but generally still not enough performance to compete with NVIDIA's proprietary Linux graphics driver. I've since carried out some fresh open-source AMD Linux results for reference to see how the NVIDIA vs. AMD GPU open-source speeds are comparing.

KDE Neon Releases User Edition Tech Preview, Based On Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Wed, 2016-04-20 17:17
Those working on the KDE Neon initiative for making it more easy to consume the bleeding-edge KDE software have today announced their User Edition Tech Preview...

Fedora 24 Prepares For Its Beta Release

Wed, 2016-04-20 16:47
While Ubuntu 16.04 is being prepped for release, Fedora developers are preparing for their beta release of Fedora 24...

Canonical Talks Up Ubuntu 16.04 LTS With ZFS, LXD

Wed, 2016-04-20 15:09
A day ahead of the launch of Ubuntu 16.04 as the sixth Long Term Support release, Canonical is talking about the new features for this release codenamed the Xenial Xerus...

AMD Lands Its Interoperability Interface In Mesa

Wed, 2016-04-20 13:49
Marek Olšák's latest big patch series has landed...

OpenGL SC 2.0 Released For Safety Critical Graphics

Wed, 2016-04-20 13:31
This week the Khronos Group released the provisional specification of OpenCL 2.2 and SPIR-V 1.1 while today from the Aviation Electronics Europe in Munich they announced the release of he OpenGL SC 2.0 specification...

Over/Under Volting & Clocking Improvements Under Review For Nouveau

Wed, 2016-04-20 00:24
Karol Herbst has sent out his latest set of 37 patches for trying to improve volting and clocking on NVIDIA GeForce 400 "Fermi" GPUs and newer...

AMD CodeXL 2.0 Released, Now Is Open-Source

Tue, 2016-04-19 23:26
AMD this afternoon announced CodeXL 2.0 as the newest version of their GPU debugger, CPU/GPU profiler, and static kernel analyzer. CodeXL 2.0 is a big leap forward and is now open-source!..

RadeonSI Compute Shaders Land In Mesa Git

Tue, 2016-04-19 18:45
The AMD RadeonSI Gallium3D driver for GCN GPUs now has support for OpenGL Compute Shaders within the latest Mesa code!..