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FESCo Approves Latest Round Of Fedora 25 Features

Sat, 2016-07-16 13:59
The Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee (FESCo) has approved nearly all of the recently proposed features for the upcoming Fedora 25 Linux release...

Vulkan 1.0.21 Released To Fix More Issues

Sat, 2016-07-16 13:33
This weekend's update to Vulkan takes it to version 1.0.21...

Clear Linux Makes Caffe Deep Learning 10% Faster; Also Discovers XFWM4 Compositor Bug

Fri, 2016-07-15 20:30
Intel's Clear Linux distribution hasn't been at rest this summer but they've continued working hard on various performance optimizations and improvements to their distribution...

NVIDIA 367.35 Released, Supports 8K H.265 Video Decoding

Fri, 2016-07-15 18:52
NVIDIA Corp is out today with a rather notewrothy 367.xx series Linux driver update...

Ubuntu Forums Get Breached, 2 Million Users/Emails/IPs

Fri, 2016-07-15 17:02
Through an SQL injection vulnerability, the Ubuntu Forums were penetrated, as disclosed this morning by Canonical...

Window/Menu Positioning Improvements For GTK+ On Wayland/Mir

Fri, 2016-07-15 15:41
Red Hat's Jonas Ådahl has shared work being done to the GTK+ toolkit for avoiding global window positions for tooltips/menus/popovers and instead refactor it down to GDK and allow relative positioning...

Google Developers Improve Mesa's Android EGL Support

Fri, 2016-07-15 14:10
Google engineers working on Android have been experimenting with using Mesa on Android...

Nouveau DRM Code Updated For Linux 4.8

Fri, 2016-07-15 13:56
The Nouveau open-source NVIDIA DRM driver changes have been queued in DRM-Next for the Linux 4.8 kernel...

Pyston 0.5.1 Is Making Python Code Even Faster

Fri, 2016-07-15 03:17
In addition to Dropbox announcing the Lepton image compression algorithm, their Pyston team has announced the v0.5.1 release and it provides more performance improvements for this Python JIT...

CrossOver For Android Now Running On Chromebooks

Fri, 2016-07-15 00:17
With Google Play and Android app support hitting Chromebooks it's now possible to run Windows applications/games on Chromebooks via CrossOver For Android...

After GuC, Intel's Open-Source Driver Prepares For "HuC" Firmware Blobs

Thu, 2016-07-14 22:18
Intel's open-source developers working on their Linux DRM graphics driver have been working on adding support for HuC, a new firmware component to be used by Broxton and newer graphics hardware...

Vulkan Support Still Isn't Ready For Ubuntu's Mir

Thu, 2016-07-14 20:03
Back in February when Vulkan launched as the new Khronos graphics API, Ubuntu developers planned to have Vulkan support in Mir by Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. That didn't happen and since then it has kept getting pushed back...

Dropbox Opens Up "Lepton" Image Compression Algorithm

Thu, 2016-07-14 19:01
The latest open-source project by Dropbox Inc is Lepton, a high performance image compression algorithm...

NVIDIA Releases "The World's Most Advanced VR Game", Will Be Open-Sourced

Thu, 2016-07-14 17:07
NVIDIA this morning announced VR Funhouse, what they claim as the world's most advanced VR game. But unfortunately for Linux gamers, this title is only supported by Windows at launch...

Intel Has A Final Round Of Graphics Updates For Linux 4.8, Broxton Is Ready

Thu, 2016-07-14 16:23
Daniel Vetter of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has submitted the final round of feature updates for the i915 DRM driver for DRM-Next to in turn target the Linux 4.8 kernel...

Linux Has Seen 30k+ Commits So Far This Year

Thu, 2016-07-14 15:51
Being half-way now through the year and Linux 4.7 coming later this month, I figured it would be fun to run some statistics on the Linux kernel Git repository to see how this year is stacking up compared to past years...

Thunderbolt Networking Support Is Still Being Worked On For Linux

Thu, 2016-07-14 15:00
Thunderbolt networking support is still being worked on for the mainline Linux kernel...

The Founder Of Wayland Has Joined Google

Thu, 2016-07-14 14:18
Last week we reported on Kristian Høgsberg, the founder of Wayland and a long-time Linux graphics developer, leaving his position at Intel. We now know he headed off to Google...

GCC 6 & Mesa 12.0 Land In Tumbleweed, 42.2 Leap To Have GNOME 3.20

Thu, 2016-07-14 13:55
There are more updates in the openSUSE land for both rolling-release Tumbleweed users as well as preparations for the 42.2 Leap update due out in November...

H.264 VA-API Encode Comes To Gallium3D

Thu, 2016-07-14 02:26
Thanks to work by AMD developers, there is support for accelerated H.264 video encoding with the VA-API implementation in Gallium3D...

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