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Virtual Programming Continues Working On Overlord For Linux

Tue, 2016-07-19 14:39
Virtual Programming has been working on porting Overlord I and Overlord II to Linux and Mac. They have just released another teaser video, perhaps indicating the ports are almost ready to ship...

95 Patches Ready The Intel Mesa Driver For OpenGL 4 On Haswell

Tue, 2016-07-19 13:52
Iago Toral Quiroga of Igalia has published a set of 95 patches that make the i965 Mesa DRI driver in a state for exposing OpenGL 4.0 for Haswell hardware by wiring in the ARB_gpu_shader_fp64 extension...

Intel Has More DRM Graphics Fixes Needed For Kabylake In Linux 4.7

Tue, 2016-07-19 04:19
The Linux 4.7 kernel is expected to be officially released this coming weekend, but a pile of Intel Kabylake fixes are needed if the DRM graphics support is to be in order...

Maxwell OpenGL Improvements Coming To Nouveau

Tue, 2016-07-19 03:00
In addition to the GeForce GTX 900 "Maxwell" open-source driver support on Nouveau being in rough shape due to lack of re-clocking / power management for allowing sufficient performance, the NVC0 Gallium3D driver for Maxwell has also lagged behind with some OpenGL 4.x features on the GTX 900 GPUs...

Intel Finishes Up Another OpenGL ES 3.2 Extension In Mesa

Tue, 2016-07-19 00:11
Intel's open-source Mesa driver is now in compliance with another OpenGL ES 3.2 extension...

Intel Developer Proposes "Kernel NET Policy" For Better Linux Network Performance

Mon, 2016-07-18 22:54
Intel developer Kan Liang has published a set of 30 patches amount to more than two thousand lines of new kernel for implementing what he calls the Kernel NET Policy...

LLVM 3.9 Has Been Branched, LLVM 4.0 Will Be Up Next

Mon, 2016-07-18 22:41
Right on schedule the LLVM 3.9 code was branched today in preparation for its formal release next month...

Final Developer Preview Released Of Android 7 "Nougat"

Mon, 2016-07-18 19:17
Dave Burke, VP of Engineering for Android at Google, announced the final developer preview today of Android 7.0 "Nougat". This marks the last milestone release before the public rollout of Android 7.0 devices later this summer...

GCC 4.9.4 Will Be Released Soon To End GCC 4.9 Series

Mon, 2016-07-18 18:24
With GCC 6.2 coming soon and GCC 5 already being quite mature, GNU Compiler Collection developers are intending to soon end maintenance on GCC 4.x...

Qt WebBrowser 1.0 Open-Sourced

Mon, 2016-07-18 18:18
The Qt Company has announced the opening of Qt WebBrowser, a new embedded-focused web-browser built atop Qt technologies...

Gallium3D Optimizations Published For BioShock Infinite

Mon, 2016-07-18 14:45
Marek Olšák of AMD has been working on some Gallium3D optimizations for boosting the performance of the popular BioShock Infinite game on Linux...

Pale Moon Browser 27 Alpha Released

Mon, 2016-07-18 13:44
The first alpha of Pale Moon 27 was released this weekend. Pale Moon continues to serve as a Mozilla Firefox derived open-source web-browser that sticks to the older Firefox user-interface and also uses a fork of the Gecko layout engine...

Libinput 1.4 Officially Released With Graphics Tablet Modes & More

Mon, 2016-07-18 13:21
Libinput 1.4 was officially released over night to add new features to this input handling library used by Wayland, X.Org, and Mir systems...

ARM Is Being Bought Out By Japan's SoftBank

Mon, 2016-07-18 13:09
Many news reports this morning are indicating that Japan's SoftBank is working out a deal to buy ARM Holdings and that a deal could be officially announced as soon as this morning...

FreeType 2.7 Bringing DirectWrite/ClearType-Like Rendering -- Much Better Looking Fonts On Linux

Sun, 2016-07-17 18:38
FreeType 2.7.0 will be shipping with the v40 TrueType instructions interpreter enabled by default. This interpreter is going to "finally brings DirectWrite/ClearType-like rendering to the screen, or 'subpixel hinting' as some FreeType code calls it."..

Wayland's Weston Now Working On Libweston-Desktop

Sun, 2016-07-17 15:15
Wayland developers continue working on Libweston, which is aiming to make more of the Weston reference compositor reusable by other Wayland compositors. This library offers much of the boilerplate code around the Wayland protocols to allow more sharing by compositors and making it more straight-forward to get things up and running. The latest component is Libweston-desktop...

Improved File Extraction Coming To GNOME's Nautilus

Sun, 2016-07-17 15:02
As part of Google Summer of Code, improved extraction support for compressed files is being worked on for the Nautilus file manager...

OpenMediaVault 3.0 Beta Updated

Sun, 2016-07-17 14:51
OpenMediaVault 3.0.26 is now available for testing as the latest beta release of OMV 3.0...

Nintendo 64 Emulator Gaining Vulkan Rendering Support

Sat, 2016-07-16 23:39
RetroArch is picking up a Nintendo 64 video plugin that makes use of the Khronos Vulkan graphics API...

Fresh AMDGPU-PRO vs. Mesa 12.1-dev Performance FIgures For The Radeon RX 480

Sat, 2016-07-16 22:19
As it's been a few weeks since the Radeon RX 480 "Polaris" launch and there's been more RadeonSI Polaris commits since launch day, I figured I'd run some fresh benchmarks this weekend of the open vs. hybrid AMD Linux driver stacks...