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KDE Wayland Is Not Yet Interested In NVIDIA's EGLStreams Approach

Wed, 2016-09-14 15:07
KDE's Wayland approach is interested in only supporting one code path and as such is not interested in supporting NVIDIA's binary driver approach of using EGLStreams for supporting Wayland on their driver...

Systemd 232 Coming Soon With Numerous New Features

Wed, 2016-09-14 14:43
Systemd 232 is right around the corner to succeed the systemd 231 release from July...

VC4 Raspberry Pi Driver Gets Job Shuffling For Faster OpenGL

Wed, 2016-09-14 14:29
Those making use of the VC4 Gallium3D driver for open-source Raspberry Pi OpenGL support will want to pull down the latest Mesa Git code if you are interested in double-digit performance improvements for at least some OpenGL workloads...

Wayland 1.12 RC2 Released, Libinput 1.5.0 Is Out

Wed, 2016-09-14 14:17
Ahead of the GNOME 3.22 release with much better Wayland support and Fedora 25 potentially using Wayland by default, there's a new Wayland/Weston release candidate to report on today along with the libinput 1.5 release...

Apple Releases CUPS 2.2 Printing System

Wed, 2016-09-14 03:01
Apple developers have announced the release of the CUPS 2.2 open-source printing system...

LLVM Clang 3.9 Mostly Trails GCC In Compiler Performance

Wed, 2016-09-14 02:44
Following yesterday's GCC 5 vs. 6 vs. early 7 benchmarks, to no surprise LLVM's Clang compiler was brought up in the comments. I had already been running some fresh LLVM Clang benchmarks on this same Intel Xeon system and have those results to share now with Clang 3.8 and the newly-released Clang 3.9.

NetBeans Java IDE Might Become An Apache Incubator Project

Tue, 2016-09-13 22:50
A proposal posted today is looking to shift the NetBeans integrated development environment from being an Oracle project to one within the Apache incubator space...

Steam Client Beta Adds Radial Menu Mode, Other Steam Controller Improvements

Tue, 2016-09-13 22:40
Linux gamers making use of a Steam Controller will want to try out the latest Steam Client Beta...

Last Minute Wayland Fixes For GNOME 3.22

Tue, 2016-09-13 20:00
It looks like running the GNOME desktop environment natively on Wayland should be in pretty good shape after a round of last-minute improvements...

Modesetting, PRIME Cursor Improvements Land In X.Org Server

Tue, 2016-09-13 19:46
With X.Org Server 1.19 being quickly scheduled for release next month, the merge window's closure is imminent (in fact, already a few days past the original proposal). Today some last minute xf86-video-modesetting and cursor changes landed...

NVIDIA Doubles TX1 Deep Learning Speed & Efficiency With Software Upgrade

Tue, 2016-09-13 17:13
For those making use of the exciting Jetson TX1 platform, NVIDIA is reporting they've now managed to"make it twice as fast and efficient" with their JetPack developer tools upgrade...

Intel's GPU-Accelerated Precise Touch & Stylus Tech Still Not Mainlined For Linux

Tue, 2016-09-13 16:55
Intel's Precise Touch and Stylus (IPTS) technology offers GPU-accelerated multi-touch/stylus handling using OpenCL. While there have been kernel patches for a few months floating around, this support has yet to be merged into the mainline Linux kernel...

Raspberry Pi VC4 DRM To Get Lower Memory/CPU Overhead On Linux 4.9

Tue, 2016-09-13 15:11
The latest Raspberry Pi VC4 DRM driver changes have now landed in DRM-Next for in turn landing in the mainline kernel when the Linux 4.9 merge window opens in a few weeks...

VirtualBox 5.1.6 Brings Many Fixes

Tue, 2016-09-13 15:00
VirtualBox 5.1.6 was released on Monday with many fixes and minor improvements for this Oracle cross-platform virtualization tech...

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...