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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...

Two Weeks Until Likely Updates To OpenGL, Vulkan

Wed, 2016-07-13 17:59
There is less than two weeks to go until SIGGRAPH 2016 kicks off in Anaheim, California...

Fedora 25 Planning For Proper Rust Support

Wed, 2016-07-13 17:41
There are some new feature proposals to talk about for Fedora 25, which will be officially released around November...

Developers Are Still Working On OpenGL 4.x For Intel Haswell / Ivy Bridge

Wed, 2016-07-13 17:32
The developers at Igalia continue working on the necessary OpenGL functionality to be able to advertise OpenGL 4.x support in Mesa for Ivy Bridge and Haswell "Gen 7" graphics...

Skype Releases Brand New Linux Client Making Use Of WebRTC

Wed, 2016-07-13 16:02
Many of you have been wondering what's the "exciting" Skype Linux news that the Microsoft-owned developers have been teasing since last week... Here's the details...

Intel's Mesa On-Disk Shader Cache Maturing, Radeon Devs Not Yet Convinced

Wed, 2016-07-13 14:12
For quite a while now Intel and Collabora developers have been working on an on-disk shader cache similar to what's offered by the NVIDIA proprietary driver for allowing GLSL shaders to be compiled and then cached on-disk, making it quicker to load the shaders in the future. It's looking like the Intel shader cache implementation may soon be ready for Git...

A Video Of X11 Apps Running On Mir With Ubuntu 16.10 Using Libertine

Wed, 2016-07-13 14:01
Libertine is the new Ubuntu/Canonical project for running X11 Debian packages on the next-gen Ubuntu desktop powered by Mir and Unity 8. There's now a video of showing off their new tech for running X11 apps under Unity 8...

A Phoronix Alumnus Is Trying To Land His Dream Job At Red Hat

Wed, 2016-07-13 02:46
Several of you in the forums have occasionally asked about our intern last summer, Eric Griffith, whom many of you know through his numerous articles -- including some he continues to occasionally contributes as well as his presence within the Phoronix Forums. For those wondering what he's up to, he is now trying to become the Fedora Community Action and Impact Lead at Red Hat!..

Raspberry Pi VC4 DRM Changes For Linux 4.8

Wed, 2016-07-13 02:28
Eric Anholt at Broadcom has sent in his VC4 DRM driver changes of material for DRM-Next to in turn land with the Linux 4.8 kernel...

GIMP 2.9.4 Is Their First Development Release Of 2016 With Many Improvements

Tue, 2016-07-12 21:51
GIMP 2.9.4 was tagged this afternoon as the newest development version of this popular open-source image manipulation program...

VirtualBox 5.1 Officially Released

Tue, 2016-07-12 21:36
Oracle announced the release this afternoon of VM VirtualBox 5.1...

More NVIDIA CUDA Benchmarks With Blender Cycles Engine

Tue, 2016-07-12 15:39
Yesterday I published Blender Cycles Render Engine Benchmarks With NVIDIA CUDA On Linux numbers that included the GTX 1000 and GTX 900 series for the Blender 3D modeling software now that there's an automated test profile for Blender via for the Phoronix Test Suite. Here are more Blender CUDA benchmarks from a more diverse range of NVIDIA hardware...

Firefox 48 Will Take The First Rust Code Into Production

Tue, 2016-07-12 15:07
Mozilla will be taking their first Rust programming language code into production with Firefox 48...

Libinput 1.4 Release Candidate

Tue, 2016-07-12 14:09
Peter Hutterer has announced the first release candidate of the upcoming libinput 1.4 release for this input handling library used by X.Org, Wayland, and Mir systems...

Today Marks Amazon's Second Prime Day

Tue, 2016-07-12 14:01
Today is Amazon's second annual Prime Day where they are offering up a plethora of sales for Prime members. Just a quick friendly reminder to please click our affiliate link if you'll be making any purchases there, in order to help support our site with the Linux hardware testing operations done here daily...

LLVM 3.8.1 Released

Tue, 2016-07-12 13:48
It's coming later but better than never: LLVM 3.8.1 has been released by AMD's Tom Stellard as the first update to LLVM 3.8...