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PHP5's Successor Might Be PHP7

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 21:06
PHP developers are currently debating whether the next-generation version of the PHP programming language is to be known as PHP 6 or PHP 7...

AMD "Hawaii" Open-Source GPU Acceleration Still Not Working Right

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 20:49
Back in May I wrote about how AMD's open-source support for Hawaii was broken months after the Radeon R9 290 series was introduced... Fast forward to today, the AMD Hawaii open-source support is still broken...

AMDKFD Driver Still Evolving For Open-Source HSA On Linux

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 20:08
Earlier this month AMD published an open-source HSA Linux driver for exploiting the potential of their much-promoted Heterogeneous System Architecture. This driver, now known as the "AMDKFD" driver, is up to its second revision and continues being analyzed by developers on the mailing list...

GStreamer 1.4.0 Released; OpenGL Improvements, New Features

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 17:46
Sebastian Dröge has announced the immediate release of the GStreamer 1.4 stable series that adds on new features over the existing GStreamer 1.x stable branches while still keeping up to its promise of 1.x API/ABI stability...

New Intel GLAMOR Code Is Taking Shape & Running Fast

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 15:23
Aside from upstream work to the GLAMOR acceleration code itself that's now part of the X.Org Server, Keith Packard has been working on the GLAMOR hook-up for the xf86-video-intel DDX driver...

LLVM 3.5 Gets A Tentative Release Date

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 15:12
We've known for a while that LLVM 3.5 has been under plans for a release in August now with just being days away from the start of the month, we have a better idea for the release schedule...

EFF Aims To Launch An Open Wireless Router

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 15:00
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is today announcing a new Open Wireless Router initiative today at the HOPE X conference...

Linux 3.16-rc6 Kernel Released

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 05:20
Linus Torvalds has went ahead and done his usual weekly release candidate update to the latest in-development Linux kernel...

It's Now Made Easier Porting Jolla's Sailfish OS To New Android Phones

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 23:08
This week Jolla has finally released their Hardware Adaptation Dev Kit (HADK) publicly to make it easier for enthusiasts/developers to port the Sailfish OS platform to new Android smart-phones...

MP Counters In Prototype Stage For Nouveau NV50

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 14:39
Samuel Pitoiset has shared another blog post on his excellent work for reverse-engineering NVIDIA hardware performance counters and implementing the functionality within the open-source Nouveau driver...

The DragonBox Pyra Moves Closer As OpenPandora Successor

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 14:31
Michael Mozrek gave a presentation recently about his work as the project lead on the DragonBox Pyra, the slated replacement to the Open Pandora handheld Linux game system...

Plasma Active Continues Coming For Qt5/KF5

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 14:03
Being done as part of a Google Summer of Code project this year is porting KDE's Plasma Active to their newer technology stack...

Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Beta Update Now Uses SDL2

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 13:51
A new beta update to Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition is now out...

Leadwerks: Blender Exporter, Steam For Linux Coming

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 20:23
There's another update out for the Leadwerks Game Engine on Linux...

VA-API Adds Support For VP8 Video Encoding

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 14:17
Intel developers have added support for VP8 video encoding to the open-source Video Acceleration API...

SteamOS Update 123 Fixes Multiple Reboots, The Compositor

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 14:05
Valve pushed down the SteamOS update 123 to their Alchemist Beta channel this week...

GCC Code Gets Updated For Go 1.3 Language

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 13:39
Released the middle of last month was Google's Go 1.3 programming language. Updated Go 1.3 code is now landing within the GNU Compiler Collection...

MicroXwin Creators Have A PC That Runs Debian & Android Together

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 13:25
The company behind MicroXwin, a kernel-based X Windows implementation that claims to be the smallest and fastest X implementation, has come up with a unified Linux distribution that runs Android and Debian/Ubuntu applications simultaneously...

More Intel DRM Improvements Aimed For Linux 3.17

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 17:53
With the Linux 3.16 kernel just being a few weeks away from its debut, Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has out another batch of changes being queued up for drm-next to enter with Linux 3.17...

The Tour Of Linus Torvalds' Home Office

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 16:31
Seemingly popular on the Internet today is the Linux Foundation produced video that shows off the home office of Linus Torvalds...