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More Intel Driver Code Merged Into DRM-Next For Linux 4.2 Kernel

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 14:49
David Airlie has pulled Intel's latest batch of changes into DRM-Next that they've been queuing up for merging into the Linux 4.2 kernel...

Intel's Mesa Driver Now Uses NIR By Default For Vertex Shaders

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 14:37
Back in April Intel enabled the NIR IR by default within their Mesa driver but initially only for fragment shaders. Intel has now enabled NIR usage by default for vertex shaders within their i965 DRI driver...

NVIDIA 352.09 Linux Driver Brings G-SYNC Improvements, Fixes

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 14:01
NVIDIA introduced yesterday their first beta driver in the new 352 Linux / Solaris / FreeBSD graphics driver series...

Linux 4.1-rc4 Kernel Arrives A Day Late

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 19:02
Linus Torvalds released the Linux 4.1-rc4 kernel a short time ago, which is coming a day later than Torvalds' usual tradition of releasing new kernel versions on Sunday afternoons...

The State Of Various Firefox Features

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 16:40
Today's post by the new Phoronix intern is looking at the state of various new (and experimental) features within Mozilla's Firefox web-browser. Covered in this article is the Electrolysis e10s multi-process model, Encrypted Media Extensions, Media Source Extensions, Skia, off-main thread compositing, and sandboxing.

Wine-Staging 1.7.43 Tacks On More Bug Fixes

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 16:01
Wine 1.7.43 was released on Friday and following it this weekend was the latest Wine-Staging update that re-bases atop the latest upstream Wine while carrying extra, experimental features like DXVA2, CUDA 7, and various other features...

RandR 1.5 Brings Monitor Objects & Tile Support For X.Org

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 15:46
The RandR components are updated for version 1.5.0 to take advantage of new functionality in the X.Org Server...

PC-BSD 10.1.2 Brings New PersonaCrypt Utility

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 14:35
PC-BSD 10.1.2 was released today as the latest quarterly update to the FreeBSD-derived operating system...

Nautilus & Calendar Improvements Plus More For GNOME 3.18

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 14:06
GNOME 3.18 is under heavy development and already thus far this cycle we've seen GTK+ do away with Windows XP support and integrate other toolkit improvements along with other work like in-progress file manager improvements. Here's more of the GNOME 3.18 work items to get excited about...

AMDGPU Open-Source Driver Code Continues Maturing

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 15:33
Nearly one month ago AMD published the open-source code to their new "AMDGPU" kernel driver and the necessary user-space driver changes too. That code is continuing to mature for the Linux 4.2 kernel and for supporting the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver that code is continuing to be polished...

Freedreno Now Supports The A306 GPU

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 15:20
For users of the Freedreno Gallium3D driver for having unofficial open-source Qualcomm graphics support, the Adreno 306 is the latest graphics processor now supported...

Meizu Launches The Ubuntu MX4 In China

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 15:07
Ubuntu enthusiasts in Europe have been able to buy the first Ubuntu phone for some time now, the BQ Aquaris, while starting now Chinese developers are able to buy the second official Ubuntu phone: the Meizu Ubuntu MX4...

DragonFlyBSD Now Supports Encrypted SWAP

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 14:36
For DragonFlyBSD users out there, the swap device with the latest Git kernel can now be encrypted...

openSUSE Tumbleweed Now Defaults To KDE Plasma 5.3

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 14:16
As of this weekend, openSUSE Tumbleweed is now defaulting to the KDE Plasma 5.3 experience alongside the KDE Applications 15.04.1 packages...

Oculus Rift Suspends Linux Development To Focus On Windows

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 16:08
While Oculus Rift has seen Linux support up to now, the Facebook-owned VR company has now suspended Linux and OS X development to better focus on Windows...

Wayland / Weston 1.8 Release Candidate Arrives

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 15:55
The release candidate for the upcoming Wayland 1.8 is now available...

RadeonSI Gallium3D Driver To Be Enabled For Android

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 20:09
With the latest Mesa patch series by Chih-Wei Huang of Android-x86, the AMD RadeonSI Gallium3D driver is to be enabled...

KDE Applications 15.08 Planned For Release On 19 August

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 20:03
The next major KDE Applications update, v15.08, is planned for release on 19 August...

Rust 1.0 Language Officially Released

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 18:40
Rust 1.0 has been officially released!..

Wine 1.7.43 Works On Desktop Shell Window Support

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 14:46
Wine 1.7.43 was released this morning as the newest development version of Wine...