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Linux GPU Switching For Apple's MacBook Pro, Revised

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 15:50
For those running Linux on Apple MacBook Pro laptops that have both Intel HD Graphics and a discrete NVIDIA GPU, there's new patches underway for proper GPU switching support...

Fedora 22 Beta Released

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 14:38
The beta of Fedora 22 is now available for testing and evaluating of its many new features ahead of the official Fedora 22 debut in May...

AMD's New Carrizo Graphics PCI IDs

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 14:30
With yesterday's release of the new open-source "AMDGPU" Linux graphics driver stack we finally have a look at some of the hardware enablement code for the graphics processors of the upcoming "Carrizo" APUs...

SuperTuxKart 0.9 Released With Its New OpenGL 3 Engine

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 13:20
SuperTuxKart 0.9 has been released! This is the very significant update to this open-source, penguin-themed racing game. SuperTuxKart 0.9 introduces its new engine that now requires OpenGL 3.1+ with providing significantly better graphics potential...

6-Disk ZFS On Linux RAID Server Benchmarks

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 13:06
With the recent big update to ZFS On Linux I've begun running some new ZFS Linux file-system tests. Today are just some preliminary numbers from running ZOL 0.6.4 with various RAID levels across six 300GB H106030SDSUN300G 10K RPM SAS drives...

Daily Builds Of Wayland & Weston For Ubuntu Linux

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 09:56
While Canonical may be set on making Mir the default display server across all Ubuntu platforms by this time next year, this isn't stopping others from using Ubuntu for Wayland development and using it as an alternative to Mir or the X.Org Server...

AMD Open-Sources "Addrlib" From Catalyst

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 05:46
As part of AMD finally releasing the AMDGPU kernel driver yesterday along with initial Iceland/Carrizo/Tonga support in Gallium3D, they also open-sourced a component formerly within the Catalyst proprietary driver...

AMD Releases New "AMDGPU" Linux Kernel Driver & Mesa Support

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 23:59
At long last the source code to the new AMDGPU driver has been released! This is the new driver needed to support the Radeon R9 285 graphics card along with future GPUs/APUs like Carrizo. Compared to the existing Radeon DRM driver, the new AMDGPU code is needed for AMD's new unified Linux driver strategy whereby the new Catalyst driver will be isolated to being a user-space binary blob with both the full open-source driver and the Catalyst driver using this common AMDGPU kernel driver...

A Gigabyte Sandy/Ivy Bridge Motherboard Now Handled By Coreboot

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 23:12
A new, low-cost Gigabyte motherboard that supports Intel's Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge processors is now supported by upstream Coreboot...

Linux 3.16 Through Linux 4.0 Performance Benchmarks

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 22:45
With Linux 4.0 out the door here are some more performance benchmark results...

Intel's Windows Driver Now Supports OpenGL 4.4, Linux Driver Still With OpenGL 3.3

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 17:13
The Intel Windows driver is up to supporting the OpenGL 4.4 specification while the company's open-source Linux graphics driver still doesn't yet fully support OpenGL 4.0...

DRM Graphics Updates Sent In For The Linux 4.1 Kernel

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 16:00
David Airlie has sent in the big pile of DRM subsystem updates for the Linux 4.1 kernel that includes significant work to the Radeon, Intel, and Nouveau drivers along with the DRM ARM drivers and the introduction of the new VGEM driver...

More eBPF Improvements Heading To Linux 4.1

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 15:22
With the in-development Linux 4.1 kernel one of the new features is for eBPF programs to attach to Kprobes but now there's more eBPF work headed for this next major kernel version...

LLDB Is Getting Into Shape For Linux 64-bit Debugging

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 14:54
From Valve's interest in the LLDB debugger to many other firms also being interested in LLVM's debugger as an alternative to GDB on Linux, LLDB is getting into very usable shape for 64-bit Linux systems...

Wine-Staging 1.7.41 Works On Improved Debugging Support

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 14:06
Following in the foot steps of Wine 1.7.41, Wine-Staging 1.7.41 has been released as the re-based version of this version of Wine with various testing/experimental patches...

Midori 0.5.10 Browser Released

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 13:57
For users of the open-source Midori web-browser, a new release is available...

GNOME 3.18 Release Schedule: 23 September Release

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 13:52
GNOME developers are busy working on the 3.17/3.18 series following last month's successful release of GNOME 3.16. As usual, developers are planning to have this next release out in late September...

Library Operating System (LibOS) For Linux Still Being Pursued

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 19:48
One month ago I wrote about the Library Operating System for Linux (LibOS) and initial reaction to that independent project led to an interesting range of responses. A month later, LibOS is still being worked on for Linux...

C4 Game Engine Continues Supporting Linux

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 17:34
At the beginning of the year was the announcement of the C4 Engine dropping Linux support with its lead developer referring to Linux as "Frankenstein OS" and citing numerous difficulties with Linux. However, quietly this game engine seems to be back to supporting Linux...

Debian 8.0 Jessie's Installer RC3 Released

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 16:02
The third release candidate for the installer of Debian 8.0 "Jessie" is now available for last minute testing...