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PHP 7.0 Beta 2 Released

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 12:50
Just two weeks after PHP 7 decided to go into beta, the second beta release is now available for testing...

LLVM 3.7 RC1 Ready For Testing By Developers

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 12:42
One week after tagging LLVM 3.7-RC1, Hans Wennborg of Google announced its formal release on Thursday...

CMake 3.3 Release Advances The Open-Source Build System

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 02:11
Version 3.3 of the CMake open-source, cross-platform build system is now available...

How Far The Radeon Gallium3D Driver Has Come In Five Years

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 23:10
The news today of OpenGL 4 finally being accomplished in Mesa/Gallium3D is quite ironic and memorable as this day five years ago was when the R600 Gallium3D driver reached the milestone of being able to run glxgears on AMD hardware...

GNOME 3.17.4 Released

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 22:28
GNOME 3.17.4 is now available as the latest development release towards the September debut of GNOME 3.18...

Comparing The Power/Performance Of A NetBurst Celeron & Pentium 4 To Broadwell's Core i7 5775C

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 20:30
With my Intel Core i7 5775C Linux review having gone out earlier this week, out of curiosity one of the other follow-up tests I wanted to run was comparing the performance and efficiency to an old Pentium 4 and Celeron Socket 478 CPU from the NetBurst era.

openSUSE Leap Nearing Its First Development Milestone

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 19:42
The next openSUSE release is scheduled to come in November and developers are still working on putting out the first development milestone release...

GNOME's HIG Is Being Updated

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 18:35
The GNOME 3 Human Interface Guidelines (HIG) are turning a year old and are in the process of being updated...

Open-Source Mesa Drivers Now Supporting OpenGL 4.0+

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 16:34
Five years after the OpenGL 4.0 specification was introduced, the open-source Mesa 3D project has finally moved on to supporting the necessary extensions, the open-source NVIDIA (Nouveau) driver even exposes OpenGL 4.1 support this morning, and OpenGL 4.2 patches are pending.

Mutter 3.17.4 Improves HiDPI On Wayland, Adds Compositor-Side Animated Cursors

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 13:27
Alongside this morning's release of GNOME Shell 3.17.4 is the release of GNOME's Mutter 3.17.4...

Wldbg: A New Wayland Tool For Debugging

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 13:09
Work on wldbg was announced this week, a tool for debugging applications running on Wayland...

GNOME Shell 3.17.4 Adds Four-Finger Swipe Gesture

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 12:54
GNOME Shell 3.17.4 is now available, but it's not the most exciting development release of recent times.....

Core Mesa Now Implements OpenGL 4.0, Nearly At OpenGL 4.1~4.2

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 12:34
Wow, it's like a dream... Waking up to find that Mesa Git now supports all of the necessary GL extensions to claim OpenGL 4.0 compliance by core Mesa. It took more than five years, but it's finally materializing and OpenGL 4.1~4.2 isn't too far behind...

RadeonSI Now Supports Tessellation In Mesa Git

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 01:55
Marek Olšák of AMD finished landing the code needed today in Mesa for exposing the OpenGL 4.0 ARB_tessellation_shader by the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver...

GNOME Flashback 3.16/3.17 Lands In Debian/Ubuntu

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 23:11
The latest "GNOME Flashback" packages have landed within the Ubuntu Testing and Ubuntu 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" archives for those wishing to use this GNOME2-like session...

Open-Channel SSD Support Still Baking For The Linux Kernel

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 21:35
Matias Bjørling continues tackling support for "open-channel SSDs" within Linux. His fourth revision to his Open-Channel SSD patch-set has been published and re-based against code in development for the Linux 4.3 kernel...

15-Way AMD/NVIDIA Graphics Card Comparison For 4K Linux Gaming

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 18:50
Being in the middle of working on Linux reviews for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti and AMD Radeon R9 Fury, there's been a lot of fresh graphics processor benchmarks running this week at Phoronix. As the first of these updated large Linux comparisons on the very latest public drivers, here is a 15-way NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Radeon graphics card comparison when running various Linux games with a 4K resolution.

Steam On Linux Continues Climbing Past 1,300 Games

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 17:09
With new games seeming to come over to Linux every day courtesy of Steam -- such as this week's Star Wars port -- we're now well past 1,300 games available for SteamOS/Linux...

GNU Guix 0.8.3 Brings 179 New Packages, New Commands

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 16:04
GNU Guix, the functional package manager designed for the GNU system and GuixSD distribution, is out with a new release that has more than 800 commits over the past two months...

GCC Compiler Gets Tuned Up For MIPS' M51xx

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 15:24
Within the latest GCC developer code is better support for Imagination's MIPS M51xx M-Class CPU family...