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Linux 4.2 Gets UEFI ESRT Support For Doing Firmware Updates

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 18:37
The x86 EFI changes for Linux 4.2 were mailed in this morning and indeed they offer the EFI System Resource Table support as necessary for supporting UEFI 2.5+ system firmware updates...

Atomic Mode-Setting Support For Wayland's Weston

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 18:09
Daniel Stone at Collabora has been working on atomic mode-setting support for Wayland's Weston compositor...

CodeWeavers Working On Direct3D 11, Better Wine Performance

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 15:06
CodeWeavers has shared their plans for adding DirectX11 support for their Wine-based CrossOver software along with delivering on performance improvements...

Queue Spinlocks Coming For Linux 4.2 Kernel

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 14:53
Waiman Long of HP has been spearheading qspinlocks now for the past several months and with Linux 4.2 the queue spinlocks support will be merged...

Canonical Introduces "Fan" For Container-To-Container Networking

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 14:40
Mark Shuttleworth this morning announced Fan: their solution to container-to-container networking...

Qt 5.5 Release Candidate Finally Appears

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 14:32
The release candidate to Qt 5.5 is now available with The Qt Company hoping to officially ship this tool-kit update soon...

Raspberry Pi Default Firmware Updates To Using Linux 4.0

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 14:27
For Raspberry Pi users out there, the default firmware branch has changed to using the

Linux 4.1 Kernel Release Brings Performance Improvements, New Hardware Support

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 13:32
The Linux 4.1 kernel was released over the night by Linus Torvalds...

NetBSD 7.0 RC1 Adds New Intel/Radeon DRM Support, Lua Scripting & More

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 00:53
NetBSD 7.0 Release Candidate 1 was made available today with some mighty big improvements...

Keeping Dust Out & The Air Clean In The 57 System Home Server Room

Sun, 06/21/2015 - 18:52
In trying to reduce the amount of dust, pet dander, etc, in the basement server room, here's the air purifier and ionizers I've been using for reducing the elements to clean in the big home Linux server room...

digiKam 4.11 Closes Many Bugs, Hopes For digiKam 5.0 By Year's End

Sun, 06/21/2015 - 18:23
Version 4.11 of the digiKam Software COllection is now available and in the process of this release its BugZilla has seen more than 250 closures due to being duplicated/invalid/fixed. With digiKam 4.11 also comes improved OS X support...

OpenCL 1.1 Turns Five, Open-Source CL Adoption Still Disappointing

Sun, 06/21/2015 - 15:36
This week marked five years since the release of OpenCL 1.1. While much time has passed, the open-source OpenCL drivers and free software adoption of the Open Computing Language remains arguably poor...

The Big Features Of The Linux 4.1 Kernel

Sun, 06/21/2015 - 14:27
If all goes well, the Linux 4.1 kernel will be released before the day is over. Linux 4.1 is yet another exciting update and here's a look at some of the most prominent work found in this new kernel version...

ILO Gallium3D Continues Marching To Its Own Beat

Sun, 06/21/2015 - 02:00
While it doesn't have the backing of Intel Corp, the ILO Gallium3D driver continues to advance on its own for bringing HD/Iris Graphics to Gallium3D as an alternative open-source driver to the i965 Mesa DRI driver...

Samsung Continues Working On "Waycheck" For Wayland Testing

Sun, 06/21/2015 - 01:50
Developers at Samsung's open-source group have been working on a simple unit/integration test framework and test program. This new tool is dubbed "Waycheck" and will hopefully lead to promptly catching functional regressions/bugs...

Mesa 10.5.8 Has A Few Nouveau & Intel Fixes

Sat, 06/20/2015 - 22:57
For those still living on the Mesa 10.5 release train rather than the latest Mesa 10.6 stable or even Git, there's the 10.5.8 update out this weekend...

Ubuntu 15.10 Updates Packages To GNOME 3.16, Ports More Software To Python 3

Sat, 06/20/2015 - 22:49
This past week the Ubuntu 15.10 desktop updated many of their GNOME packages to the GNOME 3.16.x series. There's also been other improvements on the desktop front...

Adding More AMD RadeonSI Linux Driver Test Coverage

Sat, 06/20/2015 - 15:18
Another test system has been deployed for adding to more daily testing and performance benchmarking of the open-source AMD RadeonSI Linux graphics stack...

PRIME, Mode-Setting Driver Improvements Yield Better USB Graphics Support

Sat, 06/20/2015 - 14:45
David Airlie has been adding output master support to the xf86-video-modesetting generic DDX as well as reverse PRIME support and other changes to benefit USB display adapters...

OpenGL 4.3's Arrays-of-Arrays Getting Back On Track For Mesa

Sat, 06/20/2015 - 14:29
Back in 2013 Timothy Arceri sought crowd-funding to work on another OpenGL extension for Mesa: GL_ARB_arrays_of_arrays. While progress was made on this OpenGL 4.3 extension, the "AoA" support has yet to be merged to mainline but progress is being made...