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X.Org Server Shatter Project Fails

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 01:30
As some more unfortunate X.Org news tonight besides the very low turnout thus far for the X.Org OPW women project, the latest attempt at Shatter support for the X.Org Server failed...

X.Org Women Outreach Program Only Turns Up Two Applicants So Far

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 00:16
Earlier this month it was announced that the X.Org Foundation would participate in the next FOSS Outreach Program for Women (OPW) organized by the GNOME Foundation. This program is very controversial but one thing is for sure: there isn't much interest from women in getting involved with X.Org...

Fedora 21 Alpha Finally Coming Next Week

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 23:46
The alpha release of Fedora 21 is finally happening next week! Fedora 21 Alpha was originally scheduled to ship in early August...

Intel P-State vs. CPUFreq Benchmarks On The i7-5960X

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 19:10
Continuing in our recent CPUFreq vs. P-State scaling driver benchmarks, here's some tests from the eight-core Core i7 5960X Haswell-E system as we test the two CPU frequency scaling drivers and their different governors.

Ubuntu Touch/Phone Reaches Its First RTM Image

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 17:09
The first image of Ubuntu Touch has been declared as ready for "release to manufacturing" after much work by Canonical...

The KMS Mode-Setting Driver Was Imported For X.Org Server 1.17

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 03:17
We have the newest feature of X.Org Server 1.17...

SNA & UXA Intel Benchmarks With X.Org Server 1.16

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 18:13
Here's some benchmarks of the Intel Linux graphics stack on X.Org Server 1.16...

Graphics Driver Changes Coming In The Linux 3.18 Kernel

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 16:58
While the Linux 3.17 kernel isn't being released for a few weeks, we already have a good idea for the DRM graphics driver improvements coming for the Linux 3.18 cycle...

RadeonSI GLAMOR Benchmarks With X.Org Server 1.16

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 16:00
With X.Org Server 1.16 having landed in Ubuntu 14.10, it's time for some benchmarks comparing the 1.15 and 1.16 releases on Ubuntu while using the GLAMOR 2D acceleration library.

Tropico 5 Being Released For Linux Gamers This Week

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 14:24
There's just two days to go until a new, high quality, non-FPS game is being released for Linux...

Intel Userptr Support Added To Mesa's DRM Library

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 14:11
With the Linux 3.16 kernel is Intel graphics driver support for Userptr, allows user-space to wrap up malloc'ed memory and turn them into GEM buffer objects. Besides the Intel DDX support, there's now userptr support within Mesa's DRM library...

Eclipse IDE Starts Firing Up On Wayland's Weston

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 05:25
The Eclipse integrated development environment has basic Wayland capabilities thanks to some student work this summer via Google's Summer of Code...

OpenSUSE Announcement On SUSE's Recent Merger

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 05:04
On Monday Phoronix was the first to report from the point that SUSE's parent company was bought out in what's now being referred to as a merger of The Attachmate Group and Micro Focus. The openSUSE community has now issued an announcement concerning this recent corporate activity...

Valve Begins Publicly Tracking AMD Catalyst Linux Issues

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 21:00
Valve's Pierre-Loup A. Griffais has begun publicly listing known issues with AMD's Catalyst Linux graphics support...

Digia Qt Spinoff Is Called "The Qt Company"

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 20:06
Last month we wrote about Digia's plans to spin off its commercial Qt business and now today we have some more information on that change...

GNOME 3.14 Makes More Progress In Running Natively On Wayland

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 16:46
Red Hat developer Matthias Clasen has shared a status update concerning the state of running the GNOME Shell desktop natively on Wayland without any X11 dependence. With GNOME 3.14, more progress has been made in making the Wayland experience really usable. Clasen also shares that Red Hat is hiring another Wayland developer...

RadeonSI Gallium3D vs. Catalyst At 4K UHD On Linux

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 16:20
Last week I published some open-source performance numbers for running the AMD RadeonSI Gallium3D driver at 4K UHD. Today is a performance comparison of the open and closed-source AMD Linux drivers using the latest code atop Ubuntu while running at 3840 x 2160.

Minix 3.3 Released With Cortex-A8 ARM Support, NetBSD Userland Compatibility

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 15:40
Andrew Tanenbaum and his crew have released a significant update to Minix. The Minix 3.3.0 release comes with x86 and ARM support, is mostly compatible with the NetBSD user-land while its kernel is less than 13k lines of code, and it's BSD-licensed...

More Intel DRM Changes Queued For Linux 3.18, Including Old i830M Fixes

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 14:50
With the drm-next merge window for Linux 3.18 closing, Intel's open-source developers have submitted another round of changes for ultimately landing with the Linux 3.18 kernel...

New Code Starts Lining Up For X.Org Server 1.17

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 14:37
X.Org Server 1.17 is planned for release at the start of 2015 and thus puts the closing of the merge window in the middle of October. While some xorg-server 1.17 code has already landed, more is on the way...