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libXvMC Updated, Drops Pre-C89 Support

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 18:47
While most modern Linux video acceleration is done via VDPAU or VA-API, if you're still using XvMC for MPEG-2 acceleration, a new version of this X11 library is now available...

StarTech 42U Rack Cabinet Make For Nice Low-Cost, Rackmount Setups

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 16:20
In the process of building our new open-source, Linux benchmarking test farm the server racks I settled for are the StarTech.com 42U rack cabinets. I've bought three of these StarTech.com 42U (4POSTRACK42) racks in the past few weeks and have been happy with their quality for low-price and it includes casters, levelers, and cable management hooks.

FreeBSD Now Supports DisplayLink Adapters

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 14:45
The FreeBSD kernel finally has support for USB-based DisplayLink graphics adapters...

0 A.D. Alpha 18 Brings Nomad Game Mode

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 14:13
The eighteenth alpha release of 0 A.D. is now available for this impressive open-source ancient warfare game...

Manjaro 0.9.0-pre4 Has Xfce 4.12 & Other Improvements

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 13:53
A new development version of the Arch-based Manjaro 0.9 Linux distribution is now available for testing. This release has all of the latest stable Xfce 4.12 packages available...

X Rebirth Linux Alpha Now Available

Sat, 03/14/2015 - 13:39
Not to be confused with the X (X11/X.Org) Server, Egosoft's X Rebirth is now publicly available in alpha form for Linux gamers...

HHVM Continues Beating PHP At Its Own Game

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 18:24
Given this week's release of HHVM 3.6 I decided to run some new performance comparison tests of PHP vs. HHVM...

Geekwire LP-4: Low-Cost, Mini-Projector

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 15:40
With the recent launch of the Raspberry Pi 2, I had immediately ordered one for some ARM hacking, as the price-performance angle was finally acceptable. Then it hit me, I had no idle screens with HDMI/DVI input.

The X.Org 2015 Elections Remain Delayed

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 14:30
For X.Org Foundation members that haven't yet noticed, the 2015 X.Org elections are running behind schedule. Besides electing new board members, this year's elections are particularly important due to voting for the X.Org Foundation 501(c)3 organization to be dissolved to become part of SPI...

Qualcomm Announces DragonBoard 410c With 64-bit ARMv8 SoC

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 14:00
Qualcomm announced the DragonBoard 410c yesterday as their first design in compliance with Linaro's 96Boards standard. The DragonBoard 410c will be available to developers this summer and be powered by Qualcomm's 64-bit Snapdragon SoC...

X.Org Server 1.17 Makes It Into Ubuntu 15.04

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 12:30
X.Org Server 1.17 has made it into Ubuntu 15.04...

Xonotic-Forked ChaosEsqueAnthology Sees New Release

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 01:29
ChaosEsqueAnthology is an open-source first person shooter game I hadn't heard about until a Phoronix reader contacted me this week to talk about the new release. ChaosEsqueAnthology is a fork of Xonotic (in turn forked from Nexuiz) with an interesting spin on the game...

LibreOffice GTK3 Support Is Indeed Moving Along

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 01:21
Over the night I wrote about GTK+ 3.x support being improved inside LibreOffice after noticing the relevant Git commits while now the Red Hat developer has come forward and elaborated on his work to improve the GTK-related code within LibreOffice...

Age of Wonders III Now In Beta For Linux

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 01:13
The latest game to make it over to Linux is Age of Wonders III. We've known for a while the game was being ported to Linux while now it's finally in open beta via Steam...

Google To Shutdown Google Code, Concedes To GitHub

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 20:21
Days after Gitorious got acquired by GitLab, the latest code hosting platform seeing a shake-up is Google Code. Google has announced today they're shutting down Google Code...

Chrome 42 Beta Brings Improved Push Notifications, ES6 Classes

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 18:44
Google announced today the release of the Chrome 42 Beta web-browser build...

Linux 4.0 Will Run Source Engine Games Faster For Intel Haswell

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 18:26
Last year I wrote about a major performance breakthrough discovered for Intel's Linux graphics driver. That small but important patch for benefiting Intel Haswell graphics performance will be found with the upcoming Linux 4.0 kernel release...

Khronos Group Posts Their Vulkan + SPIR-V Q&A

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 16:54
Beyond posting their OpenCL 2.1 technical overview session to YouTube, the Khronos Group has now uploaded their Vulkan and SPIR-V question and answer session too for those wishing to learn more about this new graphics API and graphics/compute intermediate representation...

Foreign LINUX: Running Unmodified Linux Binaries On Windows

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 16:24
Foreign LINUX is a new open-source project serving as a dynamic binary translator and Linux system call interface emulator. Foreign LINUX is designed to allow unmodified Linux binaries to run on Windows without any system changes or special drivers...

More OpenMP Support Has Been Hitting LLVM's Clang

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 16:09
For full OpenMP support in LLVM/Clang that's hoped for Clang 3.7 after some OpenMP pragmas made it in for LLVM Clang 3.6. It looks like the 3.7 release will indeed deliver better OMP support with more functionality having been implemented in recent days...