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Git 2.4.0-rc0 Does A Ton Of Polishing

An early preview release of Git 2.4 is now available but it doesn't add too many features as this cycle has organically found itself doing a ton of polishing and bug fixing.
80 Minutes Ago - Free Software - Git 2.4

The Most Common, Annoying Issue When Benchmarking Ubuntu On Many Systems

When constantly benchmarking dozens of systems daily in a fully-automated manner there's one issue particularly on Ubuntu that's proved over the past few months to be most annoying...
3 Hours Ago - Hardware - Silly Booting Issue - 12 Comments

OS X 10.10 vs. Ubuntu 15.04 vs. Fedora 21 Tests: Linux Sweeps The Board

With having a new Apple Mac Mini in our testing labs this week, I ran some basic benchmarks comparing Mac OS X 10.10.2 to Ubuntu 15.04 to Fedora 21 in a few different configurations.

Mesa Is At Nearly 1,500 Commits This Year

With Q1'2015 quickly coming to an end, here's a look at the Mesa Git activity for the past few months.
8 Hours Ago - Mesa - Mesa Activity - 10 Comments

Gestures & Other GTK3 Features For LibreOffice

The GTK3 port of LibreOffice is finally taking shape and gaining new functionality.
10 Hours Ago - GNOME - GTK3 LibreOffice - 7 Comments

The Vulkan & SPIR-V Presentations From NVIDIA GTC 2015

The Vulkan, SPIR-V, and OpenCL 2.1 slides from last week's GPU Tech Conference are now online.
10 Hours Ago - Standards - Khronos Updates @ GTC - 8 Comments

It's Now Easier To Try PHP 7 On Fedora & RHEL

For those interested in PHP 7, it's now easier to try out the development version of the next-generation PHP on Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux based operating systems.
10 Hours Ago - Compiler - PHP 7 RPM - 3 Comments

BQ Is Cleaning Up Their Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Kernel

Last week we relayed the article by Carsten Munk of Jolla about the kernel of the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Phone being a mess. Since then, it looks like BQ and Ubuntu developers have taken to cleaning up the kernel source tree.
11 Hours Ago - Ubuntu - Kernel Mess

25 March

Allwinner Continues Jerking Around The Open-Source Community

While Allwinner has been caught violating the (L)GPL and resulted in obfuscating their code and playing around with their advertised licenses, now this ARM vendor is taking things a step further.
09:24 PM EDT - Hardware - Open-Source Jerks - 24 Comments

GLAMOR Starts Getting Improved For X.Org Server 1.18

Eric Anholt has called on the first pull request for the X.Org Server 1.18 merge window to improve the GLAMOR 2D acceleration code.
07:38 PM EDT - X.Org - GLAMOR Acceleration - 9 Comments

NVIDIA Linux 349.12 Beta Has Improved G-SYNC & VDPAU Features

NVIDIA just released their first beta Linux graphics driver in their new, short-lived 349.xx driver series.
01:39 PM EDT - NVIDIA - NVIDIA 349.12 Beta For Linux - 7 Comments

Canonical Just Made It Even Easier To Benchmark Ubuntu Linux In The Cloud

As some more exciting open-source benchmarking news this week besides the release of Phoronix Test Suite 5.6 and The New Place Where Linux And Other Open-Source Code Is Constantly Being Benchmarked (a.k.a. the new ~50 system upstream Linux benchmarking test farm complete with a bar), the barrier to entry for benchmarking Ubuntu in the Cloud is now even lower. It's becoming rather trivial to run Ubuntu Cloud benchmarks.
01:09 PM EDT - Ubuntu - Ubuntu Cloud Benchmarking - 4 Comments

NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X Linux Testing Time

Last week NVIDIA released the GeForce GTX TITAN X, their latest $999+ USD graphics card. This new graphics card packs 12GB of GDDR5 video memory and the Maxwell-based GPU is capable of 7 TFLOPS of single-precision compute power. Now it's time for some Linux benchmarks of this new high-end graphics card at Phoronix.
12:19 PM EDT - NVIDIA - GTX TITAN X On Linux - 15 Comments

GNOME 3.16 Released: It's Their Best Release Yet

Matthias Clasen just sent out the official release announcement for GNOME 3.16 a few minutes ago. Based upon my testing of the GNOME 3.16 development packages thus far, I'm very confident in calling it their best desktop release yet!
11:28 AM EDT - GNOME - GNOME 3.16.0 - 36 Comments

LibreOffice Online: A Cloud Version Of LibreOffice

Collabora and IceWarp are collaborating to create LibreOffice On-Line, a scalable, cloud-hostable version of LibreOffice for the web.
10:46 AM EDT - Free Software - LibreOffice Online - 10 Comments

The New Place Where Linux Code Is Constantly Being Benchmarked

It's close to 50 Linux systems initially in the new automated test farm that are doing nothing but benchmarking day-in and day-out of upstream, open-source code! I've spent over the past month and hundreds of hours building the new server room and after a lot of work, it's now back to being fully operational and churning out tons of Linux code being rigorously tested throughout the day in looking for performance regressions and other issues. Here's a look at the new environment: an open-source test farm that has a command-center-like screen and a bar.
10:27 AM EDT - Events - 26 Comments

AMDKFD Changes Queued For Linux 4.1 Kernel

Some Radeon DRM changes have already been queued for Linux 4.1 and now the AMDKFD HSA driver has its initial -next pull request for this next version of the Linux kernel.
09:12 AM EDT - AMD - AMDKFD For Linux 4.1

FFmpeg Enables H.265 Encoding For New NVIDIA GPUs

Since last year the NVIDIA Linux binary graphics driver has exposed the NVENC API for GPU-based video encode support. FFmpeg has supported NVENC for offloading the encode job to newer NVIDIA graphics processors and now they've extended that code to support H.265 encoding on the GPU.
09:05 AM EDT - Multimedia - NVENC H.265 - 5 Comments

More Of OpenGL DSA Is Now Working Within Mesa

More of Direct State Access from OpenGL 4.5 is now working within mainline Mesa!
08:56 AM EDT - Mesa - Direct State Access - 15 Comments

AMD FreeSync Support On Linux?

With this month's release of the Catalyst 15.3 Beta for Windows, FreeSync Technology support was added. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like any Linux support is imminent.
08:25 AM EDT - AMD - Unlikely, For Now - 53 Comments

24 March

QEMU 2.3 RC1 Released With Many Last Minute Changes

Following last week's QEMU 2.3-rc0 release, out today is 2.3-RC1 with over 100 changes in the past few days.
07:22 PM EDT - Virtualization - QEMU 2.3-RC1 - 3 Comments

Red Hat Is Rolling Out A VirtIO DRM/KMS GPU Driver

Red Hat has published a new KMS driver for the VirtIO GPU used within their Linux virtualization stack.
03:16 PM EDT - Red Hat - VirtIO DRM Driver - 5 Comments

Introducing The Library Operating System For Linux

Announced today on the Linux kernel mailing list was the Library Operating System (LibOS) for Linux.
01:16 PM EDT - Linux Kernel - LibOS - 18 Comments

18-GPU NVIDIA/AMD Linux Comparison Of BioShock: Infinite

Last week BioShock: Infinite was finally released for Steam on Linux. Following the premiere of that game for Linux, posted were the AMD Catalyst Linux results for this game followed by a preview of the AMD vs. NVIDIA graphics card results. For those curious about the performance of this game for a broader graphics card selection, here's the BioShock: Infinite results from eighteen different graphics cards while running this new Linux game.
12:00 PM EDT - Graphics Cards - 30 Comments

A Look At GNOME 3.16's High Contrast Theme

For making its desktop more accessible to users, GNOME 3.16 has improvements when it comes to its high contrast theme with the shell and toolkit both having received accessibility improvements this cycle.
10:26 AM EDT - GNOME - GNOME High Contrast - 1 Comment

Phoronix Test Suite 5.6 Adds New Phoromatic Enterprise Benchmarking Features

Phoronix Test Suite 5.6 was released today as the quarterly update to Phoronix Media's open-source, cross-platform benchmarking and automated testing software.
10:00 AM EDT - Software

Systemd Change Allows For Stateless Systems With Tmpfs

A change made to systemd yesterday is working on the stateless Linux systems feature.
09:31 AM EDT - systemd - Stateless Linux Systems - 60 Comments

The Many Changes Of Phoronix Test Suite 5.6

Version 5.6 of the Phoronix Test Suite is being released this morning.
09:03 AM EDT - Phoronix - PTS 5.6-Dedilovo

Epiphany 3.16 Improves The GNOME Web Browser

The Epiphany open-source web-browser has benefited from a number of changes ahead of tomorrow's GNOME 3.16 release.
08:27 AM EDT - GNOME - Epiphany Web Browser - 12 Comments

Pixar Puts Out Free, Non-Commercial Spin Of RenderMan

Pixar has made a free, non-commercial version of its RenderMan software available to the public.
07:59 AM EDT - Free Software - RenderMan Free - 13 Comments

Libinput 0.13 Changes The Tap Motion Threshold

Libinput 0.13 was released today as one of the final steps before Libinput 1.0.
07:52 AM EDT - Hardware - libinput - 3 Comments

23 March

GNOME Shell & Mutter 3.16.0 Released

The final v3.16.0 releases of the GNOME Shell and Mutter window manager are available this Monday afternoon.
05:30 PM EDT - GNOME - GNOME 3.16 - 21 Comments

Rootless XWayland Support Part Of KWin 5.3

Martin Gräßlin has shared some of his recently-landed work for the KWin 5.3 development cycle as it largely pertains to Wayland.
02:52 PM EDT - KDE - KWin 5.3 Wayland - 6 Comments

More eBPF Tracing Work Being Readied For Linux 4.1

The BPF In-Kernel Virtual Machine will likely see new functionality with the next Linux kernel release cycle, Linux 4.1.
12:25 PM EDT - Linux Kernel - BPF

Radeon DisplayPort MST Queued For Linux 4.1

The Linux 4.1 kernel will feature support for Radeon DisplayPort Multi-Stream Transport so that this open-source AMD Linux graphics driver can work with the latest high resolution DP displays and modern laptop docking stations.
12:07 PM EDT - AMD - DP MST & More - 1 Comment

WebKitGTK+ 2.8 Arrives With Gestures & HTML5 Notifications

Another GNOME 3.16 package christened this morning for Wednesday's release is WebKitGTK+ 2.8.0.
10:00 AM EDT - GNOME - WebKitGTK+ 2.8.0 - 6 Comments

X.Org Voting Starts: Will X.Org Merge With The SPI?

The X.Org Foundation elections have finally got underway after being delayed to vote on new directors as well as having the X.Org members decide whether the foundation should dissolve its 501(c)3 status and become a sub-project of the SPI Inc.
09:45 AM EDT - X.Org - X.Org Foundation - 2 Comments

GTK+ 3.16 Released With Mir Backend, Native OpenGL Support

It's GNOME 3.16 week! Matthias Clasen checked in the important GTK+ 3.16.0 package prior to the deadline tonight.
09:17 AM EDT - GNOME - GTK+ 3.16 - 15 Comments

GNU Nano 2.4.0 Brings Complete Undo System, Linter Support & More

GNU Nano 2.4.0 was released this morning as the first stable update to this open-source CLI text editor in a number of years.
08:55 AM EDT - GNU - nano 2.4.0 - 3 Comments

Linux 4.0-rc5 Mostly Has Routine Driver Updates

Linus Torvalds released the weekly release candidate to the Linux 4.0 kernel last night.
08:42 AM EDT - Linux Kernel - Linux 4.0-rc5

22 March

Cube2-Forked Red Eclipse 1.5 Sees Huge Update

Version 1.5 of the open-source, cross-platform Red Eclipse first person shooter was released this weekend. Red Eclipse, which in turn is based on the Cube Engien 2, has seen some significant updates with this being the first major update in about two years.
07:43 PM EDT - Gaming - Red Eclipse 1.5 - 4 Comments

Wine-Staging 1.7.39 Works On Speeding Up Wineserver Calls

Following Friday's release of Wine 1.7.39, Wine-Staging 1.7.39 was released this Sunday with hundreds of extra patches on top of Wine.
04:43 PM EDT - WINE - Wine-Staging 1.7.39 - 38 Comments

What Linux vs. OS X Performance Tests Should Be Run Next?

A new Apple Mac Mini happened to arrive at Phoronix that sports Intel Iris Graphics. It's now time to start benchmarking this Apple system with Intel Core i5 processor and run some comparative tests against Linux.
02:07 PM EDT - Hardware - OS X vs. Linux vs. Windows? - 32 Comments

Support For Multiple Graphics Drivers With AMDKFD Kernel Driver

A patch published on Sunday for the new AMDKFD HSA kernel driver adds support for using more than one graphics card/driver.
11:29 AM EDT - AMD - AMDKFD HSA - 14 Comments

OpenGL Threaded Optimizations Responsible For NVIDIA's Faster Performance?

With the recent BioShock Infinite Linux benchmark results and the big Metro Redux graphics card comparison on Linux, a fair number of Linux gamers have been bringing it up in the forums with their hypothesis that NVIDIA's Linux gaming performance wins is due to their driver supporting OpenGL threaded optimizations. Well, that's not always the case, as shown in this article with a __GL_THREADED_OPTIMIZATIONS comparison in many Linux games with different GeForce hardware.
10:30 AM EDT - Display Drivers - 33 Comments

A Look At BCache vs. LVM Cache For HDD+SSD Linux Systems

For those thinking about potentially running a Linux system with a combination of SSD and HDD so that the solid-state drive would be able to act as a performance cache for commonly used data, BCache and LVM-cache/dmcache are two of the commonly used solutions.
09:45 AM EDT - Fedora - BCache v. LVM Cache - 9 Comments

AMD Is Hiring Two More Open-Source Linux GPU Driver Developers

AMD issued two job postings this past week for hiring more open-source Linux graphics driver developers.
09:28 AM EDT - AMD - AMD Hiring - 92 Comments

X.Org Core Purpose: Free & Open Accelerated Graphics Stack

The 2015 X.Org Elections are finally getting started tomorrow after being delayed and running close on time for responding to SPI's resolution. Just in time for the elections to start, the revised foundation by-laws have been published that shift the focus of what the X.Org Foundation is about.
08:57 AM EDT - X.Org - New X.Org By-Laws - 9 Comments

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