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NVIDIA Contributes Re-Clocking Code To Nouveau For The GK20A

One of the biggest challenges with the Nouveau open-source graphics driver for NVIDIA graphics hardware in recent times has been with regard to GPU / video memory re-clocking. As a minor step forward, NVIDIA has contributed re-clocking patches for the GK20A graphics processor.
6 Hours Ago - Nouveau - Re-Clocking - 7 Comments

KDE 4.14 Applications & Development Platform Beta Released

The first beta of KDE with new releases for the applications and development platform is now available for the 4.14 release cycle.
6 Hours Ago - KDE - KDE 4.14

10 July

AMD Publishes Open-Source Linux HSA Kernel Driver

AMD has just published a massive patch-set for the Linux kernel that finally implements a HSA (Heterogeneous System Architecture) in open-source. The set of 83 patches implement a Linux HSA driver for Radeon family GPUs and serves too as a sample driver for other HSA-compatible devices. This big driver in part is what well known Phoronix contributor John Bridgman has been working on at AMD.
12 Hours Ago - AMD - Radeon HSA - 33 Comments

NVIDIA Updates Its Linux Legacy Driver For GeForce 6/7 GPUs

For those still out there running a GeForce 6 or 7 series graphics card, NVIDIA has updated its legacy proprietary 304.xx Unix graphics driver for Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris systems.
01:18 PM EDT - NVIDIA - NVIDIA 304.123 - 18 Comments

CrossOver 13.2.0 Allows Easier Package Installation On Linux

The latest stable release of CodeWeavers' CrossOver software is now available and it's now more liberal about package installation.
12:06 PM EDT - WINE - CodeWeavers

Preview: Benchmarking CentOS 7.0 & Scientific Linux 7.0

CentOS 7.0 was released this week and that came just days after the first alpha of Scientific Linux 7, both of which are based upon last month's release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. With these new community-based EL7 releases coming about, it's time for some fresh Enterprise Linux benchmarking and performance monitoring on Phoronix.
10:23 AM EDT - Operating Systems

More "Mega Driver" Work Merged For Mesa

More code by Emil Velikov was merged yesterday to push along the Gallium3D Mega Drivers model.
09:20 AM EDT - Mesa - Mega Drivers - 2 Comments

The Beta To The Final Minor Release Of RHEL5 Is Out

For those still dependent upon Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, the beta to the 5.11 point release is now out, which serves as the last planned revision to RHEL5.
12:37 AM EDT - Red Hat - Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

The Witcher 2 Works On Beta Improvements

Back in May The Witcher 2 was released for Linux but the quality of this Linux game port was extremely bad and problematic for many Linux gamers due to slow performance and other issues. Fortunately, it looks like some of the problems at least may be addressed as a new open beta is beginning for the Linux version of The Witcher 2.
12:06 AM EDT - Gaming - Witcher 2 - 25 Comments

9 July

Fedora Gets A Kernel Playground Repository

The latest Fedora Copr repository established provides a "kernel playground" whereby currently out-of-tree and/or experimental kernel features are enabled for developers and enthusiasts to try out.
03:26 PM EDT - Fedora - Fedora Kernel Testing - 5 Comments

Firefox Might Finally Be Moving Closer To Better KDE Integration

For KDE desktop users unhappy with the level of integration with Mozilla's Firefox web browser, the situation might finally be changing.
11:28 AM EDT - Mozilla - Firefox KDE - 41 Comments

RealVNC Introduces VNC Wayland Developer Preview

For nearly one year we've known about RealVNC being interested in Wayland support for their commercial VNC products and last year they proposed a remote access protocol for Wayland. Today, RealVNC has put out a developer preview of its VNC software for Wayland.
10:00 AM EDT - Wayland - RealVNC - 18 Comments

Looking Forward To The Future Of KDE Frameworks 5

While KDE Frameworks 5 was just released this week, there's already new features and functionality sought after for future revisions of this modularized set of next-gen KDE libraries.
09:46 AM EDT - KDE - KF5 - 4 Comments

There's Now Even LLVM Support For Pascal-86

The latest programming language that can leverage using LLVM and its plethora of back-ends is Pascal-86, a language most Phoronix readers have probably never even heard of.
09:34 AM EDT - Compiler - Pascal-86 - 3 Comments

Mageia 5 Alpha Updates A Lot Of Software

The first alpha release of the upcoming Mageia 5 has been released.
01:57 AM EDT - Operating Systems - Mageia 5 - 1 Comment

KDE 4.14 Branched, Mix-Release Planned For December

KDE 4.14 code is getting ready while being worked on for a December debut is a mix of KDE4 and KF5 application code.
12:47 AM EDT - KDE - KDE 4.14

The Exciting QEMU 2.1 Is Up To Its Release Candidate Phase

The first release candidate to the upcoming QEMU 2.1 was released on Tuesday.
12:04 AM EDT - Virtualization - QEMU 2.1-rc1

8 July

Manjaro Linux Developers Experience A Mass Exodus [Updated]

It seems all of the Manjaro Linux developers might have parted way with the distribution's development except for the project leader.
06:56 PM EDT - Operating Systems - Manjaro - 22 Comments

Google's Dart Language Approved By The ECMA

Ecma International has approved Google's Dart web programming language as the latest ECMA standard.
02:22 PM EDT - Google - ECMA-408 - 30 Comments

Linux 3.16 File-System Tests On A Hard Drive

In complementing the earlier Linux 3.16 file-system tests on an SSD (and the later Btrfs testing), here are benchmarks of EXT4, XFS, and Btrfs from the Linux 3.15 and 3.16 kernels being compared from a traditional rotating hard drive.
12:07 PM EDT - Computers - 4 Comments

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5 Released

Just shy of one month since releasing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 (and one day past CentOS 7), Red Hat has announced today their latest major software launch: Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5.
11:14 AM EDT - Red Hat - RHEL OpenStack

Linux 3.16 Is Looking Good For ARM Hardware Support

The Linux 3.16 kernel is set to debut with a fair amount of new ARM hardware / SoC enablement, which in turn will soon benefit Fedora ARM users seeing as they are likely to lock onto this new version for the Fedora 21 release.
10:07 AM EDT - Fedora - ARM Linux

Qt Creator 3.2 In Beta With Greater Stability & Improvements

Digia has happily put out the first beta today of Qt Creator 3.2.
08:25 AM EDT - Qt - Qt IDE - 5 Comments

NVIDIA 340.24 Linux Driver Has G-SYNC Support, FXAA Control

Succeeding last month's NVIDIA 340.17 Linux driver beta is now the first official release in the 340.xx driver series for Linux / Solaris / BSD. The NVIDIA 340.24 driver was released this morning with new features but is heavier on the fixing side.
08:00 AM EDT - NVIDIA - NVIDIA 340.24 - 13 Comments

Unvanquished Alpha 29 Makes Use Of libRocket

It's time for another monthly development update to the Unvanquished open-source, cross-platform first person shooter.
07:31 AM EDT - Gaming - UIs - 2 Comments

LLVM's Clang Is Working Better For Building Windows Programs

While LLVM's Clang compiler is predominantly used on Linux, OS X, and BSD systems, the Microsoft Windows support has been a focus over the past several months and is reaching an improved state for building native Windows programs with Visual C++ compatibility.
07:15 AM EDT - Compiler - Visual C++ - 7 Comments

DisplayPort MST Code Starts Lining Up For Linux 3.17, Other DRM Changes

The DisplayPort MST support code that's been in the works for several months is starting to land with the Linux 3.17 kernel that will be officially entering development stages next month.
02:16 AM EDT - Linux Kernel - DisplayPort Multi-Stream - 1 Comment

X.Org Server 1.16 Delayed To Let In Non-PCI Graphics Support

X.Org Server 1.16 has been delayed. However, it's not been delayed like in some of the more notorious past releases due to outstanding bugs, etc, but over letting in a late feature to this latest revision of the X11 server.
12:08 AM EDT - X.Org - X.Org Server 1.16 - 40 Comments

7 July

KDE Frameworks 5 Has Been Officially Released

As a follow-up to the story from earlier about KDE Frameworks 5 being due out, the official release of KF5 ended up taking place this afternoon.
07:05 PM EDT - KDE - KF5 - 28 Comments

Qualcomm Retracts Its Massive DMCA Takedown Of Git Repositories

As a follow-up to the story about a Qualcomm DMCA notice taking down 100+ repositories of open-source code on GitHub, Qualcomm has changed course.
04:39 PM EDT - Free Software - GitHub - 18 Comments

CentOS 7 Release Relives RHEL7 As A Community Project

After being under public QA since last month, CentOS 7 has been released as the popular community-based re-spin of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
04:28 PM EDT - Operating Systems - CentOS - 16 Comments

Mir 0.4 Released, Mir 0.5 Under Development

Canonical's Mir display server for Ubuntu Linux has cleared Mir 0.4.0 for Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic" while Mir 0.5 is immediately under development.
01:47 PM EDT - Ubuntu - Display Server - 9 Comments

KDE Frameworks 5 Is Due Out Tomorrow

KDE Frameworks 5 is due out tomorrow on 8 July.
12:39 PM EDT - KDE - KF5 - 14 Comments

A Variety Of Unreal Engine 4 Linux Demos Are Now Available

Linux developers and fans of Unreal Engine 4 have started offering compiled builds of several UE4 tech demos and some simple games for 64-bit Linux.
11:17 AM EDT - Gaming - UE4 - 31 Comments

Oculus Acquires RakNet Middleware & Open-Sources It

At the same time as announcing Oculus Connect, a new developer conference for the popular virtual reality gaming device, Oculus has shared they have acquired RakNet and open-sourced the software.
11:00 AM EDT - Gaming - Oculus VR - 9 Comments

Benchmarking Deepin 2014 With DDE 2.0 Using Linux Games

This weekend marked the release of Deepin 2014 as a Chinese derivative of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS featuring the new DDE 2.0 desktop. Here's some benchmarks of running some OpenGL Linux games on Deepin 2014 compared to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS when testing a few different desktop environments.
10:00 AM EDT - Operating Systems - 3 Comments

Unifont 7.0 Update Covers The Unicode 7.0 Basic Multilingual Plane

Following last month's release of Unicode 7.0, the GNU Unifont project is out with an open-source glyph for each printable code point in the Unicode 7.0 Plane 0 standard.
09:43 AM EDT - GNU - Unifont - 6 Comments

The Linux Kernel Might Use FreeBSD's Capsicum Security Framework

A Linux kernel developer is working on porting FreeBSD's CAPSICUM security framework over to the Linux kernel.
09:08 AM EDT - Linux Kernel - CAPSICUM - 1 Comment

Using Udev Without Systemd Is Going To Become Harder

Since the udev code-base was merged with systemd, it's become more difficult to use udev without systemd, but it's only going to become incredibly difficult to handle once KDBUS has been merged into the mainline Linux kernel.
08:51 AM EDT - systemd - udev - 134 Comments

The First Alpha Is Out Of The Qt5 Moonlight Desktop

Back in January we wrote about Moonlight as one of the latest Linux desktop environments under development and for getting July started they are out with their first alpha release.
08:33 AM EDT - Desktop - Moonlight DE - 2 Comments

6 July

Operating System U Now Solicits Community Ideas

Operating System U, the newest distribution out there that plans for commercial opportunities with laptop pre-loads and is powered by Arch Linux and Wayland, is now soliciting development ideas from the community.
09:32 PM EDT - Operating Systems - OSu - 13 Comments

FreeBSD 9.3 RC3 Released

The last planned release candidate for FreeBSD 9.3 was made available on Sunday.
07:21 PM EDT - BSD - FreeBSD 9.3

The DDE 2.0 Desktop Is Looking Nice

This weekend marked the release of Deepin Linux 2014 along with the Deepin Desktop Environment 2.0 release that's powered using HTML5. In my testing of the release today, it's been working fairly well and is proving to be quite interesting.
05:02 PM EDT - Desktop - Deepin Desktop - 21 Comments

Linux 3.16-rc4 Kernel Brings More Fixes

Linus Torvalds has done another traditional Sunday afternoon development release of the Linux kernel. We're now just a few weeks out from seeing the release of Linux 3.16.
03:53 PM EDT - Linux Kernel - Linux 3.16 - 2 Comments

Pixman 0.32.6 Finally Updated

The last Pixman stable release happened in November of 2013 while out this weekend is finally a new Pixman release.
11:10 AM EDT - X.Org - Pixman

Deepin 2014 Linux Distribution Released

This weekend marks the release of Deepin 2014.
11:00 AM EDT - Operating Systems - Deepin 2014 - 8 Comments

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