Snappy Packaging Happenings In The Fedora, Arch Space

This week Canonical hosted a Snappy Sprint in Heidelberg, Germany where they worked to further their new package management solution originally spearheaded for Ubuntu Touch. This wasn't an Ubuntu-only event, but Canonical did invite other distribution stakeholders.

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22 July

GNOME 3.21.4 Released

GNOME 3.21.4 was announced today as the latest development release of this desktop environment leading up to September's release of GNOME 3.22.

22 July 10:11 AM EDT - GNOME - GNOME 3.21.4 - Add A Comment
Radeon X.Org Driver Now Only Uses DRI3 By Default With GLAMOR

For those of you using the xf86-video-ati X.Org driver on a pre-GCN GPU, next time you update to the latest code you'll need to make sure you manually enable DRI3 or switch to GLAMOR for 2D acceleration as now by default DRI3 is not being enabled unless GLAMOR is the acceleration architecture being used.

22 July 09:00 AM EDT - Radeon - xf86-video-ati - 27 Comments

21 July

DragonFlyBSD Updates Its Intel Graphics Driver From Linux 4.4

The DragonFlyBSD project, namely François Tigeot, is continuing to do a good job at keeping their i915 DRM kernel graphics driver close behind the upstream Intel Linux DRM graphics driver. With the latest patches that have landed in the DragonFlyBSD kernel, their i915 driver is up to the Linux 4.4 state.

21 July 09:50 AM EDT - BSD - DragonFlyBSD i915 - Add A Comment

20 July

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 vs. 760 vs. 960 vs. 1060 Linux Performance

To complement yesterday's launch-day GeForce GTX 1060 Linux review, here are some more benchmark results with the various NVIDIA x60 graphics cards I have available for testing going back to the GeForce GTX 460 Fermi. If you are curious about the raw OpenGL/OpenCL/CUDA performance and performance-per-Watt for these mid-range x60 graphics cards from Fermi, Kepler, Maxwell, and Pascal, here are these benchmarks from Ubuntu 16.04 Linux.

20 July 11:35 AM EDT - Graphics Cards - 36 Comments
Overlord Is Being Released For Linux Tomorrow

Just one day after Virtual Programming released a new teaser video for Overlord on Linux, the OSX/Linux game porting company announced their release date for the game that is coming to Linux and Mac, the better part of a decade after the Windows release.

20 July 09:13 AM EDT - Linux Gaming - Overlord Games - 6 Comments

19 July

RADV: A Community Open-Source Effort To Get Vulkan Working On Radeon

While AMD has said they will open-source their Vulkan driver currently part of AMDGPU-PRO, months later they have yet to do so nor has there been any communication when that open-sourcing might happen. In the mean time, David Airlie at Red Hat has begun work on "RADV", an unofficial Radeon Vulkan driver.

19 July 06:16 PM EDT - Red Hat - RADV Driver - 123 Comments
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Offers Great Performance On Linux

Today's the day that we can finally publish NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 benchmarks! Today the GTX 1060 begins shipping as NVIDIA's $249 Pascal graphics card to take the Radeon RX 480 head-on. Here's all of the Linux benchmarks you've been waiting to see for the GTX 1060 under Vulkan, OpenGL, OpenCL, and CUDA. compared to various other AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce GPUs on Ubuntu Linux.

19 July 09:00 AM EDT - Graphics Cards - 104 Comments

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