Ubuntu 15.10 To Follow Debian In Its March To GCC 5

Ubuntu 15.10, the Wily Werewolf, will closely follow Debian in its GCC 5 compiler upgrade and libstdc++6 ABI updates. They hope to have everything settled for Ubuntu 15.10 to avoid any big tool-chain changes during the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS cycle.

39 Minutes Ago - Ubuntu - Ubuntu 15.10 GCC5 - Add A Comment
Khronos To Soon Open-Source Initial SPIR-V LLVM Work

One of the big things we've been looking forward to with SPIR-V is the to/from LLVM IR pass in order to open up the possibilities for this new industry-standard intermediate representation to be used by Vulkan and OpenCL. Some code will soon be opened up, but it's not the end game.

92 Minutes Ago - Compiler - Tossing It Out - 4 Comments
Running ZFS On The Linux 4.1 Kernel

With the recently released ZFS On Linux 0.6.4.2 there is added support for the Linux 4.1 kernel. After carrying out the recent 6-way file-system comparison on Linux 4.1 I decided to run some fresh tests of this popular, out-of-tree file-system.

3 Hours Ago - Storage - 6 Comments
AMD Financials Still Pointing Lower

AMD yesterday issued a warning over their second quarter guidance that they expect them to come in below expectations. Things aren't looking good with their stock price being down by another 16% so far this morning.

6 Hours Ago - AMD - AMD - 6 Comments

6 July

NVIDIA Has Someone Working On Nouveau CUDA Support

The shocker of the day is that aside from an independent (non-NVIDIA) open-source developer working on Nouveau SPIR-V support is that there's an actual NVIDIA employee working towards CUDA compute support atop the open-source Nouveau graphics driver.

6 July 11:02 PM EDT - NVIDIA - Surprise, Surprise, Surprise! - 17 Comments
A Big Set Of Updates Come For KDBUS

With KDBUS not being called as a Linux 4.2 feature but rather being diverted with a focus on Linux 4.3, it's continuing to receive a great deal of code churn. Today it received a "big set of updates" for this controversial in-kernel IPC mechanism.

6 July 10:05 PM EDT - Linux Kernel - KDBUS Update - 1 Comment
AMD Radeon 300 Series On Linux - Catalyst: 0 vs. Open-Source: 1

For those that follow me on Twitter know I've started testing the MSI Radeon R7 370 4G graphics card as one of the new models launched by AMD last month. For this new (non-Fiji) graphics card, using the open-source graphics driver is the only choice on Linux right now.

6 July 02:49 PM EDT - AMD - Non-Fury/Fiji - 20 Comments
You May Want To Wait On Trying Out The Linux 4.2 Kernel

If you're a Linux enthusiast that's a habitual upgrader of the Linux kernel, you may want to hold off a few days on trying out the Linux 4.2 development kernel. For several systems, I've seen nothing but kernel panics the past few days when riding the mainline Linux kernel Git.

6 July 01:19 PM EDT - Linux Kernel - Linux 4.2 Kernel Woes - 12 Comments
Someone Is Already Working On SPIR-V For The Nouveau Driver

While there is already an Intel Vulkan Linux graphics driver developed by Valve and LunarG that will be open-sourced as soon as the Vulkan specification is officially out, we haven't heard much about the other open-source Linux graphics drivers trying to get a jump start on Vulkan / SPIR-V support.

6 July 12:12 PM EDT - Nouveau - SPIR-V Translator - 5 Comments
It's Now Easier Managing Systemd In KDE

For those running KDE on a systemd-based Linux system, the KDE Control Module for controlling this init system and its options has been updated.

6 July 09:55 AM EDT - KDE - Systemd KDE Configuration Module - 8 Comments

5 July

Working Around The Intel Core i7 5775C Broadwell Stability Issue On Linux

On Friday I mentioned I was running into stability issues on Linux with the Core i7 5775C, Intel's new socketed, high-end Broadwell processor with Iris 6200 graphics. The issue was quite perplexing, but I seem to have finally figured out a workaround for this problem that seems to be plaguing other early i7-5775C Linux users too.

5 July 03:23 PM EDT - Intel - Success! - 7 Comments
The Many New Features Of The Linux 4.2 Kernel

If all goes according to plan, the Linux 4.2 kernel merge window will close this afternoon followed by the immediate release of the Linux 4.2-rc1 test version. With all major pull requests having already been submitted for Linux 4.2, here's an overview of the exciting new features and changed functionality to look forward to with this kernel version to officially debut later this summer!

5 July 01:17 PM EDT - Software - 4 Comments
Systemd 222 Will Do Away With Its Accelerometer

For the past four years in systemd there's been a Udev accelerometer helper for exposing the device orientation as a property. With the upcoming systemd 222 release, that will change and instead users taking advantage of device orientation information should switch to iio-sensor-proxy 1.0+.

5 July 10:52 AM EDT - systemd - Udev Accelerometer - 4 Comments

4 July

THE NEW PHORONIX SITE IS LIVE

For those in the US not busy celebrating Independence Day, come check out the brand new, completely redesigned Phoronix.com site. This new site is in beta but is publicly available and should yield a much better experience, particularly for smartphone and tablet readers.

4 July 12:21 PM EDT - Phoronix - PHXCMS-10 - 61 Comments
OpenLDAP Gains Time-Based One Time Password Support

There's been various one-time password features in the works for OpenLDAP -- the popular open-source implementation of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol -- in various code-bases while now within their mainline Git tree they have time-based one-time password (TOTP) support.

4 July 12:08 PM EDT - Free Software - OpenLDAP TOTP - Add A Comment

3 July

Trying To Run The Intel Core i7 5775C On Linux

A few days ago I received the Intel Core i7 5775C for Linux testing, one of the first Broadwell desktop/socketed chips featuring Iris 6200 graphics. In the days since, I've been trying to test it under Linux.

3 July 04:07 PM EDT - Intel - Problems So Far - 30 Comments

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