LLVM Looks At Moving From SVN To Git Via GitHub

While there have been Git mirrors available of LLVM and its sub-projects (including Clang) for some time, this open-source compiler infrastructure project has relied upon SVN as its cental development repository. The LLVM project is now looking at finally transitioning to Git for development and quite likely utilizing GitHub for hosting.

22 Minutes Ago - Compiler - LLVM Git - Add A Comment
OwnCloud Forms A Foundation

While we don't yet know the exact cause of the exodus happening at ownCloud Inc recently, there is a seemingly-related announcement that today the company has setup the ownCloud Foundation.

6 Hours Ago - Free Software - OwnCloud Foundation - 3 Comments
The 12 Big New Features Of Mesa 12.0

With Mesa 12 now having been branched with plans to release next month, the code is under a feature freeze as developers turn to fixing bugs ahead of this stable release. With no more major features planned, here's an overview of the new features for Mesa 12.0.

9 Hours Ago - Mesa - Mesa 12.0 - 6 Comments

30 May

Fresh 10-Way GeForce Linux Benchmarks With The NVIDIA 367.18 Driver

In prepping for our forthcoming GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 Linux benchmarking, I've been running fresh rounds of benchmarks on my large assortment of GPUs, beginning with the GeForce hardware supported by the NVIDIA 367.18 beta driver. Here are the first of those benchmarks with the ten Maxwell/Kepler GPUs I've tested thus far.

30 May 10:08 PM EDT - NVIDIA - 10-Way NVIDIA Linux Comparison - 9 Comments
The Next Mesa Version Is Turning Into A Monstrous Release

With the main Mesa drivers (Intel, RadeonSI, NVC0) jumping ahead to OpenGL 4.3 and mostly done with OpenGL 4.4/4.5, plus Intel adding their Vulkan driver, and many other improvements over the past three months, the next stable release of Mesa is going to be massive.

30 May 11:30 AM EDT - Mesa - Mesa Summer - 29 Comments
Samsung 950 PRO M.2 NVM Express SSD

The latest piece of hardware I've been playing around with at Phoronix is Samsung's V-NAND SSD 950 PRO M.2 NVM Express SSD. Assuming you are running a modern Linux distribution, this M.2 PCI-E NVMe SSD can offer blazing fast performance.

30 May 11:10 AM EDT - Storage - 21 Comments

29 May

Linux 4.7 Brings A Plethora Of New Features

After a very exciting past two weeks, the merge window for Linux 4.7 is expected to close today. This was an action-packed merge window with a ton of new code being introduced. While I've already written dozens of posts on Phoronix about the changes that got me excited, here's my usual kernel feature overview. Here's a look at what's coming for Linux 4.7.

29 May 08:00 AM EDT - Software - 5 Comments

28 May

More Sound Updates Playing For Linux 4.7

Last week Takashi Iwai of SUSE sent in the main audio/sound changes for the Linux 4.7 kernel but with the 4.7 merge window not being quite over yet, he's sent in a second helping of sound driver updates.

28 May 08:10 AM EDT - Hardware - Linux 4.7 Sound - Add A Comment

27 May

12-Way NVIDIA GeForce Comparison For F1 2015 On Linux

While the F1 2015 Formula One racing game was released for Windows last year, only yesterday was the Linux port released by Feral Interactive. Given the high requirements for F1 2015 on Linux with this OpenGL port, I decided to test this racing game on a range of NVIDIA graphics cards under Ubuntu Linux. Yep, only NVIDIA tests this round as the game doesn't work yet with the AMD Linux drivers.

27 May 03:00 PM EDT - Linux Gaming - 8 Comments
Wine 1.9.11 Has Direct3D 11 Improvements

Out now is Wine 1.9.11 and its release has improvements in its Direct3D 11 support, but still it doesn't appear that Wine is ready yet for handling all the latest D3D11 AAA games.

27 May 11:07 AM EDT - WINE - Wine 1.9.11 - 16 Comments
X.Org's Indirect GLX State Is Frightening Researchers

Researchers and scientists appear up in arms this week over the state of Indirect GLX (IGLX) in the X.Org Server and the potential they'd lose the remote OpenGL rendering support they've been accustomed to using for seeing visualizations from clusters / super-computers on their workstations.

27 May 08:12 AM EDT - X.Org - Xorg IGLX - 30 Comments
VIA OpenChrome Driver Has A Roadmap, But Only One Developer

The OpenChrome project has long aspired to having a mainline DRM/KMS driver but that original developer since left. These days OpenChrome is down to basically one developer left working on this open-source driver for VIA x86 graphics hardware.

27 May 07:31 AM EDT - VIA - xf86-video-openchrome - 7 Comments

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