Rafael Wysocki mailed in the power management and ACPI updates this evening for the Linux 4.3 kernel merge window.
Google released the Chrome 45 web-browser today and as expected it pauses "less important" Flash content by default, including ads.
LLVM 3.7 along with sub-projects like Clang 3.7.0 have been officially released this afternoon.
Jiri Kosina sent in his pull requests for code he maintains within the mainline Linux kernel, with one of the notable subsystems being the HID updates.
Following this weekend's Radeon R9 Fury open-source Linux driver tests with the DRM-Next code to be merged into Linux 4.3, the latest Mesa 11.1-devel Git code, and LLVM 3.8 SVN for the AMDGPU compiler back-end, I proceeded to run some bleeding-edge open-source Radeon Gallium3D graphics versus AMD Catalyst Linux benchmarks on Ubuntu.
After NVIDIA announced GRID 2.0, AMD has used VMworld 2015 to launch "the world's first hardware-based GPU virtualization solution, the AMD Multiuser GPU."
Aside from "every frame being perfect" with Wayland among its many advantages over X11, another benefit will be for greater power-savings in properly implemented software when a display is turned-off/sleeping.
While Fedora 24 isn't set to be released until H1'2016, developers are already working on getting a NetworkManager 1.2 pre-release into the distribution's archive early.
While yesterday it looked like the EXT3 driver would be removed in Linux 4.3 as the pull request was sent in and there were no objections brought up last month when it was proposed, Linus Torvalds has taken issue with removing the driver.
Aside from Ingo Molnar's x86 boot changes he sent in to Linus Torvalds for the Linux 4.3 merge window, he also sent in the scheduler changes for this next version of the Linux kernel.
The ARM SoC changes are just the latest pull request of what's already shaping up to be another exciting kernel cycle.
Ahead of the release of OS X El Capitan, developers working for Apple have officially released version 2.1 of the CUPS printing server.
It's been a long month: 305 open-source/Linux news stories and 30 featured/multi-page articles were typed for Phoronix this month.
As of today in Mesa Git, the royalty-free Adaptive Scalable Texture Compression (ASTC) is now supported in Mesa Git for Skylake graphics hardware.
With PHP 7.0 RC1 having been released last week, I've spent a fair amount of time in the past few days trying out this first release candidate for the huge PHP 7 milestone.
While most of you probably haven't used the LILO bootloader in years in place of GRUB(2), the developer of "LInux LOader" intends to cease development at the end of the year.
NVIDIA released the libvdpau 1.1.1 library today to fix three new CVE security issues.
Yesterday after finishing up the first open-source AMDGPU driver benchmarks of the Radeon R9 Fury, I decided to also give a go on the new AMDGPU driver scheduler that's an experimental feature for Linux 4.3.
Ingo Molnar sent in his several Git pull requests today for the code he maintains within the Linux kernel.
The OpenBSD Foundation has been funding work on a project to provide OpenBSD with its own, native hypervisor.
NVIDIA has released the 355.11 Linux driver today, which is their first stable release in the 355.xx series.
As expected, Arma 3 is now available for Linux gamers in beta form.
The IBM s390 architecture will gain fake NUMA support with the upcoming Linux 4.3 for providing faster performance under some workloads.
The second release candidate to Mesa 11.0 is now available for testing.
With the official release of LLVM 3.7 being imminent, here are some fresh compiler benchmarks comparing its performance on Linux x86_64 to that of LLVM Clang 3.6 as well as GCC 4.9 and GCC 5.2.
NVIDIA has announced their GRID 2.0 platform while also unveiling their Tesla M6 and M60 server cards.
While there isn't anything new compared to what was already covered on Phoronix earlier this month from the SIGGRAPH graphics conference, The Khronos Group has now published all of their slides, including about Vulkan.
Epic Games is ending out the month by releasing Unreal Engine 4.9.
With Linux 4.2 being released yesterday, Linus Torvalds will start honoring pull requests today for the Linux 4.3 merge window. Here's a look at some of the work expected to be merged over the next two weeks.
The hwmon subsystem update was another early pull request for the Linux 4.3 kernel.
The EXT3 file-system driver is indeed going to be removed from the now in-development Linux 4.3.
Just hours after the release of Linux 4.2 was the update from the Free Software Foundation community for the GNU Linux-Libre 4.2 kernel. This deblobbed version of the Linux kernel has particularly criticized the new AMDGPU DRM driver and the Intel i915 driver this cycle.
An RPG game developer behind the Pillars of Eternity title mentioned during PAX Prime this weekend that it really wasn't worthwhile porting their game to Linux.
Jemalloc, the memory allocator that tries to avoid memory fragmentation while focusing on scalable concurrency,hed version 4.0 earlier this month.
Samsung's Inki Dae has sent in a second pull request for the Exynos DRM driver for work he hopes to land with the DRM pull into the Linux 4.3 kernel.
The Linux 4.2 kernel has been released.
If you haven't read this morning's article about Running The AMD Radeon R9 Fury With AMD's New Open-Source Linux Driver, you should go do so, but the short version is that there's still much work left before the R9 Fury "Fiji" GPUs will be a worthwhile investment by Linux users.
For those who routinely build LLVM/Clang from SVN/Git or rely upon the LLVM.org APT repository, for at least some platforms the latest code is causing issues.
Now that Linux 4.2 is set to be released today, out on the horizon we have to look forward to Linux 4.3 kernel. Set to be merged into Linux 4.3 will be in the initial open-source AMD driver code for supporting the Radeon R9 Fury graphics cards. This open-source Fury support is the focus of our testing today with it being the first time powering up this Fiji GPU outside of Catalyst.
Just a few days ago I was writing about DragonFlyBSD's HAMMER2 file-system maturing and now this weekend it's picked up another high profile feature: live deduplication.
For those needing a reason to celebrate today, the exciting Linux 4.2 kernel should be released before the day is through!
For those not already set with their open-source browser choice or do in fact currently use the Midori browser, an update to this WebKit-powered browser is now available.
One of the recent project's out of the Intel Open-Source Technology Center has been to track down delays in the Linux kernel's suspend and resume process.
This week marked the launch of Company of Heroes 2 for Linux and this game is benchmark-friendly!
It was pointed out to me that DirectFB.org is no longer present and it looks like it may have been for some time.
Fedora Linux is moving ahead with plans to place emphasis on i686 / 32-bit x86 support, but they stopped short of a proposal to outright eliminate 32-bit Fedora 24 ISOs for all spins.
This week I posted some AMD RadeonSI/R600g tests on Mesa 11.0 with DRM-Next along with a Intel Skylake vs. Radeon comparison using this new version of Mesa that will be officially released next month. Of course, following those tests, the requests turned to testing Mesa 11.1-devel rather than the Mesa 11.0 Git code.
With GNOME 3.18 the Epiphany web-browser will now enable AdBlock usage by default as well as setting the Do-Not-Track headers by default.
The Corsair Vengeance K90 is a gaming keyboard featuring Cherry MX Red mechanical key switches and a whole lot of other extra functionality suited for gamers and tailored for MMO and RTS titles. A open-source Linux driver is in the works for properly handling this high-end keyboard.
The latest addition to systemd is offering its own command to provide su-like behavior on Linux systems. The machinectl shell command is meant to replace su for running privileged sessions.
Version 7.10 of the GNU Debugger (GDB) has been released with various new features and updates to existing functionality.
Earlier this week I posted some statistics about the increasing rate of Linux news and some OS/browser stats for Phoronix. As many readers found it interesting, here's some stats for OpenBenchmarking.org.
NeXTBSD was announced last weekend and it's easily been the most emailed in tip all week. Lots of Phoronix readers are curious about this new operating system derived from FreeBSD 10.1 that adds in various Mac OS X components. NeXTBSD seems like a very interesting open-source project while this morning I finally found the time to explore more about it and write-up a post.
François Tigeot has landed his i915 Intel DRM driver update that brings the DragonFlyBSD's Intel graphics driver up to parity with the Linux 3.17 kernel.
GNOME has been one of the few key open-source projects not using a codename in one form or another, but that is changing.