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PC-BSD 10.2 Gets Ready For Release, 11.0-CURRENT For Testing

The PC-BSD development team today announced their 10.2 pre-release, which continues to be derived from FreeBSD. Additionally they've also announced new 11.0-CURRENT images for those wishing to get a look ahead at FreeBSD/PC-BSD 11.0.
3 Hours Ago - BSD - PC-BSD 10.2 / 11.0 - Add A Comment

Pinos Is For Linux Video What PulseAudio Is For Audio

Just a few hours after writing about some new Linux video project dubbed "PulseVideo", Pinos was announced as a new initiative by Fedora Workstation for improving Linux video support.
3 Hours Ago - Fedora - Fedora Workstation Pinos - 21 Comments

Crossing 200,000 Benchmark Results Posted On LinuxBenchmarking.com

Today we crossed the threshold of having carried out 200,000 benchmarks from our basement server farm of various Linux upstream projects (Linux kernel, GCC, Clang, Mesa, etc) and published on LinuxBenchmarking.com. As of writing this article, 203,425 benchmarks have successfully completed with a few thousand tests being carried out per day in our fully-automated test lab.
5 Hours Ago - Phoronix - 200k+ - 2 Comments

New Mesa Vec4 Backend For Intel, Supports Their NIR Goals

Eduardo Lima Mitev of Igalia last week published a new vec4 back-end based on NIR for the Mesa i965 DRI driver. This work is part of implementing a NIR to Vec4 pass in order to allow using NIR for everything.
5 Hours Ago - Intel - NIR Vec4 Support - 1 Comment

"PulseVideo" Coming To Complement PulseAudio?

It seems there's an announcement imminent concerning some sort of "PulseVideo" project that likely is the PulseAudio equivalent for video.
7 Hours Ago - GNOME - PulseVideo - 65 Comments

Premium Users Now Can Experience Our New Site

For Phoronix Premium visitors accessing our website today, you're now the first with access to the brand new Phoronix.com web design that's been almost entirely redesigned from scratch and supports a converged desktop/tablet/smartphone experience.
7 Hours Ago - Phoronix - New Phoronix Design - 16 Comments

XFS Will Get DAX Support In The Linux 4.2 Kernel

Dave Chinner sent in his XFS file-system pull request today as the last of the high-profile file-system updates for the Linux 4.2 kernel merge window.
8 Hours Ago - Linux Kernel - XFS DAX Linux 4.2 - 1 Comment

X.Org Server Lands More Mode-Setting/GLAMOR Improvements, But No Sign Of 1.18

More features have landed within the mainline X.Org Server code-base in Git, but unfortunately it seems the 1.18 release is misaligned and isn't going on as originally discussed.
9 Hours Ago - X.Org - xorg-server 1.18 - 1 Comment

"Veyron Shark" Is The Latest Motherboard Added To Coreboot

The latest "Veyron" motherboard being added to the open-source Coreboot codebase is Shark.
9 Hours Ago - Coreboot - Veyron Shark - Add A Comment

Linux Mint 17.2 Officially Released With Cinnamon/MATE Flavors

Just a few short weeks after the Rafaela 17.2 RCs, Linux Mint 17.2 has been officially released this morning in the form of the Cinnamon and MATE desktop spins.
9 Hours Ago - Operating Systems - Linux Mint 17.2 - 1 Comment

Fedora For MIPS Is Now Out In Testing, Supports The Creator CI20

In cooperation with Imagination Technologies, the first Fedora image for the MIPS architecture is now out in testing.
10 Hours Ago - Fedora - Creator CI20 - Add A Comment

KDE Plasma 5.3.2 Fixes Shutdown Scripts, Few Dozen Other Bugs

The latest monthly point release to Plasma 5.3 is now available by the KDE crew.
10 Hours Ago - KDE - KDE Plasma 5.3 - Add A Comment

29 June

KDE Marks Four Years In Its Process Of Porting To Wayland

KDE KWin maintainer Martin Gräßlin made a blog post today commemorating the four years that he's been focusing on getting Wayland support up and running natively with the KWin window manager / compositor.
11:48 PM EDT - KDE - KDE Wayland - 7 Comments

OpenMandriva Lx 2014.2 "The Scion" Pays Tribute To Mandrake

With Mandriva having been liquidated (allegedly due to employee lawsuits), OpenMandriva is paying tribute to it -- and its precursor, Mandrake -- with their new point release.
07:39 PM EDT - Operating Systems - OpenMandriva Lx 2014.2 - Add A Comment

Btrfs In Linux 4.2 Brings Quota Updates, Many Fixes

Adding to the already lengthy list of new features for Linux 4.2 is the Btrfs file-system updates that were sent in today by Facebook's Chris Mason.
07:24 PM EDT - Linux Kernel - Btrfs File-System For Linux 4.2 - 6 Comments

Latest Rumor Pegs Microsoft Wanting To Buy AMD

Following the recent report that AMD is exploring splitting itself up or potentially selling off business units, there's now a rumor out there that Microsoft has set its sights on AMD.
04:49 PM EDT - AMD - Run For The Hills - 49 Comments

The Next-Gen Phoronix Site Experience Is Almost Ready

The long overdue overhaul of the Phoronix.com site layout is almost complete... It will begin rolling out in beta in the days ahead. With this new site will come a brand new appearance along with a first-rate mobile experience.
01:39 PM EDT - Phoronix - New Phoronix Site - 18 Comments

How KDE VDG Is Trying To Make Open-Source Software Beautiful

One of the most often voiced complaints about Open Source Software is that it tends to be "ugly" or otherwise aesthetically uninspired. A few years ago a few people in the KDE camp came together and created, what they hoped, would be a solution to that problem: The KDE Visual Design Group.
11:10 AM EDT - Software - 33 Comments

Exciting Features Merged So Far For The Linux 4.2 Kernel

With week one of two having passed for the Linux 4.2 kernel merge window, here's a look at some of the exciting new features and changes that landed in the first week.
10:20 AM EDT - Linux Kernel - Linux 4.2 Features So Far - Add A Comment

Mesa 10.6.1 Brings A Bug-Fix For Dota 2 Reborn

Mesa 10.6.1 was released today as the first point release to Mesa 10.6.
09:48 AM EDT - Mesa - Dota 2 Reborn - 5 Comments

DragonFlyBSD 4.2 Released: Brings Improved Graphics & New Compiler

DragonFlyBSD 4.2 was released this morning as the next major release to this popular BSD operating system. For end-users there are a lot of notable changes with this update.
09:20 AM EDT - BSD - DragonFlyBSD 4.2 - 6 Comments

28 June

Wine-Staging 1.7.46 Improves The OS X Experience

Building on Friday's Wine 1.7.46 release, Wine-Staging 1.7.46 was released today.
08:04 PM EDT - WINE - Wine-Staging 1.7.46 - 7 Comments

The State & Complications Of Porting The Unity Editor To Linux

The Unity developers have been porting their Unity Editor to Linux from Windows / OS X to complement their existing Unity runtime support for Linux.
11:19 AM EDT - Gaming - Unity Editor - 35 Comments

Libreboot Now Supports An AMD/ASUS Motherboard

The Libreboot "fork" of Coreboot now has support for its first AMD motherboard -- or more broadly, its first desktop motherboard.
09:35 AM EDT - Coreboot - Libreboot - 12 Comments

SafeStack Merged Into LLVM To Protect Against Stack Buffer Overflow Attacks

SafeStack was merged into LLVM this month as a new form of protection against stack-based memory corruption errors. The SafeStack pass for LLVM adds in protection against stack-based buffer overflows without causing any significant performance penalty.
09:25 AM EDT - Compiler - LLVM SafeStack - 3 Comments

Terraria 1.3 Release Coming Later This Month With Many Improvements

Terraria 1.3 is slated to be released in a few days on June 30, and coming with it are 800 new items, new mini-Biomes, achievements, a harder 'expert mode' and “more unknown stuff.” Why does this matter? Because in July, following the 1.3 release, there are going to be Mac and Linux ports of the game!
08:49 AM EDT - Gaming - Terraria 1.3 - 5 Comments

Intel Dominates The Perf Changes For Linux 4.2

For those using perf for Linux profiling with performance counters, the Linux 4.2 kernel will bring many improvements to benefit Intel customers.
08:19 AM EDT - Intel - Perf Linux 4.2 - 1 Comment

New ARM SoCs & Boards Supported By The Linux 4.2 Kernel

As usual, the Linux 4.2 kernel is bringing more improvements for ARM, including support for new SoCs and boards.
08:09 AM EDT - Hardware - ARM Linux 4.2 - Add A Comment

27 June

Linux 4.2 Will Bring LIBNVDIMM Support For Non-Volatile Memory Devices

Non-volatile memory device support will be added through libnvdimm for the Linux 4.2 kernel. Libnvdimm is a new subsystem for the Linux 4.2 kernel and contains drivers and x86 support.
09:50 PM EDT - Linux Kernel - ACPI6 LIBNVDIMM - 1 Comment

It Could Be A While Before Seeing The AMD R9 Fury X Readily Available

This week AMD launched the Radeon R9 Fury X at $649 for this "Fiji" GPU with High Bandwidth Memory that's liquid cooled. The Fury X is AMD's strongest competition to NVIDIA in years, but sadly this high-end graphics card appears to be in very short supply.
09:06 AM EDT - AMD - AMD Fiji HBM GPU - 30 Comments

RadeonSI Gallium3D Gets New OpenGL 4 Bits

David Airlie landed some of the OpenGL 4.x code he's been playing with for AMD's RadeonSI Gallium3D driver on the HD 7000 series GPUs and newer.
08:41 AM EDT - AMD - RadeonSI GL4 - 44 Comments

Linux 4.2 Advertises GFS2 Performance Improvements

For those using the Global File System 2 (GFS2) for Linux clusters, the Linux 4.2 kernel is slated to offer better performance.
08:00 AM EDT - Linux Kernel - Global File-System 2 - Add A Comment

The Staging Pull For Linux 4.2: "Big, Really Big"

While Greg Kroah-Hartman isn't sending in KDBUS for Linux 4.2 as announced yesterday, he did send in the code updates for the other kernel subsystems he maintains.
07:54 AM EDT - Linux Kernel - Staging Linux 4.2 - 1 Comment

26 June

KDBUS Won't Be Pushed Until The Linux 4.3 Kernel

KDBUS was once again heavily debated on the Linux kernel mailing list this week and Linus Torvalds said he looked forward to merging it when ready (and also had some choice words about performance). However, Greg KH has confirmed today that KDBUS isn't ready for merging this cycle.
04:05 PM EDT - Linux Kernel - No KDBUS In Linux 4.2 - 32 Comments

Coreboot Adds Intel Braswell SoC Support

In an interesting move, Braswell support was added to Coreboot.
03:09 PM EDT - Intel - Braswell On Coreboot - 1 Comment

Plenty Of Intel Core i7-5775C / Iris 6200 Linux Tests Are Days Away

I'm told my Core i7-5775C "Broadwell" desktop CPU with Iris Pro 6200 graphics shipped out this morning. A.k.a. next week will be a ton of exciting open-source Linux performance tests on Phoronix of this quad-core Broadwell CPU with Intel's powerful Iris Graphics.
02:41 PM EDT - Intel - Intel Core i7 5775C - 6 Comments

Spring RTS Engine 99.0 Brings Improved Performance

Version 99.0 of the Spring RTS 3D open-source game engine was released today.
02:24 PM EDT - Gaming - Spring RTS - 6 Comments

Enlightenment Starts Working On XWayland Support

For those closely following the work on Enlightenment, there's now work finally materializing in supporting XWayland.
11:05 AM EDT - Wayland - E XWayland - 4 Comments

Ardour 4.1 Brings HiDPI Support, Input Gain Control, Save As & More

For fulfilling your digital audio workstation needs on Linux, Ardour 4.1 was released this week with a horde of improvements.
10:29 AM EDT - Free Software - Ardour 4.1 - Add A Comment

Kubuntu 15.10 Could Be The End Of The Road

While tensions appeared eased yesterday between the Ubuntu and Kubuntu camps with Jonathan Riddell stepping down from his leadership roles, that may not be the end of the story.
08:45 AM EDT - KDE - Kubuntu 15.10 - 57 Comments

Wine 1.7.46: Still Hacking On DirectWrite & 64-bit ARM

Wine 1.7.46 is out bright and early this morning.
08:32 AM EDT - WINE - Wine 1.7.46 - 12 Comments

NCQ TRIM Gets Some Improvements With Linux 4.2

The libata updates for the Linux 4.2 kernel may be of interest this time around for solid-state drive owners thanks to some NCQ TRIM improvements.
08:24 AM EDT - Hardware - libata - 10 Comments

ARM Posts Pictures Of AMD's New Development Board

AMD's new 64-bit ARM Opteron quad-core development board coming out later this year at an "affordable" price has us quite excited since it was announced earlier this week at the Red Hat Summit. ARM has now revealed the first pictures of this board.
08:06 AM EDT - AMD - ARM 96Boards EE Opteron ARM - 17 Comments

"OpenSUSE 42" Enters Development

The latest non-rolling release of openSUSE is version 13.2, but openSUSE 42 is the next version now under development.
07:52 AM EDT - SUSE - OpenSUSE 42 - 5 Comments

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