Next week is SIGGRAPH while taking place now in Anaheim, California is the Web3D Conference. From this conference focused around 3D graphics for the web, the glTF 1.0.1 specification was released and more.
With the Linux 4.7 kernel expected to be released this weekend, I did some Linux kernel comparison power measurements from a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon notebook. Here are those results.
Wine 1.9.15 is now complete as the latest bi-weekly development snapshot leading up to Wine 2.0 later this year.
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.
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.
The latest release of the Wayland Protocols package is now available.
Intel has issued their quarterly update to XenGT, their open-source solution to mediated graphics passthrough support with full GPU virtualization on their hardware when making use of Xen virtualization.
The NVIDIA Pascal family sure is getting bigger with the surprise announcement tonight of the GP102-based TITAN X.
KDAB has announced the release of GammaRay 2.5, what they say is their "biggest feature release yet", the popular introspection tool for Qt developers.
The latest Linux game port by Feral Interactive is the Life Is Strange title with all five episodes.
The first point release to the Ubuntu 16.04 Long Term Support (LTS) release is now available.
A Phoronix reader pointed out to us of a new Linux hypervisor released at the end of June by Assured Information Security Inc. This new hypervisor is named Bareflank and it's open-source.
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.
It doesn't look like the NVIDIA Wayland support will be worked out in the immediate future for having an upstream approach that's agreed upon by all developers. However, in September the various stakeholders will meet in person.
The Software Freedom Conservancy has issued a blog post this week about community-oriented principles in GPL enforcement work and in particular pointing out a Linux developer who hasn't agreed to these terms and is allegedly focusing upon GPL enforcement for his own financial gain.
Google's Chrome OS currently relies upon Upstart as its init system, but work done by an Intel developer is pushing towards systemd support.
Today marks the availability of the PHP 7.1 beta as a closer step forward to this first feature update to PHP7.
It looks like Intel's Mesa open-source Linux graphics driver may be done with OpenGL 4.4 and 4.5, assuming you are using Broadwell hardware or newer.
Ludwig Nussel has announced the release today of the third alpha release for the forthcoming openSUSE "Leap" 42.2 update.
Various GNOME software components were checked in today in preparation for this week's GNOME 3.21.4 development release.
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.
For those still using the cross-platform Opera web browser, a new developer build is available today that provides new features.
A ton of patches hit GNOME's Mutter this morning by Jonas Ådahl as he's been working towards multi DPI rendering and other improvements by drawing monitor contents to individual frame-buffers.
For those wishing to access EXT-based file-systems from Windows, Paragon Software Group has announced a new version of their ExtFS software for Windows with better support for EXT4 file-systems.
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.
A few days ago the X.Org video and input driver ABI versions were bumped again following some breaks in the interface.
With this week's release of libinput 1.4, Peter Hutterer has announced "libinput is done", at least in terms of its original goal.s
While there's been no new communication about X.Org Server 1.19, the X.Org Server 1.18.4 release is now available.
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.
The first release candidate of the long-in-development OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 is now available for testing.
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.
Virtual Programming has been working on porting Overlord I and Overlord II to Linux and Mac. They have just released another teaser video, perhaps indicating the ports are almost ready to ship.
Iago Toral Quiroga of Igalia has published a set of 95 patches that make the i965 Mesa DRI driver in a state for exposing OpenGL 4.0 for Haswell hardware by wiring in the ARB_gpu_shader_fp64 extension.