This Week: Unigine Heaven, Drivers, Releases
Our news coverage this week at Phoronix started out by reporting on the X Server 1.7.1 RC2 release, which ended up going gold on Friday after a few days of testing. This X.Org work was followed by the first X Server 1.8 snapshot, and an October 2010 release target for X.Org 7.6.
Outside of the X.Org world, this week also marked the releases of Fedora 12 Beta, GNOME 2.28.1, Alien Arena 7.32, the Ubuntu 9.10 release candidate, NVIDIA's 190.42 Linux driver, Catalyst 9.10 for Linux, Wine 1.1.32, LLVM 2.6, Gentoo 10.1, and then just minutes ago was GRUB 1.97.
Other news articles on Phoronix this week included the first Fedora 13 features being exposed, Universal Binaries for Linux with FatELF, NVIDIA pushing a VDPAU patch for DRI2, work towards Clutter 1.2, Unigine Corp releasing the Unigine Heaven tech demo that will come to Linux in a month or two, and S3 Graphics working on its binary Linux driver.
Our featured articles this week included a NVIDIA GeForce GT 220 review, NVIDIA's Andy Ritger talking openly with us about their Linux support, how-to autonomously find performance regressions in the Linux kernel (or any other Git project, using a new Phoronix Test Suite feature), and a look at the Ubuntu 9.10 netbook performance.
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Coming up at Phoronix this week is a look at the ATI R600/700 3D support in Fedora 12, Ubuntu 8.04/8.10/9.04/9.10 benchmarks with an older ThinkPad notebook, CentOS 5.4 vs. OpenSuSE 11.2 vs. Ubuntu 9.10 workstation benchmarks, and major news on Phoronix Test Suite 2.2 "Bardu".
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