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GNU Linux-Libre 4.10: GPU Drivers Remain The Most Frequent Offenders

The GNU Linux-libre 4.10 kernel was released last weekend just after the official Linux 4.10 kernel release while I hadn't noticed the de-blobbed kernel release until today. The Linux-libre folks continue to criticize the open-source GPU DRM drivers as being offenders for using binary blob firmware/microcode.

26 February 2017 - GNU Linux-Libre 4.10 - 20 Comments
GNU's ddrescue For Disk Recovery Updated With New Options

GNU ddrescue continues work on being a capable data recovery tool for copying data from a file or block device to another, doing more than just the dd command. GNU ddrescue 1.22 was released over the weekend as the newest version of this tool.

6 February 2017 - ddrescue 1.22 - 1 Comment
GIMP's Progress In 2016, What's Ahead For 2017

GIMP contributor Alexandre Prokoudine published a lengthy blog post today looking back at what were the accomplishments for this open-source image manipulation program in 2016 and some of what's ahead for the program this year.

15 January 2017 - GIMP - 35 Comments
There's A New Port Of RISC-V For GCC

For those following the progress of the RISC-V open-source and royalty-free processor ISA, a new port of the GNU Compiler Collection for this architecture is now available.

14 January 2017 - GCC RISC-V - 1 Comment
GNU Guix/GuixSD 0.12 Released

A new version of the GNU Guix package manager and Guix System Distribution (GuixSD) is now available, version 0.12 is this new GNU release just in time for the holidays.

22 December 2016 - Guix - Add A Comment
More Offloading Code Hits GCC Mainline For Both HSA & NVPTX

For those following GCC's offloading capabilities to devices like GPUs, more work continued being mainline this week. We are onto stage 3 development of GCC 7 but items that were still being reviewed at that time are still being allowed to land. It looks like in 2017 we may finally see more GCC support come to reality when it comes to AMD HSA support and OpenMP / OpenACC offloading to NVIDIA GPUs.

25 November 2016 - GCC Offloading - 1 Comment

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