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Debian 10.1 Expected For Release In One Month

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 18:58
Debian 10.1 along with Debian 9.10 are expected to be released on 7 September...

LLVM 8.0.1 Released With Bug Fixes

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 18:50
LLVM stable point release manager Tom Stellard has released LLVM 8.0.1 as the first minor update to this spring's LLVM 8.0 code-base...

Linux 5.3-rc3 Comes In As A Calm Release

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 17:45
Linus Torvalds released Linux 5.3-rc3 on Sunday night and it was to his surprise that it was even smaller than the previous week's release candidate...

Intel's IWD 0.19 Linux Wireless Daemon Picks Up New Features

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 06:53
IWD is the multi-year effort by Intel's open-source group to create a new Linux wireless daemon that could potentially replace WPA-Supplicant. IWD 0.19 is the new release available that arrived at the end of the weekend and carrying new features...

Mesa 19.1.4: Intel Vulkan Fixes For Older Generations, Max Payne 3 Issue Fixed For RADV

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 02:05
If all goes well Mesa 19.1.4 will be released on Tuesday as the newest stable point release to this collection of OpenGL/Vulkan drivers for Linux systems. Mesa 19.1.4 is bringing around four dozen patches that accumulated over the later half of July and it's particularly heavy on Intel ANV and Radeon RADV Vulkan driver fixes...

Debian's DebConf 19 Slides & Video Presentations

Sun, 08/04/2019 - 21:02
Debian's annual developer conference, DebConf, wrapped up last week in Curitiba, Brasil. The slide decks and video recordings for many of those presentations are now available...

GCC 10's LTO Will Make Use Of Available CPU Cores By Default

Sun, 08/04/2019 - 20:26
Currently when passing "-flto" for enabling Link-Time Optimizations with the GCC compiler, it defaults to using a single core/thread for carrying out the optimizations and code generation. There has been support for specifying a number of threads to use for carrying out this link-time work in parallel while finally in GCC 10 that is being enabled by default...

Monado Open-Source OpenXR Implementation Seeing Driver Work On PSVR, OSVR, Razer Hydra

Sun, 08/04/2019 - 19:22
Monado as an open-source implementation of the Khronos OpenXR standard for AR/VR devices continues taking form though isn't quite ready yet for end-users...

Intel's Iris Gallium3D Driver Now Has Better OpenGL Compatibility Profile Support

Sun, 08/04/2019 - 19:14
Intel's modern "Iris" Gallium3D driver has exposed GLSL 4.60 compatibility (the shading language requirements for OpenGL 4.6) but when creating an OpenGL compatibility context it's been at 1.40 for the old OpenGL 3.1 requirements. Fortunately, the compatibility mode now too exposes 4.60 support...

KDE System Settings Now Shows Basic Hardware/Software Details, Wayland Improvements

Sun, 08/04/2019 - 18:54
There is one month to go until KDE's annual Akademy developer conference in Milan while open-source contributors to this desktop environment remain hard at work over the summer on making various improvements...

Godot Making Progress On Vulkan Support, Threaded Shader Compilation

Sun, 08/04/2019 - 08:00
Shared one month ago was the initial work done on implementing a Vulkan renderer for Godot, the increasingly-used open-source cross-platform game engine. That Godot Vulkan support continues maturing along with other features that will form the basis of Godot 4.0...

Wine On 64-bit NetBSD Is Now In Much Better Shape Thanks To GSoC

Sun, 08/04/2019 - 07:46
One of the many interesting Google Summer of Code (GSoC) projects this year has been to improve the Wine support on NetBSD. Thanks to student developer Naveen Narayanan, that is becoming a reality...

AMD Radeon GCN Offloading Support For OpenMP/OpenACC On The Way For GCC 10

Sun, 08/04/2019 - 02:47
Merged for the GCC 9 compiler release that launched earlier this year was the preliminary AMD Radeon "GCN" GPU compiler back-end. In that initial release it wasn't particularly useful as the GPU offloading bits for the popular programming APIs/models wasn't supported so for now could just run some basic single-threaded programs. But now those interesting GPU offloading bits are pending for GCC 10...

Radeon Vulkan Driver Now Supports Wave32 Support For More Shaders

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 21:08
Earlier this week the Mesa Radeon Vulkan driver "RADV" added support for Wave32 with compute shaders on the new Navi graphics processors. That RADV Wave32 support has now been extended for more shader types...

Qt Creator 4.10 RC Available With Support For Pinning Files, UI Improvements

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 20:58
The Qt Company on Friday issued the release candidate for the upcoming Qt Creator 4.10 integrated development environment...

Wine Staging 4.13 Brings Fixes For Epic Games Launcher, Cmd.exe File Association

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 19:54
Hot on the heels of the upstream Wine 4.13 release following a long summer retreat, Wine-Staging 4.13 is now available with the latest testing/experimental patches re-based atop the newest Wine code...

Intel OpenCL Runtime 19.30.13641 Adds Elkhart Lake Support, Other Changes

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 19:30
Intel's NEO OpenCL run-time stack has been living by the "release early, release often" mantra with continuing to see frequent new updates for this OpenCL stack...

The Smaller DRM Drivers Begin Seeing Their Improvements Queued For Linux 5.4

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 19:20
In addition to the Intel DRM driver landing lots of feature code into DRM-Next for the Linux 5.4 kernel cycle coming up in September, the DRM-Misc-Next crew for collecting core infrastructure changes and work to the smaller Direct Rendering Manager drivers has also been seeing new 5.4 work...

Wine 4.13 Released Following Nearly Month Long Summer Holiday

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 04:36
Wine 4.12 was released back on 5 July while finally today has been succeeded by Wine 4.13, which is normally seeing updates on a two-week release cycle...

Broadcom's VC4/V3D Driver Developer Parts Ways To Join Google

Sat, 08/03/2019 - 01:28
Eric Anholt who has near single-handedly been developing the V3D driver stack (formerly known as "VC5") for use by the Raspberry Pi 4 and other newer Broadcom boards as well as maintaining the mature VC4 driver stack he developed for previous Raspberry Pi boards has left Broadcom. But Broadcom's loss is to Google's open-source gain...

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