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RenderDoc 1.7 Released With Vulkan Improvements, Better D3D12 Capture Performance

10. Březen 2020 - 17:53
RenderDoc 1.7 is out today for this cross-platform graphics debugging/profiling tool that supports Vulkan, Direct3D, and OpenGL graphics APIs across all major platforms...

Git 2.26-rc1 Released With More Improvements For This Distributed Version Control System

10. Březen 2020 - 16:32
Git 2.26-rc1 is out this morning as the newest test version of this distributed version control system...

Firefox 74 Begins Rolling Out With DNS-Over-HTTPS, Disabling TLS 1.0/1.1

10. Březen 2020 - 12:07
While we are very excited for Firefox 75 with Wayland and video acceleration improvements along with maturing Flatpak support, out today is Firefox 74.0 as the newest version of Mozilla's web browser...

Sculpt OS 20.02 Released - Built Off Genode, Now Includes File Manager + Editor

10. Březen 2020 - 11:48
Sculpt OS is the general purpose operating system built off the Genode operating system framework. Out now is their version 20.02 update that tries to make the OS more approachable...

VideoLAN's dav1d 0.6 Released With More AVX2 + AVX-512 Optimizations

10. Březen 2020 - 11:34
Dav1d 0.6 is now available as a big update to this open-source AV1 video decoder developed by the VideoLAN crew...

LibreOffice 7.0's Qt5 Support To Offer HiDPI Scaling

10. Březen 2020 - 7:05
The LibreOffice open-source office suite's Qt5 tool-kit integration so far has lacked HiDPI scaling support for dealing with modern high pixel density displays. But adding to the excitement for the LibreOffice 7.0 release later this year is now the Qt5 HiDPI scaling capability...

AMD Is Hiring Another Lead Linux Kernel Developer To Work On Their Graphics Driver

10. Březen 2020 - 5:02
Should you be experienced in upstream Linux kernel development, AMD is hiring a lead Linux kernel developer...

Mesa 19.3.5 Released To End Out The Series, Time To Move To Mesa 20.0

10. Březen 2020 - 0:32
Mesa 19.3.5 was released today for ending out the Mesa 19.3 series as the Q4'2019 OpenGL/Vulkan driver release stream...

Mozilla Making Progress With Offering Firefox As A Flatpak On Linux

9. Březen 2020 - 19:31
Mozilla engineers have been making good progress on being able to ship a Flatpak'ed Firefox web browser for better security/sandboxing and easier distribution on Linux systems...

Basemark GPU 1.2 Brings Linux Support - Wins For NVIDIA, Woes For Mesa

9. Březen 2020 - 17:00
Last week Basemark launched their Basemark GPU 1.2 benchmark that now includes Linux support alongside all other major supported desktop and mobile operating systems. We've been testing out this Linux version with OpenGL and Vulkan support on both AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce hardware.

New High Quality GPU Compression Codec Going Open-Source In The Coming Days

9. Březen 2020 - 14:50
Compression experts Rich Geldreich and Stephanie Hurlburt with their Binomial consulting firm are about to release a high-quality open-source compression codec for GPUs...

Intel's Compute Runtime Adds oneAPI Level Zero Support

9. Březen 2020 - 12:52
Intel's open-source Compute Runtime for OpenCL and now oneAPI support on Linux has added oneAPI Level Zero support...

Fujitsu A64FX Support Added To The LLVM Clang 11 Compiler

9. Březen 2020 - 12:14
Fujitsu has contributed support for their high-performance A64FX ARMv8-based CPU cores to the LLVM Clang compiler...

Memcached 1.6 Released With Enhanced Performance For This Memory Caching System

9. Březen 2020 - 11:52
Memcached 1.6 was released on Sunday as a big update for this popular open-source distributed memory caching system...

LLVM Clang 10 Can Build Over 95% Of The Debian Package Archive

9. Březen 2020 - 11:44
While the Debian archive continues to be built with the GCC compiler by default and will likely remain that way for the foreseeable future, Debian developers do continue experimenting with building the Debian archive under LLVM's Clang...

Linux 5.6-rc5 Kernel Released

9. Březen 2020 - 2:23
Linus Torvalds has unveiled the fifth weekly release candidate to the forthcoming Linux 5.6 kernel...

The New Compiler Features Of LLVM 10.0 / Clang 10.0

8. Březen 2020 - 15:26
After running behind schedule from the planned release last month and an extra release candidate being warranted, LLVM 10.0 should be releasing this coming weeks along with its sub-projects -- most notably, the Clang 10.0 C/C++ compiler. Here is a look at the big ticket items of LLVM/Clang 10.0...

AMD Radeon "SISCHED" Support Has Been Retired

8. Březen 2020 - 13:26
Not many AMD Radeon Linux gamers have been using the "sisched" SI machine instruction scheduler in recent times. This non-default scheduler hasn't been well maintained. Additionally, when on the RADV Vulkan driver, using the Valve-backed compiler back-end has been far superior. As such, SISCHED has now been gutted out of Mesa...

MetaInfo Creator - Easily Creating AppStream Metadata For Software

8. Březen 2020 - 13:08
While the cross-distribution AppStream specification standardizes the software component metadata for use by Linux software centers/stores, it turns out many open-source developers aren't interested in or time limited by learning the spec and maintaining the metadata. As such, Matthias Klumpp has now developed the MetaInfo Creator for easily creating this important cross-distro metadata for packages...

KDE Developers Fixed Many Bugs This Week

8. Březen 2020 - 12:51
Not only have GNOME developers been fixing many bugs this week ahead of the 3.36 stable desktop release next week, but coincidentally KDE developers were also going heavy on the bug fixes this week...