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Andy Wingo 24/02/2017

encyclopedia snabb and the case of the foreign drivers

Peoples of the blogosphere, welcome back to the solipsism! Happy 2017 and all that. Today's missive is about Snabb (formerly Snabb Switch), a high-speed networking project we've been working on at work for some years now.What's Snabb all...

Asumu Takikawa 21/02/2017

Optimizing Snabbwall

In my previous blog post, I wrote about the work I’ve been doing on Snabbwall, sponsored by the NLNet Foundation. The next milestone in the project was to write some user documentation (this is now done) and to do some benchmarking. After some...

Michael Catanzaro 20/02/2017

On Problems with Vala

If you’re going to be writing a new application based on GNOME technologies and targeting the GNOME ecosystem, then you should seriously consider writing it in the Vala programming language. That’s a pretty controversial statement! Emmanuele...

Igalia 14/02/2017

Mesa 17.0 released with Intel OpenGL 4.5 conformance

Intel open source graphics drivers are now OpenGL 4.5 certified

Carlos García Campos 10/02/2017

Accelerated compositing in WebKitGTK+ 2.14.4

WebKitGTK+ 2.14 release was very exciting for us, it finally introduced the threaded compositor to drastically improve the accelerated compositing performance. However, the threaded compositor imposed the accelerated compositing to be always enabled, even...

Alberto García 08/02/2017

QEMU and the qcow2 metadata checks

When choosing a disk image format for your virtual machine one of the factors to take into considerations is its I/O performance. In this post I’ll talk a bit about the internals of qcow2 and about one of the aspects that can affect its performance...

Michael Catanzaro 08/02/2017

An Update on WebKit Security Updates

One year ago, I wrote a blog post about WebKit security updates that attracted a fair amount of attention at the time. For a full understanding of the situation, you really have to read the whole thing, but the most important point was that, while...

Michael Catanzaro 08/02/2017

On Epiphany Security Updates and Stable Branches

One of the advantages of maintaining a web browser based on WebKit, like Epiphany, is that the vast majority of complexity is contained within WebKit. Epiphany itself doesn’t have any code for HTML parsing or rendering, multimedia playback, or...

Igalia 07/02/2017

Meet us at ISE 2017 (Amsterdam, Feb 7-10, 2017)

Xavier Castaño will be at the venue to meet you