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Intel Mesa Driver Picks Up Support For OpenGL Memory Barriers

Friday 6th of February 2015 06:02:52 PM
A set of fourteen patches were published today for the Intel Mesa DRI driver for implementing glMemoryBarrier() as needed by OpenGL 4.2 and newer...

GNU C Library 2.21 Released With Bug & Security Fixes

Friday 6th of February 2015 05:50:47 PM
Version 2.21 of the GNU C Library is now available. Glibc 2.21 fixes a lot of issues while also adding some new functionality...

The BQ Ubuntu Phone Will Be Stocked With Binary Blobs

Friday 6th of February 2015 05:34:27 PM
The BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition smartphone announced today that will begin selling next week via "flash sales" is certainly interesting from the software side with being the first official Ubuntu Phone, but from a hardware side, it's less than exciting...

Feral Interactive Is Looking To Do More Linux Games

Friday 6th of February 2015 04:37:06 PM
Feral Interactive, a game publisher and developer that historically focused on bringing AAA games to Mac OS X, is now looking to do more Linux game ports...

The First Ubuntu Phone Officially Launches

Friday 6th of February 2015 04:01:55 PM
The BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition smartphone has been announced and will begin shipping in the days ahead...

CrunchBang Is The Latest Linux Distribution Calling It Quits

Friday 6th of February 2015 01:45:07 PM
Philip Newborough, the lead developer behind the CrunchBang Linux distribution, has tossed in the towel...

Libinput Updated With Device Groups

Friday 6th of February 2015 08:03:39 AM
Libinput continues advancing greatly primarily for Wayland and X11 systems as shown by the latest libinput 0.10 release while more surely is on the way...

The One Hardware Company Hammering Linux The Most

Friday 6th of February 2015 07:27:13 AM
There's one company hammering for more Linux hardware test data even more than myself.....

Coreboot Ports Over XGI Framebuffer Support From Linux Kernel

Friday 6th of February 2015 03:05:43 AM
The Coreboot project has now ported over the XGI Z9s frame-buffer support from the Linux kernel...

A Bunch Of Mir Improvemends Land In GTK+

Thursday 5th of February 2015 11:24:25 PM
While Unity 8 is written in Qt5, GTK+ is still very important to Ubuntu even with their ongoing transition from running the desktop on an X.Org Server to instead using their own Mir display server technology within the next year on the desktop. Landing today in GTK+ Git ahead of GNOME 3.16 is a number of Mir back-end improvements...

Git 2.3 Brings A Lot Of Small Fixes, Tweaks

Thursday 5th of February 2015 11:10:18 PM
Version 2.3.0 of the Git distributed version control system is now available...

Intel386 psABI Version 1.0 Released

Thursday 5th of February 2015 07:09:59 PM
As the first update to supplement the System V ABI in nearly two decades, version 1.0 of the Intel386 psABI was announced today...

A First Look At The Intel Broadwell NUC Kit

Thursday 5th of February 2015 04:50:00 PM
With wrapping up my Core i7 5600U Broadwell Linux tests using the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon in the next few days, fortunately the Intel BOXNUC5I3RYH just arrived as the first available NUC Kit shipping with a Broadwell processor. The NUC5i3RYH features a Broadwell Core i3 processor, HD Graphics 5500, and support for a M.2 SSD card and 2.5-inch HDD/SSD.

Wireshark 1.99.2 Works On Its Qt Interface

Thursday 5th of February 2015 03:29:06 PM
Wireshark 2.0 has stepped closer to being released with the new Wireshark 1.99.2 development release. This new Wireshark release continues work on porting its UI to Qt...

Wine Developers Are Still Working On Direct3D 10/11 Support

Thursday 5th of February 2015 02:45:57 PM
Besides covering the shortcomings of Gallium3D's Direct3D 9 implementation for Wine, Stefan Dösinger of CodeWeavers also provided a look at the overall state of Wine's Direct3D/graphics support while he was in Brussels at FOSDEM...

Replicant As A Truly Free, Blob-Less Android OS Is Still Facing A Huge Uphill Battle

Thursday 5th of February 2015 02:15:32 PM
While Replicant OS is promoted by the FSF as a binary-free Android distribution and a truly open alternative to Apple products, the state of Replicant OS in terms of end-user readiness or being as a viable alternative to iOS and Android leaves much to be desired...

GNU Guix Continues Advancing As A Package Manager & Linux DIstribution

Thursday 5th of February 2015 01:20:28 PM
GNU Guix continues to be one of the most interesting new package management initiatives going on in the past few years. Guix also continues evolving into its own Linux distribution filled with GNU software...

It's Easy To Switch Between Upstart & Systemd Right Now On Ubuntu 15.04

Thursday 5th of February 2015 05:54:58 AM
While Ubuntu 15.04 is working towards migrating over to using systemd by default, it's still using Upstart at present. However, both Upstart and systemd are installed by default with current Ubuntu 15.04 builds...

Phoronix Test Suite 5.6 M2 Adds New Phoromatic Functionality

Thursday 5th of February 2015 01:31:12 AM
The second development release for Phoronix Test Suite 5.6 is now available. This release continues to focus on improving the quality and feature-set provided for the open-source Phoromatic Server component...

GNOME's OPW Women Program Becomes Outreachy

Wednesday 4th of February 2015 09:28:28 PM
The Outreach Program for Women (OPW) by GNOME has now been renamed to Outreachy...

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