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The State of GIMP & Its Future

Saturday 30th of July 2016 12:07:48 PM
GIMP core developer Jehan Pagès has written a blog post about the recent work done on GIMP 2.9.4 as well as a look at its future...

SteamOS Brewmaster 2.87 Released With NVIDIA Pascal Support

Saturday 30th of July 2016 02:18:10 AM
Valve released SteamOS 2.87 this week as the latest "Brewmaster" release of their Debian 8 based Linux gaming distribution...

More Last Minute AMDGPU/Radeon Changes For Linux 4.8

Friday 29th of July 2016 08:36:06 PM
There already have been the main pull requests for the AMDGPU/Radeon DRM drivers for DRM-Next that in turn will land in Linux 4.8 next week. However, today there's been a last-minute update of more open-source AMD driver changes for this next kernel release...

Overlord II Now Available For Linux Gamers

Friday 29th of July 2016 03:26:36 PM
One week after Overlord was released for Linux (anc macOS), Virtual Programming has released Overlord II for Linux...

Sailfish OS 2.0.2 In Early Access With Variety Of Improvements

Friday 29th of July 2016 02:46:02 PM
Jolla announced today that their Sailfish OS 2.0.2 "Aurajoki" mobile operating system release is available as early access...

DRM Text Mode Proposed As Alternative To FBDEV/FBCON

Friday 29th of July 2016 12:56:49 PM
There's long been talk on killing FBDEV and getting rid of CONFIG_VT with a modern replacement making more use of DRM/KMS drivers, but so far none of those efforts have fully panned out. The latest proposal is a "DRM text mode" as an alternative to FBDEV/FBCON...

Some of The Other Pull Requests Arriving For Linux 4.8 This Week

Friday 29th of July 2016 12:45:45 PM
I've already written more than a dozen various bits of information about the Linux 4.8 kernel this week covering the big pull requests / subsystem updates. Here's a collection of some of the other PRs that have arrived this week...

Git-Series Helps You Track Changes To Patches Over Time

Friday 29th of July 2016 12:31:32 PM
Kernel developer Josh Triplett has announced the work he's been doing recently on developing git-series, a way to track changes to a patch series over time...

Igalia's Work On The Intel Mesa Driver The Past Year

Friday 29th of July 2016 12:06:05 PM
Consulting firm Igalia who was contracted by Intel to help work on their open-source Mesa driver has written a blog post about some of the progress they've made the past year...

The OpenGL / Vulkan Slides From Khronos @ SIGGRAPH 2016

Thursday 28th of July 2016 11:40:18 PM
Yesterday were The Khronos Group sessions at SIGGRAPH 2016. I already covered the OpenCL session while now here are my notes from the OpenGL/Vulkan BoF along with the presentation material...

Possible Items On The OpenCL Roadmap: Improved Vulkan Interop, Arbitrary Precision

Thursday 28th of July 2016 07:58:10 PM
There was an OpenCL BoF during the Khronos Group day at SIGGRAPH 2016. At this session yesterday they did comment on OpenCL roadmap discussions taking place...

More AMD Iceland PowerPlay Patches Appear

Thursday 28th of July 2016 03:09:18 PM
Huang Rui of AMD today published another 15 patches surrounding Iceland PowerPlay support...

pfSense/m0n0wall-Forked OPNsense 16.7 Released

Thursday 28th of July 2016 01:37:27 PM
The latest major release is out of OPNsense, a BSD open-source firewall OS project derived from pfSense and m0n0wall...

Unity 5.4 Arrives With Better Multi-Threaded Rendering, Other Rendering Improvements

Thursday 28th of July 2016 01:07:49 PM
Unity 5.4 was released this morning as the latest version of this popular cross-platform game engine...

Pithos 1.2 Improves The Open-Source/Linux Pandora Desktop Experience

Thursday 28th of July 2016 12:26:22 PM
Chances are if you've ever dealt with Pandora music streaming from the Linux desktop you've encountered Pithos as the main open-source solution that works out quite well. Released today was Pithos 1.2 and it ships with numerous enhancements for this GPLv3-licensed Pandora desktop client...

Tresorit For Linux Released To Provide End-To-End Encrypted File Sharing

Thursday 28th of July 2016 12:14:59 PM
Tresorit is an end-to-end encrypted file sharing service aimed at sharing files among team members. Tresorit has supported Windows, OS X, iOS, Android, and even Blackberry and Windows Phone while now they are finally supporting the Linux desktop...

Ubuntu 16.10 "Yakkety Yak" Alpha 2 Released

Thursday 28th of July 2016 12:04:56 PM
Today marks the second alpha release for Ubuntu 16.10 "Yakkety Yak" flavors participating in these early development releases...

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Games for GNU/Linux

  • Achieve Global Domination in Agenda, Coming to PC, Mac, Linux on September 21
    Agenda, a strategy simulation from Exordium Games where players control an evil organization seeking world domination, will come to Windows, Mac, and Linux on Sept. 21st, 2016. Players will direct covert operations to increase their control over countries' economies, political parties, militaries, science institutions and media outlets. Operations will entail everything from low key kickbacks to military leaders to the brazen assassination of political rivals.
  • Vendetta Online 1.8.385 MMORPG Drastically Improves Chat and Effect Delays
    Guild Software announced the release of a new maintenance update for their popular and cross-platform Vendetta Online MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) 3D space combat title. According to the release notes, Vendetta Online 1.8.385 is an important milestone, and it's here to drastically improve the chat and effect delays reported by users during larger capship battles by implementing a new dynamic server packet-queuing and priority change system, which was tested internally with 200 close-proximity capships per battle.
  • Looks like Subnautica from the Natural Selection 2 developers won't get Linux support
    This is quite sad, it seems we have been left wondering for a while (years) about Subnautica, but a developer has now confirmed a Linux version is not being worked on.

Leftovers: Software

  • GNOME Music 3.22 to Offer Better Sorting of Songs in Albums and Artists Views
    GNOME Music 3.22 is on its way, as well as the GNOME 3.22 desktop environment, due for release next month on September 21, and it looks like we're now able to get an early taste of what's coming in GNOME's default music playback app. GNOME Music 3.22 Beta has been released, distributed as part of the first Beta development milestone of the upcoming GNOME 3.22 desktop environment, and it promises to offer better sorting of tracks in the Artists and Albums views, a "new playlist" entry to the Playlist dialog, and new keyboard shortcuts.
  • bitmath-1.3.1 released
    bitmath is a Python module I wrote which simplifies many facets of interacting with file sizes in various units as python objects. A few weeks ago version 1.3.1 was released with a few small updates.
  • NetworkManager 1.4 Released
  • NetworkManager 1.4: with better privacy and easier to use
    After we released version 1.0 of NetworkManager, it took us sixteen months to reach the 1.2 milestone. This means that it took over a year for some newly added features to reach the user base. Now we are releasing the next major release after just four months.