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GNOME 3.13.4 Continues Working On Wayland & More

Friday 25th of July 2014 05:01:06 PM
Javier Jardón announced the GNOME 3.13.4 release this morning in time for some weekend testing of this GNOME 3.14 development version...

Wine 1.7.23 Has Initial Support For 64-bit Android Builds

Friday 25th of July 2014 04:56:00 PM
The latest bi-weekly development release of Wine has some semi-interesting features in store for those habitually updating their Wine installs for running Windows programs on Linux...

Nouveau vs. Radeon vs. Intel Tests On Linux 3.16, Mesa 10.3-devel

Friday 25th of July 2014 03:00:00 PM
As the second part of our Linux graphics testing this week after a Radeon R600/RadeonSI performance update with the Linux 3.16 kernel and Mesa 10.3-devel are some comparative numbers that include Intel's Haswell HD Graphics and various NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards on the Nouveau driver.

FreeBSD Developing A New Automounter, Other Features

Friday 25th of July 2014 01:45:10 PM
The FreeBSD project has issued their latest quarterly status report that covers activities for the open-source operating system made between April and June of 2014...

Guix 0.7 Can Now Install The GNU Operating System

Friday 25th of July 2014 01:25:48 PM
The Guix package manager that's designed to be a purely-functional package manager for GNU with an emphasis on being dependable, hackable, and liberating is out with its latest release...

X.Org Foundation Still Works Towards Becoming An SPI Project

Friday 25th of July 2014 01:11:20 PM
For the better part of a year, the X.Org Foundation has been evaluating a possible merger with SPI. That work is still ongoing and could be put up for a vote in the weeks ahead...

Open-Source AMD Hawaii Support Should Now Be Working!

Friday 25th of July 2014 04:20:04 AM
After renewed pressure on open-source AMD 3D support not working, it seems they've finally managed to get the Radeon R9 290 series graphics cards working on the open-source Linux driver between some updated GPU microcode and kernel driver changes...

KDE Developers Continue Working Toward Wayland Support

Friday 25th of July 2014 04:04:46 AM
KDE's Sebastian Kügler has provided an update regarding KDE Frameworks 5 and Plasma 5 support for Wayland as an alternative to running on an X11/X.Org Server...

Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Released

Friday 25th of July 2014 03:01:35 AM
The first stable point release update to the Long Term Support Ubuntu 14.04 is now available...

Linux Developers Jump Quickly On ACPI 5.1, Helps Out ARM

Thursday 24th of July 2014 01:48:45 PM
Fresh off the release of ACPI 5.1 by the UEFI Forum, Linux developers are updating their support against this latest revision to the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface. In particular, ACPI 5.1 is supposed to help out ARM...

Pkg 1.3.0 Released To Improve Package Management On FreeBSD

Thursday 24th of July 2014 01:28:56 PM
After more than a half-year in development and working on tens of thousands of lines of code, Pkg 1.3.0 has been released by FreeBSD developers... Officially Starts Rolling Out Linux Games

Thursday 24th of July 2014 01:03:18 PM has officially started rolling out their Linux support and the first batch of Linux-compatible, DRM-free games are available today...

Fedora 21 Has Been Delayed By Three Weeks

Thursday 24th of July 2014 04:50:18 AM
Due to many of the Fedora 21 changes/features not being ready in time, the release schedule has been pushed back by three weeks...

Mono Begins To Focus On Performance, Assembles A Team

Thursday 24th of July 2014 04:41:39 AM
Miguel de Icaza shared that they're assembling a "Mono Performance Team" at Xamarin for accelerating the performance of Mono...

IPv6 Improvements Hit NetworkManager

Thursday 24th of July 2014 04:24:12 AM
While NetworkManager has already supported the IPv6 protocol for some months now, several IPv6-related improvements were pushed to its code-base on Wednesday...

Oracle Linux 7 Released Today As Its RHEL7 Clone

Thursday 24th of July 2014 02:43:10 AM
In case you didn't hear already, Oracle announced the release of Oracle Linux 7 as the latest version of its Linux OS cloned from the open-source Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 code-base...

AMD R600g/RadeonSI Performance On Linux 3.16 With Mesa 10.3-devel

Wednesday 23rd of July 2014 07:00:00 PM
As the first part of an upcoming series of tests benchmarking the latest open-source and closed-source Linux graphics drivers for AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce hardware, here's some benchmark results for several recent Radeon GPUs when tested on the current Git version of the Linux 3.16 kernel and a recent Mesa 10.3-devel snapshot.

Unigine Develops City Traffic System, A Driving Simulator

Wednesday 23rd of July 2014 05:40:00 PM
While the Unigine Engine sadly hasn't fully rode the Linux gaming wave with there still being very few games powered by this visually stunning engine that has supported Linux for many years, they are at least finding commercial success in other areas -- namely around simulation and industrial licenses. One of the company's recent endeavors is with a driving simulator...

Intel 3.0 X.Org Driver Still Baking, New Development Release

Wednesday 23rd of July 2014 03:59:35 PM
Chris Wilson announced the release this morning of the xf86-video-intel 2.99.913 driver as the latest development version in the nearly year-long process of releasing xf86-video-intel 3.0...

Eric Anholt Makes Progress With Broadcom VC4 Graphics Driver

Wednesday 23rd of July 2014 02:56:53 PM
One month ago Linux developer Eric Anholt left Intel to work at Broadcom. Eric, a long-time contributor to the open-source Linux graphics stack, is now tasked at Broadcom with developing a DRM driver and Mesa/Gallium3D driver for Broadcom's "VC4" graphics hardware, which is found within the Raspberry Pi...