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GNOME's GUPnP Released After A Decade Of Development

Monday 19th of September 2016 06:50:57 PM
Version 1.0 of GNOME's GUPnP has been released after about a decade in development along with the associated GSSDP project...

Unigine 2.3.1 Now Supports GPGPU Computing Via Compute Shaders, Renderer Improvements

Monday 19th of September 2016 05:42:56 PM
Unigine Engine developers have announced the latest version of their advanced multi-platform game engine and virtual reality system...

X.Org Server 1.19 Release Candidate 1

Monday 19th of September 2016 05:05:25 PM
The first release candidate of the X.Org Server 1.19 is now available along with some last-minute API/ABI breaks...

MSI X99A Workstation Motherboard Runs Nicely On Linux

Monday 19th of September 2016 04:18:25 PM
The past few weeks I've been testing out the MSI X99A Workstation motherboard courtesy of MSI Computer and it's been working out very well across a spectrum of open-source Linux (as well as BSD) use-cases for those in need of a LGA-2011 v3 motherboard.

Wine-Staging 1.9.19 Released

Monday 19th of September 2016 03:11:26 PM
Wine-Staging 1.9.19 was released this weekend as the latest experimental patch-set atop of the newest bi-weekly Wine release...

Raspbian Likely To Use Firmware-Based KMS For Raspberry Pi As Temporary Measure

Monday 19th of September 2016 02:07:51 PM
Eric Anholt has been working at Broadcom for more than two years to develop the "VC4" open-source Linux graphics driver stack consisting of the DRM/KMS kernel driver and VC4 Gallium3D driver in user-space. While there's been 2+ years of work and tons of progress made, it's still not feature-complete compared to the older proprietary driver and as an interim solution Eric has hacked up a firmware-based KMS path...

Ada Gets Promoted To Being A First-Class Language In Coreboot

Monday 19th of September 2016 01:47:02 PM
Coreboot has mainlined a months-old patch to make the Ada programming language "a first class citizen" in this low-level open-source project...

LLVM Still Pursuing Apache 2.0 License + GPLv2 Compatibility

Monday 19th of September 2016 01:11:44 PM
It's been a while since last talking about the discussions among LLVM developers about re-licensing the project. The re-licensing is moving forward and they are settling on the Apache 2.0 license plus explicitly stating compatibility with GPLv2...

Qt's Comprehensive Display/Graphics Options

Monday 19th of September 2016 12:12:41 PM
Qt developer Laszlo Agocs has written a thorough walkthrough for the official Qt blog about the different Qt graphics options with multiple displays on embedded Linux...

Ubuntu OTA-13 Released With Copy/Paste Support For Legacy Apps

Monday 19th of September 2016 11:00:00 AM
Ubuntu OTA-13 has been released this Monday morning for Ubuntu phone/tablet users...

More Intel DRM Changes For Linux 4.9, Including DMA-BUF Implicit Fencing

Monday 19th of September 2016 10:53:38 AM
For Linux 4.9 we already saw some Intel DRM changes in early August, a second batch of feature changes in late August for DRM-Next, and out this morning is another batch of i915 DRM driver changes being queued for the upcoming Linux 4.9 kernel merge window...

A Detailed Look At The Evdev Protocol

Monday 19th of September 2016 10:44:27 AM
Linux input developer Peter Hutterer of Red Hat has provided a look at the evdev protocol for those wondering about its design...

Linux 4.8-rc7 Kernel Released: Final In 1~2 Weeks

Monday 19th of September 2016 12:55:09 AM
Linus Torvalds announced the release of Linux 4.8-rc7 a few minutes ago and it's looking like this release cycle will likely drag on with a 4.8-rc8 release being likely next week...

Git Developers Want Your Feedback (2016 Git Survey)

Sunday 18th of September 2016 10:12:25 PM
The Git development community has launched a survey seeking feedback from users of this leading, open-source revision control system...

FreeBSD 11.0 RC3 Released, OS Still Trying To Get Out This Month

Sunday 18th of September 2016 01:00:00 PM
The third release candidate to FreeBSD 11.0 is now available with this release cycle running now a few weeks behind schedule...

As Prelude To Merging Gallium3D Driver, Etnaviv Libdrm Support Lands

Sunday 18th of September 2016 12:45:48 PM
The libdrm support was merged this weekend for Etnaviv, the open-source, reverse-engineered support around Vivante graphics cores. With the libdrm support in mainline, merging the Gallium3D driver into Mesa shouldn't be far behind...

Kodi 17 Steps Closer With Krypton Beta 2

Sunday 18th of September 2016 12:37:07 PM
For those of you making use of Kodi as your PVR/DVR/HTPC software, the second beta of "Krypton" is available for weekend testing...

Android-x86 6.0 Marshmallow Uses Mesa 12.0, Adds F2FS File-System

Sunday 18th of September 2016 12:27:41 PM
While Android 7 "Nougat" is available as the latest upstream from Google, the Android-x86 folks have finally put out their first stable release of Android-x86 6.0 Marshmallow...

Emacs 25.1 Released With Cairo Drawing, Better Network Security

Sunday 18th of September 2016 12:19:38 PM
For those not running the new, feature-packed Vim 8.0, GNU Emacs 25.1 was released on Saturday with several new features and improvements...

The (No) Phoronix Oktoberfest 2016

Saturday 17th of September 2016 03:31:52 PM
Similar to last year, unfortunately there is no Phoronix Oktoberfest meet-up in 2016 unlike in a number of years prior, as unfortunately I am missing the yearly pilgrimage/holiday...

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