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Fedora 23 Likely To Pursue Wayland By Default

Tuesday 20th of January 2015 12:33:27 AM
While Wayland by default replacing the X.Org Server as the default display environment has been talked about for a while within the next-generation Fedora world, it looks like Fedora 23 could finally be the time that the switch happens...

The Daala Video Codec Still Needs At Least Another Year Of Development

Monday 19th of January 2015 10:35:55 PM
The Daala open-source, royalty-free video codec being developed by Xiph.Org and other organizations continues to be developed as an alternative to H.265 and VP9. While much progress is being made, it looks like another year of heavy development will be needed before Daala is ready for primetime...

A Proposal To Go 64-bit Only With Fedora 23

Monday 19th of January 2015 08:05:45 PM
An ambitious proposal is seeking to make Fedora 23 -- the Linux distribution release due out around October -- 64-bit-only for both x86 and ARM architectures...

Fedora Workstation 22 To Have Better Wayland Support, Better Battery Life

Monday 19th of January 2015 06:49:14 PM
Fedora 21 was just released last month but already there's a lot to get excited about for Fedora 22 when it's released around the middle of May...

Enlightenment's Elementary 1.13 Beta 1 Released

Monday 19th of January 2015 06:32:19 PM
One week after the Elementary 1.13 Alpha release, Enlightenment developers have released the first beta of v1.13...

GCC Trunk Is Now In Stage 4 Ahead Of GCC 5

Monday 19th of January 2015 05:53:36 PM
GCC 5 feature development is over and as of today the mainline code is in "stage four" development ahead of the GCC 5 release...

Mozilla's Servo Still On Track For 2015 Alpha Release

Monday 19th of January 2015 04:58:25 PM
Mozilla's Servo Engine that's written in the Rust programming language and designed to be a highly parallel layout engine continues to be advancing very well and could see an alpha release this year...

Watch Videos From Linux.Conf.Au 2015 (LCA2015 Auckland)

Monday 19th of January 2015 02:31:34 PM
For those interested in the annual Linux.Conf.Au conference that's filled with tons of Linux/open-source technical talks but weren't down in New Zealand last week for the event, the videos are available...

Switching From Evdev/Synaptics Drivers To Libinput On X.Org

Monday 19th of January 2015 02:25:06 PM
With Fedora 22 switching to libinput as its X.Org input driver and others beginning to look at utilizing xf86-input-libinput that uses a shared input library with Wayland, there's some details end-users and developers need to know about the migration...

VMWare X.Org Driver Updated To v13.1

Monday 19th of January 2015 01:55:06 PM
It's been a while since VMware last put down an updated xf86-video-vmware DDX driver update for use with their virtualization software. That changed, however, with today marking the release of xf86-video-vmware 13.1.0...

Mir 0.11 Working On Better Performance, Android External Display Support

Monday 19th of January 2015 02:47:16 AM
Earlier this month we covered new Mir features that ended up being incorporated into the Mir 0.10 release. Mir 0.11 is now under development and it's already packing significant improvements...

GNOME Now Lets Mutter Handle Input Device Configuration

Sunday 18th of January 2015 10:19:48 PM
GNOME now has support in Mutter to synchronize and apply input device settings via a session-wide configuration...

Xonotic 0.8 Performance With The Open-Source AMD/NVIDIA Gallium3D Drivers

Sunday 18th of January 2015 08:00:00 PM
With Xonotic 0.8.0 finally having been released after one and a half years in development, here's some open-source Mesa/Gallium3D graphics benchmarks on many different graphics cards for this high-profile open-source first person shooter game.

NVIDIA 346.35 Linux Driver Supports Maxwell Mobile GPUs

Sunday 18th of January 2015 05:58:37 PM
NVIDIA quietly released the 346.35 Linux graphics driver on Friday...

CoreOS Moves From Btrfs To EXT4 + OverlayFS

Sunday 18th of January 2015 04:08:42 PM
CoreOS developers have had enough issues with the Btrfs file-system that they've decided to move from using the Btrfs file-system to instead use EXT4 plus OverlayFS...

Apple Works To Bring Loop Distribution/Partial Vectorization To LLVM

Sunday 18th of January 2015 03:34:47 PM
LLVM has long had an loop vectorizer for the automatic vectorization of loops in LLVM IR while now upstream developers are looking to make improvements for vectorizing loops that up to now haven't been touched due to memory dependence cycles...

Manjaro 0.9-pre1 Released, Uses Calamares Installer

Sunday 18th of January 2015 02:32:23 PM
The first development release for version 0.9 of Manjaro, the popular Arch-based Linux distribution, is now available...

Linux 3.19-rc5 Kernel Released

Sunday 18th of January 2015 02:01:10 PM
Linus Torvalds has put out the newest weekly update of the Linux 3.19 kernel...

LZHAM 1.0 Isn't Too Far Away For Compression Of Interest To Game Developers

Sunday 18th of January 2015 02:45:14 AM
Rich Geldreich, the former Valve developer associated with some of the game company's past Linux and OpenGL projects, is getting close to releasing LZHAM v1.0 as his lossless data compression library...

Many Linux Desktop 2D Benchmarks Of NVIDIA vs. AMD Drivers

Saturday 17th of January 2015 07:00:00 PM
This week on Phoronix were many Linux graphics tests from Unreal Engine 4 to Metro Redux with twenty-two AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards. Yesterday was also a 22-way GPU Linux OpenCL comparison. For your weekend viewing pleasure are now 2D desktop benchmarks from all of these GeForce and Radeon graphics cards atop Ubuntu Linux.

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Leftovers: Software

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    Ekiga 5 has progressed a lot lately. OpenHUB is reportin a High Activity for the project. The main reason behind this is that I am again dedicating much of my spare time to the project. Unfortunately, we are again facing a lack of contributions. Most probably (among others) because the project has been silent during several years.
  • Calibre Gets a New Tool to Better Edit eBooks
    The Calibre eBook reader, editor, and library management software has been upgraded to version 2.17 and is now available for download. The developer has only implemented a couple of new features, but it's really worth the update if you are using this application to edit eBooks.
  • More Windows Apps and Games Now Work with Wine 1.7.35, EA's Origin Included
    Wine 1.7.35 has been released and the developers have made a number of improvements for some of the core components and they've added support for more apps and games.

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Leftovers: Gaming

  • Dying Light Action Survival Game Coming to Steam January 27
    Dying Light, a modern first-person survival horror game set in a world hit by plague, is now available for pre-purchase on Steam and will be available for download on January 27.
  • Dying Light FPS Has Been Confirmed for Linux, Zombies Galore
    Techland is preparing to launch Dying Light, a new FPS with amazing graphics and hordes of zombies. The developer has revealed that it will also have a Linux version, right from the start.
  • Dying Light Is Now Confirmed For Linux, Bring It On Techland
    Dying Light is now confirmed for Linux thanks to the announcement from the developers on the Steam store itself. The Linux icons show up on the store pages, and the game even has a steam coming soon banner on the home-page. Time to get seriously excited.
  • Star Traders: 4X Empires Strategy Game Now On Linux
  • 5 reasons Valve's Steam Machine dream is still very alive
    Steam Machines? More like has-been machines, am I right? Actually, no: while many people are giving Valve's PC-console-hybrids the cold shoulder, this gamer reckons they'll be worth the wait. I realise that I'm part of a shrinking group still backing Valve's SteamOS-powered Linux boxes, and it's not difficult to see why the hype around them has all but evaporated. Several controller-related delays, U-turns by seemingly committed hardware partners and a lack of news from the top has made many think that Valve is blowing hot air.

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