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Vulkan 1.1.119 Already Released With Another New Extension

Monday 12th of August 2019 11:10:47 AM
It was just yesterday that Vulkan 1.1.118 was released with two new extensions while now this Monday morning Vulkan 1.1.119 was released as a third extension was accidentally left out of yesterday's weekly revision...

Stepping Towards Better VR Headset Support On Wayland

Monday 12th of August 2019 10:58:31 AM
Sway and WLROOTS creator Drew DeVault on top of his several open-source projects has also been working on improving the VR infrastructure support on Wayland as part of contract work for Status.im. The secure communication company is looking to build a Wayland-driven VR workspace but for that the VR headset support on Wayland needs to be improved...

GCC 9.2 Released With Bug Fixes & AMD Zen 2 Improvements

Monday 12th of August 2019 10:49:07 AM
The GNU toolchain crew released today GCC 9.2 as the newest stable release to their compiler stack...

Xfce 4.14 Desktop Officially Released

Monday 12th of August 2019 04:09:10 AM
After more than four years in development there is finally the release of Xfce 4.14...

Linux 5.3-rc4 Released With A Week Of Fixes Plus SWAPGS "Grand Schemozzle" Code

Sunday 11th of August 2019 09:18:49 PM
Linus Torvalds just released Linux 5.3 release candidate 4 as the latest weekly test release for this new kernel version...

Vulkan 1.1.118 Released With New AMD Extensions

Sunday 11th of August 2019 03:08:56 PM
Another week, another new Vulkan update...

Linux 4.4 & 4.9 Kernels Get Back-Ported SWAPGS Protection

Sunday 11th of August 2019 02:14:56 PM
Greg Kroah-Hartman issued the Linux 4.4.189 and Linux 4.9.189 LTS kernels on Sunday morning that address the new Spectre V1 "SWAPGS" variant mitigations...

Linux Deprecating Wireless USB & Ultra Wideband Subsystems

Sunday 11th of August 2019 01:11:25 PM
The Linux 5.4 kernel will deprecate and mark as obsolete the Wireless USB (WUSB) and Ultra-wideband (UWB) subsystems within the kernel...

Improved Fscrypt File Encryption Handling Aims For Linux 5.4

Sunday 11th of August 2019 12:17:22 PM
Fscrypt is the common Linux kernel framework leveraged by the likes of the EXT4, F2FS, and UBIFS file-systems for providing native encryption support. While that Fscrypt-based file encryption has been part of the kernel for several releases now, there's been some shortcomings in how the encryption keys are handled but that should be cleared up for the upcoming Linux 5.4 cycle...

KDE Frameworks 5.61 Fixes The Directory/Desktop File Security Vulnerability

Sunday 11th of August 2019 12:01:51 PM
Out this Sunday is the KDE Frameworks 5.61 update that most notable addresses the recently exposed vulnerability to KDE where specially crafted .desktop and .directory files could automatically execute arbitrary code on users' systems...

System76 Preparing To Roll Out Their First Coreboot-Enabled Laptop

Sunday 11th of August 2019 11:58:59 AM
System76 has been making good strides on their Coreboot support for their hardware and they are now readying a System76 Darter Pro OSFC Edition as their apparent first laptop to ship with Coreboot in place of the proprietary BIOS...

Wave Hello To WEV - Similar To X.Org's Xev For Event Viewing On Wayland

Sunday 11th of August 2019 11:37:56 AM
WEV is a new Wayland utility developed by Drew DeVault of Wayland notoriety for his work on the Sway i3-inspired compositor and the WLROOTS library...

KDE Picks Up Much Better GTK3 App Integration, Better Wayland Performance

Sunday 11th of August 2019 11:14:57 AM
It's been an exciting week in the KDE space...

X.Org Server Gains Support For Auto-Binding Secondary GPUs To The Screen

Sunday 11th of August 2019 01:30:25 AM
Adding to the changes to find with the eventual X.Org Server 1.21 release is a change from Red Hat that has been carried by Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Fedora for years...

A Third-Party Installer Allows Clear Linux To Run On Microsoft Windows WSL

Saturday 10th of August 2019 02:34:09 PM
For more than one year we've been hearing of Clear Linux working on Windows WSL support to allow for this performance-optimized Linux distribution to run within Microsoft's Windows Subsystem for Linux. There isn't an official release yet, but at least now is a third-party installer/script for making it possible to setup such a configuration...

Ubuntu Touch OTA-10 Is Now Available For Testing

Saturday 10th of August 2019 02:23:32 PM
For those with extra time on their hands over the weekend and having a spare Ubuntu Touch supported mobile device, Ubuntu Touch OTA-10 is now available in testing form...

GNU Radio Sees Its First Release In More Than Six Years

Saturday 10th of August 2019 12:03:15 PM
After being in development for more than six years, GNU Radio 3.8 is now available and is in fact considered a minor release update...

Google Chrome 77 Enters Beta

Saturday 10th of August 2019 11:10:24 AM
Following the Chrome 76 release from just over one week ago, Google has now issued the beta for the Chrome/Chromium 77 series...

GNOME Shell & Mutter Reach The 3.34 Beta Milestone With Last-Minute Changes

Saturday 10th of August 2019 11:02:27 AM
Earlier this week was the GNOME 3.34 beta release that also marked the UI/feature/API/ABI freezes for this six month update to the GNOME desktop The GNOME Shell and Mutter are late to the party but on Friday evening saw their 3.33.90 (3.34 beta) releases...

Intel SVT-HEVC 1.4 Brings GStreamer Plug-In, HDR Feature

Friday 9th of August 2019 11:44:01 PM
Intel's open-source SVT video encoder team today released a new feature update to their HEVC/H.265 open-source video encoder...