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Skype Claims "Exciting" Linux News Next Week

Friday 8th of July 2016 06:01:01 PM
It's been a while since Microsoft-owned Skype last did a serious update to their Linux client, but it looks like that could be changing.....

Wine 1.9.14 Still Working On Shader Model 5, D3D Command Stream

Friday 8th of July 2016 03:29:23 PM
Wine 1.9.14 was released today as the newest bi-weekly Wine development release for running your favorite Windows games/applications on Linux and other operating systems...

Mesa 12.0 Released With OpenGL 4.3 Support, Intel Vulkan & Many Other Features

Friday 8th of July 2016 03:16:37 PM
While it's coming late, the huge Mesa 12.0 release is now official! Mesa 12.0 is easily one of the biggest updates to this important open-source user-space OpenGL driver stack in quite some time and will offer much better support and features especially for Intel, Radeon, and NVIDIA open-source Linux desktop users/gamers.

Radeon/AMDGPU Updates For The Linux 4.8 Kernel

Friday 8th of July 2016 03:02:52 PM
Alex Deucher has submitted the main feature pull request for DRM-Next of the Radeon and AMDGPU DRM driver changes for the next kernel cycle, Linux 4.8...

Debian's DebConf 16 Ends This Weekend, Watch The Videos Online

Friday 8th of July 2016 02:46:56 PM
DebConf 16 is wrapping up as Debian's annual conference, which this year is being held in Cape Town. For those not in South Africa, most of the session videos have been uploaded...

"Java Training Wheels" Joins The GNU Project

Friday 8th of July 2016 12:44:51 PM
Java Training Wheels has become the newest GNU package...

VirtualBox 5.1 RC1 Released

Thursday 7th of July 2016 10:37:27 PM
Oracle has released the first RC development release of the upcoming VirtualBox 5.1...

NVIDIA Posts Patches For Mesa, But Just For Wiring Up An EGL Extension

Thursday 7th of July 2016 07:08:48 PM
It's not often we get to talk about NVIDIA developers making open-source contributions to Mesa... After all, their contributions to the Nouveau driver tend to be limited just to the Nouveau DRM/KMS kernel driver and even there seeing patches from the green giant tend to be very infrequent. The latest Mesa patches from NVIDIA aren't even tied to Nouveau but just for wiring up an EGL extension...

Rust 1.10 Programming Language Update

Thursday 7th of July 2016 06:22:57 PM
Version 1.10 of the Rust programming language is now available...

Fedora Media Writer Looks To Take On A Primary Role In Fedora 25

Thursday 7th of July 2016 03:38:00 PM
The nearly finished Fedora Media Writer is looking to take on a greater role with Fedora 25 in making it easier to write Fedora images out to USB sticks...

NVIDIA Announces The GeForce GTX 1060, Linux Tests Happening

Thursday 7th of July 2016 01:00:00 PM
One week after the launch of the Radeon RX 480, NVIDIA is lifting the lid this morning on the GeForce GTX 1060 Pascal graphics card with pricing at $249+ USD while delivering GeForce GTX 980 class performance. I already have been testing the GeForce GTX 1060 under Ubuntu Linux, but unfortunately that embargo doesn't expire today... But here's the run-down on all of the technical details on the GTX 1060.

These 17 Patches Effectively Put Intel Mesa Done With OpenGL 4.4 & 4.5

Thursday 7th of July 2016 12:29:12 PM
Timothy Arceri sent out the latest version of his Intel Mesa patches for the ARB_enhanced_layouts OpenGL extension. These patches finish up this last GL extension that's needed by this open-source Intel Linux driver before it can claim OpenGL 4.4 and then 4.5 compliance...

Mesa 12.0 Still Hasn't Been Released

Thursday 7th of July 2016 12:00:16 PM
While we're already one week into July, Mesa 12.0 has been quietly riding well past its June release schedule...

Red Hat Is Working To Improve Linux Switchable Graphics

Thursday 7th of July 2016 11:53:19 AM
Hans de Goede of Red Hat has been tasked with making improvements to Linux's switchable graphics support, namely for laptops with integrated and discrete GPUs...

Apple Opened Up Its LZFSE Compression Library

Thursday 7th of July 2016 11:30:55 AM
Apple has open-sourced LZFSE, a lossless compression algorithm used by iOS 9 and newer and being added with OS X 10.11...

More Polaris & Tonga Fixes For Linux 4.7

Thursday 7th of July 2016 01:02:38 AM
Another batch of AMDGPU DRM driver fixes has been sent in for landing in Linux 4.7...

Ubuntu Announces New Snap Desktop Launchers

Thursday 7th of July 2016 12:22:17 AM
Canonical developers have been working on new Snap desktop launchers for improving integration of Snap GUI packages with the converged Ubuntu desktop...

Mozilla Is Looking To Build A Recommendation System: Context Graph

Thursday 7th of July 2016 12:07:05 AM
If Mozilla didn't already have their hands full with enough projects, the latest they are looking to engage in is a recommendation system to potentially upset the likes of Facebook and Google when it comes to looking for similar sites/resources...

New Details Emerge About Debian Founder Ian Murdock's Death

Wednesday 6th of July 2016 10:30:24 PM
At the end of last year was the untimely passing of Ian Murdock, the founder of Debian who went on to work for Sun Microsystems during the Project Indiana days and then was employed by Docker. Details of Ian's passing have remained quite scarce besides it being reported as a suicide following a sporadic Twitter rant just before his death. New details have now come to light...

Valve Is Working On Team Fortress 2 "Meet Your Match"

Wednesday 6th of July 2016 06:17:02 PM
Valve will soon be releasing a big update to their Team Fortress 2 game...

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Fedora: The Latest

  • New "remi-php71" repository
  • PHP on the road to the 7.1.0 release
  • First round of Fedora 24 Updated Lives now available. (torrents expected later this week)
    As noted by my colleague on his blog the first round of F24 Updated Lives are now available and carry the date 20160720, Also as mentioned last week on his blog F23 Respins are not going to be actively made, however we and the rest of the volunteer team will field off-off requests as time and resources permit. We are considering a new/second tracker for the Updated Spins but as of today there are only .ISO files available at https://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/live-respins [shortlink] F24 Live-Respins . The F24 respins carry the 4.6.4-200 Kernel and roughly ~500M of updates since the Gold ISOs were released just 5 weeks ago. (some ISOs have more updates, some less)