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Debian Puts Out New APT 1.1 Pre-Release "Supercow Powers"

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 05:45:04 PM
Announced today from DebConf '15 during a talk entitled "This APT has Supercow Powers" is the ninth preview release of APT 1.1...

Libdrm 2.4.64 Brings Fixes For AMDGPU & Freedreno

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 04:34:45 PM
Just days after the big libdrm 2.4.63 release that brought initial AMDGPU DRM support, version 2.4.64 of Mesa's DRM library is now available...

Company of Heroes 2 Is Coming To Linux Next Week, Works With Intel & NVIDIA Graphics

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 01:15:51 PM
If you're not interested in Virtual Programming's Linux release yesterday of the eON-powered DiRT Showdown racing game, just wait until next week when Feral Interactive is expected to release Company of Heroes 2...

Kdenlive 15.08 Adding Long-Awaited Features

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 12:45:53 PM
While at one point it looked like Kdenlive had a dark future, things turned around. This non-linear video editor was ported to Qt5 / KF5 and is added to KDE Applications 15.08...

14-Way AMD vs. NVIDIA Linux Gaming Performance For DiRT Showdown

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 04:05:46 AM
Yesterday marked the release of DiRT Showdown for Linux as ported over by Virtual Programming using their eON technology. With being able to use it as an automated, reproducible benchmark, I spent most of the day and into the night working on some initial AMD Radeon vs. NVIDIA GeForce graphics card benchmarks using this DiRT game that's finally available to Linux/SteamOS gamers, three years after it was released for Windows. This initial comparison is a 14-way Linux gaming graphics card comparison.

DATTOBD: Block-Level Snapshots/Backups For Linux

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 04:03:31 AM
The Dattobd driver was open-sourced earlier this month by Datto Inc. The Datto Block Driver is for taking block-level snapshots and incremental backups...

An i3-Compatible Tiling Window Manager For Wayland

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 04:00:50 AM
Sway is an open-source tiling window manager that supports Wayland and is fully-compatible with the i3 configuration files...

Google Starts Pushing Out VP10 Open-Source Code Into Libvpx

Monday 17th of August 2015 11:58:04 PM
Google has begun committing open-source code to the libvpx repository for supporting their next-generation VP10 video format...

Automated Benchmarking With DiRT Showdown On Linux

Monday 17th of August 2015 10:21:38 PM
There are many graphics card tests imminent for DiRT Showdown, the latest high profile game ported to Linux. These AMD and NVIDIA graphics card results should be particularly interesting considering DiRT Showdown is a port to Linux using Virtual Programm's controversial eON layer...

Wayland & Weston 1.9 Alpha Released

Monday 17th of August 2015 08:32:52 PM
Bryce Harrington has announced the first alpha releases today for the upcoming Wayland 1.9 and Weston 1.9 releases...

Steam On Linux Crosses 1,400 Games

Monday 17th of August 2015 07:30:11 PM
As of today there are now 1,400 games listed on Steam that have compatibility for Linux / SteamOS...

Android 6.0: M Is For Marshmallow

Monday 17th of August 2015 06:37:34 PM
Google revealed today the full name of Android M... Marshmallow...

Simple Processor Trace Announced For Broadwell & Skylake CPUs

Monday 17th of August 2015 06:28:23 PM
Andi Kleen of Intel announced today the release of Simple-PT, a simple Processor Trace implementation for Linux...

Should Apache Concede OpenOffice Is Done With & Point Users To LibreOffice?

Monday 17th of August 2015 05:38:43 PM
Prominent GNOME and Fedora developer Christian Schaller has published an open letter to the Apache Software Foundation and Apache OpenOffice teams asking them to redirect to the LibreOffice web-site...

DiRT Showdown Racing Game Released Today For Linux

Monday 17th of August 2015 05:18:00 PM
DiRT Showdown is now available today on Steam for Linux. Before getting too excited for another racing game on Linux, this is a game port done by Virtual Programming...

Running A Btrfs RAID Array Across Four USB 3.0 Flash Drives

Monday 17th of August 2015 03:40:00 PM
My benchmarking entertainment this weekend, besides getting to benchmark with a sledgehammer, was testing out Btrfs RAID 0/1/5/6/10 arrays across a set of four USB 3.0 flash drives.

With Mesa 11.0 Coming, A Look At Development Stats

Monday 17th of August 2015 02:36:22 PM
With Mesa 11.0 coming in September, which is bringing OpenGL 4.0~4.2 support and initial AMDGPU and Fiji support, it's been a busy past few months for Mesa developers...

Understanding Skylake's Compute Architecture

Monday 17th of August 2015 01:15:06 PM
Intel has published some documentation concerning the compute architecture for the Intel Skylake "Gen9" hardware...

Valve Will Not Support System Suspend On SteamOS

Monday 17th of August 2015 12:50:55 PM
Valve engineers have decided that they will not support system suspend/resume on SteamOS... Why? Because it's poor under Linux...

PNY CS1211 120GB SSD Tests On Linux

Monday 17th of August 2015 02:09:54 AM
The PNY CS1211 120GB solid-state drive retails for under $60 USD and is one of this memory company's value SSD lines.

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    So my GSoC is coming to its end. I have no cool screenshots to upload this time and I have no new great features to talk about, in fact Caludio and I manly focused on bugfixing and testing. We have spent time also discussing about possible changes and improvements to the current OCS protocol. So is the client ready do be lunched? In short I would say that no, not yet.. although most of its features are implemented and it is usable, it is still an “under construction” project, we both still have to make some important decisions to make it usable to everyone.
  • The Fiber Engine Poll, Updates, and Breeze
  • Bringing Akonadi Next up to speed
    and refactoring it again, to make sure the codebase remains as clean as possible. The result of that is that an implementation of a simple resource only takes a couple of template instantiations, apart from code that interacts with the datasource (e.g. your IMAP Server) which I obviously can’t do for the resource.
  • New linter integration plugins for KDevelop
  • Artikulate Plans for Randa
    Language learning is often considered as the task of memorizing new vocabulary and understanding the new grammar rules. Yet for most, the most challenging part is to actually get used to speak the new language. This is a problem that Artikulate approaches with a simple idea: to learn the correct pronunciation of a word or even a longer phrase, the learner listens to a native speaker recording, repeats and recordings it, and finally compares both recordings to improve herself/himself with the next try.

Tails 1.5.1 is out

Tails, The Amnesic Incognito Live System, version 1.5.1, is out. This is an emergency release, triggered by an unscheduled Firefox release meant to fix critical security issues. Read more