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Libinput Patches Add Touchpad Gestures & Wacom Tools

Wednesday 18th of February 2015 02:59:13 PM
In getting Wayland's input support ready for prime-time usage and with Fedora 22 switching its X.Org input stack to libinput, Red Hat developers have been very busy getting libinput to reach feature parity with the conventional X.Org input code...

Whoops: FreeBSD's Random Number Generator Has Been Broken For Months

Wednesday 18th of February 2015 02:37:35 PM
It was fixed and subsequently reported yesterday that the FreeBSD kernel has been subject to a faulty random number generator for the past four months...

Open-Source ARM Mali T-Series Graphics Move Along

Wednesday 18th of February 2015 02:31:27 PM
A few weeks back at FOSDEM was a presentation by Luc Verhaegen on the Tamil Driver, which is focused on bringing open-source graphics driver support to ARM's Mali T-Series and is the successor to his former Lima driver for older Mali graphics hardware...

ARB_pipeline_statistics_query Now Implemented In Mesa

Wednesday 18th of February 2015 02:07:00 PM
The latest OpenGL extension being implemented within Mesa Git for Mesa 10.6 is the ARB_pipeline_statistics_query extension...

HTTP/2 & HPACK Specifications Approved

Wednesday 18th of February 2015 01:38:06 PM
The HTTP/2 and HPACK specifications have been formally approved by the IESG...

Linux 3.20 To Land VirtIO 1.0 Implementation

Wednesday 18th of February 2015 05:29:19 AM
The next version of the Linux kernel, which will be known as Linux 3.20 or Linux 4.0, will land VirtIO 1.0 support...

GNOME's Mutter Updated For Latest Wayland Support

Wednesday 18th of February 2015 03:17:49 AM
For those wishing to experiment with the latest Wayland technologies, short of running the Weston compositor, the bleeding-edge development GNOME stack continues to serve as an excellent alternative with quickly adopting support for new functionality...

HHVM Plans To Integrate LLVM This Year

Wednesday 18th of February 2015 03:04:57 AM
Coming soon is the HHVM 3.6 release for making PHP even faster and Facebook's Hack derivative even better, but further out into 2015 are even more exciting improvements...

GL_AMD_pinned_memory Lands In Mesa

Tuesday 17th of February 2015 07:00:04 PM
Support for the GL_AMD_pinned_memory OpenGL extension has landed within Mesa and is implemented for the R600g and RadeonSI Gallium3D drivers. This patch series also lands the Userptr support for the open-source AMD graphics drivers on the user-space side...

New ARM Platform Support For The Linux 3.20 Kernel

Tuesday 17th of February 2015 05:46:36 PM
With the next kernel -- regardless of whether it be known as Linux 3.20 or Linux 4.0 -- it will contain support for new ARM platforms...

Candidates For The 2015 X.Org Board Elections

Tuesday 17th of February 2015 04:54:09 PM
The candidates running for the open seats for the X.Org Foundation Board if Directors has been released...

Vivaldi Browser Decides To Support 32-Bit Linux

Tuesday 17th of February 2015 02:58:55 PM
When the cross-platform Vivaldi web browser was announced last month it came with same-day Linux binaries, but initially was limited to 64-bit-only. The Vivaldi browser developers have now decided to support 32-bit Linux too...

systemd Lands SD-Boot, Its EFI Boot Manager & Stub Loader

Tuesday 17th of February 2015 02:07:05 PM
A few weeks ago I wrote how systemd developers were planning to add Gummiboot as a UEFI boot manager to systemd. Now, following the just-released systemd 219, they've gone ahead and added their initial code for providing systemd with a EFI boot manager...

The First Fully-Sandboxed Linux Desktop App Is...

Tuesday 17th of February 2015 01:53:36 PM
The GNOME-aligned open-source crew working on sandboxing Linux applications has made progress and they do have their first application sandboxed...

Bodhi Linux 3.0.0 Released With Enlightenment E19.3

Tuesday 17th of February 2015 01:37:11 PM
Version 3.0 of Bodhi Linux is now available, the distribution based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS that features a customized Enlightenment E19 desktop...

Kodi 14.2 Helix Beta 1 Works On More Bug Fixing

Tuesday 17th of February 2015 01:07:57 PM
The first beta of version 14.2 "Helix" of the software formerly known as XBMC is now available...

How-To Use OpenGL With GTK3 In Upcoming GNOME 3.16

Tuesday 17th of February 2015 02:49:25 AM
With the upcoming GNOME 3.16 release and its GTK+ 3.16 tool-kit there is native OpenGL support and a new GTKGLArea widget...

Frugalware 2.0 Released For Intermediate Linux Users

Tuesday 17th of February 2015 02:32:05 AM
Version 2.0 of the Frugalware Linux distribution is now available, the operating system originally inspired by Slackware that since moved on to being an independent distribution using Pacman...

Systemd 219 Released With A Huge Amount Of New Features

Monday 16th of February 2015 11:12:02 PM
Lennart Poettering announced the release of systemd 219 today and it comes with a very large number of new features and changes...

Thoughts On Intel Boot Guard Impairing Coreboot

Monday 16th of February 2015 10:10:49 PM
Last week we were first to relay the Coreboot discussion about how Intel Boot Guard in modern PCs is preventing alternative UEFI/BIOS from being used and others have since carried the story too. Matthew Garrett, a name well known to those following UEFI / Secure Boot Linux support, has blogged about his views on Boot Guard...

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​No reboot patching comes to Linux 4.0

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Linux 4.0-rc2

So rc2 missed the usual Sunday afternoon timing, because I spent most of the weekend debugging an issue that happened on an old Mac Mini I have around, and I hate making even early -rc releases with problems on machines that I have direct access to. Even if it only affected old machines that actual developers are unlikely to have or at least use. Today I got the patch from Daniel Vetter to fix it, so instead of doing a Sunday evening rc2, it's a Tuesday morning one. Go get it. It works better for the delay. Other than that little one-liner i915 fix? Not much, actually. It's been a very quiet week, for being this early in the release process. Sure, 3.19-rc2 was even smaller, so it continues a trend, but that was the xmas week. I hope this low volume is just because the 4.0 merge window itself was somewhat calmer than most recent releases. But I suspect the real reason is that the driver and networking trees from GregKH and davem are pending, and didn't make rc2. We'll see. Anyway, the shortlog is appended, and testing is appreciated, Linus Read more