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Multiple Read-Only Layers Added To OverlayFS

Wednesday 11th of February 2015 12:58:35 PM
OverlayFS was added to the Linux 3.18 kernel and for Linux 3.19 this file-system popular to live Linux distributions gained multi-layer support. For Linux 3.20 this file-system is now having support for multiple read-only layers...

FBDEV Is Still (Barely) Alive Within The Linux Kernel

Wednesday 11th of February 2015 12:34:00 PM
Back in 2012 there was a call for deprecating FBDEV within the Linux kernel considering that DRM and V4L2 drivers are much better options. Sadly there hasn't been any formal deprecation of FBDEV in the mainline kernel yet, but its still receiving a few changes each kernel cycle...

X.Org Server 1.17.1 Released To Fix Yet Another X Security Vulnerability

Tuesday 10th of February 2015 11:23:04 PM
Keith Packard announced the release of X.Org Server 1.17.1 today to fix another new X11 Server security vulnerability...

Intel X.Org Driver Enables Render-Nodes By Default For DRI3

Tuesday 10th of February 2015 10:28:32 PM
While we're still waiting on xf86-video-intel 3.0 to finally be released after the better part of two years in development, Chris Wilson continues piling on new functionality for the Intel X.Org driver...

Docker 1.5 Brings IPv6 Support, Read-Only Containers

Tuesday 10th of February 2015 10:18:32 PM
Docker 1.5 was released today as the first major Docker release of 2015...

Ubuntu 15.04 Will Soon Move To The Linux 3.19 Kernel

Tuesday 10th of February 2015 05:53:55 PM
To no major surprise, Ubuntu 15.04 will soon switch to using the Linux 3.19 kernel...

Linux 3.19 File-System Tests Of EXT4, Btrfs, XFS & F2FS

Tuesday 10th of February 2015 05:00:00 PM
For those that may soon be upgrading to the recently released Linux 3.19 kernel, here's some file-system tests comparing EXT4, Btrfs, XFS, and F2FS on a solid-state drive compared to Linux 3.18.

Why You Don't See Coreboot Supported By Many Modern Intel Systems

Tuesday 10th of February 2015 04:26:34 PM
While Coreboot has been ported to a number of older ThinkPads and other outdated Intel motherboards and laptops, you don't see many modern Intel systems supporting Coreboot. The reason for the lack of Coreboot support is due to a "feature" introduced with Haswell...

VLC 2.2 Has Many Features Coming, But VLC 3.0 Will Be Even More Exciting

Tuesday 10th of February 2015 02:57:11 PM
For those not closely following the development of the VLC open-source, cross-platform media player, the VLC 2.2.0 release is coming soon while further out is VLC 3.0 and it will be even more magical...

EdgeBSD Still Progressing As A Forked NetBSD Powered By Git

Tuesday 10th of February 2015 02:41:28 PM
EdgeBSD remains one of the newer BSD distributions that is a fork of NetBSD but switches from CVS to Git for source code management...

XFS File-System Changes For Linux 3.20 Are Quite Modest

Tuesday 10th of February 2015 02:23:30 PM
The XFS changes targeting the Linux 3.20 kernel have been published, but this time around the file-system work isn't particularly exciting...

New & Improved Media Drivers For The Linux 3.20 Kernel

Tuesday 10th of February 2015 02:08:37 PM
Mauro Carvalho Chehab sent in the media driver updates for the Linux 3.20 kernel on Monday. There's new drivers as well as improvements to existing drivers, along with removing some old drivers...

Eric S. Raymond Calls LLVM The "Superior Compiler" To GCC

Tuesday 10th of February 2015 01:37:31 PM
Joining in on the heated discussion that originated over Richard Stallman voicing concerns over adding LLVM's LLDB debugger support to Emacs, Eric S Raymond has come out to once again voice his support in favor of LLVM/Clang and express his feelings that GCC's leading days are over...

Linux 3.20 To Support New HID Hardware, Improve Logitech HID++ Support

Tuesday 10th of February 2015 12:25:23 AM
The newest early pull request to the Linux 3.20 kernel are the HID features for this next kernel cycle...

VDPAU API H.265 / HEVC Decoding Lands In Mainline

Monday 9th of February 2015 09:22:02 PM
NVIDIA today finally mainlined their Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix (VDPAU) support for handling video decode of H.265 / HEVC...

Live Kernel Patching Support Called For Linux 3.20 Kernel

Monday 9th of February 2015 08:53:35 PM
It looks like the infrastructure to facilitate live kernel patching will be added to the Linux 3.20 kernel, the result of collaboration for SUSE's kGraft and Red Hat's Kpatch...

Mesa 10.5 Is Branched, Still Lacks OpenGL 4.0+ Support

Monday 9th of February 2015 06:43:51 PM
Mesa Git master was branched into Mesa 10.5 this weekend and the latest Git code then bumped to Mesa 10.6-devel. While Mesa 10.5 is a step closer to being released, officially it still only supports OpenGL 3.3...

Google Chrome Going Ahead With Removing SPDY In Favor Of HTTP/2

Monday 9th of February 2015 06:19:36 PM
In a Chromium blog post today, Google is saying goodbye to the SPDY protocol in favor of HTTP/2...

Enlightenment EFL 1.13 Released

Monday 9th of February 2015 05:25:30 PM
Version 1.13 of the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries is now available...

Qt3D Will Likely Only Be A Tech Preview In Qt 5.5

Monday 9th of February 2015 03:48:05 PM
While Qt3D is making great progress in recent months, for the upcoming release of Qt 5.5 it will most likely only ship as a "tech preview" feature...

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