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GIMP Can Now Finally Handle WebP Image FIles

Wednesday 10th of August 2016 12:55:29 PM
The latest feature to land in the GIMP 2.9 development code for the much anticipated GIMP 2.10 milestone is support for WebP image files...

Wayland 1.12 Proposed For Release In One Month

Wednesday 10th of August 2016 12:18:00 PM
Continuing Wayland release manager Bryce Harrington at Samsung has laid out plans for shipping Wayland/Weston 1.12 in just over one month...

Deferred Flushes Land For Radeon Gallium3D, Offering Better Performance

Wednesday 10th of August 2016 12:13:29 PM
The patches written about last week for using unflushed fences for deferred flushes has now landed within the Radeon Gallium3D code. Performance win!..

KDE Kirigami UI Framework Makes First Debut

Wednesday 10th of August 2016 11:54:43 AM
The previously talked about KDE Kirigami UI framework has now experienced its first public release...

Ubuntu 14.04/16.04 vs. Ubuntu Bash On Windows 10 Anniversary Performance

Wednesday 10th of August 2016 01:00:00 AM
When Microsoft and Canonical brought Bash and Ubuntu's user-space to Windows 10 earlier this year I ran some preliminary benchmarks of Ubuntu on Windows 10 versus a native Ubuntu installation on the same hardware. Now that this "Windows Subsystem for Linux" is part of the recent Windows 10 Anniversary Update, I've carried out some fresh benchmarks of Ubuntu running atop Windows 10 compared to Ubuntu running bare metal.

See How Your Linux GPU Performance Compares To The Radeon RX 460 On Open-Source

Wednesday 10th of August 2016 12:10:44 AM
As I mentioned in this morning's Early Open-Source Linux Benchmarks Of The AMD Radeon RX 470, coming up tomorrow I will be publishing the first benchmarks of the Radeon RX 460 under Linux in a AMD/NVIDIA graphics card comparison. However, for those impatient, here are some standalone Linux OpenGL benchmarks of the RX 460 on the AMDGPU+RadeonSI driver stack so you can see how your own system compares...

KDE DigiKam 5.1 Released With Bug Fixes, New RAW Camera Support

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 10:00:08 PM
The first update following the major digiKam 5.0 release is now available. DigiKam 5.0 was the dramatic port to Qt5 and many other improvements/changes...

UbuntuBSD 16.04 Beta Pairs Ubuntu Xenial With FreeBSD 10.3

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 09:51:09 PM
The first 16.04 beta is now publicly available of UbuntuBSD, the unofficial Ubuntu derivative that pairs the Ubuntu user-space with the FreeBSD kernel...

Godot Engine 2.1 Released, Focuses On Usability Improvements

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 07:59:46 PM
Version 2.1 of the Godot Engine, a cross-platform 2D/3D game engine that was opened up back in 2014, is now available...

RadeonSI Now Supports Two More OpenGL Extensions

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 05:42:15 PM
The RadeonSI Gallium3D driver has picked up support for two more OpenGL ARB extensions outside of what's mandated by OpenGL 4.5...

Early Open-Source Linux Benchmarks Of The AMD Radeon RX 470

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 03:29:46 PM
With my Radeon RX 470 retail unit finally having arrived yesterday, I've been running many benchmarks of this graphics card compared to other AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards under Linux. For your viewing pleasure today is the very tip of the iceberg of many RX 460 and RX 470 Linux benchmarks to be published on Phoronix over the days to come.

Open-Source AMD Polaris Audio Support Isn't Coming Until DAL Lands

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 01:14:31 PM
Just as a quick word of warning, the open-source AMD Linux driver stack won't be supporting HDMI/DP audio with the new Radeon RX 460/470/480 "Polaris" graphics cards until its massive DAL code-base is merged...

Reiser4 Now Has Support For The Linux 4.7 Kernel

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 12:08:20 PM
The Reiser4 file-system now has support for the latest stable Linux kernel series, Linux 4.7...

Fedora 25 Alpha Freeze Goes Into Effect, Still Eyeing November Release

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 11:58:12 AM
Today marks the Fedora 25 Alpha release that also means it's time for the software string freeze and Bodhi activation point. If all goes well, Fedora 25 will be released three months from yesterday...

Lower Memory Use For The VC4 Raspberry Pi Gallium3D Driver

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 12:16:05 AM
One of the latest initiatives worked on by Eric Anholt at Broadcom for the VC4 Gallium3D driver -- the open-source driver used most famously by the Raspberry Pi hardware -- is lower memory use...

Lumina Desktop 1.0 Released

Monday 8th of August 2016 07:00:00 PM
The PC-BSD/TrueOS developers have announced the release of the Lumina Desktop Environment 1.0...

Chrome 53 Beta Brings Shadow DOM, Deprecates HTTP/0.9

Monday 8th of August 2016 06:22:39 PM
Google engineers today put out the first public beta of the upcoming Chrome/Chromium 53 web-browser update...

Pitivi 0.97 Released As The GNOME-Aligned Open-Source Video Editor

Monday 8th of August 2016 05:44:27 PM
Pitivi 0.97 was released today as the newest development release of this open-source non-linear video editing software followed quickly by a 0.97.1 point release just for a fix to show the correct version string...

SQLite 3.14 Released With CSV Virtual Table Support

Monday 8th of August 2016 05:24:03 PM
SQLite 3.14 is now available as the newest version of this popular, cross-platform, embed-able SQL database software...

AMD GPUOpen's CodeXL 2.2 Now Supports Linux With AMDGPU-PRO

Monday 8th of August 2016 05:13:41 PM
Earlier this year AMD made CodeXL 2.0 open-source as a developer tool with GUI centered around profiling/optimizing D3D, OpenGL, and Vulkan (since CodeXL 2.1) under Windows and Linux. Today marks the release of CodeXL 2.2...

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Salix 14.2 Xfce Edition Officially Released Based on Slackware 14.2, Xfce 4.12

After being in development for the past three months, the Salix 14.2 Xfce Edition operating system has finally hit the stable channels, and it is now available for download. Based on the Slackware 14.2 GNU/Linux distribution and built around the lightweight and highly customizable Xfce 4.12 desktop environment, Salix 14.2 Xfce Edition ships with numerous improvements and new features that some of you who managed to test-drive the Beta and Release Candidate pre-releases are already accustomed with. Of course, many of the core components and default applications have been updated to their latest versions. Read more

Leftovers: Security

  • Tor 0.2.8.7 Addresses Important Bug Related to ReachableAddresses Option
    The Tor Project, through Nick Mathewson, is pleased to inform the Tor community about the release and general availability of yet another maintenance update to the Tor 0.2.8 stable series.
  • Emergency Service Window for Kolab Now
    We’re going to need to free up a hypervisor and put its load on other hypervisors, in order to pull out the one hypervisor and have some of its faulty hardware replaced — but there’s two problems; The hypervisor to free up has asserted required CPU capabilities most of the eligible targets do not have — this prevents a migration that does not involve a shut down, reconfiguration, and restart of the guest.

TheSSS 19.0 Linux Server Out with Kernel 4.4.14, Apache 2.4.23 & MariaDB 10.1.16

TheSSS (The Smallest Server Suite) is one of the lightest Linux kernel-based operating systems designed to be used as an all-around server for home users, as well as small- and medium-sized businesses looking for a quick and painless way of distributing files across networks or to simply test some web-based software. Read more

GNOME Control Center 3.22 to Update the Keyboard Settings, Improve Networking

The upcoming GNOME 3.22 desktop environment is still in the works, and a first Beta build was seeded to public beta testers last week, bringing multiple enhancements and new features to most of its core components and apps. While GNOME 3.22 Beta was announced on August 22, it appears that the maintainers of certain core packages needed a little more time to work on various improvements and polish their applications before they were suitable for public testing. And this is the case of GNOME Control Center, which was recently updated to version 3.21.90, which means 3.22 Beta. Read more