Thanks to Playstation Plus, I’m given a handful of free games to try out on my PS4 each month. Amongst last month’s bundle was a fascinating game called The Swindle [Steam, Official Site]. After playing for 10 minutes, I was hooked. After playing for an hour, I was turfed off “my” PS4 by my impatient children.
If you are looking for a new Linux-native game title to pick up this weekend and are into WW2 FPS games, Day of Infamy is now available.
Day of Infamy formally launched today and it's greeted with same-day Linux support after previously being available via Steam Early Access. This game is made by New World Interactive, the same studio that developed Insurgency -- in fact, Day of Infamy started out based on Insurgency.
Day of Infamy started in late 2015 as a mod for Insurgency, created by a mix of the developers at New World and members of the modding community. Shortly after an announcement at the PC Gaming show at E3 in 2016, Day of Infamy launched into Early Access on Steam in July 2016.
With one of their last patches, they also introduced official Linux support as it wasn't considered stable enough until then.
CodeWeavers has announced CrossOver 16.2 as the newest release of their Wine-based software for running Windows programs on Linux and macOS.
San Francisco Open Source Voting System Project Continues On
At the February 15 Elections Commission meeting, the Elections Commission voted unanimously to ask the Mayor's Office to allocate $4 million towards initial development of the open source voting project for the 2018-19 fiscal year (from Aug. 2018 - July 2019). This would go towards initial development once the planning phase is complete.
Detailed change log for deepin 15.4 RC
deepin is a Linux distribution devoted to providing beautiful, easy to use, safe and reliable system for global users.
After public test of deepin 15.4 Beta, we have received a lot of suggestions and feedback, we adopted part of them and fixed a lot of problems.
GNOME 3.24: New Linux desktop is fast, responsive
I’ve been a fan of the work of the GNOME team for quite some time. They put together one heck of an excellent Linux desktop environment.
But of late, I’ve found myself gravitating towards some of the more lightweight environments. MATE (which is a forked version of GNOME 2) and xmonad. I like my systems to be light on resource usage and highly responsive—those are two absolutely critical things for the way I use my computers.
With this week’s release of GNOME 3.24, I decided to jump back into the world of modern GNOME desktops and kick the tires again. In order to give it the best possible shot, I did a clean install of openSUSE Tumbleweed (the rolling release version of openSUSE) and then installed GNOME 3.24 on top of it. (Side note: 3.24 was not yet available in the default repositories when I wrote this article, but it should be shortly.)
Also: Applying to Outreachy and GSoC for Fedora and GNOME