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Distribution Release: Clonezilla Live 2.6.7-28

Monday 6th of July 2020 03:39:43 PM
Clonezilla Live is a Debian-based live CD containing Clonezilla, a partition and disk cloning software. The project's latest release, Clonezilla Live 2.6.7-28, introduces a number of new package updates. The exfat-fuse modules has been removed since support for exFAT is now available in the kernel. "The underlying GNU/Linux....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 873

Monday 6th of July 2020 12:08:44 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Linux Mint 20News: Project Trident updates its installer, Haiku improves filesystem support, Ubuntu 19.10 nears its end of lifeTips and tricks: Rescuing encrypted home directory dataReleased last week: openSUSE 15.2, Tails 4.8, Zenwalk Linux 15.0-200701Torrent corner: Arch Linux, CoudReady, GParted Live, IPFire,....

Distribution Release: SolydXK 10.4

Sunday 5th of July 2020 04:16:29 PM
SolydXK is a Debian-based distribution that offers two main editions: KDE and Xfce. The project's latest release is SolydXK 10.4 which is based on Debian 10.4 "Buster" and offers improved privacy settings for the web browser. The release announcement reports: "SolydXK 10 point release 10.4. The SolydXK team....

Distribution Release: GParted Live 1.1.0-3

Friday 3rd of July 2020 04:16:47 AM
Curtis Gedak has announced the release of GParted Live 1.1.0-3, an updated build of the project's specialist live CD/USB image that ships with an assortment of disk management and data rescue utilities, all compiled from software present in Debian's "unstable" branch: "The GParted team is pleased to announce....

Distribution Release: Zenwalk 15.0-200703a

Thursday 2nd of July 2020 03:43:58 PM
Zenwalk Linux is a Slackware Linux-based, desktop-origented distribution. The project's latest release provides users with the Xfce 4.14 desktop and Flatpak support. PAM support, imported from Slackware's development branch, is available available. "Once a year, Zenwalk Current is considered stable enough for a "milestone" release, here's Zenwalk 15....

Distribution Release: openSUSE 15.2

Thursday 2nd of July 2020 12:54:03 PM
The openSUSE team have announced the release of openSUSE 15.2. Th new release updates desktop packages, improves detection of other operating systems at install time, and includes a number of new container and machine learning tools. "Several exciting Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning packages are added in....

Development Release: Mageia 8 Alpha 1

Thursday 2nd of July 2020 12:24:11 AM
The Mageia project has announced the availability of a new development release, Mageia 8 alpha 1. The new snapshot introduces a new version of the Linux kernel along with cutting-edge versions of desktop environments. New filesystem support has been added to the kernel and default packages no longer....

Distribution Release: Tails 4.8

Tuesday 30th of June 2020 09:10:09 PM
Tails (The Amnesic Incognito Live System) is a Debian-based live DVD/USB with the goal of providing complete Internet anonymity for the user. The project's latest release, Tails 4.8, focuses on security updates. "Tails 4.8 is out. This release fixes many security vulnerabilities. You should upgrade as soon as....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 872

Monday 29th of June 2020 12:17:30 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: GoboLinux 017News: OpenBSD adopts WireGuard, UBports coming to more devices, Fedora plans to set default text editor, KISS gets new package managerQuestions and answers: Controlling access to the kernel and understanding software development licensesReleased last week: Linux Mint 20, Grml 2020.06Torrent corner:....

Distribution Release: Linux Mint 20

Saturday 27th of June 2020 02:47:10 PM
The Linux Mint team have announced the release of Linux Mint 20. The new version is based on Ubuntu 20.04 and provides five years of support. The new release is available in three flavours: Cinnamon, MATE, and Xfce. Linux Mint 20 offers support for different scaling on HiDPI....

Distribution Release: Grml 2020.06

Wednesday 24th of June 2020 10:50:24 PM
Michael Prokop has announced the release of Grml 2020.06, a new version of the project's Linux distribution designed for system administrators, based on Debian's "testing" branch: "Grml - new stable release 2020.06 available. This Grml release provides fresh software packages from Debian testing ('bullseye'). As usual it also....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 871

Monday 22nd of June 2020 12:13:24 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Devuan GNU+Linux 3.0.0News: Fedora to make upgrades more secure, DragonFly BSD automates HAMMER2 snapshots, openSUSE warns of wireless issues in kernel updateQuestions and answers: BSD versus Linux distribution developmentReleased last week: CentOS 8.2.2004, FreeBSD 11.4, Emmabuntus DE3-1.02Torrent corner: Absolute, Calculate, CentOS, Emmabuntus,....

Distribution Release: Calculate Linux 20.6

Sunday 21st of June 2020 10:32:01 AM
Alexander Tratsevskiy has announced the release of Calculate Linux 20.6, a new version of the project's Gentoo-based, rolling-release distribution set available in KDE Plasma, Cinnamon, LXQt, MATE and Xfce editions: "To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Calculate Ltd, we are pleased to unveil the new Calculate Linux 20.6....

Distribution Release: Oracle Linux 8.2

Sunday 21st of June 2020 03:09:15 AM
Oracle Linux, an enterprise-class server distribution built from the source code of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, has been updated to version 8.2. The announcement was actually made on 6th May, but the product's installation ISO image only appeared on public download servers yesterday. This release is the first....

Distribution Release: Robolinux 11.02

Friday 19th of June 2020 01:48:30 AM
John Martinson has announced the release of Robolinux 11.02, an upgraded build of the project's Ubuntu-based distribution which integrates VirtualBox to run various guest operating systems within the main host. Despite the bump in the version number, the new release of Robolinux is still based on Ubuntu 18.04;....

Distribution Release: Rescuezilla 1.0.6

Thursday 18th of June 2020 02:13:31 AM
Shasheen Ediriweera has announced the release of Rescuezilla 1.0.6, developed by a project which has given a new life to the abandoned "Redo Backup & Restore" distribution. The 64-bit edition of Rescuezilla 1.0.6 is based on Ubuntu 20.04, while the 32-bit variant is still derived from Ubuntu 18.04;....

BSD Release: FreeBSD 11.4

Tuesday 16th of June 2020 11:03:16 PM
Glen Barber has announced the release of FreeBSD 11.4, the latest (and final) stable update in the product's legacy branch. It will continue receiving security support until September 2021. "The FreeBSD Release Engineering team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 11.4-RELEASE. This is the fifth and....

Distribution Release: CentOS 8.2.2004

Tuesday 16th of June 2020 05:44:47 AM
Brian Stinson has announced the release of an updated build of CentOS, a Linux distribution build from the source code of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The new version, labelled as CentOS 8.2.2004, is available for the aarch64, ppc64le and x86_64 architectures. "We are pleased to announce the general....

Distribution Release: Emmabuntüs DE3-1.02

Monday 15th of June 2020 08:09:04 PM
Emmabuntüs is a lightweight, Debian-based distribution featuring the Xfce and LXQt desktop environments. the project's latest release is Emmabuntüs Debian Edition (DE) 3-1.02. The latest version is based on Debian 10.4 and swaps out the LXDE desktop for LXQt. "The LXQt environment which replaces LXDE, and is natively....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 870

Monday 15th of June 2020 12:10:25 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Regolith Linux 19.10.0-R1.3 and distriNews: UBports makes fixing apps easier and ships on the Pinetab, Tails shares known issues and workarounds, revisiting SLSQuestions and answers: Tagging files and searching for files using tagsReleased last week: SuperGamer 6, 4MLinux 33.0Torrent corner: 4MLinux, ArcoLinux,....

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libinput 1.16.0

libinput 1.16.0 is now available.

No significant changes since the second RC, so here's slightly polished RC1
announcement text.

This has been a long cycle, mostly because there weren't any huge changes on
the main development branch and a lot of the minor annoyances have found
their way into the 1.15.x releases anyway.

libinput now monitors timestamps of the events vs the current time when
libinput_dispatch() is called by the compositor. Where the difference
*may* result in issues, a (rate-limited) warning is printed to the log.
So you may see messages popping up in the form of
  "event processing lagging behind by XYZms, your system is too slow"
This is a warning only and has no immediate effect. Previously we would only
notice (and warn about) this when it affected an internal timer. Note that
these warnings do not show an issue with libinput, it shows that the the
compositor is not calling libinput_dispatch() quick enough.

The wheel tilt axis source was deprecated. No device ever had the required
udev properties set so we should stop pretending we support this.

Touchpads now support the "flat" acceleration profile. The default remains
unchanged and this needs to be selected in the configuration interface. The
"flat" profile applies a constant factor to movement deltas (1.0 for the
default speed setting).

Events from lid or tablet-mode switches that are known to libinput as being
unreliable are now filtered and no longer passed to the caller.
This prevents callers from receiving those known-bogus events and having to
replicate the same heuristics to identify unreliable devices that libinput
employs internally.

A new "libinput analyze" debugging tool is the entry tool for analysing
various aspects of devices. Right now the only tool is
"libinput analyze per-slot-delta" which can be used to detect pointer jumps
in a libiput record output. This tool used to live elsewhere, it was moved
to libinput so that reporters can easier run this tool, reducing the load on
the maintainers.

The tools have seen a few minor improvements, e.g.
- "libinput record touchpad.yml" does the right thing, no explicit --output
  argument required
- libinput measure touchpad-pressure has been revamped to be a bit more
  obvious
- libinput measure touchpad-size has been added (as replacement for the
  touchpad-edge-detector tool)
- libinput measure fuzz has been fixed to work (again and) slightly more
  reliable

The libinput test suite has been fixed to avoid interference with the
currently running session. Previously it was virtually impossible to work
while the test suite is running - multiple windows would pop up, the screen
would blank regularly, etc.

And of course a collection of fixes, quirks and new bugs.

As usual, see the git shortlog for details.

Diego Abad A (1):
      FIX: typo on building documentation

Peter Hutterer (2):
      test: semi-fix the switch_suspend_with_touchpad test
      libinput 1.16.0

git tag: 1.16.0
Read more Also: >Libinput 1.16 Released - Ready To Warn You If Your System Is Too Slow

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