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Development Release: Linux Lite 5.0 RC1

Wednesday 22nd of April 2020 04:26:48 AM
Jerry Bezencon has announced the availability of the initial release candidate for Linux Lite 5.0, the upcoming stable version of the project's beginner-friendly distribution featuring the Xfce desktop. The new version is based on Ubuntu 20.04: "Linux Lite 5.0 RC1 is now available for testing. This is the....

Distribution Release: NixOS 20.03

Tuesday 21st of April 2020 04:18:56 AM
The NixOS project has announced the release of NixOS 20.03, the latest stable version of the project's independently-developed Linux distribution with a unique approach to package and configuration management, as well as a custom package manager called "Nix": "Release 20.03 'Markhor'. In addition to numerous new and upgraded....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 862

Monday 20th of April 2020 12:18:05 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Recalbox 6.1.1News: FreeBSD publishes status report, UBports coming to more phones, pfSense users asked to update Snort rules, Debian elects new leaderQuestions and answers: Trademarks and open source projectsReleased last week: Archman GNU/Linux 2020-04, Guix System 1.1.0, EndeavourOS 2020.04.11Torrent corner: 4MLinux, Anarchy,....

Development Release: Pop!_OS 20.04 Beta

Friday 17th of April 2020 01:45:46 PM
Pop!_OS is an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution featuring a custom GNOME desktop. Pop!_OS is designed to have a minimal amount of clutter on the desktop without distractions in order to allow the user to focus on work. The distribution has published a new development release, Pop!_OS 20.04 Beta, which....

Development Release: GoboLinux 017 Beta

Friday 17th of April 2020 08:05:24 AM
Lucas Villa Real has announced the availability of the first beta snapshot of GoboLinux 017, an independently-developed Linux distribution whose most interesting feature is the complete rewrite of the UNIX filesystem hierarchy. The new release upgrades numerous base packages, while it continues to use the Awesome window manager....

Distribution Release: Archman GNU/Linux 2020-04

Thursday 16th of April 2020 01:41:11 PM
Archman GNU/Linux is an Arch Linux-based distribution which features the Calamares system installer and a pre-configured desktop environment. The project's latest snapshot, version 2020-04, introduces a number of changes to the look of the Xfce desktop and its default icons. "In this release you will see a 70%....

Development Release: deepin 20 Beta

Wednesday 15th of April 2020 04:49:06 PM
deepin is a Debian-based distribution which features a custom desktop environment. The project's latest development snapshot, deepin 20 Beta, is based on Debian 10. The beta offers a new desktop style and runs on version 5.3 of the Linux kernel. "deepin is a Linux distribution devoted to providing....

Distribution Release: Guix System 1.1.0

Wednesday 15th of April 2020 02:39:46 PM
Guix System is a Linux-based, stateless operating system that is built around the GNU Guix package manager. The operating system provides advanced package management features such as transactional upgrades and roll-backs, reproducible build environments, unprivileged package management, and per-user profiles. The project's latest release is Guix System 1.1.0....

Distribution Release: EndeavourOS 2020.04.11

Monday 13th of April 2020 02:14:30 PM
EndeavourOS is an Arch Linux-based distribution which features graphical install options and pre-configured desktop environments. The project's latest release, version 2020.04.11, introduces a number of custom utilities to improve package management and error reporting. "We’re proud to present you our latest release and it is chucked with new....

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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
- 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

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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