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Canonical Community Team Changes Announced For Ubuntu

Tuesday 22nd of July 2014 02:00:09 PM
With Jono Bacon having recently left Canonical where he served as the Ubuntu Community Manager, Canonical has made some changes to its community team...

Raspberry Pi B+ ARM Debian Benchmarks

Tuesday 22nd of July 2014 01:26:41 PM
Available from OpenBenchmarking.org are some tests of the brand new Raspberry Pi B+ ARM system...

Mozilla Unleashes Firefox 31 Web Browser

Tuesday 22nd of July 2014 01:15:18 PM
The Firefox 31 web-browser is out this morning with new features...

GCC 5.0 Is Expected Next Year

Monday 21st of July 2014 11:44:14 PM
GNU Compiler Collection developers are beginning to come to a consensus that GCC 5.0 will be released in 2015...

PHP5's Successor Might Be PHP7

Monday 21st of July 2014 08:06:38 PM
PHP developers are currently debating whether the next-generation version of the PHP programming language is to be known as PHP 6 or PHP 7...

AMD "Hawaii" Open-Source GPU Acceleration Still Not Working Right

Monday 21st of July 2014 07:49:32 PM
Back in May I wrote about how AMD's open-source support for Hawaii was broken months after the Radeon R9 290 series was introduced... Fast forward to today, the AMD Hawaii open-source support is still broken...

AMDKFD Driver Still Evolving For Open-Source HSA On Linux

Monday 21st of July 2014 07:08:01 PM
Earlier this month AMD published an open-source HSA Linux driver for exploiting the potential of their much-promoted Heterogeneous System Architecture. This driver, now known as the "AMDKFD" driver, is up to its second revision and continues being analyzed by developers on the mailing list...

GStreamer 1.4.0 Released; OpenGL Improvements, New Features

Monday 21st of July 2014 04:46:49 PM
Sebastian Dröge has announced the immediate release of the GStreamer 1.4 stable series that adds on new features over the existing GStreamer 1.x stable branches while still keeping up to its promise of 1.x API/ABI stability...

New Intel GLAMOR Code Is Taking Shape & Running Fast

Monday 21st of July 2014 02:23:06 PM
Aside from upstream work to the GLAMOR acceleration code itself that's now part of the X.Org Server, Keith Packard has been working on the GLAMOR hook-up for the xf86-video-intel DDX driver...

LLVM 3.5 Gets A Tentative Release Date

Monday 21st of July 2014 02:12:12 PM
We've known for a while that LLVM 3.5 has been under plans for a release in August now with just being days away from the start of the month, we have a better idea for the release schedule...

EFF Aims To Launch An Open Wireless Router

Monday 21st of July 2014 02:00:41 PM
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is today announcing a new Open Wireless Router initiative today at the HOPE X conference...

Linux 3.16-rc6 Kernel Released

Monday 21st of July 2014 04:20:43 AM
Linus Torvalds has went ahead and done his usual weekly release candidate update to the latest in-development Linux kernel...

It's Now Made Easier Porting Jolla's Sailfish OS To New Android Phones

Sunday 20th of July 2014 10:08:20 PM
This week Jolla has finally released their Hardware Adaptation Dev Kit (HADK) publicly to make it easier for enthusiasts/developers to port the Sailfish OS platform to new Android smart-phones...

MP Counters In Prototype Stage For Nouveau NV50

Sunday 20th of July 2014 01:39:18 PM
Samuel Pitoiset has shared another blog post on his excellent work for reverse-engineering NVIDIA hardware performance counters and implementing the functionality within the open-source Nouveau driver...

The DragonBox Pyra Moves Closer As OpenPandora Successor

Sunday 20th of July 2014 01:31:30 PM
Michael Mozrek gave a presentation recently about his work as the project lead on the DragonBox Pyra, the slated replacement to the Open Pandora handheld Linux game system...

Plasma Active Continues Coming For Qt5/KF5

Sunday 20th of July 2014 01:03:49 PM
Being done as part of a Google Summer of Code project this year is porting KDE's Plasma Active to their newer technology stack...

Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Beta Update Now Uses SDL2

Sunday 20th of July 2014 12:51:07 PM
A new beta update to Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition is now out...

Leadwerks: Blender Exporter, Steam For Linux Coming

Saturday 19th of July 2014 07:23:28 PM
There's another update out for the Leadwerks Game Engine on Linux...

VA-API Adds Support For VP8 Video Encoding

Saturday 19th of July 2014 01:17:25 PM
Intel developers have added support for VP8 video encoding to the open-source Video Acceleration API...

SteamOS Update 123 Fixes Multiple Reboots, The Compositor

Saturday 19th of July 2014 01:05:04 PM
Valve pushed down the SteamOS update 123 to their Alchemist Beta channel this week...