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Xenko 1.8 Engine Released With Multi-Threading, Vulkan

Friday 2nd of September 2016 01:21:48 PM
This week marked the release of the Xenko 1.8 game engine that brings a new multi-threaded engine with Vulkan support. There is also SSAO, cel shading, and other rendering improvements...

Apache OpenOffice Proposed For Retirement, Still Being Debated

Friday 2nd of September 2016 01:16:48 PM
With the progress LibreOffice is making these days, many of you probably forgot OpenOffice was still even around. It is, but the Apache developers are currently debating the possibility of retiring it...

GNOME 3.22 Beta 2 Released

Friday 2nd of September 2016 01:06:50 PM
The official GNOME 3.22 desktop release is happening this month...

Here Are The Steam Survey Results For Linux During August 2016

Friday 2nd of September 2016 12:55:25 AM
The start of the new month brings a new percentage about the estimated Linux gaming population as measured by the Steam survey...

Etnaviv Libdrm Code Being Reviewed, Gallium3D Driver Hopefully Not Far Behind

Thursday 1st of September 2016 08:34:48 PM
While it doesn't get talked about as much as Nouveau or Freedreno, the Etnaviv project has been another effort leading great progress on a full-functioning open-source graphics driver through reverse-engineering. Etnaviv is the reverse-engineered driver for Vivante graphics...

PC-BSD-Renamed TrueOS To Use LibreSSL, Linux DRM 4.7 Compatibility

Thursday 1st of September 2016 08:21:12 PM
In case you missed it last month, PC-BSD is completely re-branding itself as TrueOS, that's across the board for their desktop, server, and embedded editions while they will abandon the PC-BSD name. More details are coming to light on the inaugural TrueOS release...

Preliminary Qt 5.8 Alpha Packages Now Available

Thursday 1st of September 2016 05:55:00 PM
The Qt Project is readying the Qt 5.8.0 Alpha toolkit release...

Mesa Will Be Back On Track For Frequent, Stable Point Releases

Thursday 1st of September 2016 05:42:06 PM
Aside from the major Mesa 12.0 release, this month has been relatively quiet for Mesa stable point releases, which traditionally have come around every two weeks. It looks like that will be back on track shortly...

Unreal Engine 4.13 Brings GPU Rendering Improvements

Thursday 1st of September 2016 02:55:19 PM
Epic Games announced the release this morning of Unreal Engine 4.13 as the newest version of their advanced game engine...

No, AMD Will Not Be Opening Up Its Firmware/Microcode

Thursday 1st of September 2016 01:45:15 PM
This issue comes up every so often by people suggesting it or otherwise inquiring about it... No, AMD has no intentions of open-sourcing its low-level firmware / microcode for their Radeon GPUs...

GTK Developers Continue Firming Up Their Long-Term Toolkit Plans

Thursday 1st of September 2016 01:09:04 PM
Earlier this summer at a hackfest of GTK+ developers they came up with a plan for GTK4 and beyond with reworking how they'll do long-term stable releases. With GNOME/GTK+ 3.22 approaching, they are firming up their plans...

Ubuntu Working On Improved Low Graphics Mode For Unity 7

Thursday 1st of September 2016 12:49:59 PM
While Ubuntu developers continue work on preparing the Unity 8 desktop for rolling out across all form-factors, Unity 7 is still seeing some new improvements as their interim desktop solution...

SDL Now Supports Relative Mouse Mode On Wayland

Thursday 1st of September 2016 12:31:07 PM
With the latest SDL development code is support for the relative mouse mode when using this important library to games and other applications on Wayland...

Unity's 5.5 Linux Build Now Unified, Uses OpenGL Core Contexts

Thursday 1st of September 2016 12:19:37 PM
Unity today announced their 5.5 beta of the Unity Editor for Linux for game developers...

OpenBSD 6.0 Is Out With Better ARM Support, More SMP Fun, Dropped Linux Emulation

Thursday 1st of September 2016 12:05:28 PM
Kicking off September the OpenBSD developers announced the release of OpenBSD 6.0...

Linux 4.8, AMDGPU, RADV & Google's Fuchsia OS Dominated This Month

Thursday 1st of September 2016 01:00:00 AM
This month on Phoronix there were 22 featured Linux reviews and 242 original news articles, here were the most interesting ones...

Chrome 53 Released With Speed Improvements, Shadow DOM

Thursday 1st of September 2016 12:45:41 AM
Ending out August, Google has promoted Chrome/Chromium 53 to their stable channel...

LLVM 3.9 Is Set To Be Released

Thursday 1st of September 2016 12:38:45 AM
LLVM 3.9 final has been tagged in Git/SVN and will be formally released in the next few days...

GhostBSD 10.3 Finally Rolls Out, Offers MATE & Xfce Atop ZFS

Thursday 1st of September 2016 12:00:57 AM
While FreeBSD 11.0 is right around the corner, today marks the official debut of GhostBSD 10.3 that in turn is based off FreeBSD 10.3...

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Security News

  • Security advisories for Wednesday
  • Facebook, Uber, Slack, and Pandora Pros Praise Free Security Tools
    Proponents of open source software argue that by letting passionate developers get involved and tweak underlying code, the tools they create are stronger and more reliable. Plus, for companies looking to bolster their digital defenses, the software has the added benefit of being free.
  • LibreSSL 2.5
  • LibreSSL 2.5 Released With New Features, iOS Support
    LibreSSL 2.5.0 is available today as the newest version of this growing fork of OpenSSL led by the OpenBSD project. LibreSSL 2.5's libtls implementation now supports ALPN and SNI while handling four cipher suite groups, there is tightened error handling in some areas, support for OCSP intermediate certificates, initial support for Apple's iOS platform, and a variety of other fixes and functionality improvements.

OSS Leftovers

  • Open source storage hits the mainstream
    Open source storage has gained mainstream acceptance in high performance computing, analytics, object storage, cloud (OpenStack) and NAS use, but can it crack the enterprise?
  • Rogue Wave Improves Support for Open Source Software with IBM
  • Rogue Wave Software to improve open-source software support with IBM
    Rogue Wave Software announces it is working with IBM to help make open source software (OSS) support more available. This will help provide comprehensive, enterprise-grade technical support for OSS packages.
  • Vendors and Customers Gettin' Open Sourcey With It
    Basically, “open source enablement" seems to be about teaching customers how to embrace open source principles, both in terms of internal processes as well as external communities and ecosystems. As I've worked with many engineering and product teams over the years, I've seen many open source initiatives fail to reach their potential because of ingrained cultural obstacles that usually manifest in the form of corporate inertia that blocks forward progress.
  • Digium Announces Asterisk 14 Open Source Communications Software
    Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® Company, today at its annual AstriCon users and developers conference, announced Asterisk 14, the next major release of the world's most popular open source communications platform. Asterisk 14 continues the track of previous major releases, such as Asterisk 12 and Asterisk 13, by offering developer- and administrator-focused features and capabilities to simplify the scaling and deployment of Asterisk within large, service-based ecosystems.
  • Announcing the open source release of MORI, from Chalkbeat
    In 2014, Chalkbeat developed and started using a WordPress plugin for tracking impact. We called it MORI — Measures of Our Reporting’s Influence. As we wrote then, MORI grew out of one of our key beliefs: Journalists can make a difference, but the ability to measure the difference we make can multiply our impact over time. If we can document how, why, when, and where we made a difference, we are more likely to repeat our success. The quantitative data we track in MORI lets us see the big picture of how our work affects the world, beyond raw readership analytics; the qualitative narrative we record helps us tell the story. Our editorial teams can put important impacts in the hands of our fundraising team and others to turn around and share with the broader education community.
  • ODL: Open Source Hastens Software Usability
    Open Daylight Summit -- Open source is connecting users and developers more intimately, and that's a good thing, OpenDaylight Executive Director Neela Jacques said here today. In kicking off the OpenDaylight Summit, Jacques said the ability of users and developers to work side-by-side is evolving, and helping drive the faster pace at which open source can bring solutions to the industry. "Users can sit next to the developers of the code they use, and the interaction doesn't go one way," he said. "The real difference is the way users interact with developers. This is why we are able to get production-grade solutions so much faster than you ever would in proprietary world."
  • General Electric and Bosch announce IIoT collaboration
  • GE and Bosch to create open-source industrial IoT platform

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