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Pixar Puts Out Free, Non-Commercial Spin Of RenderMan

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 11:59:16 AM
Pixar has made a free, non-commercial version of its RenderMan software available to the public...

Libinput 0.13 Changes The Tap Motion Threshold

Tuesday 24th of March 2015 11:52:47 AM
Libinput 0.13 was released today as one of the final steps before Libinput 1.0...

GNOME Shell & Mutter 3.16.0 Released

Monday 23rd of March 2015 09:30:36 PM
The final v3.16.0 releases of the GNOME Shell and Mutter window manager are available this Monday afternoon...

Rootless XWayland Support Part Of KWin 5.3

Monday 23rd of March 2015 06:52:33 PM
Martin Gräßlin has shared some of his recently-landed work for the KWin 5.3 development cycle as it largely pertains to Wayland...

More eBPF Tracing Work Being Readied For Linux 4.1

Monday 23rd of March 2015 04:25:28 PM
The BPF In-Kernel Virtual Machine will likely see new functionality with the next Linux kernel release cycle, Linux 4.1...

Radeon DisplayPort MST Queued For Linux 4.1

Monday 23rd of March 2015 04:07:25 PM
The Linux 4.1 kernel will feature support for Radeon DisplayPort Multi-Stream Transport so that this open-source AMD Linux graphics driver can work with the latest high resolution DP displays and modern laptop docking stations...

WebKitGTK+ 2.8 Arrives With Gestures & HTML5 Notifications

Monday 23rd of March 2015 02:00:00 PM
Another GNOME 3.16 package christened this morning for Wednesday's release is WebKitGTK+ 2.8.0...

X.Org Voting Starts: Will X.Org Merge With The SPI?

Monday 23rd of March 2015 01:45:02 PM
The X.Org Foundation elections have finally got underway after being delayed to vote on new directors as well as having the X.Org members decide whether the foundation should dissolve its 501(c)3 status and become a sub-project of the SPI Inc...

GTK+ 3.16 Released With Mir Backend, Native OpenGL Support

Monday 23rd of March 2015 01:17:55 PM
It's GNOME 3.16 week! Matthias Clasen checked in the important GTK+ 3.16.0 package prior to the deadline tonight...

GNU Nano 2.4.0 Brings Complete Undo System, Linter Support & More

Monday 23rd of March 2015 12:55:13 PM
GNU Nano 2.4.0 was released this morning as the first stable update to this open-source CLI text editor in a number of years...

Linux 4.0-rc5 Mostly Has Routine Driver Updates

Monday 23rd of March 2015 12:42:30 PM
Linus Torvalds released the weekly release candidate to the Linux 4.0 kernel last night...

Cube2-Forked Red Eclipse 1.5 Sees Huge Update

Sunday 22nd of March 2015 11:43:35 PM
Version 1.5 of the open-source, cross-platform Red Eclipse first person shooter was released this weekend. Red Eclipse, which in turn is based on the Cube Engien 2, has seen some significant updates with this being the first major update in about two years...

Wine-Staging 1.7.39 Works On Speeding Up Wineserver Calls

Sunday 22nd of March 2015 08:43:39 PM
Following Friday's release of Wine 1.7.39, Wine-Staging 1.7.39 was released this Sunday with hundreds of extra patches on top of Wine...

What Linux vs. OS X Performance Tests Should Be Run Next?

Sunday 22nd of March 2015 06:07:11 PM
A new Apple Mac Mini happened to arrive at Phoronix that sports Intel Iris Graphics. It's now time to start benchmarking this Apple system with Intel Core i5 processor and run some comparative tests against Linux...

Support For Multiple Graphics Drivers With AMDKFD Kernel Driver

Sunday 22nd of March 2015 03:29:22 PM
A patch published on Sunday for the new AMDKFD HSA kernel driver adds support for using more than one graphics card/driver...

OpenGL Threaded Optimizations Responsible For NVIDIA's Faster Performance?

Sunday 22nd of March 2015 02:30:00 PM
With the recent BioShock Infinite Linux benchmark results and the big Metro Redux graphics card comparison on Linux, a fair number of Linux gamers have been bringing it up in the forums with their hypothesis that NVIDIA's Linux gaming performance wins is due to their driver supporting OpenGL threaded optimizations. Well, that's not always the case, as shown in this article with a __GL_THREADED_OPTIMIZATIONS comparison in many Linux games with different GeForce hardware.

A Look At BCache vs. LVM Cache For HDD+SSD Linux Systems

Sunday 22nd of March 2015 01:45:29 PM
For those thinking about potentially running a Linux system with a combination of SSD and HDD so that the solid-state drive would be able to act as a performance cache for commonly used data, BCache and LVM-cache/dmcache are two of the commonly used solutions...

AMD Is Hiring Two More Open-Source Linux GPU Driver Developers

Sunday 22nd of March 2015 01:28:04 PM
AMD issued two job postings this past week for hiring more open-source Linux graphics driver developers...

X.Org Core Purpose: Free & Open Accelerated Graphics Stack

Sunday 22nd of March 2015 12:57:36 PM
The 2015 X.Org Elections are finally getting started tomorrow after being delayed and running close on time for responding to SPI's resolution. Just in time for the elections to start, the revised foundation by-laws have been published that shift the focus of what the X.Org Foundation is about...

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EXT4 In Linux 4.1 Adds File-System Level Encryption

The EXT4 file-system updates for the Linux 4.1 kernel have been sent in and it features the file-system-level encryption support. Earlier this month we wrote about the newly-published patches for EXT4 encryption support coming out of Google and intended to land in the next major release of Android. Those patches for file-system-level encryption will now be landing upstream with the Linux 4.1 kernel update. Besides this native encryption support for EXT4, the rest of the updates for this merge window pull request equate to mainly fixes. More details via the pull request itself. Read more

Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 Pre1 Released for Testing with KDE Plasma 5.2.2 and Xfce 4.12

The Manjaro development team announced that the first Preview release of the upcoming Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 operating system is now available for download in Xfce and KDE Live CD flavors. Read more

Ardour 4.0 released

The Ardour project is pleased to announce the release of Ardour 4.0. This release brings many technical improvements, as well as new features and over a thousand bug fixes. The biggest changes in this release: Better cross platform support. Ardour now runs on GNU/Linux, OS X and for the first time, Windows. JACK is no longer required, making it easier than ever for new users to get Ardour up and running (though JACK is still usable with Ardour). The user interface has seen a thorough overhaul, leading to a more modern and polished experience. Read more

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