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Nautilus & Calendar Improvements Plus More For GNOME 3.18

Monday 18th of May 2015 01:06:50 PM
GNOME 3.18 is under heavy development and already thus far this cycle we've seen GTK+ do away with Windows XP support and integrate other toolkit improvements along with other work like in-progress file manager improvements. Here's more of the GNOME 3.18 work items to get excited about...

AMDGPU Open-Source Driver Code Continues Maturing

Sunday 17th of May 2015 02:33:38 PM
Nearly one month ago AMD published the open-source code to their new "AMDGPU" kernel driver and the necessary user-space driver changes too. That code is continuing to mature for the Linux 4.2 kernel and for supporting the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver that code is continuing to be polished...

Freedreno Now Supports The A306 GPU

Sunday 17th of May 2015 02:20:45 PM
For users of the Freedreno Gallium3D driver for having unofficial open-source Qualcomm graphics support, the Adreno 306 is the latest graphics processor now supported...

Meizu Launches The Ubuntu MX4 In China

Sunday 17th of May 2015 02:07:18 PM
Ubuntu enthusiasts in Europe have been able to buy the first Ubuntu phone for some time now, the BQ Aquaris, while starting now Chinese developers are able to buy the second official Ubuntu phone: the Meizu Ubuntu MX4...

DragonFlyBSD Now Supports Encrypted SWAP

Sunday 17th of May 2015 01:36:32 PM
For DragonFlyBSD users out there, the swap device with the latest Git kernel can now be encrypted...

openSUSE Tumbleweed Now Defaults To KDE Plasma 5.3

Sunday 17th of May 2015 01:16:23 PM
As of this weekend, openSUSE Tumbleweed is now defaulting to the KDE Plasma 5.3 experience alongside the KDE Applications 15.04.1 packages...

Oculus Rift Suspends Linux Development To Focus On Windows

Saturday 16th of May 2015 03:08:06 PM
While Oculus Rift has seen Linux support up to now, the Facebook-owned VR company has now suspended Linux and OS X development to better focus on Windows...

Wayland / Weston 1.8 Release Candidate Arrives

Saturday 16th of May 2015 02:55:46 PM
The release candidate for the upcoming Wayland 1.8 is now available...

RadeonSI Gallium3D Driver To Be Enabled For Android

Friday 15th of May 2015 07:09:16 PM
With the latest Mesa patch series by Chih-Wei Huang of Android-x86, the AMD RadeonSI Gallium3D driver is to be enabled...

KDE Applications 15.08 Planned For Release On 19 August

Friday 15th of May 2015 07:03:52 PM
The next major KDE Applications update, v15.08, is planned for release on 19 August...

Rust 1.0 Language Officially Released

Friday 15th of May 2015 05:40:22 PM
Rust 1.0 has been officially released!..

Wine 1.7.43 Works On Desktop Shell Window Support

Friday 15th of May 2015 01:46:11 PM
Wine 1.7.43 was released this morning as the newest development version of Wine...

The Current Open-Source OpenCL Experience On Fedora

Friday 15th of May 2015 01:38:46 PM
With the open-source OpenCL news this week about Beignet working on OpenCL 2.0 support and Intel Cherryview now supporting OpenCL, I decided to see how the open-source OpenCL support is shaping up for the soon-to-be-released Fedora 22...

Spec Ops: The Line Is The Latest Linux Shooter

Friday 15th of May 2015 01:08:59 PM
Spec Ops: The Line is the latest Steam on Linux title, however, not everyone will be happy with the Linux port of this third-person shooter...

Qt 5.5 Beta Finally Released

Friday 15th of May 2015 12:56:34 PM
The beta of Qt 5.5 has finally been released...

GNOME 3.16 On Fedora 22: Wayland vs. X.Org

Thursday 14th of May 2015 07:53:14 PM
In complementing this morning's early Fedora 22 Workstation benchmarks, here's some numbers in looking at Fedora 22's GNOME Shell 3.16 desktop under an X.Org Server as well as Wayland...

Gallium3D's LLVMpipe Tacks On Another OpenGL 4 Extension

Thursday 14th of May 2015 05:21:47 PM
Most often when talking of new OpenGL 4 extensions in Mesa it tends to be regarding the Intel Mesa driver given they're the company investing the most into the Linux graphics stack, followed by the Radeon and Noveau drivers. However, this week in Mesa is some love to the fallback/debugging software rasterizers...

Fedora 21 vs. Fedora 22 Benchmarks

Thursday 14th of May 2015 02:46:40 PM
For those curious how the performance of Fedora 22 is shaking out, here's some early benchmarks comparing the Fedora Workstation 21 and Fedora Workstation 22 (with all updates as of the final freeze) in various workloads...

Qt Gamepad: Adding Gamepad Support To The Toolkit

Thursday 14th of May 2015 01:06:56 PM
One of the newest modules added to Qt Labs is QtGamepad, a module inspired in part by the W3's HTML5 Gamepad API...

GNU Guix 0.8.2 Adds 718 New Packages

Thursday 14th of May 2015 01:01:00 PM
A new release of the GNU Guix functional package manager is now available...

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Leftovers: Gaming

Netflix in Steam OS

  • Developer brings Netflix to Steam OS: Linux Wrap
    He has posted the script on GitHub for others to try. It’s in really early stage of development but it’s surprising and at the same time disappointing to see that Valve made no efforts whatsoever to bring steaming services like Netflix to their platform that they plan to dominate the living room.
  • Developer Implements Netflix in SteamOS
    A developer has put together some tools (still under construction) that would allow users to use SteamOS to play Netflix. It's in its early stages, but the developer has made something that Valve hasn't even thought about until now.

Android Leftovers

Fedora 22 Coming Next Tuesday and Converting Users

At the Fedora release Go/No-Go meeting last night it was determined that three bugs were serious enough to violate the release readiness criteria. As a result, the Final was blocked and a second Go/No-Go was scheduled for today. The results of that meeting are in! Elsewhere, Jack Germain said, "Simplicity Linux is easy to use and runs fast" and Swapnil Bhartiya shared his secret to converting users to Linux. Read more