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Star Citizen Plans To Go Vulkan-Only

Sunday 19th of March 2017 11:05:54 AM
Star Citizen, the much-anticipated space simulator video game that is the most-funded crowdfunding project ever with more than 39 million dollars pledged, is planning to go Vulkan-only...

GNOME's Vala 0.36 Released

Saturday 18th of March 2017 10:01:50 PM
While some will argue that GNOME's Vala is a "dead" language, there still are active contributors and today they released version 0.36...

Mesa 13.0 vs. 17.0 vs. 17.1 Git RadeonSI Tests

Saturday 18th of March 2017 05:15:42 PM
For those curious how Mesa 17.1-devel Git is performing relative to the Mesa 13.0 and 17.0 stable series, here are some Mesa Git benchmarks on three different Radeon graphics cards.

BUS1 Is Working On A D-Bus Broker

Saturday 18th of March 2017 01:25:24 PM
BUS1 remains in-development as an in-kernel IPC mechanism and the spiritual successor to the never-merged KDBUS...

Another Polaris 12 ID Added To RadeonSI

Saturday 18th of March 2017 12:01:52 PM
Another Polaris 12 device ID was added to the RadeonSI driver yesterday. In AMD's other open-source driver components they have also been tidying up their lists this week of the PCI device IDs for the upcoming Polaris 12 hardware...

Sway 0.12 Wayland Compositor Released

Saturday 18th of March 2017 11:48:39 AM
Sway 0.12 was released earlier this month as the newest feature update to this i3-compatible Wayland compositor...

Pipeline Statistic Queries Land In Mesa ANV

Saturday 18th of March 2017 11:31:38 AM
Support for pipeline statistics queries are now enabled within Mesa Git for the Intel ANV Vulkan driver...

Wine 2.4 Released, Still Working Towards Direct3D CSMT

Friday 17th of March 2017 08:24:49 PM
Wine 2.4 was released a few minutes ago as the newest bi-weekly development release for this program to run Windows games/applications on Linux and other operating systems...

Khronos Group Appears To Be Readying For WebGL-Next Proposals

Friday 17th of March 2017 07:57:33 PM
Separate from Apple's recent proposals around WebGPU as a new low-level graphics API for the web, The Khronos Group appears to be readying to solicit ideas for "WebGL Next" as their next-gen web graphics API...

Longtime Ubuntu Contributor, Cloud Liaison Leaving Canonical

Friday 17th of March 2017 06:29:08 PM
After being at Canonical for nearly one decade, Jorge Castro is leaving his work on the Ubuntu Cloud and joining a new startup...

Mesa 17.0.2 Release Candidate Queues 40+ Changes

Friday 17th of March 2017 06:17:01 PM
Not only is Emil Velikov prepping to release Mesa 13.0.6, but Mesa 17.0.2 is also right around the corner...

Intel Does Final XenGT Release Off Old Codebase

Friday 17th of March 2017 04:17:35 PM
Intel developers have done their "2016-Q4" quarterly update to XenGT for mediated graphics passthrough on Linux hosts for Intel graphics hardware. This is their last release on the old architecture now that the code began landing upstream in Linux 4.10...

A Look At The Changes & New Features Of GNOME 3.24

Friday 17th of March 2017 02:40:19 PM
With GNOME 3.24 due to be released next week, I've spent some time trying out the latest, near-final packages using Fedora Rawhide. The experience has been good and from my initial impressions it appears to be another reliable update to the GNOME Shell experience. Here are some screenshots and a recap of the new features and changes for this six-month update to this open-source desktop environment.

Heterogeneous Memory Management Is Still Planning For Linux 4.12

Friday 17th of March 2017 10:29:23 AM
If longtime open-source Linux graphics developer Jerome Glisse has his way, the long-awaited Heterogeneous Memory Management (HMM) support will be merged for the Linux 4.12 kernel...

Fedora Announces Its First Layered Image Release

Friday 17th of March 2017 10:14:00 AM
For those making use of containers, the Fedora Project has announced its first Layered Image Release...

The GNU Toolchain Has Made Much Progress So Far In 2017

Friday 17th of March 2017 10:02:38 AM
Red Hat's Nick Clifton has written a lengthy update concerning the state of the GNU Toolchain as we near the end of the first quarter, 2017...

Firmware-Based Power Management For Intel Graphics Advances

Friday 17th of March 2017 09:49:02 AM
Intel developers have published their latest version of patches that implement a Single Loop Power Controller (SLPC) as a replacement to host-based power management features...

Trying Out The New OpenGL Threaded Dispatch In Mesa 17.1

Friday 17th of March 2017 12:49:42 AM
At the beginning of today, OpenGL threaded dispatch landed in Mesa as work that's existed in patch form for years but was recently revived for Mesa Git due to the potential for significant performance gains in select scenarios...

Fedora 26 Alpha Has Been Delayed

Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:59:20 PM
Fedora 26 Alpha isn't going to make it out on time and has been delayed, pushing back the final F26 already by a second time...

Croteam Will Soon Be Releasing Fusion 2017 Update To Serious Sam HD

Thursday 16th of March 2017 08:57:26 PM
It looks like a public beta may be available soon of Serious Fusion 2017 for Serious Sam HD...

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Leftovers: OSS

  • Are Low-Code Platforms a Good Fit for Feds?
    Open-source code platforms — in part, because they’re often free — have long been a popular choice for digital service creation and maintenance. In recent years, however, some agencies have turned to low-code solutions for intuitive visual features such as drag-and-drop design functionality. As Forrester Research notes, low-code platforms are "application platforms that accelerate app delivery by dramatically reducing the amount of hand-coding required."
  • Crunchy Data Brings Enterprise Open Source POSTGRESQL To U.S. Government With New DISA Security Technical Implementation Guide
    Crunchy Data — a leading provider of trusted open source PostgreSQL and enterprise PostgreSQL technology, support and training — is pleased to announce the publication of a PostgreSQL Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), making PostgreSQL the first open source database with a STIG. Crunchy Data collaborated with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to evaluate open source PostgreSQL against the DoD's security requirements and developed the guide to define how open source PostgreSQL can be deployed and configured to meet security requirements for government systems.
  • Democratizing IoT design with open source development boards and communities
    The Internet of Things (IoT) is at the heart of what the World Economic Forum has identified as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, an economic, technical, and cultural transformation that combines the physical, digital, and biological worlds. It is driven by such technologies as ubiquitous connectivity, big data, analytics and the cloud.

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Security and Bugs

  • Security updates for Thursday
  • Devops embraces security measures to build safer software
    Devops isn’t simply transforming how developers and operations work together to deliver better software faster, it is also changing how developers view application security. A recent survey from software automation and security company Sonatype found that devops teams are increasingly adopting security automation to create better and safer software.
  • This Xfce Bug Is Wrecking Users’ Monitors
    The Xfce desktop environment for Linux may be fast and flexible — but it’s currently affected by a very serious flaw. Users of this lightweight alternative to GNOME and KDE have reported that the choice of default wallpaper in Xfce is causing damaging to laptop displays and LCD monitors. And there’s damning photographic evidence to back the claims up.