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There's Now More Than 1,100 Games On Steam For Linux

Friday 24th of April 2015 01:20:14 PM
It was just last month I wrote about there being more than 1,000 games on Steam for Linux/SteamOS. Recently, Steam crossed the 1,100 games milestone; over one hundred additions in just over one month!..

Btrfs In Linux 4.1 Has Fixes For File-Systems Of 20 Terabytes & Up

Friday 24th of April 2015 01:08:34 PM
It's nearing the end of the Linux 4.1 kernel and Chris Mason has now sent in his pull request of Btrfs file-system updates for this next kernel update...

Microsoft's CoreCLR Now Works On FreeBSD

Friday 24th of April 2015 12:52:53 PM
It was back in February that Microsoft open-sourced CoreCLR, the execution engine of the core .NET stack. Besides coming to Linux and other platforms, this MIT-licensed engine has now been ported and is working for FreeBSD...

Unigine 2.0 Beta 2 Brings PBR, SSR, Kinect 2 Support

Friday 24th of April 2015 12:16:38 PM
While we sadly don't hear too much these days from Unigine on the Linux gaming front, their high-end 3D graphics engine remains Linux-compatible and they seem to be doing well off in the area of simulations and more. Unigine 2.0 has been out in preview form since last year and coming out today is the second beta...

KDBUS Still Hasn't Been Pulled, Might Not Land For Linux 4.1

Friday 24th of April 2015 12:07:59 AM
Linus Torvalds still hasn't pulled the KDBUS code into the Linux 4.1 kernel and it's beginning to look like he won't honor this pull request for the current Linux development cycle...

The State Of The Lima/Tamil Driver Code

Thursday 23rd of April 2015 06:07:47 PM
For those wondering about the state of the Lima and Tamil graphics drivers for providing open-source, accelerated support to ARM Mali graphics processors, Luc Verhaegen has written a new blog post after being silent for a while...

The New Linux Performance Test Lab Is Already Being Expanded

Thursday 23rd of April 2015 04:46:59 PM
It was just last month that our new, large-scale test farm was completed while already it's being expanded... Another 42U rack is being added to allow for more systems to go through rigorous benchmarking via the Phoronix Test Suite's Phoromatic...

Ubuntu's Desktop-Next Switching From .DEBs To Snappy

Thursday 23rd of April 2015 03:46:39 PM
Ubuntu 15.04 was just released and Canonical isn't wasting any time with starting to share their plans for Ubuntu 15.10 due out in October. This next release will feature a build that switches away from Debian packages (.deb) to using Snappy Personal...

Qt Creator 3.4 Brings C++ Programming Improvements & More

Thursday 23rd of April 2015 02:10:13 PM
The Qt Company has today announced the official release of Qt Creator 3.4, one of the best open-source IDEs for programmers and the de facto development environment for Qt applications...

Ubuntu 15.04 Released, Now Available For Download

Thursday 23rd of April 2015 01:54:34 PM
Ubuntu 15.04 is out!..

QtWebEngine Poses Problems For Debian, Distribution Vendors

Thursday 23rd of April 2015 01:46:57 PM
Debian and other Linux distributions are running into issues with packaging up QtWebEngine, which is becoming a problem since more of the new KDE stack is becoming dependent upon this addition to Qt 5.4 that provides a web rendering engine based on Chromium...

RAID 5/6 Changes Coming For Linux Software RAID (MD)

Thursday 23rd of April 2015 12:39:22 PM
Linux 4.1 will feature an updated Multiple Device (MD) driver to improve the RAID 5/6 potential for those relying upon Linux Software RAID...

ACPI For 64-bit ARM Proposed For Linux 4.1

Thursday 23rd of April 2015 12:27:47 PM
Going back many months there's been work on adding ACPI support to ARM64/AArch64. That long journey may now be wrapping up with a pending pull request for landing full ACPI support for 64-bit ARM in Linux 4.1...

XFS Updates Submitted For Linux 4.1 Kernel

Thursday 23rd of April 2015 12:01:40 PM
Dave Chinner has sent in his XFS file-system updates targeting the Linux 4.1 kernel...

Libinput X.Org Driver Updated (v0.9)

Thursday 23rd of April 2015 11:46:55 AM
Peter Hutterer has announced the release of xf86-input-libinput, the X.Org driver for making use of the libinput library under X11 environments...

Debian 8.0 Jessie Is Ready For Release This Weekend

Thursday 23rd of April 2015 01:46:20 AM
Steve McIntyre has relayed that the Debian camp is "Ready for Jessie!" and that the debian-cd team is happy with the state of the debian-installer and related packages for the Debian 8.0 Jessie release...

TearFree Option Lands In xf86-video-ati Git

Thursday 23rd of April 2015 01:20:59 AM
As a quick follow-up to yesterday's article about a new TearFree option for the Radeon X.Org driver as the latest effort to eliminate tearing, that feature is now in Git...

Ubuntu 15.04 Brings Some Graphics Performance Improvements For Intel Haswell

Wednesday 22nd of April 2015 06:00:00 PM
While we know Intel Broadwell performance is much faster on Ubuntu 15.04 than Ubuntu 14.10, with this week's release of Ubuntu Vivd Vervet, here's some fresh results looking to see how the Intel Haswell graphics performance has evolved over the past six months. For the many Intel Haswell owners out there, you'll be pleased that the performance has overall improved.

Linux 4.1 Supports Annapurna's Alpine & Other ARM Platform Work

Wednesday 22nd of April 2015 04:02:58 PM
There's yet more to talk about with regard to the Linux 4.1 kernel and some of the latest patches queued up for merging are the numerous ARM improvements...

GIMP's Porting To GTK3 Continues

Wednesday 22nd of April 2015 02:53:23 PM
The popular GIMP image editing program continues in its quest of being ported to GTK3, but it's still not clear when it will be finished and merged to mainline...

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Arch Linux – Kde Plasma 5.3 stable is finally available for installation

Great news for Arch Linux users! From a few minutes, Kde Plasma 5.3 stable packages are officially available on Arch Linux repositories. In fact, after running the pacman -Syu command I finally noticed, listed on my terminal, the new packages of Plasma 5.3.0 with all the relative dependencies. Read more

Linux 4.1-rc2

So the -rc2's have lately been pretty small - looking more like late -rc's than early ones. It *used* to be that I couldn't even post the shortlog, because it was just too big. That's not been the case for the last few releases. I think people tend to take a breather after the merge window, because the -rc3's tend to then be a bit bigger again. But it may just also be that I've just gotten much better at saying "the merge window is over, I'm not taking random stragglers", or that people are just getting better at keeping to the merge window. Whatever the reason, the time of huge -rc2's seems to be happily behind us. Read more

GNOME 3.17.1 released

Hi GNOMErs! The development of the next GNOME release, 3.17, has started, and the first snapshot, 3.17.1, is now available. To compile GNOME 3.17.1, you can use the jhbuild [1] modulesets [2] (which use the exact tarball versions from the official release). [1] http://library.gnome.org/devel/jhbuild/ [2] http://download.gnome.org/teams/releng/3.17.1/ The release notes that describe the changes between 3.16.1 and 3.17.1 are available. Go read them to learn what's new in this release: core - http://download.gnome.org/core/3.17/3.17.1/NEWS apps - http://download.gnome.org/apps/3.17/3.17.1/NEWS The GNOME 3.17.1 release is available here: core sources - http://download.gnome.org/core/3.17/3.17.1 apps sources - http://download.gnome.org/apps/3.17/3.17.1 Read more