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Yum's Successor, DNF 0.6, Brings Sought After Features

Tuesday 12th of August 2014 03:17:48 PM
Aleš Kozumplík announced the release of DNF 0.6 today with the version bump coming as a result of some user sought after functionality...

MPlayer2-Forked MPV Player Releases v0.5 With A Lot Of Features

Tuesday 12th of August 2014 03:07:09 PM
The open-source MPV Player software that's derived from MPlayer2, which in turn is a fork of MPlayer, is out with a new version...

GTK+ 3.13.6 Updated To Work With Newer Wayland

Tuesday 12th of August 2014 02:50:26 PM
The GTK+ tool-kit is out with a new release this week that offers a lot of bug fixes but also several new improvements...

Leadwerks Game Engine Now In Beta On Steam For Linux

Tuesday 12th of August 2014 02:41:18 PM
The Leadwerks game engine is now available in an experimental form on Steam...

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 Now In Beta

Tuesday 12th of August 2014 02:22:04 PM
While Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 is out there, for those still relying upon RHEL6 there is now the first public beta of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6...

AMD Kaveri: Catalyst vs. RadeonSI Gallium3D On Linux

Tuesday 12th of August 2014 04:50:00 AM
With the recently released AMD A10-7800 Kaveri APU I carried out some new benchmarks comparing the open and closed-source Linux GPU driver performance for AMD with their Catalyst and RadeonSI Gallium3D solutions. When running the open-source Ubuntu driver tests, multiple versions of Mesa and the Linux kernel were used.

NVIDIA's 64-bit "Denver" Tegra K1 Should Be Amazing

Tuesday 12th of August 2014 01:55:56 AM
While we're incredibly infatuated right now with NVIDIA's Tegra K1 that offers quad-core Cortex-A15 performance with Kepler-class graphics, the 64-bit Tegra K1 should be even better...

Intel Adds Support For ARB_copy_image

Tuesday 12th of August 2014 01:29:06 AM
While OpenGL 4.5 was announced today, Mesa developers are still battling for OpenGL 4.0 compliance but at least they are now able to scratch off another GL4 feature...

The Witcher 2 Should Now Be Offering Faster Performance

Monday 11th of August 2014 08:22:11 PM
The Witcher 2 was released for Linux earlier this year but the quality of the initial Linux port was very troubling. Since then, the developers have been working to improve the Linux version of The Witcher 2 ahead of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt...

Coreboot Now Supports Intel Atom's MinnowBoard MAX, Bakersport

Monday 11th of August 2014 07:46:51 PM
Coreboot is now able to boot the MinnowBoard MAX, the latest x86 mini single-board computer...

NVIDIA Performance Counters In Nouveau Hoped For With Linux 3.19

Monday 11th of August 2014 06:20:00 PM
Samuel Pitoiset continues making steady, great progress on his Google Summer of Code project as a student developer reverse-engineering and implementing NVIDIA hardware performance counters within the open-source Nouveau driver...

Acer's Latest Chromebook Should Be Quite Powerful & Attractive

Monday 11th of August 2014 05:00:29 PM
Acer has introduced its newest Chromebook today and it's powered by the mighty powerful Tegra K1 SoC...

Intel Starts Shipping Core M Broadwell-Y 14nm Chips

Monday 11th of August 2014 04:38:26 PM
Intel passed along word that they've begun shipping their Core M Broadwell-Y chips...

Microsoft Joins The Khronos WebGL Working Group

Monday 11th of August 2014 03:01:08 PM
As some surprising news this morning beyond the Khronos Group working on a new, next-generation API to succeed OpenGL in its current form, Microsoft is back to investing in GL...

The Khronos Group Is Developing A New Graphics API From The Ground-Up

Monday 11th of August 2014 01:50:05 PM
The Khronos Group this morning announced OpenGL 4.5 (not OpenGL 5.0 as hoped for), but in announcing GL 4.5 from SIGGRAPH 2014 they also announced a call for participation to develop a new graphics API...

SPIR 2.0 Is Out In Provisional Form For OpenCL 2.0

Monday 11th of August 2014 01:36:58 PM
Besides OpenGL 4.5, the Khronos Group announced from SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver today the release of the provisional specification for SPIR 2.0...

NVIDIA Already Publishes An OpenGL 4.5 Linux Driver

Monday 11th of August 2014 01:28:30 PM
While the OpenGL 4.5 specification is fresh off the press and we haven't even seen the Khronos SIGGRAPH announcement yet, NVIDIA has already made public their OpenGL 4.5 beta drivers for Linux and Windows...

OpenGL 4.5 Released With New Features

Monday 11th of August 2014 12:48:37 PM
Well, the next-gen OpenGL didn't end up being OpenGL 5.0 but is being billed as OpenGL 4.5. Regardless, the OpenGL 4.5 specification is out now...

Stunt Rally 2.4 Brings New Open-Source Racing Fun

Monday 11th of August 2014 12:38:21 PM
A new release of Stunt Rally is out, an open-source racing game powered by VDrift with Bullet physics and uses OGRE for rendering...

DragonFlyBSD Finally Gets Haswell Graphics Support

Monday 11th of August 2014 12:32:54 PM
While Broadwell is right around the corner and Intel's open-source Linux developers are already working on Skylake graphics support, the DragonFlyBSD crew has just managed Haswell graphics support for their DRM driver ported from FreeBSD that in turn was ported from an earlier version of the Linux kernel...

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Red Hat CTO unexpectedly quits, amid rumors of executive 'friction'

No-one among the rank and file at Red Hat seem to have seen this coming. In a move the Linux giant's staffers said was "shocking" and a "punch in the gut," long-time Red Hat chief technology officer Brian Stevens has resigned. In a short press release, the company announced: "Brian Stevens will step down as CTO." In the same release, Red Hat's president and chief executive Jim Whitehurst said, "We want to thank Brian for his years of service and numerous contributions to Red Hat’s business. We wish him well in his future endeavors." Read more

Is Microsoft engaging in digital imperialism?

Windows, the common carrier of Microsoft, is such a sordid mess that it suffers regular glitches and conducts mass surveillance on users. Microsoft knows that without Windows it cannot survive, so dirty tricks resume in a very big way. This is not a beep on the radar but somewhat of a surge. Nothing is going to change in Munich, but Microsoft is trying to maintain an international/universal perception that the migration to GNU/Linux was a disaster. Numerous anonymous blogs were created to attack Munich over this and provocateurs of Microsoft loved citing them, only to be repeatedly proven wrong. Microsoft is trying to make an example out of Munich in all sorts of nefarious ways. We need to defend Munich from this malicious assault by the convicted monopolist and corrupt enterprise that’s acting as though it fights for its very survival (while indeed laying off tens of thousands of employees). Read more

Shortlist of open source software used at NASA lab

Yes! We use a lot of open source. The short list includes Python, GitHub, Processing, VLC, jQuery, D3.js, Blender, VRUI, ImageJ, VMD, ParaView, MeshLab, VNC, ImageMagick, SWIG, Emacs, and many more. We like using open source because it gives us more flexibility because of licensing and allows us the opportunity to contribute back to the community using our expertise. Our favorite open source project that we work on is OpenMDAO. This project is run out of another Division at our Center. Our team provides some programming support. OpenMDAO is an open source Multidisciplinary Design Analysis and Optimization (MDAO) framework, written in Python. You can use it to develop an integrated analysis and design environment for your engineering challenges. Read more

GSoC: Thumping the Malaria and voyaging in cosmos with KStars

Let's talk about my project now. KStars is desktop planetarium application under KDE Education Projects. I developed QML based cool interface to enable users to browse through image database of community of astrophotographers (i.e. astrobin.com) which contains more than 1,20,000 (number is increasing everyday) real time and very high resolution images along with various information related to them (i.e. Date on which image was captured, Bortle Dark-Sky Scale, RA Centre, DEC Centre, Telescope or Camera used, Description added by astrophotographer etc). I am sure that this browser will enthrall school children by showing them real time images of stars and galaxies located at hundreds of light year far from earth. Read more