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X.Org Hit Hard By A Large Batch Of Security Vulnerabilities

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 05:36:12 PM
Last year a batch of X.Org libraries were hit by security vulnerabilities and the researcher who discovered these issues called X.Org security a disaster and even "it's worse than it looks". Today, a big batch of these X.Org vulnerabilities were made public. Many of these issues date back 20 years or more...

Snappy Ubuntu Core Announced

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 05:14:04 PM
Canonical just announced Ubuntu Core with snappy transactional updates...

Phoronix Test Suite 5.4 Delivers The Open-Source, Next-Generation Phoromatic

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 05:00:00 PM
Phoronix Test Suite 5.4-Lipki is released to end out another year of improving open-source and Linux benchmarking. Phoronix Test Suite 5.4 features the next-generation, open-source Phoromatic server and client software.

Linux 3.19 Kernel Adds Intel MPX Support For Skylake

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 04:12:55 PM
We've been talking about Intel MPX support in the kernel for one year and with the upcoming Linux 3.19 kernel that support is finally being realized...

Ubuntu Developer Tools Center Gets Renamed To Ubuntu Make

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 03:35:01 PM
The Ubuntu Developer Tools Center is no more and is instead now being called Ubuntu Make...

Fedora 21 Officially Released

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 03:11:45 PM
Fedora 21 was officially released just a few minutes ago...

Optimizations & Performance Improvements For DM In Linux 3.19

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 02:58:56 PM
Another one of the interesting early pull requests for the Linux 3.19 kernel is the Device Mapper changes...

Multi-Layer Support Coming To OverlayFS In Linux 3.19

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 02:32:01 PM
OverlayFS was finally merged in Linux 3.18 and now for the Linux 3.19 merge window it's picking up another feature...

Significant ACPI & Power Management Changes In Linux 3.19

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 02:15:02 PM
Rafael Wysocki of Intel mailed in the ACPI and power management changes for the Linux 3.19 merge window. As said by the ACPI/PM subsystem maintainer, "This time we have some more new material than we used to have during the last couple of development cycles."..

LibreSSL 2.1.2 Previews The LibTLS Library, Works On Windows Support

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 01:56:59 PM
Version 2.1.2 of LibreSSL, the OpenSSL fork by the OpenBSD crew, is now available with a variety of new work...

AMD Catalyst 14.12 Linux Driver Released -- Huge Update!

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 01:47:09 PM
As said last week that a huge new Catalyst Linux driver release would be coming on Tuesday and sure enough it has arrived. Catalyst 14.12 is the biggest AMD proprietary Linux graphics driver update in quite some time...

Intel Skylake Support Merged Into Mainline Mesa

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 02:01:20 AM
With being early on in the Mesa 10.5 development cycle, Intel developers have gone ahead and merged their initial Skylake support branch into Mesa Git master...

NVIDIA 346.22 Beta Adds X.Org Server 1.17 Support, Fixes

Monday 8th of December 2014 07:15:13 PM
Just a few days after the NVIDIA 343.36 Linux driver release, NVIDIA has outed the next beta in the NVIDIA 346 Linux driver series...

The Future Direction & Purpose Of Wayland's Weston Is Being Revisited

Monday 8th of December 2014 05:07:32 PM
Pekka Paalanen, the Collabora developer who has effectively been serving as the Wayland/Weston release manager with Kristian Høgsberg still being away from Wayland development, is seeking some discussion from Wayland developers about their intended view of Wayland's Weston compositor and what direction it should take moving forward...

LLVM 2014 Developer Meeting Slides & Videos

Monday 8th of December 2014 02:57:30 PM
The slides and videos from the 2014 LLVM Developers' Meeting that took place in San Jose at the end of October are now online...

Unvanquished Alpha 34 Brings Fixes, Still Being Ported To PNaCl

Monday 8th of December 2014 02:18:17 PM
The last monthly alpha release is out for the year of the popular Unvanquished open-source first person shooter game...

Cockpit In Fedora 21 Makes Linux Administration Easy

Monday 8th of December 2014 12:00:00 PM
One of Red Hat's newest software projects was the Cockpit Management Console that was announced near the beginning of the year. With the Fedora 21 Server release due out tomorrow, Cockpit is shipped by default and is a great new service for easy, web-based administration of servers.

LiveUSB-Creator Is Ready For Fedora 21

Monday 8th of December 2014 09:34:26 AM
Fedora's liveusb-creator utility is ready for this week's arrival of Fedora 21...

Valve's Dota 2 Game Can (Still) Run Natively On Mir

Monday 8th of December 2014 05:45:48 AM
Canonical developers have been successful in getting Valve's popular Dota 2 battle arena game running natively under Mir once modifying the necessary libraries. Well, it's been possible since this summer, but they seem to be re-promoting the accomplishment...

Mesa 10.4 Is Delayed A Few Days As It's Busted On Older GPUs

Monday 8th of December 2014 02:24:16 AM
The release of Mesa 10.4 is being dragged out by a few days due to a regression affecting older GPUs/drivers that causes this new Mesa version to be in bad shape. Hopefully by the end of this coming week though, Mesa 10.4.0 will be christened...

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