In another case of Kickstarter woes, Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom a promising looking action-RPG seems to be delaying the Linux release. The main release is now scheduled for the 18th of April and it looks like Linux gamers will be left out in the cold.
GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program, is a raster image editing program for Linux, OSX, Windows and other OS/es. This is not a free photoshop program as many say so. Graphics enthusiasts and professionals rely on GIMP for image retouching or complete creation of images for artwork (which is a daunting task for novice). And yes GIMP is open source that means you get to keep it on your PC or laptop for free without legal hiatus.
I'm announcing the release of the 4.10.6 kernel.
All users of the 4.10 kernel series must upgrade.
The updated 4.10.y git tree can be found at:
and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser:
Also: Linux 4.9.18Linux 4.4.57
A new subsystem has been proposed for staging in the Linux 4.12 kernel.
Peter Rosin has requested Greg KH pull in the mux controller subsystem for the Linux 4.12 kernel. He explained of this new subsystem, "This adds a new mux controller subsystem with an interface for accessing mux controllers, along with two drivers providing the interface (gpio and adg792) and two consumers (iio and i2c). This is done in such a way that several consumers can independently access the same mux controller if one controller controls several multiplexers, thus allowing sharing."
Matthew Dillon has implemented HAMMER version 7 support in DragonFlyBSD as well as work on the still-experimental HAMMER2 file-system.
HAMMER Version 7 changes the CRC mechanic from an older, slow code-path to faster ISCSI CRC code. This new CRC code path is six times faster than the older code. HAMMER v7 was implemented with this code commit from a few hours ago.