While Valve's Steam Controller isn't expected to formally launch until 10 November, at least some of those who pre-ordered this gaming controller early are now reportedly set to receive their device any day now.
After teasing fans of the Trine trilogy with a trailer for the third installment of the long-running platforming and adventure series back in March 2015, Frozenbyte Games unveiled the availability of Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power in Steam Early Access for the Windows platform in May.
They have confirmed to me the Linux version already exists, and is regularly tested on Ubuntu. They are aiming to release the game at the end of October, and I'm pretty excited to give this insanely fun looking game a good run.
Red Eclipse ranks among my top five FPS games of all time, which is surprising given how light-weight and feature-less it is when compared to AAA titles (and even other more well-known indie titles). It is open-source and built on top of the Cube Engine 2. It is available for BSD, Linux, Mac, and Windows.
I'm going to be honest, how long it took them to actually fix this is surprising, annoying even, but they did finally do it. Honestly, 7 months to fix the broken launching on Linux when the community put out workarounds within a couple days is shocking, and I've not been very impressed with how 11bit handled it with no official announcement on what was going on. They have been pretty hard to get any word out of, and it annoyed me a lot.
It's been a while since last having anything to report on Xoreos, but this week they're out with a new release. For those out of the loop, Xoreos is an open-source re-implementation of BioWare's proprietary Aurora Engine. With Xoreos the aim is to make it possible to power Neverwinter Nights and similar games off this GPLv3+ engine while still relying upon the game's assets.
sIf you woke up this morning expecting to play Alien: Isolation with today being the expected release date for OS X and Linux, Feral Interactive has unfortunately had to push back the release.
In a brief news posting, Feral explains that the Linux/Mac release "has been delayed due to an issue that affects both platforms, and will not be released today. We are committed to releasing games only once they reach our high standards."
The Wine project is evolving, and developers have announced that Wine Staging and the regular Wine project have been merged, which should help users get their hands on the latest improvements and changes faster.
Today, HP officially launches the open source Open Switch network operating system. Intended to be the base of an open community, the new effort is supported by VMware, Intel, Broadcom, Broadcom and Arista. Mark Carroll, Vice-President and CTO at HP, emphasized that the OpenSwitch operating system is really a community-driven development base. Though HP is announcing the OpenSwitch OS at the Linuxcon EU conference, the effort is not formally backed by the Linux Foundation.
The Wind River Linux 8 embedded distribution has arrived with Yocto Project 2.0 and Linux 4.1, featuring faster setup, plus support for Intel Skylake CPUs.
Wind River released the version eight of its industry-leading commercial embedded Linux distribution with an updated open source foundation based on the soon-to-be-released Yocto Project 2.0 platform and BitBake build system. Other updated components include Linux kernel 4.1 and GNU toolchain 5.2. Wind River Linux 8 also reduces setup and installation time by up to 50 percent, says Wind River.
Following Apple's launch of "Move to iOS" Android app on Sept. 16, users affirm that the process of migrating data to an iPhone or iPad running on iOS 9 is relatively easy, albeit the loss of some data. According to Mac World, users should know which contents are transferred and where they get stored in the iOS device.
The company that worked to rebuild its reputation as the Android manufacturer that does things right has just taken a wrong turn. And in the context of Motorola's brand, this turn is particularly troubling.
In a blog posted this afternoon, Motorola revealed which of its phones will be receiving an upgrade to the upcoming Android 6.0 Marshmallow release. And the list contains some surprising omissions.
An Amazon EC2 customer can install the Kubernetes orchestrator to manage container workloads using CoreOS with containers. That fact happened to have been brought to light at this time last year, just before the opening of Amazon’s re:Invent conference. A tested and confirmed version of the method now appears as part of Kubernetes’ official documentation.
Gnome Pie is an application launcher inspired by a World of Warcraft addon called OPie. The app consists of multiple "pies", each being triggered by a keyboard shortcut or mouse button you set. Each pie has its own role: applications, bookmarks, main menu, multimedia (play/pause/previous/next), a pie that allows you to control the focused window (maximize, close, etc.) and so on.
On October 5, the Manjaro Linux community was extremely proud to announce the release and immediate availability for download of the first-ever build of the new Manjaro Linux JWM Community Edition distribution.
After announcing the release of the Manjaro Linux GNOME 15.09, Manjaro Linux LXDE 15.09, Manjaro Linux LXQt 15.09, and Manjaro Linux i3 15.09 distributions, the Manjaro team is happy to announce the availability of a new update for their stable Manjaro Linux 15.09 (Bellatrix) operating system.
I worked as a consultant for many years before becoming the CEO of Red Hat. One of the most surprising aspects of that work was that people would open up to me, an outsider, about all the elephants in the room—but they were too polite or embarrassed to call out the obvious issues or blame their peers inside their own organizations. My fellow consultants and I would sometimes joke that just about every individual inside a company could immediately tell you what was going wrong and what needed fixing. But whenever everybody convened for a meeting to point out those very issues, you wouldn’t hear a peep about anything that could be perceived as negative. To our amazement, they were more open to hearing feedback from us, the outsiders, than from their own colleagues.
The latest feature proposed for Fedora 24 and should almost certainly be approved is the landing of NetworkManager 1.2.
NetworkManager 1.2 brings a new libnma library for GUIs, numerous VPN-related additions, support for arbitrary software device hierarchy, support for managing container connectivity, RFC7217 stable privacy addressing, and various CLI improvements.
Mir 0.16.0 brings a much shorter buffer holding time for system compositors to provide higher and smoother frame-rates, progress on new buffer semantics, Mir-on-X11 changes, improved logging, the start of code refactoring to support renderers other than OpenGL (such as Vulkan in the future), and a variety of other changes.
While Mark Shuttleworth talked up before that an Ubuntu Phone supporting their much talked about "converged" experience would be available in 2015, it appears now to be delayed until some time in 2016.
We've been waiting for an Ubuntu Phone to support the convergence experience for transforming the phone into a PC when connected to a display and keyboard/mouse while the software will adapt accordingly. We had heard that BQ was the company manufacturing this first converged phone and that it would ship in October 2015.
Earlier today, October 6, Aseman has announced the release and immediate availabilty for download of Cutegram 2.7.0 for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.
According to the internal release notes, attached at the end of the article for reference, Cutegram 2.7.0 introduces a great number of new features, as well as many under-the-hood improvements, among which we can mention Sticker-Set support, the implementation of an encrypted authentication file, KWallet support under the KDE desktop environment, and support for sending messages via Ctrl+Enter.
On October 4, the developers of the Meld open-source diff and merge software that is distributed as part of the GNOME Project have announced the release and immediate availability for download of Meld 3.14.1.
The developers of PPSSPP, an open-source, free, and cross-platform PSP (PlayStation Portable) emulator for PCs (Windows, BSD, Mac OS X, and Linux) and mobile devices powered by either Android or iOS operating systems, have announced the release of PPSSPP 1.1.
The developers of the popular, independent, open-source, and cross-platform archive manager PeaZip software have announced earlier today, October 4, 2015, the immediate availability for download of PeaZip 5.8.0 for GNU/Linux/UNIX, and Windows OSes.
Substance Designer is a node-based texturing tool and is quite advanced software. Up to now Allegorithmic's Substance software has just been available for Windows and OS X, but now it's being ported to Linux.
Lightworks is a professional non-linear editing solution that's used for mastering videos and is available on multiple platforms, including Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. A new version has been released, and it integrates a lot of new features.