The latest DRM/graphics-related porting effort by François Tigeot in the DragonFly space is bringing over the vga_swticheroo module from the Linux kernel.
François Tigeot continues doing a good job porting Linux DRM drivers over to DragonFlyBSD and getting them close to the state where they are with the mainline Linux Git tree. His latest effort is about getting VGA-Switcheroo working on DragonFly.
Now that Qt 5.9 is getting closer, let’s take a look at a minor but immensely useful improvement to the basic OpenGL enablers that form the foundation of Qt Quick and the optional OpenGL-based rendering path of QPainter.
The first Qt 5.9 tool-kit beta snapshot is now available for testing as the next feature release for this widely-used, cross-platform toolkit.
This isn't the formal Qt 5.9 beta but rather a snapshot to encourage testing and weed out any potential blocker bugs ahead of the formal 5.9 beta release in the near future.
The GNOME Project has released the latest stable version of their open source desktop environment. GNOME 3.24, codenamed Portland, is here after 6 months of development and 28459 changes. Some of the biggest features of GNOME 3.24 are Night Light, improved notifications, new Recipes and Games application, two GPU support, etc.
This week marked the roll out of Serious Sam Fusion 2017 into public beta first up with Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter and soon to be followed-up by The Second Encounter and Serious Sam: BFE. The Fusion 2017 update is interesting as it brings these classics Vulkan support, 64-bit only, and other engine improvements.
Color Surge is a game where you have to swipe and slide. The developer, Joseph Guy, has currently made no other games or apps, but this is a really good first game. The objective is simple, it’s like a mix of 2048 and a match game- when you swipe to move the blocks in the direction up, down, left or right you move entire column or row as long as the blocks have space in front of them.