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Linux 3.19 Merge Window Closes Ahead Of Schedule

1 hour 4 min ago
Linux 3.18 was released two Sundays ago and the 3.19 merge window opened immediately. Normally the merge window is open for 14 days before Linus Torvalds closes it and tags -rc1. With Linux 3.19, things are different...

MIPS R6 Architecture Now Supported By GCC

1 hour 46 min ago
The latest feature that's landed for the GCC 5 compiler due out next year is MIPS R6 support for both 32-bit and 64-bit...

LowRISC To Feature Tagged Memory & Minion Cores

3 hours 36 min ago
Earlier this year we wrote about lowRISC as an open-source SoC design using the RISC-V ISA. LowRISC hopes to ultimately get into volume silicon production and now they've released some documentation describing two planned features...

More ACPI+PM Changes For Linux 3.19

6 hours 10 min ago
Merged already for Linux 3.19 were significant power management and ACPI changes while a second serving of ACPI+PM updates have been requested for pulling just prior to the end of the 3.19 merge window...

Intel Skylake Audio Support For Linux 3.19

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 06:11
Intel's next-generation Skylake processors are starting to take shape with the Linux 3.19 kernel...

After 10+ Years, NetworkManager Reaches v1.0

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 02:39
After more than ten years of development, Dan Williams of Red Hat has announced the release of NetworkManager 1.0. The NetworkManager 1.0 release is more than just bumping the version after waiting long enough, but there's many improvements too over NetworkManager 0.9!..

VDPAU Updated To v0.9

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 02:28
Before going on holiday break, Aaron Plattner at NVIDIA released version 0.9 of the VDPAU library (libvdpau) and of the VDPAU information utility (vdpauinfo)...

An Open Hardware Random Number Generator Proposed

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 19:49
In 2015 we might see an open hardware random number generator that would connect to the system via an SD card slot...

LLVM 3.6 Will Be Branched Next Month

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 18:14
We're starting to hear details about the LLVM 3.6 release plans...

Opera Browser Puts Out Linux Updates For The Holidays

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 16:55
There are stable, beta, and developer updates out this week for the Linux / OS X / Windows versions of the Opera web-browser...

GNOME Shell 3.15.3 Adds Support For High-Contrast Themes

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 16:15
Various GNOME packages are being checked in this week for GNOME 3.15.3, another development release toward GNOME 3.16...

Linux 3.19: ThinkPad Muting Redone, New Dell Backlight Support, Acer Is Banging

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 15:59
The x86 platform driver changes for the Linux 3.19 kernel have been submitted and they include some noteworthy improvements for many Linux laptop owners...

KVM Drops Support For IA64 While Adding Various x86 Improvements

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 15:30
The KVM changes have been queued up and called for pulling into the Linux 3.19 kernel...

GCC 4.8.4 Officially Released

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 15:23
For those sticking to the GCC 4.8 compiler series rather than the newer GCC 4.9 stable series, the GCC 4.8.4 release is now available...

FSF's High Priority Project List Now Has A Committee

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 06:05
The Free Software Foundation has now built up a committee to review their "High Priority Projects" list and they're looking for more feedback from the community...

Details On Using OpenACC & GPUs With GCC

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 02:56
With OpenACC, NVIDIA's NVPTX back-end, and other improvements finally materializing within mainline GCC and its related code-bases, users are beginning to wonder how to actually use these new GCC features and experience GPU offloading with this free software compiler...

Ubuntu 15.04 Alpha 1 For Its Various Flavors

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 00:00
While Ubuntu itself no longer puts out alpha/beta releases in favor of just testing out the daily Live ISOs, the various Ubuntu flavors still participating in the traditional release process have done their first alpha releases this afternoon for Ubuntu 15.04...

Git 2.2.1 Released To Fix Critical Security Issue

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 23:39
Git 2.2.1 was released this afternoon to fix a critical security vulnerability in Git clients. Fortunately, the vulnerability doesn't plague Unix/Linux users but rather OS X and Windows...

WTFTW: A Tiling Window Manager Written In Rust

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 22:22
Many Phoronix readers seem to be especially interested in Rust as a promising, next-generation programming language. There's also an abundance of Phoronix readers interested in X.Org and Linux graphics. How do they come together? Rust + X = wtftw...

Jolla's Sailfish OS Update 10 Is Now Available

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 20:00
The tenth update to Jolla's Sailfish mobile operating system is now available. This update is version 1.1.1.26 and is codenamed Vaarainjärvi...