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KDE's Krita Loses Its Main Backer

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 15:19
Since 2007 there has been KO GmbH as a support and software service company built around KOffice/Calligra in their belief that the software was "getting ready for the big time", but seven years later the situation is not so good and KO GmbH is no longer handling Krita...

Inline Data Support Comes To CephFS With Linux 3.19

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 15:00
The Ceph file-system in Linux 3.19 will support inline data to offer performance improvements for some operations...

VC4 Gallium3D Adds DMA-BUF Support, Yields Working DRI3

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 14:43
Beyond the VC4 Gallium3D work yesterday landing in Mesa that led to this Raspberry Pi graphics driver potentially running much faster, DMA-BUF support was also added...

GNOME Builder Is Still Building Up To A New IDE For Developers

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 14:30
GNOME Builder is that interesting GNOME IDE project for developers...

UDisks & UPower Get Updated For The Holidays

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 13:59
Released this morning were new versions of UDisks and UPower...

Raspberry Pi's Gallium3D Driver Could Now Run Significantly Faster

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 03:44
Eric Anholt, the lead developer developer behind the Broadcom VC4 Mesa/Gallium3D driver stack for supporting the Raspberry Pi, has announced a new performance achievement...

CMake 3.1 Brings Windows Additions, Target Compile Feature

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 02:13
Version 3.1 of the CMake build system is now available with various improvements...

KDE Applications 14.12 Released

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:23
KDE Applications 14.12 was just released today with new features and fixes to more than one hundred KDE applications...

Fedora 21 Released For POWER & AArch64 Hardware

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 00:11
While Fedora 21 was officially released last week, coming out today is the release of Fedora 21 for the PowerPC and ARM AArch64 architectures...

Elasticsearch & wxPython 3 Proposed For Fedora 22

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 19:40
Last week I wrote about new features being proposed for Fedora 22 and today there's two more system wide changes to talk about...

The New SuperTuxKart Looks Better, But Can Cause GPU/Driver Problems

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 17:49
A new SuperTuxKart beta premiered today after one year of work and lands their new graphics engine that leverages OpenGL 3.1 for rendering. I've now had some hands on time with this open-source GL3 game with some initial thoughts...

GTK+ On Windows Now Supports OpenGL

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 17:23
For users of the GTK+ tool-kit on Windows, OpenGL support is coming and follows in the footsteps of GTK's recent OpenGL focus and enablement on Linux...

New Ruby Benchmarks On GCC vs. LLVM Clang Compilers

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 17:10
Earlier this month were the independent benchmark results that saw Ruby built under Clang was faster than GCC when a developer running Debian was doing some basic compiler performance tests. Now another developer has done more extensive Ruby benchmarks on varying versions of GCC and Clang...

Multi-Stream Transport 4K Monitors To Become Better Supported On Linux

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 15:46
For a number of months David Airlie at Red Hat has been working on DisplayPort Multi-Stream Transport (DP MST) handling for Linux. Keith Packard over at Intel is now playing with DP MST too for bettering modern 4K display support on Linux within X.Org Server based environments...

New Supertuxkart Beta Lands New Graphics Engine, Uses OpenGL 3.1+

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 15:30
Supertuxkart 0.8.2 is now in beta. While v0.8.2 might not sound like a huge milestone from the numbers, it actually is. This Supertuxkart beta lands their new graphics engine that relies upon OpenGL 3.1+ for rendering...

SuperX 3.0 Beta Continues To Polish The KDE Desktop Experience

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 15:21
SuperX is a relatively young Linux distribution that tries to ship a polished KDE desktop experience...

Radeon vs. Modesetting DDX Performance Comparison

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 14:55
With xf86-video-modesetting continuing to add support for new features while being a generic hardware driver as long as there's an underlying DRM/KMS driver, how is the 2D and OpenGL performance compare when using this driver on an AMD GPU instead of the specialized xf86-video-ati DDX driver? Here's some benchmarks...

Linux Mint 17.1 RCs Out For Xfce & KDE

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 14:43
Last month marked the release of the Cinnamon and MATE editions of Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca while on approach now is the KDE and Xfce desktop versions...

New Input Drivers Coming For Linux 3.19 Kernel

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 03:33
One of the latest pull requests for the Linux 3.19 kernel is the input driver subsystem pull, which includes numerous updates along with a few new drivers. The new drivers will benefit some Google Chromebooks in running the latest upstream kernel...

Calculate Linux 14.12 Brings An Optimized Updater

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 02:25
Version 14.12 of the Gentoo-based Calculate Linux distribution is now available in time for the holidays...