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Qt 5.5 Alpha Is Getting Close, But Still Behind Schedule

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 17:14
Qt 5.5 looks like it will be another release that's going to be delivered slightly behind schedule...

OpenBSD Sponsors Work For Better Browser Security

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 15:29
The OpenBSD Foundation is supporting work to adapt at least one web browser's JIT engine to support OpenBSD's "Write Xor Execute" policy for system memory...

Improved ODF Reading Support Comes To KDE's Calligra

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 15:14
For users of KDE's Calligra open-source work application suite, improvements to ODF file format reading have landed...

Another Step Closer On The New Linux Benchmarking Test Farm

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 14:53
Our new Linux benchmarking test farm that's much cleaner and more organized than the current implementation shown at LinuxBenchmarking.com is a step closer to reality. By the end of this week this new farm controlled by Phoromatic and powered by OpenBenchmarking.org and the Phoronix Test Suite should be powered up...

Confirmed: Vulkan Is The Next-Gen Graphics API

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 14:16
As a follow-up to last week's "Vulkan" trademark by the Khronos Group and mulling it over this weekend, I've now been able to confirm with two independent entities that Vulkan is indeed the next-gen graphics API designed as the successor to OpenGL for high performance 2D/3D graphics...

Kdenlive Ported To Qt5/KF5, Coming To KDE Applications 15.04

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 21:36
Last month there was a long overdue development update on Kdenlive, an open-source video editor associated with the KDE camp. Today comes more exciting news for anyone using this video editor on Linux...

HTC & Valve Partnered Up For The Steam VR Headset

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 17:49
Valve teamed up with hardware manufacturer HTC to produce the HTC Revive, a.k.a. the SteamVR Headset...

8cc: A Small C11 Compiler

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 15:01
There is yet another small hobbyist, open-source code compiler to talk about this weekend. Hello 8cc...

Not Everyone Likes The Possible "VULKAN" Name For Next-Gen OpenGL

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 14:54
I'm still working on any sort of possible confirmation from the Khronos Group and other OpenGL stakeholders whether Vulkan is the name of the next-generation OpenGL API, but alas, on the weekend and being just a few days before the announcement, nothing has been confirmed...

The Binary Blobs Making Up Coreboot

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 14:31
While recently modern Intel hardware is negatively talked about the most when it comes to needing binary blobs / binary-only microcode to work with the open-source Coreboot, other hardware can be problematic too...

Linux 4.0 & LLVM vs. GCC Yielded Much Interest This Month

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 02:16
This month on Phoronix the most popular news articles were about the Linux 4.0 kernel (formerly known as Linux 3.20) but also popular were LLVM-related stories, Raspberry Pi 2 news, and the usual Linux graphics coverage...

XBMC/Kodi 15.0 Alpha 1 Released

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 00:35
The first major feature release over Kodi 14, the media player / open-source HTPC software previously known as XBMC, is in development and its first development release is now available...

Xfce 4.12 Released After Nearly Three Years Of Work

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 00:28
Xfce 4.12 has finally been released!..

The Khronos Group Filed A Trademark On "Vulkan" API

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 19:36
The Khronos Group filed a trademark request earlier this month with the USPTO over the name Vulkan as it pertains to drawing 2D/3D graphics... Vulkan might be the name of the next-generation OpenGL specification due to be announced next week...

Mozilla Thunderbird Adoption Climbs, Thunderbird 38 In May

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 16:12
While Mozilla doesn't devote nearly as many resources to their Thunderbird email client as they do to Firefox and there isn't as many high-profile releases for this project in a while, Thunderbird adoption continues to climb...

The Most Popular Linux Benchmark Results On OpenBenchmarking.org

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 15:26
With OpenBenchmarking.org having turned four years old a few days ago earlier this week I provided a look at the most popular/used benchmarks/tests on our open cloud service while in this article is a look at the most viewed test results...

Intel's Graphics Driver For Linux 4.1 Will Have More XenGT vGPU Support

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 14:11
While the first release candidate of the Linux 4.0 kernel is barely one week old, Intel's open-source graphics driver development team already has changes queued up for the next kernel cycle, Linux 4.1..

PlayOnLinux 4.2.6 Fixes A Number Of Issues

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 13:41
A new release of the PlayOnLinux graphical front-end to Wine is now available...

The New Wallpaper Of Xfce 4.12

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 13:24
The release of Xfce 4.12 is hopefully being realized this weekend. The release hasn't taken place at the time of writing, but there's been commits to update translations as well as to add the new wallpaper of Xfce 4.12...

Mesa 10.5-RC3 Now Available To Test Improved GPU Drivers

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 04:07
Just a few days after Mesa 10.5 RC2 was released, the third release candidate to Mesa 10.5 is now available for testing...