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Ubuntu 16.04 Might Be The Distribution's Last 32-Bit Release

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:19
Ubuntu contributor Bryan Quigley is considering a proposal to make Ubuntu 16.04 LTS the last release of Ubuntu with 32-bit installation images...

Imagination Releases Full ISA Documentation For PowerVR Rogue GPUs

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:47
Imagination Technologies released the PowerVR SDK v3.4 this morning and while it may not sound too interesting for most Phoronix readers, it's a very interesting release in that for the first time they are providing full instruction set documentation for their latest PowerVR GPUs...

Features GNOME Developers Want In The Linux Kernel

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:38
Made into a concise list is a number of features that GNOME developers want to see landed within the Linux kernel, in hopes of kernel developers eventually tackling these wish list features that could help not only GNOME but other desktops too...

GTK+ Gains Experimental Overlay Scrollbars

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:24
Matthias Clasen has added overlay scrollbars to the GTK+ tool-kit as a new, experimental feature...

Phoronix Test Suite 5.4 M3 Is Another Hearty Update

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 03:15
The latest development version of Phoronix Test Suite 5.4-Lipki is available this Monday night...

GParted 0.20 Improves Btrfs Support

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 01:27
For those in need of open-source file-system/partition management, the wonderful GParted program has been updated to v0.20.0...

EXT4 In Linux 3.18 Has Clean-ups, Bug Fixes

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 23:11
With Linux 3.18-rc1 having came one week early, the EXT4 file-system pull request didn't end up landing until today. However, the EXT4 changes aren't overly exciting for the 3.18 merge window...

Emacs 24.4 Has Built-In Web Browser, Improved Multi-Monitor Support

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 22:39
A new release of Emacs is out today and it's quite a big update with new functionality for this popular and extensible text editor...

Debian 7.7 Released With Various Bug-Fixes

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 20:15
While some are busy debating whether Debian should be forked, the upstream Debian release team is moving forward and has announced the stable release of Debian 7.7...

NVIDIA's NVPTX Support For GCC Is Close To Being Merged

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:50
The NVPTX back-end code for GCC that's going to allow OpenACC 2.0 offloading support for NVIDIA GPUs with GCC is close to materializing within the mainline code-base...

KDE's KWin On Wayland Begins Using Libinput

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 15:39
Martin Gräßlin has shared that as of today the libinput support has been integrated into KDE's KWin Wayland code...

Khronos Releases OpenVX 1.0 Specification

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 15:15
The Khronos Group has finalized and released their first formal specification for the cross-platform, royalty-free OpenVX standard...

Linux Kernel Working Towards GNU11/C11 Compatibility

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 14:50
For now it looks like the Linux kernel is going to explicitly declare itself as using the GNU89 dialect of the C89 standard but over time the code is being made to compile under C11...

Ubuntu 15.04 Is Codenamed After A Monkey: Vivid Vervet

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 14:26
With Ubuntu 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" due out later this month, Mark Shuttleworth has just revealed the Ubuntu 15.04 codename.....

LLVM Gets Bindings For Google's Go

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 14:16
Another feature for the upcoming LLVM 3.6 release are bindings for Google's Go programming language...

Following GCC, Clang Looks To Default To C11

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 13:33
It looks like LLVM's Clang compiler will be defaulting to using the GNU's C11 standard for its next release...

Users/Developers Threatening Fork Of Debian GNU/Linux

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 13:21
In light of Debian's outlook for using systemd by default, a group of users/developers/administrators are talking about forking Debian GNU/Linux...

Linux 3.18-rc1 Released One Week Early With Many Changes

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 02:45
While Linus Torvalds initially anticipated the Linux 3.18 merge window being three weeks in length due to his Linux Foundation conference travels, he ended up managing to release Linux 3.18-rc1 after just two weeks... The release is out there now with its many changes...

The VC4 Gallium3D Driver Is Still Moving Along For The Raspberry Pi

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 22:30
Eric Anholt has provided a status update concerning the state of Broadcom's VC4 Gallium3D driver that provides open-source graphics support for the Raspberry Pi...

CompuLab Intense-PC2: An Excellent, Fanless, Mini PC Powered By Intel's i7 Haswell

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 14:30
Last month in a preview article I mentioned I was testing CompuLab's Intense-PC2 and that it was a great Haswell-based mini Linux PC. After using it now for another month and putting it through its paces with many strenuous benchmarking workloads and trying out other Linux distributions, I remain enthusiastic about the Intense-PC2 and it being a great offering for Linux (and even Windows/BSD) users.