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MediaFire File Sharing Adds Open-Source Linux Support

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 16:11
MediaFire, an online backup service / file hosting and sharing site, has released a "Linux and Open-Source Toolkit" for developers...

Kolab Enterprise 14 Released

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 15:53
Kolab Systems has announced the release of Kolab Enterprise 14, the latest version of their open-source groupware solution for email, calendar, contacts, tasks, file storage, data sharing, and other tasks...

Intel's Open-Source Graphics Team Poaches A Top Nouveau Driver Developer

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 11:56
While writing yesterday's article about Keith Packard leaving Intel's open-source Linux graphics team after being a longtime member of the X community, I noticed that Intel has a rather interesting new hire... A prominent member of Nouveau, the community-based, open-source NVIDIA driver project...

GLX_EXT_buffer_age Patches For Mesa DRI2

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 08:50
While there have been GLX_EXT_buffer_age patches for Mesa going back months, they've been for DRI3. Chris Wilson of Intel has now implemented GLX_EXT_buffer_age support along the DRI2 code-paths...

More Changes Are In The Works For Fedora 22

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 05:07
Ahead of evaluation by the Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee (FESCo), more of the planned changes for Fedora 22 are being discussed on the Fedora developers' list. Here's some more of the likely Fedora 22 changes that haven't been covered by our earlier articles on F22 feature work...

Facebook Releases HHVM 3.5 As A PHP Alternative

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 02:41
Facebook developers have released version 3.5.0 of HHVM as a faster alternative to the reference PHP implementation...

GStreamer Is In Great Shape For 2015 With More Features Coming

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 01:36
Jan Schmidt spoke last week at Linux.Conf.Au 2015 about the State of the GStreamer project and some of their interesting accomplishments recently along with some of they work they have moving forward...

Mozilla Lands VR Support Into Firefox Nightly

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 00:09
Since last week, WebVR support has been present in Firefox Nightly builds for having core VR support to work with devices like the Oculus Rift...

LLVM Developers Are Bringing LLDB To Windows

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 21:49
On Linux there have been developers looking forward to having LLDB mature to become an advanced debugger alternative to GDB while Windows users are now being able to utilize this LLVM debugger as well...

GLFW 3.1 Brings Experimental Mir & Wayland Support, Floating Windows

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 19:30
Version 3.1 of the GLFW OpenGL library for creating and managing windows/OpenGL contexts and handling input/events is now available...

Google Admin Encourages Trying Btrfs, Not ZFS On Linux

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 19:01
Last year at LinuxCon a Google administrator was talking up Btrfs and encouraging attendees to try it. That Google admin, Marc Merlin, traveled down to New Zealand last week for LCA2015 to further promote the Btrfs file-system...

Fedora 22 Will Aim To Use Plasma 5 For Its KDE Desktop Experience

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 17:50
For KDE users on Fedora, the Fedora 22 release is seeking to focus on the still-maturing Plasma 5 shell that's powered by KDE Frameworks 5 and Qt5...

Disk Encryption Tests On Fedora 21

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 17:00
If you've been wondering about the impact of enabling full-disk encryption when doing a fresh install of Fedora 21, here's some reference benchmarks comparing the Anaconda option of this latest Fedora Linux release.

Keith Packard Leaves Intel's Linux Graphics Work

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 16:05
Longtime X developer Keith Packard has left Intel and their Linux graphics work in favor of picking up a gig at Hewlett-Packard...

Keith Packard Leaves Intel's Linux Graphics Work

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 16:05
Longtime X developer Keith Packard has left Intel and their Linux graphics work in favor of picking up a gig at Hewlett-Packard...

Python 3 Is Close To Becoming The Default In Fedora 22

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 15:29
For Python stakeholders using Fedora, the Fedora 22 release is preparing to ship Python 3 as the one and only Python implementation on the installation media...

Python 3 Is Close To Becoming The Default In Fedora 22

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 15:29
For Python stakeholders using Fedora, the Fedora 22 release is preparing to ship Python 3 as the one and only Python implementation on the installation media...

The Raspberry Pi Gallium3D Driver Has Made Much Progress In Less Than A Year

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 15:02
It was just last June that Eric Anholt left Intel for Broadcom to focus on creating the Broadcom VC4 open-source graphics driver stack for the Raspberry Pi to have a new DRM/KMS driver and a Gallium3D driver. In less than one year, he's made a lot of progress...

The Raspberry Pi Gallium3D Driver Has Made Much Progress In Less Than A Year

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 15:02
It was just last June that Eric Anholt left Intel for Broadcom to focus on creating the Broadcom VC4 open-source graphics driver stack for the Raspberry Pi to have a new DRM/KMS driver and a Gallium3D driver. In less than one year, he's made a lot of progress...

KDAB Continues Its Overview Of Qt3D 2.0, Demos Custom Rendering Effects

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 14:19
KDAB has continued their interesting blog series about Qt3D 2.0 and what's coming for this new component to Qt5...