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Fedora 24 Poised To Have NetworkManager 1.2

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 03:23
The latest feature proposed for Fedora 24 and should almost certainly be approved is the landing of NetworkManager 1.2...

Intel's Mesa Driver Tacks On Another GL Extension For Old Hardware

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 23:54
The OpenGL EXT_polygon_offset_clamp extension has been supported in mainline Mesa for the Intel i965 Mesa DRI driver for some time while now this extension is supported for older Intel Gen 4/5 hardware...

HP Announces New Open-Source Network Operating System

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 21:51
While we're still waiting on HP to shed any more details or release their Linux++ operating system initiative, today they have made public OpenSwitch: an open-source network operating system...

LLVM Drops Windows XP Support; Work Continues On CMake To Replace Autoconf

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 20:20
Quick note for anyone who has a vested interest in LLVM/Clang on Windows or in Windows XP: LLVM has ended its support...

Benchmark That Serial Port On Linux!

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 19:29
While it's 2015, a serial port benchmark was just added to the Phoronix Test Suite and

Benchmarks Of The OpenSUSE Leap Kernel Flavors

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 17:20
Last week I posted the benchmarks of a six-way Linux distribution comparison that included Fedora, openSUSE, Manjaro, Debian, Ubuntu, and Mint Linux. One of the test requests that came out of it was posting some follow-up benchmarks of the different openSUSE Linux kernel options. In this article are benchmarks of openSUSE's four main kernel flavors.

CodeWeavers Will Soon Release CrossOver/Wine For Android, DirectX11 Support Progressing

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 16:19
Since early 2014 we've seen Wine running on Android and now it looks like before the end of the year CodeWeavers will release a version of CrossOver for Android along with publishing the associated Wine patches...

Sarah Sharp Steps Down As Linux Kernel Developer

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 15:47
While Sarah Sharp had been a longtime Linux kernel develoepr and encouraged females to get involved with Linux kernel development, she is stopping any further contributions to the upstream kernel...

LibreOffice Being Ported To The Web Browser Via EmScripten

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 14:46
While there is already LibreOffice Online as a cloud-based version of the open-source office suite, there's a new, separate effort underway for getting LibreOffice in web browsers...

LLVM 3.7.1 Release Planned For Next Month

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 14:22
Tom Stellard of AMD has once again stepped up to maintain stable point releases of the LLVM compiler stack. He's laid out his plans now for doing minor updates to LLVM 3.7...

Linux Beta Released For Trine 3: Artifacts of Power

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 14:11
The first public beta has been released for the Linux (and OS X) build of Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power...

Unicode 8.0 Support Added To GNOME's GLib

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 23:04
Within the latest development code of GNOME's key GLib library leading up to GNOME 3.20 is Unicode 8.0 support...

OpenIndiana 2015.10 "Hipster" Released To Continue On The OpenSolaris Dream

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 18:09
A new update to OpenIndiana is available, the operating system powered by Illumos that's derived from what was the OpenSolaris code-base prior to it being killed by Oracle. OpenIndiana 2015.10 "Hipster" is the name of this new release.

Linux 4.3-rc4 Kernel Released: Adds A New & Better String Copy Function

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 17:46
Linus Torvalds has tagged the Linux 4.3-rc4 kernel a few minutes ago in Git. Besides bug-fixing, this new kernel update adds a post-merge-window feature of a new and more secure string copy function for developers to utilize in the future...

Confirmation Of Substance Designer Being Ported To Linux

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 15:48
Substance Designer is a node-based texturing tool and is quite advanced software. Up to now Allegorithmic's Substance software has just been available for Windows and OS X, but now it's being ported to Linux...

AMD Is Ready To Land Zen Processor Support In The GCC Compiler

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 14:23
Back in March was a patch enabling next-generation AMD Zen processor support for GCC and now it looks like this patch is ready to be added to the GNU Compiler Collect's trunk code-base for GCC 6...

Wine-Staging 1.7.52 Adds Tool To Make MSI Installers

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 13:57
Building off Friday's release of Wine 1.7.52 is now Wine-Staging 1.7.52 with a few more updates added in...

MPlayer 1.2 Released

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 03:07
It's been three years since the release of MPlayer 1.1 while surprisingly this weekend MPlayer 1.2 was released...

Intel's Mesa Vec4 Code Now Unconditionally Uses NIR

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 20:27
As of a change yesterday to Intel's i965 Mesa driver, the Vec4 back-end is unconditionally using NIR rather than GLSL IR with the option being removed...

Kubuntu 15.10 Will Have KDE Plasma 5.4.2

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 16:58
Kubuntu 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" is being released later this month and it will feature the very latest KDE Plasma 5.4 point release...