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KDE Touchpad Configuration Now Supports Libinput

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 18:17
With Libinput support being important not only for Wayland input but also is starting to be used for X11/X.Org input too, the KDE input configuration module now supports configuring libinput devices...

Progress On The New Phoronix / Linux Benchmarking Test Farm

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 16:00
Construction is well underway on the latest Phoronix expansion in order to handle running more systems (and doing so more efficiently) for all of our automated Linux benchmarking and open-source continuous testing. The electrical upgrades have been made and I should be finished up with the construction in the next few weeks...

GNOME's Log-In Screen Will Still Work Without Wayland

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 15:28
With the just-released GNOME 3.16 Beta there's a switch to use Wayland by default for the GDM log-in screen. For those wondering what this means to those using binary blob graphics drivers on your systems or in cases where Wayland isn't working, fear not...

Writing Ubuntu Phone Apps Seem Fairly Easy

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 15:11
For those that haven't yet dove into writing apps for the Ubuntu Phone, the QML-based apps seem fairly easy to construct as shown by a few new example applications...

pNFS Block Server Support Is Coming To Linux 4.0 (3.20)

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 14:52
The nfsd changes for the Linux 4.0/3.20 kernel provide pNFS block server support...

GNOME 3.16 Beta Brings Wayland-Based Log-in Screen

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 23:31
Matthias Clasen has announced the release of GNOME 3.15.90, the GNOME 3.16 Beta, that's coming out slightly delayed but still in time for some weekend testing...

Mageia 5 Graphics Woes With Intel Broadwell HD Graphics

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 19:15
For the most part my Linux benchmarking of Intel Broadwell systems currently in the form of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and Intel Broadwell NUC have been going great. Major Linux distributions tested on this latest-generation Intel hardware have been going well, but the first major failure I've run into on Broadwell was when firing up Mageia 5 Beta 3...

Mir Now Depends Upon C++14

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 17:54
While many open-source projects are still transitioning over to a C++11 code-base, Ubuntu's Mir display server is already moving onto C++14...

LLVM Clang Compiling The Linux Kernel Is A Big Topic For 2015

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 17:15
It's been talked about for years and is still an ongoing but very active endeavor: building the mainline Linux kernel with LLVM's Clang compiler rather than GCC...

Nouveau Gallium3D Now Supports Double-Precision Floating-Point Data Types

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 16:11
Nouveau (NVC0) Gallium3D now supports the GL_ARB_gpu_shader_fp64 extension. What's exciting about this enablement is that it's a feature for OpenGL 4.0 / GLSL 4.00 compliance and this Nouveau driver support is beating out the Intel and Radeon drivers in providing this OpenGL capability...

New AMD Processors Supported By Coreboot

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 15:01
While Coreboot support for systems with newer Intel CPUs is tough, Coreboot gained yesterday support for some new AMD CPUs...

Exciting GNOME Changes For Fedora 22 Workstation Pushed This Week

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 14:11
Matthias Clasen at Red Hat has landed some of the exciting Fedora 22 Workstation improvements this week that relate to the GNOME Shell environment...

Rust 1.0 Alpha 2 Lands All Major API Changes

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 22:16
The second alpha release of the forthcoming Rust 1.0 is now available and it marks the landing of all major API revisions for this programming language's major milestone...

Xfce 4.12 Is Still Planned For Release In One Week

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 20:15
Earlier this week we wrote about plans for Xfce 4.12 to finally be released and that it was being targeted for the end of February. Unlike failed Xfce 4.12 plans of the past few years, it looks like this release will actually pan out in one week's time...

GDB 7.9 Brings Improvements To The Python Scripting API

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 20:09
Version 7.9 of the GNU Debugger is now available with numerous new features...

Wayland/Weston 1.7.0 Make It For Ubuntu 15.04

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 16:24
While Canonical remains committed to Mir as the future display server technology for Ubuntu Linux both on the desktop and for mobile devices, the upcoming Ubuntu 15.04 release does have the latest Wayland/Weston 1.7 support too...

Wine 1.7.37 Adds UTF-7 Encoding, Interface Change Notifications

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 16:17
Wine 1.7.37 was released today with various changes that have built up in the Wine community over the past two weeks...

Intel Quark SoC x86 Platform Support For Linux 3.20/4.0?

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 15:49
Ingo Molnar has asked Linus Torvalds to pull the x86 platform support for Intel Quark SoC systems for the Linux 3.20/4.0 kernel...

It Could Be A While Before Seeing The Tamil GPU Driver Code

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 15:10
While the Tamil driver is moving along for open-source ARM Mali T-Series graphics support, it could be a while before seeing the actual source code...

Code Merged This Week For Linux 3.20/4.0 Is Just As Exciting As Last Week

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 14:58
Last weekend I covered the changes so far for the next kernel release, which will be called either Linux 3.20 or Linux 4.0 depending upon Linus Torvalds' end decision. This week more exciting code has landed...