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Kernel Developers Look At QR Codes For Error Messages

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 17:35
Linux kernel developers have been discussing for the past few days about the possibility of encoding kernel oops messages into QR codes that would be shown on the screen...

oVirt Is Planning Some Virtualization Improvements

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 16:48
The oVirt open-source virtualization management software led by Red Hat saw its 3.4 release last week. The oVirt 3.4 release delivered a self-hosted engine, PowerPC 64 support, CPU hot-plug support, and other capabilities. While oVirt 3.4 just left the building, there's a lengthy list of features being planned for future releases...

Phoronix Global Is Still Planned To Be Decommissioned

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 16:16
Originally I planned to shutdown Phoronix Global at the end of 2013 but out of continued usage of the service, Phoronix Global is still being kept online for the time being...

HL2-Based GoldenEye: Source Gets Open-Sourced

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 14:38
For those Linux gamers that want to reminisce over the fond days of GoldenEye 007 from two decades ago on the Nintendo 64, it will hopefully be easier going forward. GoldenEye: Source has gone open-source...

Fedora 21 Aims To Have LBZIP2 Replace BZIP2

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:11
Fedora developers are eyeing the independent lbzip2 compression implementation to become the default bzip2 on the next release of this Red Hat sponsored Linux distribution...

New Media/V4L2 Drivers For Linux 3.15

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 08:55
There's numerous new hardware drivers for the Linux 3.15 kernel when it comes to the media subsystem...

Flourish: Chicago's Linux Event Is This Weekend

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 07:29
Flourish, one of the few Linux conferences held in the Chicagoland area each year, is happening this weekend. To much sadness, Flourish 2014 isn't as exciting as past years...

Upgrading The Linux Kernel, Mesa/X.Org Packages On Ubuntu 14.04

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 05:00
Upgrading the Linux kernel and Mesa/X.Org graphics driver components past what Canonical shipped in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and other recent releases of Ubuntu Linux isn't actually that hard... Here's the Phoronix-recommended approach for Linux enthusiasts wishing to upgrade their key software components for yielding better open-source graphics driver performance and features...

EXT4 & XFS File-System Updates Land In Linux 3.15

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 02:27
EXT4 and XFS file-system updates for the Linux 3.15 kernel merge window are now clear...

A Look At The Ubuntu 14.04 Kernel Configuration

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 22:45
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is shipping the Linux 3.13 kernel by default but besides that we now know the kernel configuration that Canonical will be using for this upcoming Long Term Support release...

Wine 1.7.16 Stubs Out DirectX Video Acceleration

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 21:50
Wine 1.7.16 was released this afternoon as the latest Wine development release...

VOGL Now Supports Unreal Engine 4 On Linux

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 21:41
Valve developers have gone out of their way to ensure that the VOGL OpenGL debugger for Linux works with Unreal Engine 4...

13-Way Radeon Graphics On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 17:00
To complement last week's Radeon Windows Catalyst vs. Linux Gallium3D vs. Linux Catalyst OpenGL performance comparison on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, here's benchmarks of thirteen different AMD Radeon graphics cards on the near-final state of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" in its current development form.

Debian Developers Release APT 1.0

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 15:50
Debian developers announced this week version 1.0 of APT, their Advanced Packaging Tool, on the day that the packaging project turned sixteen years old...

Belkin Begins Releasing OpenWRT Code For The WRT1900AC

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 15:00
A few months ago we wrote about Linksys Reviving The WRT54G Router In 802.11AC Form. Belkin, which owns Linksys, has begun releasing code for this new router -- the WRT1900AC -- but with this early code is still some glaring problems...

Qt Creator 3.1 RC1 Released, Qt 5.3 Advances

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 14:44
Digia is working hard and fast to get the next version of the Qt5 tool-kit out the door along with their Qt Creator integrated development environment...

Dropbox Announces Their Own Open-Source Python

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 14:27
The Dropbox cloud storage provider has announced Pyston, their own open-source JIT compiler to Python. The big focus with Pyston is on speed...

Linux 3.15 Random To Support Intel's RDSEED

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 08:08
The Linux 3.15 kernel's /dev/random implementation will feature a new instruction of Intel's upcoming Broadwell processors...

Initial XWayland Support Merged For X.Org Server 1.16

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 06:00
As anticipated, X.Org Server 1.16 when released this summer will feature initial support for XWayland...

Wayland Gains Fullscreen Shell, Screen Sharing Support

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 05:53
Wayland's Weston compositor has picked up support for the much talked about full-screen shell protocol...