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GStreamer 1.6 Officially Released

Sat, 09/26/2015 - 00:31
We've been looking forward to GStreamer 1.6 and now it's been released...

Wine-Staging To Become A More Official Part Of Wine

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 20:52
Besides switching to yearly, time-based releases, the upstream Wine developers have decided to make Wine-Staging an official part of the project...

Crucial BX100 SSD Tests On Ubuntu Linux

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 18:00
One of the latest solid-state drives at Phoronix that's been up for testing is the Crucial BX100, a mid-range SSD with the 120GB version retailing for around $60 USD.

Wine To Switch To Yearly, Time-Based Releases

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 15:41
It was decided at WineConf 2015 last week in Vienna to shake-up how the stable Wine releases are handled...

New Version Of The Etnaviv DRM Graphics Driver Published For Review

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 14:19
Since earlier this year the Etnaviv DRM driver has been under review for eventual inclusion into the mainline Linux kernel. The second version of the Etnaviv patches have now been published for review...

The OpenGL ARB Shader Storage Buffer Object Lands For Intel Mesa

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 14:09
Intel is getting quite close to having OpenGL ES 3.1 support with their Mesa Linux graphics driver...

Microsoft Continues To Be Interested In The Clang Compiler

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 13:58
This year has been interesting watching Microsoft from the Linux/open-source world for several reasons, among them has been for their growing adoption of LLVM's Clang C/C++ compiler...

Ubuntu 15.10 Just Hit Its Final Beta

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 00:45
Ubuntu 15.10 final beta is now available along with this being a second beta release for the opt-in flavors participating in the earlier development milestones...

GNOME Flashback 3.18 Released, Remains Unofficial Project

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 23:27
Released one day after the big GNOME 3.18 release is now the GNOME Flashback update...

Phoronix Test Suite 6.0 M2 Brings Speed Improvements, Better Graphing

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 21:24
Just shy of one month since the first Phoronix Test Suite 6.0 development release is now milestone 2 for Phoronix Test Suite 6.0-Hammerfest...

Updated Firmware Blobs Out For Intel Skylake & Broxton Linux Graphics

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 19:00
In case you missed it, earlier this year I reported on Intel's open-source Linux graphics driver to require binary-only firmware blobs beginning with Skylake and Broxton hardware...

Mir Is Making Measurable Progress On Using Libinput

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 17:47
Ubuntu developers working on Mir have been making measurable progress recently on using libinput for their input handling, similar to Wayland and in the X.Org world where libinput is also being used via the xf86-input-libinput driver...

GNOME 3.18 On Fedora 23: X.Org vs. Wayland Performance

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 17:00
With GNOME 3.18 having many Wayland improvements, I decided to test out the GNOME 3.18 stack on Fedora 23 Beta when running GNOME on a conventional X.Org Server and then using GNOME on Wayland while running various OpenGL games.

A Call To Stop Making FBDEV Linux Frame-Buffer Drivers

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 15:33
Back in 2012 was a call for deprecating Linux FBDEV drivers in a move to try to kill off the FBDEV subsystem in favor of modern DRM drivers. As I've brought up several times since, FBDEV drivers are still kicking in the Linux kernel. Sent out today thought was another call to try to encourage developers to stop developing FBDEV drivers...

Krita 3.0 Nearing Reality With Port To Qt5/KF5

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 15:20
Boudewijn Rempt has written a blog post today announcing that the Krita team is "done porting!" and "technically" finished with bringing the Krita drawing program to Qt5 and KDE Frameworks 5...

Systemd Notifications Support Being Worked On For Wayland's Weston

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 15:07
With Wayland 1.10 now open for development it's time to start looking out for interesting new patches providing new functionality for Wayland and Weston. One of the new patches so far is for making use of systemd notifications in the Wayland compositor...

Insurgency FPS Game Being Ported To Linux, SteamOS

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 13:57
The Insurgency first person shooter game, which started out as a Half-Life 2 mod and evolved into its own game by New World Interactive, is in the process of being ported to Linux...

PulseAudio 7.0 Released, Adds More Flexible Jack Detection

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 13:43
PulseAudio 7.0 was released today as the once-controversial open-source sound server common to Linux systems...

OpenSUSE 42.1 "Leap" Now In Beta

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 13:33
Announced this morning was the much anticipated beta of openSUSE 42.1 "Leap"...

MPV Video Player Has OpenGL Output Improvements, Fixes

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 02:49
It's been a while since last talking about MPV, the MPlayer/MPlayer2 forked open-source video player, but a new version is now available...