Hi, the second beta release of the GNOME 3.15 development cycle is finally here! ISO's of this release are avaialble here . Thanks to Dominique Leuenberger for this work With this release we are officially now in "The String Freeze"  (that stacks with all the current freezes): - String Freeze: no string changes may be made without confirmation from the l10n team (gnome-i18n< at >) and notification to both the release team and the GDP (gnome-doc-list< at >). More details about changes and news for this beta are available here: core: http://download.gnome.org/core/3.15/3.15.91/NEWS apps: http://download.gnome.org/apps/3.15/3.15.91/NEWS The GNOME 3.15.91 release itself is available here: core sources: http://download.gnome.org/core/3.15/3.15.91/ apps sources: http://download.gnome.org/apps/3.15/3.15.91/ JHBuild modulesets to compile GNOME 3.15.91 by hand are available here http://download.gnome.org/teams/releng/3.15.91/ Check the Smoketesting documentation  for instructions about how to compile and test GNOME with these modulesets. WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! -------------------------- This release is a snapshot of development code. Although it is buildable and usable, it is primarily intended for testing and hacking purposes. GNOME uses odd minor version numbers to indicate development status. For more information about 3.16, the full schedule, the official module lists and the proposed module lists, please see our colourful 3.16 page: http://www.gnome.org/start/unstable For a quick overview of the GNOME schedule, please see: http://live.gnome.org/Schedule  https://live.gnome.org/ReleasePlanning/Freezes  http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/GNOME:/Medias/images/iso/?P=GNOME_Next*  https://live.gnome.org/Smoketesting
Just one week after Intel sent in their initial DRM driver updates for Linux 4.1, a second pull request has been submitted with more DRM graphics driver changes queued up for Linux 4.1…
Fedora 22 is shaping up well for boasting many new features while also making it out on time… While it looked like Fedora 22 Alpha might be delayed, the developers managed to get the blocker issues taken care of and today decided they’re ready to release F22 Alpha on time next week Tuesday…
KDE developer David Edmundson has made some more progress with improving the high DPI display experience with KDE applications…
Valve has inadvertently revealed the the multiplayer game Evolve is also coming to Linux, despite the fact that studio that builds it gave no indication that it was working on a port.
The game is developed by Turtle Rock Studios and published by 2K, which is a publisher that’s been very Linux friendly until now, so it’s not really a surprise that a Linux version is incoming. They would probably wanted to make the announcement on their own terms and timetable, but that’s out… (read more)
NetworkManager, a program that acts as network connection manager for most RPM and Debian-based distributions and that’s part of the GNOME stack, is now at version 0.9.10.2.
Some of you might remember that NetworkManager made the jump to the legendary version 1.0, so you’re probably still wondering what this new version in the 0.9 branch is all about.
Well, as it turns out, the 0.9 branch was not abandoned and it’s still being maintained. It’s unclear what version will b… (read more)
The latest Steam Hardware & Software Survey for February 2015 shows a swift and noticeable decline in the number of Linux users, which somehow contrary to the general trend from the past few months.
The Steam Linux adoption has been increasing steadily in the past few months, albeit with baby steps. It’s been quite a while since the last time Linux took a dive, but it looks like we’re now in a downhill slope. It’s difficult to explain why this is happening, especially since… (read more)
Qualcomm’s Innovation Center continues contributing to the open-source MDP DRM driver that started out as a reverse-engineered display driver for Qualcomm’s ARM SoCs via Rob Clark as part of the Freedreno project…
The KDE student programs team is happy to announce that KDE has been accepted as a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code 2015. This will allow students from around the world to work with mentors on KDE software projects. Successful students will receive stipends from Google.
The Google Summer of Code program offers development funding and mentorship to students who want to work on open source software projects. The program provides students the opportunity to learn more about coding, work within structured software development environments, and push bug fixes and new features into real-world, production software. For Google and the rest of the world, the program provides improvements to software that millions of people use on a daily basis.
Ideas on what a student entering Google Summer of Code 2015 with KDE might work on are listed on the Community Wiki.
VMware is now getting sued in Germany by a Linux kernel developer after the company took Linux kernel code, modified it, used it, and refusing to make their modifications open source, thus breaking the GPL2 license.
VMware is a multi-billion company that virtualizes computing, from the data center to the cloud to mobile devices, or at least this is what they say they do. The company employs over 14,000 people and it’s a force in the industry. If you take a closer look at th… (read more)
With all of the GDC2015 announcements this week from Valve developing an Intel Vulkan Linux graphics driver to confirming a lot of new Linux games, I just noticed today that Valve published their Steam Survey results for February and it shows a decline in Linux gamers…
Announced last month was the HiKey 8-core 64-bit ARM development board being based upon the HiSilicon Cortex-A53 SoC. This HiKey board came out of 96Boards as the first certified board by the Linaro Community Board Group. I happen to have some early benchmarks of this eight-core AArch64 development board running Linaro/Debian…
A new Wine version has been released and its makers have implemented a number of important new features, not to mention all the smaller fixes that have been added as well.
If you think that Wine is an emulator for Windows app, you would be wrong. It’s actually a compatibility layer that allows users to run Windows apps and games. If you ever started Windows, you might have noticed that the .exe files can be started by trying to emulate the conditions of a previous version o… (read more)
Wine 1.7.38 was released this morning as the newest bi-weekly development release of this popular Linux and OS X program for running Windows programs…
While you probably don’t have a Siemens motherboard underneath your desk, the company has committed support for another one of their motherboards to Coreboot…
The latest GNOME application to speak of that’s entered development is Nuntius, a program to show your Android phone/tablet notifications directly on the GNOME desktop as part of its notification system…
Alessio Fattorini has announced the availability of the first release candidate for NethServer 6.6, a CentOS-based distribution designed for servers: “NethServer 6.6 RC1 has been released and is publicly available. Highlights since 6.6 beta 1 release: root and admin users passwords are no longer synchronized; delta RPMs from….
Mozilla has just updated its popular Firefox web browser application for all supported computer operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows. Mozilla Firefox 36.0.1 is now available for download and users can update to it right now from within the application or by downloading the respective binaries from the end of this article.
This is the first point release of Mozilla Firefox 36 and it brings a number of important fixes that have been discove… (read more)
Valve has revealed the Steam Machines and the companies that are going to build them, alongside some of the hardware configurations, so the real question now is this: will you buy a slightly overpriced PC with non-descriptive hardware that runs Linux?
The Steam Machines are expected to land this November and they are detailed on the official website, with a few exceptions. Some of these hardware makers chose to provide some vague descriptions about their systems. For exampl… (read more)
GNOME developers have a new application in place called Nuntius that allows users to read notifications from an Android device. It will be ready in time for the GNOME 3.16 release and it’s already available in the Fedora repos.
The GNOME project is actually home to a ton of apps that don’t actually have anything to do with the desktop environment. GNOME is much more than just a desktop environment, it’s a collection of applications acting as a whole. It’s true that no one i… (read more)