Mesa 10.3 Released With The Latest Open-Source GPU Driver Improvements

Besides the Wayland 1.6 release and other exciting Linux news today, Mesa 10.3 is another exciting open-source milestone achieved today…

Development: GNOME 3.13.92 RELEASED!

Hello all,

A bit delay but here you have the second GNOME release candidate for
you to test, and your chance to make the "𝛱" release the best it can get.

To compile GNOME 3.13.92, you can use the jhbuild modulesets published
by the release team (which use the exact tarball versions from the
official release).

We remind you we are string frozen, no string changes may be made
without confirmation from the l10n team (gnome-i18n< at >) and notification
to both the release team and the GNOME Documentation Project
(gnome-doc-list< at >).

Hard code freeze is also in place, no source code changes can be made
without approval from the release-team.  Translation and documentation
can continue.

More details about changes and news for this beta are available here:


The GNOME 3.13.92 release itself is available here:

   core sources:
   apps sources:


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

For more information about 3.13, the full schedule, the official module
lists and the proposed module lists, please see our colorful 3.13 page:

For a quick overview of the GNOME schedule, please see:

Results for the 2014 Membership Committee election

Our Chairman of the Board announced this: Dear members, with the preliminary MC election results posted last Friday, and having received no objections within the challenge period, that ended last night, it is my pleasure to now declare the official results of the 2014 Membership Committee Election. The board declares the following Members of The […]

Wine 1.7.27 Released

The Wine development release 1.7.27 is now available.
What’s new in this release:

Some more work on Direct2D support.
Various improvements to RichEdit interfaces.
Initial support for ICMP version 6.
Various bug fixes.

The source is availab…

Opera Sings for Linux Users, With Just a Few Sour Notes

Opera offers an interesting alternative to the Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox Web browsers, but its recent Linux release leaves some room for improvement. Opera previously enjoyed a reputation as the go-to browser of choice for mobile environments. However, Opera Software, the developer, ignored Linux users for quite a long while until now. Opera’s Version 12.16 is a very usable release.

X.Org Server Shatter Project Fails

As some more unfortunate X.Org news tonight besides the very low turnout thus far for the X.Org OPW women project, the latest attempt at Shatter support for the X.Org Server failed…

Development: GNOME 3.14.0 newstable tarballs due (and more) (responsible: mclasen)

Hello all,

We would like to inform you about the following:
* GNOME 3.14.0 newstable tarballs due
* Hard Code Freeze ends

Tarballs are due on 2014-09-22 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 3.14.0
newstable release, which will be delivered on Wednesday. M…

AMD, Canonical Partner on Ubuntu OpenStack Cloud Server

A major hardware manufacture is now selling a computer with Ubuntu Linux preinstalled, and this time, it’s an OpenStack server. That’s what Canonical and AMD launched this week with the introduction of a server preinstalled with Ubuntu OpenStack private cloud software. read more Read more at The VAR Guy

Distribution Release: Slackel 6.0.2 “Openbox”

Dimitris Tzemos has announced the release of Slackel 6.0.2 "Openbox" edition, an updated build of the project’s lightweight Slackware-based Linux distribution: "Slackel 6.0.2 Openbox has been released. This is an update release. Includes the Linux kernel 3.14.18 and latest updates from Slackware’s ‘Current’ tree. Slackel 6.0.2 Openbox 32-bit….

GNOME vs KDE, Linux Myths, and the Linux Toilet

In tonight’s Linux news Matt Hartley dispels those persistent Linux myths. Bruce Byfield uses KDE and GNOME projects’ financial statements to analyze their priorities and direction. Ubuntu community wallpapers for 14.10 are beginning to be chosen and some guy built a Linux toilet in hopes of getting a job. In our top story tonight, Thomas […]

In the OpenStack Race, Red Hat’s Advantage Remains Support

Red Hat is on track to be the big winner in the OpenStack cloud computing race, at least it is according to a report from Steve Ashley of Baird Equity Research. Its abiity to cater to datacenters and its long experience dealing with the open source community are primary reasons why, according to Ashley. Ashley […]

Replace GRUB With BURG to Beautify Boot Menu, Install in Ubuntu/Linux Mint via PPA

Burg is boot loader forked of GRUB loader. It uses a new object format which allows it to be built in a wider range of OS, including Linux/Windows/OSX/Solaris/FreeBSD, etc. It also has a highly configurable menu system which works in both text and graphic mode. Additional features like stream support and multiple input/output device are […]

Systemd Cheatsheet, This Week’s Fedora Delay, Ubuntu Disparaged

There’s a lot to talk about today in Linux news. First up, Fedora 21 is delayed again. Matthew Miller and Matthew Garrett were interviewed. Ancor Gonzalez Sosa says openSUSE says Factory installations now outnumber Tumbleweed since going rolling. Ubuntu was spotted on national television and LinOxide has a colorful Systemd to SysVinit cheatsheet. Fedora 21 […]

Corsair Force LX 256GB SSD

The latest solid-state drive in our office is the Corsair Force LX 256GB SATA 3.0 that’s been put through its paces under Linux and is working out quite well.

WIne 1.7.26 Implements More Of DirectWrite, C Runtime Improvements

A new bi-weekly Wine development release is available today that has several bug fixes affecting a handful of different Windows gamers, for anyone still dependent upon Wine for Linux gaming this weekend…

Cantata 1.4.1 Music Player Released with Multiple Fixes

Cantata 1.4.1, a client for the music player daemon (MPD) that originally started as a fork of QtMPC, has been released and is now available for download. Cantata 1.4.1 can be compiled with KDE support or as a pure Qt4 application. The previous update was very generous and introduced quite a few new features, and it looks like the current one is also quite extensive. According to the changelog, an unused var warning that occurred when compiling without online services has been fixed, MPDScri…

New Gentoo, Just Peachy, and Tuxmachines Now

A new Gentoo liveDVD was released last week featuring Linux 3.15 and KDE 4.13. Jack Wallen follows Jack Germain in tests of a new “fresh and juicy” Linux. The Reg test drives Ubuntu 14.10. And finally today, Christine Hall takes a look at my old Website,, under its new management. It feels so […]

Feedback on dds textures required

Should Flightgear switch to dds texture format?

What is this about?

The FG development team is considering to switch the format for terrain textures from png to dds. This would offer a number of significant advantages:

– dds is a compressed format, hence the download size of the FG base package may be decreased
– compressed dds can be directly used by many graphics cards, reducing also GPU memory consumption
– dds stores all texture resolution levels, i.e. no lower resolution levels have to be generated when the texture is used, hence it loads much faster into memory
– the …
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GParted Live 0.19.1-4 Is Now Ready for Download and Testing

GParted Live, a small bootable GNU/Linux distribution for x86-based computers that can be used for creating, reorganizing, and deleting disk partitions with the help of tools that allow managing filesystems, has just been updated to a stable version, 0.19.1-4.The GParted developers have released a new development version of GParted Live and they have made a number of important modifications. In fact, there has been a new release almost every day in last few days, which is rather unsual.”T…

Peach OSI Is Fresh and Juicy

Peach OSI is a new Linux distro that stands apart from the crowd. Its first stable version was just released in June — yet it displays more performance traits and sophistication than many Linux distros that have been searching for an audience for years. In the crowded Linux distro field, it is very rare to find a newcomer that is not like any of the others.