Besides the Wayland 1.6 release and other exciting Linux news today, Mesa 10.3 is another exciting open-source milestone achieved today…
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). https://developer.gnome.org/jhbuild/ https://download.gnome.org/teams/releng/3.13.92/ 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: core: https://download.gnome.org/core/3.13/3.13.92/NEWS apps: https://download.gnome.org/apps/3.13/3.13.92/NEWS The GNOME 3.13.92 release itself is available here: core sources: https://download.gnome.org/core/3.13/3.13.92/ apps sources: https://download.gnome.org/apps/3.13/3.13.92/ 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 3.13, the full schedule, the official module lists and the proposed module lists, please see our colorful 3.13 page: http://www.gnome.org/start/unstable For a quick overview of the GNOME schedule, please see: http://live.gnome.org/Schedule
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 […]
The Wine development release 1.7.27 is now available.
Some more work on Direct2D support.
The source is availab…
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.
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…
We would like to inform you about the following:
Tarballs are due on 2014-09-22 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 3.14.0
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
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….
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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, 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…
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, Tuxmachines.org, under its new management. Tuxmachines.org. It feels so […]
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
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 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.