KDE Commit-Digest for 8th September 2013

Dot Categories: DeveloperIn this week’s KDE Commit-Digest:

Wwise Engine Being Ported To Linux, SteamOS

The Audiokinetic Wwise engine middleware will be ported to Linux thanks to Valve’s SteamOS…

Lubuntu 13.10 Beta 2 (Saucy Salamander) Screenshot Tour

Lubuntu 13.10 Beta 2 (Saucy Salamander) has been officially released and it features quite a few new items. We have prepared a small and comprehensive screenshot tour of this distribution.Canonical has announced the release of the second Beta version for its upcoming Ubuntu Linux operating system, and this includes Lubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander).The biggest change in this second Beta of Lubuntu is the integration of a new Linux kernel, 3.11.0.8 Ubuntu Linux kernel, wh…

Xtreme Download Manager for Ubuntu/Linux Mint/other Ubuntu Derivatives

Install Xtreme Download Manager in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy/Ubuntu 13.04 Raring/Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Ubuntu 12.04 Precise/10.04 Lucid/Linux Mint 16/15/14/13/9/and other Ubuntu derivativesWe previously shared most used download managers for Linux but xdman is another great download manager available. Xtreme download manager is very powerful utility which has ability to increase download speed up-to 500% (depend on connection), […]

Edubuntu 13.10 Beta 2 (Saucy Salamander) Screenshot Tour

Edubuntu may not be as well-known as Ubuntu, but it’s still an important product from Canonical and has just reached version 13.10 Beta 2, along with Kubuntu and Xubuntu. We have prepared a screenshot tour for your enjoyment.Edubuntu 13.10 Beta 2 (Saucy Salamander) will benefit from the same nine months of support, just like all the other releases in the series.“This build allows developers and users to evaluate early changes in this release and no details are fin…

The State Of Wayland, Weston (September 2013)

Kristian Høgsberg has provided a status update on the Wayland project and its associated Weston reference compositor…

Ubuntu 14.04 Release Schedule

While waiting for the final release of the Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) operating system, which will see the light of day on October 17, we can take a look at the release schedule for the next major iteration of the OS, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

There’s no codename for the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS release, as Mark Shuttleworth has yet to announce it, but we…

GNU Hurd 0.5, GNU Mach 1.4 Released

In celebration of the GNU project’s 30th birthday, GNU Hurd 0.5 has been released along with GNU MIG 1.4 and GNU Mach 1.4…

Ubuntu: 1972-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel. Read more ….

GNOME Fallback Makes a Spectacular Return as GNOME Flashback

A lot of users have been missing the old GNOME Fallback, but a few developers have formed a new team for GNOME Flashback and have managed to release it just in time, a few hours before official launch of GNOME 3.10.If you were worried about the abandoned GNOME Fallback, then you should rejoice to the news that there are people out there that really want that project to go on, albeit in another form.“This is the first release that ships a session descriptor and wra…

Get the New and Improved Raspbian Distro for Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Foundation has just released a new version of their own Linux distribution for the Raspberry Pi hardware, called Raspbian, based on Debian.According to the developers, Sonic Pi is now preinstalled, Scratch has received some significant improvements, a build of PyPy 2.1 is included by default, Python libraries required for interfacing with Pi-Face have been added, and Oracle JDK has been implemented.Raspbian “Wheezy” is the first Linux distribut…

Excelent Free Video Editor Avidemux Gets Better x264 Support

Avidemux, a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks that supports many file types including AVI, DVD, MP4, and ASF, is now at version 2.6.6.The Avidemux releases are few and far between, which is a real shame because this is a great piece of software, with multiple options. This latest iteration only incorporates a small number of fixes, but users should upgrade nonetheless.According to the developers, the x264 preset has been up…

WebKitGTK+ 2.2.0 Released with Wayland Support

WebKitGTK+, a version of the WebKit open source web engine that uses GTK+ as its user-facing frontend, is now at version 2.2.0.WebKitGTK+ is out and includes both the WebKit1 and WebKit2 APIs by default. As for the WebKit1 API, it’s now in maintenance mode and the developers will continue to fix any bugs.According to the developers, a new Web Inspector has been added, initial Wayland support has been implemented, video accelerated compositing support has been added, cus…

Vendetta Online MMO Gets 64-bit Experimental Support

Vendetta Online, an MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) from Guild Software Inc., is now at version 1.8.262.In Vendetta Online, thousands of people can play together in a persistent universe. After a short hiatus, the developers have released a large update.Highlights of Vendetta Online 1.8.262:• New Vulture ship assets have been added for upcoming testing;• Experimental texture loading for the Linux 64 version has been ad…

X.Org XDC2013 Recap Of New Features Presented

The X.Org Developers’ Conference (XDC) 2013 conference took place at the start of the week in Portland, Oregon. As usual, there’s a number of Phoronix articles to go over in detail the many interesting presentations that took place this week concerning…

The New Linux OpenGL ABI Is Nearing Reality

One year ago a new Linux OpenGL ABI was proposed to make dealing with Linux OpenGL libraries easier and cleaner, among other benefits. The Linux OpenGL changes that will ultimately affect all Linux graphics drivers is nearing fruition…

Astronomic Observatory Stellarium 0.12.4 Fixes Critical Crash

Stellarium 0.12.4, a free open-source planetarium software that displays a realistic and accurate sky in 3D, just like the one that can be seen with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope, has been officially released and it’s available for download.The Stellarium 0.12.4 developers have quickly issued another updated for their application in order to add a couple of changes that were extremely necessary.According to the developers, a crash that caused Stellarium…

Monitoring Software Zabbix 2.2 Alpha 7 Comes with Improved Overall Performance

Zabbix 2.2 Alpha 7, an enterprise-class open source distributed monitoring solution, released under the GPL (free of charge for both commercial and non-commercial use), is now out and ready for testing.The Zabbix monitoring solution has been separated into multiple branches and this latest issue is yet another testing one, featuring multiple changes and improvements.Zabbix 2.2 Alpha 7 features improved overall performance, support for support loadable modules, better ap…

NVIDIA, Red Hat Partner Up For New Graphics Project

Jerome Glisse has long been involved with open-source Linux graphics drivers, but in recent months he hasn’t announced any major breakthroughs like in past years. However, at Red Hat they have struck up a partnership with NVIDIA to work on a new device…

Ryan “icculus” Gordon Says Linux Viable Gaming Platform

In an interview Friday Ryan Gordon talked with Kris Graft of www.gamasutra.com about Linux gaming development. With so many notable quotes available, it’s difficult to pick just one for the teaser. The central theme of Gordon’s responses is that Linux is a viable platform for gaming – more now than ever. Graft asked the famed […]