Free Linux Firewall OS IPFire 2.15 Core 82 Has Windows Active-Directory Single Sign-On Web Proxy

Michael Tremer, a developer for the team, has announced that IPFire 2.13 Core 82, a new stable build of the popular Linux-based firewall distribution, is available, bringing quite a few security fixes.

IPFire releases are not usually very big, but this latest update in the series is quite substantial. A number of features and changes have been made and the devs are working to bring even more options to the masses.

As usual, if you already have this distribution installed, you don&… (read more)

APT (Advanced Package Tool) New Release Is Out, Still Not Adopted by Modern Distros

APT (Advanced Package Tool), a set of core tools inside Debian that makes it possible to install, remove, and keep applications up to date, is now at version 1.0.8.

Advanced Package Tool has received quite a substantial update when the application moved to the 1.x branch, and since then the devs have made quite a few changes and improvements. It's still in the works and each new release is impressive.

It's strange to see that this tool hasn't been widely adopted by other distros … (read more)

X.Org Server 1.17 Likely To Have Built-In KMS Modesetting Driver

Work is moving forward to land the generic, KMS-dependent mode-setting driver into the X.Org Server itself…

Play Linux Is a Gaming OS That Wants to Stop People from Dual-Booting with Windows

Play Linux, an operating system based on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (Trusty Tahr) that focuses on gaming, has been released.

All of the major Linux distros out there can be made to run the entire Steam library without any major fuss, but some users might want something that doesn't require any prior knowledge of what they have to install in order to get the best experience possible.

A few developers have put together a Linux distro that features all the necessary drivers and all the applications… (read more)

Calibre Is a Complete Software Solution to Edit, Convert, and View eBooks

Calibre, a piece of software used to convert, edit, and view eBooks, has been updated to version 2.3 and brings a few new features and various fixes.

The Calibre development cycle is really picking up steam and the developer is now making big steps when it comes to the version number. Things were moving much slower before reaching the 2.x branch, but the dev is now working to increase that build number as fast as possible.

A new release of this application is made almost on a weekly basis, w… (read more)

Intel Skylake’s MPX Is Closer To Providing Linux Memory Protection

Besides Intel publicly working on Skylake “Gen9″ graphics support for Linux, Intel open-source developers are also working on other areas of Skylake hardware enablement for Linux. Work on supporting the Intel Memory Protection Extensions (MPX) that are new to the Skylake micro-architecture are still being revised for the Linux kernel and the many other operating system code-bases that need to be updated to work with this security feature…

World Wine News Issue 375

WWN Issue 375 was released today.

Radeon DRM With Linux 3.18 To Support Concurrent Buffer Reads

Another Radeon DRM driver update pull request has been submitted to drm-next for merging in the Linux 3.18 kernel…

AXIOM Beta Open-Source Camera Moves Closer To Reality

The first digital cinema camera comprised of open-source software and open hardware is closer to becoming reality…

Development: GNOME 3.13.92 rc tarballs due (and more) (responsible: fredp)

Hello all,

We would like to inform you about the following:
* GNOME 3.13.92 rc tarballs due
* Hard Code Freeze

Tarballs are due on 2014-09-15 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 3.13.92
rc release, which will be delivered on Wednesday. Modules which were
proposed for inclusion should try to follow the unstable schedule so
everyone can test them.  Please make sure that your tarballs will be
uploaded before Monday 23:59 UTC: tarballs uploaded later than that
will probably be too late to get in 3.13.92. If you are not able to
make a tarball before this deadline or if you think you'll be late,
please send a mail to the release team and we'll find someone to roll
the tarball for you!

This is a late freeze to avoids sudden last-minute accidents which
could risk the stability that should have been reached at this point.
No source code changes are allowed without approval from the release
team, but translation and documentation should continue. Simple build
fixes are, of course, allowed without asking.

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

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


Double XP Weekend – Coming 1st November

Double XP Weekend is coming your way this November. Start getting ready now!

BTS Video 117 – Rune Value Improvements

Get more for your runes in next week’s Player-Power-voted Rune Value Improvements update. Mod Deg tells Behind the Scenes all about it.

Distribution Release: IPFire 2.15 Core 82

Michael Tremer has announced the release of IPFire 2.15 Core 82, a new stable release of the specialist distribution designed for firewalls: “This is the official release announcement for IPFire 2.15 Core Update 82. This Core Update’s main features are the inclusion of the crowd-funded Windows Active Directory….

CD-Sized Image Of BSD-Based TrueOS Released For Servers

In announcing their quarterly package updates that bring a wide assortment of improvements, the PC-BSD crew shared they managed to make a CD-sized image of their TrueOS server operating system…

Fedora 21 Has Been Delayed Yet Again By Another Week

Another week with a F21 Alpha Go/No-Go meeting, another delay. We’re now starting to wonder whether Fedora 21 final will make it out in 2014…

Running The Oibaf PPA On Ubuntu 14.10

While Ubuntu 14.10 is finally getting X.Org Server 1.16, it doesn’t yet have Mesa 10.3 but that can be easily addressed via third-party packages…

Akademy Wednesday and Thursday Wrapup

Akademy continues with hacking and BoF meetings. This wrapup meeting video covers sessions from Wednesday and Thursday including accessibility, release team, user information reporting, KDE applications websites, KDevelop and share-like-connect.

Intel Finally Documents Broadwell’s Compute Architecture

From the Intel Developer Forum this week in San Francisco Intel has finally published a white-paper covering their “Gen 8″ compute architecture…

Canonical Publishes Plans for Origami Unicorns

Canonical was present at the dConstruct event that took place in Brighton, Great Britain, and taught everyone how to make unicorn origami.

As most of you already know, Canonical is scheduled to release its upcoming operating system, Ubuntu 14.10, which has been dubbed Utopic Unicorn, in October 2014. If the previous code name used for the 14.04 LTS version was Trusty Tahr and it was a little difficult to work with, the new one is rather inviting.

“Our ‘Make your Unicorn’ co… (read more)

GCC 4.9 vs. LLVM Clang 3.5 On Intel’s Haswell-E Platform Under Linux

With my Intel Core i7 5960X Haswell-E Linux review out there, one of the quick to be requested extra tests is benchmarking the i7-5960X 16-thread processor with LLVM/Clang against GCC. Here’s some initial data comparing the compilers for this $1000+ processor…