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MPV 0.4.1 Brings Various Bug Fixes

The MPlayer-forked MPV multimedia software is out with a new stable release.
4 Hours Ago - Multimedia - MPlayer

12 July

GtkInspector Moves Along For GTK Debugging

Matthias Clasen of Red Hat has provided an update on his GtkInspector project for GTK debugging.
10:14 AM EDT - GNOME - GtkInspector - 1 Comment

Scientific Linux 7.0 Alpha 2 Is Ready For Testing

The second alpha release to Scientific Linux 7.0 is now available for user testing.
08:18 AM EDT - Operating Systems - SL7

Darksiders Has Been Ported To Linux

Leszek Godlewski of Nordic Games has shared that he's ported the Darksiders game to Linux.
12:49 AM EDT - Gaming - Darksiders - 64 Comments

Wine 1.7.22 Tries To Improve Internet Cookies

A new Wine 1.7 development series bi-weekly point release is now available.
12:44 AM EDT - WINE - Wine 1.7.22 - 4 Comments

11 July

While The Future Looks Towards Systemd, Upstart 1.13 Released

While Ubuntu Linux looks towards switching to systemd in the next year or two, a new version of Upstart has been released with Ubuntu still being dependent upon init daemon software.
07:27 PM EDT - Ubuntu - Upstart - 5 Comments

LibreSSL Portable Encounters Its First Release

OpenBSD developers have announced their first release of LibreSSL portable.
07:11 PM EDT - BSD - LibreSSL - 7 Comments

Khronos Updates Its OpenVX 1.0 Provisional Specification

The Khronos Group this morning released an updated version of the OpenVX 1.0 provisional specification.
09:43 AM EDT - Standards - OpenVX 1.0 - 3 Comments

Phoronix Test Suite 5.2.1 Released With Minor Updates

One month after the release of Phoronix Test Suite 5.2, the first (and only planned) point release to "Khanino" is now available for open-source benchmarking.
09:30 AM EDT - Phoronix - Open-Source Benchmarking

NVIDIA Contributes Re-Clocking Code To Nouveau For The GK20A

One of the biggest challenges with the Nouveau open-source graphics driver for NVIDIA graphics hardware in recent times has been with regard to GPU / video memory re-clocking. As a minor step forward, NVIDIA has contributed re-clocking patches for the GK20A graphics processor.
12:48 AM EDT - Nouveau - Re-Clocking - 9 Comments

KDE 4.14 Applications & Development Platform Beta Released

The first beta of KDE with new releases for the applications and development platform is now available for the 4.14 release cycle.
12:12 AM EDT - KDE - KDE 4.14

10 July

AMD Publishes Open-Source Linux HSA Kernel Driver

AMD has just published a massive patch-set for the Linux kernel that finally implements a HSA (Heterogeneous System Architecture) in open-source. The set of 83 patches implement a Linux HSA driver for Radeon family GPUs and serves too as a sample driver for other HSA-compatible devices. This big driver in part is what well known Phoronix contributor John Bridgman has been working on at AMD.
06:23 PM EDT - AMD - Radeon HSA - 58 Comments

NVIDIA Updates Its Linux Legacy Driver For GeForce 6/7 GPUs

For those still out there running a GeForce 6 or 7 series graphics card, NVIDIA has updated its legacy proprietary 304.xx Unix graphics driver for Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris systems.
01:18 PM EDT - NVIDIA - NVIDIA 304.123 - 25 Comments

CrossOver 13.2.0 Allows Easier Package Installation On Linux

The latest stable release of CodeWeavers' CrossOver software is now available and it's now more liberal about package installation.
12:06 PM EDT - WINE - CodeWeavers - 2 Comments

Preview: Benchmarking CentOS 7.0 & Scientific Linux 7.0

CentOS 7.0 was released this week and that came just days after the first alpha of Scientific Linux 7, both of which are based upon last month's release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. With these new community-based EL7 releases coming about, it's time for some fresh Enterprise Linux benchmarking and performance monitoring on Phoronix.
10:23 AM EDT - Operating Systems

More "Mega Driver" Work Merged For Mesa

More code by Emil Velikov was merged yesterday to push along the Gallium3D Mega Drivers model.
09:20 AM EDT - Mesa - Mega Drivers - 3 Comments

The Beta To The Final Minor Release Of RHEL5 Is Out

For those still dependent upon Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, the beta to the 5.11 point release is now out, which serves as the last planned revision to RHEL5.
12:37 AM EDT - Red Hat - Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

The Witcher 2 Works On Beta Improvements

Back in May The Witcher 2 was released for Linux but the quality of this Linux game port was extremely bad and problematic for many Linux gamers due to slow performance and other issues. Fortunately, it looks like some of the problems at least may be addressed as a new open beta is beginning for the Linux version of The Witcher 2.
12:06 AM EDT - Gaming - Witcher 2 - 29 Comments

9 July

Fedora Gets A Kernel Playground Repository

The latest Fedora Copr repository established provides a "kernel playground" whereby currently out-of-tree and/or experimental kernel features are enabled for developers and enthusiasts to try out.
03:26 PM EDT - Fedora - Fedora Kernel Testing - 5 Comments

Firefox Might Finally Be Moving Closer To Better KDE Integration

For KDE desktop users unhappy with the level of integration with Mozilla's Firefox web browser, the situation might finally be changing.
11:28 AM EDT - Mozilla - Firefox KDE - 45 Comments

RealVNC Introduces VNC Wayland Developer Preview

For nearly one year we've known about RealVNC being interested in Wayland support for their commercial VNC products and last year they proposed a remote access protocol for Wayland. Today, RealVNC has put out a developer preview of its VNC software for Wayland.
10:00 AM EDT - Wayland - RealVNC - 18 Comments

Looking Forward To The Future Of KDE Frameworks 5

While KDE Frameworks 5 was just released this week, there's already new features and functionality sought after for future revisions of this modularized set of next-gen KDE libraries.
09:46 AM EDT - KDE - KF5 - 4 Comments

There's Now Even LLVM Support For Pascal-86

The latest programming language that can leverage using LLVM and its plethora of back-ends is Pascal-86, a language most Phoronix readers have probably never even heard of.
09:34 AM EDT - Compiler - Pascal-86 - 3 Comments

Mageia 5 Alpha Updates A Lot Of Software

The first alpha release of the upcoming Mageia 5 has been released.
01:57 AM EDT - Operating Systems - Mageia 5 - 1 Comment

KDE 4.14 Branched, Mix-Release Planned For December

KDE 4.14 code is getting ready while being worked on for a December debut is a mix of KDE4 and KF5 application code.
12:47 AM EDT - KDE - KDE 4.14

The Exciting QEMU 2.1 Is Up To Its Release Candidate Phase

The first release candidate to the upcoming QEMU 2.1 was released on Tuesday.
12:04 AM EDT - Virtualization - QEMU 2.1-rc1

8 July

Manjaro Linux Developers Experience A Mass Exodus [Updated]

It seems all of the Manjaro Linux developers might have parted way with the distribution's development except for the project leader.
06:56 PM EDT - Operating Systems - Manjaro - 22 Comments

Google's Dart Language Approved By The ECMA

Ecma International has approved Google's Dart web programming language as the latest ECMA standard.
02:22 PM EDT - Google - ECMA-408 - 30 Comments

Linux 3.16 File-System Tests On A Hard Drive

In complementing the earlier Linux 3.16 file-system tests on an SSD (and the later Btrfs testing), here are benchmarks of EXT4, XFS, and Btrfs from the Linux 3.15 and 3.16 kernels being compared from a traditional rotating hard drive.
12:07 PM EDT - Computers - 4 Comments

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5 Released

Just shy of one month since releasing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 (and one day past CentOS 7), Red Hat has announced today their latest major software launch: Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5.
11:14 AM EDT - Red Hat - RHEL OpenStack

Linux 3.16 Is Looking Good For ARM Hardware Support

The Linux 3.16 kernel is set to debut with a fair amount of new ARM hardware / SoC enablement, which in turn will soon benefit Fedora ARM users seeing as they are likely to lock onto this new version for the Fedora 21 release.
10:07 AM EDT - Fedora - ARM Linux - 1 Comment

Qt Creator 3.2 In Beta With Greater Stability & Improvements

Digia has happily put out the first beta today of Qt Creator 3.2.
08:25 AM EDT - Qt - Qt IDE - 5 Comments

NVIDIA 340.24 Linux Driver Has G-SYNC Support, FXAA Control

Succeeding last month's NVIDIA 340.17 Linux driver beta is now the first official release in the 340.xx driver series for Linux / Solaris / BSD. The NVIDIA 340.24 driver was released this morning with new features but is heavier on the fixing side.
08:00 AM EDT - NVIDIA - NVIDIA 340.24 - 13 Comments

Unvanquished Alpha 29 Makes Use Of libRocket

It's time for another monthly development update to the Unvanquished open-source, cross-platform first person shooter.
07:31 AM EDT - Gaming - UIs - 2 Comments

LLVM's Clang Is Working Better For Building Windows Programs

While LLVM's Clang compiler is predominantly used on Linux, OS X, and BSD systems, the Microsoft Windows support has been a focus over the past several months and is reaching an improved state for building native Windows programs with Visual C++ compatibility.
07:15 AM EDT - Compiler - Visual C++ - 7 Comments

DisplayPort MST Code Starts Lining Up For Linux 3.17, Other DRM Changes

The DisplayPort MST support code that's been in the works for several months is starting to land with the Linux 3.17 kernel that will be officially entering development stages next month.
02:16 AM EDT - Linux Kernel - DisplayPort Multi-Stream - 1 Comment

X.Org Server 1.16 Delayed To Let In Non-PCI Graphics Support

X.Org Server 1.16 has been delayed. However, it's not been delayed like in some of the more notorious past releases due to outstanding bugs, etc, but over letting in a late feature to this latest revision of the X11 server.
12:08 AM EDT - X.Org - X.Org Server 1.16 - 40 Comments

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