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At the end of June I mentioned LZO and LZ4 security issues were uncovered while coming to light in the past week was another potential LZ4 security vulnerability for the lossless data compression library.
The GSRC remains one of GNU's less known programs and is an easy way to download and install GNU software.
10 Hours Ago - GNU - GSRC
Linus Torvalds continued in his Sunday tradition of releasing a new test build of the upcoming Linux kernel release.
Epic Games has begun financially supporting the open-source Blender modeling software to improve the workflow for artists with Unreal Engine 4.
The MPlayer-forked MPV multimedia software is out with a new stable release.
Matthias Clasen of Red Hat has provided an update on his GtkInspector project for GTK debugging.
The second alpha release to Scientific Linux 7.0 is now available for user testing.
08:18 AM EDT - Operating Systems - SL7
Leszek Godlewski of Nordic Games has shared that he's ported the Darksiders game to Linux.
A new Wine 1.7 development series bi-weekly point release is now available.
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.
OpenBSD developers have announced their first release of LibreSSL portable.
The Khronos Group this morning released an updated version of the OpenVX 1.0 provisional specification.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
The latest stable release of CodeWeavers' CrossOver software is now available and it's now more liberal about package installation.
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 code by Emil Velikov was merged yesterday to push along the Gallium3D Mega Drivers model.
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
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.
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.
For KDE desktop users unhappy with the level of integration with Mozilla's Firefox web browser, the situation might finally be changing.
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.
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.
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.
The first alpha release of the upcoming Mageia 5 has been released.
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 first release candidate to the upcoming QEMU 2.1 was released on Tuesday.
12:04 AM EDT - Virtualization - QEMU 2.1-rc1