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The Unity 8 Items Being Worked On For The Ubuntu Desktop

Discussed this morning during the second day of the Ubuntu Online Summit for Ubuntu 15.10 was "Unity 8 as the default desktop." Unity 7 will remain the default for Ubuntu 15.10, but a lot of progress is expected this Wily Werewolf cycle.
48 Minutes Ago - Ubuntu - Unity 8 - 1 Comment

Fresh, 5-Way Linux Distribution Benchmarks On Amazon's EC2 Cloud

It's been a while since last running any extensive Amazon EC2 cloud benchmarks. However, in trying out the latest releases of a few distributions, I ran some quick cloud benchmarks yesterday.
2 Hours Ago - Operating Systems - Amazon EC2 Cloud Benchmarks

OpenGL 4.1 Extension Implemented For Intel Mesa Sandy Bridge

In January of 2014 there was ARB_viewport_array added to the Intel Mesa driver, an extension needed for OpenGL 4.1 compliance, but at the time it was only enabled for Ivy Bridge graphics hardware and newer. Intel has now extended that support back to Sandy Bridge.
3 Hours Ago - Mesa - ARB_viewport_array - 4 Comments

Xubuntu Team Announces "Xubuntu Core"

The latest Ubuntu-related announcement this week is the debut of Xubuntu Core.
3 Hours Ago - Ubuntu - Xubuntu Core - 6 Comments

5 May

Many Ubuntu Phone Updates Are Coming Up Soon

Revealed today during this first full day of the Ubuntu Online Summit for Ubuntu 15.10 were some of the roadmap items and features coming soon for the Ubuntu Phone.
07:44 PM EDT - Ubuntu - Ubuntu Phone Roadmap - 1 Comment

Nouveau Lands GL_AMD_Performance_Monitor Support

Thanks to work by Samuel Pitoiset, NVIDIA's hardware performance counters of their recent GPU generations are now being exposed through the open-source Nouveau Linux graphics driver.
07:27 PM EDT - Nouveau - NVC0 Performance Counters - 4 Comments

Deb-Based Ubuntu Will Continue To Be Offered For The Foreseeable Future

While there's work on getting a Snappy version of Ubuntu's Desktop-Nex in time for the Ubuntu 15.10 release in October, Debian based packages of Ubuntu Linux will continue to be offered for the foreseeable future.
03:41 PM EDT - Ubuntu - .Deb Debian Packages - 11 Comments

Linux Game Publishing Remains Down For The Count

This week marks one year since Linux Game Publishing vanished from the Internet.
03:22 PM EDT - Gaming - One Year Later - 4 Comments

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 Beta Released

Red Hat has announced today the immediate availability of the first public beta of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7.
02:33 PM EDT - Red Hat - RHEL 6.7

Keeping The Humidity Out Of The Basement Linux Server Room

Since writing about turning a basement into a large Linux server room, The New Linux Performance Test Lab Is Already Being Expanded, and the most recent follow-up that detailed adding extra ventilation to the basement server room that has 50~60 systems running benchmarks constantly, many have been asking about dehumidification for this server room.
02:05 PM EDT - Hardware - Server Room Dehumidifier - 12 Comments

It's A Long Road Ahead To Get Ubuntu Snappy On The Desktop

The session concerning bringing Snappy package management to the Ubuntu Linux desktop just ended during today's Ubuntu Online Summit.
12:02 PM EDT - Ubuntu - Ubuntu Snappy - 26 Comments

NetworkManager 1.0.2 Arrives As First Post-1.0 Release

NetworkManager 1.0 was released after more than one decade of development at the end of 2014. Nearly six months later, the first point release to NetworkManager 1.0 is now available.
10:47 AM EDT - GNOME - NetworkManager 1.0.2

Libinput 0.15 Adds New Debug Events Utility

While a few months back there was talk of libinput 1.0 coming after libinput 0.13~0.14, libinput 0.15 was released today as the latest major pre-1.0 update to this input handling library used by Wayland compositors, optionally as an X.Org input driver, and is starting to be integrated on Mir.
09:18 AM EDT - Wayland - LIBINPUT

Qt 5.5 Beta Is Coming Soon, Snapshot Released

The Qt 5.5 Beta was supposed to happen back on 12 March, but that goal failed to be realized. However, it looks like Qt 5.5 Beta is quite close now with The Qt Company putting out a beta snapshot.
08:53 AM EDT - Qt - Qt 5.5 Beta - 1 Comment

4 May

Steam Linux Usage Drops Below 1%

While we didn't expect any big gains for the Linux gaming market-share over the past month, it does come as a surprise there's a significant drop.
09:30 PM EDT - Valve - Steam Linux 1% - 109 Comments

Many OpenGL ES 3.1 Commits Land In Mesa

While OpenGL 4.0+ support continues to be tackled for Mesa, finishing up OpenGL ES 3.1 support within Mesa seems to be a pressing priority for Intel.
09:11 PM EDT - Standards - OpenGL ES 3.1 - 8 Comments

HHVM 3.7 Brings More Performance Improvements

Facebook today announced the public release of HHVM 3.7.0, the latest version of the HipHop Virtual Machine that powers their Hack language and PHP implementation.
08:09 PM EDT - Compiler - HHVM 3.7.0

Experimental DragonFlyBSD Code Adds Broadwell Graphics

DragonFlyBSD developers continue porting over code from the Linux kernel's i915 DRM driver for supporting newer Intel graphics features on BSD. The latest work is for matching the DragonFlyBSD's ported Intel driver up through the code found in the Linux 3.14 kernel.
05:17 PM EDT - BSD - DragonFlyBSD Intel DRM - 6 Comments

Virt-Manager 1.2.0 Brings OVMF/AAVMF Support For UEFI In VMs

Available today is virt-manager 1.2.0 for managing KVM, Xen, and LXC virtualization using libvirt.
05:07 PM EDT - Virtualization - virt-manager 1.2

GeForce GTX 750 Series: Nouveau vs. NVIDIA Linux Driver Performance

With the forthcoming Linux 4.1 kernel there is finally out-of-the-box acceleration for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 series on the Nouveau driver. With the Nouveau DRM/KMS driver able to self-generate the needed firmware/microcode to enable acceleration, it's quite easy to get running. However, the performance leaves a lot to be desired.
01:25 PM EDT - Display Drivers - 10 Comments

Interesting GSoC 2015 Projects: Wine D3DRM, GameStream, NaCL Fun

Besides the six new X.Org projects this summer, there's also a lot of other interesting projects being pursued over the next few months via Google's annual Summer of Code initiative.
11:00 AM EDT - Google - Google Summer of Code - 9 Comments

An Ubuntu Phone Will Ship This Year With The Converged Unity Experience

During Mark Shuttleworth's keynote this morning to kickoff the Ubuntu Online Summit for Ubuntu 15.10 (codenamed the Wily Werewolf) he also shed a few details about a new Ubuntu phone that is supposed to ship this year.
10:47 AM EDT - Ubuntu - New Ubuntu Phone - 6 Comments

Ubuntu 15.10 Is Codenamed The Wily Werewolf

As expected, the Ubuntu 15.10 codename was announced today during Mark Shuttleworth's virtual keynote for kicking off this week's Ubuntu Online Summit.
10:35 AM EDT - Ubuntu - Wily Werewolf - 11 Comments

Mono 4 Is Planned For Fedora 23

Aside from the other features proposed thus far for Fedora 23, the update of the popular Red Hat sponsored Linux distribution due out in late 2015, you can add Mono 4.0 to the list.
09:09 AM EDT - Fedora - Mono 4 - 18 Comments

Ubuntu 15.10's "W" Codename Being Revealed Soon

Mark Shuttleworth is hosting his virtual keynote today for Ubuntu 15.10 with the Ubuntu Online Summit happening this week.
09:01 AM EDT - Ubuntu - Shuttleworth Keynote - 16 Comments

The Six X.Org Summer GSoC Projects For 2015

The accepted projects for this year's Google Summer of Code have been revealed. The accepted X.Org projects are once again particularly interesting.
08:52 AM EDT - Google - X.Org GSoC 2015

3 May

Linux 4.1-RC2 Kernel Released

Coming right on time is the second release candidate to the Linux 4.1 kernel.
10:43 PM EDT - Linux Kernel - Linux 4.1

GNOME 3.17.1 Released

Javier Jardón announced the official release of GNOME 3.17.1 on Sunday, the development milestone leading up to GNOME 3.18.
06:11 PM EDT - GNOME - GNOME 3.17.1 - 37 Comments

2 May

A Lot Of Improvements Are Coming For Mir 0.13, Including Work Towards Libinput

We've known since March that Mir 0.13 would be a very large release and it's certainly panning out that way.
03:28 PM EDT - Ubuntu - Mir 0.13 - 23 Comments

Mobile Optimizations Coming For Phoronix

Following the rollout of the new Phoronix.com server and HTTPS support, mobile optimizations to the site are next on my lengthy TODO list.
12:27 PM EDT - Phoronix - Mobile Optimizations - 36 Comments

Wayland 1.8 Alpha Release Delayed

Bryce Harrington has delayed the Wayland/Weston 1.8 Alpha release by a few days.
10:02 AM EDT - Wayland - Wayland 1.8 - 4 Comments

Godot Game Engine 1.1 Up To RC State

One month after Godot 1.1 went into public beta, the release candidate of this open-source game engine is now available.
09:52 AM EDT - Gaming - Godot 1.1 - 1 Comment

ATI Rage128 Driver Now Has RandR Support

For anyone still using the ATI Rage 128 graphics card, there's been a rare update to the xf86-video-r128 X.Org driver.
09:07 AM EDT - X.Org - xf86-video-r128 - 24 Comments

Microsoft's Visual C++ Team Is Improving Clang For Windows

While LLVM's Clang has been supported on Windows for some time and there's been improvements made to the Clang Windows support over the years by various vendors, Microsoft is now working on Clang within Visual Studio.
08:44 AM EDT - Compiler - Visual C++ - 28 Comments

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