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It's been more than a half year since the last ALSA release for improving Linux sound while out today is v1.0.29 of the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture.
The Ubuntu derivatives opting-in to doing beta releases put out their first beta today. With this 15.04 Beta 1 milestone, Ubuntu MATE has been made an official derivative.
A Coreboot developer has confirmed fears over Purism Librem laptops not really being free nor really bringing much to the table compared to other Linux laptop vendors.
LLVM 3.6 and Clang 3.6 are due to be released any day now and with this new version of the increasingly-used BSD-licensed compiler infrastructure stack are many improvements and new features to benefit the vast majority of users.
With OpenBenchmarking.org having turned four years old this month, here's a look at the most used test profiles over the past four years.
09:49 AM EST - Phoronix - Test Profiles
With Fedora 22 having entered its alpha freeze this week along with the software string freeze and change checkpoint deadline, here's a recap of some of the towering features of this six-month update to Fedora 21 and the second release under the Fedora.Next strategy.
Some of Google's compiler developers will be working on upstream improvements to LLVM for better supporting Profile Guided Optimizations.
Krita 2.9 was released today and it's this open-source graphics program's biggest release yet. Krita 2.9 represents over eight months of work and with this release comes many new features.
The original RISC OS open-source operating system now supports the new second-generation Raspberry Pi 2 development board with BCM2836 SoC.
Thanks to recent work done by systemd developers Kay Sievers and David Herrmann on Gummiboot, there's a UEFI boot-loader stub for starting a Linux kernel with an initial RAM disk (initrd) and kernel command line that are all embedded within the executable.
The first beta of the Unigine 2.0 engine for simulation programs and games is now available.
With the Kubuntu 15.04 release due out in April it's using the Plasma 5 desktop by default. This morning I tried out the latest daily ISO snapshot of Kubuntu 15.04 to see how this bleeding-edge KDE Linux desktop experience is panning out. Simply put, Kubuntu and the latest KDE experience is doing quite well.
One of the early additions past the recent Wayland 1.7 release to the Weston reference compositor is a surface-shooting API to be used for debugging.
Allwinner has been accused multiple times in the past of violating the GPL license by not providing Linux/Android kernel source code or U-Boot source, along with using LGPL-licensed code within their binary blobs, etc. Today there's new "definitive proof" of Allwinner's GPL violations.
Last month the Intel DRM driver on DragonFlyBSD was ported to match the upstream Linux 3.10 level of support and features after being based on Linux 3.9 previously in their porting of this open-source Intel graphics driver to BSD. The Radeon DRM driver is in the process of a similar bump with the DragonFlyBSD kernel catching up to this AMD Radeon kernel graphics driver from its Linux 3.10 state.
A new development release of GNOME's GTK+ tool-kit is now available ahead of next month's official GNOME 3.16 release.
One week ahead of GDC2015 where NVIDIA will quite likely be demoing glNext on Linux, they've today introduced the 346.47 binary driver update.
Version 0.3 of the high-performance Python programming implementation is now available.
For those that couldn't make it out to Brussels a few weeks back to partake in the annual Free Open-Source Developers' European Meeting (FOSDEM), the videos from all of the sessions are now online.
Epic Games has today announced the availability of Unreal Engine 4.7, what they call their "biggest release yet" thanks to a number of new features.
KDE's KWin window manager maintainer Martin Gr├Ą├člin has been working recently on rootless XWayland server integration into KWin.
The latest Linux benchmarks for your viewing pleasure are a comparison of five Linux distributions tested on the new Intel Core i3 Broadwell NUC with a variety of performance tests.
If you're after running Android on your laptop or desktop computer and Android x86 isn't panning out, the Android-based Console OS is now available to download.
On top of the features mentioned in yesterday's article about features you won't find in the Linux 4.0 kernel like KDBUS and Tux3, there's also the Raspberry Pi VC4 DRM driver that has yet to be mainlined.
The KDE community has today announced the first bug-fix release to Plasma 5.2.
10:25 AM EST - KDE - KDE Plasma 5.2.1
Next week at the Game Developers' Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, Valve will be demoing their own VR headset hardware. This will make next week even more exciting beyond showing off the next-generation OpenGL API and this VR hardware will surely be supported under Linux/SteamOS.
AMD has released more details on their forthcoming "Carrizo" APUs from the IEEE International Solid-State CIrcuits Conference (ISSCC) in San Francisco.
Mozilla is officially releasing Firefox 36.0 today and with this version comes a number of new features.
After figuring out DisplayPort MST support for the open-source Intel graphics driver, David Airlie of Red Hat has moved on to publishing patches to the Radeon DRM driver for enabling DisplayPort Multi-Stream Transport.
10:26 PM EST - AMD - Radeon DP MST
Over the past few months on Phoronix have been dozens of articles concerning the state of GNOME 3.16. For those wanting a visual walkthrough of the GNOME 3.16 changes, Matthias Clasen has provided a nice screenshot overview.
An Israeli company known as EZchip has introduced their TILE-Mx processors that ship in up to 100-core 64-bit ARM configurations with up to 200 Gigabit Ethernet throughput.
Canonical has been developing LXCFS, a FUSE-based file-system for LXC containers that will premiere with the upcoming release of Ubuntu 15.04.
The forthcoming UEFI 2.5 specification has an addition that will be exciting for many Linux enthusiasts... BIOS/UEFI updating from the Linux desktop will be a real and stable feature regardless of motherboard vendor and their general lack of Linux utilities.
With last night's release of the Linux 4.0-rc1 kernel, Linus Torvalds changed the kernel codename from "Diseased Newt" to "Hurr durr I'ma sheep." While the codename may seem a bit odd, the Linux kernel codenames are generally quite awkward.
Those installing the latest development snapshot of Fedora 22 will now experience a difference in the default X.Org input driver.
While Linux 4.0 is the next major kernel release and it does present a new lot of new functionality, there's still a number of high profile features not mainlined.
Peter Hutterer of Red Hat has laid out some plans for releasing libinput 1.0 and coming up with a stable ABI/API.
With Wine 1.7.37 having been released on Friday, the Wine-Staging team spent this weekend readying their own spin of this new development version of Wine.