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September 2012 News Archives

Valve's Full Linux Push Talked About For February

Red Eclipse 1.3 Released "Galactic Edition"

GStreamer 1.0 To Come Before GNOME 3.6

Oracle Still Working On VirtualBox 4.2

Qt Developers Reconsider MinGW For Qt 5.0

Linux 3.6-rc4 Kernel: It's Just Fairly Random

Intel Puts Out Yet Another 2.20.x DDX Driver

The State Of Open-Source Radeon Driver Features

cputemp 1.0 Released For Linux Thermal Monitoring

DRI2 Offloading Support Hits The X.Org Drivers

An "-Og" Optimization Level For GCC

Primus: Client-Side GPU Offloading In 500 Lines Of Code

Unvanquished Alpha 7 Released With New Browser, HUD

Cracking Broadcom's VideoCore With An Open Driver

KDE 3.5 Continues To Live Through The Trinity Desktop

Another ARM Video Decoder Being Reverse-Engineered

Razor-Qt Desktop Still Being Developed, v0.5 Is Near

KMSCUBE: Spinning Cube Comes To The KMS Console

openSUSE 12.2 Readies For Release Tomorrow

PowerVR KMS/GBM Driver Is Hoped For Release Soon

NVIDIA Releases Updated VDPAU LIbrary

Waffle: Run-Time Selecting GL, Windowing System

Ubuntu's Unity Is Also Painful For 2D Performance

OpenSUSE 12.2 Released With New Features

Clang'ed FreeBSD: Builds Quicker, Uses Way Less RAM

QEMU 1.2 Released, Packing Many Changes

Two Weeks To X.Org XDC2012 Nürnberg

Some Fedora 18 Features Are Still Uncertain

IcedTea-Web 1.3 Supports New GTK, Chromium

New X.Org Server Is Codenamed "Iced Tea"

X.Org Server 1.13 Released With Massive Changes

Five Years With The Modern AMD Catalyst Linux Driver

Enlightenment E17 Has Secret Release Plans

Tilera TILE64 Back-End For LLVM Published

AMD: Five Years Of Open-Source Linux Graphics

Steel Storm 2 Caught In A Blizzard

Who's Leading The Development Of Mono

Valve's Steam Linux Beta About To Drop?

First Attempt At Linux Kernel Secure Boot Support

AMD Catalyst For Linux On The "Blacklist Of Junk"

Ubuntu 12.10 Beta Released

ALSA 1.0.26 Released

KDE 4.10 Release Schedule Finalized

Direct3D In Gallium3D Suffers Bit-Rot, Now Disabled

KDE's KWin To Receive Performance Improvements

Twig: Doing Open-Source Physics In DarkPlaces

The GPL-Licensed Half-Life Engine Is Still Going

Unigine Gets Overhauled, Takes On Latest GL Features

Help Out The Nouveau Project This Weekend

VA-API Support Set To Be Dropped From Mesa

Radeon Power Management Still An Incomplete Mess

Crazies: Linux w/o Ethernet, Multi-Monitor, Multi-User

Nouveau Begins To Work Towards Unreleased GK110

Mageia 3 Alpha 1 Begins A New Cycle

GameTree Linux Isn't Growing (Cedega)

0 A.D. Alpha 11 "Kronos" Begins Doing GLSL

Linux Multi-Monitor Support Could Be Improved

Wacom Tablet Support Might Be Axed From Qt 5

Released Intel Driver Gets PRIME'd For Sharing

Sysprof 1.2 Can Better Track Time Spent In The Kernel

Lightworks Linux Alpha Planned For Next Month

Linux 3.6-rc5 Kernel: It's Too Calm

Intel Updates Its Kernel Driver Code For Testing

Xfce 4.12 Planned For March, GTK3 Still Uncertain

Crack Becomes Compelling For General Purpose Coding

Dynamic GPU Power-Off Support For DRM Drivers

Intel HDMI Now Handles HBR: High Bit-Rate Audio

Nuclear Page-Flipping For Linux GPU DRM

OpenSUSE: Not Everyone Likes SystemD

Ten Suggestions For The GNOME Camp

Valve Shows Off Steam's Big Picture

R600 Gallium3D Reorders Atom State Emission

Geometry Shaders Soon To Hit Mesa, GL 3.2 Is Close

Torque 3D Game Engine Going Open-Source

Nouveau GeForce 600 "Kepler" Support Gets FUC'ed

NVIDIA Announces New Legacy Linux Support

PostgreSQL 9.2 Is Faster, Packs In Many New Features

Marek Cleans-Up & Refactors R600g Driver

Cinelerra 4.4 Betters Live Audio Processing, Plus More

GIMP Looks Towards GEGL, High Bit Depths, GTK3

Shuttleworth Tosses $1M Behind Open-Source Project

Formalizing The LLVMLinux Project: Clang'ing Kernels

Ubuntu 12.10 Tries For Last Minute GRUB 2.00

Qt Creator 2.6 Beta Supports Android, QNX

Unity Debacle Sets Back Ubuntu On The ARM Desktop

Enlightenment E17 Is Another Step Closer To Release

NVIDIA Puts Out A New Driver Pre-Release (304.48)

The Weakest Spot Of The AMD Gallium3D Driver

New GLSL To LLVM Implementation For Mesa

Atomic Page-Flipping Still Being Worked On

Steam Greenlight Begins Listing Games For Linux

One Week To XDC2012 Nürnberg

Nouveau Releases New Driver With PRIME Support

LLVM Gets Closer To Supporting OpenMP

Intel Linux Support For HDMI Stereoscopic 3D

Khronos SPIR For OpenCL Brings Binary Compatibility

Opus Audio Codec Approved As New IETF Standard

Linux Kernel Whackos: Drop Everything But ARM

Avidemux Video Editor Gets Internal Rewrite

Qt 4.8.3 Tool-Kit Update Released

Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.2 Officially Released

Watch Intel Running Valve's L4D2 On Mesa Driver

A New Linux OpenGL ABI Is Being Proposed

NVIDIA Releases Lower-Cost Kepler Graphics Cards

New XWayland Protocol Published

Fedora 18 Alpha Is Declared Ready For Release

Clang To Become The Default FreeBSD Compiler Soon

Compiz Working On Unredirected Fullscreen Windows

Intel Shafting Linux Users With Clover Trail: No Support

Planning For The LLVM 3.2 Release This Year

Mode-Setting Driver Can Now Be An Output Slave

AMD Catalyst 12.9 For Linux Brings Few Good Changes

Preparing For The Release of Wayland 1.0

A Game Built On The Enlightenment Foundation Libraries

Timing The Boot Process From Linux 3.0 To Linux 3.6

Marek Does Major Rework Of Gallium3D Blitting

Wine 1.5.13 Has Raw Input, Transparent Window Areas

Samba 4.0 Makes It To Release Candidate Stage

AMD "Hondo" APUs May Not Be Too Linux Friendly

Sabayon 10 Pulls In MATE Desktop, Hardens The Server

Linux 3.6 Kernel Regression Causes ~20% Drop

Qt5's Linux Requirements Cause Problems

WebKitGTK+ Update Packs Many Features

Interesting Features For The Linux 3.6 Kernel

GStreamer Conference 2012 Videos

Linux Security Slides: Secure Boot, Crypto, AppArmor

VMware Fusion 5.0 Benchmarks With Ubuntu 12.04

Apple iPad 2 As Fast As The Cray-2 Super Computer

Intel Valley View SDV Powers On With X.Org

Linux 3.6-rc6 Released, Final Is Coming "Soonish"

Wayland Weston Control: Automated Input Controlling

ACPI 5.0 Support In Linux: There's A Lot Left To Do

Nouveau Benchmarks On Ubuntu 12.10

Enlightenment E17 Improves Drag-n-Drop Support

A Crazy Qt-Based 3D Wayland "Maze" Compositor

KDE Vivaldi Tablet Struggling, Now New Design

Digia Completes Its Nokia Qt Acquisition

Fedora 18 Alpha "Spherical Cow" Released

Humble Indie Bundle 6 Brings In New Games

ZFS File-System On Linux Keeps Marching Along

LLVM Offered Into The Software Freedom Conservancy

GStreamer 1.0.0 Is Due Next Weekend, Final Pre-Release

XDC2012 Begins To Advance X.Org, Wayland, Mesa

DRI3 Was Just Proposed On The Fly From XDC2012

GNOME Shotwell Sees New Release

Doom 3 Dante Engine Runs Faster With GLX Over EGL

Intel Developers Remain Unconvinced By Gallium3D

Bridgman Is No Longer "The AMD Open-Source Guy"

Open-Source Graphics Drivers Need Better Security

Planning Out The DRI3 Implementation Details

KDE On Wayland Won't Happen Anytime Soon

X.Org EVoC: Still Looking For Student Developers

Ubuntu Unity Changes Aim For More Affiliate Revenue

X.Org Joystick Driver Support Has Been Improving

Live Video Stream From XDC2012

AMD Benchmarks Of Linux 3.0 To Linux 3.6 Kernels

Freedreno Driver Aspires Towards Gallium3D

GCC 4.7.2 Compiler Released

Steam Workshop Left 4 Dead 2 Begins Mid-October

Hardware Independent X.Org Graphics Drivers

QXL Virtual Graphics Driver Hits New Milestone

Plans For Better Testing Of The X.Org Server

The X Composite Window Manager With XtoQ

X.Org Server 1.14: In March With New Features

Ubuntu Switches Back To GRUB2 For SecureBoot

Intel Mode-Setting Code Rework Explained

Wayland 1.0 Stable Release Is Imminent

Atomic Mode-Setting / Nuclear Page-Flipping

Linux/X.Org NVIDIA Optimus Support Update

Programming Languages For X Applications

DRM2 Proposed At XDC2012

NVIDIA To Publicly Release Some Documentation

XDC2012 Shenanigans: Annual Caption Contest

Nouveau Fermi Scripting Engine Makes Good Progress

Waffle Provides For Tasty GL, Windowing Systems

DRI2 Video Support Still Being Planned

XDC2012: GLX Needs To Be Deprecated

The Future Of OpenGL On Linux Looks Better

NVIDIA Tegra With Open-Source Graphics Is Coming

RSXGL: OpenGL 3.1 Support For The PlayStation 3

NVIDIA's Driver May Support Wayland Eventually

OpenCL Testing On Mesa With Piglit

2012 Phoronix Oktoberfest Meet-Up

Phoronix, Benchmarking At XDC2012

Humble Indie Bundle 6 Passes One Million Dollars

Linux 3.6-rc7 Kernel Released - Final Is Due Out Soon

NVIDIA 304.51 Linux Graphics Driver Released

GStreamer 1.0 Lands, GNOME 3.6 Is On Final Approach

Intel Continues Making Wayland Tablet-Friendly

It's Time To Test The Radeon/Intel/Nouveau Drivers

Libhybris: Load Android Libraries, Override Bionic Symbols

Reiser4 File-System Comes To Linux 3.5 Kernel

GNOME 3.6 Released

Valve's Steam Linux Beta Begins Next Week

AMD Catalyst 12.9 Beta Linux Driver Released

Nouveau Driver Gets Fan Control Modes

Upcoming: AMD's New Trinity APUs On Linux

Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 2 Arrives

Wayland Gets A Native Terminal Emulator

OpenGL Profiling Improvements With APITrace

GCC 4.5 Through 4.8 For AMD's Bulldozer

Phoronix Oktoberfest 2012 Meet-Up Was A Success

ATI Rage Driver With EXA Support Released

OpenStack Moves Ahead With "Folsom" Release

FFmpeg Reaches Version 1.0

Intel Valley View Support Continues To Mature

Tizen 2.0 Alpha SDK With Source-Code Released

MartUX: OpenIndiana Reviving Sun SPARC Hardware

AMD CodeXL For Heterogeneous Compute

OpenSUSE Made Good Progress This Summer

Patches Arrive For DRM2 Render Nodes Support

Open webOS 1.0 Released

Wine 1.5.14 Improves Shader Compiler, GIF, JavaScript

Keith Packard Outlines "DRI-Next" Plans

Slackware 14.0 Linux Released

Mesa 9.0 Gets A Release Date That's Very Soon

A Patch-Set Making Btrfs ~20% Faster

Intel Driver Update Brings Back XvMC, Fixes Bugs

AutoFDO Optimizations For The GCC Compiler

KDE KWin Now Handles OpenGL Over EGL

Linux 3.6 Kernel Released

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