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January 2013 News Archives


Simon 0.4.0 Speech Recognition System Released

The Sauerbraten Open-Source Update Is Still Cooking

KDE's DigiKam 3.0 Still Working On Face Recognition

Linux-Based Steam Console Reaffirmed For This Year

Git 1.8.1 Released

Tux3 Comes Back To Life, Brings Competition To EXT4

Open webOS Running On The Google Nexus 7

FreeBSD Moves Along On ARM Support

KDE Releases 4.9.5 New Year Update

Ubuntu Linux For Mobile Phones Announced

Ioquake3 Moves Code From Icculus.org To GitHub

KDE 4.10 Desktop Delayed Into February

Apache Puts Out Cassandra 1.2 NoSQL Database

Possible Fedora 19 Features Are Published

You Can Now Run LLVM Assembly In Your Web-Browser

Linux 3.8-rc2 Kernel Released

ARM 64-Bit Support For The X.Org Server (AArch64)

The First Wine Release Of 2013

First Statistics On Steam Linux Usage

Fedora 18 Has Been Delayed Once More

C++11 Support In Qt 5.0

Major Network Performance Regressions In Linux

A Software-Based Pixman Renderer For Wayland's Weston

MSAA Anti-Aliasing Finally Comes To Radeon R300g

Radeon Kernel Driver Deprecates UMS Mode-Setting

Blizzard Entertainment Planning A Linux Game For 2013

Sauerbraten 2013 Released, Brings Many Features

Unvanquished Alpha 11 Brings In New GLSL, Bloom

NVIDIA Officially Announces The Tegra 4 SoC

Compiz Will Not Be Ported To Wayland

NVIDIA Announces Portable Gaming Platform

David Airlie Announces "Reverse Optimus" Multi-GPU

Doom 3 BFG On Linux Gets In A Better State

KWin In KDE 4.11 Moves Along With Using XCB

FFmpeg 1.1 Brings New Support, Encoders/Decoders

Radeon LLVM GPU Back-End Stripped From Mesa

Nouveau 1.0.6 X.Org Driver Has A Couple Fixes

SprezzOS: "Most Robust, Beautiful & Performant Linux"

Firefox 18.0 Lets Loose IonMonkey Compiler

Systemd 197 Brings "Quite Some Cool New Stuff"

Valve, Xi3 Show Off Mini Linux Gaming PC "Console"

Qualcomm Announces The Snapdragon 800

Mesa Hack Makes Nouveau Faster For Team Fortress 2

QEMU: Support For Passing GPUs To Virtual Machines

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9 Upgrade Is Out

KDE's PackageKit-Based Apper Sees New Release

Valve Confirms Linux Steam Box Will Be Open Platform

LLVM Developers Ponder Using C++11 Features

Qt 5.0.1 Should Be Released This Month

R600 Gallium3D Now Does Buffer Copies With CP DMA

Ubuntu 13.04 Will Enable Wayland Support In GTK+

Mode-Setting Driver Now Supports Virtual Connectors

Fedora 18 On ARM Is Now In Beta

Portable OpenCL 0.7 Improves On OpenCL 1.2

Linux Zswap Still Aiming For Compressed Swap Caching

VMware Still Trying To Push VMCI, VSOCK For Linux

Ubuntu Still Deciding About Intel Acceleration Support

Going Through Intel's Graphics Execution Manager

More Fedora 19 Features Are Proposed

Beignet: OpenCL/GPGPU Comes For Ivy Bridge On Linux

After Many Delays, Fedora 18 Is Finally Ready To Ship

Linux 3.8-rc3 Kernel: A Fairly Normal-Sized One

X.Org @ FOSDEM 2013 Is Less Than One Month Away

Lightworks Re-Opens Its Linux Alpha For Testing

Java Bindings Come To Wayland For Android

Mesa 9.1 Release Planned For Late February

LLVM/Clang Compiler Being Ported To GNU/Hurd

Intel Begins Making Graphics Changes For Linux 3.9

Xen Orchestra Comes Back Alive: Xen From The Web

Etnaviv: An Open-Source Driver For Vivante GPUs

Ubuntu's Hardware-Backported LTS Gets Delayed

Snowshoe: New Cross-Platform Web-Browser On Qt5, WebKit2

Firefox 19 Beta Brings JavaScript-Based PDF Viewer

AMD R600g Now Does TBO, UBO & Advertises GLSL 1.40

Pkgsrc 2012Q4 Released, Celebrates 15 Years

DRM Library Gets Improved Documentation

A Duo Of Peculiar Games Being Ported To Linux

Euro Truck Simulator 2 Coming To Linux

Linux Gaming At FOSDEM 2013 In Brussels

GCW Zero: Another Linux Game Console Attempt

Gallium3D/R600 Support For Texture Multisample

EnhanceIO: New Solid State Drive Caching For Linux

R600 Gallium3D Getting Close On OpenGL 3.3 Support

KDE 4.10 Will Support Menu Buttons In The Title Bar

Support For The X.Org State Tracker In R300g Killed

HyperZ, MSAA Get Some Fixes In R300 Gallium3D

Oceania: A New MMORPG Powered By Unigine

Libjpeg 9 Does Better Lossless JPEG Compression

John Carmack's Comments On C/C++

Chrome 25 Beta Supports The Web Speech API

Embedded Linux 2012 Videos: NFC. Boot Optimizations, Etc

Emscripten-Qt: Bringing Qt, C++ To The Web

Bcache For The Linux Kernel Might Finally Be Ready

Fedora 18 "Spherical Cow" Officially Released

Crusader Kings 2 Game Ships For Linux On Steam

Kolab 3.0 Open-Source Groupware Software Released

JPEG Library Update Raises Compatibility Concerns

NVIDIA Still Working On PRIME/DMA-BUF Contribution

Marek Makes MSAA R300 Performance Optimizations

"The Cave" Is Coming To Steam On Linux Next Week

ELF Executable Signing/Verification Comes For Linux

A Load Of X.Org Packages Get Updated

VMware Updates Its DDX To Version 13.0.0

Google Wants LLVM To Mainline x32 ABI Support

Thanks Valve, Another Game Comes To Linux

Intel Driver Update Fixes Performance Regressions

NVIDIA 313.18 Driver Update Packs A Ton Of Changes

The State Of Open-Source Radeon Driver Features

More Fedora 19 Feature Talk: BIND10, GCC 4.8, E17, Etc

Oracle Linux 5.9 Is Out, Carries Unbreakable Kernel 2

A Common System Device Hot-Plug Framework For Linux

An FBDEV Compositor Back-End For Wayland/Weston

Intel's Beignet OpenCL Has Uncertain Future

AMD's Open-Source RadeonSI Driver Sees New Patches

There's Talk Again About Btrfs For Fedora

GCC 4.8 Improves Its Runtime Library (libstdc++)

The OpenSUSE 12.3 Beta Arrives Today

Consort Desktop: A New Fork Of GNOME Classic

Nouveau "NVC0" Gets Accelerated Video Decoding

AMD Catalyst 13.1 For Linux Officially Does X.Org 1.13

Linux 3.8-rc4 Kernel: Things Are Calming Down

Linux Still Being Ported To The Synopsys ARC CPU

Ubuntu Decides To Turn On Intel SNA

Google Continues Working A Lot On Coreboot

HDA Intel Audio To Improve A Lot In Linux 3.9 Kernel

Direction Of GNOME To Be Discussed Next Month

Amarok 2.7 Fixes 470+ Bugs, 15+ New Features

Wine 1.5.22 Handles 64-bit ARM, Mac Graphics Driver

Opera To Release WebKit-Based Web Browser

LLVMpipe Gallium3D Sees A Bit Of New Activity

SDDM: A Lightweight QML-Based Display Manager

Intel's Mesa Driver Gets New Performance Patch

10 Year Old KDE Bug Finally Gets Fixed

Freedreno Gallium3D Now Handles Running XBMC

GNU Hurd Is Still Moving, Albeit Slowly

Aggressive Low Memory Booster For The Linux Kernel

Intel Releases Its 19th Driver In The 2.20 Series

An Open-Source exFAT Implementation Reaches v1.0

DRM KMS Locking Rework Readied For Linux 3.9

Intel Driver Now Enables Floating-Point Textures

Intel Driver To Play A Bit Better With S3TC Compression

Interesting Insights Into Wine's Development

NVIDIA Certifies 310.32 Linux Graphics Driver

Intel Graphics See Some Gains On Fedora 18

AMD's Catalyst Legacy Linux Driver Updated To 13.1

Gummiboot Is Still Simply Booting EFI Systems

BusyBox 1.21.0 Is Busy With Many Changes

AMD R600 Gallium3D Is Mixed On Fedora 18

An RTS Game Running Internally On Linux

Fedora Looks To Replace MySQL With MariaDB

Firefox OS Gets Developer Preview Phones

GNOME 3.8 Is Moving Along On Its New Features

Linux Foundation Puts Out Linux 3.4 "LTSI" Kernel

Nouveau Can Beat NVIDIA With Cairo In Select Cases

Wayland's Weston DRM Back-End Now Supports Pixman

Mesa 9.0.2 Officially Released

R600 LLVM Back-End Gets Indirect Addressing Support

SolusOS 2 Alpha 7 Previews Its GNOME Fork

Btrfs Still Working To Address Corruption Issue

Google Wants Fast Queue Spinlocks For The Linux Kernel

Running OpenCL On The GPU With Gallium3D

ACPI Support Continues To Be Improved In Linux

Arch BSD: Arch Linux Atop The FreeBSD Kernel

Google Formally Brings Native Client To ARM

Ubuntu Considering Switch To Rolling-Release Model

Alan Cox Calls Fedora 18 "The Worst Red Hat Distro"

CrossOver 12.1 Ditches Wine-Mono

SprezzOS: Linux On A Server In 120 Seconds

A Number Of New & Updated Linux Benchmarks

Fedora 19 Feature Talk: Cloud, Java 8, Yum, Syslinux

FSF Wastes Away Another "High Priority" Project

Intel SNA Continues To Be Tweaked

Android Support Removed From Wayland's Weston

Xfce 4.12 Desktop Is Moving Along For Release Soon

Valve Pushes Out Half-Life For Linux

Starch Linux: OpenBSD Atop Arch's Linux Kernel

Fedora Proposal To Use Cinnamon Desktop By Default

FreeBSD Kernel May Come As Option In Fedora 19

Counter-Strike 1.6 Also Native To Linux

Spearmint: A Further Improved Version Of Ioquake3

Intel Begins Publishing Linux Patches For "Avoton"

Wine Benchmarks Get Updated Too

Google Is One Of The Biggest Backers Of Coreboot

ITU Approves H.265 / HEVC Video Codec

Wayland/Weston 1.0.4 Released; Per-Output Workspaces

Mageia 3 Beta 2 Is Ready For Testing

Intel Still Tidying Up Linux Support For Haswell

Linux 3.8-rc5 Kernel Quietly Released

C++11 & The Long-Term Viability Of GCC Is Questioned

Multi-Threading Cairo-Image For Better Performance

Lennart Poettering Takes To Battling Systemd Myths

Ubuntu 13.04 Enables The Wayland Support For GTK+

KScreen Sees Its First Alpha Release

Imagination's Meta Linux Kernel Port Is Ready For 3.9

Rekonq 2.1 Web-Browser Brings More Features

Compton Compositing Window Manager Slows Down

A Year Later, Linux Game Publishing Is Still Irrelevant

Mesa 9.1 Release Reaffirmed For Late February

VESA BIOS Extension DRM Kernel Driver Released

Optimizing Mesa Performance With Compiler Flags

Egosoft Gets To Releasing Their Games On Linux

Tux3 File-System Gains Initial FSCK Implementation

Systemd Dreams Up New Feature, Makes It Like Cron

Intel Driver Works On "PM Suspend Freeze" Support

Secure Boot Breaks Kexec, Hibernate Support On Linux

Fedora 19 Features: GLIBC 2.17, GNOME 3.8, MATE 1.6

Support For Compressing The Linux Kernel With LZ4

Intel's Mesa Driver Gets A Small Performance Boost

Reiser4 On The Linux 3.7 Kernel, Possible TRIM

QEMU 1.3.1 Brings In A Bunch Of Fixes

Qt 5.1 To Feature Improved Support For Wayland

Serious Sam 3 On Linux Becomes More Serious

What's Being Brewed For KDE's Plasma Active

XBMC 12.0 Released With HD Audio, PVR, Android

FOSDEM 2013 Is Coming Up This Weekend

New OpenGL Support In Mesa 9.1

Developers Still Pursue Linux Kernel With LLVM/Clang

Fedora 18 vs. Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 13.04 Benchmarks

AMD Catalyst 13.2 Beta Driver For Linux Released

Geometry Shaders For Mesa Not Yet Ready

Graphics Card Support For QEMU/KVM Comes Closer

The Last Round Of Fedora 19 Feature Proposals

Enhancing BSD Benchmarking With 4.4-Forsand

The Hawaii Desktop Readies To Dance On Wayland

QupZilla: A Web-Browser That Supports Qt5

Fedora To Look At Reviving Apache OpenOffice

Open-Source AMD Graphics Driver 7.1.0 Released

Linux Bricks Some UEFI Samsung Laptops

Google Pushes "Project PIANO" Into Coreboot

Intel Puts Out TianoCore For Broadwell, Bay Trail

Qt 5.0.1 Released, Fixes Bugs

QXL/SPICE KMS Driver May Finally Be Developed

Heroes of Newerth 3.0 Has Many Game Changes

64-bit ARM (AArch64) Support Merged Into LLVM

Aeon Command: Yet Another New Game For Linux

With E17 Out, Enlightenment E18 Is In Development

CS Memory Accounting For Radeon Gallium3D

New Linux CPU Hot-Plugging Works Out "Nightmare"

239 News Stories & 20 Articles About Linux This Month

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