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February 2013 News Archives

Linux 3.8-rc6 Kernel Is Bigger Than Linus Would Like

Three PC Brands Where SecureBoot On Linux Is Botched

Linux Foundation Still Prepping Its Secure Boot Loader

Wine 1.5.23 Released With A Lot Of Work

R600g Shader Disassembler Merged Into Mesa

Power Management To See Changes In GNOME 3.8

New ARM X.Org Driver Promises Better Performance

Nepomuk Sees Major Improvements In KDE 4.10

Linaro Puts Out Its First Release Of 2013

Google Mainlines Linux Support For More Chromebooks

NVIDIA Releases Updated VDPAU Library (v0.6)

Intel 2.21 X.Org Driver Brings Notable Features

EnhanceIO SSD Caching Being Prepped For Staging

Valley View Support On Linux Still Being Enabled

AMD Radeon Driver Changes Coming For Linux 3.9

Wargame: European Escalation Coming Soon To Linux

Intel Has 20~30 Full-Time Linux Graphics Developers

The Linux Graphics Driver Stack Remains Insecure

Performance Counters Stuck For Linux GPU Drivers

Solaris 12 Might Finally Bring Radeon KMS Driver

An LLVM-Based Intel GPU 3D Driver Won't Come Soon

Freedreno Gallium3D Driver Might Be Merged Soon

NVIDIA Continues Backing Open-Source Tegra Driver

Wine On Android Is Coming For Running Windows Apps

Unvanquished Alpha 12 Brings Lots Of Churn

Ubuntu Allegedly To Have Its Own X, Wayland Alternative

SMACK: A C/C++ Static Checker Built On LLVM

Wine-Mono Isn't Too Fit For .NET

GNOME To Use JavaScript For New User Programs

LLVM Now Enables 64-bit ARM Support By Default

RAID 5/6 Support Finally Comes To Btrfs

Fedora Will Indeed Replace MySQL With MariaDB

AMD Has Open-Source Driver For HD 8000 Series

The Passing Of An Open-Source GPU Driver Developer

John Carmack Pushes Wine For Linux Gaming

Oracle Releases MySQL 5.6 To Improve NoSQL, Performance

Support For Running Windows Apps On ARM With Wine

Fedora 18 For ARM Officially Released

Microsoft Looking At Office For Linux In 2014

Initramfs Support For Digital Signature Protection

Intel Publishes New Linux P-State Driver

Ubuntu 13.04 Will Have Better Exynos 5 Chromebook Support

The Video Acceleration State On Linux GPU Drivers

Calligra 2.6 Released

KDE 4.10 Officially Released With Many Changes

Counter-Strike Source Now On Steam For Linux

Intel Hopes For OpenGL ES 3.0 Compliance In Mesa 9.1

GNOME Wants To Sandbox Applications Too

Nouveau Gains Reverse PRIME Support

Lima Graphics Driver Can Beat ARM's Binary Blob

Open-Source NVIDIA Tegra Becoming More Exciting

Development Pace Of X.Org Is On The Decline

Freedreno Gallium3D Shows Much Promise

John Carmack Shares More Of His Linux Views

Handling Overlays & Input With Wayland's Weston

Moving On From An X.Org World To Wayland

David Airlie Talks About RandR 1.4, Reverse PRIME

Fedora 19 Won't Be Released Until This Summer

Ubuntu To Start Shipping On Smartphones In October

Indirect Addressing Merged In LLVM R600 Back-End

Android Support Being Merged For Qt 5.1

Mesa Threading Support Is Slow, Still Being Developed

Intel's Linux DRM Driver Plans For 2013

LibreOffice 4.0 Released With Immense Changes

KMS Locking Pulled Into Queue For Linux 3.9 Kernel

UEFI Mode On Linux Still Bricking Samsung Laptops

Intel To Improve "Out Of The Box" Linux Gaming

OpenSUSE 12.3 RC1 Is Ready To Be Hit On

Gaming On Wine: The Good & Bad Graphics Drivers

KDE/KWin On Wayland To Use Server-Side Decorations

The Linux Kernel Console Is Being Killed Off

Features Coming In For The Linux 3.9 Kernel

BSDs Struggle With Open-Source Graphics Drivers

Alien Arena: Mercury Edition Does A Lot Of Changes

D-Bus Implementation Aiming For The Linux Kernel

Steam Can Now Be Repackaged In Linux Distributions

Linux 3.8-rc7 Kernel: Drivers & Random Smattering

Linux Foundation Releases Secure Boot System

Intel Works On Wellsburg Linux Support

New "Jitter Entropy" RNG Proposed For Linux

Atomic Page-Flipping & Mode-Setting Get Ready For Linux

Vincent Untz Goes Over The Direction Of GNOME

FreeBSD Works On C11, C++11 Support

Razor-qt Desktop Looks Towards v1.0, Qt 5 & Wayland

Link-Time Optimizations With GCC 4.8

Enlightenment E18 Might Be Released This Year

GNU/Hurd Plans For A Future With USB, SATA, 64-Bit

Wine 1.6: This Year With These Interesting Features

Chris Wilson Begins With Intel 2.21 X.Org Point Releases

BHyVe: A New Hypervisor Coming To FreeBSD 10.0

Debian Is Still Being Made To Build With LLVM/Clang

Google Open-Sources C++ B-Tree Containers Library

HelenOS Micro-Kernel OS Still Marching On

Power Management Gets More Tweaking In Linux 3.9

FOSDEM 2013: Lots Of Wine, X.Org & Micro-Kernels

Unigine Engine Now Complies With OpenGL 3.2 Core

IBM's Porting Gallium3D LLVMpipe To PowerPC

Google Adds Coreboot Support For "Butterfly"

PathScale's ENZO Compiler To Speed Code On GPU

Unigine Engine Is Back To Slamming GPUs, Drivers

In An Era Of Clang, Portable C Compiler Isn't Beloved

Xen 4.3 Is Running Heavy On New Features

CLDOC: A Clang-Based C/C++ Document Generator

Unigine Heaven 4.0 Technology Demo Released

Wayland's Weston Now Handles Full-Screen X Windows

ARM: This Open-Source Stack Will Only Grow Louder

Opera Confirms It's Betting On WebKit, Chromium

Qt 5.1: Expected In April, Will Bring In New Modules

AMD Radeon 2D Performance On Linux Remains Mixed

NVIDIA Open-Source Tegra Driver Gets Enhanced

Intel Ivy Bridge On Linux Properly Supports OpenGL ES 3.0

SystemTap 2.1 Released With 40+ Features, Bug Fixes

Code Synthesis Releases ODB C++ ORM 2.2.0

Phoronix Test Suite 4.4 Enhances For Mac OS X, F2FS

Google Engineer Reworks Direct I/O In Linux Kernel

Shader Optimizations Revived For R600 Gallium3D

X.Org Server 1.14 Is Being Readied For Release Soon

Lua Scripting Support Being Added To NetBSD Kernel

Nine Exciting Features Coming To Mesa 9.1

Nouveau Driver Support Still Like Russian Roulette

Reasons Mesa 9.1 Is Still Disappointing For End-Users

LLVM 3.3 Improves Its Loop Vectorizer

Red Hat Picks Up Another Graphics Driver Developer

Source Engine Garry's Mod Coming Soon To Linux

NVIDIA's PRIME Helpers Are Ready For Linux 3.9

An SDK Is Being Developed For Wayland's Weston

Dagon Adventure Game Engine Open-Sourced

Gnash Flash Player Hasn't Seen A Release In One Year

Valve Celebrates Steam For Linux

AMD R600 LLVM GPU Back-End Gets Better

Wine 1.5.24 Released With Minor Changes

Ubuntu Phone Preview Coming Next Week

Sabayon 11 Supports UEFI, NVIDIA Optimus

Wayland Begins Porting Process To FreeBSD

Xen Improvements Coming For Linux 3.9

GCC 4.8 Has Support For AMD Steamroller, Jaguar

KDE's Aaron Seigo Bashes Ubuntu Phone

VIA Kernel Mode-Setting Still Being Toyed With

ALSA SoC Sound Improvements For Linux 3.9

KDE's Plasma Active Running Nicely On The Nexus 7

Microsoft Publishes Linux GPU Frame-Buffer Driver

QEMU 1.4 Improves USB 2.0, Block Device Mirroring

SDDM QML-Based Display Manager No Longer Simple

Wayland Works For Nintendo Gamecube Emulator

Freedreno Graphics Driver Approaches Mainline

TI OMAP DRM For Linux 3.9 Moves Out Of Staging

Git 1.8.2 Gets New Features, Ported To QNX

Intel Has Good DRM Driver Changes In Linux 3.9

R600 Gallium3D Patch Boosts Unigine By ~30%

System Frame-Buffer Bus Proposed For Linux

Digia Merging Apple iOS Support Into Qt 5.1

Liberated Pixel Cup Winners Announced

Canonical - Ubuntu Tablet Announcement Tomorrow

Dell Puts Out Updated Ubuntu Linux Laptop

Revised Stack Space Patch For R600 Gallium3D Driver

AMD Releases Catalyst 13.2 Beta 6 For Linux

Linux 3.8 Kernel Officially Released

Initial Benchmarks Of The LLVM/Clang 3.3 Compiler

Debian 7.0 "Wheezy" Installer Release Candidate 1

Firefox 19 Release Today Brings The PDF Viewer


NVIDIA Rolls Out Tegra 4i SoC With LTE

FlightGear 2.10 Lands New Features & Enhancements

Tizen 2.0 "Magnolia" SDK + Source-Code Released

Ubuntu For Tablets Announcement A Let Down

Linux 3.9 Kernel To Support Google's Goldfish

New Features Coming For Debian 7.0 "Wheezy"

NDISwrapper 1.58 Now Runs On Newer Kernels

XFS On Linux 3.9 Takes Care Of Open Issues

DRI3000 (DRI3) Begins To Take Shape Again

Input For Linux 3.9: New Touchpad Drivers, Goldfish

Unigine Demo Ported To Web Browser With Emscripten

AMD Radeon KMS Being Ported To FreeBSD

Xamarin 2.0, Their New Code IDE Is Not For Linux

Intel 2.21.3 X.Org Graphics Driver Released

WebRTC Support Now Enabled In Mozilla Firefox

OpenMW 0.21.0 Brings Fixes

Linux 3.9 Supports Lightweight Suspend, New PM Features

NetworkManager Now Supports Bridging, AP-Mode Hotspot

KVM Updates Coming For Linux 3.9 Kernel

Blender 2.66 Adds New Modes, Physics, Hair Rendering

MonoDevelop vs. Xamarin Studio IDEs

Talk Of Improving Qt's Multi-Threading Abilities

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 Released

Ubuntu Phone, Tablet Developer Preview Released

Linux Sound To Be Improved In 3.9 Kernel

Mesa 9.0.3 Release Fixes OpenGL Issues

Lots Of Staging Changes For The Linux 3.9 Kernel

Java JDK 8 Gets Delayed Due To Project Lambda

Google Pushes Linux Support For Chromebook Pixel

Ubuntu Touch/Tablet Is Using SurfaceFlinger

Linux 3.9 Kernel Improves ARM Hardware Support

Linux Kernel Support Coming For Billions Of Chips

Google Declares Chrome 25 As Stable

X.Org: "2013 Will Be The Year Of Mobile Wayland"

My Favorite Command For Ubuntu Touch/Tablet

MINIX 3.2.1 Brings More Polish, Better User-Space

LLVM's Clang Compiler Nearly C++11 Feature Complete

Google Designs Its Own Chrome Embedded Controller

Intel Sandy Bridge Now Has OpenGL ES 3.0

Freedreno DRM Library Support Merged

NetBSD 6.1 Readies New Features

Linux 3.9 Brings Zero-Power Optical Device Driver

Mesa 9.1 Released, Brings Many Driver Improvements

Google Provides Coreboot For Chromebook Pixel

Wiring Up GL_ARB_debug_output For Valve

OpenGL 3.0 Features For Intel Ironlake Unlikely

Benchmarking The Google Nexus With Ubuntu

Debian 6.0.7 Squeeze Update Released

Linux Game Publishing Shuts Down PenguinPlay

IBM Continues Work On POWER8 In Linux 3.9 Kernel

Linux 3.9 Still Toying With PCI-E ASPM, Hot-Plugging

Ruby 2.0 Released As Stable

X.Org Server Development Process Is Questioned

Finding Out The OpenGL Core Profile Version

Mozilla: 18 Carriers Join Firefox OS Bandwagon

ALSA's TinyCompress Audio Library Gets A Release

Samsung Brings Fixes To F2FS In Linux 3.9 Kernel

Benchmarking Ubuntu Touch Yields Mixed Results

Intel Releases "CloverTrail+" Atom SoCs For Android

Linux Kernel Exploit Affecting Linux 3.3 To Linux 3.8

LG Acquires WebOS From HP, To Ship WebOS On TVs

GCC 4.8 Compiler Performance On ARM Cortex-A15

LLVMpipe Picks Up Support For New GL Extensions

AMD 760G (Radeon 3000) May Be Worrisome On Linux

The DRM Pull Request For The Linux 3.9 Kernel

Pointer Lock Feature Proposed For Wayland

Intel X.Org Driver Gets Hand-Tuning For SSE4, AVX2

Freedreno Gallium3D Is Close To Merging In Mesa

Phoronix Test Suite 4.4-Forsand Officially Released

Counter Strike: Condition Zero Now Ported To Linux

EXT4 File-System Updated For Linux 3.9

Intel Ironlake OpenGL Performance On Mesa 9.1

GCC Prepares Compiler Support For Intel Broadwell

Jolla's Sailfish Linux OS Gets An Alpha SDK

SNA Delivers Huge Gains Over UXA For Intel "Gen5"

GCC 4.8 To Bump Up Speed On NVIDIA's Tegra 3

64-bit ARM Version Of Ubuntu/Debian Is Booting

SNA Sandy Bridge Is Quick To Beat UXA Too

Google Working On Android Based On Linux 3.8

NetBSD Is Paying For DRM With KMS/GEM

AMD Catalyst 13.2 Beta 7 Released For Linux

Nouveau vs. Radeon 2D Graphics Performance

PRIME/DMA_BUF Support For Wayland

Gallium3D LLVMpipe Driver Shows Progress

Genode OS 13.02 Plays With IOMMUs, Cortex-A15s

openSUSE 12.3 RC2 Better Supports UEFI, Live Media

Intel Mesa 9.1 Benchmarks On Unity, KDE, Xfce, Etc

Ubuntu Looking Again At Rolling Release Model

Rekonq 2.2 Brings Improved Web-Browsing

Games Running WIth Open-Source Radeon Graphics

Qt/GTK Speed On Unity/KDE/Xfce/LXDE/GNOME/Razor

Top Features For The Linux 3.9 Kernel

Windows, Wine, Intel, Compilers Top February

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