1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

Interesting Bits Of News From OSCON

Free Software

Published on 24 July 2008 08:19 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
5 Comments

A few (small) interesting tidbits of information to report on from this afternoon's OSCON...

- Along with delivering the source-code to Launchpad within the next twelve months, Canonical is working on a number of new Launchpad features. One area that will receive quite a bit of love is with the translations support. One example is that the Launchpad language translations service will allow the user to see where a string is used in a particular piece of software all within Launchpad's integrated code viewer. Launchpad will also see an improved registration process and improved support.

- We've heard through the grapevine that Dell's "netbook" they'll be introducing next month is running Ubuntu Netbook Remix.

- Currently there are two X.Org-oriented conferences each year: the X Developers' Conference (XDC) and the X Developers' Summit (XDS). However, for management reasons it looks like they may begin having only one conference each year. Meanwhile, the 2008 X Developers' Summit will be taking place the first week of September (not the second week like what was reported earlier this year, X Developers To Meet At The Zoo). The X.Org Foundation is also looking at potentially partnering up with another free software conference (if you want to express any, let them know).

- NVIDIA looks to be doing something interesting in the next month or thereabouts (not related to OSCON, more information on that later).

You may also be interested in our other OSCON coverage so far: Keith Packard Talks X.Org At OSCON 2008, OSCON 2008 - Evening Extravaganza, Moblin 2.0 Being Released At Intel IDF, Launchpad Source-Code Within 12 Months, and OSCON 2008 Conference This Week.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
Latest Articles & Reviews
  1. Khronos Group Announces Vulkan, OpenCL 2.1, SPIR-V
  2. Samsung 850 EVO SSD Linux Benchmarks
  3. Kubuntu 15.04 Is Turning Out Quite Nice, Good Way To Try Out The Latest KDE
  4. 5-Way Linux Distribution Comparison On The Core i3 NUC
  5. OCZ ARC 100 Linux SSD Benchmarks
  6. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Works Great As A Linux Ultrabook
Latest Linux News
  1. Benchmarks Of The $129 8-Core 64-bit ARM Development Board
  2. Wine 1.7.38 Supports Themed Scrollbars, Updated Mono Engine
  3. Siemens Commits New Motherboard Support To Coreboot
  4. Nuntius: Delivering Android Notifications To The GNOME Desktop
  5. The Khronos Group's Vulkan, SPIR-V & OpenCL 2.1 Presentations
  6. Valve Developed An Intel Linux Vulkan GPU Driver
  7. Valve Starts Listing The Steam Machines In The Steam Store
  8. Ubuntu Will Start Booting With Systemd Next Monday
  9. A Brand New Linux Network Stack Proposed: Linux XIA
  10. Niche Drivers Get Ported To Atomic Mode-Setting For Linux 4.1
Most Viewed News This Week
  1. Confirmed: Vulkan Is The Next-Gen Graphics API
  2. Xfce 4.12 Released After Nearly Three Years Of Work
  3. 8cc: A Small C11 Compiler
  4. Unreal Engine Made Free By Epic Games
  5. Canonical's Latest Demo Of Ubuntu Unity 8 Convergence In Action
  6. Mozilla Thunderbird Adoption Climbs, Thunderbird 38 In May
  7. VLC 2.2 "Weathermax" Brings Better VP9 & H.265 Support
  8. Features Coming For The Imminent Xfce 4.12 Release
%%CLICK_URL_UNESC%%