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

Blender 2.58 Released, Now Much More Stable

Free Software

Published on 23 June 2011 07:28 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
4 Comments

Blender 2.58 has been released as the second stable release in the Blender 2.5 series.

For those out of the loop, Blender is the leading open-source graphics application for 3D modelling and similar work. Blender 2.58 is significant in that it's much more stable than earlier 2.5 stable/development releases thanks to hundreds of bug-fixes, is now more feature complete, and is the second to the last release of the Blender 2.5 series before the developers turn their focus to Blender 2.6.

The Blender 2.5 series features an updated user-interface, new Python add-ons, custom keyboard shortcuts, multi-monitor improvements, an improved tool system, and much more.

See the Blender 2.58 release log for more information and all of the details concerning this free software 3D program. The last Blender 2.5 series release, v2.59, is expected in August.

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 Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. Intel Launches The Core i7 5960X, Mighty Powerful Haswell-E CPUs
  2. AMD Radeon R9 290: Gallium3D vs. Catalyst Drivers
  3. AMD Radeon R9 290 Open-Source Driver Works, But Has A Ways To Go
  4. Trying The Configurable 45 Watt TDP With AMD's A10-7800 / A6-7400K
Latest Linux Articles
  1. Testing For The Latest Linux Kernel Power Regression
  2. The Most Energy Efficient Radeon GPU For AMD Linux Gaming
  3. 20-Way Radeon Comparison With Open-Source Graphics For Steam On Linux Gaming
  4. Preview: OS X 10.10 Yosemite vs. Ubuntu Linux GPU Performance
Latest Linux News
  1. A New AMD Catalyst Linux Driver Unofficially Surfaces
  2. LibreOffice Ported To 64-bit ARM (AArch64)
  3. Enlightenment E19 RC3 Shows Off The New Wayland Compositor
  4. Metro Redux Is Going To Require OpenGL 4.x On Linux
  5. Jailhouse v0.1 Released As A Basic Hypervisor For Linux
  6. Google's Chromebook "Samus" Now Supported By Coreboot
  7. Chrome 38 Now In Beta With Exciting Advancements
  8. Ubuntu's Utopic Unicorn 14.10 Beta 1 Released
  9. Genode OS 14.08 Has New GUI Architecture, Pluggable VFS
  10. Another Intel Linux Power Regression Is Being Investigated
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Btrfs Gets Talked Up, Googler Encourages You To Try Btrfs
  2. Users defect to Linux as OpenBSD removes Lynx from base system
  3. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  4. Canonical Joined The Khronos Group To Help Mir/Wayland Drivers
  5. Radeon HD5670 and Ubuntu 14.04
  6. AMD Releases UVD Video Decode Support For R600 GPUs
  7. Best Radeon for a Power Mac G5?
  8. OC capability - Intel Core i5 4690K & Biostar Hi-Fi Z97WE