For those staying in tune with the status of Roderick Colenbrander's NVClock in regards to the GeForce 7 support, and more specifically the NVIDIA 7900GT, we have a few more details to share today. Roderick has alerted us that there has been improvements to the 7900GT BIOS parsing and other minor improvements to his personal development tree, and these changes should merge into the NVClock SourceForge CVS server later this week (hopefully). There are, however, a few small issues that are still being worked on when it comes to the 7900GT recognition. The NVClock development tree also now contains fixes for the NVIDIA GPU temperature sensor. As the GeForce 7900GT sensor is different than its predecessors (as it uses different correction values and this part of the BIOS -- according to Roderick), NVClock has yet to fully integrated its support. Below is the debugging output (specifically: NV_15B0/NV_15B4/NV_15B8) of the 7900GT at various temperatures reported by the nvidia-settings utility. Stay tuned to the NVClock CVS server for the code and will forward along different information at Phoronix.
Ekiga (formerly known as GnomeMeeting) v2.00 The Oberoi Release has been released. Features for Ekiga v2.00 include full SIP support, full H.323 support, audio and video support, call transfer, call forwarding on busy, basic instant messaging abilities, message waiting indications, better audio and quality support, support for wideband codecs, echo cancellation, easier NAT transversal, improved camera support, improved Video4Linux2, and supports DBUS. This Ekiga release had occurred on the same day that the GNOME v2.14.0 tarballs are due, and the official GNOME v2.14 release is anticipated for tomorrow -- March 15, 2006. More information on Ekiga can be obtained from their web-site.
Augustus of LinuxHardware.o has released the second version of his AudConvert utility. AudConvert is designed to take any audio format and convert it to any other format, according to his statements. However, the only supported formats are Ogg Vorbis, MP3, and FLAC. Features in AudConvert v0.52 include input any directories of files with same directory structure, and multi-threaded support to encode up to eight files simultaneously. This release fixes a bug with directory creation as well as changes the location of a user-interface element. AudConvert v0.52 can be downloaded here.
In the midst of this CeBIT (and today NVIDIA) havoc, OpenOffice v2.0.2 was recently released. There are quite a few changes beyond OpenOffice v2.0.1, so feel free to hit up the release notes here. More information and the downloads for the various platforms are available here.
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