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NVIDIA Contributes EGLStreams Improvements For GNOME's Mutter Wayland Support

GNOME's Mutter Wayland compositor support is among the few Wayland implementations offering support for EGLStreams so it can play along with the approach used by the NVIDIA proprietary driver as an alternative to the GBM API used by the open-source graphics drivers. One of the NVIDIA engineers has just furthered along Mutter's EGLStreams support.

16 June 2018 - Better Support For The Blob - 11 Comments
Purism Introduces Its Telepathy-Using GTK3-Based Phone Dialer Plans

Purism has formally introduced "Calls", its GTK3-based PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) phone dialing application that it hopes will be accepted into the upstream GNOME project. Purism plans to develop this phone dialer using GNOME's Telepathy framework but for now is using a simple oFono back-end.

18 May 2018 - Purism Calls - 17 Comments
GNOME's 2018 Performance Hackfest Wraps Up In Cambridge

GNOME's 2018 Performance Hackfest is wrapping up today in Cambridge, UK after spending the past few days focusing on how to better optimize the desktop stack for RAM/CPU/GPU/power efficiency. The fruits of this hackfest will hopefully become apparent with the GNOME 3.30 release due out this September.

16 May 2018 - Performance Hacking - 37 Comments
System76 Gets On The GNOME Advisory Board

With Linux PC vendor System76 getting more involved in the open-source software game since they began developing their Ubuntu-derived Pop!_OS operating system last year, their latest step forward is joining the GNOME Advisory Board.

12 April 2018 - GNOME + Pop OS - 24 Comments
GIMP 2.10 Finally Reaches The Release Candidate Stage

GIMP 2.9 development releases have been happening the past several years and that is finally about to culminate with the long-awaited GIMP 2.10 stable release. Out now is the first release candidate for this big stable update to this GTK2-based image manipulation program.

27 March 2018 - GIMP 2.10 RC1 - 9 Comments
GTK+ 4.0 Getting Audio/Video Playback Integration

The GTK+ 4.0 tool-kit has just landed its GtkMediaStream / GtkMediaFile / GtkVideo / GtkMediaControls widgets for now having native multimedia stream playback support in the tool-kit that in turn is backed by GStreamer / FFmpeg.

18 March 2018 - GTK4 Media Widgets - 10 Comments
Ubuntu Tried Adding Synaptics Support Back To GNOME's Mutter

GNOME developers previously dropped support for Synaptics and other input drivers from Mutter in favor of the universal libinput stack that is also Wayland-friendly. Canonical developers tried to get Synaptics support on X11 added back into Mutter but it looks clear now that was rejected.

17 March 2018 - Synaptics + Libinput - 27 Comments
GNOME 3.28-RC2 Released

There is less than one week to go until the GNOME 3.28 release while today the second release candidate is now available that serves as the final step before the stable debut.

9 March 2018 - GNOME 3.28 - 3 Comments

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