Valve News Archives
Steam For Linux Beta Adds Experimental Namespaces/Containers Support

Longtime Linux game developer Timothee Besset has outlined the support introduced by Valve this week in their latest Steam Linux client beta for supporting Linux namespaces / containers. This experimental functionality may in the end provide better support for 32-bit compatibility as more Linux distributions focus solely on x86_64 packages, reducing some of the fragmentation/library conflicts between some Linux distributions and Steam, and other headaches currently plaguing the Steam Linux space.

10 November 2019 - Steam For Linux Containers - 61 Comments
Valve's SteamOS Compositor Has Begun Seeing Some Activity Recently

SteamOS Brewmaster hasn't seen any updates in a while (SteamOS 2.195 came out this summer with minor updates) though recently Valve's SteamOS Compositor GitHub repository did see some activity igniting hopes we could see a new release still this year... Well, it would be really great seeing a release re-based to Debian 10 "Buster" but any activity would be welcome even just pulling in all of their Linux graphics driver infrastructure updates they've funded in recent times.

23 October 2019 - SteamOS Compositor - 25 Comments
Steam Linux Usage Reportedly Ticks Up To 0.8% For August

Due to the US Labor Day holiday, Valve was slow in updating their monthly figures for their controversial Steam Survey of hardware/software data by polled users. At least for their initial batch of August numbers they are reporting a small increase in the Linux gaming population.

4 September 2019 - Steam Linux Marketshare - 21 Comments
CodeWeavers Reflects On The Wild Year Since Valve Introduced Steam Play / Proton

This week marks one year since Valve rolled out their Proton beta for Steam Play to allow Windows games to gracefully run on Linux via this Wine downstream catered for Steam Linux gaming. It's been crazy since then with all of Valve's continued work on open-source graphics drivers, adding the likes of FAudio and D9VK to Proton, continuing to fund DXVK development for faster Direct3D-over-Vulkan, and many other infrastructure improvements and more to allow more Windows games to run on Linux and to do so well and speedy.

20 August 2019 - Windows Gaming On Linux - 24 Comments
Valve Reaffirms Commitment To Linux While Also Releasing Updated Proton

Following all the drama caused by Canonical announcing last week they'd stop their 32-bit archive with Ubuntu 19.10 and that leading to a mess of concerns including Valve saying they would not be officially supporting Ubuntu 19.10 and later, today they issued a statement reaffirming their commitment to Linux.

26 June 2019 - Steam Linux Client + 32-Bit - 105 Comments
Valve Is Funding Improvements To KDE's KWin & More Work On X.Org

As some good news this week amid all the 32-bit Linux gaming drama this week and the networking snafu... Valve is now funding another developer to work on upstream open-source code, in particular on the KDE side this time with a developer who had been working for Blue Systems.

22 June 2019 - Better KDE Gaming - 62 Comments

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