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Outreachy Begins Soliciting For 2017 Winter Internships

Fri, 2017-09-08 11:53
With the Outreachy Summer 2017 internship period wrapping up, the application period has opened for the Outreachy Winter 2017 internship program...

Reiser4 Is Now Ready For Linux 4.13

Fri, 2017-09-08 03:36
For those wanting to use the Reiser4 file-system with the just-released Linux 4.13 kernel, patches are already available...

Trying Out Ubuntu 17.10 On A Laptop One Month Ahead Of Release

Fri, 2017-09-08 00:30
Curious around the GNOME Shell desktop and improvements made during the Ubuntu 17.10 cycle in transitioning away from Unity 7 and X.Org to GNOME and Wayland, I took the recently-reviewed Razer Blade Stealth laptop and tried out the very latest Ubuntu desktop daily ISO on this Intel laptop. Here are my initial impressions of the current Ubuntu 17.10 desktop experience as well as some power/boot/performance benchmarks of 17.10 in its daily state compared to Ubuntu 17.04 on this Kabylake system.

Lenovo Announces New ThinkPads With AMD APUs

Thu, 2017-09-07 22:29
For the many of you Linux users that have been desiring an AMD laptop, things could get interesting with Lenovo having just announced the ThinkPad A-Series...

GNOME 3.26 RC2 Released: The Final Step For This Big GNOME Update

Thu, 2017-09-07 22:09
GNOME 3.25.92 is available today, marking the last development release before the official GNOME 3.26 debut...

LLVM 5.0 Released With C++17 Support, Ryzen Scheduler, AMDGPU Vega & Much More

Thu, 2017-09-07 21:17
After delays pushed its release back by about one month, LLVM 5.0 was just released a few minutes ago along with its associated sub-projects like the Clang 5.0 C/C++ compiler...

Purism's Librem 5 Smartphone Crosses $200k In Funding

Thu, 2017-09-07 19:33
In two weeks now Purism has managed to raise over $200,000 USD towards their dream of building a privacy/free-software-minded smartphone running their own custom Linux-based software stack. But they remain a long ways to go from their $1.5 MM goal...

EA's Frostbite Engine Has Been Internally Up And Running On Linux

Thu, 2017-09-07 18:50
While not for public consumption at least for now, the Electronic Arts' Frostbite game engine has seen internal Linux testing/development...

GNOME Mutter 3.25.92 Adds Built-In Screencast / Remote Desktop Capabilities

Thu, 2017-09-07 18:06
GNOME Mutter 3.25.92 has been released and it incorporates some interesting changes for the end of the GNOME 3.26 development cycle...

There's Now A Patch Adding Ryzen / AMD Zen Temperature Support On Linux

Thu, 2017-09-07 17:19
Linux hwmon developer Guenter Roeck has posted a patch adding support for Family 17h (Ryzen/Threadripper/Epyc) temperature monitoring support to the existing k10temp Linux kernel driver...

Wine-Staging 2.16 Released With More D3D9/D3D11 Bits

Thu, 2017-09-07 16:19
Building off last week's Wine 2.16 bi-weekly development snapshot, the crew working on the more bleeding-edge/experimental Wine-Staging branch have released their v2.16 update with various features tacked on...

New Media Drivers Ready For The Linux 4.14 Kernel

Thu, 2017-09-07 15:49
Mauro Carvalho Chehab has sent in a big pull request of the media subsystem updates for the Linux 4.14 kernel. This time around there are multiple new drivers yielding around a net addition of around 30k lines to the Linux kernel...

New Intel DRM Code For Testing, Material For Linux 4.15

Thu, 2017-09-07 15:16
Intel developers have published a new round of drm-intel-testing updates for those developers or enthusiasts wishing to begin testing this in-progress code for the Intel Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) driver with this code eventually being queued for the Linux 4.15 cycle...

GNU Tools Cauldron 2017 Kicks Off Tomorrow

Thu, 2017-09-07 15:05
The annual GNU Tools Cauldron conference focused around the GNU compiler toolchain will kickoff tomorrow, 8 September, in Prague...

FreeBSD Developers Tackle AMD Zen/Ryzen Temperature Monitoring Before Linux

Thu, 2017-09-07 14:26
While Linux users of AMD's new Zen-based Ryzen/Threadripper/Epyc processors are still waiting for thermal driver support to hit the mainline Linux kernel, FreeBSD developers have already managed to produce the Zen "Family 17h" CPU thermal monitoring support on their own...

Adreno A3xx Blobs Added To Linux-Firmware.Git

Thu, 2017-09-07 13:00
For those with Qualcomm Adreno A3xx graphics hardware and looking forward to playing with the MSM+Freedreno open-source driver stack, it's one step easier tracking down the right components with the necessary binary-only firmware blobs now living within linux-firmware.git...

GnuCOBOL 2.2 Released To Let COBOL Code Live On As C

Thu, 2017-09-07 12:30
For those of you still maintaining COBOL code-bases, GnuCOBOL 2.2 is now available as what was formerly OpenCOBOL and also the project's first stable release in nearly one decade...

IPv10 Draft Specification Published

Thu, 2017-09-07 12:21
It has been about one year since last hearing anything about the Internet Protocol v10 (IPv10) proposal while this week it's now available in draft form...

C++17 Formally Approved, Just Waiting On ISO Publication

Thu, 2017-09-07 12:06
C++17 (formerly C++1z) is ready for its debut. C++17 has been formally approved by its committee and is just waiting on ISO publishing...

OpenShot 2.4 Brings Better Stability To This Open-Source Video Editor

Thu, 2017-09-07 11:55
Jon Thomas has announced the release of the OpenShot Video Editor 2.4 released. Among the features of OpenShot 2.4 are "vastly improved stability" for this non-linear, cross-platform video editor...