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Libinput 1.13 Released With Improved Touch Arbitration, Better Triple Tap Detection

Pet, 03/29/2019 - 08:40
Longtime Linux input expert Peter Hutterer has released version 1.13 of libinput, the input library used both by Wayland and X.Org Linux desktops for unified input handling...

It's Time To Vote On Whether FreeDesktop.org Will Formally Hook Up With X.Org

Pet, 03/29/2019 - 06:12
While X.Org and FreeDesktop.org are already closely related, administered by many of the same people, and FreeDesktop.org provides the hosting for much of the infrastructure, there isn't many formalities around FreeDesktop.org and the X.Org Foundation formally doesn't have control of FreeDesktop.org. But there's now a vote on whether the X.Org Foundation will formally accept FreeDesktop.org...

Dbus-Broker 19 Released With Fixes For This Speedy D-Bus User-Space Implementation

Pet, 03/29/2019 - 05:05
With BUS1 not to be found (or rather, very infrequently seeing any code commits let alone any clear trajectory yet for getting into the mainline kernel), Dbus-Broker that's worked on by most of the same developers continues maturing as a high-performance D-Bus compliant user-space implementation...

Ubuntu 19.04 Beta Now Available For Testing With Linux 5.0 + GNOME Shell 3.32 Experience

Pet, 03/29/2019 - 02:00
Ubuntu 19.04 "Disco Dingo" beta images have begun surfacing this evening as the first official test release (sans the generally great daily ISOs) for those wanting to begin testing this next six-month installment of Ubuntu Linux ahead of its official mid-April debut...

AMD Sends In Their Initial AMDGPU Driver Updates For Linux 5.2

Pet, 03/29/2019 - 00:55
Joining the DRM-Next party with the Intel driver feature work is now the initial batch of the AMDGPU Radeon driver changes for Linux 5.2...

Intel Sends In Elkhartlake, Icelake Fixes & Other Work For Linux 5.2

Čet, 03/28/2019 - 21:47
Just days after Intel sent in their first feature pull request to DRM-Next destined for the Linux 5.2 cycle, another round of feature work is ready for queuing...

Jolla Releases Sailfish SDK 2.0

Čet, 03/28/2019 - 20:03
Following the release this week of Sailfish OS 3.0.2, Jolla has released Sailfish SDK 2.0 as a big update to the mobile Linux platform's software development kit...

LVFS Officially Joins The Linux Foundation

Čet, 03/28/2019 - 16:31
We knew it was coming and now it's been made official: the Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS) has formally become a Linux Foundation project...

Ubuntu 19.04 Is Offering Some Performance Improvements Over Ubuntu 18.10, Comparison To Clear Linux

Čet, 03/28/2019 - 13:39
With the Ubuntu 19.04 "Disco Dingo" release less than one month away, we are getting ready for rolling out more tests of this next six-month installment to Ubuntu Linux. For those curious about the direction of Ubuntu 19.04's performance, here are some very preliminary data points using the latest daily state of Ubuntu 19.04 right ahead of the beta period. Tests were done on a high-end Intel Core i9 9900K desktop as well as a Dell XPS Developer Edition notebook when comparing Ubuntu 19.04 to Ubuntu 18.10 and also tossing in Clear Linux as a performance reference point.

DiRT 4 Now Available For Linux, Racing Game Powered By Vulkan

Čet, 03/28/2019 - 12:22
As expected, Feral Interactive has officially released the DiRT 4 racing game for macOS and Linux this morning...

CloudFlare Launches "BoringTun" As Rust-Written WireGuard User-Space Implementation

Čet, 03/28/2019 - 10:29
Add CloudFlare to the list of companies interested in WireGuard as an open-source, next-gen secure network tunnel solution. CloudFlare even ended up writing their own user-space implementation of WireGuard in the Rust programming language, meet BoringTun...

Wayland's Weston 6.0 Compositor Released With New Remoting/Streaming Plug-In

Čet, 03/28/2019 - 10:11
Last week marked the release of Wayland 1.17 but at the time the Weston compositor update wasn't ready to ship, but overnight it has now set sail. Weston 6.0 is the latest Wayland reference compositor release with many improvements over its predecessor...

POCL 1.3 Is On The Way For The Portable Computing Language

Čet, 03/28/2019 - 09:58
POCL, the "Portable CL" implementation for allowing OpenCL kernels to be executed on CPUs among other use-cases, is closing in on its version 1.3 release...

Phoronix Test Suite 8.8 Milestone 2 Released For Open-Source Benchmarking

Čet, 03/28/2019 - 05:09
The second development release of Phoronix Test Suite 8.8-Hvaler is now available for your Linux / Windows / macOS / BSD benchmarking needs...

Gentoo Gets GNOME 3.30 Running Without Systemd

Čet, 03/28/2019 - 01:32
For those trying to keep to a systemd-free system, Gentoo developers have GNOME once again working without being dependent on systemd. The developers have managed with GNOME 3.30 the ability to use any init system desired, well, primarily OpenRC as is popular with Gentoo users...

Mesa 19.1 Now Supports Intel's Icelake-Based Elkhart Lake

Čet, 03/28/2019 - 01:21
Earlier this month the Intel open-source developers sent out their initial Linux kernel patches for "Elkhart Lake" graphics support. Elkhart Lake is a SoC successor to Geminilake based on Icelake and will feature Gen11 graphics...

Mesa 19.0.1 Released - Mostly Made Up Of RADV Fixes

Sre, 03/27/2019 - 22:06
For being the first point release of a new series, today's Mesa 19.0.1 is abnormally quiet as a pleasant update...

The Rust Vulkan "Gfx-rs" Portability Layer Can Now Run vkQuake3

Sre, 03/27/2019 - 18:38
The Rust-written gfx-rs portability initiative that has similar goals to MoltenVK for allowing the Vulkan API to be supported/translated on non-native platforms can now run the Vulkan-ized Quake game...

A Lot Of Valve's Proton Work Is Landing Back In Upstream Wine

Sre, 03/27/2019 - 18:24
Yesterday Valve released Proton 4.2 as a big step forward for this Wine-based software that is integral to their "Steam Play" for running Windows games on Linux. CodeWeavers, which is working on Proton/Wine improvements under contract for Valve, provided a look today at the massive amount of patches that have been upstreamed already from Proton to Wine...

New GNOME Mockups Of The Librem 5 User Interface Work

Sre, 03/27/2019 - 15:29
While Purism is engaging with several different open-source communities for supporting different operating systems and interfaces with their in-development Librem 5 smartphone, by default they are planning to use assets from GNOME for their default user experience to jive with their GNOME-based Pure OS desktop Linux distribution. Here are some new mock-ups on the GNOME side for this privacy-minded Linux smartphone...