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

Phoronix - 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...

[$] Case-insensitive ext4

LWN.net - Sre, 03/27/2019 - 18:02

Handling file names in a case-insensitive way for Linux filesystems has been an ongoing discussion topic for many years. It is a (dubious) feature of filesystems for other operating systems (e.g. Android, Windows, macOS), but Linux has limited support for it. Over the last year or more, Gabriel Krisman Bertazi has been working on the problem for ext4, but it is a messy one to solve. He recently posted his latest patch set, which reflects some changes made at the behest of Linus Torvalds.

Security updates for Wednesday

LWN.net - Sre, 03/27/2019 - 16:02
Security updates have been issued by Debian (openjdk-7), Fedora (cfitsio, firefox, librsvg2, and pdns), openSUSE (firefox), Red Hat (firefox), Scientific Linux (firefox), SUSE (gd, grub2, ImageMagick, kernel, libcaca, libmspack, ntp, ovmf, w3m, and wavpack), and Ubuntu (php7.0, php7.2, qemu, and xmltooling).

New GNOME Mockups Of The Librem 5 User Interface Work

Phoronix - 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...
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