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GNOME Shell & Mutter 46 RC Brings Modifier-Aware Screencasting, VRR & X.Org Sync Fix

Phoronix - Sun, 03/03/2024 - 23:25
In preparation for the GNOME 46 release candidate, the "46.rc" versions of GNOME Shell and Mutter were published this morning. The release candidate work is mostly about fixing outstanding issues but there are also some lingering fixes that made it into these releases...

OpenMediaVault 7.0 Released For Debian 12 Powered NAS Platform

Phoronix - Sun, 03/03/2024 - 22:42
OpenMediaVault 7.0 was released today as a major update to this open-source Network Attached Storage (NAS) solution built around Debian Linux. This plug-based NAS platform with web UI allows supporting a variety of services/protocols is now even more capable with the OpenMediaVault 7.0 availability...

Redox OS Scores A Massive Performance Boost For I/O

Phoronix - Sun, 03/03/2024 - 22:06
The Rust-written Redox OS is out with a new monthly status report to outline the enhancements made to this open-source operating system during the month of February...

Wine Code Merged To Overcome A Vulkan Performance Penalty

Phoronix - Sun, 03/03/2024 - 19:58
Merged this week ahead of the Wine 9.4 development release due out next Friday is support for using the new Vulkan VK_EXT_map_memory_placed extension to overcome a performance penalty with Windows on Windows 64-bit (WOW64) for games/apps...

GDB 14.2 Brings A Few Fixes For The GNU Debugger

Phoronix - Sun, 03/03/2024 - 19:32
GDB 14.2 has been released to provide a few fixes for the GNU Debugger over its state found in last year's GDB 14.1...

FFmpeg Merges DVD-Video Demuxer

Phoronix - Sun, 03/03/2024 - 19:24
Better late than never, merged yesterday into the FFmpeg Git codebase is a DVD-Video demuxer...

KDE Plasma 6.0 Is Proving To Be Unlike The Rocky KDE 4 Launch

Phoronix - Sun, 03/03/2024 - 19:14
Nate Graham is out with his belated weekend update to highlight all of the interesting KDE development activity for the week. This week, of course, saw the release of KDE MegaRelease 6 with Plasma 6.0, KDE Gear 24.02, and KDE Frameworks 6.0 in tow. Post-launch Graham characterizes Plasma 6.0 as being in good shape and the extra QA paying off. He commented, "Hopefully this should help banish those now 16-year-old painful memories of KDE 4. It’s a new KDE now. Harder, better, faster, stronger!"..

Mutter Merges Experimental Variable Refresh Rate For GNOME 46

Phoronix - Sat, 03/02/2024 - 21:53
It's happened! After three years in the making, the GNOME desktop Variable Refresh Rate "VRR" support has been merged after obtaining a feature freeze exception for GNOME 46 due out later in March...

UWP'ed Mesa Running On Microsoft Xbox, Allowing For New Game Ports With OpenGL

Phoronix - Sat, 03/02/2024 - 19:40
Recently there has been out-of-tree successes on adapting Mesa to work on Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform (UWP). UWP is also used by the Microsoft Xbox Series X/S game consoles and in turn paired with the Microsoft D3D12 driver work within Mesa for allowing OpenGL and other APIs atop D3D12, is allowing new games/software to be ported to the Xbox...

Vulkan 1.3.279 Brings New NVIDIA Extension Co-Engineered By Valve

Phoronix - Sat, 03/02/2024 - 19:24
Vulkan 1.3.279 debuted on Friday with many fixes/clarifications to the specifications plus one new extension...