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DragonFlyBSD Lands New EXT2/3/4 File-System Driver

Phoronix - Sun, 07/19/2020 - 12:09
While DragonFlyBSD has its own, original HAMMER2 file-system, for those needing to access data from EXT2/EXT3/EXT4 file-systems, there is a brand new "ext2fs" driver implementation for this BSD operating system...

OpenMandriva Progressing On Rolling Release Version, Moving Away From i686 Repository

Phoronix - Sun, 07/19/2020 - 06:35
For those looking for another rolling-release Linux distribution to try and one whose roots trace back to the legendary Mandrake Linux, OpenMandriva has been working to establish its own rolling-release spin for those preferring the latest software packages as opposed to their conventional releases. Additionally, OpenMandriva is nearing the end of its i686 repository offering while continuing to work with Wine and 32-bit games...

Debian 9.13 Released As The End To Stretch

Phoronix - Sun, 07/19/2020 - 04:18
Debian 9.13 is now available as the last planned update for the Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" series...

High-End Lightworks Video Editor Finally Says Why They Didn't Go Open-Source Yet

Phoronix - Sat, 07/18/2020 - 23:50
Way back in 2010 it was announced that Lightworks would be going open-source as this high-end, non-linear and cross-platform video editor solution. This video editing system has been used by many films over the years from The Wolf of Wall Street to Bruce Almighty to Moulin Rouge to Pulp Fiction as well as many other movies and television shows while also being approachable enough that it's used by less advanced video editing enthusiasts. Lightworks going open-source would be a big win, but ten years after their failed plans were announced they finally have shed some light on why such move away from being a proprietary application never materialized...

AMD Sends In Navy Flounder Support, More Sienna Cichlid For Linux 5.9

Phoronix - Sat, 07/18/2020 - 18:46
At the end of June was the first batch of AMDGPU changes queued for DRM-Next to in turn go into the Linux 5.9 kernel when that cycle opens up in August. On Friday a second batch of feature changes for this open-source AMD Radeon kernel graphics driver was submitted...

KDE Developers Beating The Summer Heat By Fixing Up Recent Regressions

Phoronix - Sat, 07/18/2020 - 18:35
This week KDE developers have seen a lot of bug and regression fixes materialize for Plasma and other components...

Git 2.28-rc1 Released - Continues The Transition Towards SHA256 Plus Moving Off "Master"

Phoronix - Sat, 07/18/2020 - 16:19
Git 2.28-rc1 was released on Friday in stepping towards the next feature release for this widely-used, distributed revision control system...

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