Open-source News

Google Chrome/Chromium Lands Wayland Fractional Scaling Support

Phoronix - Thu, 03/23/2023 - 06:12
On top of today seeing the KDE XWaylandVideoBridge announcement, the debut of GNOME 44 with its many Wayland improvements, and XWayland 23.1 being released with multiple new features/improvements, there is more good news for Wayland fans. Google has merged to the Chrome/Chromium Ozone code support for Wayland fractional scaling via the fractional-scale-v1 protocol...

Valve Officially Announces Counter-Strike 2

Phoronix - Thu, 03/23/2023 - 00:50
Following recent rumors and leaks, Valve today officially announced Counter-Strike 2 that they announce as the largest technical leap in Counter-Strike's history...

XWayland 23.1 Released With High Resolution Scroll Wheel, DMA-BUF v4 Feedback

Phoronix - Thu, 03/23/2023 - 00:00
Coincidentally landing on GNOME 44 release day is also XWayland 23.1, the newest version of this portion of the X.Org Server code that allows legacy X11 client applications/games to run atop Wayland environments. With XWayland 23.1 comes a number of shiny new features to continue to enhance the X11 experience on Wayland...

GNOME 44 Released With Many Desktop Enhancements

Phoronix - Wed, 03/22/2023 - 23:01
GNOME 44 is now officially out as the latest half-year update to this widely-used open-source desktop...

KDE XWayland Video Bridge Aims To Improve Linux Desktop Screen Sharing

Phoronix - Wed, 03/22/2023 - 22:26
KDE developers David Edmundson and Alex Poi have begun working on XWaylandVideoBridge as a new project to help improve Linux desktop screen sharing for X11-based applications that may try to share the contents of Wayland screens, such as could be the case for some software like Discord, Microsoft Teams, Skype, and others...

Mozilla Announces For "Trustworthy AI"

Phoronix - Wed, 03/22/2023 - 21:54
Mozilla announced today they are investing $30 million USD to build as a new start-up focused on "building a trustworthy, independent, and open-source AI ecosystem."..