Open-source News

Wine 5.0 Released With Big Improvements For Gaming, Countless Application Fixes

Phoronix - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 01:20
Wine 5.0 has been released as stable as the annual timed release of this software for running Windows games and applications on Linux, macOS, and other platforms...

Wayland 1.18 Alpha Released With Meson Support, Connection Sharing

Phoronix - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 00:56
In meeting the plans for releasing Wayland 1.18 in February, the alpha release of this Wayland update is now available...

AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT Linux Gaming Performance

Phoronix - Tue, 01/21/2020 - 22:00
As announced back at CES, the Radeon RX 5600 XT is being launched as the newest Navi graphics card to fill the void between the original RX 5700 series and the budget RX 5500 XT. The Radeon RX 5600 XT graphics cards are beginning to ship today at $279+ USD price point and offers great Linux support but with one last minute -- and hopefully very temporary -- caveat.

GNOME Work Is Underway For Sharper Background Images

Phoronix - Tue, 01/21/2020 - 20:24
Canonical's Daniel Van Vugt continues working on a variety of interesting performance optimizations for upstream GNOME as well as other usability enhancements for this desktop environment. One of the latest items being tackled is improving the quality of background images on GNOME...