AMD Releases Register Specs For R5xx And R6xx

Last week, AMD released register specifications for the RV630 and M56 parts into open source, thus allowing the OSS community to develop 2D (and theoretically 3D) drivers, given time. Current documentation for the project is available over at X.Org. Now, eight days later, Novell has released an alpha-quality driver for the R6XX and R5XX series…

GNOME 2.20 Released

The GNOME community announced a new release today after six months of development. GNOME is a desktop environment primarily used on Linux and other open-source platforms. GNOME 2.20 includes numerous improvements and new features that benefit users, administrators, and developers. GNOME’s image viewer features a significantly improved image collection interface and a new Open With…

Mandriva Linux 2008 RC 1 Released

The first release candidate of Mandriva Linux 2008, codenamed Galilee, is now available. The release notes are also available via the wiki. A guide to major new features (some of which are not yet implemented in this release candidate), and the detailed technical specifications are also available. This release candidate is available as a three…

Happy Birthday, openSuSE!!

Well as of today, August 9th, the openSuSE projects turns 2. here’s an excerpt: “In the past 365 days we successfully released openSUSE 10.2 with numerous improvements and new features. Up until now it has been installed hundreds of thousands of times. We brought the Build Service to a broader audience as an open source…

openSuSE 10.3 Roadmap

As mentioned in my earlier posts, I’m a huge fan of openSuSE and am eagerly waiting for the next release, openSuSE 10.3, scheduled for October 2007. Heres what Andreas Jaegar had to say about openSuSE 10.3 roadmap: We are happy to announce the final roadmap for openSUSE 10.3. openSUSE 10.3 is the next release that incorporates new features from both the community and Novell internal development.  The distribution will be build for the x86, x86-64 and Power PC platforms. Major *planned* enhancements are: * 1 CD install (network at install) * Installation of a Linux system on HD directly from a Live-CD image * UMTS support * Enhance zypper * Migration assistant instlux * Integration of external repositories * Dynamic update mirrors * Edu Add-on CD (done largely by the community) * GNOME 2.20 * KDE4 preview * Reduction of boot time * Reduced package dependencies, smaller minimal system Most important dates of the schedule are:…