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- QEMU Support For Rendering Vulkan Software On The Hosts GPU In Virtual Machines Using Virgil 3D Is UnderwayIt is currently possible to run OpenGL applications in virtual Linux machines in QEMU and have the rendering done on the host machine's GPU. It works, and it is faster than software rendering within the virtual machine, but it is not blazing fast. It will eventually be possible to render Vulkan software the exact same way.
- Wine 6.5 Is Released With OpenCL 1.2 And 25 Bug-FixesThe latest development-release of the popular Windows compatibility layer WINE supports OpenCL 1.2 and additional Internet Explorer compatibility modes in MSHTML. There are 25 game and application-specific bug-fixes.
- OpenRazer 3.0.0 Adds Linux Support For 15 New Razer DevicesOpenRazer is a user-space driver daemon graphical programs can interact with to give you control over Razer keyboard, mice, mousemats, headsets and several other devices. The latest release adds support for 15 new Razer devices including the DeathAdder V2 Mini and Pro, the Huntsman Mini and the Chroma Charging Pad.
- More on RMS’ returnWe should not let them win this. This is not just RMS, it’s a fight for truth. If we, and FSF, step down, we give them power to do anything simply because they want to.
- NAVER Whale 188.8.131.52 Is ReleasedThe South Korean Internet giant NAVER has released a new version of their proprietary and unusually feature-rich web browser. The Whale web browser has a video conferencing solution called "Whale On", which has been greatly improved in the latest release, and a music player, a calculator and many other interesting features other web browsers do not have. Whale is available for Linux, Windows, macOS, iOS and Android.
- Manjaro Linux 21.0 "Ornara" Is Released in Xfce, KDE and GNOME flavorsThe latest version of the Arch-based community-made GNU/Linux distribution Manjaro comes with a better and more intelligent installer and Linux Kernel 5.10. It is available in three desktop flavors: Xfce 4.16, which is the most popular one among Manjaro users, KDE Plasma 5.21 and GNOME 3.38 (not 40).
- Voice Goddess Wendy From Red Velvet Debuts Solo On April 5thSM Entertainment has announced that Red Velvets Wendy will debut solo with an mini-album titled "Like Water" on April 5th. It will have 5 songs that are said to contain "sincere messages and warm emotions".
- "An Open letter in support of Richard M. Stallman" Reaches 2000 SignatoriesTwo thousand individuals have so far signed an open letter supporting honorary doctor Richard Stallman, the man who started the free software movement and wrote corner-stone pieces of free software such as the GNU Compiler Collection (
gcc) and the Emacs editor. The letter is a response to vicious calls to de-person Stallman spear-headed by large technology corporations, corporate shills, organizations funded by large corporations and a few very vocal mentally ill activist bullies.
- AMD ROCm 4.1 Is Released With A Fine New Notice Saying "GUI-Based software" Is "Not Supported"The latest AMD Radeon Open Compute (ROCm) stack brings a few new features for AMDs data-center customers. OpenCL, which is what most GNU/Linux desktop applications use for GPU compute, is not even mentioned in the "What's New" section of the release notes. There is, instead, a shiny new notice on the ROCm documentation website saying "GUI-based software applications are currently not supported".
- OpenSSL 1.1.1k Is Released And You Should Upgrade If You are Using OpenSSL 1.1.1The OpenSSL developers made one very unfortunate and very embarrassing mistake between version 1.1.1g and 1.1.1h that rendered the entire security OpenSSL is supposed to provide moot. The latest OpenSSL 1.1.1k security release fixes that and an equally serious security problem, present in all OpenSSL 1.1.1 versions, that could allow services that allow TLS 1.2 to be crashed with a evil renegotation ClientHello message. Upgrading is a great idea.
- Fight against idiocy; support RMSI’ve been asking those who signed letter to remove RMS from all leadership positions whether they’ve read RMS statement/email that lead to all the controversies we’re now experiencing but not a single person have read the complete message/statement.
- Gigolo 0.5.2 Is ReleasedGigolo is a simple graphical program, primarily for the Xfce desktop environment, that let you bookmark, mount and unmount remote filesystems supported by GVfs. The latest version is mostly a bug-fix release with non-visible changes beneath the hood.
- QBittorrent 4.3.4 Is ReleasedConfigurable ToS settings, support for sub-sorting the file transfer list and 23 bug-fixes are the highlights in the latest version 4.3.4 of the popular qBittorrent download tool for quickly acquiring ISO files for GNU/Linux and other large files. Version 2.0 of the Bittorrent protocol is not supported, nor are other features only found in the qBittorrent "alpha" branch.
- Wine 5.0.4 Is Released With 67 Bug-FixesWine 5.0.x is the "stable" branch of the Wine Is Not an Emulator API re-implementation that allows Windows software to be used on GNU/Linux operating systems. It is therefore nothing new in Wine 5.0.4, only bug-fixes for games and applications such as QIP Infium, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six, Future Pinball, Stellaris, Dolphin EasyReader and many more. Ubuntu-users may rejoice.
- The Older v2 Tor Onion Domain Name Format Is Axed In The Latest Tor Alpha ReleaseThe Tor Onion Router has had support for location hidden services with a special
.onionaddress for a really long time. Support for
.onionservices was initially introduced in 2005. Tor dropped the first
.onionformat shortly after it was introduced and replaced it with a v2 format that is still widely used today. A new and improved v3 format was introduced in January 2015 and enjoys significant adoption. Onion service operators who haven't upgraded to using a v3 onion service will soon be forced to this year as support for the older v2
.onionformat was removed with the release of Tor 0.4.6.1-alpha.
- Balancing liberties, privacy, and accessibilityThrough my work as a university teacher, I am in a position where my decisions regarding technology directly involve and affect other people. With time, I have seen my views and values change.
- Kim Se Jeong (김세정) Announces Second Mini-AlbumThe Korean actor and pop-sensation Kim Se Jeong (김세정) as announced the track-list for her second mini-album. It looks very promising.
- Mesa Could Fork Older "Classic" Display Drivers Out To A Separate "Mesa Classic-LTS" BranchDylan Baker, release-manager for the Mesa graphics stack used by all the GNU/Linux distributions, is proposing to rid the Mesa of older "classic" display drivers by moving them to a separate "classic-lts" branch. Users of integrated Intel graphics provided by chips prior to Broadwell would have to switch to the new "classic-lts" graphics library to keep their computers working if Mesa goes forward with Bakers proposal.
- Critical Free Software: The High Priority Projects ListsAn update from the Free Software Foundations High Priority Projects committee at LibrePlanet 2021. The High Priority Projects initiative, first launched in 2005, draws attention to a relatively small number of projects of great strategic importance to the goal of freedom for all computer users.
- The defense of the GNOME FoundationIn August 2019, GNOME was notified that it was being sued in the state of California over a broad patent which allegedly covered Shotwell, a photo management application. The plaintiff? A prolific filer of patent suits, and a patent assertion entity. This was the first time that a free software project has been sued for patent infringement.
- Lessons Framasoft has learnedFramasoft is a small, French nonprofit, made up of only thirty-five members and ten employees. We've been promoting free/libre software and its culture for more than fifteen years.
- The Free Software Foundation Keynote At LibrePlanet 2021The Free Software Foundation keynote speech at LibrePlanet 2021 featuring FSF President Geoff Knauth, FSF Executive Director John Sullivan and others. The video is one hour and six minutes long.
- Introduction to CiviCRMCiviCRM is free constituent relationship management software that empowers thousands of nonprofits around the world. This video provides an overview on what CiviCRM is, what it can do, and how organizations can use it to achieve their mission.
- Jami and how it empowers usersJami is free software for universal communication which respects the freedoms and privacy of its users. Jami is an official GNU package with a main goal of providing a framework for virtual communications, along with a series of end-user applications for audio/video calling and conferencing, text messaging, and file transfer.
- Usable security for end-users: How Tor improves usability without compromising user privacyThe Tor network, used by 2.5 million users every day, protects their privacy via “onion routing,” which directs Internet traffic – email, instant messages, online posts, Web form visits, and more – through a multilayered network that obfuscates who the user is, thus concealing their identity and location.
- IFixit: The Right to RepairWhat if everyone had free access to a repair manual for everything they owned? Making repair accessible to everyone is the best shot we’ve got at reducing e-waste and starting to make our high-tech lives sustainable.
- "Logiciel libre, société libre": Free software activism in France and EuropeFounded in 1996, April is the main French advocacy association devoted to promoting and protecting free/libre software. Since 1996, it has been a major player in the democratization and the spread of free software and open standards to the general public, professionals and institutions in the French-speaking world.
- A European Open Technology Fund: Building sustainable public funding for free softwareJulia Reda, former European Parliament member, and cofounder of the European Union's Free and Open Source Software Audit (FOSSA) project, argues that it is the governments responsibility to invest in the maintenance and improvement of free software - and that it is possible to make that happen.
- The state of software in schools and what to do about itThis talk will briefly addresses why free software is important in education and provide examples of how proprietary software is rapidly deployed in schools.
- Freeing networks where we need freedom mostThe struggle for the freedom of Internet is ever growing. Corporations, and their partner in crime, governments, come up with new clever ideas to restrict free flow of information. Overlords of the truth are trying to recover old control, which the Internet has eroded everywhere in favor of the people.
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