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Van de Ven: On the changing role of PowerTOP

On his blog, Arjan van de Ven reflects on the changes in how the PowerTOP utility is being used, with an eye toward restructuring it. "So it's now time to rethink some of the code and make things much more scalable for adding new checks and features. In addition, the...

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Working On The X.Org 7.6 Katamari

If all goes according to plan, X.Org Server 1.9 will be released in about two weeks, but after that there still is the X.Org 7.6 release "katamari" to be done. While X.Org releases themselves aren't as important any longer with the X Server releases being done at different points and...

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Btrfs Did Regress Hard In The Linux 2.6.35 Kernel

This morning we published benchmarks of ZFS, EXT4, and Btrfs when running these three popular file-systems off a high-performance OCZ Vertex 2 solid-state drive and also a 7200RPM notebook hard drive. To a fair amount of surprise, the EXT4 file-system ended up beating out Btrfs on the SSD in a...

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X.Org Server 1.9 Is Hitting Ubuntu 10.10 Soon

Ubuntu's Christopher James Halse Rogers has just issued a notice that X.Org Server 1.9 is soon going to be uploaded to the Ubuntu Maverick repository for Ubuntu 10.10, which is part of Ubuntu's X and Mesa plans. X.Org Server 1.9 isn't going to be officially released until later this month,...

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More computing in a big metal box

After years of no one wanting (or willing) to talk about their trailer sales, HP now has two releases pretty close together. Maybe this means that there is something here after all. Everyone with a container offering has always said to me that the sales cycles are much longer than systems sales cycles, because a container is more like a datacenter than a system. Maybe that wasn’t just marketing hoohah.

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The X.Org Multi-Touch Protocol Specification Is Drafted

Peter Hutterer, one of the few X.Org input developers and the developer behind Multi-Pointer X when he was a student in Australia, has now published the first public draft of the multi-touch protocol specification. The multi-touch protocol specification is a low-level spec to be integrated with the X Input Extension...

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