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Proposing A Wayland System Compositor Protocol

There's been mixed talks in the past about having Wayland serve as a system compositor while on Friday a new proposal was initiated in terms of planning a Wayland System Compositor Protocol...

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A Run Down Of VT Switching On Linux

David Herrmann, the student developer working on DRM Render Nodes this summer and has been a longtime proponent of killing the Linux kernel console, has written at length about VT (virtual terminal) switching on Linux systems...

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Clasen: GNOME 3.10 Sightings

After releasing GNOME 3.9.90, which is the first beta of the 3.9 development branch, Matthias Clasen reflects on what is coming in GNOME 3.10. New features include a combined system status menu, some changes to control-center, the new Maps application, and more use of "header bars". "Our previous approach of...

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DRM Render Nodes For Linux Move Close To Rendering

David Herrmann continues his GSoC summer project of implementing DRM Render Nodes support and as part of that VMA Access Management for the Linux kernel...

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Calibre 1.0 Released

Version 1.0 of the Calibre electronic book management system has been released. "Lots of new features have been added to calibre in the last year — a grid view of book covers, a new, faster database backend, the ability to convert Microsoft Word files, tools to make changes to ebooks...

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New LibreOffice Update Released

The Document Foundation yesterday announced the release of LibreOffice 4.0.5, the latest update to the acclaimed 4.0 branch. This is a bug fix update, but it does address 100 bugs and several annoying regressions. All users of the 3.6 and 4.0 branches are encouraged to upgrade. This release follows TDF's first bug triage contest so the fixed bug count this release is 98. Some of the more interesting fixes include:   * the import of Table of Figures * Complex Hyperlinks broken in PDF export * lines created in report builder are not shown...

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