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Chris Halse Rogers (raof) makes this week's report that things progress well to the point that there is the possibility to release Mir 1.1 before Christmas. Pending are some fixes to the “internal clients”, the startup splash-screen spinner port to Wayland, and some polish to the simple splash.
Jonathan Riddell writes of his achievements for KDE: a KDE Frameworks web page, a rework of the KDE Applications 18.12 announcement, and proudly making up the screenshot for the new release of Konsole that displays the mojis.
=== The 2018 XPS 13 Developer’s Edition—Have it your way on a “just works” Linux laptop ===
Scott Gilbertson showcases the Dell XPS Developer Edition model 9370 that ships with Ubuntu Linux pre-installed. This latest build has added muscle, improvements, and Ubuntu 18.04. Scott gives us a rundown on the hardware and the software Dell included. He concludes with the acclaim that "the latest XPS 13 DE is the laptop you've been looking for".
=== Valve Rolls Out New Steam Play Proton 3.16 Beta, 29 More Games Supported ===
Michael Larabel writes that a new beta release of Proton 3.16 is now available that runs many Windows games on linux. Twenty nine games are added and in the enhancements is a rework of the audio support. Links are provided to GitHub for the code and to Twitter for more details.
Michael Larabel advises on the availability of Firefox 64.0. He tells us of changes, enhancements and improvements; notably that Firefox is now built using Clang across all platforms. Links are provided for more details.
=== Mesa 18.3.1 Released To Disable Botched Vulkan Extension ===
Michael Larabel advises the reason for the quick Mesa 18.3.1 release. In citing an oops in the VK_EXT_pci_bus_info extension, that will be fixed in the next Vulkan spec update, Michael tells us that the mistake was in the assumption that PCI domains are 16-bit. A link is provided to the Mesa announcement.
=== Mesa 18.2.7 Released With Several RADV Driver Fixes, Variety Of Other Updates ===
Michael Larabel writes of the latest fixes in Mesa 18.2.7 for those choosing to abstain from the Mesa 18.3 series. The fixes include RADV Radeon Vulkan driver corrections, EGL Wayland, VC4/V3D Broadcom drivers, Intel ANV Vulkan, NV50/NVC0 Nouveau, and a few other memory leak fixes. A link is provided to the Mesa-dev announcement for details.
“Security updates for 29 CVEs including Perl, the kernel, OpenSSL (PortSmash) and more, plus in response to some listener questions, we discuss how to make sure you always have the latest security updates by using unattended-upgrades.”
=== Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S11E40 – North Dallas Forty ===
“This week we’ve been playing on the Nintendo Switch. We review our tech highlights from 2018 and go over our 2018 predictions, just to see how wrong we really were. We also have some Webby love and go over your feedback.”
=== Ubuntu Podcast: S01E15 – Open Source Garden ===
“ In this episode Diogo Constantino was at the CMS Garden Unconference at the Unperfekthaus in Essen in conjunction with the speakers and organizers of Secure Open Source Day , and took the opportunity to record a pleasant conversation with the conference participants, making the event and the community known.”
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