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Valve’s Steam Box Will Most Likely Use An X.Org Server

In the flurry of polarized discussions that have emerged since yesterday’s Ubuntu Mir announcement, some have speculated that Valve’s interactions with Ubuntu may have had a hand in them developing their own display server. This is most likely not the case and the first-generation Linux-based Steam Box from Valve will almost surely be running an X.Org Server… Read More »

Building Wayland Compositor Allowed in Clutter 1.13.8

Clutter, a GObject-based library for creating fast, visually rich, graphical user interfaces, which works by manipulating a scene-graph of 2D surfaces, or “actors,” inside a 3D space, is now at version 1.13.8. Highlights of Clutter 1.13.8: • Use ClutterActor:child-transform with ClutterScrollActor. The ScrollActor class now uses the :child-transform property to translate its children when scrolling; • Progress-based marker API has ... Read More »

Mutter 3.7.91 Has Better Session Registration

Mutter, a window and compositing manager that displays and manages your desktop via OpenGL, has reached version 3.7.91. Owen Taylor has announced that Mutter 3.7.91 was released, repairing a few problems and updating a couple of features. Highlights of Mutter 3.7.91: • The windows are no longer treated as remote, after hostname changes; • meta_window_get_all_monitors() method has been added; • ... Read More »

GTK+ 2.24.17 Released with Minor Bugfixes

GTK+, a multi-platform toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces that provide a complete set of widgets, suitable for projects ranging from small one-off tools to complete application suites, is now at version 2.24.17. According to the developers, GTK+ 2.24.17 incorporates new features, quite a few updates, and numerous bugfixes. Highlights of GTK+ 2.24.17: • Make GtkItemFactory produce GtkSeparatorMenuItems; • GtkFileChooserButton ... Read More »