The DragonFly BSD team has announced the launch of DragonFly BSD 4.2.0. The new release includes a number of important new features and upgrades. DragonFly BSD 4.2.0 includes GNU’s GCC 5 compiler as the default system compiler, offers improved graphics support and Sendmail has been replaced by a home-grown, minimal mail transfer agent. “Sendmail has been replaced by the home-grown DragonFly Mail Agent (DMA) in the base system. DMA is not a full-featured MTA (Mail Transfer Agent), it only accepts mails from local MUA (Mail User Agents) and delivers them immediately, either locally or remotely. DMA doesn’t listen to network connections on port 25. People who still need a full-featured MTA must install it from dports. OpenSMTPD, Postfix and Sendmail itself are available as binary packages.” DragonFly BSD’s audio stack and packet filter have been updated with code ported in from FreeBSD’s development branch.
Grimoire is a multiplayer mage FPS that gives players control of devastating magic. Unique spells put a twist classic shooter gameplay, adding the tactics and trickery of magical combat. Explore a dark medieval world through exciting game modes that put a new twist on old favorites. Fight for territory, prestige, and your very survival. Scorch your enemies, vanish into thin air, or turn to stone with dozens of powerful spells at your fingertips!
Rémi Verschelde has announced the release of Mageia 5. Mageia is a community distribution which started as a fork of the Mandriva project, but which now operates as an independent distribution. The new release features UEFI support (though not Secure Boot), version 3.19 of the Linux kernel, KDE 4.14 and GNOME 3.14. Cinnamon, MATE, Plasma, LXQt and Xfce desktop are also available. The installation on UEFI machines is now supported out of the box, grub2 (optional and not the default) should now work better out of the box, detect other installed operating systems and add them to grub2 boot menu, Lots of bug fixes in the installer and the control center, including bugs dating back from before the Mageia fork that the work on UEFI support made prominent. Btrfs is now supported as a primary filesystem, though ext4 remains the default – when selecting it for /boot (or / without a separate /boot partition) grub2 will be automatically chosen and configured. We now use the standard Adwaita theme instead of Oxygen-gtk, as the latter is broken with gtk+-3.14.
We now use the new standard for weak dependencies.
Our packages’ spec files use the new standard for dependencies exclusion (making them more similar to Fedora/Suse/etc. packages).
Installation media, live discs and a network install ISO are offered as download options. More information on the new version of Mageia can be found in the project’s release announcement
Philip Müller has announced the launch of Manjaro Linux 0.8.13. Manjaro is an Arch-based distribution with friendly text and graphical system installers and the project offers many desktop utilities out of the box. “After four months of development we are happy to present to you Manjaro 0.8.13. This time we ship Xfce 4.12 tweaked and patched to have the best Xfce experience possible, Plasma 5.3.1, KDE Frameworks 5.10.0 and latest KDE Apps 15.04.1!” The announcement goes on to list specific upgrades to the project’s Xfce and KDE editions. New improvements can also be found in the distribution’s system installer: “We worked also hard to improve our graphical installer Thus and our system tools to make the installation and usage of Manjaro as easy and smooth as possible. With this install media we now support Manjaro to be installed on MMC/SD-Cards as well. This will allow some of you to install our distribution to smaller devices without hard drives. Also this install media fixes the issue we had with RAID0 and ext4.” Further information on this release can be found in the project’s release announcement.
The NET edition of Manjaro provides a base installation without a pre-installed display manager, desktop environment, or any desktop software applications. It allows you to build your own version of Manjaro from the ground up.
Cubetractor is a neo-retroesque action-strategy-puzzle hybrid where you defeat enemies through an unconventional cube-pulling, turret-buildling mechanic.
The game carries elements of a reverse tower defence and a grounded bullet-hell dodger to deliver a unique gameplay experience presented in a classic top-down perspective.
Fuse is a standalone 3D character creator that enables you to make unique characters to use in your game. Fuse comes with 60+ body parts, 100+ clothing meshes, 42 dynamic texturing substances, Unlimited free Auto-Rigs* for Fuse characters and a free locomotion pack of Mixamo animations (activated Mixamo account required). Additional Mixamo services sold separately and exports for Source Filmmaker with Facial Flexes and Garry’s Mod are available from http://mixamo.com after uploading your character!