AMD open sources its VCE engine code into mesa(gallium3d) for encoding of h.264 videos.
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=n ... px=MTYwMzA
Ubuntu abandoning Upstart and is switching to systemd....umm...prolly because Debian is switching to systemd so bye-bye init scripts but it'll be some time. Already available in the unstable branch(sid) and used proudly on distros based on it. The latest Gnome also depends on systemd.
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=n ... px=MTYwNDE
Last but not the least I'd like to mention how I've waited so long for something like wayland to happen to linux.
Linux will never be the same with wayland. A formidable resistance for the adoption of linux in the desktop segment has been X(protocol, server, the entire stack etc etc).
X is and was never bad but it only addressed the problems of its days whereas all the newer iterations that required varied hardware, functionality and interfacing was added in a modularized fashion as and when needed. This eventually resulted in a fragmented state of implementation. Nvidia and AMD have done more than immense work to iron out and hide the flaws of X. One such feature is the screen-tearing option that is available with catalyst and rather than it being handled and simplified by X, its actually external code doing the work....
Enlightenment becomes wayland's standalone compositor.
How to write a wayland compositor?
https://fosdem.org/2014/schedule/event/ ... ositor.pdf