Apple Seeds First iOS 11.2.5, watchOS 4.2.2, and tvOS 11.2.5 Betas to Developers

After releasing the first macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 beta the other day, Apple today seeded the first iOS 11.2.5, watchOS 4.2.2, and tvOS 11.2.5 betas to registered developers for testing. The iOS 11.2.5 beta 1 (15D5037e), tvOS 11.2.5 beta 1 (15K5531d), and watchOS 4.2.2 beta 1 (15S5530d) builds are now available on your Apple Developer account, and you can download and install them on your registered devices through the OTA (Over-the-Air) update system. They include various bug fixes and improvements over previous releases. In the release notes for iOS 11.2.5,... Read more

Haiku's first beta is possibly maybe not too far off

I’ve now turned my attention to preparation for beta1. Already talk has resumed on the mailing list of a tentative schedule; there still remains too much to do to expect it before the new year, but with the list of blockers now reduced effectively to two (one relating to installing source packages on the actual release image, which I intend to look into solving soon; the other is about clashing mime supertype declaration and may prove trickier to solve), the actual “release branch” is hopefully not more than a month... Read more

Android Wear gets updated to Android 8.0 Oreo

Remember Android Wear? Google’s struggling smartwatch OS is getting updated to Android 8.0 Oreo, just like the rest of the Android lineup. Google announced the update on the “Android Wear Developers” Google Plus group. It seems like the only supported watch right now is the flagship LG Watch Sport, which makes sense since that was the only watch to get an Android O beta in the beginning of October. Wear’s last big update was Android Wear 2.0, which was released with the LG Watch Sport the beginning of the year.... Read more

AMD pushing out open-source Vulkan driver

Ahead of the Vulkan 1.0 debut nearly two years ago, we heard that for AMD’s Vulkan Linux driver it was initially going to be closed-source and would then be open-sourced once ready. At the time it sounded like something that would be opened up six months or so, but finally that milestone is being reached! Ahead of Christmas, AMD is publishing the source code to their official Vulkan Linux driver. There’s some minor caveats noted in the linked article, but this is looking like great news. Read more