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Phoronix: Happy Holidays & Here's Our Offering As We End Out 2017

Sunday 24th of December 2017 12:18:22 PM
Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and we wish you all the best for any and all holidays you may be celebrating as 2017 draws to a close...

Phoronix: GIMP 2.10 Steps Closer To Release With String Freeze

Sunday 24th of December 2017 12:01:10 PM
The long-awaited GIMP 2.10 stable update should indeed materialize in 2018 with the release now being under a tentative string freeze...

Phoronix: Darktable 2.4 Released With Many New Features, Windows Support

Sunday 24th of December 2017 11:55:26 AM
Darktable 2.4 is now available as the latest major release for this widely-acclaimed open-source RAW photography software...

Phoronix: VK9 Gets Basic D3D9 Shaders Running On Vulkan

Sunday 24th of December 2017 11:36:57 AM
The VK9 project that's been working on getting the Direct3D 9 API implemented on top of Vulkan has reached its self-assigned 23rd milestone...

Reddit: Android Apps on Ubuntu Touch with Anbox

Sunday 24th of December 2017 11:34:31 AM

Phoronix: Linux 4.15-rc5 Released Early For Torvalds' Christmas Festivities

Sunday 24th of December 2017 11:26:23 AM
As an early Christmas gift for those wanting to do some kernel testing this weekend, Linus Torvalds has done the release of Linux 4.15-rc5 a little bit early...

Phoronix: Godot 3.0 Game Engine Preparing To Ship In Early 2018

Sunday 24th of December 2017 11:16:33 AM
The Godot 3.0 game engine is preparing to ship early next year...

LXer: Ubuntu 17.10 PULLED: Linux OS knackers laptop BIOSes, Intel kernel driver blamed

Sunday 24th of December 2017 10:55:44 AM
Free software as in thank God I'm not paying for this. Canonical has halted downloads of Ubuntu Linux 17.10, aka Artful Aardvark, from its website after punters complained installing the open-source OS on laptops knackered the machines.…

LXer: Christmas comes early! LibreELEC (Krypton) 8.2.2 Kodi Linux distro is here

Sunday 24th of December 2017 08:36:05 AM
Today, Christmas comes a bit early thanks to a new LibreELEC (Krypton) release. Version 8.2.2 of the Kodi-focused Linux-based operating system is being called a minor release, but it is still a very special gift for users of the media center. After all, version 8.2.1 was previously called the final Krypton version, but as we now know, it wasn't.

Reddit: Some nice native apps for elementary OS

Sunday 24th of December 2017 06:24:38 AM

LXer: Yocto-powered automotive gateways splurge on wireless options

Sunday 24th of December 2017 06:13:08 AM
Eurotech’s rugged, LTE-ready “DynaGate 10-12” and “DynaGate 10-06” automotive IoT gateways run Yocto Linux on AM335x and i.MX6 UL SoCs, respectively, and offer serial, DIO, USB, and CAN links. Eurotech, which is known for its Yocto Linux driven ReliaGate IoT gateways and Everyware Software Framework (ESF) IoT middleware platform, has launched a pair of rugged, Yocto-based DynaGate IoT gateways for automotive applications.

LXer: Apples open source machine learning software, smartphone microscopes, and more

Sunday 24th of December 2017 03:50:10 AM
In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Apple's open source AI framework, an open source smartphone microscope, and more. Open source news roundup for December 10-23, 2017.

Reddit: Socket Function Definition

Sunday 24th of December 2017 03:50:02 AM

First of all I’m not 100% sure this belongs here, if it doesn’t just comment below and I will remove it. I have been recently working on a basic http server using sockets from <sys/socket.h> for fun. Just out of curiosity I wanted to see the actual definition of the socket() function. I looked in socket.h and I wasn’t actually able to find the definition I also looked in the files it includes with no luck. I may just be totally stupid and not seeing it, but is there anywhere I can find the definition of the function?

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LXer: How to run sudo command without password

Sunday 24th of December 2017 01:27:13 AM
In this post we will be quickly discussing how to run sudo command without password.

Reddit: Oil Shell 0.3 Release

Sunday 24th of December 2017 01:02:05 AM

Reddit: Is the Mate Terminal just a different name for ordinary Bash?

Saturday 23rd of December 2017 11:53:02 PM

Is that also the case with the terminals of other desktop environments?

Those who use terminals a lot, do you take the terminal into account when choosing your desktop environment?

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Linux Kernel: KPTI, SEV, CBS

  • Experimental KPTI Support For x86 32-bit Linux
    For the Kernel Page Table Isolation (KPTI) support currently within the Linux kernel for addressing the Meltdown CPU vulnerability it's currently limited to 64-bit on the x86 side, but for the unfortunate souls still running x86 32-bit operating systems, SUSE is working on such support.
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    With the Linux 4.16 kernel cycle that is expected to begin immediately following the Linux 4.15 kernel debut on Sunday, AMD's Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV) technology supported by their new EPYC processors will be mainline. Going back to the end of 2016 have been Linux patches for Secure Encrypted Virtualization while with Linux 4.16 it will finally be part of the mainline kernel and supported with KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) virtualization.
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Graphics: Mesa and AMDGPU

  • Mesa 17.3.3 Released With RADV & ANV Vulkan Driver Fixes
    Mesa 17.3.3 is now available as the latest point release for the Mesa 17.3 stable series. This bi-weekly point release to Mesa presents several RADV Vega/GFX9 fixes, various Intel ANV Vulkan driver fixes, a DRI3 fix, and random fixes to the OpenGL drivers like RadeonSI, Etnaviv, and even Swrast.
  • R600g "Soft" FP64 Shows Signs Of Life, Enabling Older GPUs To Have OpenGL 4 In 2018
    Most pre-GCN AMD graphics cards are still limited to OpenGL 3.3 support at this time due to not supporting FP64. Only the HD 5800/6900 series on R600g currently have real double-precision floating-point support working right now so at present they are on OpenGL 4.3 rather than 3.3, but those other generations may be catching up soon thanks to the "soft" FP64 code.
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    Harry Wentland of AMD has sent out the latest batch of patches for the AMDGPU DC display code stack. Fortunately it lightens up the DRM driver by about six thousand lines thanks to removing some unused code. Besides gutting out a chunk of unused code, the DC code has a few audio fixes (no word yet on supporting newer audio formats with DC), fixes on driver unload, a "bunch" of continued Raven Ridge display updates, and various other code clean-ups.
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    There are updated AMDGPU microcode/firmware files now available for recent Radeon GPUs. The updated firmware files now available via the main linux-firmware.git repository are centered around the video blocks: UVD video decoding, VCE video encode, and the new VCN video encode/decode block with Raven Ridge.

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