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RadeonSI + Gallium3D Video Code Fix Up 4:2:2 Support, YUV2

1 hour 43 min ago
Stemming from incorrect rendering with VA-API and UYVY422 content with AMD Radeon graphics on Linux, a number of fixes were merged today for improving the Gallium3D video code...

The Fedora Project's One Sentence Vision

2 hours 39 min ago
Fedora Project Leader Matthew Miller recently talked about his vision for the Fedora Project over the next decade and it to become an "operating system factory", among other advancements he hopes to see out of the project in the 2020s. A one-sentence vision for Fedora is now drafted as their vision statement...

Apache Celebrates Subversion's 20th Anniversary

2 hours 52 min ago
The Subversion version control system is celebrating its 20th anniversary...

GCC 8.4 RC Compiler Released For Testing

6 hours 56 min ago
GCC 8.4 will hopefully be released next week but for now a release candidate is available for testing the latest bug fixes in the mature GCC8 series...

GDB Debugger Adds Support For Debuginfod Web Server

Thursday 27th of February 2020 05:07:05 AM
Debuginfod is the Red Hat led debug information HTTP web server distributed as part of elfutils and able to supply on-demand source code and ELF/DWARF debug files to debuggers / IDEs / other compiler tooling. The GDB debugger can now tap debuginfod for on-demand source files and debug information that isn't present on the local system...

WASMtime 0.12 Released For The JIT-Style WebAssembly Runtime

Thursday 27th of February 2020 12:29:59 AM
Announced last November was the Bytecode Alliance with a goal of running WebAssembly everywhere. This effort by Intel, Red Hat, Mozilla, and others has resulted in a new release today of wasmtime, their JIT-style runtime for WebAssembly on the desktop...

Looking At The PHP 8.0 Performance So Far In Early 2020

Wednesday 26th of February 2020 10:55:29 PM
With it being a while now since the PHP 7.4 release and the PHP developers continuing to be busy at work on PHP 8.0 as the next major installment of the popular web programming language, here is a fresh look at the performance of PHP 8.0 in its current state -- including when its JIT compiler is enabled -- compared to releases going back to PHP 5.6...

Go 1.14 Released - Performance Improvements, Go's Module Support Production-Ready

Wednesday 26th of February 2020 04:34:51 PM
Go 1.14 is now available as the latest version of this popular programming language backed by Google...

Phoronix Test Suite 9.4 Released With More Features For Open-Source, Cross-Platform Automated Benchmarking

Wednesday 26th of February 2020 03:00:00 PM
Phoronix Test Suite 9.4-Vestby is now available as one of our largest updates in recent years for our open-source, cross-platform automated benchmarking framework. Almost wanting to rebrand it as Phoronix Test Suite 10, sticking to conventional versioning the Phoronix Test Suite 9.4 release brings numerous result viewer improvements, a lot of polishing to the PDF result exporting, various Microsoft Windows support improvements, new statistics capabilities, some useful new sub-commands, and much more as the latest quarterly feature release.

UEFI Boot Support Published For RISC-V On Linux

Wednesday 26th of February 2020 12:48:41 PM
As we've been expecting to happen with the Linux EFI code being cleaned up before the introduction of a new architecture, the RISC-V patches have been posted for bringing up UEFI boot support...

Intel Continues Bring-Up Of New Gateway SoC Architecture On Linux, ComboPHY Driver

Wednesday 26th of February 2020 12:26:48 PM
Besides all the usual hardware enablement activities with the usual names by Intel's massive open-source team working on the Linux kernel, one of the more peculiar bring-ups recently has been around the "Intel Gateway SoC" with more work abound for Linux 5.7...

Game Porting Firm Feral Interactive Healthy Following Compulsory Strike-Off Snafu

Wednesday 26th of February 2020 11:40:45 AM
Prominent Linux and macOS game porting firm Feral Interactive looks like it may be dissolving, (edit) but fortunately turned out to be an accounting error...

SHADERed 1.3 Released For This HLSL/GLSL Shader Editor - Adds Shader Debugger

Wednesday 26th of February 2020 07:59:24 AM
SHAREDed is an open-source, cross-platform solution for creating and testing HLSL and GLSL shaders. This "shader IDE" is out this week with SHADERed 1.3 that presents new capabilities...

Linux Kernel Seeing Patches For NVIDIA's Proprietary Tegra Partition Table

Wednesday 26th of February 2020 05:05:47 AM
As an obstacle for upstreaming some particularly older NVIDIA Tegra devices (namely those running Android) is that they have GPT entry at the wrong location or lacking at all for boot support. That missing or botched GPT support is because those older devices make use of a NVIDIA proprietary/closed-source table format. As such, support for this proprietary NVIDIA Tegra Partition Table is being worked on for the Linux kernel to provide better upstream kernel support on these consumer devices...

Monado OpenXR Runtime v0.1 Released For Open-Source XR Stack

Wednesday 26th of February 2020 12:26:20 AM
Announced last March was Monado as an open-source implementation of OpenXR, the Khronos standard for AR/VR. Today marks the first release of Monado as version 0.1 so while it's still early on it is showing much progress...

Intel Boosts Gen7 GPU Vulkan Compute Performance By ~330% For Geekbench

Tuesday 25th of February 2020 09:00:00 PM
Intel's open-source "ANV" Vulkan driver for Linux doesn't see much attention for pre-Broadwell hardware but today it saw a big improvement for Vulkan compute on aging Gen7 Ivybridge/Haswell era hardware...

Intel Has Accumulated 400+ Graphics Driver Patches So Far For Linux 5.7

Tuesday 25th of February 2020 07:10:15 PM
Intel just sent out their initial pull request of new feature changes/improvements to DRM-Next that in turn is for landing in about one month's time when the Linux 5.7 merge window kicks off. With taking longer than usual to send in their first round of feature updates, this first of several pull requests already amounts to over 400 patches...

Free Software Foundation Aims To Launch Code Hosting / Collaboration Platform This Year

Tuesday 25th of February 2020 05:32:57 PM
The Free Software Foundation is planning to launch their own public code hosting and collaboration platform in 2020...

OnLogic Teasing EPYC Edge Servers, Rolling Out More Ryzen Mini PCs

Tuesday 25th of February 2020 05:12:22 PM
Linux-friendly industrial PC vendor OnLogic has announced an expanded line-up of their mini PC offerings with Ryzen Embedded processors and also word that next quarter they will be getting into EPYC-powered edge servers...

Arch-Based Manjaro 19.0 Released With Flagship Edition Using Xfce 4.14

Tuesday 25th of February 2020 02:30:29 PM
Manjaro 19.0 is out today as this popular desktop-focused Arch Linux based distribution that is focused on its Xfce desktop spin but also offers other desktop options...

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Price of Raspberry Pi 4B with 2GB RAM Drops to $35 Permanently

Raspberry Pi 1 Model B was introduced to the world almost exactly 8 years ago on February 29, 2012, and to celebrate the Raspberry Pi Foundation decided to permanently lower the price of Raspberry Pi 4B with 2GB RAM to $35. This was made possible due to falling RAM prices. The 1GB RAM version will still be sold for $35 to industrial and commercial customers due to long term support commitments. Sadly, the 4GB RAM version remains at $55, so no discount for this version for now. Read more

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What Is the Difference Between Ubuntu Desktop and Ubuntu Server?

Apart from the many Ubuntu Flavours, Ubuntu has different versions namely Ubuntu Cloud, Ubuntu Core, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu Cloud, Ubuntu Server, and Ubuntu desktop. The Ubuntu Server is the operating system version of Ubuntu built specifically to the server specifications while Ubuntu Desktop is the version built to run on desktops and laptops. In case you missed it, here are 10 Reasons Why Your Business Is Better Off With A Linux Server. And if you’re just joining us then read on to know which type of the Ubuntu ISO image you’re better off using. A server is a computer designed to provide data and other functionality to other computers over the internet. They may run common servers like the Apache TTP server and the computers typically run on a LAN or WAN e.g. desktops, laptops, smartphones, IoT devices. A desktop computer is any personal computer designed to be used regularly at a single location due to its size. Read more

7 open source Q&A platforms

Where do you go when you have a question? Since humans began walking the earth, we've asked the people around us—our family, friends, neighbors, classmates, co-workers, or other people we know well. Much later came libraries and bookstores offering knowledge and resources, as well as access for anyone to come in and search for the answers. When the home computer became common, these knowledge bases extended to electronic encyclopedias shipped on floppy disks or CD-ROMs. Then, when the internet age arrived, these knowledge bases migrated online to the likes of Wikipedia, and search engines like Google were born with the purpose of making it easy for people to search for answers to their questions. Now, sites like StackOverflow are there to answer our software questions and Quora for our general queries. The lesson is clear, though. We all have questions, and we all want answers for them. And some of us want to help others find answers to their questions, and this is where self-hosted Q&A sites come in. Read more