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Red Hat's Stratis 2.2 Linux Storage Solution Released

1 hour 10 min ago
A new version of Stratis is ready to go as Red Hat's open-source storage solution built atop LVM and XFS for offering easy and modern local storage management on Linux systems that aim to rival the likes of Btrfs and ZFS but without having to rely on a new file-system...

WayVNC 0.3 Released - The Wayland VNC Server Now Supports Copy & Paste

3 hours 6 min ago
WayVNC 0.3 released today as the Wayland VNC server built atop the WLROOTS library...

Micron Looks To Upstream Their Media Pool "Mpool" Object Storage To The Linux Kernel

6 hours 59 min ago
Micron's Mpool is at the heart of their HSE Open-Source Storage Engine in providing an object storage media pool built atop block storage devices. Micron engineers are now looking at possibly having Mpool upstreamed into the mainline Linux kernel...

Intel oneAPI 1.0 Officially Released

8 hours 40 min ago
After announcing oneAPI at the end of 2018 and then going into beta last year, oneAPI 1.0 is now official for this open-source, standards-based unified programming model designed to support Intel's range of hardware from CPUs to GPUs to other accelerators like FPGAs. Intel's oneAPI initiative has been one of several exciting software efforts led by the company in recent years while continuing to serve as one of the world's largest contributors to open-source software.

Wine-Staging 5.18 Adds sRGB Color Profile, Another Fix For Microsoft Flight Simulator

11 hours 40 min ago
Building off Friday's release of Wine 5.18 is now an updated Wine-Staging that adds just over 600 patches atop the upstream code-base for delivering experimental/testing features...

AMDVLK 2020.Q3.6 Vulkan Driver Brings Several Fixes

12 hours 59 min ago
AMD driver developers today released AMDVLK 2020.Q3.6 as their latest open-source snapshot of their official Vulkan graphics driver...

LVFS/Fwupd Serve More Than 20 Million Firmware Downloads For Upgrades On Linux

13 hours 55 min ago
It was just earlier this summer that the Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS) crossed 17 million firmware downloads while today the Linux hardware community is celebrating that already surpassing 20 million downloads!..

NetBSD Changes Its Default X11 Window Manager After Two Decades

14 hours 40 min ago
It's 2020 and NetBSD has changed its default X11 window manager after more than two decades with TWM...

OpenSSH 8.4 Brings Better Support For FIDO/2FA Keys

14 hours 58 min ago
Version 8.4 of OpenSSH has been released and among its wide assortment of changes is a lot of continued work on FIDO/2FA key handling...

Vulkan 1.2.155 Released With EXT_shader_image_atomic_int64

15 hours 12 min ago
Vulkan 1.2.155 is out this morning as a small weekly update over last week's spec revision that brought the Vulkan Portability Extension 1.0 for easing software-based Vulkan implementations running atop other graphics APIs...

Broadcom Has 200G Ethernet Link Speed Support Coming To Its Driver For Linux 5.10

18 hours 5 min ago
Broadcom engineers have prepared their Linux network driver infrastructure for supporting 200G link speeds...

MSM Adreno DRM Driver For Linux 5.10 Has DisplayPort, Per-Process Pagetables

Monday 28th of September 2020 04:23:58 AM
Rob Clark who founded the Freedreno/MSM driver project and current Googler sent in the MSM direct rendering manager driver updates targeting the upcoming Linux 5.10 merge window. This time around the Adreno kernel graphics/display driver has some notable additions...

Linux 5.9 Stable Expected In Two Weeks, But For Now Is Linux 5.9-rc7

Sunday 27th of September 2020 10:22:11 PM
Linus Torvalds just released Linux 5.9-rc7 as the newest weekly test candidate for Linux 5.9. Due to the regressions encountered this cycle and prominent issues being resolved late, he's looking at releasing Linux 5.9 in two weeks time rather than next week...

More Vulkan NCNN Inference Benchmarks On AMD Radeon vs. NVIDIA GeForce Under Linux

Sunday 27th of September 2020 05:27:35 PM
Given the interest from the RealSR-NCNN Vulkan benchmarks on various NVIDIA and AMD Radeon graphics cards looking at this neural network inference framework with the task of upscaling an image by 4x the resolution using RealSR, here are some more benchmarks of the NCNN framework accelerated by Vulkan on different GPUs under Ubuntu Linux...

Independent Developers Tackling Snapdragon 630/660 SoC Support For The Upstream Linux Kernel

Sunday 27th of September 2020 10:44:23 AM
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 660 is approaching four years old and the Snapdragon 630 a bit younger than that, but these mobile phone SoCs may soon find renewed life on the upstream Linux kernel thanks to the work of community developers...

DP-HDMI2.1 Protocol Converter Support Being Tackled For Intel Linux Graphics

Sunday 27th of September 2020 10:24:55 AM
Patches sent out on Friday provide an initial DP-HDMI2.1 PCON implementation for the Intel Linux kernel graphics driver...

Virt-Manager 3.0 Released With UI Improvements, Cloud-Init Option

Sunday 27th of September 2020 09:57:32 AM
Virt-Manager 3.0 quietly got released a little more than one week ago...

After ~70% FPS Boost For Zink, The OpenGL-on-Vulkan Code Is ~50% The GL Native Speed

Sunday 27th of September 2020 05:34:42 AM
For those following the development of Zink as a software OpenGL driver built atop the Vulkan API, there are some new performance numbers to discuss this weekend...

KWinFT Projects Hit Beta Ahead Of Stable Releases Aligned With KDE Plasma 5.20

Sunday 27th of September 2020 12:31:39 AM
KWinFT as a fork of KDE's KWin focused on better Wayland support and other modernization efforts is approaching its first stable release next month around the same time as KDE Plasma 5.20...

Warzone 2100 Lands Vulkan Renderer, Adaptive V-Sync For 20+ Year Old Game

Saturday 26th of September 2020 04:48:33 PM
Warzone 2100 as the real-time strategy/tactics game that first premiered in 1999 before becoming open-source in 2004 and then fully open-source with game data in 2008 is now evolving in 2020 with Vulkan graphics support...

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