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AMDGPU To Allow Memory Re-Clocking Soon For Multi-Monitor Setups

Friday 23rd of August 2019 07:04:09 AM
Currently the AMDGPU Linux kernel driver doesn't automatically adjust the video memory clock speeds when running a multi-monitor setup since it's more complicated to gracefully handle when scanning out to two or more displays. But a set of currently experimental patches will allow memory clock switching support on multi-monitor setups with the AMDGPU DC code...

Ubuntu Planning To Drop Qt4 & Its Dependencies Ahead Of 20.04 LTS

Friday 23rd of August 2019 04:03:21 AM
With Qt 6 becoming an increasing development focus and Qt 5 already seven years old, Ubuntu developers are looking at finally removing Qt 4 ahead of their 20.04 Long-Term Support release...

U-Boot Has Been Seeing Better x86 Support, EFI Improvements

Thursday 22nd of August 2019 09:55:39 PM
Google's Simon Glass who is part of the Chromium / Chrome OS team presented at this week's Embedded Linux Conference in San Diego on U-Boot...

CUDA 10.1 U2 Adds RHEL8 Support, Nsight Compute Tools For POWER

Thursday 22nd of August 2019 08:07:47 PM
NVIDIA last week quietly released a second update to CUDA 10.1...

Fedora Switching To The BFQ I/O Scheduler For Better Responsiveness & Throughput

Thursday 22nd of August 2019 01:36:17 PM
Following Chromebooks switching to BFQ and other distributions weighing this I/O scheduler for better responsiveness while maintaining good throughput capabilities, beginning with Fedora 31 there will be BFQ used as well...

Systemd 243 RC2 Released

Thursday 22nd of August 2019 12:06:13 PM
Released nearly one month ago was the systemd 243 release candidate while the official update has yet to materialize. It looks though like it may be on the horizon with a second release candidate being posted today...

The Qt Company Is Now Working On Qt For Microcontrollers

Thursday 22nd of August 2019 11:42:51 AM
There have been a lot of announcements pertaining to Qt as of late, most of which have been about forthcoming efforts around Qt 6 development. A new announcement out of The Qt Company catching us off-guard is their plans for the tool-kit on micro-controllers...

Linux Begins Preparing For Intel's New "Lightning Mountain" SoC

Thursday 22nd of August 2019 10:46:40 AM
Linux kernel development activity has shown light on a new Intel SoC we haven't anything about to date... Lightning Mountain...

Phoronix Test Suite 9.0 Milestone 2 Released, OpenBenchmarking.org Serves 42 Millionth Download

Thursday 22nd of August 2019 10:29:17 AM
The second development release of the forthcoming Phoronix Test Suite 9.0-Asker is now available for testing...

Ubuntu Touch OTA-10 Released With Device Fixes, Support For Draft Messages

Thursday 22nd of August 2019 06:17:48 AM
The UBports community that maintains the (currently 16.04 LTS derived) Ubuntu Touch have now shipped OTA-10 as their newest over-the-air feature update...

Clear Linux Releases Deep Learning Reference Stack 4.0 For Better AI Performance

Thursday 22nd of August 2019 04:11:11 AM
Intel's Clear Linux team on Wednesday announced their Deep Learning Reference Stack 4.0 during the Linux Foundation's Open-Source Summit North America event taking place in San Diego...

GNOME 3.34 Beta 2 Brings Last Minute Improvements To GNOME Shell, Mutter & Friends

Thursday 22nd of August 2019 01:08:25 AM
Coming two weeks after the GNOME 3.34 beta is the second and final beta ahead of next month's official GNOME 3.34 release set for 11 September...

Intel's New OpenGL Driver Is Looking Really Great With The Upcoming Mesa 19.2

Wednesday 21st of August 2019 07:30:00 PM
Intel's new open-source OpenGL Linux driver "Iris" Gallium3D that has been in development for the past two years or so is getting ready to enter the limelight. Months ago they talked of plans to have it ready to become their default OpenGL driver by the end of the calendar year and with the state of Mesa 19.2 it's looking like that goal can be realized in time. With our new tests of this driver, in most games and other graphics applications the performance of this Gallium3D driver is now beyond that of their "classic" i965 Mesa driver.

The Linux Foundation, Intel & Co Form The Confidential Computing Consortium

Wednesday 21st of August 2019 04:18:01 PM
In kicking off the Open Source Summit that has returned to San Diego, the Linux Foundation has announced the formation of the Confidential Computing Consortium in collaboration with Intel and other companies...

Librem 5 August Update - More Software Progress, No Word On Q3 Shipping

Wednesday 21st of August 2019 04:06:37 PM
Purism has published their latest monthly update on the status of their Librem 5 Linux smartphone. They continue bringing up the software stack and tweaking the kernel support, but no word on their finalized hardware design nor if they still plan to ship in Q3'2019 as they continue advertising...

Intel's OpenGL Linux Driver Now Has OpenGL 4.6 Support For Mesa 19.2

Wednesday 21st of August 2019 03:41:01 PM
Two years after the OpenGL 4.6 specification was announced, Intel's open-source OpenGL Linux driver is now officially advertising the support after today landing the remaining SPIR-V enablement work...

Dell XPS 7390 Developer Edition Announced - Intel Comet Lake With Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Wednesday 21st of August 2019 02:00:00 PM
Going along with Intel this morning announcing their 10th Gen "Comet Lake" processors, Dell has just announced their new XPS line-up with these new processors and it does include a new Linux-loaded Developer Edition laptop...

Intel Launches 10th Gen "Comet Lake" Laptop CPUs For Laptops & 2-in-1s

Wednesday 21st of August 2019 01:37:34 PM
Earlier this month Intel announced 11 Icelake CPUs for laptops and 2-in1s under their 10th Gen CPU line-up. Today the company announced the 10th Gen Comet Lake CPUs also for 2-in-1s and laptops...

New Low-Memory-Monitor Project Can Help With Linux's RAM/Responsiveness Problem

Wednesday 21st of August 2019 11:49:01 AM
Red Hat developer Bastien Nocera has announced Low-Memory-Monitor as a new project he's been tackling to try to help with the Linux desktop use-cases when responsiveness issues due to low RAM / memory pressure problems. Low-Memory-Monitor paired with complementary solutions could help improve the Linux desktop's handling on low-end systems and other desktops/laptops when simply running short on RAM...

Xfce 4.16 Should Be Out Next Year But Without GTK4 Or Wayland

Wednesday 21st of August 2019 11:00:00 AM
With Xfce 4.14 having finally been released last week following a four year development cycle, prominent Xfce developer Simon Steinbeiß has begun talking about the now-started Xfce 4.16 development cycle...

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It was just last month that DragonFlyBSD pulled in Radeon's Linux 4.4 kernel driver code as an upgrade from the Linux 3.19 era code they had been using for their open-source AMD graphics support. This week that's now up to a Linux 4.7 era port. François Tigeot who continues doing amazing work on pulling in updates to DragonFlyBSD's graphics driver now upgraded the Radeon DRM code to match that of what is found in the upstream Linux 4.7.10 kernel. Read more

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FPR16 got delayed because I really tried very hard to make some progress on our two biggest JavaScript deficiencies, the infamous issues 521 (async and await) and 533 (this is undefined). Unfortunately, not only did I make little progress on either, but the speculative fix I tried for issue 533 turned out to be the patch that unsettled the optimized build and had to be backed out. There is some partial work on issue 521, though, including a fully working parser patch. The problem is plumbing this into the browser runtime which is ripe for all kinds of regressions and is not currently implemented (instead, for compatibility, async functions get turned into a bytecode of null throw null return, essentially making any call to an async function throw an exception because it wouldn't have worked in the first place). This wouldn't seem very useful except that effectively what the whole shebang does is convert a compile-time error into a runtime warning, such that other functions that previously might not have been able to load because of the error can now be parsed and hopefully run. With luck this should improve the functionality of sites using these functions even if everything still doesn't fully work, as a down payment hopefully on a future implementation. It may not be technically possible but it's a start. Read more

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