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Linux's 32-Bit Kernel Has Been Buggy Since Being Mitigated For Meltdown

Sunday 28th of July 2019 10:37:38 AM
Whether you like it or not, the Linux kernel's x86 32-bit support has already begun suffering some minor forms of bit rot. Most kernel developers are no longer actively testing x86-32 and distribution vendors are beginning to drop 32-bit support. The latest example of x86 32-bit's effectively demoted state is some buggy undefined behavior functionality living within the mainline kernel for the past year since the Meltdown mitigations landed...

Linux k10temp Support Pending For AMD Ryzen 3000 Series Processors

Sunday 28th of July 2019 10:23:39 AM
Patches are now queued into the Linux kernel's hwmon subsystem staging area that allow the AMD "k10temp" driver to support the Ryzen 3000 "Zen 2" processors...

KDE Ends July With Improved Widget Positioning, Faster KRunner Results

Sunday 28th of July 2019 09:56:00 AM
KDE developer Nate Graham has posted his latest weekly summary of KDE's development happenings as the team wraps up work for July...

Linux 5.2/5.3 Kernel Performance On The AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

Saturday 27th of July 2019 11:00:00 AM
With yesterday's Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Linux benchmarks for the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, some suggested that the Linux performance could have been better if using a Linux 5.x kernel. Well, here are some benchmarks comparing the performance of Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS with its Linux 4.18 kernel compared to Linux 5.2 stable as well as the brand new Linux 5.3 development kernel...

KernelShark 1.0 Released After Switching From GTK To Qt

Saturday 27th of July 2019 10:21:31 AM
KernelShark 1.0 has been released as the tool for visualizing Trace-cmd Linux kernel traces...

X.Org SiS Driver Kept Alive In 2019 To Fix Silly Compiler Warnings

Saturday 27th of July 2019 10:11:30 AM
It's vintage X.Org driver week... Not only was there an S3 display driver update for that vintage hardware, but a SiS X.Org display driver update has also been released...

Alibaba Crafts A 16-Core RISC-V Chip @ 2.5GHz

Saturday 27th of July 2019 09:59:35 AM
To date there haven't been any really compelling RISC-V processors from a performance perspective but it's looking like we could soon be crossing that threshold...

Windows' WSL2 Now Allows Localhost Access, Custom Kernels

Saturday 27th of July 2019 04:10:00 AM
Microsoft released a new Windows 10 Insiders Preview Build on Friday that offers up more Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL2) enhancements...

Binomial's Basis Universal To Super-Compress glTF Assets, WebGL Gets New Extensions

Friday 26th of July 2019 05:23:49 PM
With SIGGRAPH 2019 happening next week in LA, The Khronos Group has already kicked off the news cycle by making several announcements from forming a 3D Commerce Initiative Working Group to releasing new WebGL extensions to making use of Binomical's Basis Universal tech for better compression...

Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Performance On AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

Friday 26th of July 2019 01:02:49 PM
For those wondering how the performance compares of AMD's new Zen 2 processors between Windows 10 and Linux, here are our initial benchmarks across dozens of benchmarks for the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X on Windows 10 Pro 1903 against Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS.

Ubuntu 19.10 Development Continues With Latest GNOME Updates, ZFS, Optimizations

Friday 26th of July 2019 10:52:14 AM
Two months from today marks the beta and kernel freezes for the Ubuntu 19.10 release while in less than one month is already the feature freeze. Canonical developers and others within the Ubuntu community remain quite busy this summer working on this "Eoan Ermine" release and is of particular importance with next cycle being the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS swing...

Intel's LLVM-Based SYCL Compiler Continues Taking Shape

Friday 26th of July 2019 10:32:12 AM
While a bit quiet over the summer months and their Data Parallel C++ announcement was recently made, Intel's LLVM-based SYCL compiler continues maturing and picking up new features as the beta roll-out of oneAPI is expected in Q4...

NVIDIA Posts New OpenGL Extensions For Multi-GPU Rendering

Friday 26th of July 2019 10:12:52 AM
OpenGL is still evolving and days ahead of SIGGRAPH 2019, NVIDIA has published a set of new GL extensions for improving multi-GPU rendering...

Collabora Still Investing In "Zink" For OpenGL Over Vulkan, But Back To GL 2.1

Friday 26th of July 2019 06:00:02 AM
Zink is the year-old project implementing OpenGL over Vulkan using Mesa/Gallium3D infrastructure. While Zink had been making some good progress by developer Erik Faye-Lund of Collabora, he went back to rewriting some core pieces of Zink to address some design defects. In the process of this rewrite, Zink is currently back to OpenGL 2.1 era support over Vulkan...

X.Org's S3 Graphics Driver Sees First Release In Seven Years - Still Pre-1.0

Friday 26th of July 2019 04:00:17 AM
S3 Graphics drivers are still alive and well on Linux, well, sort of. On Thursday was the first new open-source xf86-video-s3 driver update in seven years...

SDL 2.0.10 Released With New APIs, Drops Mir In Favor Of Wayland

Thursday 25th of July 2019 11:11:41 PM
As the first Simple DirectMedia Layer release of 2019, SDL 2.0.10 has debuted today for this library that's widely used by cross-platform games including as part of the Steam run-time...

Sailfish OS 3.1 Released As Jolla's Biggest Update In A Year

Thursday 25th of July 2019 04:33:05 PM
Jolla has released Sailfish OS 3.1 "Seitseminen" as their Linux-based mobile operating system update and their biggest since shipping Sailfish OS 3 back in 2018...

XCP-ng 8.0 Hypervisor Released - Based On Xen 4.11, Embeds ZFS On Linux, Adds UEFI

Thursday 25th of July 2019 04:17:48 PM
XCP-ng, the enterprise-focused hypervisor based on Xen Server that offers a web UI for management, scalability optimizations, live migration support, and other community features, is up to version 8.0...

PHP 7.4 Reaches Feature Freeze, Beta 1 Released

Thursday 25th of July 2019 12:11:58 PM
After already having gone through three alpha releases, PHP 7.4 has reached its feature freeze and branching. As a result, the first PHP 7.4 beta is now available that will follow by multiple betas and release candidates while hopefully being released by the end of November...

Razer's Linux Laptop Plans Appear To Have Been Mothballed

Thursday 25th of July 2019 11:24:07 AM
Remember back in 2017 when Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan talked about plans for better Linux support for their high-end gaming laptops on Linux? More than two years later, they have yet to ship a Linux laptop nor make any other measurable improvements to their Linux support...

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KDE Frameworks 5.61, Applications 19.08 in FreeBSD

Recent releases were KDE Frameworks 5.61 and KDE Applications 19.08. These have both landed in the official FreeBSD ports tree, after Tobias did most of the work and I pushed the big red button. Your FreeBSD machine will need to be following current ports – not the quarterly release branches, since we don’t backport to those. All the modern bits have arrived, maintaining the KDE-FreeBSD team’s commitment to up-to-date software for the FreeBSD desktop. The one thing we’re currently lagging on is Qt 5.13. There’s a FreeBSD problem report tracking that update. Read more

Dev branch moving towards Qt 6

As you know, Qt 5.14 will be branched pretty soon. After that I would expect that most new development work would start to be aimed towards Qt 6. As it looks right now, 5.15 will be a smaller release where we polish what we have in 5.14, and prepare some things for Qt 6. To reflect that and help us all understand that the development focus is now towards Qt 6, I would like to propose that dev becomes the Qt 6 branch after we branched away 5.14 (and we merge wip/qt6 back into dev). We can then either create a 5.15 branch at the same time, or slightly later, once 5.14 has stabilised a bit more (e.g. after the beta or RC). Read more Also: Qt's Development Branch To Begin Forming Qt 6

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