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GCC 10 Lands Support For Intel Tiger Lake's AVX-512 VP2INTERSECT

Wednesday 26th of June 2019 11:15:02 AM
Similar to the recent LLVM compiler work, the in-development GCC 10 compiler also now has support for the AVX-512 VP2INTERSECT instructions being introduced on Intel Tiger Lake CPUs...

Fedora's AAC Support Finally Seeing Audio Quality Improvements

Wednesday 26th of June 2019 11:09:35 AM
Fedora's version of the FDK-AAC library that they began shipping in 2017 to finally provide AAC audio support strips out what was patented encumbered functionality. But that gutting of the code did cause some problems like audio playback glitches that are now being addressed...

MSM DRM Adding Snapdragon 835 / Adreno 540 Support In Linux 5.3

Wednesday 26th of June 2019 10:57:20 AM
Freedreno founder Rob Clark, who is now employed by Google to work on open-source graphics, has sent in the batch of MSM Direct Rendering Manager driver changes to DRM-Next ahead of the Linux 5.3 kernel cycle...

AMD Releases Firmware Update To Address SEV Vulnerability

Wednesday 26th of June 2019 01:50:48 AM
A new security vulnerability has been made public over AMD's Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV) having insecure cryptographic implementations. Fortunately, this AMD SEV issue is addressed by a firmware update...

Google Developers Are Looking At Creating A New libc For LLVM

Tuesday 25th of June 2019 08:43:46 PM
As part of Google's consolidating their different toolchains around LLVM, they are exploring the possibility of writing a new C library "libc" implementation...

Benchmarking The Experimental Bcachefs File-System Against Btrfs, EXT4, F2FS, XFS & ZFS

Tuesday 25th of June 2019 05:08:06 PM
With Bcachefs core development being done and the possibility of this file-system being mainlined soon, here are some fresh benchmarks of this file-system compared to Btrfs, EXT4, F2FS, XFS, and ZFS On Linux.

Ubuntu Has Started Work On A New Desktop Snap Store

Tuesday 25th of June 2019 02:50:00 PM
Ubuntu's software stores / software centers have gone through several revisions over the years and now a new Snap Store is in development...

TUXEDO Computers Is The Latest Linux PC Vendor Eyeing Coreboot

Tuesday 25th of June 2019 01:32:59 PM
With Linux PC vendors System76 and Purism among those embracing Coreboot for freeing more of the system and appealing to open-source enthusiasts, Linux PC vendor TUXEDO from Germany is also eyeing a similar move...

Mesa 19.1.1 Released - Led By RADV & Intel Driver Fixes

Tuesday 25th of June 2019 11:30:25 AM
Mesa 19.1.1 is out as the first point release to this quarter's Mesa 19.1 series that was christened earlier this month...

Fedora 31 Looking At No Longer Building i686 Linux Kernel Packages

Tuesday 25th of June 2019 10:00:00 AM
Not to be confused with Ubuntu's varying stance on dropping 32-bit packages beginning with their next release later this year, Fedora 31 now has a proposal pending to discontinue their i686 kernel builds but they will still be keeping with their 32-bit packaging...

Intel UMWAIT Support Queued For Linux 5.3 - New Feature For Tremont Cores

Tuesday 25th of June 2019 09:13:52 AM
Adding to the growing list of features for the upcoming Linux 5.3 kernel is now Intel UMWAIT support for better power-savings...

Mesa 19.0.7 Now Available As The Last Of The Series

Tuesday 25th of June 2019 08:23:47 AM
Mesa 19.0.7 was released on Monday as the last Mesa 19.0 stable release, ending this quarterly update series from Q1...

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