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Red Hat Has Been Working On New NVFS File-System

Tuesday 15th of September 2020 06:55:56 PM
Yet another new file-system being worked on for the Linux/open-source world is NVFS and has been spearheaded by a Red Hat engineer...

Unvanquished Game, Assets Are Now Fully Open-Source Compliant

Tuesday 15th of September 2020 04:40:27 PM
Unvanquished was one of the most promising open-source game projects nearly a decade ago with its "Daemon" engine but since abandoning their monthly alpha release regiment and their beta/stable releases never materializing either, it's been relatively quiet the past few years. But their developers have been persisting and today they are announcing that following a three-year cleanup the game is fully free/open-source including all assets under applicable licenses...

OpenJDK 15 Reaches GA With Garbage Collector Promotions, Tossing Out Solaris + SPARC

Tuesday 15th of September 2020 04:07:25 PM
OpenJDK 15 is out today as the latest general availability release for this open-source Java implementation...

IBM Contributing A2O Processor Core To OpenPOWER Community

Tuesday 15th of September 2020 03:04:43 PM
IBM announced today at the OpenPOWER Summit 2020 that they are contributing the A2O POWER processor core and Open Cognitive Environment to the OpenPOWER community...

Vulkan Present Timing Extension With Aim To Avoid Stuttering

Tuesday 15th of September 2020 02:46:32 PM
The Vulkan System Integration working group has decided to publish their work-in-progress extension on VK_EXT_present_timing as their effort to expose the presentation engine's display details and better allow scheduling a present to happen at a specific time...

Intel Graphics Compiler 1.0.4944 Brings Many Minor Optimizations

Tuesday 15th of September 2020 01:48:23 PM
The Intel Graphics Compiler (IGC) that is used by their Linux OpenCL/Level-Zero compute stack as well as now being used by their Windows graphics driver and potentially their Linux OpenGL/Vulkan drivers in the future is out with a new release...

Lightworks Software Now Independent Of EditShare

Tuesday 15th of September 2020 10:57:32 AM
For just over a decade the Lightworks high-end, cross-platform video editing software has been owned by EditShare after it was acquired from Gee Broadcast. Now though LWKS Software Ltd has been established and acquired this video editing software from EditShare...

Intel Graphics Driver Patches Revived For Per-Client Engine Activity

Tuesday 15th of September 2020 10:36:56 AM
One of the interesting Intel Linux graphics driver patches to be sent out last year were for per-client engine reporting to allow on a per-application/process basis to see how the GPU's render/blitter/video engines were being utilized...

Fedora 34 Change To Further Compress Install Media Rejected Due To Install Time Concerns

Tuesday 15th of September 2020 04:05:54 AM
The plans to shrink the Fedora install media by ramping up the compression settings were rejected at last week's Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee meeting...

Linux 5.9 Dropping Soft Scrollback Support From FB + VGA Console Code

Tuesday 15th of September 2020 12:46:06 AM
Linus Torvalds has decided to do away with the "soft scrollback" functionality found in the FBCON and VGACON kernel code as a sign of the times...

AMD Shows First Glimpse Of Radeon RX 6000 Series Graphics Card

Monday 14th of September 2020 09:44:20 PM
Ahead of the RDNA 2 / Navi 2 reveal on October 28, AMD has shown off the first official render of a Radeon RX 6000 series graphics card...

GNOME DMA-BUF Screencasting Now Limited To Intel Drivers Due To Bugs Elsewhere

Monday 14th of September 2020 09:31:13 PM
Prior to tagging Mutter 3.38 for this week's GNOME 3.38 desktop release there was a last-minute change around the DMA-BUF screencasting feature...

"Microsoft Wants To Create A Complete Virtualization Stack With Linux"

Monday 14th of September 2020 07:28:38 PM
Microsoft engineers are sending out new kernel patches in looking to expand the Linux support around the Microsoft Hypervisor (Hyper-V)...

Radeon GPU Profiler 1.8 Released With Redesigned Developer Panel

Monday 14th of September 2020 05:41:40 PM
AMD today released a new version of their Radeon GPU Profiler utility for Linux and Windows systems for profiling games/applications on Radeon graphics hardware under both Linux and Windows...

Mesa 20.3 + Linux 5.9 Is In Great Shape Against AMDVLK, AMDGPU-PRO

Monday 14th of September 2020 02:48:00 PM
The Mesa Radeon Vulkan driver "RADV" with its ACO back-end by default is now winning nearly across the board against not only AMD's AMDVLK Vulkan driver with LLVM back-end but also AMDGPU-PRO with the proprietary shader compiler back-end.

Linux 5.10 To Bring Some Improvements For Newer Lenovo Laptops

Monday 14th of September 2020 11:09:09 AM
With Lenovo working to expand their Linux line-up and already Fedora being offered on the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8, more Linux support improvements are on the way...

AMDVLK 2020.Q3.5 Vulkan Driver Released With Several Game Fixes

Monday 14th of September 2020 10:45:10 AM
AMD has kicked off the new week with the release of AMDVLK 2020.Q3.5 as their official open-source Radeon Vulkan driver for Linux systems derived in part from the same sources as their Windows Vulkan driver...

FuryBSD 2020-Q3 Released For This Xfce/KDE FreeBSD Desktop Distribution

Monday 14th of September 2020 10:27:25 AM
FuryBSD 2020-Q3 is out as the newest quarterly feature release to this BSD distribution built atop FreeBSD and focused on providing a pleasant desktop experience and one that can function as a LiveDVD for trying out the desktop BSD without installation...

Qbs 1.17 Released With This Build System Still Alive

Monday 14th of September 2020 10:09:25 AM
Back in late 2018 there was the decision by The Qt Company to deprecate Qbs in favor of CMake. The Qbs build system hasn't been actively worked on by The Qt Company in one year but some community members have been still hacking on it leading to today's Qbs 1.17 release...

Linux 5.9-rc5 Looks Fairly Normal Aside From Wildfires + Performance Regression

Monday 14th of September 2020 12:31:46 AM
Linus Torvalds announced Linux 5.9-rc5 this evening as the newest weekly test release of the forthcoming Linux 5.9 kernel gearing up for a stable release in October...