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LLVM's New "f18" Fortran Compiler Sub-Project Likely To Be Called... Fortran

Tuesday 30th of April 2019 12:14:35 PM
The LLVM Foundation recently accepted the f18 Fortran compiler as a new LLVM sub-project so this hugely popular compiler stack will finally have first-rate Fortran language support...

Ubuntu 19.10 Development Opens With Plans For GCC 9, Glibc 2.30

Tuesday 30th of April 2019 11:37:16 AM
With Ubuntu 19.04 having sailed and looking in good shape by the bug counts, Ubuntu 19.10, the Eoan [EANIMAL] release, is proceeding and open for development...

Qt 5.13 Will Still Try To Ship In May

Tuesday 30th of April 2019 11:21:43 AM
The third beta of the Qt 5.13 tool-kit is now available for testing as the developers try to get this update ready to ship as stable in May...

OpenZFS / ZFS On Linux Is Introducing A Code of Conduct To Encourage New Contributors

Tuesday 30th of April 2019 10:59:03 AM
In addition to squaring up the massive ZFS On Linux 0.8 milestone and helping with bringing ZFS On Linux to FreeBSD, the OpenZFS / ZFS On Linux team is also assembling a Code of Conduct...

Mesa 19.1 Flipping On Fast Color Clears For Intel Gen 11 Graphics

Tuesday 30th of April 2019 04:15:58 AM
While it's looking like we are months out from seeing Intel "Gen 11" graphics in any Icelake parts and the Iris Gallium3D driver should be the default driver before year's end, the current "i965" Mesa driver has enabled fast color clears support for these next-generation graphics processors...

Strange Brigade Is Running Well On Linux Via Steam Play - Benchmarks With 22 NVIDIA/AMD Graphics Cards

Monday 29th of April 2019 09:40:00 PM
Strange Brigade is a third-person shooter game released last August for Microsoft Windows and game consoles. This game is powered by Rebellion Developments' Asura Engine and while there is no native Linux port, is running well on Linux via Steam Play. Here are benchmarks with twenty-two different graphics cards looking at the current performance on Ubuntu Linux.

Intel Is Looking For Feedback On Their Open-Source OpenCL Linux Driver Support

Monday 29th of April 2019 08:44:30 PM
In addition to investing in their new "Iris" Gallium3D OpenGL driver and continuing to mature their "ANV" Vulkan driver, they do continue bolstering their OpenCL "NEO" open-source Linux driver that doesn't receive as much attention by the community but is beginning to appear within Linux distribution repositories as the successor to their earlier "Beignet" OpenCL driver...

OpenBLAS 0.3.6 Boosts AMD Zen Performance For GEMM, Other CPU Optimizations

Monday 29th of April 2019 07:24:08 PM
A new release of OpenBLAS is now available, the widely-used open-source BLAS implementation for optimized linear algebra kernels. With OpenBLAS 0.3.6, work has continued on maximizing the BLAS performance for a variety of CPU architectures...

Linux 5.2 Will Be A Huge Release: EXT4 Case Insensitive, NVIDIA AltMode, Fieldbus + More

Monday 29th of April 2019 05:00:00 PM
Assuming Linux 5.1 manages to ship next weekend, the Linux 5.2 merge window will immediately kick off following that release. In our close monitoring of the different development branches in recent weeks, the Linux 5.2 kernel is shaping up to be an outright massive release...

Purism's PureBoot Advancing, Closer To Shipping With Their New Laptops

Monday 29th of April 2019 04:47:07 PM
Announced earlier this year was Purism PureBoot for the company's bundle of safeguards for protecting a user's boot process by having Intel ME disabled, Coreboot in place of a proprietary system BIOS, a USB Librem Key as their security token, and other mechanisms for securing the boot process and preventing theft/rootkits/security risks...

Fedora 30 Is Performing Great - Intel Core i9 & AMD Threadripper Benchmarks

Monday 29th of April 2019 03:31:25 PM
As the first of our benchmarks for Fedora 30 that is set to be released on Tuesday, here are some benchmarks comparing Fedora 29, Fedora 29 with current updates, and Fedora 30 on Intel Core i9 7980XE and AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX HEDT platforms. Fedora 30 benchmarks on other systems are coming as well.

Mesa Is About To Crack 2.7 Million Lines

Monday 29th of April 2019 01:45:32 PM
With Mesa 19.1 due to see its code branched this week and that marks the start of the feature freeze and release dance ahead of the official debut in late May, here are some development stats for the current state of the Mesa3D code-base...

AMD Rolls Out Gold Edition Ryzen & Radeon VII Products For 50th Anniversary

Monday 29th of April 2019 01:27:18 PM
Confirming recent leaks, AMD today announced the Ryzen 7 2700X Gold Edition and Radeon VII Gold Edition products in marking the 50th anniversary of Advanced Micro Devices...

Intel Continues Working On Their SYCL Compiler For Upstreaming To LLVM

Monday 29th of April 2019 12:16:33 PM
Back in January Intel made available their new open-source, LLVM-based SYCL compiler that they are looking to contribute to upstream LLVM. Their SYCL compiler will be used for single-source programming to target the company's growing diverse range of devices and is part of their new "oneAPI" initiative. The SYCL support isn't yet in upstream LLVM, but they are making progress while continuing to evolve the code...

FreeBSD "Package Base" Is Now Ready For Testing - More Conveniently Update FreeBSD

Monday 29th of April 2019 11:56:03 AM
The developers at iX Systems continue to be on a roll this spring. Just days after announcing their new FreeBSD images built with "ZFS On Linux" for testing as the new FreeBSD ZFS implementation, this weekend they announced their new FreeBSD "pkgbase" images are now available for testing...

Apache Software Foundation Pairs Up With GitHub For Its Git Infrastructure

Monday 29th of April 2019 11:42:16 AM
The Apache Software Foundation has moved its 350+ open-source projects onto GitHub for its Git hosting infrastructure...