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WASM3 v0.5 Released With Claims To Be The Fastest WebAssembly Interpreter

Thursday 3rd of June 2021 09:53:57 AM
WASM3 v0.5 has been released for this project that calls itself the fastest WebAssembly interpreter as well as the most universal WebAssembly run-time. WASM3 runs across all major operating systems and can also run on WebAssembly itself / self-hosting, run on MCUs, and run in other environments...

Dbus-Broker 29 Released, Says Goodbye To Some Older Kernel Support

Thursday 3rd of June 2021 04:00:00 AM
Dbus-Broker 29 was released on Wednesday as the latest version of this high-performance Linux message broker that retains compatibility with the original D-Bus implementation...

DXVK-NVAPI 0.3 Released For Being Able To Expose More Of NVIDIA's Public API Within Steam Play

Thursday 3rd of June 2021 12:14:30 AM
A new release is now available of DXVK-NVAPI, the currently separate portion from DXVK that provides an experimental implementation of NVIDIA's NVAPI for Direct3D 11 games using this public NVIDIA driver API...

Mesa 21.1.2 Released - RadeonSI Now Disables DFSM For Vega To Fix Performance Drop

Wednesday 2nd of June 2021 08:44:41 PM
Mesa 21.1.2 is out today as the latest bi-weekly point release for the latest stable Mesa 3D series...

Blender 2.93 LTS Released With Big Changes

Wednesday 2nd of June 2021 08:29:52 PM
Blender has introduced the Blender 2.93 LTS 3D creation suite as their last major milestone of the Blender 2.x series before moving to the next-generation 3D creation pipeline with Blender 3.0...

AMD Sends Out Linux Support Patches For "Yellow Carp" GPU

Wednesday 2nd of June 2021 05:20:54 PM
AMD Radeon open-source Linux graphics driver developers have sent out their initial support for the yet-to-be-released "Yellow Carp" RDNA graphics card...

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Linux Performance

Wednesday 2nd of June 2021 01:00:00 PM
NVIDIA this week at Computex Taipei announced the RTX 3070 Ti and RTX 3080 Ti while today the actual review embargo expires on the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti as this new flagship gaming graphics card. Here are our initial benchmarks of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti under Linux.

openSUSE Leap 15.3 Released - Built Using Same Binary Packages As SUSE Linux Enterprise

Wednesday 2nd of June 2021 12:51:32 PM
OpenSUSE Leap 15.3 is now officially available as this latest openSUSE Linux distribution release built using the same exact binary packages as SUSE Linux Enterprise...

Fosshost Enters Into Long-Term Partnership With Freenode

Wednesday 2nd of June 2021 11:12:17 AM
Along with various open-source projects leaving the Freenode IRC network following infighting/managerial changes at Freenode, Fosshost that provides web hosting services for many open-source projects also shifted from Freenode to Libera.Chat. But now this week, Fosshost announced they have entered into a long-term partnership with Freenode...

New + Updated Benchmarks For May 2021 - Now At 661 Tests, ~36d19h Average Total Runtime

Wednesday 2nd of June 2021 09:47:05 AM
On top of everything else going on in May ahead of Phoronix turning 17, there were several new benchmarks / test profiles added for the Phoronix Test Suite and OpenBenchmarking.org and numerous updates to existing test profiles...

Libinput 1.18 Released With Better Gesture Detection

Wednesday 2nd of June 2021 09:33:08 AM
Libinput as the input handling library commonly used these days by the Linux desktop both under X.Org and Wayland environments is out with version 1.18 as its newest feature release...

Intel Releases HAXM 7.7 For Open-Source, Cross-Platform Virtualization Engine

Wednesday 2nd of June 2021 09:19:00 AM
Besides Cloud-Hypervisor, another open-source virtualization hypervisor that continues to be developed by Intel is HAXM as the Hardware Accelerated Execution Manager...

AMD Continues Working On SmartShift Support For Linux

Wednesday 2nd of June 2021 12:35:40 AM
Announced last year by AMD was SmartShift Technology for laptops with both AMD CPUs and GPUs to allow dynamically shifting the power budget between the CPU/GPU depending upon the current workload. AMD promoted SmartShift as delivering up to 14% extra performance and now this technology is being worked on for their Linux driver...

Zink OpenGL-On-Vulkan Sees Reworked Shader Cache So It Actually Works

Tuesday 1st of June 2021 10:22:25 PM
Zink as Mesa's OpenGL implementation atop Vulkan continues seeing a lot of work particularly by Mike Blumenkrantz working under contract for Valve. The latest is a major rework to Zink's shader cache implementation so it will actually work as desired and in an optimal manner...

OBS Studio 27.0 Released With Undo/Redo, Wayland Support

Tuesday 1st of June 2021 05:23:08 PM
OBS Studio 27.0 is out as the latest major feature release to this cross-platform, open-source software for desktop screen recording and livestreaming...

GCC To No Longer Require Copyright Assignment To The Free Software Foundation

Tuesday 1st of June 2021 04:27:21 PM
In addition to the GCC 9.4 release today, the GCC Steering Committee announced today that they are dropping their long-running policy of requiring copyright assignment to the Free Software Foundation for all code contributions...

Firefox 89 Released With UI/UX Changes

Tuesday 1st of June 2021 01:32:18 PM
Mozilla is kicking off June by shipping Firefox 89.0 with their latest revisions to their user interface...

GCC 9.4 Compiler Released With 190+ Bug Fixes

Tuesday 1st of June 2021 01:16:37 PM
While GCC 11 is the latest stable compiler series for the GNU Compiler Collection, for those still making use of GCC 9 that initially debuted in 2019 there is a new point release this week...

Windows vs. Linux, 5.13 Kernel, FreeBSD 13, Other May Excitement

Tuesday 1st of June 2021 11:17:51 AM
Over the past month on Phoronix there was a lot of excitement by readers around the in-development Linux 5.13 kernel, Mesa advancements, notable new software releases like dav1d and Zstd 1.5, new hardware benchmarking around Xeon Scalable Ice Lake and AMD's latest wares, and more...

Raspberry Pi Announces RP2040 Chips For $1

Tuesday 1st of June 2021 10:10:39 AM
Earlier this year the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced the $4 Raspberry Pi Pico with RP2040 microcontroller for doing embedded development. Now that RP2040 chip is being sold for just $1 USD via their resellers for those wanting to build their own electronics with this Raspberry Pi silicon...

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Tiny i.MX8M Mini module also ships on dev kit with Digi XBee

Digi’s rugged “ConnectCore 8M Mini” module runs Linux or Android on an i.MX8M Mini with Digi TrustFence security, up to 2GB LPDDR4 and 8GB eMMC, and 802.11ac/Bluetooth 5.0. A dev kit offers mini-PCIe and Digi XBee expansion. Digi has launched a Digi ConnectCore 8M Mini module and development kit that feature NXP’s i.MX8M Mini and support for Digi XBee modules including cellular add-ons. The ConnectCore 8M Mini has the same 45 x 40 x 3.5mm dimensions as the i.MX8X based Digi ConnectCore 8X module from 2018. We missed a similarly sized, i.MX8M Nano based ConnectCore 8M Nano from 2019, which has many of the features of the ConnectCore 8M Mini but is limited to 1GB RAM instead of 2GB. Read more

Most Beautiful Linux Distributions

Today there is Linux distribution for every type of computer user present on this planet irrespective of their work. From a kid studying in school to a professional working in a multinational company, there is Linux distribution available for every user. Linux is an open-source operating system; developers worldwide use various open-source technologies to develop a new surprising fork of Linux. Everyone gets tired of looking at the same desktop every day; we need something refreshing at a fixed interval of time to keep ourselves fresh and focused on work. Especially if you’re working on Windows or Mac OS, you get tired of the same look and layout because they generally possess the same look and feel even after some major updates. Read more

Best OCR Apps for Linux

This article will cover a list of useful “Optical Character Recognition” software available for Linux. An optical character recognition (OCR) software attempts to detect text content of non-text files whose content cannot be selected or copied but can be viewed or read. For instance, an OCR software can identify text from images, PDF or other scanned documents in digital file formats using various algorithms and AI based solutions. These OCR software are especially useful for converting and preserving old documents as they can be used to identify text and create digital copies. Sometimes the identified text may not be 100% accurate but OCR software removes the need for manual edits to a great extent by extracting as much text as possible. Manual edits can be made later to improve accuracy further and create one-to-one replicas. Most OCR software can extract text into separate files, though some also support superimposing a hidden text layer on original files. Superimposed text allows you to read content in original print and format but also allows you to select and copy text. This technique is specially used to digitize old documents into PDF format. Read more

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