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Cling C++ Interpreter Looking To Upstream More Code Into LLVM

Saturday 11th of July 2020 04:01:48 AM
Not to be confused with Clang as the well known C/C++ compiler front-end for the LLVM compiler, Cling is a separate project as an interactive, JIT-based C++ interpreter. Cling has been in development for years and at least partially is looking to upstream where possible back into LLVM...

Linux Might Pursue x86_64 Micro-Architecture Feature Levels

Friday 10th of July 2020 08:16:58 PM
Stemming from the recent GNU glibc work on better handling modern CPU optimizations with newer instruction set extensions across Intel and AMD product families, the concept of x86-64 micro-architecture feature levels is being talked about by open-source/Linux developers...

NVMe ZNS Support Coming To Linux 5.9

Friday 10th of July 2020 04:16:02 PM
Landing in the block subsystem's "-next" tree today is ZNS support for NVMe drives...

AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT vs. Intel Core i9 10900K Linux Gaming Performance

Friday 10th of July 2020 01:30:00 PM
Following the 130+ benchmarks of the AMD Ryzen 3000XT series earlier in the week looking at the CPU/system performance on Ubuntu Linux, here is our first look at the Linux gaming performance with putting the Ryzen 9 3900XT up head-to-head against the Intel Core i9 10900K.

GCC 11 Compiler Lands Intel Sapphire Rapids + Alder Lake Support

Friday 10th of July 2020 11:34:20 AM
Landing in the GNU Compiler Collection 11 (GCC 11) codebase this morning is the Sapphire Rapids and Alder Lake enablement...

Intel Media Driver Q2-2020 Ships With Better Tiger Lake Support

Friday 10th of July 2020 11:17:21 AM
Intel has shipped its second quarter open-source Media Driver release that provides accelerated video encoding/decoding capabilities on Linux systems...

More Accurate Load Tracking Being Worked On For the ACPI CPPC CPUFreq Driver

Friday 10th of July 2020 11:04:16 AM
The ACPI CPPC (Collaborative Processor Performance Control) Linux CPUFreq driver continues to be improved upon...

Wayland-Info Spun From Weston Code For Offering Wayland Helper Tool

Friday 10th of July 2020 07:12:22 AM
Wayland's Weston compositor has provided a weston-info utility to display information on supported Wayland extensions and versioning along with other details of the Wayland compositor environment. That utility is now being spun out as wayland-info as a Wayland compositor-agnostic utility for displaying this information...

Corsair Commander Pro Driver On-Deck For Linux 5.9 Kernel

Friday 10th of July 2020 04:06:25 AM
For those looking for an RGB lighting and fan speed controller system that works under Linux, the Corsair Commander PRO is slated to see support with the upcoming Linux 5.9 kernel cycle...

Intel Gen12/Xe Graphics Have AV1 Accelerated Decode - Linux Support Lands

Thursday 9th of July 2020 10:28:09 PM
On top of Intel Gen12/Xe Graphics bringing other media engine improvements and much better 3D graphics support, another exciting element of the next-generation Intel graphics is now confirmed: GPU-accelerated AV1 video decoding!..

Linux Developers May Discuss Allowing Rust Code Within The Kernel

Thursday 9th of July 2020 08:45:49 PM
A Google engineer is looking to discuss at this year's Linux Plumbers Conference the possibility of allowing in-tree Rust language support...

Progress Being Made On OpenCL+OpenGL Over Direct3D 12

Thursday 9th of July 2020 07:31:54 PM
There is an update on the porting effort led by Collabora and Microsoft for layering OpenCL and OpenGL on top of Direct3D 12...

Phoronix Test Suite 9.8 Released For Open-Source Benchmarking, New Docker Benchmarking Image

Thursday 9th of July 2020 05:37:05 PM
Phoronix Test Suite 9.8 is available today as the latest quarterly stable feature release to our open-source, cross-platform benchmarking software.

NVIDIA 450.57 Linux Driver Released With Image Sharpening Option, NGX Library

Thursday 9th of July 2020 01:45:36 PM
Following a NVIDIA 450 Linux beta with the CUDA 11.0-rc in early June and the more formal NVIDIA 450.51 Linux beta later in June, NVIDIA has now promoted the 450 Linux driver series to stable with today's release of the 450.57 driver build...

systemd 246-RC1 Released

Thursday 9th of July 2020 01:29:08 PM
The first release candidate of the forthcoming systemd 246 is now available for testing...

KDE Seeing Fresh Improvements For HiDPI Support

Thursday 9th of July 2020 01:18:34 PM
It took the GNOME/Ubuntu side until Canonical developer Daniel van Vugt picked up a 4K display with Intel graphics for various 4K/Intel graphics optimizations to be discovered and continue to be addressed for the GNOME desktop. Now on the KDE side, well known contributor Nate Graham recently picked up a new laptop with HiDPI display and there he has been working to resolve a number of lingering high DPI issues on the KDE front...

LibreOffice Might Delay Its "Personal Edition" Branding Or Change To "Community Edition"

Thursday 9th of July 2020 11:06:00 AM
In response to the largely critical feedback of LibreOffice 7.0-RC1's branding as "Personal Edition" for the standard version of this open-source office suite, the branding is being reconsidered to either delay it until LibreOffice 7.1 or potentially relabel it as the "Community Edition" version...

GCC Compiler Lands Mitigation For Arm's Straight Line Speculation Vulnerability

Thursday 9th of July 2020 10:38:04 AM
It took a month after Arm disclosed the CPU "SLS" vulnerability and when the LLVM compiler landed their initial mitigation, but the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) now has mitigations as well for this Straight Line Speculation vulnerability...

OpenSUSE Leap 15.2 Hops Onto The Microsoft Store For WSL/WSL2

Thursday 9th of July 2020 10:12:02 AM
Following last week's release of openSUSE Leap 15.2, this latest community, SUSE-backed Linux distribution release is now available via the Microsoft Store...

A Microsoft Addition For systemd 246 Exposes Host OS Information To Containers

Thursday 9th of July 2020 07:02:14 AM
There is a last minute change from a Microsoft engineer to the upcoming systemd 246 that is now undergoing release preparations...