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GNOME Shell + Mutter Begin Landing Graphene Integration

2 hours 9 min ago
In the newest development code of GNOME Shell and Mutter for GNOME 3.36, Graphene integration has begun to replace some elements of Clutter...

A Vast Majority Of Linux's Input Improvements Are Developed By One Individual

3 hours 28 min ago
While there is an ever increasing number of open-source developers focusing on the Linux graphics stack with the GPU drivers and related infrastructure, it's quite a different story when it comes to the Linux input side. It's basically one developer that has been working on the Linux input improvements for the past number of years...

Google Ejects Open-Source WireGuard From Android Play Store Over Donation Link In App

3 hours 55 min ago
Apparently Google doesn't appreciate donation links/buttons within programs found on the Google Play Store even when it's one of the main sources of revenue for open-source programs. WireGuard has been reportedly dropped over this according to WireGuard lead developer Jason Donenfeld...

LLVM Clang RISC-V Now Supports LTO

4 hours 46 min ago
With the recent release of LLVM 9.0 the RISC-V back-end was promoted from an experimental CPU back-end to being made "official" for this royalty-free CPU ISA. Work though isn't over on the LLVM RISC-V support with new features continuing to land, like link-time optimizations (LTO) most recently being enabled within the Clang 10 code...

Khronos Opens Door For Allowing More Open-Source Drivers To Reach Conformance Status

Wednesday 16th of October 2019 05:45:11 AM
Khronos president Neil Trevett was at this month's XDC2019 conference in Montreal and he clarified their position on accepting conformance submissions by the open-source drivers...

TURNIP Vulkan Driver Gets MSAA Working

Wednesday 16th of October 2019 04:03:38 AM
Mesa's TURNIP Vulkan driver that provides open-source Vulkan API support for Qualcomm Adreno hardware in recent weeks has been back to seeing new activity and this week more useful contributions are being made...

New "FUSE2" Kernel Driver Being Experimented With For File-Systems In User-Space

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 11:04:32 PM
Longtime FUSE developer Miklos Szeredi of Red Hat has been working on a new "FUSE2" FUSE kernel driver for implementing file-systems in user-space...

Highly Threaded Linux Software Running Under CFS Quotas See Big Performance Fix

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 06:00:00 PM
Thanks to a Linux kernel fix that is likely to be back-ported to the various stable series, highly threaded software running under CFS quotas for enforcing CPU limits are about to be much faster. At least in a synthetic test case, the kernel fix yields a 30x improvement in performance...

xf86-video-ati 19.1 Released With Crash & Hang Fixes

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 04:52:00 PM
A few days after the xf86-video-amdgpu 19.1 release, xf86-video-ati 19.1 is out as the newest X.Org driver release for older ATI/AMD graphics processors...

Windows 10 vs. Linux OpenGL/Vulkan Driver Performance With Intel Icelake Iris Plus Graphics

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 03:00:00 PM
With picking up the Dell XPS 7390 with Intel Core i7-1065G7 for being able to deliver timely benchmarks from Intel's long-awaited 10nm+ Icelake generation, one of the first areas we have been testing is the Iris Plus "Gen 11" graphics performance. In this article are our initial Windows 10 vs. Linux graphics performance numbers for Ice Lake.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Coming To Linux On 5 November

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 01:20:31 PM
Feral Interactive revealed today that Shadow of the Tomb Raider will be released for Linux on 5 November...

KDE Plasma 5.17 Released With Wayland Improvements, Better HiDPI

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 01:16:18 PM
Plasma 5.17.0 is out as the newest desktop feature release from the KDE project...

Ubuntu's ZFS Trajectory Is Going From Exciting To Even More Exciting

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 10:50:17 AM
While it is already exciting to have the Ubuntu 19.10 desktop easily support installations to a root ZFS file-system, moving ahead with their original Zsys effort it should be even more exciting for Ubuntu storage possibilities on both the desktop and server...

Red Hat Developers Eyeing CPU Thermal Management Improvements For Fedora 32

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 08:50:00 AM
Several Red Hat developers are looking at improving the CPU thermal management capabilities for Fedora Workstation 32 and in turn possibly helping Intel CPUs reach better performance...

Linux Graphics Drivers Could Have User-Space API Changes More Strictly Evaluated

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 07:32:45 AM
User-space API additions and changes (granted, no ABI breakage permitted for the mainline Linux kernel) to Linux Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) drivers is done fairly easily by their developers and possibly without enough thought. Linux DRM subsystem co-maintainer David Airlie has issued a proposal that would make user-space API alterations more strictly reviewed...

LLVM Plans To Switch From Its SVN To Git Workflow Next Week

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 05:05:52 AM
LLVM developers had been planning to transition to the Git revision control system in place of SVN by the time of their developer meeting in October. It looks like that goal will be realized on the same-day as kicking off that annual developer meeting...

Project Trident Switching From TrueOS/FreeBSD Distribution To Basing On Void Linux

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 04:00:01 AM
Project Trident has been one of the lesser known BSD distributions derived from TrueOS (formerly PC-BSD) and making use of the FreeBSD package set. But moving forward the distribution is looking to reinvent itself as a derivative of Void Linux...

Python 3.8 Released With Assignment Expressions, Runtime Audit Hooks

Monday 14th of October 2019 10:54:28 PM
Python 3.8.0 is out today as the latest major release for this popular programming language...

Intel Linux Graphics Driver Adds Bits For Jasper Lake PCH

Monday 14th of October 2019 10:00:00 PM
Details are still light on Jasper Lake, but volleyed onto the public mailing list today was the initial support for the Jasper Lake PCH within the open-source Linux graphics driver side...

PyPy 7.2 Released With Full 64-bit AArch64 Support, PyPy 3.6 Beyond Beta

Monday 14th of October 2019 08:11:41 PM
PyPy 7.2 is out today as a big update for this alternative Python implementation that currently provides interpreters for compatibility with Python 2.7 and Python 3.6...