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Python 3.8 Released With Assignment Expressions, Runtime Audit Hooks

7 hours 29 min ago
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

8 hours 24 min ago
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

10 hours 12 min ago
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...

Debian 11 To Further Deprecate IPTables In Favor Of Nftables Plus Promoting Firewalld

12 hours 1 min ago
Debian 10 "Buster" already is making use of IPTables' Netfilter back-end by default in their path to deprecate IPTables while for Debian 11 the deprecation will continue further...

Sony Pushes More AMD Jaguar Optimizations To Upstream LLVM 10 Compiler

13 hours 5 min ago
Sony engineers working on the PlayStation compiler toolchain continue upstreaming various improvements to the LLVM source tree for helping the AMD APUs powering their latest game console...

Google USB-C Titan Security Keys Begin Shipping Tomorrow

14 hours 1 min ago
Google announced their new USB-C Titan Security Key will begin shipping tomorrow for offering two-factor authentication support with not only Android devices but all the major operating systems as well...

ASRock Rack EPYCD8 Series Make For Great Value AMD EPYC Motherboards With Rome Support

15 hours 47 min ago
For those that have been interested in AMD's EPYC 7002 "Rome" processors for your own server build, more 7002 series supported motherboards have been hitting Internet stores in recent weeks. If you are looking for one of the lower-cost motherboards, ASRock Rack's EPYCD8 motherboards have been refined with 7001/7002 series processor support.

LLVM "Stack Clash" Compiler Protection Is Under Review

18 hours 54 min ago
Two years after the "Stack Clash" vulnerability came to light, the LLVM compiler is working on adding protection against it similar to the GCC compiler mitigation...

SHADERed 1.2.3 Released With Support For 3D Textures & Audio Shaders

19 hours 24 min ago
SHADERed is the open-source, cross-platform project for creating and testing HLSL/GLSL shaders. While a version number of 1.2.3 may not seem like a big update, some notable additions can be found within this new SHADERed release...

POCL 1.4 Released For Advancing OpenCL On CPUs - Now Supports LLVM 9.0

19 hours 35 min ago
Version 1.4 has been released of POCL, the "Portable Computing Language" implementation that allows for a portable OpenCL implementation to be executed on CPUs as well as optionally targeting other accelerators via HSA or even CUDA devices...

Vulkan 1.1.125 Released With SPIR-V 1.4 Support

19 hours 46 min ago
Succeeding Vulkan 1.1.124 one week later is now Vulkan 1.1.125 with a lone new extension...

Intel Firmware Binaries Land For AX200/AX201 Bluetooth Linux Support

23 hours 7 min ago
With devices beginning to hit store shelves using the new Intel WiFi 6 AX200 series chipsets, the firmware binaries have landed in linux-firmware.git for rounding out support for these latest WiFi/Bluetooth adapters...

Linux 5.4-rc3 Released Ahead Of Official Kernel Debut In November

Monday 14th of October 2019 12:28:02 AM
Linus Torvalds has just issued the third weekly release candidate of the forthcoming Linux 5.4 kernel that should debut as stable before the end of November...

Ubuntu 19.10 Provides Good Out-Of-The-Box Support For The Dell XPS 7390 Icelake Laptop

Sunday 13th of October 2019 05:05:05 PM
For those not following on Twitter, recently I picked up one of the new Dell XPS 7390 laptops for finally being able to deliver Linux benchmarks from Intel Ice Lake! Yes, it's real and running under Linux! For those eyeing the Dell XPS 7390 with this being the first prominent laptop with Ice Lake, here is a brief look at the initial experience with using Ubuntu 19.10.

WireGuard 0.0.20191012 Released With Latest Fixes

Sunday 13th of October 2019 01:46:49 PM
WireGuard is still working on transitioning to the Linux kernel's existing crypto API as a faster approach to finally make it into the mainline kernel, but for those using the out-of-tree WireGuard secure VPN tunnel support, a new development release is available...

OpenSUSE's OBS Can Now Spin Windows Subsystem for Linux Images

Sunday 13th of October 2019 12:59:28 PM
The openSUSE's Open Build Service (OBS) has been picking up the ability to build Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) images for those wishing to craft their own WSL distribution or just rebuild openSUSE from source as a reproducible/verifiable build...

Vulkan To Better Handle Variable Rate Displays / Adaptive-Sync In The Future

Sunday 13th of October 2019 11:32:54 AM
While longtime X11 developer Keith Packard is now working for SiFive on RISC-V processors by day, he's still involved in the Linux graphics world through his contract work for Valve. At the XDC2019 conference earlier this month he presented on display timing, the current Linux plumbing for it, and also bringing up Vulkan will better support variable rate displays in the future...

GNOME's Mutter 3.35.1 Fixes The Night Light Mode On Wayland

Sunday 13th of October 2019 11:11:19 AM
With many of the prominent fixes that we've talked about for GNOME Shell and Mutter since last month's 3.34 release having been back-ported to 3.34.1, this weekend's release of GNOME Shell 3.35.1 and Mutter 3.35.1 as the first steps towards GNOME 3.36 aren't all that big. But at least in the case of this new Mutter development release are some worthwhile fixes...

Godot's Vulkan Renderer Is Getting Into Increasingly Good Shape

Sunday 13th of October 2019 10:50:26 AM
Lead developer of the open-source Godot 2D/3D game engine Juan Linietsky has continued working daily on the engine's Vulkan renderer ahead of Godot 4.0...

KDE Plasma 5.17 Seeing Last Minute Bug Fixing

Sunday 13th of October 2019 10:41:19 AM
With KDE Plasma 5.17 releasing soon, it's been seeing a lot of last minute fixes while feature activity is also brewing around Plasma 5.18...