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

6 hours 11 min ago
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

9 hours 30 min ago
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

10 hours 17 min ago
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

11 hours 44 min ago
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

12 hours 5 min ago
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

12 hours 26 min ago
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

12 hours 35 min ago
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...

GNU Binutils 2.33.1 Released With Support For Newer Arm Cortex CPUs, SVE2/TME/MVE

Saturday 12th of October 2019 04:32:17 PM
GNU Binutils 2.33 was tagged in Git two weeks ago but seemingly without any release announcement while now Binutils 2.33.1 has been released...

Red Hat's New Graphics Engineer Is A Longtime AMD/ATI Linux Developer

Saturday 12th of October 2019 02:45:09 PM
Red Hat had been looking to hire another experienced open-source graphics driver developer and for that their newest member on their growing open-source graphics team is a longtime AMD/ATI developer...

FreeBSD 12.1 Is Near With Libomp Finally In Base, LLD Linker By Default For i386

Saturday 12th of October 2019 12:56:07 PM
FreeBSD 12.1 is near with the first release candidate shipping this weekend. While a point release over the nearly one year old FreeBSD 12.0, it does come with some notable changes in tow...

Dav1d 0.5 Released With AVX2, SSSE3 & ARM64 Performance Improvements - Benchmarks

Saturday 12th of October 2019 11:31:21 AM
Friday marked the release of dav1d 0.5 as the newest version of this speedy open-source AV1 video decoder. With dav1d 0.5 are optimizations to help out SSSE3 most prominently but also AVX2 and ARM64 processors. Here are some initial benchmarks so far of this new dav1d video decoder on Linux...

XWayland Lands RandR/Vidmode Emulation For Better Game Handling

Saturday 12th of October 2019 11:13:54 AM
There is yet another significant improvement found for XWayland in the latest X.Org Server code that will hopefully see a long overdue release soon...

KDE Frameworks 6 Discussions Light Up With Qt 6.0 Coming Next Year

Saturday 12th of October 2019 10:48:50 AM
With The Qt Company working hard now on development around Qt 6, the KDE developers are beginning their early discussions over their path forward to adopting this next evolutionary tool-kit update...

xf86-video-amdgpu 19.1 Delivers A Batch Of Fixes

Saturday 12th of October 2019 10:04:58 AM
AMD has released a new version of their X.Org display driver...

X-Plane 11.50 Flight Simulator Bringing Vulkan Support

Saturday 12th of October 2019 04:09:51 AM
For years we have been looking forward to the realistic X-Plane flight simulator rendered by Vulkan as an alternative to their long-standing OpenGL render and with X-Plane 11.50 that is finally being made a reality...

Rspamd 2.0 Released For Advancing Free Software Spam Filtering

Friday 11th of October 2019 09:01:57 PM
Rspamd 2.0 has been released as the newest version of this leading open-source spam filtering software and it's coming with plenty of changes...

Tons Of The Intel Tiger Lake "Gen 12" Graphics Compiler Code Just Landed In Mesa 19.3

Friday 11th of October 2019 08:04:32 PM
A lot of the Tiger Lake "Gen 12" graphics compiler infrastructure changes to Mesa for Intel's open-source OpenGL and Vulkan Linux drivers were just merged into the Mesa 19.3 code-base...

KDE Plasma Mobile Is Beginning To Look Surprisingly Good

Friday 11th of October 2019 04:30:19 PM
The KDE Plasma Mobile team has begun publishing weekly reports on their development efforts for making KDE software more suitable for mobile devices as well as convergence and other efforts in common with KDE on the desktop...

Raspberry Pi 4's V3D Mesa Driver Nearing OpenGL ES 3.1

Friday 11th of October 2019 01:51:10 PM
Back during the summer Eric Anholt who had been the lead developer of Broadcom's VC4/V3D graphics driver stack most notably used by Raspberry Pi boards left the company to join Google. In his place, the Raspberry Pi Foundation is working with consulting firm Igalia to continue work on the DRM/KMS kernel driver and Gallium3D drivers for this open-source graphics driver support...

Intel Compute Runtime 19.40.14409 Adds "Early Support" Tiger Lake Support

Friday 11th of October 2019 01:00:00 PM
As written about a few days ago, Intel engineers added Gen12/Xe Tiger Lake support to their compute stack "NEO" for Linux users. That support has now made it into their latest weekly release of the Intel Compute Runtime...

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