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DXVK 1.3.1 Brings Logging Improvements, GPU Load Monitoring In The HUD

5 hours 47 min ago
Just one week after releasing DXVK 1.3, lead developer Philip Rebohle has released DXVK 1.3.1 with a few more features plus a number of bug fixes -- including performance work...

GNOME Shell + Mutter 3.33.4 Released

8 hours 4 min ago
Florian Müllner released new development versions of GNOME Shell and Mutter today for this week's GNOME 3.33.4 development milestone...

Systemd Introduces A New & Practical Service For Dealing With PStore

13 hours 22 min ago
Adding to the list of new features for systemd 243 is another last-minute addition to this growing init system... Systemd picked up a new service and while some may view it as bloat, should be quite practical at least for those encountering kernel crashes from time to time...

RadeonSI Gallium3D Driver Adds Navi Wave32 Support

17 hours 32 min ago
One of the new features to the RDNA architecture with Navi is support for single cycle issue Wave32 execution on SIMD32. Up to now the RadeonSI code was using just Wave64 but now there is support in this AMD open-source Linux OpenGL driver for Wave32...

The Arm SoC/Platform Changes Finally Sent In For Linux 5.3: Jetson Nano, New SoCs

18 hours 34 min ago
The Arm SoC/platform changes arrived a bit late to the Linux 5.3 merge window ending this weekend. The Arm SoC/platform changes were only sent in on Friday night but include Librem 5 Developer Kit support in terms of the DeviceTree bits as well as improving the NVIDIA Jetson Nano support and various other SoC/platform additions...

NFS Changes On Linux 5.3 Will Allow Clients To Use New "nconnect" Mount Option

20 hours 2 min ago
Sent out on Thursday were the NFS client updates for the Linux 5.3 kernel merge window. This time around are a few interesting changes...

Weston 7.0 Reaches Alpha With PipeWire, HDCP, EGL Partial Updates & Mores

Saturday 20th of July 2019 06:25:11 AM
Wayland release manager Simon Ser announced the alpha release of the Weston 7.0 reference compositor on Friday that also marks the feature freeze for this Wayland compositor update...

Intel / Clear Linux Is Looking For Your Feedback On Your Linux Development Workflow

Saturday 20th of July 2019 04:06:15 AM
Intel's Clear Linux crew has launched a twelve-question survey seeking feedback on your Linux usage though the survey slightly caters towards developers. While the survey is being put out by Intel's performance-oriented Linux distribution, users of any Linux platform are encouraged to participate...

Pango 1.44 Is Coming Thanks To The Revival By GNOME Developers

Friday 19th of July 2019 08:00:00 PM
Back in May there were the plans shared by Red Hat's Matthias Clasen to work out some improvements to the Pango layout engine library after going fairly stale in recent years. That work is coming to fruition with a Pango 1.44 release looking like it will be here soon with new features...

Zstd 1.4.1 Further Improves Decode Speed, Other Optimizations

Friday 19th of July 2019 07:20:33 PM
Zstd 1.4.1 is out today as a maintenance release to Facebook's Zstandard compression algorithm but with this update comes even more performance optimizations...

The Open-Source NVIDIA "Nouveau" Driver Gets A Batch Of Fixes For Linux 5.3

Friday 19th of July 2019 12:38:03 PM
With last week's big DRM pull request for Linux 5.3 that brought Navi support most notably on the AMD side while Intel received HDR display support, continued Icelake/Gen11 work, and more, there weren't any changes to the open-source NVIDIA "Nouveau" driver. It was another unfortunate cycle of no major improvements for the Nouveau driver but at least sent out today were a set of new "fixes" for this driver that remains crippled on Maxwell GPUs and newer...

Wayland's Weston Lands A Pipewire Plug-In As New Remote Desktop Streaming Option

Friday 19th of July 2019 10:25:17 AM
Wayland's Weston compositor for the past year has provided a remoting plug-in for virtual output streaming that was built atop RTP/GStreamer. Now though a new plug-in has landed in the Weston code-base making use of Red Hat's promising PipeWire project...

Libinput 1.14 RC Arrives With Better Thumb Detection & Dell Canvas Totem Support

Friday 19th of July 2019 10:07:40 AM
Linux input expert Peter Hutterer of Red Hat shipped the much anticipated release candidate today for libinput 1.14, the open-source input handling library used by both X.Org and Wayland systems...

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Server Planning A New Means For Automated Installations

Friday 19th of July 2019 07:10:00 AM
Canonical's server team is working on a new means of carrying out automated installations of Ubuntu Server in time for their 20.04 LTS release...

RISC-V's Kernel Support Continues Maturing With Linux 5.3

Friday 19th of July 2019 05:56:41 AM
In-step with more RISC-V hardware becoming available over time, the Linux kernel architecture support for RISC-V has continued maturing and with Linux 5.3 is in better shape...

AMDGPU/AMDKFD Queue Up Early Linux 5.3 Fixes For Navi & More

Friday 19th of July 2019 04:00:00 AM
While the Linux 5.3 kernel merge window isn't even over until this weekend when it will kick off with 5.3-rc1 and headlining new features like Radeon RX 5700 series support, AMD has already sent in a batch of AMDGPU/AMDKFD fixes. Making these fixes notable are some early fixes around the new open-source Radeon RX "Navi" support...

F2FS Is The Latest Linux File-System With Patches For Case-Insensitive Support

Friday 19th of July 2019 12:31:13 AM
Following EXT4 getting initial (and opt-in) support for case-insensitive directories/files, the Flash-Friendly File-System has a set of patches pending that extend the case-folding support to this F2FS file-system that is becoming increasingly used by Android smartphones and other devices...

VirtIO-PMEM Driver Added To Linux 5.3 For Paravirtualized Persistent Memory

Thursday 18th of July 2019 08:57:02 PM
In addition to Linux 5.3 bringing a VirtIO-IOMMU driver, this next kernel version is bringing another new VirtIO virtual device implementation: PMEM for para-virtualized persistent memory support for the likes of Intel Optane DC persistent memory...

Oracle Linux 8.0 Released

Thursday 18th of July 2019 06:36:12 PM
In early May right before the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0 we saw the public beta of Oracle Linux 8 while today Oracle Linux 8.0 has been promoted to stable and production ready...

LLVM 9.0 Feature Work Is Over While LLVM 10.0 Enters Development

Thursday 18th of July 2019 04:00:00 PM
Feature work is over on LLVM 9.0 as the next release for this widely-used compiler stack ranging from the AMDGPU shader compiler back-end to the many CPU targets and other innovative use-cases for this open-source compiler infrastructure...