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GNU Poke Reaches 1.0

  • Release notes for poke 1.0
    I am happy to announce the first release of GNU poke, version 1.0.
    
    The tarball poke-1.0.tar.gz is now available at
    https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/poke/poke-1.0.tar.gz.
    
      GNU poke (http://www.jemarch.net/poke) is an interactive,
      extensible editor for binary data.  Not limited to editing basic
      entities such as bits and bytes, it provides a full-fledged
      procedural, interactive programming language designed to describe
      data structures and to operate on them.
    
    This release is the product of 3 years of work resulting in 4126
    commits, made by 19 contributors.
    
    The program is far from being perfect and there are known bugs and
    limitations in place.  We also have lots of awesome ideas still to be
    implemented, extensions we want to add, pickles for many data formats
    to write, documentation to improve, and lots of work in
    progress... the GUI, the machine-interface... working in poke is so
    fun that it is difficult to stop :'D
    
    But it is time to start the releasing cycles so everyone can benefit
    from poke, which is already immensely useful for many activities like
    systems programming, testing of software, design and documentation of
    file formats and protocols, reverse engineering, and much more.
    Releasing often will hopefully also bring in more developers to our
    little but enthusiastic community... there is so much to do!
    
    In any case, we wish you have fun with poke and that you find it
    useful.
    
    Please send us comments, suggestions, bug reports, *patches*,
    questions, complaints, bitcoins, or whatever, to poke-devel@gnu.org.
    
    Many of the poke developers and users populate the #poke IRC channel
    at irc.freenode.net, and you are more than welcome to join us there
    and say hello.
    
    Now it is time to mention the names of all the people who have
    contributed with code and/or documentation to this release.  In
    certain but no significant order they are:
    
       John Darrington
       Tim Rühsen
       Luca Saiu
       Bruno Haible
       Mohammad-Reza Nabipoor
       Eric Blake
       Egeyar Bagcioglu
       Kostas Chasialis
       Darshit Shah
       Dan Čermák
       David Faust
       Carlo Caione
       Henner Zeller
       Aurelien Aptel
       Indu Bhagat
       Darkstar
       Michael Drüing
       Pierre-Evariste Dagand
    
    My gratitude to you all!  It is a real pleasure to hack with you.
    
    Finally, as a personal note, I would like to dedicate this release to
    my father Eduardo.  For this is also your work in a sense, and I love
    you very much.
    
    And this is all for now.
    Happy poking!
    
  • GNU poke 1.0 released

    Version 1.0 of GNU poke is out. "GNU poke (http://www.jemarch.net/poke) is an interactive, extensible editor for binary data. Not limited to editing basic entities such as bits and bytes, it provides a full-fledged procedural, interactive programming language designed to describe data structures and to operate on them."

  • GNU poke 1.0 released
  • GNU Poke 1.0 Released For Poking At Binary Data

    The newest GNU project seeing its first release is GNU Poke, which is being inaugurated at v1.0 after being in development for the past three years. GNU Poke 1.0 is an interactive editor for binary data that beyond basic editing capabilities has an integrated, interactive programming language for describing data structures and operating on them. There is a GUI in the works for Poke along with many other features planned but after the initial three years of development they feel it's now in good enough shape for declaring a 1.0 release.

5.12 Kernel: Data Loss Risk, Adreno, and Firmware Performance Data

  • Watch Out For Possible Data Loss On Early Linux 5.12 Kernels - Phoronix

    As a quick PSA for those that may be eager to test out early Git builds of the Linux 5.12 kernel, I've been hitting a very nasty issue on multiple systems leading to corruption / data loss.

  • More Open-Source Adreno 500 Series Support, A6xx Speedbin Sent In For Linux 5.12 - Phoronix

    Last week the main set of DRM subsystem updates were sent in for the Linux 5.12 merge window. That pull included exciting additions like Radeon RX 6000 series OverDrive and Intel Xe VRR. Mistakenly left out of that pull request last week were the open-source Qualcomm Adreno driver improvements for the "MSM" kernel driver while now that code has landed. As previously noted, there are some noteworthy Adreno improvements this cycle. The driver now has support for the Adreno 508 / 509 / 512 GPUs with the Adreno 508 being found in the Snapdragon 630, the 509 in the Snapdragon 636, and the 512 is in the Snapdragon 660.

  • Linux 5.12 To Expose Firmware Performance Data - Phoronix

    Last week saw the main set of ACPI and power management updates for Linux 5.12 while for the second week of the merge window has been the follow-up work with Intel Simple Firmware Interface removal and also an additional ACPI update. Noteworthy with yesterday's ACPI pull is support for parsing of the ACPI Firmware Performance Data Table (FPDT) and now exposing that under sysfs. The ACPI FPDT tables provide platform initialization platform records with data pertaining to the boot process. Via the Firmware Performance Data Table it's possible to track the performance of each UEFI phase - helpful in measuring hardware/software changes, etc.

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