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ZFS On Linux 0.8.3 Released With Many Fixes

Phoronix - 6 hours 31 min ago
ZFS On Linux 0.8.3 is out today as the first official update to ZoL since last September...

AMD Ryzen 4000 Mobile Series "Renoir" Graphics No Longer Experimental With Linux 5.5

Phoronix - 8 hours 45 min ago
While the Linux 5.5 kernel is expected to be released as soon as this Sunday, a last minute change to the AMDGPU DRM driver makes the Renoir graphics no longer treated as experimental. With that, there is open-source support out-of-the-box rather than being hidden behind a kernel module flag...

Linux 5.6 To Bring FQ-PIE Packet Scheduler To Help Fight Bufferbloat

Phoronix - 10 hours 30 min ago
In addition to WireGuard being part of "net-next" as the networking subsystem material targeting the upcoming Linux 5.6 cycle, there is another big last minute addition to the networking space: the Flow Queue PIE packet scheduler has been merged...

Valve's ACO Shader Compiler Back-End For Radeon Vulkan Is Now In Good Shape For GCN 1.0

Phoronix - 11 hours 41 min ago
As last minute material for Mesa 20.0 is making Valve's "ACO" AMD compiler back-end for the RADV Vulkan driver in better shape for GFX6/GCN1.0 graphics hardware...

AMD vs. Intel Contributions To The Linux Kernel Over The Past Decade

Phoronix - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 22:30
Driven by curiosity sake, here is a look at how the total number of AMD and Intel developers contributed to the upstream Linux kernel during the 2010s as well as the total number of commits each year from the respective hardware vendors...

LibreOffice 7.0 Is The Version Now In Development With Its Skia + Vulkan Support

Phoronix - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 21:20
LibreOffice 6.4 is set to be released in the coming days while succeeding that will now be LibreOffice 7.0...

Flatpak 1.6.1 Released Due To Security Issue - Special Case Of Getting Access Outside Home

Phoronix - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 21:10
Flatpak 1.6 was an exciting update for this Linux application sandboxing/distribution tech in that it started laying the foundation to support a paid app store but elsewhere in the code-base a security issue came about...

Gutting Out Intel MPX Support To Be Finished Up In The Linux 5.6 Kernel

Phoronix - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 20:38
Last year Linux kernel developers began removing support for Intel's Memory Protection Extensions (MPX) and that looks like it will be finished up in the forthcoming Linux 5.6 cycle...

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