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Mesa 20.0 Is Imminent With New Intel OpenGL Default, Intel + RADV Vulkan 1.2, OpenGL 4.6 For RadeonSI

Phoronix - 3 hours 46 min ago
With the release of Mesa 20.0 being imminent, here is a look at all of the new features for this first quarter update to the Mesa 3D stack for open-source OpenGL/Vulkan drivers.

Oracle Ships Solaris 11.4 SRU18 - Finally Mitigates The SWAPGS Vulnerability

Phoronix - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 23:23
Oracle today has released Solaris 11.4 SRU18 as the newest version of the long-running Solaris 11.4 series...

AMD Announces EPYC 7532 + EPYC 7662 As Newest Rome Processors

Phoronix - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 22:05
AMD has expanded their 7002 series "Rome" family with the availability today of the EPYC 7662 as their latest 64-core / 128-thread offering and the EPYC 7532 as a new 32-core part but with a full 256MB cache to offer more per-core L3 cache than other 32-core processors...

LibreOffice 7 Continues Plumbing Its Vulkan Rendering Support

Phoronix - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 19:52
Landing last November in the LibreOffice development code was Skia drawing support to replace Cairo and in turn that opens up for Vulkan rendering of this cross-platform, open-source office suite...

LLVM Clang 11 Adds -std=c++20 Support

Phoronix - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 17:32
With C++20 now being deemed complete from the recent ISO C++ meeting in Prague, the GNU Compiler Collection went ahead and added the -std=c++20 flag where as up until that change this weekend relied upon the -std=c++2a switch. LLVM's Clang compiler now has similar treatment on its codebase...

Don't like IDEs? Try grepgitvi

opensource.com - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 16:02

Like most developers, I search and read source code all day long. Personally, I've never gotten used to integrated development environments (IDEs), and for years, I mainly used grep and copy/pasted file names to open Vi(m).

Eventually, I came up with this script, slowly refining it as needed.


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Try this Bash script for large filesystems

opensource.com - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 16:01

Have you ever wanted to list all the files in a directory, but just the files, nothing else? How about just the directories? If you have, then the following script, which is open source under GPLv3, could be what you have been looking for.

Of course, you could use the find command:


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How to conveniently unsubscribe from a mailing list

opensource.com - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 16:00

If you're on an email discussion group long enough, at some point, you'll see an email from a list member asking to be unsubscribed. Typically, at least 10 other people on the list will respond with instructions on how to unsubscribe, and those 10 responses will be answered by 10 more people confirming or commenting on the instructions. That's a lot of traffic to a mailing list just so one person can unsubscribe.


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RADV Driver Adds VK_EXT_line_rasterization In Preparing For Eventual Vulkan CAD Apps

Phoronix - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 15:00
Added to the Vulkan API last summer was VK_EXT_line_rasterization for line rasterization like employed by CAD applications. The open-source Mesa Radeon Vulkan "RADV" driver is now supporting this extension...

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