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The Story Of PipeWire & How It's Getting Ready To Handle Linux Audio + Video

Phoronix - Sat, 05/15/2021 - 18:23
For those interested in the story of PipeWire for handling Linux audio/video needs not only for the Linux desktop itself but coming to cars / infotainment systems and more, there is an interesting Red Hat interview going over the history and other topics pertaining to PipeWire...

KDE Continues Pushing More Wayland Fixes Into Plasma 5.22

Phoronix - Sat, 05/15/2021 - 17:37
While the Plasma 5.22 beta was released this week, it's not game over yet for still getting more fixes into this next KDE desktop release, especially as it concerns their maturing Wayland support...

What Python 3.3 did to improve exception handling in your code - Sat, 05/15/2021 - 15:00

This is the fourth in a series of articles about features that first appeared in a version of Python 3.x. Python 3.3 was first released in 2012, and even though it has been out for a long time, many of the features it introduced are underused and pretty cool. Here are three of them.

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Intel Seeks More Comments From Developers On Key Locker Implementation For Linux

Phoronix - Sat, 05/15/2021 - 05:50
One of the features already found in new Intel "Tiger Lake" CPUs but not yet supported by the Linux kernel is Key Locker for securing AES keys on the system. Going back months there has been various patch series working toward Key Locker support while the actual patch series getting things ready for usage was just sent out again under a "request for comments" flag...