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Valve Working On A VKD3D Fork For Getting Direct3D 12 Advanced For Proton / Steam Play

Phoronix - 2 hours 11 min ago
While upstream Wine developers continue working on VKD3D for providing a Direct3D 12 to Vulkan translation layer for Wine, a developer on Valve's Proton team has now forked it as Proton-VKD3D for focusing their efforts on getting the D3D12 support moved along for Proton that powers Steam Play...

The Document Foundation Clarifies LibreOffice 7.0's "Personal Edition" Branding

Phoronix - 2 hours 57 min ago
Yes, it's true the LibreOffice builds in recent days -- including the new LibreOffice 7.0 RC1 -- have "Personal Edition" branding for the open-source builds. But given user concerns, The Document Foundation board has issued some clarifications to try to ease any immediate rumors, etc...

Seagate FireCuda 520 PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSD Linux Performance

Phoronix - 7 hours 41 min ago
For those that have been considering the Seagate FireCuda 520 as a PCI Express 4.0 NVMe solid-state drive, here are some benchmarks under Ubuntu Linux with this ZP500GM3A002 drive.

LibreOffice 7.0 RC1 Is Out For Testing This Skia+Vulkan Open-Source Office Suite

Phoronix - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 21:47
With just about one month to go until the official release, the first release candidate is out today of the LibreOffice 7.0 open-source, cross-platform office suite software...

H.266/VVC Standard Finalized With ~50% Lower Size Compared To H.265

Phoronix - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 21:14
The Versatile Video Coding (VVC) standard is now firmed up as H.266 as the successor to H.265/HEVC...