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Vulkan 1.1.116 Published With Subgroup Size Control Extension

Phoronix - 3 hours 42 min ago
Vulkan 1.1.116 was released today as the latest weekly update to this high performance graphics API and comes with one new extension in tow...

The New Features & Improvements Of The Linux 5.3 Kernel

Phoronix - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 22:49
The Linux 5.3 kernel merge window is expected to close today so here is our usual recap of all the changes that made it into the mainline tree over the past two weeks. There is a lot of changes to be excited about from Radeon RX 5700 Navi support to various CPU improvements and ongoing performance work to supporting newer Apple MacBook laptops and Intel Speed Select Technology enablement.

Feral's GameMode 1.4 Adds Flatpak Support, Better I/O Optimization Handling

Phoronix - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 18:29
Feral developers released a new version of their GameMode Linux game performance optimization daemon/client this weekend in order to allow this update to land in the upcoming Fedora Workstation 31. GameMode 1.4 offers up many features including new interfaces for allowing better GNOME integration and thus the Fedora interest in seeing this version in their autumn Linux distribution update...

KDE Plasma 5.17 Making It Simple To Display A Network's QR Code For Easy Sharing

Phoronix - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 18:24
With the KDE Plasma 5.17 release, the desktop will make it easy to see a network's QR code for in turn making it super quick and simple for sharing network information with other users and devices...

Linux 5.3 Will Surprisingly Support The Newest Keyboard/Trackpads Of Apple MacBooks

Phoronix - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 16:46
As a last minute surprise for the Linux 5.3 kernel merge window is support for the keyboard and trackpads on newer Apple MacBooks and MacBook Pro laptops...

Linux 5.3 Will Surprisingly Support The Newest Keyboard/Trackpads Of Apple MacBooks - Phoronix

Google News - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 16:46
Linux 5.3 Will Surprisingly Support The Newest Keyboard/Trackpads Of Apple MacBooks  Phoronix

As a last minute surprise for the Linux 5.3 kernel merge window is support for the keyboard and trackpads on newer Apple MacBooks and MacBook Pro laptops.

TWC9: Microsoft Edge for Enterprise, Linux on Azure App Service, Apollo 11 and more - Microsoft - Channel 9

Google News - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 15:12
TWC9: Microsoft Edge for Enterprise, Linux on Azure App Service, Apollo 11 and more  Microsoft - Channel 9

This Week on Channel 9, Christina is back (wearing the BEST shirt ever) and ready to dive into the latest developer news, including: [00:00] Christina's shirt: ...

IO_uring Gets A Huge Performance Fix - Up To 755x Improvement

Phoronix - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 13:13
IO_uring is designed to deliver fast and efficient I/O operations thanks to a re-designed interface introduced in Linux 5.1 with various efficiency improvements compared to the kernel's existing asynchronous I/O code. But it turns out there was a big bottleneck within the current IO_uring code up until now...

Lima Gallium3D Gets A Reworked Scheduler

Phoronix - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 12:05
Landing this week in Mesa 19.2 for the Lima Gallium3D driver for Arm Mali 400/450 series hardware is a reworked GPIR regiaster scheduler...

DXVK 1.3.1 Brings Logging Improvements, GPU Load Monitoring In The HUD

Phoronix - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 07:04
Just one week after releasing DXVK 1.3, lead developer Philip Rebohle has released DXVK 1.3.1 with a few more features plus a number of bug fixes -- including performance work...

GNOME Shell + Mutter 3.33.4 Released

Phoronix - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 04:47
Florian Müllner released new development versions of GNOME Shell and Mutter today for this week's GNOME 3.33.4 development milestone...

Systemd Introduces A New & Practical Service For Dealing With PStore

Phoronix - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 23:29
Adding to the list of new features for systemd 243 is another last-minute addition to this growing init system... Systemd picked up a new service and while some may view it as bloat, should be quite practical at least for those encountering kernel crashes from time to time...

How to install ffmpeg linux via command line - H2S Media

Google News - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 19:53
How to install ffmpeg linux via command line  H2S Media

Install FFMPEG on CentOS, Ubuntu 19.04, Redhat, Debian Linux for a powerful open-source library dedicated to processing audio and video.

RadeonSI Gallium3D Driver Adds Navi Wave32 Support

Phoronix - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 19:19
One of the new features to the RDNA architecture with Navi is support for single cycle issue Wave32 execution on SIMD32. Up to now the RadeonSI code was using just Wave64 but now there is support in this AMD open-source Linux OpenGL driver for Wave32...

The Arm SoC/Platform Changes Finally Sent In For Linux 5.3: Jetson Nano, New SoCs

Phoronix - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 18:18
The Arm SoC/platform changes arrived a bit late to the Linux 5.3 merge window ending this weekend. The Arm SoC/platform changes were only sent in on Friday night but include Librem 5 Developer Kit support in terms of the DeviceTree bits as well as improving the NVIDIA Jetson Nano support and various other SoC/platform additions...

NFS Changes On Linux 5.3 Will Allow Clients To Use New "nconnect" Mount Option

Phoronix - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 16:49
Sent out on Thursday were the NFS client updates for the Linux 5.3 kernel merge window. This time around are a few interesting changes...

Databases adopt open licenses, JavaScript gets faster on Android, governments use more OSS, and more news

opensource.com - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 15:04

In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at database vendors going all in with open source, Facebook and Uber's latest open source releases, City of London's homebuilding app, and more!


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Weston 7.0 Reaches Alpha With PipeWire, HDCP, EGL Partial Updates & Mores

Phoronix - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 14:25
Wayland release manager Simon Ser announced the alpha release of the Weston 7.0 reference compositor on Friday that also marks the feature freeze for this Wayland compositor update...

Intel / Clear Linux Is Looking For Your Feedback On Your Linux Development Workflow

Phoronix - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 12:06
Intel's Clear Linux crew has launched a twelve-question survey seeking feedback on your Linux usage though the survey slightly caters towards developers. While the survey is being put out by Intel's performance-oriented Linux distribution, users of any Linux platform are encouraged to participate...

Intel / Clear Linux Is Looking For Your Feedback On Your Linux Development Workflow - Phoronix

Google News - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 12:06
Intel / Clear Linux Is Looking For Your Feedback On Your Linux Development Workflow  Phoronix

Intel's Clear Linux crew has launched a twelve-question survey seeking feedback on your Linux usage though the survey slightly caters towards developers.

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