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GNOME 47 Alpha Released With Accent Color Support & Wayland-Only Build Option

Sat, 07/13/2024 - 20:51
The alpha release of GNOME 47 is now available for testing and comes with a number of shiny new features for this big open-source desktop update due out in September...

Patch Posted For Finally Reporting Intel Graphics Card Fan Speeds Under Linux

Sat, 07/13/2024 - 20:17
A patch posted for the Intel i915 kernel graphics driver finally allows for fan speed reporting with Arc Graphics and other Intel discrete graphics cards under Linux...

AMD Submits Final Set Of RDNA4 GPU Enablement Patches Aiming For Linux 6.11

Sat, 07/13/2024 - 18:55
Last week it was noted AMD would be squeezing in more patches for "new IPs" to "get them tied off" with the upcoming Linux 6.11 cycle. This is principally about RDNA4 support and sure enough on Friday more patches were submitted to DRM-Next...

Linux 6.11 I2C Brings Arrow Lake H Support & Completes Slave/Master Transition

Sat, 07/13/2024 - 18:47
The I2C host changes are ready for the upcoming Linux 6.11 merge window...

Pingora 0.3 Released With Support For HTTP Modules

Sat, 07/13/2024 - 18:17
Pingora started out as an in-house replacement to Cloudflare's Nginx usage that was written in Rust and eventually open-sourced earlier this year. Pingora has evolved into a Rust framework for building fast and reliable networked systems. Ending out the week is the release of Pingora 0.3 as the latest step forward for this Rust code that is widely used within the confines of Cloudflare...

Git 2.46-rc0 Continues Preparations For Switching To SHA256 By Default WIth Git 3.0

Sat, 07/13/2024 - 18:12
Git 2.46-rc0 was published on Friday as the first tagged development release on the trek toward Git 2.46...

GNOME's Wild Week From Leadership Change To More STF-Driven Improvements

Sat, 07/13/2024 - 12:00
This Week in GNOME is out with their latest issue to highlight all of the interesting work that has taken place over the past seven days in the GNOME camp...

OBS Studio 30.2 Released With Native NVENC Encode On Linux, More Shared Texture Support

Sat, 07/13/2024 - 08:25
For fans of OBS Studio as a popular cross-platform solution for gaming live-streamers and used for other desktop screen-casting purposes, OBS Studio 30.2 is now available as stable...

COSMIC Desktop Very Close To Alpha Release, Adds Compositor Multi-Threading

Sat, 07/13/2024 - 04:01
System76 continues working vigorously on COSMIC, their Rust-written Linux desktop environment being written for Pop!_OS and to see availability on other Linux distributions as well. They are finishing up last minute changes before putting the flag on a COSMIC alpha release...

GNOME Foundation Executive Director Departing After Less Than One Year

Sat, 07/13/2024 - 00:54
It was just announced at the end of last year that Holly Million was named as the GNOME Foundation Executive Director. After a little more than a half-year, this previous outsider to GNOME announced she will be stepping down from her post. A new interim executive director will be starting while the search begins for a permanent replacement...

AWS Graviton4 Benchmarks Prove To Deliver The Best ARM Cloud Server Performance

Sat, 07/13/2024 - 00:30
This week AWS announced that Graviton4 went into GA with the new R8G instances after Amazon originally announced their Graviton4 ARM64 server processors last year as built atop Arm Neoverse-V2 cores. I eagerly fired up some benchmarks myself and I was surprised by the generational uplift compared to Graviton3. At the same vCPU counts, the new Graviton4 cores are roughly matching Intel Sapphire Rapids performance while being able to tango with the AMD EPYC "Genoa" and consistently showing terrific generational uplift.

Ubuntu Makes It Easier To Launch VMs On Windows, Authd PPA Up For Testing

Sat, 07/13/2024 - 00:20
Oliver Smith with Canonical has been communicating a lot in recent months around the great improvements planned for Ubuntu 24.10. Canonical engineers and the Ubuntu community have been working on many significant improvements for the desktop in Ubuntu 24.10. Today is a new blog post by Oliver to highlight some of the recent changes...

Thunderbird 128 Now Available With More Rust Code & UI/UX Enhancements

Sat, 07/13/2024 - 00:00
Thunderbird 128 "Nebula" is now available as the newest Extended Support Release (ESR) of this open-source and cross-platform mail client...

GTK 4.16 To Feature More Graphics Offloading Improvements

Fri, 07/12/2024 - 20:37
Over the past year there have been a lot of GTK4 graphics offload improvements including work on its Vulkan renderer. Another round of graphics offload improvements have been recently wrapped up for this open-source toolkit...

openSUSE Aeon Prepares For Comprehensive Full Disk Encryption

Fri, 07/12/2024 - 20:19
openSUSE's Aeon desktop operating system that brings automated maintenance and other features to be a platform that "just works" is preparing for what they describe as comprehensive full disk encryption...

libavif 1.1 Released For Improving AVIF Image Encoding

Fri, 07/12/2024 - 18:56
Libavif 1.1 has arrived as the newest feature release to this library for implementing the AV1 Image File Format with image encode and decode capabilities...

ARM64 Updates Submitted For The Linux 6.11 Kernel

Fri, 07/12/2024 - 18:30
Due to the ARM64 maintainer for the Linux kernel going on holiday, the ARM64 port updates have been submitted ahead of the opening of the Linux 6.11 merge window that will likely be on Monday or otherwise the following week depending upon if a 6.10-rc8 is warranted...

AMD Has A Crucial Linux Optimization Coming To Lower Power Use During Video Playback

Fri, 07/12/2024 - 03:01
There have been ongoing reports from a variety of users and systems around high power use during GPU-accelerated video playback with current-generation AMD Ryzen "Phoenix" laptops. Fortunately, an optimization is coming to benefit Phoenix and forthcoming Strix Point laptops with noticeably lower power consumption during video playback...

Meta Releases IGL 1.0 As Intermediate Graphics Library Built Atop Vulkan & OpenGL

Fri, 07/12/2024 - 00:33
One year ago Meta released IGL as the Intermediate Graphics Library as a cross-platform, low-level graphics interface built atop native graphics APIs like OpenGL, Vulkam, and Metal. This MIT-licensed library has seen its first tagged version in the form of IGL 1.0...

Mold Linker Gains New Option To Deliver "Massively Faster" Performance

Thu, 07/11/2024 - 23:26
The Mold linker is already a high-speed alternative to the likes of LLVM LLD and GNU Gold. Its performance is very impressive while those using it while carrying out debug builds have the ability to achieve an insane speed-up thanks to a new option...