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KDE Devs Fix Several Wayland Bugs, Annoying KWin Issues Plus Easier To Toggle Night Color

Sun, 01/12/2020 - 20:17
KDE developers fixed a number of Wayland and KWin bugs this week along with a number of other annoying bugs as well as making several other noteworthy refinements to the growing KDE ecosystem...

Wine-Staging 5.0-RC5 Brings Fix For Far Cry 5 Plus Sound Bug With Proton/ESYNC

Sun, 01/12/2020 - 08:39
Wine-Staging 5.0-RC5 is out today as usual, arriving just one day after the upstream Wine 5.0-rc5 release...

FC Is Yet Another LLVM Fortran Compiler, Now Targeting The New MLIR IR

Sun, 01/12/2020 - 06:22
While the Flang/f18 compiler is expected to land in the LLVM 10.0 source tree on Monday, another Fortran LLVM front-end continues in development...

Debian Enabling Support For Booting From Root F2FS File-Systems

Sun, 01/12/2020 - 04:11
For those wanting to run Debian from the Flash-Friendly File-System (F2FS) as the root file-system, that support is emerging...

Linaro Revives "Thermal Pressure" Code For Better Performance When CPUs Running Hot

Sun, 01/12/2020 - 00:54
Back in October 2018 was a patch series out of Linaro for "thermal pressure" support in the Linux kernel for providing better task placement when CPUs are running hot/overheating to the extent their CPU frequencies are being downclocked/limited. Out this weekend is a revised version of that Linux thermal pressure support...

AMD Finally Publishes Sensor Fusion Hub Driver For Linux

Sat, 01/11/2020 - 23:36
One of the missing features for those with AMD Ryzen laptops has been the lack of a Sensor Fusion Hub driver that is needed for supporting the accelerometer and gyroscopic sensors for the display and related laptop sensor functionality. This week AMD finally posted patches for a Sensor Fusion Hub Linux driver...

GNU's GDB Adds Multi-Target Debugging Support

Sat, 01/11/2020 - 20:41
A big change merged to the GNU Debugger (GDB) code-base on Friday is support for multi-target debugging support...

Python Can Run Up To ~27% Faster On Fedora 32 With Optimization

Sat, 01/11/2020 - 20:09
Python scripts may be running noticeably faster come the release of Fedora 32 in April...

The Pine64 PineTab Could Soon Be Running Nicely Off The Mainline Kernel

Sat, 01/11/2020 - 19:49
One of the many devices being pursued by the PINE64 crew is the PineTab open-source ARM 64-bit tablet. Thanks to being another Allwinner A64 product and not using any too bleeding edge tech, the PineTab has patches available to get it running off a mainline Linux kernel...

Wine 5.0-RC5 Released With Fixes For Different Games

Sat, 01/11/2020 - 08:44
We are likely to see the stable Wine 5.0 release within the next week or two but for now Wine 5.0-RC5 is available for the latest testing...

AMD Has DP MST DSC Support Ready For The Linux 5.6 Kernel

Sat, 01/11/2020 - 06:26
In addition to their AMDGPU/AMDKFD feature updates sent out on Thursday, AMD also sent in a special pull request to DRM-Next on its own of a new feature: DP MST DSC...

GRUB Boot Loader Adds Support For LUKS2 Encrypted Disks

Sat, 01/11/2020 - 04:00
The GRUB boot-loader has finally merged support for dealing with LUKS2 encrypted disks...

OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 Beta Adds Clang-Built Kernel Option, Experimental Zypper

Sat, 01/11/2020 - 00:56
In time for some weekend testing is the beta release of OpenMandriva Lx 4.1...

Amazon Engineers Introduce "DAMON" For Linux Kernel To Monitor Data Accesses

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 22:55
Amazon engineers announced their work today on "DAMON", a Linux kernel module for monitoring of data accesses for specific user-space processes...

Multipath TCP Support Is Working Its Upstream - First Bits Landing With Linux 5.6

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 21:00
We've already been looking forward to Linux 5.6 with already there being a lot of good stuff coming and now it's even more exciting: at least the prerequisites have been merged overnight for Multipath TCP (MPTCP) support!..

AMD Has More Radeon Graphics Driver Code Ready For Linux 5.6

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 20:30
Time is quickly running out to get new code into DRM-Next ahead of the upcoming Linux 5.6 merge window. AMD on Thursday did send out another feature pull request with some interesting additions worth mentioning...

GNOME 3.35.3 Released As Another Step To GNOME 3.36

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 20:19
GNOME 3.35.3 is out today as the latest development release on the road to GNOME 3.36...

OpenWrt 19.07 Released With WPA3 Support, Ath79 Target

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 19:40
The long awaited release of OpenWrt 19.07 took place this week for this Linux distribution popular for embedded, primarily networking devices...

The XanMod Kernel Is Working Well To Boost Ubuntu Desktop / Workstation Performance

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 13:00
It's been four years since last testing out the XanMod kernel as a spin of the Linux kernel with various patches and extra tuning designed to offer better desktop/workstation performance, similar to the Liquorix kernel. But given the recent Liquorix kernel testing and discussions over kernel schedulers and more, here are some fresh benchmarks of the latest XanMod kernel. Long story short, I am quite impressed by these latest XanMod results.

AMDGPU Linux Driver Adding Support For The AMD Pollock

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 06:41
AMD "Pollock" is a new chip similar to Dali and looking like it may be used for some Ryzen embedded purposes. AMD Pollock was plumbed into the Linux driver yesterday and was the first time we've heard this codename...