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The Godot Game Engine's Vulkan Support Is Getting In Increasingly Great Shape

Sat, 05/02/2020 - 12:00
The open-source Godot Game Engine lead developer Juan Linietsky has published a new Vulkan progress report, the first in three months, and as such there are a lot of changes...

Intel Sends Out Rocket Lake Linux Graphics Driver Patches - Confirms Gen12 Platform

Sat, 05/02/2020 - 03:12
A day after announcing the 10th Gen Core "Comet Lake" S-Series CPUs, the Intel open-source engineers have volleyed their first patches for bringing up the graphics on next-gen Rocket Lake...

Proton 5.0-7 Released With New Game Support, Updated VKD3D/DXVK

Sat, 05/02/2020 - 02:04
Following the Proton 5.0-7 release candidate from a few days ago, this critical part of Valve's Steam Play is now available for weekend gamers...

Thanks Oracle! New Patches Pending Can Reduce Linux Boot Times Up To ~49%

Fri, 05/01/2020 - 22:46
While many don't look upon Oracle's open-source software contributions too eagerly, some new patches out by their team can dramatically benefit Linux kernel boot times and they are working on getting it upstream. The numbers are already very promising and further work is also underway to make the improvement even more tantalizing...

NVIDIA Gets Into Open-Source Hardware With A Ventilator Design

Fri, 05/01/2020 - 21:28
While waiting to see what NVIDIA will be doing on the open-source driver front that has been pushed back, NVIDIA made a surprise open-source announcement today...

AMDGPU TMZ Support Wired Up For Linux 5.8

Fri, 05/01/2020 - 21:04
In addition to Intel sending in new feature code to DRM-Next, AMD developers on Thursday also sent in their AMDGPU/AMDKFD feature updates for Linux 5.8...

Intel's Cloud Hypervisor 0.7 Adds More Hotplug Capabilities, Musl Libc, SECCOMP Sandbox

Fri, 05/01/2020 - 20:22
Intel's server software team continues working on Cloud-Hypervisor as a Rust-written hypervisor for modern Linux VMs. Cloud-Hypervisor has been picking up a lot of features and out today is another pre-1.0 feature release...

Intel Graphics Code Seeing More Tiger Lake Action, Power Efficiency Work For Linux 5.8

Fri, 05/01/2020 - 18:46
Intel's graphics driver team continues amassing more changes for Linux 5.8...

GhostBSD 20.04 Released With Fixes, Updated Kernel

Fri, 05/01/2020 - 18:35
GhostBSD 20.04 is out as the newest monthly update to this desktop-focused operating system built off the FreeBSD base...

Linux Gaming, Qt Drama, New Hardware Kept Open-Source Enthusiasts Entertained This Month

Fri, 05/01/2020 - 08:00
During the course of April while much of the world was in lockdown, there were plenty of interesting happenings in the Linux/open-source and hardware space to keep enthusiasts interested while social distancing from the release of Linux 5.6 to the releases of Fedora 32 and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, among other milestones...

System76 Releases Pop!_OS 20.04

Fri, 05/01/2020 - 06:35
System76 released today Pop!_OS 20.04 as their in-house Linux distribution built off Ubuntu 20.04 LTS but with many customizations on top...

GNOME 3.37.1 Released As The First Step Towards GNOME 3.38

Fri, 05/01/2020 - 05:05
With about a month and a half since GNOME 3.36 debuted, GNOME 3.37.1 is out today as the first development release towards GNOME 3.38 due out this September...

GCC 10 Has Been Branched, GCC 10.1 Stable Looking To Release In Early May

Fri, 05/01/2020 - 02:46
The GNU Compiler Collection 10 stable release (GCC 10.1) is on track for releasing in early May...

Redis 6.0 Released As A Big Update For This In-Memory Key-Value Database

Thu, 04/30/2020 - 22:56
Redis 6.0 is out to end out April as this widely-used, open-source in-memory key-value database solution...

Intel Announces 10th Gen Core S-Series CPUs, Led By The Core i9 10900K

Thu, 04/30/2020 - 21:00
Intel today is announcing their 10th Gen Core "Comet Lake" S-Series processors led by the Core i9 10900 series that the company claim is now the world's fastest gaming processor and offers clock speeds up to 5.3GHz.

AMDVLK 2020.Q2.2 Flips On The Pipeline Binary Cache, Tunes SoTR Performance

Thu, 04/30/2020 - 18:48
AMDVLK 2020.Q2.2 has been issued today as the company's latest open-source AMD Radeon Vulkan driver based off their official driver source tree...

Raspberry Pi Announces The $50 High Quality Camera

Thu, 04/30/2020 - 18:36
Raspberry Pi today announced their newest product, the High Quality Camera, which starts at $50 and supports interchangeable lenses...

Linux 5.5 vs. 5.6 vs. 5.7 Kernel Benchmarks With The Intel Core i9 10980XE

Thu, 04/30/2020 - 15:27
Besides those systems now seeing Schedutil by default as the CPU frequency scaling governor and some Radeon gaming performance gains to note, the performance of Linux 5.7 in our testing thus far has largely been on track with Linux 5.6 stable...

AMD AOMP 11.5 Released For OpenMP Offloading To Radeon GPUs

Thu, 04/30/2020 - 13:56
Released on Wednesday was AOMP 11.5 as the latest version of the AMD/ROCm compiler based off LLVM Clang and focused on OpenMP offloading to Radeon GPUs...

X.Org Board Elections Wrap Up For 2020

Thu, 04/30/2020 - 12:02
The X.Org Board of Directors elections wrapped up this week with four new members now serving this organization that oversees the X.Org Server, Mesa, Wayland, and other critical Linux desktop infrastructure...