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GNOME Power-Profiles-Daemon Taking Shape For Better System/Laptop Power Controls

Tue, 09/08/2020 - 12:00
The GNOME Power Profiles Daemon (power-profiles-daemon) has begun taking shape over the past few weeks for ultimately allowing better controls over system power preferences with different profiles...

Inkscape 1.0.1 Released With Many Fixes, Experimental Scribus PDF Export

Tue, 09/08/2020 - 08:30
Following the major Inkscape 1.0 release happening back in May for this very popular, cross-platform vector graphics program there is the first point release now available...

KDevelop 5.6 IDE Brings Better Stability, Performance

Tue, 09/08/2020 - 05:21
Version 5.6 of KDevelop as the KDE-focused integrated development environment is now available...

Ubuntu 20.10 Adding Active Directory Support To The Installer

Tue, 09/08/2020 - 00:32
The "Ubiquity" installer used by the Ubuntu desktop is set to feature Active Directory (AD) integration with the upcoming Ubuntu 20.10 release...

V3DV Driver For Raspberry Pi Closing In On Vulkan 1.0

Mon, 09/07/2020 - 23:26
The V3DV open-source Vulkan driver being developed by consulting firm Igalia for the Raspberry Pi Foundation is nearing official support for Vulkan 1.0...

Dynamic Triple Buffering For GNOME Still Being Worked On To Ramp Up The GPU When Needed

Mon, 09/07/2020 - 22:10
Proposed earlier this summer for GNOME's Mutter was the idea of triple buffering the desktop when the GPU is running behind in order to ideally cause that extra load to ramp up the GPU clock frequencies in order to in turn get back on track with rendering the desktop on-time. A third version of that work is now brewing albeit too late to see with the imminent GNOME 3.38.0 release...

AV2 Is In R&D As The Eventual Successor To The AV1 Video Codec

Mon, 09/07/2020 - 21:36
While AV1 adoption is still taking off and finally seeing desktop hardware with AV1 decode, given the time it takes to develop a new high-end video codec it shouldn't come as too much surprise that "AV2" is already being explored...

Intel Releases SVT-AV1 0.8.5 With More AV1 Encoder Improvements

Mon, 09/07/2020 - 19:31
Intel's open-source SVT-AV1 encoder that is now being used as the basis for the AV1 Software Working Group and used by Netflix and other organizations for being one of the most performant CPU-based AV1 encoders is out with a new release...

Vulkan 1.2.153 Released As Development Switches To "Main"

Mon, 09/07/2020 - 19:09
Vulkan 1.2.153 doesn't come with any new extensions or major changes aside from an important fundamental change if you are interacting with their Git repository...

Gentoo's Portage 3.0 Stabilized With Much Faster Dependency Calculations

Mon, 09/07/2020 - 18:46
Gentoo's Portage 3.0 package manager has been stabilized and ready to shine...

Linux 5.9-rc4 Kernel Released

Mon, 09/07/2020 - 08:45
Linus Torvalds took some time out of his US Labor Day weekend to issue the fourth weekly release candidate of the Linux 5.9 kernel...

18-Way NVIDIA GPU Performance With Blender 2.90 Using OptiX + CUDA

Sun, 09/06/2020 - 23:40
A few days ago I published a deep dive into the CPU and GPU performance with Blender 2.90 as a major update to this open-source 3D modeling software. Following that I kept on testing more and older NVIDIA GPUs with the CUDA and OptiX back-end targets to now have an 18-way comparison from Maxwell to Turing with the new Blender 2.90...

Faster Reading From /dev/zero With Linux 5.10

Sun, 09/06/2020 - 21:45
Queued up in char-misc-next ahead of the Linux 5.10 cycle is a speed-up for reading from /dev/zero.....

Intel Sends Out Linux Patches For FPGA Security Manager

Sun, 09/06/2020 - 21:25
Patches were posted on Friday for introducing the Intel Security Manager class driver to the Linux kernel...

C++20 Draft Approved As Major Update To C++ Programming Language

Sun, 09/06/2020 - 20:38
On Saturday the ISO/IEC 14882:2020 standards draft was approved as the latest major update to the C++ programming language...

Haiku Seeing Better Rust Support Following Important Fix

Sun, 09/06/2020 - 19:00
Following a summer quest for figuring out a pesky thread issue with Rust, a fix has been merged into the BeOS-inspired Haiku kernel for one less patch to worry about with getting this popular programming language running well...

Machine Check Banks To Double With Future AMD CPUs

Sun, 09/06/2020 - 01:35
In preparation for "future AMD systems", which is likely AMD EPYC Zen 3 "Milan" server processors, there will be more banks for the Machine Check Exception handling...

Chrome 87 Dev Builds Trying Again With X11+Wayland Ozone Enabled

Sat, 09/05/2020 - 21:42
While Chrome 86 entered beta with many features, Chrome 87 in development has re-enabled the Wayland+X11 Ozone support as another attempt at improving the Wayland support experience off the single binary...

Intel IWD 1.9 Released With New Capabilities

Sat, 09/05/2020 - 18:55
Intel's iNet Wireless Daemon (IWD) is out with a new feature release with this daemon continuing to see new usage and possibly on Ubuntu moving forward...

KDE Starts September With Faster Konsole Launching, Dolphin Thumbnail Generation

Sat, 09/05/2020 - 18:37
KDE has kicked off the new month with some interesting improvements...

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