Open-source News

My journey to becoming an open source mentor - Fri, 10/30/2020 - 15:00

I was just 16 when I made my first meaningful open source contribution. It was the first code contribution I ever made, and I learned a lot from it. I'm 20 now, and I've been strongly attached to free and open source software (FOSS) ever since. I strive to be a friend to my community colleagues and to help others continue growing, learning, and succeeding.

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RT-Thread launches developer event - Fri, 10/30/2020 - 15:00

RT-Thread is an open source embedded real-time operating system (RTOS) providing a wide range of components along with more than 250 software packages (and counting) for the Internet of Things (IoT). In previous articles, the RT-Thread project has demonstrated how to code hardware with an RTOS and how to program for IoT using open source tools.

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Linux 5.11 To Land Optimization That Helps IO_uring Performance

Phoronix - Fri, 10/30/2020 - 12:05
At the start of October we mentioned a kernel optimization that can help IO_uring performance. Now as we approach the end of the month, Linux 5.11 is poised to land the optimization that especially helps out with threaded workloads...

It's Now Even Easier Setting Up Windows Subsystem For Linux On Windows 10

Phoronix - Fri, 10/30/2020 - 08:31
When Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) initially debuted there were a few different steps that needed to be carried out for setting up this Linux binary compatibility layer atop Windows. But now with the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview builds it's becoming increasingly trivial to get going with WSL...

AMD Navi "Blockchain" Card Support Being Added To Linux 5.10

Phoronix - Fri, 10/30/2020 - 05:12
Last week we were first to report on a PCI ID being added for a Navi 1 "Blockchain" graphics card without display outputs and seemingly focused on cryptocurrency mining. This card wasn't talked about at yesterday's Radeon RX 6000 series launch but that support is now on the way to the Linux 5.10 kernel...

RHEL 8.3 Released With TSX Disabled By Default To Avoid Mitigation Overhead

Phoronix - Fri, 10/30/2020 - 02:02
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.3 is out today as the latest release of the RHEL8 platform...