Open-source News

Fedora 33 Making Progress With Their Btrfs-By-Default On The Desktop

Phoronix - Tue, 07/28/2020 - 04:24
A progress report was shared today on the work towards making the Btrfs file-system the default choice for the desktop spins of the upcoming Fedora 33...

Git 2.28 Now Shipping With Feature For Configurable Default/Main Branch Name

Phoronix - Tue, 07/28/2020 - 01:16
Git 2.28 is now officially out this Monday and features continued work on moving off the "master" default branch naming as well as the ongoing work around ultimately transitioning from SHA1 to SHA256 for hashing to prevent possible collisions...

Getting started as an open source builder and more industry trends - Tue, 07/28/2020 - 00:30

As part of my role as a principal communication strategist at an enterprise software company with an open source development model, I publish a regular update about open source community, market, and industry trends for product marketers, managers, and other influencers. Here are three of my and their favorite articles from that update.

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Firefox 79 Is Ready To Ship With Safeguard On "_blank" Links, More Wayland VA-API Work

Phoronix - Mon, 07/27/2020 - 23:53
Firefox 79.0 isn't scheduled to be formally announced until Tuesday but the release binaries have now hit Mozilla's FTP servers...

GCC Benchmarks At Varying Optimization Levels With Core i9 10900K Show An Unexpected Surprise

Phoronix - Mon, 07/27/2020 - 22:07
With the Intel Core i9 10900K "Comet Lake" processor here are some fresh GCC compiler benchmarks when looking at the performance of GCC 8.4 versus 9.3 versus a 10.2 snapshot while testing with optimization flags of -O2, -O3 -march=native, and -O3 -march=native -flto.