Open-source News

AMD Radeon Navi 2 / VCN 3.0 Supports AV1 Video Decoding

Phoronix - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 03:13
It turns out the Radeon RX 6000 series will have AV1 hardware video decode capabilities...

Red Hat Has Been Working On New NVFS File-System

Phoronix - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 02:55
Yet another new file-system being worked on for the Linux/open-source world is NVFS and has been spearheaded by a Red Hat engineer...

Unvanquished Game, Assets Are Now Fully Open-Source Compliant

Phoronix - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 00:40
Unvanquished was one of the most promising open-source game projects nearly a decade ago with its "Daemon" engine but since abandoning their monthly alpha release regiment and their beta/stable releases never materializing either, it's been relatively quiet the past few years. But their developers have been persisting and today they are announcing that following a three-year cleanup the game is fully free/open-source including all assets under applicable licenses...

OpenJDK 15 Reaches GA With Garbage Collector Promotions, Tossing Out Solaris + SPARC

Phoronix - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 00:07
OpenJDK 15 is out today as the latest general availability release for this open-source Java implementation...

IBM Contributing A2O Processor Core To OpenPOWER Community

Phoronix - Tue, 09/15/2020 - 23:04
IBM announced today at the OpenPOWER Summit 2020 that they are contributing the A2O POWER processor core and Open Cognitive Environment to the OpenPOWER community...

Vulkan Present Timing Extension With Aim To Avoid Stuttering

Phoronix - Tue, 09/15/2020 - 22:46
The Vulkan System Integration working group has decided to publish their work-in-progress extension on VK_EXT_present_timing as their effort to expose the presentation engine's display details and better allow scheduling a present to happen at a specific time...