Open-source News

Running Ice Lake Out In The Cold - Intel Core i7-1065G7

Phoronix - Mon, 11/04/2019 - 20:29
For looking at any difference in thermal throttling and peak frequencies, I ran the Dell XPS with Intel Core i7-1065G7 "Ice Lake" processor out in a cold garage overnight compared to normal operating temperatures inside across dozens of benchmarks...

Intel Updates Speed Select Tool For Linux Ahead Of 5.5 Kernel Cycle

Phoronix - Mon, 11/04/2019 - 20:07
With the Linux 5.3 kernel release this summer Intel enabled Speed Select Technology under Linux for this feature found on new Cascade Lake processors. The SST Linux tool has now seen some updated patches ahead of the forthcoming Linux 5.5 cycle...

GNOME Mutter Adds Intermediate ShadowFB For Faster Software Rendering

Phoronix - Mon, 11/04/2019 - 19:58
Landing in GNOME's Mutter tree today is a change for GNOME 3.36 improving the effectiveness of running the GNOME Shell desktop with a software renderer like LLVMpipe...

Vulkan 1.1.127 Released With Separate Depth Stencil Layout Extension

Phoronix - Mon, 11/04/2019 - 19:41
Vulkan 1.1.127 is out this morning as the latest routine update to the specification for this high-performance graphics API...

My first contribution to open source: Impostor Syndrome - Mon, 11/04/2019 - 16:02

The story of my first mistake goes back to the beginning of my learn-to-code journey. I taught myself the basics through online resources. I was working through tutorials and projects, making progress but also looking for the next way to level up. Pretty quickly, I came across a blog post that told me the best way for beginners just like me to take their coding skills to the next level was to contribute to open source.

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Fields, records, and variables in awk - Mon, 11/04/2019 - 16:01

Awk comes in several varieties: There is the original awk, written in 1977 at AT&T Bell Laboratories, and several reimplementations, such as mawk, nawk, and the one that ships with most Linux distributions, GNU awk, or gawk. On most Linux distributions, awk and gawk are synonyms referring to GNU awk, and typing either invokes the same awk command. See the GNU awk user's guide for the full history of awk and gawk.

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AnsibleFest, PowerShell, monitoring, and more Ansible news - Mon, 11/04/2019 - 16:00

"What happened to the September Ansible news roundup?" we hear you asking. That is a fine question! In short, vacations and AnsibleFest. Bonus for you though, dear reader, is more fantastic content. Read on…

If you spot an interesting Ansible story on your travels, please send us the link via Mark on Twitter, and the Ansible Community team will curate the best submissions.

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How to Use Static and Dynamic Inventories in Ansible – Part 4

Tecmint - Mon, 11/04/2019 - 14:39
In this Part 4 of Ansible Series, we will explain how to use static and dynamic inventory to define groups of hosts in Ansible. In an Ansible, managed hosts or servers which are controlled...

Darktable 3.0 Approaching With Many New Features

Phoronix - Mon, 11/04/2019 - 13:02
The popular Darktable open-source RAW photography workflow software is closing in on its v3.0 release with the first release candidate having been issued on Sunday...

Canonical Working To Ramp Up Ubuntu Support For The Raspberry Pi 4

Phoronix - Mon, 11/04/2019 - 08:22
With the recently released Ubuntu 19.10 there is initial support for the Raspberry Pi 4 single-board computers sans the highest-tier 4GB version that embarrassingly suffers from USB ports not working with the current Ubuntu 19.10 build. Fortunately, Canonical is working to address that issue with the RPi4 4GB version as well as making other Raspberry Pi support improvements...

Linux 5.4-rc6 Released With Network Changes Ticking High

Phoronix - Mon, 11/04/2019 - 06:41
Linus Torvalds has released Linux 5.4-rc6 back on schedule after his travels this past week around the Linux Foundation events in Lyon, France...