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Enlightenment 0.24.2, Terminology 1.8 Released

Phoronix - Mon, 07/27/2020 - 04:26
Even without the Samsung OSG support these days, the Enlightenment project continues making nice progress...

SWVKC Is A Vulkan-Powered Wayland Compositor Focused On Performance + Correctness

Phoronix - Mon, 07/27/2020 - 00:49
While the current Vulkan API is exhaustive enough to implement full-featured Wayland compositors and X11 window managers, to date there hasn't been too much adoption considering OpenGL is still more pervasive among hardware/drivers and it's obviously a significant effort writing a new compositor from scratch. One of the leading (among few) examples of a Vulkan-powered window manager / compositor is ChamferWM, which does continue to be developed. SWVKC meanwhile is one that has been seeing development this year as an alpha-stage Wayland Vulkan compositor...

The New Is Launching Soon

Phoronix - Sun, 07/26/2020 - 22:40
Set to be formally introduced next quarter alongside Phoronix Test Suite 10.0 is the long-overdue overhaul of -- the biggest upgrade to our public "cloud" platform for benchmark aggregation and result analytics since its debut nearly one decade ago. Before then, a public beta of should get underway in the next few weeks while here is an early look at some of the changes...

Core i3 10100 vs. Core i5 10600K vs. Ryzen 3 3300X Linux Gaming Benchmarks

Phoronix - Sun, 07/26/2020 - 21:30
Last month on Phoronix were 350+ benchmarks of the AMD Ryzen 3 3300X vs. Intel Core i3 10100, including a number of Linux gaming performance tests. Following that I also ran some tests with the Core i5 10600K tossed in for those that may be weighing between the Ryzen 3 / Core i3 vs. Core i5 for gaming. Here are those additional data points...

Sigil 1.3.0 - Neowin

Google News - Sun, 07/26/2020 - 19:24
Sigil 1.3.0  Neowin

GCC's New Ranger Infrastructure Aims To Be In Good Shape For GCC 11

Phoronix - Sun, 07/26/2020 - 17:20
Making waves just over a year ago in the GNU Compiler Collection community was the "Ranger" project for on-demand range generator that's been worked on for several years at Red Hat. While their goals for GCC 10 didn't pan out, it's looking like in the next few months more of the Ranger infrastructure will land and thus putting it in the window for GCC 11...

NetBSD Is Making Progress On Benchmarking For Performance/Regression Testing

Phoronix - Sun, 07/26/2020 - 15:00
One of many interesting Google Summer of Code 2020 projects is working on automated benchmarking for NetBSD in order to allow for performance/regression testing of this BSD operating system known for its portability across CPU architectures...

Globalization: A history of openness - Sun, 07/26/2020 - 15:00

In my career conducting international business, I traveled to more than 80 countries worldwide. I was always struck by how strongly regions of the world are connected, and I began studying the forces of globalization as a result.

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