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Android 11 Developer Preview Shows Off New 5G APIs, Security Hardening, HDMI Low-Latency

Phoronix - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 02:20
Google has made their first public developer preview release of the forthcoming Android 11...

GNOME 3.34.4 Released With Many Bug Fixes

Phoronix - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 02:06
While GNOME 3.36 will be released in just a few weeks, GNOME 3.34.4 is out today as the latest stable update in the current series...

Mesa 20.0 Is Imminent With New Intel OpenGL Default, Intel + RADV Vulkan 1.2, OpenGL 4.6 For RadeonSI

Phoronix - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 00:23
With the release of Mesa 20.0 being imminent, here is a look at all of the new features for this first quarter update to the Mesa 3D stack for open-source OpenGL/Vulkan drivers.

Oracle Ships Solaris 11.4 SRU18 - Finally Mitigates The SWAPGS Vulnerability

Phoronix - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 23:23
Oracle today has released Solaris 11.4 SRU18 as the newest version of the long-running Solaris 11.4 series...

AMD Announces EPYC 7532 + EPYC 7662 As Newest Rome Processors

Phoronix - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 22:05
AMD has expanded their 7002 series "Rome" family with the availability today of the EPYC 7662 as their latest 64-core / 128-thread offering and the EPYC 7532 as a new 32-core part but with a full 256MB cache to offer more per-core L3 cache than other 32-core processors...

LibreOffice 7 Continues Plumbing Its Vulkan Rendering Support

Phoronix - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 19:52
Landing last November in the LibreOffice development code was Skia drawing support to replace Cairo and in turn that opens up for Vulkan rendering of this cross-platform, open-source office suite...

LLVM Clang 11 Adds -std=c++20 Support

Phoronix - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 17:32
With C++20 now being deemed complete from the recent ISO C++ meeting in Prague, the GNU Compiler Collection went ahead and added the -std=c++20 flag where as up until that change this weekend relied upon the -std=c++2a switch. LLVM's Clang compiler now has similar treatment on its codebase...

Don't like IDEs? Try grepgitvi - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 16:02

Like most developers, I search and read source code all day long. Personally, I've never gotten used to integrated development environments (IDEs), and for years, I mainly used grep and copy/pasted file names to open Vi(m).

Eventually, I came up with this script, slowly refining it as needed.

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