Open-source News

Vulkan 1.2.133 Released With VK_KHR_shader_non_semantic_info

Phoronix - Mon, 02/17/2020 - 00:55
It's been nearly one month since the release of Vulkan 1.2.132 and that came shortly after the big Vulkan 1.2 milestone, but out today is now Vulkan 1.2.133...

MyPaint 2.0 Released With New Features For Open-Source Drawing/Painting

Phoronix - Sun, 02/16/2020 - 20:37
If the likes of GIMP and Krita aren't satisfying your digital drawing/painting needs, MyPaint 2.0 has finally been released as a big update to this simplicity-minded, cross-platform and open-source program...

NVIDIA 440.58.01 Linux Driver Fixes Vulkan Game Crashes, New Extensions

Phoronix - Sun, 02/16/2020 - 20:00
Not scheduled to go live until Monday but up this weekend is the NVIDIA 440.58.01 Linux beta driver that offers a few Vulkan updates...

KDE Sees Improvements For Samba Shares, Fixing Mouse Input For GTK Apps On XWayland

Phoronix - Sun, 02/16/2020 - 19:44
While this week marked the release of KDE Plasma 5.18 LTS, KDE developers haven't let up on their bug fixing activities and other improvements to this open-source desktop environment...

GCC 10 Adds Late Support For -std=c++20 To Target C++20

Phoronix - Sun, 02/16/2020 - 17:06
With C++20 now effectively complete, GCC developers have made a rather late change for GCC 10 that is also long overdue and that is introducing the -std=c++20 switch for targeting C++20...

Minicomputers and The Soul of a New Machine - Sun, 02/16/2020 - 16:00

The Command Line Heroes podcast is back, and this season it covers the machines that run all the programming languages I covered last season. As the podcast staff puts it:

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Apple Firmware Update For Magic Keyboards Decides To Change The Fn Key

Phoronix - Sun, 02/16/2020 - 14:39
Linux has supported the Apple Magic Keyboards since 2018 handling the Bluetooth connectivity and also needing some special handling for the numeric keypad. While that normally would be the end of the story, recent firmware updates to the Apple Magic Keyboard have caused problems...

Chrome 81 In Beta With Web NFC, Modern Form Controls

Phoronix - Sun, 02/16/2020 - 13:03
Following last week's release of Chrome 80, Google this week promoted Chrome 81 into their beta channel...

DragonFlyBSD 5.8-RC1 Is Ready With Many Changes From DSynth To Performance Optimizations

Phoronix - Sun, 02/16/2020 - 10:06
Not only did NetBSD 9.0 make its debut today but DragonFlyBSD 5.8 was branched and its first release candidate made while DragonFlyBSD 5.9 is the version now open on Git master...

Linux 5.7 To See USB Fast Charge Support For Apple iOS Devices

Phoronix - Sun, 02/16/2020 - 08:35
The Linux 5.7 kernel that will be out in the late spring / early summer is poised to see support for USB fast charging support for Apple iOS devices...

Reiser5 Updates For Linux 5.5 Along With Reiser4

Phoronix - Sun, 02/16/2020 - 07:21
The out-of-tree Reiser4 and Reiser5 (Reiser4 v5) patches have been updated against the recently stabilized Linux 5.5 kernel...