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GCC's JIT Library Is No Longer Considered "Alpha" Quality

Phoronix - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 13:15
With the upcoming GCC 11 compiler release the GNU compiler's just-in-time (JIT) library is no longer considered to be of alpha quality...

Nouveau X.Org Driver Sees First Release In Two Years

Phoronix - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 09:08
Two years and nine patches later, xf86-video-nouveau 1.0.17 is out as the latest X.Org driver update for this open-source NVIDIA driver component...

Linux 5.12 To Allow Voltage/Temperature Reporting On Some ASRock Motherboards

Phoronix - Sun, 01/24/2021 - 02:43
Voltage, temperature, and fan speed reporting among desktop motherboards under Linux remains one of the unfortunate areas even in 2021... Many SIO ICs remain publicly undocumented and the Linux driver support is often left up to the community and usually through reverse-engineering. Thus the mainline Linux kernel support is left to suffer especially among newer desktop motherboards. At least for Linux 5.12 some ASRock motherboards will begin seeing their voltage/temperature reporting now function...

The First Online Conference Is Happening Today For The Godot Game Engine

Phoronix - Sat, 01/23/2021 - 21:00
For those interested in Godot as the premiere open-source 2D/3D game engine or just looking for some interesting technical talks to enjoy this weekend, the first GodotCon Online is today...

The State of GNOME 40's Threaded Input

Phoronix - Sat, 01/23/2021 - 20:29
One of many improvements we have been looking forward to with GNOME 40 is Mutter now having a separate input thread with its native back-end for Wayland...

KDE Saw Many Fixes + Improvements On Top Of Shipping Plasma 5.21 Beta

Phoronix - Sat, 01/23/2021 - 19:14
In addition to shipping the Plasma 5.21 beta this week, KDE developers were very active in not only working out fixes for next month's Plasma 5.21 desktop but also other improvements to KDE applications...

EasyOS - TechRadar

Google News - Sat, 01/23/2021 - 18:00
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GNOME 40's Mutter Adds Atomic Mode-Setting Support

Phoronix - Sat, 01/23/2021 - 17:06
Adding to the list of big ticket changes for GNOME 40 is Mutter now supporting atomic mode-setting...

Schedule appointments with an open source alternative to Doodle - Sat, 01/23/2021 - 16:01

In previous years, this annual series covered individual apps. This year, we are looking at all-in-one solutions in addition to strategies to help in 2021. Welcome to day 13 of 21 Days of Productivity in 2021.

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How I programmed a virtual gift exchange - Sat, 01/23/2021 - 16:00

Every year, my wife's book club has a book exchange during the holidays. Due to the need to maintain physical distance in 2020, I created an online gift exchange for them to use during a book club videoconference. Apparently, the virtual book exchange worked out (at least, I received kind compliments from the book club members), so I decided to share this simple little hack.

How the book exchange usually works

In past years, the exchange has gone something like this:

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Pyston 2.1 Released With Striving For High Performance Python

Phoronix - Sat, 01/23/2021 - 13:02
Pyston started out as a fork of CPython and was very promising during its early days as a Dropbox project for delivering on high performance Python. Its performance was great but in 2017 Dropbox stopped supporting it. Then at the end of 2020, Pyston reappeared and Pyston 2.0 promoted ~20% faster performance than Python 3.8. Pyston 2.x was developed by many of the original developers from Dropbox now out working on their own firm...