Open-source News

AMDVLK 2020.Q1.1 Brings Some Performance Tuning, Still On Vulkan 1.1

Phoronix - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 23:53
Out this morning is AMDVLK 2020.Q1.1 as AMD's first official open-source Vulkan driver code drop of the new year...

Feral's GameMode 1.5 Now Supports Changing The CPU Governor Differently For iGPUs

Phoronix - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 23:02
GameMode, the open-source daemon led by the game porters at Feral Interactive for dynamically optimizing Linux system performance when running games, is out today with version 1.5 as its newest feature update...

Intel Continues Improving Its SYCL Stack - Now Supports Ahead-Of-Time Compilation

Phoronix - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 20:19
The Khronos SYCL standard as a single-source C++-based programming model for OpenCL is one of the exciting elements for Intel's GPU compute plans with the forthcoming Xe graphics cards and fits into their oneAPI umbrella. They just released their SYCL Compiler and Runtimes 2019-12 release with numerous updates...

Wine Is Approaching Six Million Lines Of Code

Phoronix - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 17:00
Given yesterday's release of Wine 5.0 I was curious to run some development stats on Wine Git as of the 5.0 release tag for seeing how development is trending on this wildly popular program among Linux users especially for running Windows games and applications...

9 favorite open source tools for Node.js developers - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 16:02

I recently read a survey on StackOverflow that said more than 49% of developers use Node.js for their projects. This came as no surprise to me.

As an avid user of technology, I think it's safe to say that the introduction of Node.js led to a new era of software development. It is now one of the most preferred technologies for software development, right next to JavaScript.

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Get your RSS feeds and podcasts in one place with this open source tool - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 16:01

Last year, I brought you 19 days of new (to you) productivity tools for 2019. This year, I'm taking a different approach: building an environment that will allow you to be more productive in the new year, using tools you may or may not already be using.

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Screenshot your Linux system configuration with Bash tools - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 16:00

There are many reasons you might want to share your Linux configuration with other people. You might be looking for help troubleshooting a problem on your system, or maybe you're so proud of the environment you've created that you want to showcase it to fellow open source enthusiasts.

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New Linux System Call Proposed To Let User-Space Pin Themselves To Specific CPU Cores

Phoronix - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 14:23
A "pin_on_cpu" system call has been proposed for the Linux kernel as a new means of letting user-space threads pin themselves to specific CPU cores...

How to Install Nextcloud in Ubuntu

Tecmint - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 14:15
Nextcloud is an open-source, powerful and secure PHP-based content collaboration platform built for file synchronization and sharing. It offers a safe, secure, and flexible solution that allows users to share one or more files...

Vulkan 1.2.132 Released As The First Documentation Fix-Up Following Vulkan 1.2

Phoronix - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 13:14
Following last week's release of Vulkan 1.2, Vulkan 1.2.132 was released on Tuesday as the first maintenance/point release to this major Vulkan API revision...

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 for SAP Solutions on IBM POWER9: An open foundation to power intelligent business decisions

Red Hat News - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 13:00

At Red Hat Summit 2019, we unveiled Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8, the next generation of the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform, which provides the scale, flexibility and innovation to drive enterprise workloads across the hybrid cloud. Even with the advancements across the platform, we recognize that there’s no singular panacea to overcome every unique IT challenge.

Keith Packard Talks About The Early Politics Of X Window System + Code Licensing

Phoronix - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 07:28
At last week's Linux.Conf.Au conference was an interesting presentation by longtime X developer Keith Packard on the early days of the pre-X.Org X Window System, the collapse of Unix, and how his views formed on copyleft licenses for building thriving communities...