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KWinFT Projects Hit Beta Ahead Of Stable Releases Aligned With KDE Plasma 5.20

Phoronix - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 08:31
KWinFT as a fork of KDE's KWin focused on better Wayland support and other modernization efforts is approaching its first stable release next month around the same time as KDE Plasma 5.20...

Warzone 2100 Lands Vulkan Renderer, Adaptive V-Sync For 20+ Year Old Game

Phoronix - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 00:48
Warzone 2100 as the real-time strategy/tactics game that first premiered in 1999 before becoming open-source in 2004 and then fully open-source with game data in 2008 is now evolving in 2020 with Vulkan graphics support...

Debian 10.6 Released With Many Security & Bug Fixes

Phoronix - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 22:47
While Debian 11 "Bullseye" is on the way for release next year, Debian 10.6 "Buster" is out this weekend as the latest stable installment for this GNU/Linux distribution...

Mesa 20.3 Can Now Consume SPIR-V Binaries Generated By LLVM's libclc

Phoronix - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 22:02
Microsoft's work on Mesa continues with a Microsoft engineer reviving earlier work carried out by David Airlie for allowing SPIR-V binaries produced by LLVM's libclc library to work with Mesa OpenCL...

KDE Plasma 5.20 Should Be Crashing A Lot Less Under Wayland

Phoronix - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 18:24
Following the recent Plasma 5.20 beta release, KDE developers have been landing many fixes for the Plasma 5.20 desktop ahead of its official release in October...

SiFive Begins Adding RISC-V "Bullet" Microarchitecture Code To LLVM

Phoronix - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 15:57
On Friday night patches began to appear for "RISC-V Bullet" in the LLVM compiler code-base...

Build a successful community using a Linux leader's playbook - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 15:00

I love books about technology. My idea of a relaxing weekend is—legitimately—settling in with my copy of DocBook: The Definitive Guide (TDG to those of us who us who've read the whole series). I love learning to understand and integrate technology, and so those are the books I read.

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How to Add or Remove a User from a Group in Linux

Tecmint - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 14:46

Linux is by default a multi-user system (meaning many users can connect to it simultaneously and work), thus user management is one of the fundamental tasks of a system administrator. User management includes everything

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Apple Open-Sources Swift System, Adds Linux Support

Phoronix - Sat, 09/26/2020 - 12:00
Earlier this year Apple engineers announced Swift System as their new library for low-level system interfaces. They have now open-sourced Swift System while also introducing Linux support...