Open-source News

Vim Creator Bram Moolenaar Aiming To Improve Vim Performance With Vim9 Fork

Phoronix - Sat, 01/04/2020 - 20:14
Bram Moolenaar began developing Vim as an improvement over the Vi editor while now he is looking to make improvements over Vim itself with an experimental fork called Vim9...

Zink Is Moving Closer To OpenGL 3.0 Support Over Vulkan

Phoronix - Sat, 01/04/2020 - 17:29
Zink was one of the Mesa/Gallium3D innovations that saw mainline status in 2019 for offering OpenGL support atop Vulkan hardware drivers. While an interesting approach, so far only the dated OpenGL 2.1 support has been exposed but the Collabora-led effort is closing in on OpenGL 3.0 capabilities...

DevOps is a solution to burnout worth investing in - Sat, 01/04/2020 - 16:02

Not a day goes by that I don't see a tweet or hear somebody talking about burnout. Burnout is becoming a pervasive part of our lives, especially in tech and open source communities. In What you need to know about burnout in open source communities, I defined burnout and explored its causes, symptoms, and potential treatments. But a better question is about prevention: How do we change the underlying processes, cultures, and tools to prevent burnout from occurring in the first place?

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State saves millions with open source EHR - Sat, 01/04/2020 - 16:00

In the decade since they were made a cornerstone of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act in 2009, electronic health records (EHRs) have become omnipresent in the US health system. EHRs enable healthcare providers to keep track of their patients' medical data and share it with other authorized parties.

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X.Org Server Development Hits A Nearly Two Decade Low

Phoronix - Sat, 01/04/2020 - 14:49
With Red Hat shifting their support to Wayland and expecting the X.Org Server to go into a hard maintenance mode quickly, in 2019 indeed it did...

The Linux Kernel Code of Conduct Committee Begins Offering Regular Reports

Phoronix - Sat, 01/04/2020 - 13:00
Back in late 2018 when Linus Torvalds went on a sabbatical from kernel development to focus on his inter-personal skills, the kernel added a Code of Conduct. To date there hasn't been much transparency into the Code of Conduct committee that acts upon violations, but that is changing in 2020...

Wine 5.0-RC4 Released With The Stable Update Expected Later This Month

Phoronix - Sat, 01/04/2020 - 05:31
While complicated by New Year's festivities, Wine 5.0-RC4 was released today with just fifteen bug fixes for the week -- also a sign of the development cycle winding down for this annual Wine stable release...

Fedora 32 Looking At Using EarlyOOM By Default To Better Deal With Low Memory Situations

Phoronix - Sat, 01/04/2020 - 04:03
For months there has been many different discussions over the Linux desktop's poor performance when under memory pressure / out-of-memory type situations. That has resulted in some upstream work so far like GNOME GLib's GMemoryMonitor as well as discussions by distribution vendors about what solutions they could enable today to help the low memory situations. Fedora 32 could begin shipping and using EarlyOOM by default to help in this area...