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Mesa 20.2 Development Ends After Many New Features Land

Phoronix - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 04:09
Feature work on Mesa 20.2 is now over with the code having been branched today and Mesa 20.2-RC1 subsequently issued...

Open-Source GPU Driver Updates Sent In For Linux 5.9 From Sienna Cichlid To Rocket Lake

Phoronix - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 03:31
The Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) driver updates were sent in today for the Linux 5.9 kernel merge window. There are some big additions particularly with AMD Sienna Cichlid and Navy Flounder landing as Navi 2 parts but also a lot of other changes in tow...

Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS Released With The Latest Fixes

Phoronix - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 02:59
For those that prefer waiting until the first point release of a new Ubuntu Long Term Support series before upgrading, Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS is out with the latest bug and security fixes for the "Focal Fossa" release...

Fedora IoT Looks For Promotion To Becoming Official Spin

Phoronix - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 22:31
Fedora's less talked about "Internet of Things" (IoT) edition is looking to be promoted to an official spin for Fedora 33...

Perf Changes For Linux 5.9 Include Intel Arch LBR, Hygon RAPL, Comet Lake Uncore

Phoronix - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 22:09
The Linux perf events changes for the performance monitoring subsystem were already sent in and pulled for the in-development Linux 5.9 kernel...

GNU C Library 2.32 Released

Phoronix - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 19:07
GNU C Library 2.32 (glibc 2.32) is now available as this important library for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems...

PHP 8.0 Beta Released, Now Under Feature Freeze

Phoronix - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:58
The release of PHP 8.0 is now one step closer to reality with the first beta being issued today and this also marking the feature freeze for this version due out later in the year...

Linux 5.9 Introducing A Multi-Color LED Framework

Phoronix - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 16:25
Longtime Linux kernel developer Pavel Machek has taken over as sole maintainer of the LED subsystem. For this first pull request going into Linux 5.9 is a big addition... The multi-color LED framework code has finally been merged...

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