Open-source News

Rav1e 0.3.1 Is 25~40% Faster At Low Speed Levels For Rust-Based AV1 Encoding

Phoronix - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 13:01
It was not even two full weeks ago that Rav1e 0.3 was released with speed optimizations and other AV1 encoding enhancements while released on Tuesday was Rav1e 0.3.1 with a change to boost encode speeds at lower levels...

NVIDIA Posts Firmware Needed For Open-Source GeForce 16 Series Acceleration

Phoronix - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 09:00
As written about last week, in the works for the Linux 5.7 kernel this spring is open-source NVIDIA "Nouveau" acceleration for the GeForce 16 series. That code is currently sitting in the Nouveau development tree until landing in DRM-Next for Linux 5.7, but NVIDIA has now posted the necessary firmware binaries needed for enabling the hardware acceleration on these Turing GPUs...

Mesa 20.0 Released With Big Improvements For Intel, AMD Radeon Vulkan/OpenGL

Phoronix - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 07:15
Mesa 20.0 is now released as the first quarter 2020 update to the Mesa 3D open-source graphics driver stack...

LLVM Adds MLIR-Vulkan-Runner To Run MLIR On Vulkan-Enabled GPUs

Phoronix - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 04:16
Added to the LLVM source tree today is mlir-vulkan-runner as a new utility for testing with some interesting possibilities...

Android 11 Developer Preview Shows Off New 5G APIs, Security Hardening, HDMI Low-Latency

Phoronix - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 02:20
Google has made their first public developer preview release of the forthcoming Android 11...

GNOME 3.34.4 Released With Many Bug Fixes

Phoronix - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 02:06
While GNOME 3.36 will be released in just a few weeks, GNOME 3.34.4 is out today as the latest stable update in the current series...

Mesa 20.0 Is Imminent With New Intel OpenGL Default, Intel + RADV Vulkan 1.2, OpenGL 4.6 For RadeonSI

Phoronix - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 00:23
With the release of Mesa 20.0 being imminent, here is a look at all of the new features for this first quarter update to the Mesa 3D stack for open-source OpenGL/Vulkan drivers.

Oracle Ships Solaris 11.4 SRU18 - Finally Mitigates The SWAPGS Vulnerability

Phoronix - Wed, 02/19/2020 - 23:23
Oracle today has released Solaris 11.4 SRU18 as the newest version of the long-running Solaris 11.4 series...