Open-source News

Fedora 31 Will Be Released Next Week Tuesday

Phoronix - Fri, 10/25/2019 - 07:05
While Fedora 31 didn't make its original release target of this week due to being delayed by installer issues and DNF bugs, those blocker bugs have now been addressed and this next installment of Red Hat's Fedora Linux is coming out next week!..

Zink Is Almost In Mesa For Offering OpenGL 2.1 / GLES 2.0 Over Vulkan

Phoronix - Fri, 10/25/2019 - 04:53
Zink is the year-old effort led by Collabora's Erik Faye-Lund on developing a Mesa driver that maps OpenGL over Vulkan. It's now nearly within Mesa pending the merge request to actually add it...

An Introduction To Intel's Tremont Microarchitecture

Phoronix - Fri, 10/25/2019 - 01:30
Intel's Stephen Robinson is presenting today at the Linley Fall Processor Conference on the company's Tremont microarchitecture. Here is a look at Tremont from our pre-briefing earlier this week.

Intel Icelake "Gen11" Graphics Are A Huge Upgrade Over Gen9 With Good Linux Support

Phoronix - Thu, 10/24/2019 - 23:23
Earlier this week I delivered our initial look at the Core i7-1065G7 Icelake Linux performance compared to Whiskey Lake and Kabylake-R. The CPU performance improvements and performance-per-Watt for this 10nm+ CPU is a big upgrade over those earlier notebooks while now here is our first look at how the Icelake "Gen11" graphics compare to those aging Gen9 graphics.

Qt 5.14 Beta 2 Released As Another Chance To Test The Big Toolkit Update

Phoronix - Thu, 10/24/2019 - 22:14
The second beta of the forthcoming Qt 5.14 is now available for testing ahead of this Qt5 tool-kit update before more attention turns to focusing on Qt 6.0 for release around this time next year...

Red Hat Provides New VirtIO Windows Driver Installer

Phoronix - Thu, 10/24/2019 - 19:39
Red Hat engineers are busy working on oVirt 4.4 as the next feature release for this virtualization management platform that forms the basis of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. For this next release they are planning to ship a new Windows installer for their drivers to ease the deployment...

F2FS File-System Seeing LZO/LZ4 Compression Support

Phoronix - Thu, 10/24/2019 - 18:58
Similar to the transparent file-system compression that has been available on the likes of Btrfs and ZFS for years, the Flash-Friendly File-System (F2FS) is also in the process of receiving native compression support...

Intel 8K Display Support Should Be Working With Linux 5.4

Phoronix - Thu, 10/24/2019 - 18:50
On top of the many Linux 5.4 features we have been talking about so far, it turns out with this kernel update due out in November that 8K display support for Intel (Gen11 Icelake and newer) should be in order...