Open-source News

Mir 1.5 Released With Bug Fixes & Wayland Improvements

Phoronix - Fri, 10/11/2019 - 18:48
Canonical's developers continuing to advance the Mir display server that continues to be focused on providing an abstraction for Wayland support have issued a new feature release...

AMD Linux Driver Bringing BACO Support To Older Sea Islands / Volcanic Islands GPUs

Phoronix - Fri, 10/11/2019 - 18:22
It's fairly rare these days seeing big patch sets out of AMD focused on improving the open-source Linux driver support for the likes of aging GPUs such as the Sea Islands and Volcanic Islands generations, but this Friday there is some notable development activity...

Intel's IWD Wireless Daemon Now Supports IPv6 Network Configuration Handling

Phoronix - Fri, 10/11/2019 - 18:05
Intel's open-source IWD wireless daemon that continues work on replacing WPA Supplicant is up to version 0.22...

A Deep Dive Into The Performance-Focused AMDGPU "Bulk Moves" Functionality

Phoronix - Fri, 10/11/2019 - 16:49
Recently on Phoronix you have likely heard a lot about the LRU "bulk moves" functionality for the AMDGPU driver after it was talked up by a Valve Linux developer for the performance help to Linux games and then the change landing in Linux 5.4 as a "fix"...

Everything you need to know about Grace Hopper in six books - Fri, 10/11/2019 - 15:02

Grace Hopper is one of those iconic figures that really needs no introduction. During her long career in the United States Navy, she was a key figure in the early days of modern computing. If you have been involved in open source or technology in general, chances are you have already heard several anecdotes about Grace Hopper. The story of finding the first computer bug, perhaps? Or maybe you have heard some of her nicknames: Queen of Code, Amazing Grace, or Grandma COBOL?

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How a business was built on podcasts for Linux: The story of Jupiter Broadcasting - Fri, 10/11/2019 - 15:01

I spend a lot of time on the road and enjoy listening to podcasts about a variety of topics.

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5 ways to contribute to open source during Hacktoberfest - Fri, 10/11/2019 - 15:00

There's always a lot to get excited about in October: sweater weather, pumpkin spice, Halloween costumes, and for the last three years, Hacktoberfest.

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"VIRTME" Revised For Virtualized Linux Kernel Testing

Phoronix - Fri, 10/11/2019 - 14:29
The "VIRTME" project was started years ago as a set of simple tools for running a virtualized Linux kernel that uses the host distribution or basic root file-system rather than a complete Linux distribution image. There hasn't been a new release of VIRTME in years but that changed on Thursday...

How To Set Permanent DNS Nameservers in Ubuntu and Debian

Tecmint - Fri, 10/11/2019 - 13:23
The /etc/resolv.conf is the main configuration file for the DNS name resolver library. The resolver is a set of functions in the C library that provide access to the Internet Domain Name System (DNS)....

Mesa's DRM Library Looking To Change Its Versioning Scheme

Phoronix - Fri, 10/11/2019 - 12:19
Mesa's DRM library could soon be shifting to a date-based versioning scheme similar to what is already employed by Mesa itself (year.release) and the X.Org Server is also looking at similar versioning...