Open-source News

Intel's Vulkan Linux Driver Lands Timeline Semaphore Support

Phoronix - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 13:55
A change to look forward to with Mesa 20.0 due out next quarter is Vulkan timeline semaphore support (VK_KHR_timeline_semaphore) for Intel's "ANV" open-source driver...

GStreamer Conference 2019 Videos Now Available Online

Phoronix - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 13:23
Taking place at the end of October during the Linux Foundation events in Lyon, France was the GStreamer Conference to align with the annual developer festivities...

Red Hat Introduces open source Project Quay container registry

Red Hat News - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 13:00

Today Red Hat is introducing the open sourcing of Project Quay, the upstream project representing the code that powers Red Hat Quay and

KDE Frameworks 5.64 Released

Phoronix - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 09:20
Sunday marked the release of KDE Frameworks 5.64 as the latest monthly update to this collection of libraries complementing Qt5...

Google Chrome To Begin Marking Sites That Are Slow / Fast

Phoronix - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 05:22
Chrome has successfully shamed web-sites not supporting HTTPS and now they are looking to call-out websites that do not typically load fast...

The Disappointing Direction Of Linux Performance From 4.16 To 5.4 Kernels

Phoronix - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 23:25
With the Linux 5.4 kernel set to be released in the next week or two, here is a look at the performance going back to the days of Linux 4.16 from early 2018. At least the Linux kernel continues picking up many new features as due to security mitigations and other factors the kernel performance continues trending lower.

SUSE Continues Working On Linux Core Scheduling For Better Security

Phoronix - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 20:55
SUSE and other companies like DigitalOcean have been working on Linux core scheduling to make virtualization safer particularly in light of security vulnerabilities like L1TF and MDS. The core scheduling work is about ensuring different VMs don't share a HT sibling but rather only the same VM / trusted applications run on siblings of a core...