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KDE Developers Work Through More Bug Fixes & Features For Plasma 6.1

Phoronix - Sat, 04/20/2024 - 18:06
KDE developer Nate Graham is out with his weekly development summary to outline all of the prominent feature work and fixes that landed in the KDE space this week...

Wine 9.7 Works On Build System For ARM64X, Other ARM Improvements

Phoronix - Sat, 04/20/2024 - 08:34
Wine 9.7 is out this evening as the latest bi-weekly unstable development release for this open-source software to run Windows programs and games under Linux and other platforms...

Mozilla Finally Begins Offering Firefox ARM64 Linux Binaries

Phoronix - Sat, 04/20/2024 - 02:56
While the Firefox web browser has long worked on AArch64 Linux and Mozilla even offers Windows ARM64/AArch64 binaries, to date Mozilla hasn't released official ARM64/AArch64 binaries for Linux. That is finally beginning to change...

Git 2.45 Begins Landing Code For SHA1 & SHA256 Interoperability For Repositories

Phoronix - Sat, 04/20/2024 - 01:54
Junio Hamano announced the release today of Git 2.45-rc0 as the first test release toward the next version of this distributed version control system. Notable with Git 2.45 is beginning to land SHA1 and SHA256 interoperability work for repositories...

Godot's Vulkan Backend Seeing Better Performance, 10~20% Reduction In Frame Times

Phoronix - Sat, 04/20/2024 - 01:00
The Godot game engine has spent the past number of months collaborating with Google and The Forge to bring performance optimizations to their Vulkan back-end. While the immediate focus was on bettering Godot's Vulkan performance for Android mobile devices, this work will ultimately benefit all Vulkan platforms/users...

Miracle-WM 0.2 Released For Mir-Based Wayland Compositor

Phoronix - Sat, 04/20/2024 - 00:02
Announced back in February was Miracle-WM as a Wayland compositor built atop Mir and developed by Canonical engineer Matthew Kosarek. Today he announced version 0.2 as the latest feature update to this Wayland compositor with tiling window management...

Linux 6.10 Preps A Kernel Panic Screen - Sort Of A "Blue Screen of Death"

Phoronix - Fri, 04/19/2024 - 22:09
While systemd 255 last year introduced a "blue screen of death" inspired solution with systemd-bsod for presenting logged error messages full-screen, it's not appropriate for all errors. Systemd-bsod can work out for presenting full-screen messages in case of boot failures and other problems where user-space is alive. But the user-space code does little good in case of a kernel panic and similar issues bringing the system to a halt. Set to be introduced now with Linux 6.10 is a parallel "blue screen of death" like error presenting experience with the introduction of the DRM panic handler...

Intel Compute Runtime 24.13.29138.7 Brings Improved OpenCL/OpenGL Sharing

Phoronix - Fri, 04/19/2024 - 21:42
As the first new release to Intel's open-source Compute Runtime stack in about one month for this OpenCL and Level Zero compute support, Intel Compute Runtime 24.13.29138.7 was released this morning with much improved OpenCL/OpenGL sharing and interoperability on Linux, out-of-the-box support for the Xe kernel graphics driver, new optimizations, and many other changes...

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