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KDE Begins Its Transition To GitLab, Plasma 5.20 Seeing Early Activity

Phoronix - Sat, 05/23/2020 - 21:29
With KDE Plasma 5.19 due for its stable release in early June, development efforts are beginning to focus on Plasma 5.20 for release later this year...

GCC 10.1 Compiler Optimization Benchmarks

Phoronix - Sat, 05/23/2020 - 19:00
With the recently minted GCC 10 compiler there was a request to see some fresh benchmarks at different compiler optimization levels and flags like LTO...

Wine-Staging 5.9 Picks Up A Patch In The Effort To Deal With Denuvo Anti-Cheat

Phoronix - Sat, 05/23/2020 - 18:34
Just hours after the release of Wine 5.9, the latest staging release is now available that is re-based to the latest upstream while continuing to toss in over eight hundred extra patches...

IBM and Facebook boost accessibility, Microsoft's apology, and other open source news - Sat, 05/23/2020 - 15:26

In this week’s edition of our open source news roundup, we share accessibility updates from Facebook and IBM, Microsoft's admission that it was wrong about open source, and more headlines you need to know.

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It's About Time: MIPS Release 5 + Warrior P5600 Support Coming With Linux 5.8

Phoronix - Sat, 05/23/2020 - 15:14
While MIPS Release 6 is the latest version of the MIPS ISA, the MIPS Release 5 support is finally set to be mainlined with the upcoming Linux 5.8 kernel cycle...

How to Compress Files Faster with Pigz Tool in Linux

Tecmint - Sat, 05/23/2020 - 14:34
Written by Mark Adler, Pigz is an acronym for Parallel Implementation of GZip. It’s a nifty compression tool that helps you compress files with blazing fast speeds. As an improvement of the good old...

Oracle Updates Many Packages With Solaris 11.4 SRU21

Phoronix - Sat, 05/23/2020 - 12:09
While still on the Solaris 11.4 series and no signs of major advancements beyond it, SRU21 was released this week by Oracle with quite a number of package updates...

Intel DPTF Battery Support Published For Linux

Phoronix - Sat, 05/23/2020 - 05:59
Intel is extending their Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework (DPTF) Linux support with battery participant device support...

Wine 5.9 Released With Latest WineD3D Vulkan Capabilities, DLL Improvements

Phoronix - Sat, 05/23/2020 - 03:11
Wine 5.9 is out as the latest bi-weekly development release for this software allowing Windows games and applications to generally run quite gracefully on Linux...

AMD Renoir Temperature Monitoring To Come With Linux 5.8

Phoronix - Sat, 05/23/2020 - 02:16
When it comes to the support for AMD Ryzen 4000 "Renoir" laptop support under Linux, as outlined in my testing so far this month the main caveat is needing Linux 5.6~5.7 for good graphics support but on the likes of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS with Linux 5.4 you will not have GPU acceleration. At least in the case of the Lenovo IdeaPad 5 I have been using to test, you also need Linux 5.7 Git for battery sensor support. Another item that in turn is coming with Linux 5.8 is CPU temperature reporting for the Renoir processors...