Open-source News

KDE Packs Away New Screensaver Setting, Other Changes For First Full Week Of November

Phoronix - Sun, 11/10/2019 - 20:30
It's been another busy week in KDE land with developers working through the massive code-bases comprising the KDE desktop environment on a variety of features and fixes...

How universities are using open source to attract students - Sun, 11/10/2019 - 16:00

Michigan Tech just launched, a virtual one-stop free shop for all things open source on campus. According to their site, Tech Today:

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Longtime Linux-Friendly X-Plane Flight Simulator Sees v11.40 Released

Phoronix - Sun, 11/10/2019 - 10:00
Besides X-Plane being one of the most realistic PC-based flight simulators, this flight simulator from Laminar Research has long supported Linux. Out this weekend is X-Plane 11.40 as the latest update and the last major release before they roll-out their long-awaited Vulkan graphics API support...

Benchmarks Of 10 Higher-End Intel/AMD CPUs On Ubuntu 19.10

Phoronix - Sun, 11/10/2019 - 03:45
With Ubuntu 19.10 bringing some CPU/system performance changes compared to earlier Ubuntu releases as a result of compiler/toolchain upgrades, the newer kernel, and more, here is a quick weekend look at how the Ubuntu 19.10 performance compares across ten different AMD Ryzen and Intel Core systems...

PulseAudio Adds GStreamer-Powered RTP Implementation

Phoronix - Sun, 11/10/2019 - 03:20
As an alternative to PulseAudio's existing RTP implementation, a new GStreamer-based Real-Time Transport Protocol has been introduced...

OpenZFS 2.0 Out In 2020 With Unified Linux/FreeBSD Support, OpenZFS 3.0 With macOS

Phoronix - Sun, 11/10/2019 - 02:21
Taking place this past week in San Francisco was the annual OpenZFS Developer Summit. As usual, Matthew Ahrens as the co-founder of Sun ZFS and current OpenZFS contributor at Delphix talked about the state of the open-source ZFS efforts in his keynote...

EXT4 File-System Picking Up New Direct I/O Read Implementation

Phoronix - Sun, 11/10/2019 - 00:41
Among other EXT4 file-system changes en route for the upcoming Linux 5.5 kernel is a new direct I/O read implementation...

Linux Sees Fix For "Critical" Scheduler Bug Introduced A Few Months Ago

Phoronix - Sun, 11/10/2019 - 00:04
Coming out Friday night was a series to address a "critical" scheduler issue with the Linux kernel...

AMD Volleys Another Batch Of Graphics Driver Changes For Linux 5.5

Phoronix - Sat, 11/09/2019 - 22:41
While the Linux 5.4 cycle is quickly winding down and with DRM-Next's cut-off crossing, AMD has sent in a last minute batch of changes it's targeting for the upcoming Linux 5.5 merge window...

HMEM Device Driver Coming For Linux 5.5

Phoronix - Sat, 11/09/2019 - 22:18
Intel's HMEM DAX driver is being added to Linux 5.5 for use-cases like their Optane DC Persistent Memory...

Rav1e 0.1 Marks This Rust-Written AV1 Encoder's First Official Release

Phoronix - Sat, 11/09/2019 - 20:59
Rav1e has been in development for more than one year now as the "safest and fastest AV1 encoder" thanks to being written in Rust while now their first official release is available...