Open-source News

Firefox 80 To Support VA-API Acceleration On X11

Phoronix - Sat, 07/04/2020 - 12:00
While recent Firefox releases have seen VA-API video acceleration working when running natively under Wayland, the Firefox 80 release later this summer will bring VA-API support by default to those running on a conventional X.Org Server...

Wine 5.12 Brings WebSocket API Support, Better RawInput Handling

Phoronix - Sat, 07/04/2020 - 03:53
Wine 5.12 is out for the US Holiday weekend testing...

Server Infrastructure Upgrade Weekend - AMD EPYC Rome Across The Board

Phoronix - Sat, 07/04/2020 - 01:30
There may be some brief, intermittent downtime this weekend as all of the Phoronix Media web server infrastructure is being upgraded. This also marks the first time in Phoronix's 16+ year history that the servers are AMD powered, thanks to the incredible success of the EPYC 7002 "Rome" series...

The Annual X.Org / Wayland / Mesa Conference Is Going Virtual Due To COVID-19

Phoronix - Fri, 07/03/2020 - 23:34
XDC 20 was set to take place this September in Poland but is now moving to an online event as a result of the ongoing coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic...

XFS / EXT4 / Btrfs / F2FS / NILFS2 Performance On Linux 5.8

Phoronix - Fri, 07/03/2020 - 22:00
Given the reignited discussions this week over Btrfs file-system performance stemming from a proposal to switch Fedora on the desktop to using Btrfs, here are some fresh benchmarks of not only Btrfs but alongside XFS, EXT4, F2FS, and for kicks NILFS2 was also tossed into the mix for these mainline file-system tests off the in-development Linux 5.8 kernel.

Intel Compute Runtime Update Adds OpenCL + oneAPI Level Zero For DG1

Phoronix - Fri, 07/03/2020 - 21:13
Intel's open-source Compute Runtime stack for providing OpenCL and oneAPI Level Zero support for their graphics hardware has now rolled out support for the DG1 Xe discrete graphics card...