Open-source News

Allowing cc/c++ To Be More Easily Changed Out Has Been Deferred To Fedora 34

Phoronix - Fri, 08/21/2020 - 15:43
Proposed last year for Fedora 32 was aiming to make it easier to swap out GCC for other alternate compilers (like Clang) by using the update-alternatives functionality on Fedora for handling the /usr/bin/cc and /usr/bin/c++ symbolic links. That work was deferred to Fedora 33 as it wasn't completed in time while now it's been deferred yet again to Fedora 34 next year...

Solving the AIOps, DevOps, and ITSM conundrum - Fri, 08/21/2020 - 15:02

The recent mad rush to scale to remote work may prove to be a key chapter in DevOps and AIOps evolution. This need for rapid, widescale change is creating a real conundrum concerning AIOps, DevOps, and ITSM, as organizations seek the best monitoring and incident response solution for their now distributed enterprises.

The key question both the DevOps and IT service management (ITSM) communities need to answer is how quickly they can pivot and adapt to increasing demands for operational intelligence.

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3 ways a legal team can enable open source - Fri, 08/21/2020 - 15:01

I am an open source lawyer for Red Hat. One important part of my job is to provide information to other companies, including their in-house counsel, about how Red Hat builds enterprise-class products with a completely open source development model and answering their questions about open source licensing in general.

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Being open to open values - Fri, 08/21/2020 - 15:00

In this installment of our "Managing with Open Values" series, I chat with Braxton, Director of Pricing for a nationwide U.S. insurance company and people manager.

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LLVM 11.0-RC2 Released For This Widely-Used, Open-Source Compiler Stack

Phoronix - Fri, 08/21/2020 - 12:02
The second and possibly final release candidate of LLVM 11.0 is now available for testing...

Radeon ROCm 3.7 Release Enables OpenMP 5.0 By Default In AOMP

Phoronix - Fri, 08/21/2020 - 09:00
AMD's software team has released version 3.7 of ROCm, the Radeon Open Compute stack as their alternative to NVIDIA's closed-source CUDA compute environment...

Why VALLIUM Is Just For Software-Based Vulkan & Not GPU Hardware Drivers

Phoronix - Fri, 08/21/2020 - 07:00
Merged into Mesa 20.3 earlier this week was VALLIUM as a Vulkan front-end to Gallium3D with an explicit focus to serve as a CPU/software-based Vulkan implementation and relying upon the Gallium/LLVMpipe infrastructure. But with VALLIUM being a Gallium3D front-end, some have wondered whether this could allow Vulkan to magically work with existing Gallium3D hardware drivers or even to run Vulkan on GPUs not natively supported by Vulkan...

Microsoft Is Backporting WSL2 To Their Windows 10 2019 Releases

Phoronix - Fri, 08/21/2020 - 06:22
WSL2 as a HyperV-powered more VM-like Windows Subsystem for Linux rolled out officially in the Windows 10 May 2020 Update. Microsoft though has now back-ported WSL2 to their Windows 10 November 2019 and May 2019 updates...