Open-source News

Additional Intel "ANV" Vulkan Driver Performance Numbers For Gen11 Ice Lake Graphics

Phoronix - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 18:19
Complementing the earlier Intel Ice Lake "Gen11" graphics comparison and the Windows vs. Linux Ice Lake graphics driver numbers, here are some additional Vulkan data points in different Linux and Steam Play games...

GCC 7.5 Gearing Up For Release As The Last Compiler Update Of The Series

Phoronix - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 17:40
With GCC 10 due to be released in just a few months, GCC 7.5 is being prepared for release as what will be the last of the GCC7 stable series...

An introduction to monitoring with Prometheus - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 16:02

Metrics are the primary way to represent both the overall health of your system and any other specific information you consider important for monitoring and alerting or observability. Prometheus is a leading open source metric instrumentation, collection, and storage toolkit built at SoundCloud beginning in 2012.

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Getting started with Pimcore: An open source alternative for product information management - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 16:01

Product information management (PIM) software enables sellers to consolidate product data into a centralized repository that acts as a single source of truth, minimizing errors and redundancies in product data.

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My first contribution to open source: Make a fork of the repo - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 16:00

Previously, I explained how I ultimately chose a project for my contributions. Once I finally picked that project and a task to work on, I felt like the hard part was over, and I slid into cruise control. I knew what to do next, no question. Just clone the repository so that I have the code on my computer, make a new branch for my work, and get coding, right?

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GPU Passthrough For FreeBSD's Bhyve Can Work But Is Fairly Rudimentary

Phoronix - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 14:27
FreeBSD's Bhyve hypervisor has had a wild ride over the past half-decade of development for advancing BSD virtualization support. Bhyve is mostly used on the server front but can also fill some desktop use-cases now that there is GPU pass-through support working albeit not yet polished...

Freedreno's MSM DRM Driver Getting Support For Older Adreno Parts On Linux 5.5

Phoronix - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 13:02
Rob Clark and his gang working on the Freedreno/MSM driver stack have prepared their kernel driver changes slated for the upcoming Linux 5.5 cycle...

FuryBSD Is A New Attempt At A Desktop Focused BSD

Phoronix - Wed, 11/06/2019 - 09:00
Joe Maloney of iXsystems has lifted the wraps on FuryBSD, a new desktop BSD focused on tight integration with FreeBSD. FuryBSD joins the likes of MidnightBSD and GhostBSD on providing a sane and easy-to-use desktop experience out-of-the-box along similar lines to the former PC-BSD (TrueOS)...