Open-source News

System76 Laptops To See Some Useful Improvements With Linux 5.16

Phoronix - Sat, 10/23/2021 - 03:14
Patches queued this week into the platform-drivers-x86 "for-next" branch ahead of the Linux 5.16 merge window will provide some useful improvements to System76 laptop owners...

PipeWire 0.3.39 Brings Libcamera Plugin Improvements, Better Compatibility For JACK Apps

Phoronix - Sat, 10/23/2021 - 01:43
PipeWire 0.3.39 was released on Thursday as the newest update to this audio/video stream solution for Linux systems that continues proving itself capable of replacing the roles of JACK and PulseAudio, among other use-cases...

Intel Posts The "Last Part" To Their AMX Bring-Up For Linux

Phoronix - Fri, 10/22/2021 - 21:07
While for many years we have been accustomed to seeing Intel land their new hardware feature enablement work in the Linux kernel and related components well ahead of products shipping, occasionally there are lapses due to various internal and external timings. The launch of Sapphire Rapids is quickly approaching and one of the major additions is Advanced Matrix Extensions with its Linux support still being in the works...

An Early Look At The GCC 12 Compiler Performance On AMD Zen 3

Phoronix - Fri, 10/22/2021 - 18:07
GCC 12 isn't seeing its stable release until around March~April as usual, but with feature development slowly wrapping up as approaching the next stage of development next month to focus on fixes, recently I wrapped up some preliminary benchmarks for how GCC 12.0 is currently performing against GCC 11.2 on an AMD Ryzen 9 5950X (Zen 3) system...