Open-source News

Intel's ConnMan Is Ready With WireGuard Support

Phoronix - Sun, 01/19/2020 - 22:36
In addition to NetworkManager having good WireGuard support in advance of this secure VPN tunnel tech landing with the Linux 5.6 kernel, Intel's ConnMan software is also ready with supporting WireGuard...

Open source fights cancer, Tesla adopts Coreboot, Uber and Lyft release open source machine learning - Sun, 01/19/2020 - 22:00

In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look machine learning tools from Uber and Lyft, open source software to fight cancer, saving students money with open textbooks, and more!

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Intel's OSPray 2.0 Ray-Tracing Engine Released

Phoronix - Sun, 01/19/2020 - 20:26
An area where Intel continues striking with rhythm and near perfection is on the open-source software front with their countless speedy and useful open-source innovations that often go unmatched as well as timely hardware support. Out this weekend is their OSPray 2.0 release for this damn impressive ray-tracing engine...

KDE Plasma 5.18 Seeing More Last Minute Work To Make It One Of Their Best Releases Ever

Phoronix - Sun, 01/19/2020 - 20:12
This past week KDE Plasma 5.18 reached beta for this next long-term support release of the modern KDE desktop. While it's approaching the finish line next month, developers have not let up on more improvements in making this one of their best and most polished releases ever...

One open source chat tool to rule them all - Sun, 01/19/2020 - 16:01

Last year, I brought you 19 days of new (to you) productivity tools for 2019. This year, I'm taking a different approach: building an environment that will allow you to be more productive in the new year, using tools you may or may not already be using.

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What's your favorite Linux terminal trick? - Sun, 01/19/2020 - 16:00
The beginning of a new year is always a great time to evaluate new ways to become more efficient. Many people try out new productivity tools or figure out how to optimize their most mundane processes. One area to assess is the terminal. Especially in the world of open source, there are tons of ways to make life at the terminal more efficient (and fun!) with shortcuts and commands.   
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The AMD Ryzen Thermal / Power Linux Reporting Improvements Working Well - V2 Up For Testing

Phoronix - Sun, 01/19/2020 - 13:04
A few days ago I reported on AMD's "k10temp" Linux kernel driver finally seeing the ability to report CCD temperatures and CPU current/voltage readings as a big improvement to this hardware monitoring driver. The work hasn't yet been queued for inclusion into the mainline kernel, but initial testing is working well and a second revision to the patches has been sent out...

X.Org's XDC2020 May Abandon Poland Conference To Find More Welcoming European Location

Phoronix - Sun, 01/19/2020 - 09:00
Hopefully you didn't yet book your tickets to XDC2020 as the annual X.Org conference as the venue -- and host country for that matter -- may change...

GNU Binutils 2.34 Branched - Bringing With It "debuginfod" HTTP Server Support

Phoronix - Sun, 01/19/2020 - 04:15
GNU Binutils 2.34 has been branched off in preparing for the upcoming release of this important set of "binary utilities" to the GNU compiler toolchain. Most interesting with Binutils 2.34 is in fact an optional HTTP server support for enhancing the developer/debugging experience...

More Details On Intel's CVE-2019-14615 Graphics Vulnerability, a.k.a. iGPU Leak

Phoronix - Sun, 01/19/2020 - 03:52
As for CVE-2019-14615 the Intel graphics vulnerability disclosed this week affecting Gen7 through Gen9 graphics architectures, it's been dubbed "iGPU Leak" by the researchers involved. Thanks to the researcher who originally discovered this vulnerability having reached out to us, we now have some more information on this issue they describe as a "dangerous vulnerability."..

Experimental Support For C++20 Coroutines Has Landed In GCC 10

Phoronix - Sat, 01/18/2020 - 21:16
As of this morning experimental support for C++20 coroutines has been merged into the GCC 10 compiler!..

The Linux Kernel Obsoletes The Intel Simple Firmware Interface

Phoronix - Sat, 01/18/2020 - 20:50
We haven't heard of the Simple Firmware Interface in a number of years, but that changed this week in Linux now formally marking SFI as "obsolete" and confirmation Intel does not plan to ship any future platforms with this standard that dates back to their early days of working on Atom-powered mobile devices...