Open-source News

LXQt 2.0 Released For Qt6 Desktop Port, Greater Wayland Support

Phoronix - Wed, 04/17/2024 - 20:45
LXQt 2.0 is now available for this lightweight desktop environment that has now been ported to the Qt 6.6+ toolkit. Additionally, much of the LXQt components are ready to be used under Wayland compositors...

Former Nouveau Lead Developer Joins NVIDIA, Continues Working On Open-Source Driver

Phoronix - Wed, 04/17/2024 - 18:45
Following last year Nouveau receiving support for running with the NVIDIA GSP firmware and initial GeForce RTX 40 series accelerated support, Ben Skeggs of Red Hat unexpectedly resigned as the Nouveau kernel driver maintainer. It turns out this longtime open-source Nouveau driver developer is now employed by NVIDIA Corp and continuing to work on the open-source Linux graphics driver...

RPM 4.20 Approved For Fedora 41 To Advance Hands-Free Packaging

Phoronix - Wed, 04/17/2024 - 18:24
The Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee (FESCo) has approved RPM 4.20 to land for the Fedora 41 cycle that will debut in H2'2024. RPM 4.20 is a significant update for this widely-used packaging format...

Linux 6.10 To Add Script For Building ARM64 Flat Image Trees

Phoronix - Wed, 04/17/2024 - 18:10
Queued as part of the ARM64 patches in the various "-next" branches ahead of the Linux 6.10 merge window is a script for being able to build Flat Image Trees (FITs). A Flat Image Tree is the compiled Linux kernel paired with the associated DeviceTree content that is compressed and easily then distributed and executed by capable bootloaders...

GNOME Mutter Lands NVIDIA Hybrid GPU Copy Acceleration

Phoronix - Wed, 04/17/2024 - 17:52
Merged on Tuesday into GNOME Mutter is NVIDIA secondary GPU copy acceleration support that allows for much better performance of hybrid laptops featuring integrated graphics paired with a discrete NVIDIA GPU...

XWayland 24.1 RC Released With Explicit Sync, Improved Rootful & GLAMOR Optimizations

Phoronix - Wed, 04/17/2024 - 17:45
As expected, the first release candidate of the forthcoming XWayland 24.1 is now available ahead of its planned stable debut in May...