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Libre-SOC Still Persevering To Be A Hybrid CPU/GPU That's 100% Open-Source

Phoronix - Sat, 09/19/2020 - 00:26
The project that started off as Libre-RISC-V with aims to be a Vulkan accelerator but then decided on the OpenPOWER ISA rather than RISC-V is still moving ahead under the "Libre-SOC" branding...

Open Source Collaboration is a Global Endeavor, Part 2

The Linux Foundation - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 23:28

The Linux Foundation would like to reiterate its statements and analysis of the application of US Export Control regulations to public, open collaboration projects (for example, open source software, open standards, open hardware, and open data) and the importance of open collaboration in the successful, global development of the world’s most important technologies.

Today’s announcement of prohibited transactions by the Department of Commerce regarding WeChat and TikTok in the United States confirms our initial impact analysis for open source collaboration. Nothing in the orders prevents or impacts our communities’ ability to openly collaborate with two valued members of our open source ecosystem, Tencent and ByteDance. From around the world, our members and participants engage in open collaboration because it is open and transparent, and those participants are clear that they desire to continue collaborating with their peers around the world.

As a reminder, we would like to point anyone with questions to our prior blog post on US export regulations, which links to our more detailed analysis of the topic. Both are available in English and Simplified Chinese for the convenience of our audiences.

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X.Org Is Getting Their Cloud / Continuous Integration Costs Under Control

Phoronix - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 21:33
You may recall from earlier this year that the X.Org/ cloud costs were growing out of control primarily due to their continuous integration setup. They were seeking sponsorships to help out with these costs but ultimately they've attracted new sponsors while also better configuring/optimizing their CI configuration in order to get those costs back at more manageable levels...

Linux 5.10 To Support AMD SME Hardware-Enforced Cache Coherency

Phoronix - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 19:18
Linux 5.10 is set to support a new feature of AMD Secure Memory Encryption (SME) as part of the Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV)...

New /dev/random Implementation Hits 35th Revision

Phoronix - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 18:39
Going on for more than four years now has been creating a new /dev/random implementation and this Friday marks the 35th revision to this big set of patches that aim for better performance and security...

Etnaviv Gallium3D Adds On-Disk Shader Cache Support

Phoronix - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 18:24
Etnaviv as the open-source, reverse-engineered OpenGL graphics driver for Vivante graphics IP now has support for an on-disk shader cache...

Add throwing mechanics to your Python game - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 15:01

This is part 12 in an ongoing series about creating video games in Python 3 using the Pygame module. Previous articles are:

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Set up a Wekan kanban server on Linux - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 15:00

Wekan is an open source kanban board application that allows you to manage your daily tasks with (virtual) cards. You can create boards and cards and move them between columns as you make progress on each task. You can also add people who work with you to the tasks on the board. Like other kanban tools, Wekan also allows you to use colored labels on cards to facilitate grouping, filtering, and assigning them to specific people. Because Wekan is open source (distributed under an MIT License), it's easy to modify and use.

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How to Install Windows Subsystem for Linux

Tecmint - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 14:44

The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) runs a GNU/Linux Environment which includes most of the command-line utilities and applications on top of Windows OS. Traditionally there are many ways we can set up Linux

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Taiwins 0.2 Released As Modular Wayland Compositor That Supports Lua Scripting

Phoronix - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 12:02
Back in May the Taiwins Wayland compositor was announced as a compact compositor based on Libweston while Thursday marked its second release...