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Intel Now Aiming For Gallium3D OpenGL Default For Mesa 20.0

Phoronix - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 02:50
While we had been eager for Intel's goal of defaulting to their new Gallium3D OpenGL Linux driver by EOY2019, it looks like that is going to swing by one quarter with the plan now for Mesa 20.0 at the end of Q1...

Purism Shares More Photos Of Initial Librem 5 Phones, PureOS UI

Phoronix - Thu, 10/17/2019 - 00:24
Now with more Librem 5 smartphones from their first batch now shipping, Purism has begun sharing more photos of the current hardware as well as the state of their Linux-based PureOS software stack...

A Quick Look At EXT4 vs. ZFS Performance On Ubuntu 19.10 With An NVMe SSD

Phoronix - Wed, 10/16/2019 - 23:00
For those thinking of playing with Ubuntu 19.10's new experimental ZFS desktop install option in opting for using ZFS On Linux in place of EXT4 as the root file-system, here are some quick benchmarks looking at the out-of-the-box performance of ZFS/ZoL vs. EXT4 on Ubuntu 19.10 using a common NVMe solid-state drive.

Arch Linux Nears Roll-Out Of Zstd Compressed Packages For Faster Pacman Installs

Phoronix - Wed, 10/16/2019 - 21:29
The upcoming release of Arch's Pacman 5.2 is bringing support for compressing packages with Zstd which ultimately will provide faster package installs on Arch Linux...

Open FinTech Forum Brings Together Technologists and Business Executives to Accelerate Development in Finance Sector

The Linux Foundation - Wed, 10/16/2019 - 21:00

Speakers and program announced for industry’s leading open source event for software and IT infrastructure in finance

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., October 16, 2019 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the speakers and program for Open FinTech Forum taking place December 9, 2019 at the Convene Conference Center in New York. To register, please visit:

Open FinTech Forum is where financial services IT decision makers come to learn about the open technologies driving digital transformation – technologies like AI, blockchain and more – and how to best utilize an open source strategy and implementation to enable new products, services and capabilities; increase IT efficiencies; establish and strengthen internal license compliance programs; and attract top-level talent and train existing talent on the latest disruptive technologies.

“Open FinTech Forum brings the open source communities that support financial services together with CIOs, IT managers and developers working in the heart of finance,” said Angela Brown, General Manager of Events at The Linux Foundation. “We’re looking forward to showcasing the industry’s emerging and established open technologies fueling this space.”

Keynote speakers include:

  • Partha Seetala, Chief Technology Officer,
  • Camilla Sharpe, WW Multivendor Software Support Business Line Executive, IBM
  • Sid Sijbrandij, Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer, GitLab
  • Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, The Linux Foundation

Session highlights:

  • A Pathway To Multi-Tenancy in Kubernetes – Paul Sitowitz, Software Engineering Manager, Capital One
  • Creating a Micro Open-Source Community with Kubernetes – Katie Gamanji, Cloud Platform Engineer, Condé Nast International
  • Architecting Enterprise Platforms for CI/CD, Cloud and SRE with AI and Analytics – Murali Kaundinya, Group CTO and Managing Director, Wells Fargo & Gopinath Janakiraman, Director, Merck
  • From Business Case to Blockchain in 30 Minutes – Shaul Kfir, Co-founder & CTO, Digital Asset
  • Here Be Dragons, Debunking Myths in Enterprise Open Source Engagement – Justin Rackliffe, Director, Open Source Governance, Fidelity Investments
  • “Opening” Wall Street: Challenging the Myths and Seizing the Opportunities of Open Source in Fintech – Gabriele Columbro, Executive Director, FINOS (Fintech Open Source Foundation)
  • Quantum Aspects in Information Technology: An Update – Christopher H Lameter, R&D Team Lead, Jump Trading LLC
  • Securing Cloud Native in Investment Banks: From Threat Model to SOC – Andrew Martin, Co-founder, ControlPlane
  • The Future of Banking: Securing Digital Asset Custody Solutions – Diana Henderson, Offering Manager, IBM Z and LinuxONE, IBM

Gold sponsors of Open FinTech Forum include Cloud Native Computing Foundation, IBM, and Sysdig. Silver sponsors include FOSSA, Hyperledger, StackRox, Synopsys, Tidelift and Weaveworks.

Financial Services IT decision-makers receive complimentary registration to the event. Linux Foundation members and LF project members receive a 20% discount on registration pricing. Email for discount or comp access codes.

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GNOME Shell + Mutter Begin Landing Graphene Integration

Phoronix - Wed, 10/16/2019 - 20:35
In the newest development code of GNOME Shell and Mutter for GNOME 3.36, Graphene integration has begun to replace some elements of Clutter...