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Fedora Linux 37 Beta To Be Released On-Time Next Week

10. Září 2022 - 10:51
Fedora Linux releases whether they be development/beta snapshots or the stable releases are known for slipping all too often. Fedora will often delay due to blocker bugs as they aim to deliver a bleeding-edge yet reliable Linux distribution and thus a week or two delay here and there isn't uncommon at all. While they have been delivering more timely releases than in the past with their notorious delays, for Fedora Linux 37 Beta they have delivered on the feat of an on-time release...

KDE Developers Prepare For Plasma 5.26, More Plasma Wayland Fixes Readied

10. Září 2022 - 10:29
KDE Plasma 5.26 is due for release on 11 October while the Plasma 5.26 beta is planned for next week. As such the developers involved have been quite busy with finishing touches ahead of the beta...

LLVM Begins Landing Support For Zstd Compressed ELF Debug Sections (ELFCOMPRESS_ZSTD)

10. Září 2022 - 10:11
Following the news from this summer of Zstd compression being eyed for use within LLVM, the code has begun being merged to allow for Zstd-compressed ELF debug sections as an alternative to the long-used Zlib...

Wine 7.17 Released As A Small Update For Running Windows Games/Apps On Linux

9. Září 2022 - 23:11
Wine 7.17 is out as the newest bi-weekly development release but due to the US Labor Day this past week seems to be a driving factor in this update coming in rather small...

AMD Posts "P-State EPP" Driver As New Attempt To Improve Performance-Per-Watt On Linux

9. Září 2022 - 18:42
Over the past year AMD engineers have been developing the AMD P-State CPU frequency scaling driver as an alternative to the long-used ACPI CPUFreq driver to provide better performance/power efficiency with Zen 2 and newer Ryzen/EPYC processors. Today they have now introduced AMD P-State EPP as they aim to deliver better performance-per-Watt...

VMware: ESXi VM Performance Tanks Up To 70% Due To Intel Retbleed Mitigation

9. Září 2022 - 16:18
VMware's performance engineering team today announced a performance regression in Linux 5.19 affecting compute performance up to -70%, networking up to -30%, and storage up to -13%. But the unfortunate thing is the heavy hitting regressions are known and a side effect of the Intel Retbleed mitigation for older processors...

openSUSE Leap Micro 5.3 Beta Released For Lightweight, Immutable OS

9. Září 2022 - 16:00
OpenSUSE has today made available their Leap Micro 5.3 Beta operating system as the lightweight, immutable OS intended for edge / embedded / IoT use-cases...

RADV Driver Switches To 100% Dynamic Rendering

9. Září 2022 - 11:38
Last month I wrote about the work being done by Jason Ekstrand for switching RADV completely over to dynamic rendering. That work has now panned out and as of a few minutes ago the transition to "100%" dynamic rendering for RADV has landed in Mesa 22.3...

AMD Prepares More RDNA3 Code, New GPU Reset Mode For RX 6000 Series With Linux 6.1

9. Září 2022 - 11:24
AMD has submitted an initial big batch of AMDGPU kernel graphics driver changes to DRM-Next ahead of the Linux 6.1 merge window...

Software Freedom Conservancy Votes To Accept

9. Září 2022 - 11:02
For the past two decades Red Hat has been behind for providing hosting for open-source projects like Cygwin, GNU GCC, GDB, Glibc, and many other projects. While Red Hat continues to sponsor the hosting and having their employees be involved with the maintenance, etc, for ensuring a secured future they have been looking to hookup with the Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC). The SFC has now voted in favor of accepting this long-time open-source hosting service into their umbrella...

RADV Ray-Tracing Now Works With AMD's Radeon GPU Profiler

9. Září 2022 - 10:35
Thanks to Samuel Pitoiset of Valve's open-source Linux graphics driver team, the Mesa Radeon Vulkan driver "RADV" now works with the AMD/GPUOpen Radeon GPU Profiler...

Linux 6.1 To Drop Radeon DRM Driver's Legacy & Broken DP MST Code

9. Září 2022 - 10:06
In addition to the drm-misc-next pull from earlier in the week, another set of Direct Rendering Manager updates for the core DRM code and smaller drivers has now been submitted for DRM-Next...

Intel Acquires The Team Behind ArrayFire GPU Acceleration / Parallel Computing Software

9. Září 2022 - 1:28
In addition to Intel acquiring Linutronix as the company known for their work on the real-time (RT) kernel patches and other contributions and then back in June acquiring Codeplay Software, Intel has today made another notable software talent acquisition... Intel announced this afternoon that the team behind ArrayFire has joined the company to further their ambitious software endeavors...

Intel Details More Arc Graphics A-Series Hardware Specifications

8. Září 2022 - 23:15
Intel has detailed more of the Arc Graphics A-Series hardware specifications for upcoming models, including the A700 series...

Blender 3.3 CPU-Based Performance Looking Nice For AMD & Intel

8. Září 2022 - 17:53
With yesterday's release of Blender 3.3 much of the excitement has been about the new Intel oneAPI back-end for Arc Graphics acceleration and also improvements to AMD's HIP back-end for supporting GPUs back to Vega. However, even if you are using CPU-based rendering, Blender 3.3 LTS is looking like a nice upgrade for better performance...

AMD Releases FidelityFX Super Resolution FSR 2.1

8. Září 2022 - 14:37
AMD's GPUOpen group has released an updated version of FidelityFX Super Resolution 2. The new FSR 2.1 brings quality enhancements and a reduction in artifacts as the primary benefits over the original FSR2 that was unvelied earlier this year and open-sourced during the summer...

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D - Windows 11 vs. Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Linux Benchmarks

8. Září 2022 - 11:10
With the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D as the first consumer processor with AMD 3D V-Cache technology that launched earlier this year, the Linux performance has been fantastic for a variety of workloads especially in areas of technical computing and other non-gaming workloads -- similar to the great results we've enjoyed with AMD EPYC Milan-X processors too. One of the areas I hadn't had a chance to look at until recently was how the Windows 11 vs. Linux performance is looking for this Ryzen CPU with its 96MB L3 cache. Here are those quick benchmarks.

Distrobox 1.4 Released - Easier Container Upgrades, Local Podman Install For Steam Deck

8. Září 2022 - 10:49
Distrobox is the open-source software that quickly and easily fires up Linux distributions in containers for helping to augment the package selection from your host distribution, easily experiment with different distributions, and other use-cases. Distrobox 1.4 is out this week with the latest enhancements for this project...

Vulkan 1.3.227 Adds Legacy Dithering Extension To Help OpenGL On Vulkan

8. Září 2022 - 10:28
Last week saw the debut of Vulkan 1.3.226 with mesh shader support introduced as a new cross-vendor extension while out this morning is Vulkan 1.3.227 with a new extension for helping the layering of OpenGL atop Vulkan...

Qt 5.15.6 LTS Open-Source Version Released

8. Září 2022 - 10:16
One day shy of a year since Qt 5.15.6 LTS Commercial was released, The Qt Company has now published that point release as open-source...