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GNOME Shell + Mutter 3.36 Released Following Last Minute Fixes

8. Březen 2020 - 1:49
In preparing for the GNOME 3.36 stable release due out on 11 March, GNOME Shell and Mutter issued their final v3.36.0 releases on Saturday...

APT 2.0 Released For Debian Package Management

7. Březen 2020 - 22:34
Over the past year Debian developers have been working towards APT 2.0 while now it is officially released for the advanced package tool on Debian, Ubuntu, and other DEB-based platforms...

The New Microsoft exFAT File-System Driver Is Set To Land With Linux 5.7

7. Březen 2020 - 17:30
Linux 5.4 brought a preliminary Microsoft exFAT file-system driver after Microsoft made the exFAT specification public and encouraged the support for Linux. But with the Linux 5.7 kernel this spring, a new exFAT file-system driver is going to land that is a much improved version of the earlier code...

Thermal Pressure On Tap For Linux 5.7 So The Scheduler Can Be Aware Of Overheating CPUs

7. Březen 2020 - 17:07
Going back about two years has been work by Linaro on "thermal pressure" support for the scheduler so that it can make better task placement decisions among CPU cores when any of the core(s) are being restricted by running too hot. That work is now set to finally land this spring with the Linux 5.7 kernel...

Ubuntu 20.04 Atop ZFS+Zsys Will Take Snapshots On APT Operations

7. Březen 2020 - 16:30
Ubuntu 20.04 is coming out next month and will be the first LTS release with Ubuntu desktop ZFS support available for the root file-system after it was made easy-to-deploy the Ubuntu desktop on ZFS last cycle. One of the areas being expanded upon with the ZFS support has been Ubuntu's Zsys daemon for offering extra functionality for ZFS-based setups...

Qt Creator 4.12 Reaches Beta

7. Březen 2020 - 13:30
The Qt Company has put out the first public beta of the Qt Creator 4.12 integrated development environment focused on Qt/C++ development...

Vulkan 1.2.134 Released With Many Fixes/Clarifications, New Qualcomm Extension

7. Březen 2020 - 13:16
The Khronos Group has released Vulkan 1.2.134 as their newest revision to this high-performance graphics/compute API...

F2FS vs. EXT4 File-System Performance With Intel's Clear Linux

6. Březen 2020 - 19:12
Intel's performance-oriented Clear Linux distribution recently added support for using F2FS as the root file-system so we were curious to run some benchmarks on it for how it stacks up against EXT4.

GNOME 3.36 RC2 Released Ahead Of The Official Desktop Update Next Week

6. Březen 2020 - 17:58
The second and final release candidate for the GNOME 3.36 milestone is now available for testing this weekend ahead of the official GNOME 3.36.0 debut next week...

Systemd 245 Released - First Version Including Systemd-Homed

6. Březen 2020 - 14:25
Systemd 245 RC2 was released just earlier this week while now it has been succeeded by the stable release of systemd 245...

Acer Is Launching In Germany What Could Be A Great AMD Ryzen 5 4500U Linux Laptop

6. Březen 2020 - 14:14
For those that have been looking out for an AMD Linux laptop powered by a Ryzen 4000 series processor, Acer is set to launch a new laptop at least in Germany that could be quite appealing to Linux users...

Intel's Linux Driver Sees Async Flipping Patches For Better Performance

6. Březen 2020 - 13:09
The latest Intel Linux graphics driver optimization being worked on is asynchronous page-flipping...

Linux PPPD Has A 17 Year Old Vulnerability That Could Lead To Remote Code Execution

6. Březen 2020 - 12:39
It turns out the Point-to-Point Protocol Daemon (PPPD) used for dial-up models, DSL, and other point-to-point network setups on Linux has been bugged for the past seventeen years with a buffer overflow vulnerability that could lead to remote code execution at the system level...

Linux 5.1 To Linux 5.6 Benchmarks On The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X

6. Březen 2020 - 12:15
For those wondering how the Threadripper 3990X is performing with the upcoming Linux 5.6 kernel, here are benchmarks of a recent development snapshot of Linux 5.6 as well as benchmarking all of the major kernel releases going back to Linux 5.1...

Mesa 20.1 Lands OpenGL Threading Improvements

6. Březen 2020 - 9:06
Mesa's OpenGL threading "glthread" support has been around for a while but come Mesa 20.1 next quarter will be further improvements to this performance feature...

Mesa 20.0.1 Released With First Batch Of OpenGL/Vulkan Driver Fixes For The Quarter

6. Březen 2020 - 6:00
Following the release of Mesa 20.0 in mid-February, the first point release to this quarter's Mesa 3D feature series is now available...

GNOME's Genius Math Tool Finally Ported To GTK3

6. Březen 2020 - 1:52
GNOME Genius, one of the oldest GNOME programs and what served as the desktop's original calculator, has finally been ported to GTK3 and seen a new release in 2020...

Samba 4.12 Released With Performance Improvements, IO_uring Support

5. Březen 2020 - 22:14
Samba 4.12 is out this week as a big update to this prominent SMB/CIFS implementation for file exchange and printer sharing predominantly with Microsoft Windows systems...

Wine's Vulkan Code Seeing Performance Improvements, Further Enhancing DXVK

5. Březen 2020 - 19:00
D9VK (now part of DXVK) developer Joshua Ashton has proposed a set of patches to Wine's Vulkan library (Winevulkan) that should help with performance...

Panfrost Gallium3D Driver Seeing New "BIR" Compiler

5. Březen 2020 - 18:34
The Panfrost open-source, reverse-engineered Arm Mali Gallium3D driver is seeing work on a new driver-specific IR and compiler back-end...