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LLVM/Clang 10.0 Now Available With Better C++20 Support, New CPU Coverage

24. Březen 2020 - 14:57
The release cycle was dragged out an extra month due to bugs and there ended up even being a last minute sixth release candidate yesterday, but LLVM 10.0 and its sub-projects like Clang 10.0 and LLDB 10.0 were just tagged...

Phoronix Test Suite 9.6 Milestone 1 Further Enhances The Benchmark Result Viewer

24. Březen 2020 - 11:39
It has been just under one month since the release of Phoronix Test Suite 9.4 while available this morning is the first development snapshot/milestone on the road to next quarter's Phoronix Test Suite 9.6-Nittedal feature release...

Habana Labs Preps More Linux Code For Their AI Accelerators With The 5.7 Kernel

24. Březen 2020 - 11:19
Habana Labs, the AI accelerator start-up being acquired by Intel, has more driver improvements on tap for Linux 5.7...

Intel Working On OpenGL 4.x Support For Their OpenSWR Software Rasterizer In Mesa

24. Březen 2020 - 8:45
Intel is working to enable OpenGL 4.x functionality for their OpenSWR software rasterizer within Mesa...

LLVM 11 Flips On NVIDIA CUDA Offloading From 64-Bit ARM

24. Březen 2020 - 7:37
The latest LLVM 11 development code has enabled support for NVIDIA CUDA GPU device offloading from 64-bit ARM...

Google Engineer Posts Latest Patches For MAC + Audit Policy Using eBPF

24. Březen 2020 - 5:07
One of the interesting innovations for the eBPF in-kernel virtual machine in recent times is the work by Google on supporting MAC and audit policy handling by it. This stems from currently custom real-time security data collection and analysis of Google servers internally for real-time threat protection and this patch-set is part of their work on allowing similar functionality in the upstream Linux kernel...

F2FS File-System Adding Zstd Compression Support In Linux 5.7

24. Březen 2020 - 0:16
Being introduced by Linux 5.6 is optional F2FS transparent data compression support that was implemented with LZO and LZ4. Now for the Linux 5.7 kernel there is Zstd compression support on the way...

Trying Out Ubuntu 20.04 With ZFS + Zsys Automated APT Snapshots

23. Březen 2020 - 20:38
As part of the ZFS improvements for Ubuntu 20.04 with Canonical's Zsys initiative is the ability to automatically take snapshots on APT operations for being able to do a system rollback/revert if necessary following package management changes. I've begun trying out the ZFS/Zsys changes for Ubuntu 20.04 and so far is working well...

Valve's Half-Life: Alyx Released - Linux Build Still Coming

23. Březen 2020 - 18:08
Valve today released their Half-Life: Alyx virtual reality first-person shooter game and built atop their Source 2 engine...

NVIDIA Nsight Graphics 2020.2 Adds Vulkan GPU Trace Support

23. Březen 2020 - 17:00
NVIDIA has released a new feature update to their Nsight Graphics standalone developer tool for debugging and profiling applications/games built atop a variety of 3D APIs...

MythTV 31 Released With Video Decode Improvements, Finally Supporting Python 3

23. Březen 2020 - 16:38
For those stuck in home isolation amid the coronavirus pandemic, MythTV 31 has been released for any open-source DVR and HTPC needs...

Qt 5.15 Beta 2 Released For This Last Big Update Before Qt 6

23. Březen 2020 - 14:30
The second beta of the forthcoming Qt 5.15 tool-kit is now available for testing...

Jcat 0.1 Released As Alternative To Microsoft Catalog Files

23. Březen 2020 - 14:07
Richard Hughes of Fwupd/LVFS, PackageKit, and Colord notoriety last month announced Jcat as a new open-source project he initiated to serve as an alternative to Microsoft's Catalog files proprietary format...

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS vs. Clear Linux On The Intel Core i9 9900KS, AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

23. Březen 2020 - 12:13
While we have been seeing Ubuntu 20.04 LTS offer better performance with newer hardware platforms, how does the performance compare to Intel's performance-optimized Clear Linux? Here are some benchmarks on both AMD Ryzen 9 3900X and Intel Core i9 9900KS systems.

Linux 5.7 To Improve Spreading Of Utilization, Other Scheduler Work

23. Březen 2020 - 11:37
More improvements were queued in recent days to sched/core of CPU scheduler improvements on the table for the forthcoming Linux 5.7 kernel cycle...

Linux 5.6-rc7 Released - Looking Like A Calm Release

23. Březen 2020 - 10:53
Linus Torvalds commented that while Linux 5.6-rc7 may be going through strange times, the Linux 5.6 kernel development is looking normal...

Git 2.26 Released With Transport Protocol V2 Default, Continued Work Towards SHA256 Hashes

23. Březen 2020 - 6:17
Git 2.26 is out as the newest feature release for this distributed revision control system...

VMware Plumbing OpenGL 4.x Support For The VMWGFX Graphics Stack

23. Březen 2020 - 5:07
VMware's VMWGFX open-source Linux graphics driver stack for interfacing with their virtualization software to offer guest VM 3D acceleration that is in turn handled by the host's drivers will soon be offering OpenGL 4.x support...

Ubuntu 18.04/19.10/20.04 vs. Debian 10/Testing Benchmarks On AMD Ryzen

22. Březen 2020 - 21:29
While Ubuntu is based on Debian, for those wondering how the performance of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS is looking not only compared to the previous 19.10 and 18.04.4 LTS releases but also Debian 10.3 stable and Debian Testing, here are some benchmark results on an AMD Ryzen 9 3900X system.

XMMS-Inspired Audacious 4.0 Released With Move From GTK To Qt5 Toolkit

22. Březen 2020 - 19:19
For longtime Linux users who were fans of the XMMS audio player in the early 2000's, Audacious 4.0 has been released as the newest version of this XMMS-inspired audio player...