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OpenIndiana Hipster 2019.04 Brings MATE 1.22, More Python 3 Porting

12. Květen 2019 - 18:00
It seems to be the season of open-source Solaris operating system updates... In addition to a new OmniOS LTS release for that Illumos-derived platform, OpenIndiana Hipster has issued its newest quarterly update...

OpenMandriva Lx 4.0 RC Released, Rebases To LLVM Clang 8, Java 12, Linux 5.1

12. Květen 2019 - 15:13
Following their success in stripping out the remaining Python 2 bits, the release candidate of OpenMandriva Lx 4.0 is now available...

KDE To More Prominently Show FUSE Mounts, Many Other Improvements & Fixes

12. Květen 2019 - 13:30
It's been a particularly busy start to May for KDE developers...

Intel's Gallium3D Driver Will Now Try To Recover From GPU Hangs

12. Květen 2019 - 11:17
The Intel Gallium3D OpenGL driver performance is now in good shape for this new open-source Intel Linux GL driver compared to its "classic" Mesa driver, but there are still various other features to be ironed out before this "Iris" driver can become the new default. One of the items now crossed off the list is GPU hang recovery...

Solaris/Illumos-Based OmniOS Ships New LTS Release With Better Hardware Support

12. Květen 2019 - 8:37
While open-source operating system projects derived from the former "OpenSolaris" code now maintained by the Illumos community aren't exactly prolific these days, one of the projects that does continue cranking through and seeing commercial success as well is OmniOS. OmniOS r151030 was released this week in its "Community Edition" flavor with various improvements...

x86 FPU Optimizations Land In Linux 5.2 That Torvalds Loves But Worries Of Regressions

12. Květen 2019 - 7:59
As part of the first week of changes for the Linux 5.2 merge window, a patch series providing some x86 FPU optimizations were merged though there is some concern there could be regressions on older hardware...

The NULL TTY Driver Makes It Into The Linux 5.2 Kernel

12. Květen 2019 - 6:10
At first there was some concern over the practicality and use-cases for this driver, the NULL TTY driver has been merged for the Linux 5.2 kernel as part of the TTY/serial updates...

Linux 5.2 Live-Patching Makes Use Of GCC 9 Option That May Slowdown Select Cases

12. Květen 2019 - 5:22
If you make use of Linux kernel live-patching or even just have CONFIG_LIVEPATCH enabled, when switching to Linux 5.2 and building with GCC 9, the performance may be impacted in select workloads...

GDB 8.3 Debugger Brings RISC-V, Terminal Styling, C++ Injection, IPv6 Connections

11. Květen 2019 - 22:22
The big GDB 8.3 feature release was just announced by Joel Brobecker. This update to the GNU Debugger comes with many improvements and new features for assisting developers...

OpenMandriva Lx 4.0 Punts Python 2 Out Of Its Base OS

11. Květen 2019 - 20:55
While many other Linux distributions are still in the process of demoting Python 2 packages out of their main archive / base OS ahead Python 2 being EOL'ed at the start of 2020, OpenMandriva Lx 4.0 has now joined the class of Linux distributions having already succeeded in that tangled effort...

NixOS Takes Action After 1.2GB/s ZFS Encryption Speed Drops To 200MB/s With Linux 5.0+

11. Květen 2019 - 16:54
The change in Linux 5.0 that initially broke ZFS On Linux compatibility ends up being pretty nasty for the ZFS encryption performance... A NixOS developer reports that the functions no longer exported by Linux 5.0+ and previously used by ZoL for AVX/AES-NI support end up dropping the ZFS data-set encryption performance to 200MB/s where as pre-5.0 kernels ran around 1.2GB/s...

Linux 5.1.1 Released With Few Fixes

11. Květen 2019 - 13:56
For those that wait until the first point release before switching over to a new stable series, Linux 5.1.1 is out this morning...

Clear Linux Further Enhances Its Desktop Installer, Launches Help Forums

11. Květen 2019 - 10:11
Not only does Intel's Clear Linux distribution offer stellar out of the box performance, but they seem to be making it increasingly user/desktop friendly at this stage. There's been new GUI installer work as well as the launching of their own support forums...

Firefox & GNOME Can Finally Run On The AFS File-System With Linux 5.2

11. Květen 2019 - 8:43
AFS, the Andrew File-System that serves as a distributed file-system and used by the likes of Carnegie Mellon University and has seen ports to different operating systems, can now handle more programs running on top of the file-system like Firefox and GNOME...

Wine-Staging 4.8 Brings More Joystick Improvements, 64-bit ARM Windows App Fix

11. Květen 2019 - 7:20
Hot off the release of Wine 4.8, Wine-Staging 4.8 has already been released with its hundreds of patches re-based atop this latest upstream Wine code for handling Windows games/applications on Linux and other operating systems...

LWJGL 3.2.2 Updates Against Vulkan 1.1, Other New Packages

11. Květen 2019 - 6:46
For those making use of the Lightweight Java Game Library (LWJGL) for cross-platform libraries common to games/multimedia software, version 3.2.2 is now available with nearly a half year worth of updates...

The Linux Kernel Is Close To Enabling "-Wimplicit-fallthrough" By Default

11. Květen 2019 - 5:03
The -Wimplicit-fallthrough compiler flag has been around since GCC 7 for warning over switch fall-through cases where it could lead to potential bugs / unexpected behavior if the programmer inadvertently forgot to add a "break" statement to a case. The Linux kernel is looking to soon enable this warning by default...

Kaidan Joins KDE As A Jabber/XMPP Chat Client

10. Květen 2019 - 22:18
Kaidan is the newest program in the KDE family, which is a Jabber/XMPP client that ultimately hopes to compete with the likes of Telegram...

Intel's BFloat16 Support Plumbed Into GCC 10 & LLVM Clang 9 Compilers

10. Květen 2019 - 18:14
Last month Intel developers began working on adding BFloat16 support to the open-source/Linux compilers for this new instruction debuting with next-generation Xeon "Cooper Lake" server processors. That support is now squared away for GCC 10, due out next year, and LLVM Clang 9, which will be released this autumn...

Wine 4.8 Pops Open With Unicode 12.0, Better Joystick Support

10. Květen 2019 - 16:50
Wine 4.8 is now available as the latest bi-weekly snapshot for running Windows programs/games on Linux and other platforms...