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Git 2.24 Released With Commit Graphs By Default, Adoption Of Contributor Covenant

7. Listopad 2019 - 6:09
Released earlier this week was Git 2.24, which pardon for not punctually covering due to being extra busy this week, but this revision control system update is nevertheless an interesting update...

NVIDIA Launches Jetson Xavier NX As 70x45mm 10~15 Watt "AI Supercomputer"

6. Listopad 2019 - 23:39
NVIDIA announced today the newest member of the Jetson family: the Xavier NX as "the world's smallest supercomputer" coming in at smaller than the size of a credit/debit card. This mini supercomputer can deliver 21 TOPS for modern AI workloads while consuming less than 10 Watts or optionally a higher-performance 15 Watt mode...

Red Hat Is Still Hiring To Work On The Linux Desktop + Open-Source Graphics

6. Listopad 2019 - 18:58
Red Hat continues hiring developers to work on the open-source upstream graphics stack and other Linux desktop innovations...

Mesa 19.2.3 Released With Many Fixes While Waiting For Mesa 19.3 In A Few Weeks

6. Listopad 2019 - 18:18
Mesa 19.3 is expected to be out around the end of November as the next feature update to Mesa3D, but in the interim Mesa 19.2.3 has been released as the newest bi-weekly bug-fix release...

RADV Lands VK_EXT_subgroup_size_control For Exposing Wave32 On Navi/GFX10

6. Listopad 2019 - 14:26
Valve open-source developer Samuel Pitoiset has landed his work enabling the Vulkan VK_EXT_subgroup_size_control extension that for GFX10/Navi is being used to expose Wave32 capabilities...

Arm Porting LLVM's Hardware-Assisted Address Sanitizer To GCC

6. Listopad 2019 - 13:21
The latest of LLVM's "sanitizers" being ported for the GCC compiler stack is the hardware-assisted address sanitizer (HWASAN)...

UBports Begins Offering Ubuntu Touch 64-Bit ARM Images

6. Listopad 2019 - 12:49
While Ubuntu Touch has run on AArch64 hardware, to date their builds have been focused on 32-bit mode support. Fortunately, for select devices, they are now spinning 64-bit images...

Additional Intel "ANV" Vulkan Driver Performance Numbers For Gen11 Ice Lake Graphics

6. Listopad 2019 - 11:19
Complementing the earlier Intel Ice Lake "Gen11" graphics comparison and the Windows vs. Linux Ice Lake graphics driver numbers, here are some additional Vulkan data points in different Linux and Steam Play games...

GCC 7.5 Gearing Up For Release As The Last Compiler Update Of The Series

6. Listopad 2019 - 10:40
With GCC 10 due to be released in just a few months, GCC 7.5 is being prepared for release as what will be the last of the GCC7 stable series...

GPU Passthrough For FreeBSD's Bhyve Can Work But Is Fairly Rudimentary

6. Listopad 2019 - 7:27
FreeBSD's Bhyve hypervisor has had a wild ride over the past half-decade of development for advancing BSD virtualization support. Bhyve is mostly used on the server front but can also fill some desktop use-cases now that there is GPU pass-through support working albeit not yet polished...

Freedreno's MSM DRM Driver Getting Support For Older Adreno Parts On Linux 5.5

6. Listopad 2019 - 6:02
Rob Clark and his gang working on the Freedreno/MSM driver stack have prepared their kernel driver changes slated for the upcoming Linux 5.5 cycle...

FuryBSD Is A New Attempt At A Desktop Focused BSD

6. Listopad 2019 - 2:00
Joe Maloney of iXsystems has lifted the wraps on FuryBSD, a new desktop BSD focused on tight integration with FreeBSD. FuryBSD joins the likes of MidnightBSD and GhostBSD on providing a sane and easy-to-use desktop experience out-of-the-box along similar lines to the former PC-BSD (TrueOS)...

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Now Officially Available For Linux

5. Listopad 2019 - 20:18
Feral Interactive has just shipped their Linux (and macOS) port of Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition...

Zstd 1.4.4 Released With Faster Compression & Decompression Support

5. Listopad 2019 - 19:39
Facebook has released Zstd 1.4.4 today as the newest implementation of their increasingly used Zstanard compression algorithm...

Netflix Is An Example Of A Great Open-Source Corporate Patron To FreeBSD

5. Listopad 2019 - 18:36
With yesterday's article about the NUMA improvements to FreeBSD's network stack made by Netflix in their quest to serve 200Gb/s encrypted video content per server, in no time the forum comments were quick to theorize whether those changes would work their way back upstream to all FreeBSD users or due to the BSD license would be held as a guarded secret by the company. Fortunately, Netflix continues to impress when it comes to their open-source contributions...

Microsoft Will Release Their Edge Web Browser For Linux

5. Listopad 2019 - 17:40
Microsoft announced at their Ignite conference in Seattle that their Edge web-browser will see a Linux release...

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 Released With Kernel Live-Patching Support

5. Listopad 2019 - 17:12
Red Hat this morning announced the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1, the first update to RHEL8 since its general availability in May...

Years Late: Linux 5.5 To Offer Mainline Support For SGI's Octane MIPS Workstations

5. Listopad 2019 - 10:20
The Linux 5.5 kernel due out as stable in early 2020 will finally have mainline support for the MIPS-powered SGI Octane and Octane II workstations that originally ran with SGI's IRIX operating system about two decades ago...

The Linux Kernel Seeing Backport Progress Finally For The "$1.5 Million Dollar Bug"

5. Listopad 2019 - 8:42
Several weeks ago we wrote about a kernel fix for Linux 5.4 to address performance issues for highly-threaded Linux software running under CFS quotas. The fix can yield up to a 30x improvement in performance and one company estimated the impact of the bug cost them at least $1.5 million USD in extra resources/hardware. But now it looks like it will soon appear in a Linux 5.3 point release and possible back-ports to earlier kernels...

Libcamera Is Becoming An Increasingly Viable Open-Source Camera Support Implementation

5. Listopad 2019 - 7:00
With more cameras moving their image processing operations from micro-controllers to the CPU to save on manufacturing, libcamera was started last year to serve as an open-source camera support library across Linux / Android / ChromeOS for supporting these modern cameras...