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LibreOffice 7.0 Git Adds Skia-Based Text Rendering Support

18. Březen 2020 - 19:35
With the in-development LibreOffice 7.0 one of the headlining changes is making use of Google's Skia library and with that is Vulkan rendering support. That initial implementation was using Skia to draw the UI while now it's also picking up text rendering responsibilities...

Linux 5.7 Getting Driver To Deal With More Buggy & Funky Looking Mice

18. Březen 2020 - 16:48
Linux 5.7 continues the trend of the community taking up new drivers being created to support different peripherals under Linux that amount to dealing with quirky/buggy behavior of the hardware...

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS A Nice Upgrade For AMD Ryzen Owners From 18.04 LTS

18. Březen 2020 - 14:00
Particularly for those on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS or derivative distributions based on the current long-term support base, moving to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS due out next month will yield some nice improvements particularly for those on newer platforms like the AMD Ryzen 3000 series. Here are some benchmarks at how the Ryzen 9 3900X performance is looking between Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS, Ubuntu 19.10, and the current Ubuntu 20.04 LTS development snapshot.

Intel P-State Driver Preparing To Migrate From "Powersave" To Passive Schedutil Default

18. Březen 2020 - 12:25
It looks like in the next one or two kernel releases we could see Intel transitioning their CPU frequency scaling governor default from the long-standing powersave to the modern schedutil governor. It's now believed schedutil should be at least as good as powersave...

Is Clear Linux Just A Toy Distribution By Intel?

18. Březen 2020 - 11:57
A user experimenting with Clear Linux had an opinion to share on their mailing list and referred to it as a "toy" distribution and some of our readers have expressed similar opinions on it. Here is the response by one of the Intel developers central to Clear Linux's development...

Devuan 3.0 "Beowulf" Reaches Beta For Debian 10 Without Systemd

18. Březen 2020 - 11:36
Devuan 3.0 "Beowulf" has finally reached beta as a spin of Debian 10 "Buster" created without a dependence on systemd...

IO_uring Is Maturing Well On Linux For Faster & More Flexible I/O - Benchmarks On Linux 5.6

18. Březen 2020 - 8:00
Since its introduction in Linux 5.1, IO_uring has been coming together quite nicely and getting better with each new kernel release. IO_uring is the effort for delivering faster and more efficient I/O by avoiding excess copies and other efficiency improvements over the existing Linux AIO code. Here are some comparison benchmarks off Linux 5.6 Git...

Fedora 33 Plans To Ship With Latest MinGW For Best Experience In Compiling Software For Windows

18. Březen 2020 - 5:00
With new feature work beyond the scope now of Fedora 32, we're beginning to get a better idea for some of the feature plans for Fedora 33 due out this autumn...

GrSecurity Linux Kernel To Focus More On Performance This Year

18. Březen 2020 - 0:36
The GrSecurity patches to the Linux kernel have long focused on security enhancements but this year they are said to be taking on a larger focus of performance optimizations...

Java 14 Reaches General Availability With Garbage Collection Improvements

17. Březen 2020 - 22:06
Java 14 has reached general availability today with numerous updates to the JDK...

Unity 2020.1 Beta Released With Numerous Vulkan + Linux Fixes

17. Březen 2020 - 19:34
Unity Tech has released the Unity 2020.1 game engine beta as their first quarterly update of the year...

Vulkan 1.2.135 Released With New + Promoted NVIDIA Extensions In Addition To Ray-Tracing

17. Březen 2020 - 17:56
While the most prominent addition to today's Vulkan 1.2.135 update is the provisional ray-tracing support, there are also other new extensions with this update...

Fedora 32 Beta Released With EarlyOOM By Default, GNOME 3.36 Desktop

17. Březen 2020 - 15:18
The beta of the highly anticipated Fedora 32 Linux distribution update is now available...

Vulkan Ray-Tracing Arrives With New Khronos Extension

17. Březen 2020 - 14:00
While Vulkan has had NVIDIA's ray-tracing extension (VK_NV_ray_tracing) extension, coming out today is Vulkan's first formal ray-tracing extension for cross-vendor/driver adoption.

Intel Continues Working On Significant GPU Power Optimization For The Linux Kernel

17. Březen 2020 - 13:08
A set of kernel patches to Intel's graphics driver helps improve the GPU power consumption to the extent of on Chrome OS seeing about 45 minutes extra battery life and several percent under the likes of Ubuntu Linux...

It's 2020 - Oracle Adds Meson Build System To Solaris

17. Březen 2020 - 12:04
Oracle continues releasing new updates to Solaris 11.4 but there still aren't any public signs of life past v11.4. Out now is Oracle Solaris 11.4 SRU19 with one interesting addition...