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WireGuard Didn't Make It Into Linux 5.2 Due To Windows Port, But That Is Now Available

9. Květen 2019 - 5:00
As for WireGuard not making it into the Linux 5.2 kernel, the lead developer of this secure network tunnel explained in an email into Phoronix that it was due to his focus on getting the WireGuard Windows support in order. But as of today that initial Windows port is now available and he'll be returning to focusing on the Linux code...

XFS In Linux 5.2 Gets "A Big Pile Of New Stuff"

9. Květen 2019 - 1:39
While EXT4 in Linux 5.2 sees (optional) case insensitive file-name/directory support, the XFS file-system is seeing "a big pile of new stuff" introduced albeit it's made up of a lot of fixes and some new functionality...

Krita 4.2 Alpha Brings Performance Improvements, Other Digital Painting Enhancements

8. Květen 2019 - 23:58
Krita 4.2 is slated to be released later in May while today an alpha release is available for helping to test this release, which should be in largely good shape considering there were more than 200 bugs closed in the past month...

Next-Gen AMD EPYC Changes To EDAC Driver Sent In For Linux 5.2 Kernel

8. Květen 2019 - 21:28
The notable change with the "EDAC" changes for Linux 5.2 comes down to the "Zen 2" support for the new AMD EPYC processors launching later this year...

Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 Released With Better Stability, OTA-10 To Bring Mir 1.1 + Unity 8

8. Květen 2019 - 20:27
The UBports community has released Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 as the newest release of Ubuntu for tablets/smartphones...

D9VK Sees Inaugural Release For Running Direct3D 9 Games On Vulkan

8. Květen 2019 - 19:46
D9VK, the project based on DXVK and providing a Direct3D 9 to Vulkan translation layer, has tagged its first release for this promising project to assist those wanting to enjoy older D3D9 Windows games via Wine/Proton...

Networking Changes For Linux 5.2 Bring New Realtek Driver But No WireGuard

8. Květen 2019 - 19:35
David Miller sent in the networking subsystem changes on Tuesday night for the in-development Linux 5.2 kernel...

GNOME 3.32.2 Offers Up The Latest Batch Of Fixes

8. Květen 2019 - 17:32
GNOME 3.32.2 is now available as the latest (and final) stable release update for March's big GNOME 3.32 desktop...

Endless Is Now Trying To Teach Kids To Program With Linux Games

8. Květen 2019 - 17:17
Endless Computers, the startup that has been heavy contributors to GNOME among other open-source projects as part of their endeavor for selling low-cost computers in developing countries powered by their own Linux distribution and recently began offering a $299 laptop to teach kids to code is now hoping to motivate more kids to get involved with programming through Linux games...

Initial Benchmarks Of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0 On An Intel Xeon Cascade Lake Server

8. Květen 2019 - 15:50
Since yesterday's release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0 we have been busy firing up benchmarks of RHEL8 on multiple workstations and servers. Over the next week or two will be some interesting benchmark results on multiple systems compared to multiple operating systems while for some preliminary RHEL8 performance data are benchmarks of the new Red Hat Linux distribution from the dual Intel Xeon Platinum 8280 "Cascade Lake" Gigabyte server compared to CentOS 7.6 (RHEL 7.6), Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS, Ubuntu 19.04, Fedora Server 29, Fedora Server 30, openSUSE Leap 15, and Clear Linux 29250.

EXT4 Case Insensitive Support Sent In For The Linux 5.2 Kernel

8. Květen 2019 - 13:00
The EXT4 case-insensitive directories / file-name lookups were sent in yesterday for the mainline Linux 5.2 kernel...

GTK 3.96 Released As Another Step Closer To GTK 4.0

8. Květen 2019 - 11:47
It's been quite a while since last hearing anything major about the overdue GTK4 tool-kit release but now available is GTK 3.96 as a test version that positions GNOME's tool-kit closer to where they want it for GTK 4.0...

Radeon ROCm 2.4 Released With TensorFlow 2.0 Compatibility, Infinity Fabric Support

8. Květen 2019 - 10:07
AMD on Tuesday released a new version of the Radeon Open Compute "ROCm" OpenCL/compute GPU stack with two primary new features...

When x86 CPU Stacks Overflow, They Will Now Be More Pronounced With Linux 5.2+

8. Květen 2019 - 8:46
While the x86 IRQ changes to the Linux kernel during the merge window periods don't tend to be too interesting for end-users, there is a pleasant change introduced with the Linux 5.2 kernel...

KWin-LowLatency: An Effort To Yield Less Stutter & Lower Latency With The KDE Desktop

8. Květen 2019 - 6:00
The kwin-lowlatency project is an independent fork of the KWin window manager / compositor aiming to deliver less stutter and a more responsive KDE desktop experience...

ARM64 To Finally Broadcast Its Spectre State Via Sysfs, Prep For Neoverse & SVE2

8. Květen 2019 - 5:00
Longtime Linux kernel developer Will Deacon sent in the 64-bit ARM (ARM64 / AArch64) architecture changes on Monday for the in-development Linux 5.2 kernel...

Linux 5.2 Staging Adds New Subsystem/Drivers Yet Is 111k Lines of Code Lighter

7. Květen 2019 - 23:54
Linus Torvalds happily pulled in the staging subsystem updates today for the Linux 5.2 kernel. While new functionality was added to staging including two new "subsystems", the overall net change for the lines of code is being 111,641 lines of code less...

Android Q's ANGLE Offering OpenGL ES On Top Of Vulkan 1.1

7. Květen 2019 - 20:37
With the Google I/O conference happening this week, Android Q Beta 3 was released and it continues furthering along the company's Vulkan adoption...

GeForce GTX 1650 Support Backported To Stable Linux Driver With 418.74 Update

7. Květen 2019 - 20:08
Last month for the GeForce GTX 1650 launch, NVIDIA shipped the 430.09 beta Linux driver, which is the current beta series at the moment. For those looking for GTX 1650 Turing support on a "stable" series, the NVIDIA 418.74 driver is available...

Running Clear Linux With NVIDIA's Proprietary Driver Stack

7. Květen 2019 - 19:15
Following a Phoronix reader pointing out a NVIDIA driver setup guide for Clear Linux, I decided to have a go at it to see how well NVIDIA's proprietary graphics driver stack can work with Intel's high-performance Linux distribution.