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Khronos Launches An Official Collection Of Vulkan Samples

31. Říjen 2019 - 17:20
The Khronos Group has launched the Vulkan Unified Samples Repository, a Git repository on GitHub for Khronos-reviewed, high-quality Vulkan code samples...

Fedora 31 Performance Is Still Sliding In The Wrong Direction - Benchmarks Against Ubuntu 19.10 + Clear Linux

31. Říjen 2019 - 14:04
The performance of Fedora 30 on multiple systems has generally been coming up short compared to the likes of Ubuntu, Clear Linux, and openSUSE Tumbleweed. With this week's release of Fedora 31 I was hopeful that the performance would be more competitive to other prominent Linux distributions, but sadly that doesn't appear to be the case. Here are some initial benchmarks of Fedora Workstation 31 compared to Fedora Workstation 30, Clear Linux 31450, and Ubuntu 19.10.

Linux Mint Pulling In MPV-Based Celluloid Media Player + Dropping Last Mono Dependency

31. Říjen 2019 - 13:38
Linux Mint 19.3 "Tricia" will be out before Christmas and continuing to further refine this desktop focused Linux distribution...

SDL Picks Up ARM Optimizations For Helping Games On Devices Like The Raspberry Pi

31. Říjen 2019 - 12:51
Gaming on ARM-based boards like the Raspberry Pi will soon have the potential for running much better thanks to a series of ARM Assembly optimizations that were just merged into SDL2...

VirtualBox Guest Shared Folder Support Coming To The Mainline Linux Kernel

31. Říjen 2019 - 11:57
The mainline Linux kernel continues to see better support for Oracle VM VirtualBox with more of the guest drivers reaching the mainline kernel to provide a vastly better out-of-the-box experience...

Qt 3D Studio 2.5 Released With Stereoscopic Rendering, Autodesk Maya Export

31. Říjen 2019 - 11:44
The Qt Company has released version Qt 3D Studio 2.5 of their 3D UI creation software originally derived from code that NVIDIA volleyed as open-source...

Microsoft's WSL2 Now Supports Memory Reclamation

31. Říjen 2019 - 6:39
Microsoft's Windows Insider Preview Build 19013 has introduced memory reclamation support for Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL2)...

FreeBSD Lands Important ZFS Performance Fix For Some Going From ~60MB/s To ~600MB/s

31. Říjen 2019 - 5:45
Thanks to the BSD wizards at iXsystems, FreeBSD has received an important performance fix/optimization around their ZFS file-system code...

Systemd Has A New Logo As Other Features Build Up For The Next Release

31. Říjen 2019 - 5:05
The newest feature of systemd is... a new logo...

Mesa 19.3-RC1 Released With OpenGL 4.6 For Intel, Many Vulkan Driver Improvements

31. Říjen 2019 - 0:00
Mesa 19.3 feature development is now officially over and Mesa 20.0 is open for development on Git master. This final Mesa series of 2019 comes with many exciting OpenGL and Vulkan drivers...

Mesa 19.3 Has The Very Preliminary OpenGL + Vulkan Driver Support Ready For Intel Gen12

30. Říjen 2019 - 22:57
Similar to the flurry of Radeon driver activity in buttoning things up ahead of the Mesa 19.3 feature freeze, the Intel open-source crew has landed some last-minute bits around the Tiger Lake "Gen 12" enablement...

AMDGPU Gets Some Promising Fixes For Linux 5.4: Clang, Undervolting, Golden Settings

30. Říjen 2019 - 22:34
While we are getting late into the Linux 5.4 cycle, there still is some interesting AMDGPU work settling down...

CodeWeavers Working On Vulkan Shared Memory Support In Wine

30. Říjen 2019 - 19:46
CodeWeavers' Derek Lesho has been working on Vulkan shared memory support for Wine to expose some interesting use-cases...

Radeon Open-Source Linux Graphics Have A Wild Day For Mesa 19.3 From 8K Decode To ACO

30. Říjen 2019 - 18:41
With Mesa 19.3 scheduled to be branched today and that marking the end of feature development for this next quarterly installment to these open-source Linux OpenGL/Vulkan drivers, developers are in a mad rush landing last minute improvements. The open-source Radeon driver support has a lot to stand in particular from today's work...

Android-x86 8.1-r3 Released

30. Říjen 2019 - 15:34
For those interested in running Android on x86 Intel/AMD hardware, the Android-x86 project is still churning along but while Google is onto Android 10, this project is still tracking Android 8 Oreo...

Intel Core i9 9900KS Linux Performance Benchmarks

30. Říjen 2019 - 14:00
Today the Intel Core i9 9900KS is shipping at $513 USD for this specially-binned Coffeelake CPU that is capable of achieving a 5.0GHz all-core turbo frequency. The all-core 5.0GHz turbo is great, but it remains an eight-core / sixteen-thread 14nm processor going up against AMD's similarly priced Ryzen 9 3900X. Here are our initial benchmarks of the Core i9 9900KS compared to the Core i9 9900K and Ryzen 9 3900X.

IWD 1.0 Released As Intel's Wireless Daemon For Linux Systems

30. Říjen 2019 - 13:44
Intel's IWD wireless daemon for Linux systems that could potentially replace WPA_Supplicant has reached the big 1.0 milestone...

GCC 11 Compiler Could End Up Removing Support For The Motorola m68k, Other Old CPUs

30. Říjen 2019 - 12:18
Deprecated for the upcoming GCC 10 compiler release and set for removal in GCC 11 one year later is the CC0 representation code that is being used for handle condition codes in GCC back-ends. That in turn means a number of older CPU targets will be removed in GCC 11 should they not receive some development attention to transition them to the modern MODE_CC representation...

GitLab Had Begun Planning To Track Its Users But Quickly Changed Course

30. Říjen 2019 - 11:52
While many fled from GitHub to GitLab following Microsoft acquiring the code hosting service, GitLab has come under a bit of fire of its own with plans they had been working on around telemetry support that would begin tracking its users and potentially sharing the data with third-party firms...

Landlock Revved An 11th Time For Unprivileged Yet Powerful Security Sandboxes

30. Říjen 2019 - 9:04
We first wrote about the Landlock Linux security module in 2016 with its aspirations for offering powerful security sandboxing abilities. Landlock has seen revisions every few months and this week marks the 11th time the patches have been volleyed for this interesting sandboxing Linux Security Module (LSM)...