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VideoLAN Now Developing "libndi" For NDI Video Stream Handling

18. Červen 2020 - 18:36
If the VideoLAN project wasn't already busy enough developing the VLC media player, dav1d AV1 decoder, libbluray, x264 and numerous other open-source multimedia projects, libndi is a new library being developed for dealing with NDI (Network Device Interface) video streams...

Firefox Private Network Is Now Official As Mozilla VPN

18. Červen 2020 - 17:47
Following a beta period since last year as the Firefox Private Network, Mozilla's virtual private network offering is now going official and under the Mozilla VPN branding...

Red Hat Investing In Modularity And Will Support It Where It Makes Sense For RHEL 9

18. Červen 2020 - 16:40
Red Hat continues to invest in the modularity concept for packaging and will be embracing it "where it most makes sense" for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9...

AMD Lands VCN 3.0 Video Encode Support For Navi 2 / Sienna Cichlid

18. Červen 2020 - 15:52
The latest open-source/Linux bring-up for AMD's "Sienna Cichlid", a.k.a. Navi 2, is enabling VCN 3.0 video encode support...

Intel Launches Cooper Lake Xeons CPUs, New Optane Persistent Memory + SSDs

18. Červen 2020 - 14:00
Intel is launching their 3rd Gen Xeon Scalable (Cooper Lake) processors today along with Intel Optane Memory 200 Series, new Intel 3D NAND SSDs, and Intel AI-optimized FPGAs in the form of Stratix 10 NX.

AMD SMM Callout Privilege Escalation Bug Disclosed For APUs

18. Červen 2020 - 13:29
AMD has made public "SMM Callout Privilege Escalation" or more formally CVE-2020-12890 as an AGESA vulnerability that could lead to arbitrary code execution on APUs...

Zink Is Now OpenGL 3.0 Complete For Generic GL Over Vulkan

18. Červen 2020 - 12:04
A few days ago I wrote about Zink now exposing GLSL 1.30 shader support as one of the few remaining hurdles for exposing OpenGL 3.0 support for this Gallium3D OpenGL-on-Vulkan implementation. It turns out this same week, Zink would already cross the significant OpenGL 3.0 milestone...

Krita 4.3 Released For This Leading Open-Source Digital Painting Application

18. Červen 2020 - 11:54
Krita 4.3 is out today as the latest major feature release for this popular digital painting program. More than one thousand issues were fixed in this release plus introducing plenty of new functionality...

RADV+ACO Lands FP16 Features - One Step Closer To Making ACO The Default

18. Červen 2020 - 5:02
The Mesa Radeon Vulkan "RADV" driver's ACO shader compiler back-end has merged its FP16 related bits and in turn putting the ACO back-end very close to being enabled by default for this open-source AMD Vulkan driver...

AMD Posts New AMDGPU Patches For UVD Video Decode For GCN 1.0

17. Červen 2020 - 23:40
One of the main blockers from AMD Radeon GCN 1.0 "Southern Islands" GPUs achieving feature parity when using the newer AMDGPU DRM kernel driver rather than the older "Radeon" DRM kernel driver has been in regards to UVD video decoding. But in 2020 it looks like that might finally change...

Intel oneDNN 1.5 Released With Non-x86 CPU Support, Initial Xe Graphics Support

17. Červen 2020 - 21:58
Intel's oneDNN 1.5 deep neural network library has been released that is part of their oneAPI initiative and formerly known as MKL-DNN and DNNL...

Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition Updated With WSL Support

17. Červen 2020 - 19:12
Along with Intel and NVIDIA offering new Windows drivers with WSL2 support, AMD has released an updated Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition driver with support for Windows Subsystem for Linux...

Amazon Introduces AWS Snowcone: 8TB Of Storage For Edge Computing Within 9 x 6 x 3 Inches

17. Červen 2020 - 18:15
Amazon's AWS has today introduced the smallest member of the "Snow" family for migrating data into/out-of the cloud...

Windows 10 May 2020 Performance For WSL vs. WSL2

17. Červen 2020 - 16:39
For those curious about the performance of Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) with the recently released Windows 10 May 2020 Update, here are benchmarks of Ubuntu 20.04 on both WSL and WSL2 compared to the bare metal Ubuntu 20.04 LTS performance on the same system.

NVIDIA, Intel Post New Windows 10 Graphics Drivers For WSL2 Linux App Support

17. Červen 2020 - 15:30
Intel and NVIDIA have both published new Windows 10 graphics drivers that support the new experimental capabilities coming to Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL2) for running Linux GUI applications atop Windows and ultimately for exposing GPU compute capabilities as well inside the WSL2 environment...

Intel's IWD 1.8 Wireless Daemon Released With WiFi P2P Support

17. Červen 2020 - 13:51
The iNet wireless daemon (IWD) software developed by Intel's open-source team have released IWD 1.8...

Intel Vulkan Driver Adds Pipeline Creation Cache Control Extension

17. Červen 2020 - 11:58
Intel's open-source "ANV" Vulkan driver has landed support for the recent VK_EXT_pipeline_creation_cache_control extension...

Ubuntu 20.10 Looking At Restricting Access To Kernel Logs With dmesg

17. Červen 2020 - 11:22
Ubuntu 20.10 will likely join other Linux distributions in restricting access to dmesg by unprivileged users...

FreeBSD 11.4 Released With Various Hardware Support Improvements, Tooling Enhancements

17. Červen 2020 - 5:02
For those not on the current FreeBSD 12 stable series but currently relying on FreeBSD 11, the FreeBSD 11.4 stable release is now available...

QML Online Now Hosted By The KDE Project For Qt/QML On The Web

16. Červen 2020 - 22:19
QML Online is a Qt/QML adaptation for the web powered by EmScripten / WebAssembly...