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Amazon Linux bude postavený na Fedoře, první beta verze airyxOS - 29. Listopad 2021 - 0:00
Nadcházející verze Amazon Linuxu bude postavená na Fedoře. Vyšla první beta verze operačního systému airyxOS, který se snaží o kompatibilitu s macOS. Nejnovější verze nejstarší distribuce Slackware Linux 15 se blíží k dokončení.

Linux 5.16-rc3 Released With Alder Lake ITMT Fix, Other Driver Fixes

Phoronix - 28. Listopad 2021 - 23:50
Linus Torvalds just released Linux 5.16-rc3 with plenty of fixes included. With it being US Thanksgiving week, he's also having fun with this kernel by having adjusted the codename to "Gobble Gobble" in reference to turkeys...

PHP 8.1 Benchmarks - Continuing The Nice Performance Trajectory

Phoronix - 28. Listopad 2021 - 15:13
PHP 8.1 released on Thursday as the latest major feature release for this programming language. In this article are some benchmarks of PHP 8.1.0 on an AMD EPYC powered Linux server compared to prior releases going as far back as PHP 5.6.

Linux 5.17 To Boast Latency Optimization For AF_UNIX Sockets

Phoronix - 28. Listopad 2021 - 13:14
Net-next has been queuing a number of enticing performance optimizations ahead of the Linux 5.17 merge window kicking off around the start of the new year. Covered already was a big TCP optimization and a big improvement for csum_partial() that is used in the network code for checksum computation. The latest optimization is improving the AF_UNIX code path for those using AF_UNIX sockets for local inter-process communication...

Facebook/Meta Tackling Transparent Page Placement For Tiered-Memory Linux Systems

Phoronix - 28. Listopad 2021 - 11:43
Back during the Linux 5.15 cycle Intel contributed an improvement for tiered memory systems where less used memory pages could be demoted to slower tiers of memory storage. But once demoted that kernel infrastructure didn't have a means of promoting those demoted pages back to the faster memory tiers should they become hot again, though now Facebook/Meta engineers have been working on such functionality...

Godot 4.0 Progressing On Its Multiplayer Capabilities

Phoronix - 28. Listopad 2021 - 6:00
In addition to Vulkan support and a lot of graphics renderer work happening for Godot 4.0, adding to the expansive feature list is improved multi-player capabilities...

Linux 5.16 řeší chybu v taktování CPU jader Alder Lake, DVB má specifikaci pro 8k vysílání - 28. Listopad 2021 - 0:00
Novinky v projektu KDE, dílčí aktualizace GhostBSD 21.11.24, EuroLinux 8.5, další klon RHEL se připomíná, LibreOffice 7.2.3 Community, Endless OS 4.0.0 je prvním LTS vydáním.

RenderDoc 1.17 Released For This Leading Open-Source Graphics Debugging Tool

Phoronix - 27. Listopad 2021 - 19:54
RenderDoc 1.17 released this week as the newest version of this leading cross-platform, cross-API graphics debugging utility...

Intel Preparing USI Stylus Support For Linux

Phoronix - 27. Listopad 2021 - 15:12
Intel open-source driver engineers have been working on USI stylus support for the Linux kernel. The Universal Stylus Initiative (USI) aims to offer interoperability of active styluses across touchscreen devices...

RADV Vulkan Driver Finally Adds VK_KHR_synchronization2 Support

Phoronix - 27. Listopad 2021 - 13:26
The Mesa Radeon Vulkan driver "RADV" has added support for the prominent VK_KHR_synchronization2 extension introduced earlier this year...

DMA-BUF Feedback Support For Wayland Lands In Mesa 22.0's EGL Code

Phoronix - 27. Listopad 2021 - 12:03
Landing in Mesa on Black Friday was DMA-BUF Feedback support within the EGL code as another important step forward for Wayland...

Loongson Posts Patch Series For Bringing Up LoongArch In GCC Compiler

Phoronix - 27. Listopad 2021 - 11:39
China's Loongson continues bringing up LoongArch processor support for Linux with this MIPS64-based ISA now seeing the complete patch series for review to enable the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC)...

KDE Squashes Many "Annoying" Bugs As It Works To Improve The Desktop's Reliability.

Phoronix - 27. Listopad 2021 - 11:12
KDE developers are trying to ensure the reliability of their desktop environment and thus they have recently begun a renewed effort on bug fixing. There is also talk of starting a KDE initiative focused on "15 minute bugs" for "embarrassing" issues that can be easily found within minutes. In any event, this week saw a lot of bug fixing in the KDE world...

Linux 5.16 Merges Fix For One Of The Intel Alder Lake Issues

Phoronix - 26. Listopad 2021 - 23:12
Merged this Friday afternoon into the Linux 5.16 development kernel is fixing a performance issue affecting some Intel Alder Lake motherboards...

The Phoronix Premium Thanksgiving / Black Friday 2021 Special

Phoronix - 26. Listopad 2021 - 23:00
For those in the US, Happy Thanksgiving. As usual tradition for marking the US Thanksgiving and "Black Friday" / "Cyber Monday" start of the Christmas shopping season, I am once again running a Phoronix Premium special to help support site operations...

Intel Compute-Runtime Updated With DG2/Alchemist Support

Phoronix - 26. Listopad 2021 - 17:56
Intel's open-source engineers today released the Compute-Runtime 21.47.21710 as their latest update to this open-source compute stack for Linux systems enabling their graphics processors to enjoy performant OpenCL and oneAPI Level Zero support...

Getting Experimental Vulkan Within QEMU VMs Using Linux 5.16+ Paired With Mesa's Venus

Phoronix - 26. Listopad 2021 - 17:28
When running on the very latest Linux 5.16 Git kernel paired with recent Mesa and various experimental components to the virtualization stack, it is possible getting at least basic Vulkan acceleration working within QEMU guest virtual machines that in turn is accelerated by the host...

Minecraft Now 30% Faster With Open-Source AMD Radeon Driver On Linux

Phoronix - 26. Listopad 2021 - 13:06
Those using the open-source AMD Radeon OpenGL driver "RadeonSI" on Linux the performance within the popular Minecraft game is about to be a lot better...

Several Older NVIDIA Tegra Powered Tablets To Be Supported By Linux 5.17

Phoronix - 26. Listopad 2021 - 11:57
For those that happen to have older ASUS Transformer tablets powered by a NVIDIA Tegra SoC, the Linux 5.17 kernel cycle early next year is enabling a number of them to work off the mainline kernel...

LLVM Prepares New ThreadSanitizer Runtime That Is Faster, Lower Memory Use

Phoronix - 26. Listopad 2021 - 11:40
LLVM developers have been working recently to land their new ThreadSanitizer run-time. The TSan as a reminder is the compiler instrumentation with associated run-time library for being able to detect data races...
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