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Intel Developing "oneAPI" For Optimized Code Across CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs & More

Phoronix - 12. Prosinec 2018 - 15:00
Intel's 2018 Architecture Day was primarily focused on the company's hardware architecture road-map, but one of the software (pre)announcements was their oneAPI software stack...

Intel Details Gen11 Graphics & Sunny Cove For Icelake

Phoronix - 12. Prosinec 2018 - 15:00
At Intel's architecture day, the company finally detailed their "Gen 11" graphics that we've been seeing open-source Linux graphics driver patches for many months (Intel OTC posted their initial open-source display driver code in early January and has continued the enablement work since) albeit elusive in substantive user details and hardware until Icelake. But today at least we can share more about the significant improvements with Gen11 graphics...

Btrfs Restoring Support For Swap Files With Linux 4.21

Phoronix - 12. Prosinec 2018 - 9:27
The Btrfs file-system hasn't supported Swap files on it in early a decade, but that support will be restored again with the upcoming Linux 4.21 kernel...

Mesa 18.3.1 Released To Disable Botched Vulkan Extension

Phoronix - 12. Prosinec 2018 - 6:11
Mesa 18.3 was released less than a week ago while today Mesa 18.3.1 was issued due to an error in the Vulkan specification...

Intel's IWD Linux Wireless Daemon 0.13 Adds Opportunistic Wireless Encryption

Phoronix - 12. Prosinec 2018 - 6:03
Intel's promising IWD open-source wireless daemon continues picking up additional functionality in its trek towards potentially replacing wpa_supplicant. Out this week is IWD 0.13...

FreeBSD 12.0 Officially Released

Phoronix - 12. Prosinec 2018 - 6:00
FreeBSD 12.0 has made its debut as the latest stable version of this popular BSD operating system...

Firefox 64.0 Released

Phoronix - 12. Prosinec 2018 - 1:04
Firefox 64.0 is available today as the last major feature update to Mozilla's web browser for 2018...

Valve Rolls Out New Steam Play Proton 3.16 Beta, 29 More Games Supported

Phoronix - 12. Prosinec 2018 - 0:54
A new beta relase of Proton 3.16 is now available, the Wine-based software that powers Valve's Steam Play for running many Windows games on Linux...

Firefox ukazuje spotřebu stránek a umí označit více panelů

Root.cz - 12. Prosinec 2018 - 0:00
[3 minuty čtení] Vyšel očekávaný Firefox 64, který nabízí nového správce úloh, pomocí něhož zjistíte podrobnosti o náročnosti jednotlivých stránek. Kromě toho umí nově sám nabízet vhodná rozšíření nebo pracovat s více panely najednou. Mozilla uvolnila novou verzi prohlížeče Firefox s pořadovým číslem 64. Ta přináší například správce úloh, kontextové doporučování doplňků, možnost práce s více panely najednou či ruší důvěryhodnost problémové certifikační autority Symantec. Jde o poslední letošní vydání, dalšího se dočkáme až koncem ledna.

Softwarová sklizeň (12. 12. 2018)

Root.cz - 12. Prosinec 2018 - 0:00
[1 minuta čtení] Sonda do světa otevřeného softwaru. Dnes si poslechneme sdílenou hudbu a hned potom pár podcastů, řekneme si o nástroji pro práci s MocServery a vyzkoušíme platformu pro webové aplikace a CMS. Kompletně bezserverový, distribuovaný, decentralizovaný P2P hudební přehrávač. Pro sdílení, prohledávání a streamování hudby využívá protokol IPFS. Hudbu můžete poslouchat a sdílet v kvalitě, kterou si sami zvolíte. Ke sdílení hudby mezi zařízeními ani nepotřebujete internetové přípojení, díky P2P sdílení funguje všude, dokonce i za velkou čínskou zdí.

ODROID-XU4: Much Better Performance Than The Raspberry Pi Plus USB3 & Gigabit Ethernet @ $60

Phoronix - 11. Prosinec 2018 - 23:27
Hardkernel recently sent over the ODROUD-XU4 for benchmarking. This ARM SBC that just measures in at about 82 x 58 x 22 mm offers much better performance than many of the sub-$100 ARM SBCs while also featuring dual USB 3.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, eMMC storage, and is software compatible with the older XU3 ARM SBCs. Here's a look at the performance of the ODROID-XU4 compared to a variety of other single board computers.

Linux Kernel Developers Discuss Dropping x32 Support

Phoronix - 11. Prosinec 2018 - 20:09
It was just several years ago that the open-source ecosystem began supporting the x32 ABI, but already kernel developers are talking of potentially deprecating the support and for it to be ultimately removed...

An Initial Look At The Intel Iris Gallium3D Driver Performance

Phoronix - 11. Prosinec 2018 - 17:00
One of the most exciting developments in the open-source Intel driver space this year was the Iris Gallium3D driver taking shape as what's destined to eventually succeed their "classic" i965 Mesa driver. With Iris Gallium3D maturing, here's a look at how the performance currently stacks up to their mature OpenGL driver.

DAV1D v0.1 AV1 Video Decoder Released

Phoronix - 11. Prosinec 2018 - 16:56
Out today is DAV1D as the first official (v0.1) release of this leading open-source AV1 video decoder...

Nouveau Lands Initial Open-Source NVIDIA Turing Support - But No GPU Acceleration

Phoronix - 11. Prosinec 2018 - 15:03
Just in time for the upcoming Linux 4.21 kernel, the developers working on the reverse-engineered, open-source support for NVIDIA GeForce RTX "Turing" GPUs have published their preliminary code. But before getting too excited, there isn't GPU hardware acceleration working yet...

Fedora Looks To Build Firefox With Clang For Better Performance & Compilation Speed

Phoronix - 11. Prosinec 2018 - 12:16
Following the move by upstream Mozilla in switching their Linux builds of Firefox from being compiled by GCC to LLVM Clang, Fedora is planning the same transition of compilers in the name of compilation speed and resulting performance...

The Linux Direct Rendering Manger Subsystem Poised To Have A Second Maintainer

Phoronix - 11. Prosinec 2018 - 11:07
For hopefully helping out with code reviews and getting code staged in a timely manner before being upstreamed to the mainline Linux kernel, Daniel Vetter of the Intel Open-Source Technology Center is set to become a co-maintainer...

LLVM's OpenMP Runtime Picks Up DragonFlyBSD & OpenBSD Support

Phoronix - 11. Prosinec 2018 - 10:01
Good news for those using the LLVM Clang compiler on OpenBSD or DragonFlyBSD: the OpenMP run-time should now be supported with the latest development code...

VirtIO-FS: A Proposed Better Approach For Sharing Folders/Files With Guest VMs

Phoronix - 11. Prosinec 2018 - 6:54
Red Hat developers have proposed a new VirtIO-FS component to provide better support for shared folders/files between the host and guest virtual machines...

GCC 9 Guts Out The PowerPC SPE Support

Phoronix - 11. Prosinec 2018 - 6:02
It should come as no surprise since it was deprecated in this year's GCC 8 release, but the PowerPC SPE code has been removed...
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