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Joshua Strobl Steps Down From The Solus Project

Phoronix - 2. Leden 2022 - 13:22
Well known Solus Project core team member and Experience Lead Joshua Strobl has announced he is stepping down from the project but will be continuing his work on the Budgie desktop...

LLVM Enjoyed Record Growth In 2021, Many Exciting Compiler Advancements

Phoronix - 2. Leden 2022 - 13:00
The LLVM compiler stack saw record growth in 2021 both with the most amount of new code introduced in any single year as well as the most contributors per year this open-source project has ever seen. Even aside from the development metrics, LLVM had a pretty rocking 2021...

RADV Now Uses Common Sync Framework For More Mesa Driver Code Sharing

Phoronix - 2. Leden 2022 - 12:10
Mesa's Radeon Vulkan driver "RADV" now is making use of the common synchronization framework started by Intel "ANV" Vulkan driver developers to allow for more code sharing between the drivers...

Fedora "DIGLIM" Feature Proposal Drawing Mixed Reactions

Phoronix - 2. Leden 2022 - 11:47
A proposal for Fedora 36 is to implement Digest Lists Integrity Module "DIGLIM" functionality as an optional feature for effectively providing remote attestation and/or secure boot at the application level...

Hantro Media Driver Adds VP9 Acceleration With Linux 5.17

Phoronix - 2. Leden 2022 - 11:09
While the Linux 5.16 kernel release and in turn the Linux 5.17 merge window isn't happening for another week, the media subsystem pull request for v5.17 has already been mailed out with its various feature changes for this next cycle...

Hypocrite Commits, Rust RFC & FUTEX2 Were Among Popular Kernel Topics In 2021

Phoronix - 1. Leden 2022 - 18:49
There were a ton of exciting kernel improvements merged in 2021 as well as introducing new hardware support and more. But for as exciting as the year was, it actually ticked lower than usual on both a commit and line count basis. Here is a look at some of the popular kernel topics in 2021 as well as a look at the yearly Git development statistics...

Mesa's RADV Driver Lands Workaround For Flickering Issue With F1 2021

Phoronix - 1. Leden 2022 - 12:48
For those wanting to enjoy the F1 2021 racing game on Linux via Valve's Steam Play, it's slowly getting into good shape. The latest enhancement is on the Radeon Vulkan driver side with Mesa's RADV adding a workaround targeting the game...

Astounding Progress Made In Porting Wine To Haiku For Running Windows Software

Phoronix - 1. Leden 2022 - 12:14
Haiku as the open-source operating system in development for two decades as the inspirational successor to BeOS is kicking off 2022 by.... beginning to be able to run Windows applications via Wine. There is great progress being made in porting Wine to running on Haiku... In 2021 By The Numbers

Phoronix - 1. Leden 2022 - 12:00
Since we are all about performance and numbers, here is a look at the 2021 statistics for itself as the online complementary component to the Phoronix Test Suite...

LABWC 0.4 Stacking Wayland Compositor Brings Fullscreen Mode, Drag & Drop

Phoronix - 1. Leden 2022 - 11:43
Early in 2021 there was the inaugural release of LABWC as a stacking Wayland compositor that promoted itself as an alternative to Openbox. In kicking off the new year, LABWC 0.4 is now available...

KDE Ends 2021 With More Plasma Wayland Fixes, Root File Operations For Dolphin

Phoronix - 1. Leden 2022 - 11:28
KDE developers ended out 2021 with more Wayland session fixes coming for the Plasma 5.24 release. There was also nice user feature work like KIO-using applications such as Dolphin now properly dealing with non-user-owned locations...

Happy New Year & A Wrap On 2021

Phoronix - 31. Prosinec 2021 - 21:49
It's now another year in the books and in just six months and a few days will mark 18 years since starting and 14 years of developing the public, open-source Phoronix Test Suite benchmarking software...

Intel To Ring In 2022 With New, Faster AV1 Encoder Release

Phoronix - 31. Prosinec 2021 - 20:00
Intel in cooperation with the Alliance for Open Media continues developing SVT-AV1 as the flagship CPU-based AV1 video encoder. With the next SVT-AV1 update there are performance optimizations as well as several new preset levels allowing for even greater performance. Here are some early benchmarks of that updated SVT-AV1.

Libadwaita 1.0 Released For Kicking Off A New Year Of GNOME App Development

Phoronix - 31. Prosinec 2021 - 18:49
GNOME's libadwaita 1.0 has been released for this library implementing the GNOME Human Interface Guidelines (HIG) and complementary to the GTK toolkit...

Mesa's Radeon Vulkan Driver Lands Experimental Mesh Shaders

Phoronix - 31. Prosinec 2021 - 15:36
Thanks to Valve engineer Timur Kristóf and other open-source developers involved, Mesa's Radeon Vulkan driver "RADV" is ending 2021 on a high note: mesh shaders was just merged!..

CentOS Linux 8 Reaches End-Of-Life

Phoronix - 31. Prosinec 2021 - 14:55
Today is the unfortunate day marking CentOS Linux 8 reaching end-of-life status as a free alternative to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8...

2021 Brought A Convenient Installer For Arch Linux, Powering The Steam Deck

Phoronix - 31. Prosinec 2021 - 12:50
Arch Linux had a pretty great year with introducing "Archinstall" as part of the official install media as a new, optional installer for conveniently installing the distribution to Valve choosing Arch Linux as their new SteamOS 3.0 base that will power their forthcoming Steam Deck handheld game console...

ThinkPad ACPI Driver Picking Up New Features With Linux 5.17

Phoronix - 31. Prosinec 2021 - 11:55
For those running Linux on Lenovo ThinkPad laptops, the upcoming Linux 5.17 cycle is set to bring a few improvements to the "thinkpad_acpi" driver...

Mold 1.0.1 Released As Newest Version Of This High-Speed Linker

Phoronix - 31. Prosinec 2021 - 11:10
It was just this month that Mold 1.0 premiered as a very promising, high performance linker alternative to GNU's Gold and LLVM's LLD linkers. GCC 12 added support for Mold this week and now for ending out the year Mold 1.0.1 has been released...

This Year Microsoft Embraced eBPF, Debuted CBL-Mariner, Continued With WSL Features

Phoronix - 31. Prosinec 2021 - 10:50
Each year it's interesting to see how Microsoft's usage and contributions around Linux and open-source evolve. In a short period of time they go from sponsoring coffee at LinuxTag to enabling .NET and more on Linux to now in 2021 having made public their CBL-Mariner Linux distribution, supporting more features like eBPF and IO_uring on Windows, and continue heavily investing in the Windows Subsystem for Linux...
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