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The Smaller DRM Drivers Begin Seeing Their Improvements Queued For Linux 5.4

Phoronix - 3. Srpen 2019 - 12:20
In addition to the Intel DRM driver landing lots of feature code into DRM-Next for the Linux 5.4 kernel cycle coming up in September, the DRM-Misc-Next crew for collecting core infrastructure changes and work to the smaller Direct Rendering Manager drivers has also been seeing new 5.4 work...

Komiks: je Země placatá?

Root.cz - 2. Srpen 2019 - 23:00
Skupinka podivínů, někdy přezdívaných Plochozemci, tvrdí, že naše milovaná planeta je vlastně placatá. Ale jak to, že ještě nikdo nepřepadl přes okraj? Elegantní odpovědí je jev připomínající hru Pac-man.

Wine 4.13 Released Following Nearly Month Long Summer Holiday

Phoronix - 2. Srpen 2019 - 21:36
Wine 4.12 was released back on 5 July while finally today has been succeeded by Wine 4.13, which is normally seeing updates on a two-week release cycle...

Broadcom's VC4/V3D Driver Developer Parts Ways To Join Google

Phoronix - 2. Srpen 2019 - 18:28
Eric Anholt who has near single-handedly been developing the V3D driver stack (formerly known as "VC5") for use by the Raspberry Pi 4 and other newer Broadcom boards as well as maintaining the mature VC4 driver stack he developed for previous Raspberry Pi boards has left Broadcom. But Broadcom's loss is to Google's open-source gain...

GNOME Launches An Inclusion & Diversity Team

Phoronix - 2. Srpen 2019 - 17:46
In addition to GNOME's involvement and stewarding of the Outreachy program (back to the days when it was known as GNOME's "Outreach Program for Women"), they have just launched an Inclusion and Diversity Team to help the desktop environment community become more inclusive...

AMD Zen 2 Performance Looking Even Better With GCC 10

Phoronix - 2. Srpen 2019 - 15:26
While this year's GCC 9 compiler release brought initial support for AMD Zen 2 processors with the Znver2 target, the support was sadly incomplete. While the GCC 9 support added some of the new instructions, it wasn't complete (such as RDPRU support remains missing) and the cost tables and scheduler model were not updated from Znver1 to account for the microarchitectural changes. Thankfully, SUSE's compiler experts recently fixed up this support for the GCC 10 compiler and more recently were able to get it back-ported for the upcoming GCC 9.2 for the Linux distributions that will upgrade to that point release. Here are some benchmarks looking at the performance impact of that updated AMD Zen 2 compiler code.

Intel Sends Out First Graphics Driver Changes For Linux 5.4 With Tiger Lake Support

Phoronix - 2. Srpen 2019 - 14:15
Intel's open-source driver team has sent in their initial batch of kernel graphics driver changes to DRM-Next for material that will be targeting the Linux 5.4 cycle later this year...

Firefox 68 vs. Chrome 76 Linux Web Browser Performance Benchmarks

Phoronix - 2. Srpen 2019 - 12:38
With this week's release of the Chrome 76 web browser, here are some fresh benchmarks of that latest Google web browser release compared to Firefox 68 on Ubuntu Linux...

The MATE Desktop Is Becoming Quite Usable On Wayland Via Mir

Phoronix - 2. Srpen 2019 - 11:33
The MATE desktop environment is becoming usable on Wayland thanks to its support being provided by the Mir display stack...

Linux Mint 19.2 Officially Released

Phoronix - 2. Srpen 2019 - 11:24
Linux Mint 19.2 "Tina" is now officially available in its Cinnamon, MATE, and Xfce flavors while continuing to be powered off the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS base...

LLVM Plans To Complete Transition To Git From SVN By October

Phoronix - 2. Srpen 2019 - 8:02
While GCC and Clang are now competing neck-and-neck on Linux x86_64 when it comes to the performance of generated binaries, when it comes to each of their initiatives to transition to Git it looks like LLVM will take the cake...

AMD Publishes Documentation On RDNA 1.0 ISA

Phoronix - 2. Srpen 2019 - 5:46
AMD has published their instruction set architecture documentation for their new RDNA 1.0 architecture found on their new Radeon RX 5700 series GPUs and other forthcoming products...

System76 To Introduce New "Adder WS" Laptop With 4K OLED Display

Phoronix - 2. Srpen 2019 - 5:05
System76 will be announcing the Adder WS laptop next week as their new high-end Linux laptop offering that features a 4K OLED display...

Steam Linux Usage Slipped In July According To Valve's Current Data

Phoronix - 2. Srpen 2019 - 1:44
While Steam Play continues getting better for allowing more Windows games to run on Linux to enhance the overall Linux gaming ecosystem, Valve's latest monthly data for Steam shows another month-to-month decline in usage at least on percentage terms...

AMD Sends Out Linux Kernel Driver Support For Navi 12 GPUs

Phoronix - 2. Srpen 2019 - 0:19
While we've already seen the RADV Vulkan driver land their slated support for Navi 12 GPUs on top of the recently launched Radeon RX 5700 "Navi 10" graphics cards, today is the first time we're seeing patches from AMD to wire in the support to the AMDGPU DRM Linux kernel driver for this next iteration of Navi...

Trápení se souborovým systémem exFAT – chýlí se ke konci?

Root.cz - 1. Srpen 2019 - 23:00
[4 minuty čtení] V posledních týdnech opět vyvstala diskuse, co by bylo potřeba udělat, aby bylo možné začlenit podporu exFAT přímo do Linuxu. Je tu s námi už 13 let, z toho 10 let jako součást paměťových karet SDXC. Nadále platí, že sice je technicky možné začlenit podporu exFAT přímo do linuxového jádra, ale nikdy se tak nestalo. Důvody jsou stále stejné a tkví v původu tohoto souborového systému, který pochází z Microsoftu. A ač Microsoft od roku 2006 velmi změnil svoji firemní strategii vůči open-source projektům, začlenění exFAT stále není možné.

A Look At Intel's Clear Linux Performance Over The Course Of July

Phoronix - 1. Srpen 2019 - 16:00
Over the course of July, Intel's rolling-release Clear Linux distribution shifted from Linux 5.1 to the brand new Linux 5.2 kernel, pulled in the latest GCC9 branch compiler fixes, updated to Python 3.7.4, rolled out a new OpenJDK build, and had many other package updates and original optimizations applied...

Intel Launches 11 New Icelake CPUs - Still Just Laptops/2-in-1s Up To 4 Cores

Phoronix - 1. Srpen 2019 - 14:17
Intel today announced 11 new 10th Gen "Icelake" CPUs for 2-in-1s and laptops...

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X SMT Linux Performance Benchmarks

Phoronix - 1. Srpen 2019 - 14:07
For those wondering what the SMT performance impact is for new Zen 2 processors, here are some tests done using a Ryzen 9 3900X with Ubuntu Linux when testing at the default 12-core / 24-threads and then again when disabling SMT to look at just the twelve physical cores...

Intel's Linux Graphics Driver Begins Preparing For Multi-GPU Support

Phoronix - 1. Srpen 2019 - 12:29
Up until now the Intel Linux graphics driver hasn't had to worry about supporting multiple devices concurrently since, well, it hasn't been a possibility. But with the first Intel Xe discrete GPU hardware expected to arrive next year, the "i915" kernel driver has begun seeing restructuring work to support multi-GPU setups, or what most commonly will be Intel integrated graphics paired with a discrete Xe GPU...
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