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Linux 5.2-rc4 Released After A Shortened Calm Week

Phoronix - 9. Červen 2019 - 5:05
Linus Torvalds released Linux 5.2-rc4 about twenty-four hours early due to travel plans. But even with the shortened week, Linux 5.4-rc4 is coming in light...

Haiku Continues Seeing A Lot Of Driver Fixes, New Malloc & Now Built By GCC 8

Phoronix - 9. Červen 2019 - 0:18
The Haiku operating system that is the open-source inspiration from BeOS continues with a busy 2019 following their R1 beta towards the end of last year...

AMD končí spolupráci s Čínou, LibreOffice o 32bitové verzi [Stalo se] - 8. Červen 2019 - 23:00
[4 minuty čtení] Google Stadia podrobněji, Mutter v GNOME 3.34 a přístupnost s myší pro X11 i Wayland, FreeSync/G-SYNC ve Windows 10 nativně, Qualcomm blíže o výpočetní fotografii v Nokia 9 PureView. Šéfka AMD Lisa Su potvrdila novinářům na Computextu 2019, že firma AMD nadále nelicencuje své portfolio intelektuálního vlastnictví kolem technologií x86 žádným čínským společnostem. AMD takové licencování rozjela v roce 2016, kdy uzavřela smlouvu s Tianjin Haiguang Advanced Technology Investment Co. Ltd. (THATIC), což do firmy přineslo téměř 300 miliónů dolarů (plus licenční poplatky).

KDE Frameworks 5.59 Brings More Fixes

Phoronix - 8. Červen 2019 - 22:17
Another month brings another update to the KDE Frameworks that complement the functionality provided by the Qt5 tool-kit...

After Years In The BSDs, TTY Keyboard Status Request Feature Being Proposed For Linux

Phoronix - 8. Červen 2019 - 17:08
For years most BSDs have supported a "TTY keyboard status request" to display status information at the terminal about the current foreground process and its CPU time consumed among other possible metrics. After being talked about in the past as a possible feature candidate, this functionality is now available in patch form to debate...

Mesa 19.2's Virgl Sees Huge Performance Win Around Buffer Copy Transfers

Phoronix - 8. Červen 2019 - 15:18
For those using Virgl to enjoy Gallium3D-based OpenGL acceleration to guest virtual machines on Linux, the Mesa 19.2 release paired with the latest Virgl renderer library should provide a very significant speed-up...

Radeon ROCm 2.5 Released With rocThrust, AMD Infinity Fabric Link Support

Phoronix - 8. Červen 2019 - 11:30
Version 2.5 of the Radeon Compute Stack (ROCm) was released on Friday as the newest feature release to this open-source HPC / GPU computing stack for AMD graphics hardware...

Ubuntu Touch Nearing Updated Unity 8 + Mir, But Not Yet Full Wayland

Phoronix - 8. Červen 2019 - 10:41
Those at UBports continuing to independently advance Ubuntu Touch have put out a fresh status update on their work, including the long-awaited Unity 8 and Mir upgrade...

AMD GCN Back-End In GCC Compiler Adds "-march=gfx906" Option For Vega 20

Phoronix - 8. Červen 2019 - 8:42
The GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) that introduced an "AMDGCN" GPU back-end in the compiler with the new GCC9 release is now prepping Vega 20 support in the GCC 10 development code...

RPM 4.15 With Better Performance & New Features Will Make It Into Fedora 31

Phoronix - 8. Červen 2019 - 5:36
On Friday the Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee (FESCo) signed off on the plan to upgrade RPM for Fedora 31...

FreeBSD 11.3 Beta 3 Arrives With Various Fixes, Correct Battery Life Reporting

Phoronix - 8. Červen 2019 - 5:04
Another weekend, another new FreeBSD test release is now available for evaluation...

Git 2.22 Released With Improvements Around Merge Handling, Other Small Enhancements

Phoronix - 8. Červen 2019 - 0:01
Git 2.22 was released today as the newest release of this highly popular distributed revision control system...

Komiks: Turingův test - 7. Červen 2019 - 23:00
Každé vyplnění Captcha, čili automatického Turingova testu k odlišení počítačů a lidí, nám vezme v průměru 10 sekund, které nám už nikdo nevrátí. Ale aspoň uklidní ty, kteří se tajně bojí, že jsou replikanti.

WineD3D Optimistic In Their Yet To Be Proven Vulkan Backend, DXVK "Dead End"

Phoronix - 7. Červen 2019 - 20:23
For the past months we've been aware of CodeWeavers/Wine developers exploring a possible Vulkan back-end to WineD3D as an alternative to their long-standing approach of taking Direct3D calls and mapping it to OpenGL. This WineD3D Vulkan back-end would be akin to DXVK, VK9, D9VK, and others of ultimately using Vulkan to accelerate an alternative API. While the code has just been started, it appears the upstream Wine developers believe in their approach...

NVIDIA Firmware Blobs Get Updated To Help Some Pascal GPUs With Nouveau

Phoronix - 7. Červen 2019 - 18:07
An updated firmware configuration should help some GeForce GTX 1000 "Pascal" users with their limited open-source driver support, but the situation remains a mess. Besides the fact of being binary blobs, it's more complicated this time around with the interfaces changing for what is expected by the Nouveau DRM kernel driver...

A Last Call To Celebrate Phoronix's 15th Birthday By Going Premium

Phoronix - 7. Červen 2019 - 17:00
With Phoronix having turned 15 years old this week we've been running a special on Phoronix Premium to enjoy the site ad-free, multi-page articles on a single page, among other benefits. Here's the last call for those wishing to support our Linux testing operations by going premium at a heavily discounted rate...

A Look At How The Linux Performance Has Evolved Since The AMD EPYC Launch

Phoronix - 7. Červen 2019 - 15:05
With next-generation EPYC processors expected to be released next quarter, it's a good time to see how the performance of the original EPYC 7601 32-core / 64-thread processor's performance has evolved on Linux since its 2017 launch. This article is looking at the performance of an AMD EPYC 7601 Tyan server when running Ubuntu 17.04 as the newest stable Ubuntu release when EPYC was originally introduced in June 2017 compared to the performance when running the new Ubuntu 19.04 as well as jumping ahead to running the in-development Linux 5.2 kernel release. Additionally, the Ubuntu 19.04 + Linux 5.2 kernel configuration when also disabling Spectre mitigations.

LLVM/Clang 9.0 Merges Support For Intel "Cooperlake" CPU Target

Phoronix - 7. Červen 2019 - 12:35
The LLVM 9.0 compiler code in development along with the Clang 9.0 C/C++ front-end now have support for the -march=cooperlake target for optimizing the generated code for next-generation Intel Cooper Lake processors...

Mesa 19.2 RADV Driver Now Fully Supports EXT_sample_locations For Possible AA Benefits

Phoronix - 7. Červen 2019 - 12:24
The Mesa 19.2 Git code as of today now has support in the RADV Vulkan driver for the VK_EXT_sample_locations extension that can be used for potentially enhancing anti-aliasing quality...

SUSE Reworking Btrfs File-System's Locking Code

Phoronix - 7. Červen 2019 - 11:55
SUSE continues to back the Btrfs file-system and as part of that investing in new/improved functionality around this Linux file-system once billed as the competitor to ZFS. This week one of the SUSE developers sent out a set of patches implementing a new "DRW" lock and wiring that into the file-system driver...
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