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PipeWire Should Be One Of The Exciting Linux Desktop Technologies For 2019

Phoronix - 3. Únor 2019 - 6:07
One of the Linux desktop technologies that is quite exciting and will hopefully see more widespread adoption this year is the Red Hat backed PipeWire initiative...

Netflix Continues Experiencing Great Performance In Using FreeBSD For Their CDN

Phoronix - 3. Únor 2019 - 2:32
It's been a love affair going on for years, but should you not already know, Netflix has long been leveraging FreeBSD as part of its in-house content delivery network (CDN) for serving its millions of users with on-demand video. This weekend at FOSDEM, Jonathan Looney of the company talked about their usage of FreeBSD...

Binutils 2.32 Released With C-SKY Support, Linker Improvements

Phoronix - 3. Únor 2019 - 1:39
After seeing a new GNU C Library release this week, the GNU toolchain has another update with the availability now of Binutils 2.32...

Igalia's VkRunner Is Helping To Check The Quality Of Vulkan Drivers

Phoronix - 3. Únor 2019 - 1:10
VkRunner is a tool inspired by Mesa's Piglit shader runner and developed by consulting firm Igalia initially as part of their work on the Intel Linux graphics driver stack. VkRunner allows for running a variety of Vulkan shaders for testing a driver's compiler back-end...

Intel Itanium končí, Fedora 30 přijde s pod­porou Fastboot [Stalo se]

Root.cz - 3. Únor 2019 - 0:00
[3 minuty čtení] Robert Swan je oficiálně šéfem Intelu, Samsung představil 1TB eUFS čip, přichází MIDI 2.0, Intel chce koupit Mellanox Technology, investuje další miliardy v Izraeli, Nvidia vydělá výrazně méně. Když byl loni v poklidu odejít Brian Krzanich z pozice CEO společnosti Intel, jeho místo dočasně zastoupil firemní CFO Robert Swan. Ten se osvědčil a firma jej po 7 měsících jmenovala na pozici CEO již trvale. V pořadí je 7. šéfem společnosti za dobu 50 let její existence. Současně byl Swan také zvolen do správní rady společnosti. Jeho předchozí pozice CFO je dočasně ujímá Todd Underwood, dosavadní vicepresident přes finance a šéf firemní divize Corporate Planning and Reporting.

GCC To Begin Implementing MMX Intrinsics With SSE Instructions

Phoronix - 2. Únor 2019 - 20:16
While current-generation Intel/AMD CPUs are still supporting the MMX SIMD instruction set from two decades ago, a set of GCC compiler patches are pending to begin implementing MMX intrinsics using SSE instructions...

Initial Hands-On & Benchmarking With The Dell XPS 9380 Pre-Loaded With Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Phoronix - 2. Únor 2019 - 17:27
Dell recently announced the XPS 9380 Developer Edition laptop as a minor refinement over the 9370: there's now Intel Whiskey Lake processors with minor performance boosts and the web camera is better positioned, while for the "Developer Edition" Sputnik models it means Ubuntu 18.04 LTS rather than Ubuntu 16.04 on the former model or Microsoft Windows 10. The testing so far of the Dell XPS 9380 Developer Edition has been going well and I will have my full benchmark review out soon, but for this weekend are some preliminary data points...

LibreELEC 9.0 Released - Linux Distribution Built Around Kodi 18.0

Phoronix - 2. Únor 2019 - 16:32
With Kodi 18.0 having been released earlier this week, the LibreELEC project is out with their 9.0 release as a lightweight Linux distribution built around this HTPC/multimedia software...

Intel's Linux 5.1 Graphics Driver Will Have Fastboot By Default, More Icelake Bits

Phoronix - 2. Únor 2019 - 15:32
Intel's open-source Linux graphics driver team has sent out another feature batch of changes for queuing in DRM-Next ahead of the upcoming Linux 5.1 kernel cycle...

Obrazem: FOSDEM 2019 – největší vývojářská konference v Evropě

Root.cz - 2. Únor 2019 - 15:14
[čtení do minuty] O víkendu 2. a 3. února probíhá v Bruselu FOSDEM 2019, největší konference pro open-source vývojáře v Evropě. Podívejte se s námi, jak to vypadá na obrovské konferenci, kam přijelo přes 8000 lidí.

Debian Installer Buster Alpha 5 Has Initial UEFI Secure Boot Support

Phoronix - 2. Únor 2019 - 13:02
The fifth alpha of the Debian Installer for the upcoming Debian 10.0 "Buster" release is now available for testing. What makes this new release particularly important to test is that it features the initial UEFI Secure Boot support...

Mesa Now Supports S3TC Texture Compression With sRGB Color Components

Phoronix - 2. Únor 2019 - 12:41
Since the notorious S3TC patent expired at the end of 2017, this common texture compression implementation for OpenGL has been supported by mainline Mesa. It's now been extended to also support sRGB non-linear color components...

Haiku OS Ports More Networking Drivers From FreeBSD, Other Kernel Progress

Phoronix - 2. Únor 2019 - 12:26
The Haiku open-source operating system project inspired by BeOS is out with their newest monthly report on the happenings...

AMD Prepping Compute Shader Support For Video Compositor Rendering

Phoronix - 2. Únor 2019 - 7:04
AMD's Linux graphics driver developers are preparing a set of Mesa patches that allow for compute shaders to be used for the video compositor render process within Gallium3D's video layer code...

Weston Adds Pixman Renderer Config Option

Phoronix - 2. Únor 2019 - 6:03
In making it easier to persistently enable Weston's Pixman rendering code, the next Weston release offers up a configuration file option for flipping it on...

Valve Publishes Initial Steam Linux Figures For 2019

Phoronix - 2. Únor 2019 - 1:42
Valve has just published their monthly "Steam Survey" results that are always interesting for seeing the Linux usage metrics...

Komiks: vzrušení

Root.cz - 2. Únor 2019 - 0:00
[čtení do minuty] Když člověk ve svém životě nemá dost vzrušení, jako třeba když ho honí šavlozubý tygr, povodeň nebo berňák, nějaké si vždycky najde. Ale není to úplně to pravé ořechové – lepší je, když si vás vzrušení najde samo.

Select HP Systems Can Now Update Their Firmware From Linux With Fwupd+LVFS

Phoronix - 1. Únor 2019 - 22:18
After hinting another major OEM was to join the LVFS, Richard Hughes of Red Hat announced today that HP is the latest company backing the Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS) for distributing system firmware updates via this platform that is then applied on systems via Fwupd and conveniently exposed through the likes of GNOME Software...

Lutris 0.5 Released With Much Improved GTK User Interface, GOG Support

Phoronix - 1. Únor 2019 - 19:13
For those using the Lutris open-source gaming platform that aims to enhance the experience of managing games and better integration from Wine to Steam games, the huge 0.5 release is now available for upgrades...

Fedora 30 Flips On Intel Graphics Fastboot By Default To Enhance The Boot Experience

Phoronix - 1. Únor 2019 - 19:05
While Intel is finally poised to enable Fastboot by default for recent generations of their Iris/HD/UHD Graphics hardware, which could happen as soon as Linux 5.1, for now Fedora is comfortable enough enabling the support by default on their own...
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