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DXVK 1.3 Released With Discard Optimization, Async Presentation

Ned, 07/14/2019 - 00:23
Philip Rebohle released version 1.3 of DXVK today, the widely-used Direct3D 10/11 to Vulkan translation layer for accelerating Windows gaming on Linux under Wine and most known with Steam Play...

NVIDIA's Graphics Driver Will Run Into Problems With Linux 5.3 On IBM POWER

Sob, 07/13/2019 - 17:26
For those using the NVIDIA proprietary graphics driver on an IBM POWER system, it could be a while before seeing Linux 5.3+ kernel support. Upstream has removed code depended upon by the NVIDIA binary driver for supporting the POWER architecture and as is the case they don't care that it will break NVIDIA driver support since it's binary/out-of-tree...

OpenHMD 0.3 Released With Support For More VR/AR Devices

Sob, 07/13/2019 - 15:00
Nearly three years after OpenHMD 0.2, the OpenHMD 0.3 release is now available for the open-source SDK and support for various AR/VR headsets...

Networking Changes For Linux 5.3 Bring New Google Driver But No WireGuard

Sob, 07/13/2019 - 14:13
The networking subsystem updates were sent out on Wednesday for the Linux 5.3 kernel and include a bunch of improvements to many different drivers...

KDE Frameworks 5.60 Released With Many Changes & Fixes

Sob, 07/13/2019 - 13:41
Today marks the immediate availability of KDE Frameworks 5.60...

AMD Picasso Support For Coreboot Appears Finally Ready

Sob, 07/13/2019 - 13:09
Back in April I wrote about Coreboot seeing AMD Picasso APU enablement work as the first Zen/Ryzen processor target being handled by this open-source BIOS alternative. It now looks like that Picasso support is all squared away and ready for use by future AMD-powered Google Chromebooks...

Glibc's Slow Turnaround For Y2038 Fixes Is Frustrating

Sob, 07/13/2019 - 13:04
While there is another nineteen years to go until the Year 2038 problem manifests, the GNU C Library "glibc" is one of the key software components still needing some fixes for this issue where this problem where storing the Unix time as a 32-bit signed integer will wrap around and become a negative number...

Wayland's Weston 7.0 Compositor Aiming To Release Next Month

Sob, 07/13/2019 - 08:03
Simon Ser who has been serving as the Wayland/Weston release manager has laid out a schedule for getting out the next major release of Wayland's reference compositor...

XFS Gets Cleaned Up In Linux 5.3 Kernel Development Activity

Sob, 07/13/2019 - 05:00
While not too eventful on the end-user feature front, the XFS file-system has seen another round of clean-ups with the ongoing Linux 5.3 merge window...

Purism's Librem 5 July Update Cites Software Progress, No Hardware Update

Pet, 07/12/2019 - 19:07
Purism has shared their July update on their Librem 5 Linux smartphone progress, which is mostly focused around inching along their software support but without any update on their hardware or final design. While their latest public information has continued to report a "Q3" ship date, that's looking increasingly unlikely...

AMD Releases BIOS Fix To Motherboard Partners For Booting Newer Linux Distributions

Pet, 07/12/2019 - 14:53
AMD has just alerted us that they have released a BIOS fix to their motherboard partners that takes care of the issue around booting newer Linux distributions on the new Zen 2 processors...

Initial Raspberry Pi 4 Performance Benchmarks

Pet, 07/12/2019 - 14:39
It's been (and still is) a particularly busy few weeks for benchmarking. For those curious about the Raspberry Pi 4 performance that was announced at the end of June along with Raspbian 10, here are our initial performance benchmarks of the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B in 2GB and 4GB variants compared to various other ARM SBCs.

GNOME's Mutter Picks Up Another Optimization For Helping DisplayLink-Type Hardware

Pet, 07/12/2019 - 12:02
Collabora's Pekka Paalanen landed another optimization this week into GNOME's Mutter for further enhancing the performance of using DisplayLink hardware and similar secondary GPUs under this Linux desktop...

F2FS Gains Native SWAP File Support, Other Improvements

Pet, 07/12/2019 - 11:36
F2FS is already very fast compared to the long-standing Linux file-systems when benchmarking on solid-state drives while for Linux 5.3 this file-system is getting in even better shape...

Linux 5.3 Picks Up Support For Compressed Firmware Files - Measurable Storage Savings

Pet, 07/12/2019 - 11:23
With the growing number of devices requiring loadable firmware/microcode at run-time and Linux continuing to simply support a lot more hardware, the size of /lib/firmware has ballooned in recent years while now for the upcoming Linux 5.3 kernel release is the ability to compress these firmware files for fairly significant space savings...

Wayland's Weston Gets Option To Enable HDCP Support Per-Output

Pet, 07/12/2019 - 08:19
An Intel open-source developer contributed support to Wayland's reference Weston compositor for enabling HDCP support on a per-output basis using a new allow_hdcp option...

AMD "GFX908" Additions Land In LLVM 9.0 For New Workstation GPU

Pet, 07/12/2019 - 05:00
Weeks ahead of SIGGRAPH and days ahead of the LLVM 9.0 code branching, a number of big "GFX908" commits have been landing in the AMDGPU LLVM shader compiler back-end over the past day...

Kernel Address Space Isolation Aims To Prevent Leaking Data From Hyper Threading Attacks

Pet, 07/12/2019 - 02:11
Kernel Address Space Isolation is an experimental feature in development by Oracle in aiming to prevent leaking sensitive data from Intel Hyper Threading due to speculative execution attacks like L1TF...

Valve Rolls Out Steam Labs

Čet, 07/11/2019 - 19:35
Valve's Steam Labs is the new centralized place for their different experiments around the Steam marketplace...

RADV Picks Up Geometry Shader Support For Navi/GFX10

Čet, 07/11/2019 - 17:49
It's on a daily basis we are seeing improvements to the newly-added Radeon RX 5700 "Navi" support with the open-source Linux graphics driver stack. Today brings geometry shader support for the Mesa RADV Vulkan driver...