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Steam Will Now Flush Its Stale Shader Cache To Help Save Space

Sob, 02/05/2022 - 06:00
As a particularly important move for Linux gamers and enthusiasts where you may be riding frequent Git builds of new Mesa graphics drivers or even the bi-weekly point releases - compared to the multi-week/monthly update regiment for Windows graphics drivers - Valve's Steam client will now flush its stale shader cache upon GPU/driver changes. This is important for conserving disk space especially where storage constraints are possible like with the Steam Deck...

FOSDEM 2022 Is Happening Online This Weekend

Sob, 02/05/2022 - 06:00
While it's not the same as sitting in Brussels and enjoying some Belgian beers while socializing in-person with developers, the annual Free Open-Source Developers' European Meeting (FOSDEM) is happening this weekend online...

Microsoft's Mesa D3D12 Driver Now Allows OpenGL 4.2

Sob, 02/05/2022 - 00:22
In a short period of time Microsoft's D3D12 Gallium3D driver has gone from implementing OpenGL 3.3 atop the Direct3D 12 interface to now having working OpenGL 4.2 support...

LLVM Clang 15 Enables Faster Square Root Instructions For AMD Zen

Pet, 02/04/2022 - 22:00
As part of an effort to update LLVM Clang's "-mtune" handling to cater to newer processors, AMD Zen processors with LLVM/Clang 15 later this year will be able to enjoy faster and more accurate square root calculations with tuning to use SQRTSS/SQRTPS instructions...

Libinput 1.20 Being Prepared With Improved High Resolution Scrolling

Pet, 02/04/2022 - 20:05
Libinput 1.19 launched last September with high resolution scroll wheel support finally in place while libinput 1.20 is in preparation for release that improves that functionality. Libinput 1.20 also makes other improvements to this widely-used input library on the Linux desktop that is leveraged by both X.Org and Wayland based environments...

Zenwalk 15 Released For Slackware With Flatpak + AppImage Ready, Desktop Optimizations

Pet, 02/04/2022 - 19:47
Back in the day I enjoyed Zenwalk as a great desktop-focused, ready out-of-the-box Linux distribution built atop Slackware. After not hearing much from the project in a while, I am glad to see it's still going strong and they have today issued Zenwalk 15 that is built atop the newly-released Slackware 15.0...

Qt 6.3 Beta Published With Wayland Improvements, New Features

Pet, 02/04/2022 - 14:51
Ahead of the planned release of Qt 6.3.0 next month, The Qt Company today has made available the first Qt 6.3 beta...

OnLogic ML100G-41 - A Great AMD Ryzen Powered SFF Industrial-Grade Computer

Pet, 02/04/2022 - 13:09
When it comes to small form factor (SFF) industrial PCs and IoT computers, it's been an area where Intel has traditionally dominated and served quite well. But now with the continued success of AMD's Ryzen processors, we are beginning to see more AMD-powered industrial computer solutions become available such as the recent OnLogic ML100 series with AMD SoC options. I've been testing out the OnLogic ML100G-41 powered by a Ryzen 7 4800U SoC for many weeks now and this fanless, industrial-grade computer has been running very well for a diverse variety of workloads.

It's 2022: Linux Open-Source GPU Drivers Seeing 3dfx Glide API Support

Pet, 02/04/2022 - 11:26
A new merge request for Linux's open-source Mesa graphics driver stack would provide a new 3dfx Glide API implementation that would work on modern GPUs backed by Mesa's Gallium3D drivers. This implementation of the 3dfx graphics API from the 1990s is implemented using the modern Rust programming language...

LibreOffice Finally Adding Support For The WebP Image Format

Pet, 02/04/2022 - 10:48
This week marked the release of LibreOffice 7.3 but already for LibreOffice 7.4 coming at the end of summer is a change many users will enjoy: the open-source office suite has finally decided to support the WebP image format...

GStreamer 1.20 Multimedia Framework Released With Many Improvements

Pet, 02/04/2022 - 09:00
GStreamer 1.20 is out as stable as the newest version of this widely-used, open-source and cross-platform multimedia framework...

Google Chrome 99 Enters Beta With New Developer Features

Pet, 02/04/2022 - 06:00
Following this week's release of Chrome 98 stable, Google has now promoted Chrome 99 to beta status...

Slackware 15.0 Released After Many Years In Development

Pet, 02/04/2022 - 00:00
Slackware 14 released back in 2012 and has finally been succeded by Slackware 15.0 as stable! Slackware remains the oldest, still-maintained Linux distribution that has been around since 1993...

AMD MI200 "Aldebaran" Linux Driver Support No Longer "Experimental"

Čet, 02/03/2022 - 21:56
Back in November AMD announced the MI200 accelerator that has seen its Linux open-source driver support developed under the "Aldebaran" codename going back to February of last year. The AMD developers are now removing the "experimental" flag from that Aldebaran class GPU support...

Intel Publishes 2021 Product Security Report

Čet, 02/03/2022 - 20:25
Intel today published their annual security report that provides various insights into the different security vulnerabilities disclosed and mitigated over the past calendar year...

Intel Publishes 2021 Product Security Report

Čet, 02/03/2022 - 20:25
Intel today published their annual security report that provides various insights into the different security vulnerabilities disclosed and mitigated over the past calendar year...

Igalia Developing Wolvic Browser To Succeed Firefox Reality

Čet, 02/03/2022 - 20:00
A few years ago Mozilla started Firefox Reality as a browser focused on AR/VR mixed reality. Like Mozilla's other failed projects, Firefox Reality is being tossed into the scrap bin next to the likes of Firefox OS and Firefox Send. But thanks to the nature of open-source, the work is being continued on independently by Igalia with the new Wolvic project...

PipeWire 0.3.45 Restores Sound Support For Zoom, Telegram

Čet, 02/03/2022 - 15:28
PipeWire 0.3.45 is out today as the newest update to this audio/video stream server that is becoming increasingly common on the Linux desktop...

Squeezing More Performance Out Of An Intel Celeron "Alder Lake" CPU With A Faster Linux OS

Čet, 02/03/2022 - 13:26
Recently I tested the Intel Celeron G6900 Alder Lake processor as a $40~60 CPU and the lowest-end SKU as part of the latest-generation Intel desktop CPU line-up. Those tests were carried out on Ubuntu Linux (as usual) for that dual-core processor and was an interesting little processor for the price and for the lack of any AMD Zen 3 competition currently at that low price point. If needing to make daily use of such an Intel Celeron system, switching out your Linux distribution can help. In this article are benchmarks of the Celeron G6900 across Arch-based Manjaro, Intel's Clear Linux, Fedora Workstation 35, Ubuntu 22.04 daily, and openSUSE Tumbleweed.

Mesa's "Dozen" Close To Providing Vulkan Over Direct3D 12

Čet, 02/03/2022 - 11:39
Not only is Microsoft after having OpenGL and OpenCL layered atop Direct3D 12 for usage by Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL2) or where the host has no native GL/CL drivers available, but they are also after Vulkan support on top of D3D12. It's looking like Mesa may be close to merging the "Dozen" driver that provides this preliminary Vulkan on Direct3D 12 support...
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