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VirtualBox Shared Folder Driver Seeks Inclusion In Linux 5.6

Ned, 02/09/2020 - 13:51
After being added to Linux 5.4 and then being ejected a week later when it was clear not enough testing took place, the VirtualBox Shared Folder "VBOXSF" driver is now trying to make it into Linux 5.6...

KDE Plasma 5.18 About To Release While Plasma 5.19 Well Under Way

Ned, 02/09/2020 - 13:10
KDE Plasma 5.18 LTS is planned for release on Tuesday, 11 February, which means a mad rush of last minute fixes for this desktop as well as developers already working on Plasma 5.19 that is aiming for release in early June...

Linux 5.6 Can Boot The Original Amazon Echo, But It's Not Really Practical

Ned, 02/09/2020 - 10:46
As first to write about yesterday, Linux 5.6 Arm platform changes now support the original Amazon Echo. While this allows the first-generation Amazon Echo to run with a mainline Linux kernel and is exciting for hobbyists, it's not really practical at this stage or even in the long-run...

Fedora Users Will Soon See Linux 5.5 Made Available As A Stable Update

Ned, 02/09/2020 - 08:11
Fedora 30 and Fedora 31 users will soon see Linux 5.5 come down as a stable update, but before then you can help if so inclined to test this new kernel revision on Fedora...

Mir's X11 Support Is Being Promoted From Experimental

Ned, 02/09/2020 - 06:00
The X11 client support for Mir that leverages XWayland is graduating from its "experimental" status...

Linus Torvalds Just Made A Big Optimization To Help Code Compilation Times On Big CPUs

Ned, 02/09/2020 - 00:38
For those using GNU Make in particular as their build system, the parallel build times are about to be a lot faster beginning with Linux 5.6 for large core count systems. This landing just after the AMD Threadripper 3990X 64-core / 128-thread CPU launch is one example of systems to benefit from this kernel change when compiling a lot of code and making use of many GNU Make jobs...

GNOME 3.36 Beta Released With Many Changes

Sob, 02/08/2020 - 21:15
GNOME 3.35.90 is available this weekend as the first of two betas towards GNOME 3.36...

Linux 5.6 Kernel Adding Support For 1st Gen Amazon Echo, Many Other Arm Additions

Sob, 02/08/2020 - 17:57
There is a lot of new Arm SoCs and boards/platforms to be supported by the Linux 5.6 kernel...

GDB 9.1 Released With Multi-Threaded Symbol Loading, Kills Off Solaris 10

Sob, 02/08/2020 - 17:38
Out this weekend is GDB 9.1 as the newest feature update to the GNU Debugger...

Debian 10.3 Released With Many Security + Bug Fixes

Sob, 02/08/2020 - 17:17
Out this weekend are the stable updates Debian 10.3 and Debian 9.12...

CPUs From 2004 Against AMD's New 64-Core Threadripper 3990X + Tests Against FX-9590

Sob, 02/08/2020 - 14:10
With having the initial AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X Linux benchmarks out of the way, I did some fun Friday night benchmarking with this 64-core HEDT CPU... Seeing how the 3990X performance compares to some CPUs used when starting out Phoronix back in 2004 as well as also for fun seeing how the Threadripper 3990X compares to the notorious AMD FX-9590...

Rav1e 0.3 Release Brings Speed Optimizations, Other AV1 Encode Enhancements

Sob, 02/08/2020 - 12:24
As we've been expected, Rav1e 0.3 is now out the door for this open-source Rust-based AV1 encoder that now runs faster at higher encode levels...

Intel's Cloud-Hypervisor 0.5 Released With Kata Containers Support, Other Features

Sob, 02/08/2020 - 10:16
Intel's open-source group continues working on Cloud-Hypervisor as a Rustlang-written hypervisor for modern Linux VMs and building off the shoulders of Google's CrosVM, Firecracker, and Rust-VMM. Cloud-Hypervisor 0.5 was released on Friday as a big update to this cloud-centered hypervisor...

Zink In Mesa For OpenGL Over Vulkan Should Be Back To Supporting OpenGL 3.0 Soon

Sob, 02/08/2020 - 08:10
Zink, the project going on for almost two years for implementing OpenGL over Vulkan, might soon be exposing OpenGL 3.0 and OpenGL ES 2.0 within mainline Mesa...

LLVM Finally Buttoning Up Its Stack-Clash Protection For x86 CPUs

Sob, 02/08/2020 - 06:09
It's been nearly three years since the Stack Clash vulnerability was really tossed into the spotlight while such vulnerabilities have existed longer. Now finally in 2020, the LLVM compiler stack -- and years after GCC's mitigation -- is preparing its stack clash protection...

Proton 5.0-1 Released As Valve's Basis For Steam Play Now On Wine 5.0, Latest DXVK

Sob, 02/08/2020 - 00:16
Valve has just released Proton 5.0-1 as a big upgrade to their Wine downstream that powers Steam Play for running Windows games on Linux under Steam...

Linux 5.6 NFSD Adds Server-To-Server Copy Support

Pet, 02/07/2020 - 23:10
Following the Linux 5.5 NFS client adding support for server-to-server cross-device offloaded copies, the NFSD side for Linux 5.6 is now enabling its portion of handling server-side copies...