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Facebook Engineer Improving BPF "User Programs" Support

Ned, 08/02/2020 - 18:25
Facebook engineer Song Liu has sent out a set of patches for "BPF_PROG_TYPE_USER" as a new BPF type for the Linux kernel focused on better supporting user programs...

Changes Expected For The Linux 5.9 Kernel From Intel DG1 To AMD Navi 2 To New CPU Capabilities

Ned, 08/02/2020 - 15:48
The Linux 5.9 kernel merge window will open up immediately upon the release of Linux 5.8, which is expected to happen this evening unless Linus Torvalds decides to stave it off for one week to allow for additional testing. In any case, once Linux 5.9 kicks off there are a lot of changes expected...

Wine-Staging 5.14 Release In 2020 Finally Implementing... Findstr

Ned, 08/02/2020 - 11:47
Incredibly it has taken until now with Wine-Staging 5.14 to implement more than just a stub to Wine's FINDSTR program implementation. Yes, the long-standing command to search for strings...

Intel ISPC 1.14 Released With Initial GPU Offloading Support

Ned, 08/02/2020 - 06:05
A few days back we wrote of Intel's ISPC compiler landing GPU code generation support for their UHD/Iris/Xe Graphics from Gen9 Skylake and beyond. Following that code being merged, ISPC 1.14.0 was quickly tagged...

Rust Maybe Coming To The Linux Kernel, Other Open-Source Milestones For July

Ned, 08/02/2020 - 05:00
Even with the coronavirus pandemic, the distributed open-source and Linux communities continue advancing with great new features and improvements. During the course of July on Phoronix were 266 original news articles and another 15 featured Linux hardware reviews / benchmark featured articles...

Valve's Steam July 2020 Numbers Point To A Small Dip For Linux

Ned, 08/02/2020 - 01:49
While some platforms like Netmarketshare have reported increases month-over-month for Linux desktop usage, that doesn't appear to be translating similarly to the Linux gaming market-share, or at least not at the rate Steam is growing on Windows and macOS. Valve has just published their July 2020 numbers that are part of the Steam Survey...

Linux 5.9 Adding New Knob To Control Default Boost Value For Real-Time Workloads

Sob, 08/01/2020 - 23:19
Primarily driven currently by Arm big.LITTLE use-cases like high-end smartphones where you may be running on battery and not want to boost the CPU performance too high for real-time (RT) tasks, Linux 5.9 is adding new capabilities around setting the default boost value...

FNA FAudio 20.08 Released With WMA Decoding Powered By GStreamer

Sob, 08/01/2020 - 17:00
Linux game porter Ethan Lee who also develops FNA-XNA today released FAudio 20.08 as the open-source XAudio re-implementation...

Debian 10.5 Released To Address The GRUB2 BootHole Vulnerability, Other Security Fixes

Sob, 08/01/2020 - 15:07
Debian 10.5 is out today as the latest point releasr to "Buster" in shipping the latest security and bug fixes...

KDE Developers End July With More Improvements For Plasma 5.20

Sob, 08/01/2020 - 13:18
Even with everything going on in the world around the coronavirus and warm summer temperatures, KDE developers continue making improvements on their desktop stack, including around Wayland support...

Wine 5.14 Brings Initial Version Of The Webdings Font

Sob, 08/01/2020 - 12:03
Wine 5.14 debuted late on Friday night as the newest bi-weekly development release with being less than a half-year to go now until the debut of Wine 6.0 stable...

Wayland-Utils 1.0 Relased As New Utility Package For Wayland Tools

Sob, 08/01/2020 - 08:03
In addition to the Weston 9.0 Alpha compositor, this week also brought Wayland-Utils 1.0 as the inaugural release for this collection of Wayland utilities/tools...

The Beautiful + Linux-Friendly Unigine 2.12 Engine Released

Sob, 08/01/2020 - 05:08
The Unigine Engine appears to be having great success in the engineering and simulation space more so than for the competitive game engine space, but in any case Unigine 2.12 is now out with this visually stunning engine delivering even more life-like visuals while continuing to be Linux-friendly...

MoltenVK Update Brings Vulkan To Apple's tvOS

Sob, 08/01/2020 - 01:47
The open-source MoltenVK portability layer has already been providing Vulkan support on Apple iOS and macOS by re-mapping the Vulkan API to Apple's Metal graphics framework. With today's update, Vulkan has now come to tvOS as well...

Intel Brings IBM POWER CPU Support To Their Deep Neural Network Library

Sob, 08/01/2020 - 00:08
Besides the code itself to Intel's oneAPI being open-source, the company is being surprisingly open about its support even for areas of usage outside of x86_64 CPUs...

Linux's exFAT File-System Driver Can Now "FSCK" As Fast As Windows

Pet, 07/31/2020 - 23:52
Samsung engineers responsible for the modern exFAT file-system driver for Linux have updated the adjoining "exfatprogs" user-space programs around this file-system. Notable to exfatprogs-1.0.4 is much faster "fsck" file-system checking support...

Eight Great Features Of Linux 5.8

Pet, 07/31/2020 - 18:00
If all goes well the Linux 5.8 kernel will be released as stable this weekend. Linus Torvalds last weekend expressed some uncertainty whether an extra release candidate would be required, but so far this week the kernel Git activity is light, thus for the moment at least is looking like 5.8 will be christened on Sunday...

"Speakup" Promoted Out Of Staging For Linux 5.9

Pet, 07/31/2020 - 16:34
The Speakup screen reader that is built into the kernel and allows for speaking all text printed to the text console from boot-up to shutdown for assisting blind individuals is now being promoted out of staging with Linux 5.9...

X.Org's Latest Security Woes Are Bugs In LibX11, Xserver

Pet, 07/31/2020 - 14:54
The X.Org/X11 Server has been hit by many security vulnerabilities over the past decade as security researchers eye more open-source software. Some of these vulnerabilities date back to even the 80's and 90's given how X11 has built up over time. The X.Org Server security was previously characterized as being even worse than it looks while today the latest vulnerabilities have been made public...

GTK 3.99 Released With The GTK4 Toolkit Finally Close To Debut

Pet, 07/31/2020 - 14:14
The developers working long on the GTK4 toolkit are finally close to declaring version 4.0...