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Microsoft Aiming For A Linux Development Workflow Around WSL + VS Code Remote

Sob, 07/06/2019 - 12:23
Not a particularly new feature itself, but recently Microsoft has begun promoting a workflow for developers of encouraging them to use Windows 10 to do Linux development by leveraging Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and Visual Studio Code Remote...

GameMode Seeing Improvement Work For Better Integration With GNOME

Sob, 07/06/2019 - 12:13
Feral's GameMode as the Linux gaming mode daemon to try to put the system in an optimized state automatically when running Linux games is seeing another possible addition thanks to GNOME developer Christian Kellner of Red Hat...

GCC 10 Lands The Zstd LTO Bytecode Compression Support

Sob, 07/06/2019 - 12:07
As a follow-up to the story about GCC eyeing Zstd compression for its LTO data, that support has now been merged into the GCC 10 code compiler...

Linux AEST Driver Sent Out For ARM Error Source Table

Sob, 07/06/2019 - 11:52
ARM Error Source Table is an extension of ACPI that provides a table for RAS errors. Support for this new error table is being worked on with the new "AEST" Linux kernel driver...

Wine 4.12 Supports More Plug & Play Drivers, Better Visual Studio Remote Debugging

Pet, 07/05/2019 - 21:58
Wine 4.12 is now available as the newest bi-weekly development release of this program for running Windows software on Linux...

Linux's Performance-Boosting FSGSBASE Support Dropped For Now Over Serious Bugs

Pet, 07/05/2019 - 11:45
While we had been looking forward to Intel FSGSBASE support for yielding some performance benefits especially in areas impacted by Spectre / Meltdown / Foreshadow / Zombieload, after the support was queued for merging into Linux 5.3, the code has now been reverted over "serious bugs" with the implementation...

New Google "GVE" Driver Queued For Upcoming Linux 5.3

Pet, 07/05/2019 - 11:37
Adding to the list of Linux 5.3 kernel features is a new "GVE" network driver from Google...

Arm's Komeda Driver Adding Variable Refresh Rate Support

Pet, 07/05/2019 - 11:31
Arm's Komeda Linux DRM/KMS display driver for supporting their latest display IP such as the Mali D71 is seeing VRR support ala Adaptive-Sync / HDMI VRR...

Intel Icelake Thunderbolt Support Not Coming Until Linux 5.4

Pet, 07/05/2019 - 11:23
While the Linux support around Intel Icelake is largely settled, one area that has gone under the radar until now has been the Thunderbolt support, which now is available in patch form but won't be mainlined until Linux 5.4...

GRUB 2.04 Bootloader Released With RISC-V Support, Native UEFI Secure Boot, Btrfs RAID

Pet, 07/05/2019 - 11:08
It's been two years since the release of GRUB 2.02 while today it's finally been replaced by the long-awaited GRUB 2.04 bootloader release...

OpenHMD 0.3.0-rc2 Released For This Open-Source API/Drivers For VR/AR Hardware

Čet, 07/04/2019 - 16:57
Issued today was the second release candidate for OpenHMD 0.3.0, the open-source project providing a common API and different drivers for VR/AR hardware...

Rust 1.36 Brings Offline Support In Cargo, Stable Alloc Crate

Čet, 07/04/2019 - 15:17
The Rust language team is marking this US Independence Day by rolling out Rust 1.36...

Samba 4.11 Aims To Be Scalable To 100,000+ Users

Čet, 07/04/2019 - 14:17
For those using Samba for better Windows interoperability with SMB/CIFS/AD, the forthcoming Samba 4.11 will be a lot more scalable so it can be used within massive organizations...

To Little Surprise, Many Linux Apps Run On The Librem 5 Linux Smartphone

Čet, 07/04/2019 - 14:00
Now being into Q3, we're waiting to see if Purism will be able to deliver the Librem 5 GNU/Linux smartphone this quarter after being pushed back twice from their original January ship date. They haven't released any finished design yet or the finalized specifications (they still haven't finalized on the RAM, battery, cameras, and speaker(s)), but their latest series of blog posts are showing that GNOME/Linux applications can run on their Librem 5 developer kit...

RADV Vulkan Driver Switches To The RTLD Linker

Čet, 07/04/2019 - 12:59
A big set of patches landed this morning in RADV Git for Mesa 19.2...

CentOS 8.0 Completed Its Initial Build Loop

Čet, 07/04/2019 - 12:47
It looks like CentOS 8 as the "community" version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0 is still a few weeks away, but good progress is being made...

AMDVLK Support For Navi Might Be Slightly Delayed

Čet, 07/04/2019 - 12:27
While there is the open-source OpenGL driver support in RadeonSI now part of Mesa 19.2 for the Radeon RX 5700 series launching on Sunday, for the open-source Vulkan driver support due to timing you might be needing to wait a little bit...

Navi 10 Code Lands In Mesa 19.2 For RadeonSI Ahead Of Radeon RX 5700 Series Launch

Čet, 07/04/2019 - 02:18
Last week I wrote about Navi (10) support pending for the RadeonSI OpenGL driver to complement the AMDGPU Linux kernel driver support for the Radeon RX 5700 series currently queued into DRM-Next for Linux 5.3. That OpenGL driver support has been now been merged into Mesa 19.2 for debuting as stable around the end of August for providing open-source OpenGL on these next-gen AMD GPUs...

Valve Has Been Developing A New Mesa Vulkan Shader Compiler For Radeon

Sre, 07/03/2019 - 19:00
Valve has been funding work on "ACO", a new shader compiler alternative to the de facto AMDGPU LLVM shader compiler currently used by both the RADV and RadeonSI Mesa graphics drivers for AMD Radeon hardware...

With An Out-Of-Tree Kernel Patch You Can Finally Read/Write To The SSDs On Newer Macs

Sre, 07/03/2019 - 15:02
While Apple computers once ran well with Linux, that's not been the case in recent years particularly for MacBook Pros but now really all newer Apple computers have become a mess on Linux. There's been really messy issues in trying to run Macs on Linux. With MacBook Pros from recent revisions, it's now only finally possible for Linux to read/write to the solid-state drive if using an out-of-tree patch...
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