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LIBEI Yields New Effort For Emulating Input Devices In Wayland

Pet, 07/31/2020 - 11:24
Red Hat's input expert Peter Hutterer has started writing another library to help the Linux input ecosystem: LIBEI. This new library is focused on offering emulated input device support for Wayland in order to support use-cases like xdotool for automating input events...

Raspberry Pi 4 "V3DV" Vulkan Driver Begins Tackling MSAA, Other Improvements

Pet, 07/31/2020 - 11:10
This month the Raspberry Pi Foundation funded "V3DV" open-source Vulkan driver for the Raspberry Pi 4 began being able to run vkQuake. In ending out July, the developers at consulting firm Igalia who are working on this driver for the Raspberry Pi Foundation shared some of their latest driver activity...

Wayland's Weston 9.0 Reaches Alpha

Pet, 07/31/2020 - 08:08
Weston 9.0 release preparations are getting underway. At least compared to the original Weston 9.0 release plans, this Wayland compositor is running about a month behind those plans but in any case the release is now making its way to reality...

Intel PMT Framework + Tiger Lake Telemetry Support Updated For Linux

Pet, 07/31/2020 - 05:00
Back in May I wrote about Intel working on Platform Monitoring Technology or hardware telemetry capabilities that are coming with Tiger Lake. The Linux support continues to be worked on for this "PMT" functionality although it looks like the work won't be ready in time for the imminent Linux 5.9 kernel merge window...

Wayland's Weston Compositor Introduces Kiosk/Fullscreen Shell

Pet, 07/31/2020 - 01:35
While there is already the Cage kiosk full-screen shell as well as the likes of Ubuntu's Mir Kiosk Shell, Wayland's Weston reference compositor now has its own implementation...

Systemd 246 Released With Many Changes

Čet, 07/30/2020 - 20:48
Systemd 246 is out today as the newest version of this dominant Linux init system and system/service manager. Systemd 246 has a lot of new functionality in time for making it into at least some of the autumn 2020 Linux distributions...

ACO Radeon Shader Back-End Adds Unit Testing Framework To Help Test Optimizations

Čet, 07/30/2020 - 20:17
The popular "ACO" shader compiler back-end that recently was promoted to the default shader compiler for Mesa's open-source Radeon Vulkan driver (RADV) has long been testing with shaders and traces while now a proper unit testing framework is being introduced for verifying optimizations are correctly handled, ensuring no regressions, etc...

System76 Talks Up Their Forthcoming Linux Keyboard

Čet, 07/30/2020 - 17:06
Following in the steps of their hand-crafted Thelio desktops manufactured in-house in Colorado, Linux PC vendor System76 is also working to not only manufacture their own laptops but also other components like their own keyboard...

OPNsense 20.7 Released For This BSD-Powered Open-Source Firewall

Čet, 07/30/2020 - 16:28
OPNsense 20.7 "Legendary Lion" released today as "a major operating system jump forward on a sustainable firewall experience" powered by HardenedBSD...

Intel Celeron G5900 + Pentium Gold G6400 Benchmarks - Low-Price Comet Lake CPUs

Čet, 07/30/2020 - 15:20
While we have looked a lot at how the Core i9 10900K performs at the top-end of Intel's Comet Lake line-up as well as with the likes of the i5-10600K and i3-10100, here is our first look at the very bottom of the stack with the new Celeron and Pentium processors. Benchmarked today are the Celeron G5900 as a ~$40 processor and the Pentium Gold G6400 that retails for around $60 and compared against other low-end Intel and AMD processors as well as older Intel Core i3 CPUs.

Intel ISPC Compiler Lands GPU Code Generation Support

Čet, 07/30/2020 - 13:46
Intel's open-source ISPC (the Intel SPMD Program Compiler) now has preliminary support for code generation targeting their GPUs...

AMD's ROCm AOMP Compiler 11.7-1 Brings OMPD Support, ROCgdb

Čet, 07/30/2020 - 10:09
The AMD ROCm developer tool engineers have released a new build of AOMP, their LLVM Clang compiler downstream that adds OpenMP support for Radeon GPU offloading until that support ultimately makes it back upstream into LLVM/Clang...

Intel Prepping Bus Lock Detection For Linux To Avoid This Performance Pitfall

Čet, 07/30/2020 - 07:56
Building off the recently mainlined Intel work on split lock detection, Intel engineers have now been extending that with bus lock detection support...

MSM Open-Source Driver Continues On Qualcomm Adreno 640/650 Series Bring-Up

Čet, 07/30/2020 - 05:09
The open-source MSM DRM driver developed by Google, Qualcomm's Code Aurora, and other parties as what started out as part of the "Freedreno" driver initiative is continuing to see better support for the newer Adreno 640 and 650 series...

Linux Quietly Makes It Harder To Guess Network RNG's Internal State

Čet, 07/30/2020 - 01:43
Merged today to mainline for Linux 5.8 Git and also marked for back-porting is a change to make it more difficult to guess the network random number generator's internal state. It looks like it could be for a yet-to-be-published vulnerability...

GCC Sees More Progress On Ability To Parallelize The Compilation Of Large Source Files

Sre, 07/29/2020 - 23:17
While GCC with GNU Make and other build systems can scale nicely in compiling many files concurrently, there has been an ongoing GCC effort to be able to parallelize more of the GNU Compiler Collection work when compiling large source files...

BootHole Blows Hole In GRUB2 Bootloader Security, Including UEFI SecureBoot

Sre, 07/29/2020 - 20:00
A major vulnerability in the GRUB2 boot-loader has been made public today that compromises its UEFI SecureBoot capabilities...

Samsung 870 QVO SSD Performance On Ubuntu Linux

Sre, 07/29/2020 - 16:30
The Samsung 870 QVO solid-state drives announced at the end of June have begun appearing at Internet retailers. The Samsung 870 QVO is the company's latest QLC NAND solid-state drive offering 1TB of storage for a little more than $120 USD all the way up to 4TB for $500 and an 8TB variant for $900. For those curious about the EXT4 file-system Linux performance out of the Samsung 870 QVO, here are some benchmarks.

Nano 5.0 Released As A Big Feature Update To This Easy-To-Use Terminal Text Editor

Sre, 07/29/2020 - 15:20
The popular GNU Nano terminal text editor has reached version 5.0...

Apache Software Foundation Estimates Its Code Value Increased ~$600M For FY2020

Sre, 07/29/2020 - 14:55
For fiscal year 2019 the Apache Software Foundation valued their codebase at around $20 billion USD. The open-source organization has now published their annual report for fiscal year 2020...