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Aujourd’hui — 19 février 2020Phoronix

GNOME 3.36 Beta 2 Released With Initial Setup Parental Controls, Lock-Screen USB Disable

GNOME 3.35.91 is out today as the second beta ahead of next month's GNOME 3.36 desktop release...
Hier — 18 février 2020Phoronix

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Moves Ahead With Python 2 Removal - But Sticks Around For Derivatives

With Python 2 having been end-of-life since the start of the year and Ubuntu 20.04 being a long-term support release, Ubuntu developers are working hard to ensure Python 2 isn't shipped as part of this next Ubuntu LTS release...

Google Cloud Rolls Out "N2D" VMs Built Atop AMD EPYC 7002 "Rome" CPUs

We are seeing more cloud providers now offering AMD EPYC 7002 "Rome" series processors with the latest being Google now offering the new N2D VM family in beta for their public cloud...

Linux Looking To Sunset The Calxeda ARM Server Support

It's already been six years since the collapse of Calxeda as the first promising ARM server company. With that, the Linux kernel upstream developers are looking at dropping the Calxeda platform support...

Phoronix Test Suite 9.4 M3 Released With More Improvements For Benchmark Result Analysis

The third and likely last test release of Phoronix Test Suite 9.4-Vestby is now available for your cross-platform, open-source benchmarking needs...

Intel Continues Optimizing Linux Memory Placement For Optane DC Persistent Memory

With a new patch series for the Linux kernel, memory access performance by one measurement can improve by 116% on a dual socket Intel server with Optane DC Persistent Memory...

Linux 5.7 Picking Up Support For A High-End USB-C Audio Interface

More high-end audio gear is finally transitioning from Firewire to USB-C and one of these new high-end audio interfaces will be supported by the Linux 5.7 kernel this spring...

Intel ConnMan 1.38 Released With WireGuard Support

Intel's open-source ConnMan software for managing Internet connections on Linux particularly for embedded systems has seen a new release...

LLVM 10.0's Release Is Very Close With RC2 Available

The release of LLVM 10.0 is now upon us with the second and last planned release candidate issued at the end of last week...

Fedora's 32-bit ARM Xfce Image Demoted While Fedora Workstation AArch64 Gets Promoted

Issues with Fedora's 32-bit ARM Xfce desktop spin will no longer be treated as a release blocker for the Linux distribution but instead the Fedora Workstation for 64-bit ARM (AArch64) will be considered a blocking issue...

Nouveau Gallium3D Finally Seeing Mesa Shader Disk Cache For Faster Game Load Times

While the open-source Intel and Radeon OpenGL drivers within Mesa have long employed an on-disk shader cache to help with game load times by being able to load previously compiled shaders from disk, the Nouveau "NVC0" Gallium3D driver is on the heels of finally seeing similar support...
À partir d’avant-hierPhoronix

LLVM's Go Front-End Was Finally Dropped From The Official Source Tree

Most probably didn't even realize LLVM had a Go language front-end, but this past week it was dropped from the official source mono repository...

Windows 10 vs. Eight Linux Distributions On The Threadripper 3970X

Motivated by last week's Windows vs. Linux benchmarks with the 128-thread AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X here are Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise benchmarks on the 32-core / 64-thread AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X up against eight Linux distributions.

LavaLauncher 1.6 Released As A Simple Dock/Launcher For Wayland

If you have been looking for a simple dock/launcher that natively supports Wayland, LavaLauncher 1.6 is available as one such solution...

D-Bus Broker 22 Released With Option To Use Newer Kernel Features

With BUS1 not looking like it will come to fruition anytime soon as an in-kernel IPC mechanism and the kernel module for it not being touched since last March, the same developers continue pushing ahead with Dbus-Broker as the user-space implementation focused on D-Bus compatibility while being higher performing and more reliable than D-Bus itself...

Arm's ASTC Encoder Replaces Its Restrictive EULA With Apache 2.0 License

Arm has been developing the ASTC encoder as the texture compressor for Adaptive Scalable Texture Compression (ASTC) as open-source but until last week was carrying a restrictive license...

RADV Vulkan Driver Makes A Few More Improvements For GCN 1.0/1.1 Hardware

Valve open-source driver developer Samuel Pitoiset has contributed some improvements to Mesa 20.1's Radeon Vulkan "RADV" driver benefiting GCN 1.0/1.1 graphics cards...

GCC 8.4 + GCC 9.3 Compilers Coming Soon

While GCC 10 will be releasing in the next month or two as the annual feature update to the GNU Compiler Collection, GCC 8.4 is expected for release soon along with GCC 9.3...

Linux 5.7 Staging Will Be ~28.7k Lines Of Code Lighter Thanks To Nuking WUSB + UWB

With the Linux 5.7 kernel cycle in two months there is some "spring cleaning" within the staging area that is leading to almost twenty-nine thousand lines of code being removed thanks to removing a deprecated feature...

Lima Gallium3D Driver Picks Up Multi-Submit Optimization In Mesa 20.1

It's been a while since last having any news to report on Mesa's Lima Gallium3D driver for old Mali 400/450 series hardware, but an important optimization was merged today...

Linux 5.6-rc2 Released - Led By Documentation + Tooling Updates

The second weekly release candidate of Linux 5.6 is now available and overall it's quite a calm test release...

Wine 5.2 With Better Handling For The Null Display Driver, UTF-8 Support

Wine 5.2 is out as the second bi-weekly development release of Wine following the recent Wine 5.0 stable debut. This post-5.0 unstable series is ultimately leading up to Wine 6.0's release early next year...

A Quick Look At The Blender 2.82 Performance On Intel + AMD CPUs

With Blender 2.82 having released on Friday, this weekend we've begun our benchmarking of this new Blender release as the leading open-source 3D modeling solution currently available. Here are some preliminary v2.81 vs. v2.82 figures on different higher-end Intel and AMD processors...

Vulkan 1.2.133 Released With VK_KHR_shader_non_semantic_info

It's been nearly one month since the release of Vulkan 1.2.132 and that came shortly after the big Vulkan 1.2 milestone, but out today is now Vulkan 1.2.133...

MyPaint 2.0 Released With New Features For Open-Source Drawing/Painting

If the likes of GIMP and Krita aren't satisfying your digital drawing/painting needs, MyPaint 2.0 has finally been released as a big update to this simplicity-minded, cross-platform and open-source program...

NVIDIA 440.58.01 Linux Driver Fixes Vulkan Game Crashes, New Extensions

Not scheduled to go live until Monday but up this weekend is the NVIDIA 440.58.01 Linux beta driver that offers a few Vulkan updates...

KDE Sees Improvements For Samba Shares, Fixing Mouse Input For GTK Apps On XWayland

While this week marked the release of KDE Plasma 5.18 LTS, KDE developers haven't let up on their bug fixing activities and other improvements to this open-source desktop environment...

GCC 10 Adds Late Support For -std=c++20 To Target C++20

With C++20 now effectively complete, GCC developers have made a rather late change for GCC 10 that is also long overdue and that is introducing the -std=c++20 switch for targeting C++20...

Apple Firmware Update For Magic Keyboards Decides To Change The Fn Key

Linux has supported the Apple Magic Keyboards since 2018 handling the Bluetooth connectivity and also needing some special handling for the numeric keypad. While that normally would be the end of the story, recent firmware updates to the Apple Magic Keyboard have caused problems...

Chrome 81 In Beta With Web NFC, Modern Form Controls

Following last week's release of Chrome 80, Google this week promoted Chrome 81 into their beta channel...
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