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SMAF v10 Secure Memory Allocation Published, Too Late For Linux 4.9

Tuesday 4th of October 2016 12:57:43 PM
Version 10 of the Secure Memory Allocation Framework (SMAF) is now available as a large patch-set by Linaro for addressing secure-related memory allocation on Linux...

KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS Officially Released

Tuesday 4th of October 2016 12:32:01 PM
This morning marks the release of the first Plasma 5 Long-Term Support release, Plasma 5.8...

Gallium3D "Nine" Improvements Inbound For Next Mesa Release

Tuesday 4th of October 2016 11:18:09 AM
On top of the RADV Vulkan driver being queued for the next Mesa release, it looks like some improvements to the "Nine" Direct3D 9 Gallium3D state tracker are also en route for the new Mesa version...

GCC RISC-V Support Allegedly Held Up Due To University Lawyers

Tuesday 4th of October 2016 10:42:23 AM
While there has been talk about RISC-V architecture support in the GCC compiler and for LLVM too going back months, a developer is reporting that the GCC RISC-V support is being delayed due to UC Berkeley lawyers...

OverlayFS SELinux Support For Linux 4.9 Kernel

Tuesday 4th of October 2016 10:33:53 AM
James Morris has submitted the security subsystem updates for the new Linux 4.9 kernel development cycle...

BFS Updated For Linux 4.8, To Be Succeeded By New MuQSS Scheduler

Tuesday 4th of October 2016 10:19:19 AM
Con Kolivas has rolled out the BFS scheduler v0.512 release for Linux 4.8, which may be his last "BFS" release as he's getting ready to premiere a new scheduler...

RADV Radeon Vulkan Driver Submitted For Review To Be Included In Mesa

Tuesday 4th of October 2016 01:58:16 AM
It's looking more and more like this month's Mesa 12.1/13.0 release will have the RADV open-source Radeon Vulkan driver included!..

Libdrm 2.4.71 Released, Adds Etnaviv, AMDGPU SI Support

Tuesday 4th of October 2016 01:42:25 AM
The latest version of the Mesa DRM library (libdrm) is now available and it's a fairly important release...

NixOS 16.09 Released, Reduced Disk Space & Package Hardening

Monday 3rd of October 2016 09:51:23 PM
Version 16.09 of NixOS is now available, the Linux distribution focused on being a "purely functional distribution" and built atop the Nix package manager...

Scheduler Changes Published For The Linux 4.9 Kernel

Monday 3rd of October 2016 08:39:40 PM
Ingo Molnar was prompt as usual in submitting his various pull requests for the opening of the Linux 4.9 merge window, including the scheduler changes...

Mellanox Platform Support Coming In Linux 4.9

Monday 3rd of October 2016 03:25:50 PM
The x86/platform updates for the Linux 4.9 kernel that entered development on Sunday is bringing initial support for the Mellanox systems platform...

Linux Should Soon Start Receiving "Make WiFi Fast" Improvements

Monday 3rd of October 2016 01:13:33 PM
In the months ahead the Linux kernel should start receiving the work out of the "make-wifi-fast" initiative for improving WiFi reliability and performance...

NetBeans 8.2 Released With PHP 7 Support, ECMAScript 6/7

Monday 3rd of October 2016 11:32:50 AM
NetBeans 8.2 was released today as the newest version of the Java-focused integrated development environment currently developed by Oracle but still pursuing to become an Apache project...

Linux 4.9 On x86_64 To Support Vmapped Stacks

Monday 3rd of October 2016 11:15:23 AM
With the forthcoming Linux 4.9 kernel, x86_64 builds will support CONFIG_VMAP_STACK where kernel stacks are allocated with vmalloc_node for greater security...

DNF 2.0 Released For Improved Package Management On Fedora

Monday 3rd of October 2016 10:49:01 AM
Version 2.0 of the DNF package manager is now available in release candidate form as a major update to this Yum successor. Meanwhile, DNF-Plugins-Core reached version 1.0 for testing...

EFI Test Driver Added To The Mainline Linux 4.9 Kernel

Monday 3rd of October 2016 10:41:26 AM
The EFI material is one of the early pull requests for the Linux 4.9 kernel and its bringing a new driver via EFI_TEST...

Linux 4.9's CPUFreq To Make Greater Use Of Scheduler Info, IOWait Boosting

Monday 3rd of October 2016 10:34:43 AM
The past few kernel releases there's been a redesign of CPUFreq and P-State code for being able to make use of the kernel's scheduler utilization data by these CPU frequency scaling drivers. That work also led to the introduction of the Schedutil governor. Work along this line has continued for Linux 4.9...

GNU Linux-libre 4.8-gnu Released, Deblobs More Drivers

Monday 3rd of October 2016 10:20:25 AM
Hot off the release of the official upstream Linux 4.8 kernel, the GNU Linux-libre 4.8-gnu kernel is now available as the deblobbed code that strips out support for loading non-free firmware and other references to non-free kernel support...

Linux 4.8 Kernel Released

Sunday 2nd of October 2016 11:49:04 PM
The Linux 4.8 kernel is now officially available...

The Best Features Of The Linux 4.8 Kernel

Sunday 2nd of October 2016 03:00:00 PM
If all goes according to plan, the Linux 4.8 kernel will be officially released this afternoon by Linus Torvalds...

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