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Linux Developers May Discuss Allowing Rust Code Within The Kernel

34 min 28 sec ago
A Google engineer is looking to discuss at this year's Linux Plumbers Conference the possibility of allowing in-tree Rust language support...

Progress Being Made On OpenCL+OpenGL Over Direct3D 12

1 hour 48 min ago
There is an update on the porting effort led by Collabora and Microsoft for layering OpenCL and OpenGL on top of Direct3D 12...

Phoronix Test Suite 9.8 Released For Open-Source Benchmarking, New Docker Benchmarking Image

3 hours 43 min ago
Phoronix Test Suite 9.8 is available today as the latest quarterly stable feature release to our open-source, cross-platform benchmarking software.

NVIDIA 450.57 Linux Driver Released With Image Sharpening Option, NGX Library

7 hours 34 min ago
Following a NVIDIA 450 Linux beta with the CUDA 11.0-rc in early June and the more formal NVIDIA 450.51 Linux beta later in June, NVIDIA has now promoted the 450 Linux driver series to stable with today's release of the 450.57 driver build...

systemd 246-RC1 Released

7 hours 51 min ago
The first release candidate of the forthcoming systemd 246 is now available for testing...

KDE Seeing Fresh Improvements For HiDPI Support

8 hours 1 min ago
It took the GNOME/Ubuntu side until Canonical developer Daniel van Vugt picked up a 4K display with Intel graphics for various 4K/Intel graphics optimizations to be discovered and continue to be addressed for the GNOME desktop. Now on the KDE side, well known contributor Nate Graham recently picked up a new laptop with HiDPI display and there he has been working to resolve a number of lingering high DPI issues on the KDE front...

LibreOffice Might Delay Its "Personal Edition" Branding Or Change To "Community Edition"

10 hours 14 min ago
In response to the largely critical feedback of LibreOffice 7.0-RC1's branding as "Personal Edition" for the standard version of this open-source office suite, the branding is being reconsidered to either delay it until LibreOffice 7.1 or potentially relabel it as the "Community Edition" version...

GCC Compiler Lands Mitigation For Arm's Straight Line Speculation Vulnerability

10 hours 42 min ago
It took a month after Arm disclosed the CPU "SLS" vulnerability and when the LLVM compiler landed their initial mitigation, but the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) now has mitigations as well for this Straight Line Speculation vulnerability...

OpenSUSE Leap 15.2 Hops Onto The Microsoft Store For WSL/WSL2

11 hours 8 min ago
Following last week's release of openSUSE Leap 15.2, this latest community, SUSE-backed Linux distribution release is now available via the Microsoft Store...

A Microsoft Addition For systemd 246 Exposes Host OS Information To Containers

14 hours 18 min ago
There is a last minute change from a Microsoft engineer to the upcoming systemd 246 that is now undergoing release preparations...

Mesa 20.1.3 Brings More Fixes To The Open-Source Vulkan / OpenGL Drivers

Thursday 9th of July 2020 04:00:54 AM
Mesa 20.1.3 is out as the newest bi-weekly point release for this stable Mesa3D series...

GNOME 3.36.4 Released With Faster Mutter Fix Back-Ported

Wednesday 8th of July 2020 10:09:14 PM
A day after the GNOME 3.37.4 development release, out today is GNOME 3.36.4 as the latest stable point release for the current desktop series...

Linux Kernel Raising Compiler Build Requirement To GCC 4.9

Wednesday 8th of July 2020 07:10:38 PM
Linus Torvalds has decided to up the compiler build requirement for the Linux kernel to GCC 4.9...

Open Usage Commons Is Google-Backed Organization For Helping With Open-Source Project Trademarks

Wednesday 8th of July 2020 02:15:32 PM
Open Usage Commons is a new organization announced today that is backed by Google for helping open-source projects in managing their trademarks...

SUSE Acquiring Rancher Labs

Wednesday 8th of July 2020 01:28:14 PM
SUSE is upping their container game by acquiring Rancher Labs...

Intel Details Thunderbolt 4 With More Capabilities, USB4 Compatibility

Wednesday 8th of July 2020 01:14:04 PM
Intel has today made public more details on their next-generation Thunderbolt connectivity that brings more features while offering USB4 specification compliance. Thunderbolt 4 is coming with forthcoming Tiger Lake laptops...

Intel Architectural LBR Support Going Into Linux 5.9

Wednesday 8th of July 2020 11:47:35 AM
Intel CPUs have long supported LBR for last branch records as a means of recording the branches to which software has taken along with exposing other control flow information. This has relied upon model-specific registers while with future Intel CPUs this is being folded into a more universal CPU architectural feature. Support for Intel "Arch LBR" is set to come later this year with the Linux 5.9 kernel...

Fedora Developers Evaluating Compression Options For Btrfs-By-Default Proposal

Wednesday 8th of July 2020 10:53:38 AM
The proposal for using Btrfs by default on the Fedora desktop is gaining a fair amount of traction and interest from the community and could possibly move ahead but further testing and decisions are still to be made...

GNOME Shell + Mutter 3.37.3 Are Out Roaring With Better Performance

Wednesday 8th of July 2020 08:12:25 AM
Released on Tuesday was GNOME 3.37.3 but missing the mark in time for that proper milestone were the all important GNOME Shell and Mutter components. But a few hours past the mark, they were released and come with some big changes...

Panfrost Gallium3D Driver Adds Midgard Multi-Sampling Support

Wednesday 8th of July 2020 06:53:56 AM
The Panfrost Gallium3D driver providing open-source OpenGL support for Arm Mali graphics hardware now has working multi-sample anti-aliasing (MSAA) for Arm Midgard hardware...