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**IceWM 3.6 Released With A Few New Features & Fixes**
IceWM 3.6 is out today as the newest version of this lightweight X11 window manager... ⌘ Read more
23 hours ago
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**Linux's New DRM Panic "Blue Screen of Death" In Action**
After being talked about for years of DRM panic handling and coming with a "Blue Screen of Death" solution for DRM/KMS drivers, Linux 6.10 is introducing a new DRM panic handler infrastructure for being able to display a message when a panic occurs. This is especially important for those building a kernel without VT/FBCON support where otherwise viewing the kernel panic message isn't otherwise easily available... ⌘ Read more
1 day ago
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**VMware Hypercall API To Likely Land In Linux 6.11**
For months Broadcom has been working on the VMware Hypercall API for the Linux kernel. This "vmware\_hyperscall" is a new family of functions for use by the VMware guest code and virtual device drivers in an architecture-independent manner... ⌘ Read more
1 day ago
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**Fedora Making Strides On Enabling Greater AI Use, Easier AMD ROCm PyTorch Acceleration**
Christian Schaller of Red Hat shared an update on Friday around the ongoing enhancements to Fedora Workstation. Given the current industry trends, ongoing Fedora Workstation development is seeing a lot of attention around... AI, AI, AI... ⌘ Read more
1 day ago
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**RKVDEC2 Driver Posted For Accelerated Video Decoding On Newer Rockchip SoCs**
For years there has been the RKVDEC Linux media driver to provide accelerated video decoding on Rockchip SoCs. Being worked on now is RKVDEC2 for providing video decoding on the newer Rockchip SoCs... ⌘ Read more
1 day ago
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**Wine Staging 9.11 Released With A Patch For A 17 Year Old Bug Report**
Building off Friday's release of Wine 9.11 as that newest bi-weekly development release, Wine Staging 9.11 has been released with some 428 patches re-based atop this latest upstream Wine code... ⌘ Read more
1 day ago
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**New Linux Change Helps Ensure AMD Ryzen With NVMe Works After Resuming From Suspend**
A Linux power management change merged on Friday aims to help ensure AMD Ryzen systems with NVMe solid-state drive storage will work properly when resuming from suspend... ⌘ Read more
1 day ago
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**GNOME Papers Document Viewer Making Progress As GTK4-Based Evince Fork**
GNOME's longtime document viewer, Evince, was recently forked as GNOME Papers and saw its first release a few weeks back. This new GNOME document viewer has been ported from GTK3 to GTK4 and also brings an improved user interface and other refinements... ⌘ Read more
2 days ago
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**Apple M4 Support Added To The LLVM Compiler, Confirming Its ISA Capabilities**
Apple compiler engineers have contributed Apple M4 CPU support to the upstream LLVM/Clang compiler via the new -mcpu=apple-m4 target. Interestingly the Apple M4 is exposed as an ARMv8.7 derived design... ⌘ Read more
2 days ago
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**KDE Plasma 6.1 Prepares For Release Next Week**
KDE Plasma 6.1 is preparing for release next week on 18 June. KDE developers this week have thus been very busy with last minute finishing touches to this updated desktop while also already beginning feature work on Plasma 6.2... ⌘ Read more
2 days ago
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**Wine 9.11 Released With More Monitor DPI Awareness Improvements**
Wine 9.11 is now available as the newest bi-weekly development release of this open-source software for enjoying Windows games and applications under Linux and other platforms. With Wine 9.11 we are now roughly at the half-way point before Wine's typical feature freeze and release candidate start that typically begins around early December and this cycle will lead up to the Wine 10.0 stable release in early 2025... ⌘ Read more
2 days ago
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**KDE Receives New Human Interface Guidelines For 2024**
Prominent KDE developer Nate Graham has been working with various KDE designers and developers to establish a new set of Human Interface Guidelines (HIG)... ⌘ Read more
2 days ago
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**LibreOffice 24.8 Beta Now Available For Testing This Free Software Office Suite**
LibreOffice 24.8 is now available in beta form for those wanting to test this open-source, cross-platform office suite alternative to the likes of Microsoft Office... ⌘ Read more
2 days ago
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**Linux 6.11 Bringing "Hardware Replay" Feature For Intel Graphics Debugging**
The main set of drm-intel-gt-next patches aiming for the Linux 6.11 kernel were submitted this week to DRM-Next. Most notable with this feature update for the next kernel version is enabling a new hardware replay feature for better reproducing GPU hangs... ⌘ Read more
2 days ago
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**Ubuntu 24.10 Seeing More Desktop Installer Improvements, Improving The Steam Snap**
Last month some of the Ubuntu 24.10 desktop plans were laid out such as NVIDIA Wayland by default, a new welcome wizard, and more. Canonical's Oliver Smith has posted an update today around some of the ongoing Ubuntu 24.10 desktop enhancements... ⌘ Read more
2 days ago
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**Intel Vulkan Driver Halves The Time Required For Startup**
Intel's open-source Vulkan Linux driver "ANV" has reduced the driver start-up time by about half... ⌘ Read more
3 days ago
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**The Two Year Journey Funded By Arm/Qualcomm For Improving ARM Linux Laptop Support**
Kernel developer and consultant Johan Hovold spent the last two years working on improving ARM Linux laptop support with a particular focus on the Lenovo ThinkPad X13s powered Qualcomm SoC. Arm funded this Linaro effort and as a result the ThinkPad X13s enjoys pleasant upstream kernel support now. This Arm Linux laptop project has now concluded but sets a nice base for further ARM Linux laptop improvements moving forward... ⌘ Read more
3 days ago
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**Intel To Upstream Habana Labs Network Drivers Into The Linux Kernel**
While for years there has been the Habana Labs AI accelerator driver within the mainline Linux kernel, this "accel" driver has been focused on just supporting training/inference across their products. Now being worked on for the mainline Linux kernel are upstreaming the Habana Labs network drivers that can be used for scaling out the AI workloads across multiple systems... ⌘ Read more
3 days ago
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**Mesa 24.2 Adds Support For Fixed-Rate Compression Extensions For OpenGL & EGL**
Being merged to Mesa 24.2 this week is a set of 12 patches that have been four months in the making for supporting the OpenGL/EGL fixed-rate compression extensions... ⌘ Read more
3 days ago
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**Qt 6.8 Beta Released With Multi-View Rendering, Better GNOME Wayland Experience**
The first beta release of the Qt 6.8 toolkit is now available for testing with many new features... ⌘ Read more
3 days ago
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**Linux 6.10-rc4 To Fix Display For The Ayaneo Kun Gaming Handheld**
For those interested in running Linux on the Ayaneo Kun handheld gaming console alternative to Valve's Steam Deck and the ASUS ROG Ally, among others, a display quirk has been submitted ahead of the Linux 6.10-rc4 release this weekend to fix the display handling... ⌘ Read more
3 days ago
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**NVIDIA Exploring Ways To Better Support An Upstream Kernel Driver**
Here's how an exciting message from a NVIDIA engineer that just hit the mailing list begins: "NVIDIA has been exploring ways to better support the effort for an upstream kernel mode driver for GPUs that are capable of running GSP-RM firmware, since the introduction to Nova.".. ⌘ Read more
3 days ago
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**Fwupd 1.9.21 Released With Synaptics Carrera & Wacom Movink Support**
Fwupd 1.9.21 is now available for this open-source software for facilitating system firmware and device/peripheral firmware updates under Linux and other platforms... ⌘ Read more
3 days ago
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**"Rocket" Accelerator Open-Source Linux Kernel Driver Posted For Rockchip NPU**
The past few months open-source developer Tomeu Vizoso has been developing an open-source accelerator driver for Rockchip's NPU. The experimental driver has shown the open-source code can compete with Rockchip's proprietary driver and Vizoso has been working to develop an upstream-minded driver for a kernel driver living within the "accel" subsystem and then leveraging Mesa's Teflon for the user-space component. Yesterday the "Rocket" ... ⌘ Read more
3 days ago
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**X.Org Testing Ground Toolkit: Making It Less Difficult To Compile The X Server In 2024**
While the upstream X.Org Server development remains slow with most of the large vendors treating it in maintenance mode and not investing in new features, open-source developer Enrico Weigelt has been one of the few still working to improve the X.Org Server. As part of his work besides pushing new patches and testing of the latest X.Org Server Git state, today he announced the release of the X.Org Testing Ground Toolkit v0.0 ... ⌘ Read more
3 days ago
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**Ubuntu Talks Up A RISC-V Octa-Core Laptop**
Ubuntu maker Canonical put out a news release today around the DC-ROMA RISC-V Laptop II that is an octa-core RISC-V laptop shipping soon with Ubuntu Linux... ⌘ Read more
4 days ago
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**Coreboot To Be Shown Today With An Intel Meteor Lake Laptop**
Going back to 2022 we've seen work by Intel engineers on adding Meteor Lake SoC support to Coreboot while to date there hasn't been much in the way of actual Intel Core Ultra "Meteor Lake" laptops with Coreboot as a replacement to the proprietary BIOS/firmware. But to be shown later today is one of the first laptop designs using these latest Intel mobile processors and running the Dasharo downstream of Coreboot... ⌘ Read more
4 days ago
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**Framework Laptop 16 CAD Design Files Open-Sourced**
In making the Framework 16 laptop even more appearing to open-source hardware enthusiasts and makers, Framework Computer has published the CAD design files as open-source... ⌘ Read more
4 days ago
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**Microsoft's Azure Linux 2.0 Update Ships Dozens Of Security Patches, Adds Azl-Compliance**
Microsoft's in-house Linux distribution, Azure Linux (nee CBL-Mariner), is out with a new update. In the first new stable release for Azure Linux 2.0 since late April, the Azure Linux 2.0.20240609 update ships with dozens of security fixes to address a wide range of CVEs as well as bringing various bug fixes and other updates... ⌘ Read more
4 days ago
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**FEX 2406 Brings JIT Optimizations For Running x86_64 Binaries On AArch64**
FEX is one of the open-source projects working on user-mode x86/x86\_64 binary emulation atop ARM64/AArch64 Linux. FEX 2406 is out today as the project's newest monthly feature release... ⌘ Read more
4 days ago
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**FreeBSD Community Survey Confirms ZFS Is Their Most Valued Server Feature**
The FreeBSD Foundation has published the results of the FreeBSD Community Survey that reveal interesting insights about FreeBSD usage and its users... ⌘ Read more
4 days ago
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**Valve Rolls Out Proton 9.0-2 With Many Fixes For Running More Games On Steam Play**
Proton 9.0-2 is out this afternoon as the Valve/CodeWeavers downstream of Wine that powers Steam Play for running Windows games under Linux within the Steam client... ⌘ Read more
4 days ago
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**Safety-Critical Rust Consortium Announced**
In aiming to make the Rust programming language more suitable for safety-critical software like within automobiles, aviation, and other industries, the Safety-Critical Rust Consortium was announced today... ⌘ Read more
4 days ago
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**FreeBSD 14.1 vs. FreeBSD 14.0 Benchmarks On AMD Ryzen Threadripper**
Debuting last week was FreeBSD 14.1 with performance improvements and more. Given there being some performance optimizations and other upgrades like a more recent LLVM Clang compiler by default, I've begun running some benchmarks of this newest FreeBSD stable release. In today's article is a quick comparison of FreeBSD 14.1 vs. FreeBSD 14.0 performance using an AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7980X 64-core processor within the System76 Thelio Major worksta ... ⌘ Read more
4 days ago
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**AMD Fast CPPC To Be Merged For Linux 6.11**
The AMD Fast CPPC feature enablement for the "amd\_pstate" driver has been submitted to the power management subsystem ahead of next month's Linux 6.11 merge window... ⌘ Read more
4 days ago
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**openSUSE Leap 15.6 Release - Adds Cockpit, Linux 6.4 & Other Updates**
OpenSUSE Leap 15.6 is now officially available for this community Linux distribution release aligned with SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 Service Pack 6. With Leap 15.6 comes the inclusion of the Cockpit web administration software and many software updates... ⌘ Read more
4 days ago
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**Intel Low Power Mode Daemon v0.0.4 Released To Optimize Hybrid CPUs On Linux**
Intel Low Power Mode Daemon v0.0.4 has been released with "LPMD" being the open-source daemon for optimize active idle power for modern Core hybrid CPUs under Linux that sport a combination of the E and P cores... ⌘ Read more
5 days ago
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**LLVM Clang 19 Lands Support For C23's #embed**
Merged today to LLVM Clang 19 Git is support for the #embed resource inclusion mechanism that is an approved C23 feature. This also makes Clang the first for supporting this pre-processor embed feature... ⌘ Read more
5 days ago
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**Marek Lands 40 Patch Series To Further Enhance The Open-Source AMD Graphics Driver**
Well known open-source AMD OpenGL/Gallium3D driver developer Marek Olšák has landed a big patch series into Mesa 24.2 for a universal optimized compute image clear/blit shader and MSAA-resolving pixel shader... ⌘ Read more
5 days ago
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**Intel's oneDNN 3.5 Begins Optimizing For Xe2, More Xeon 6 Tuning**
Intel's oneDNN 3.5 has been released as this Deep Neural Network Library for the oneAPI specification and now part of the UXL Foundation. With oneDNN 3.5 comes more performance optimizations for existing and upcoming Intel hardware... ⌘ Read more
5 days ago
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**Linus Torvalds Throws Down The Hammer: Extensible Scheduler "sched_ext" In Linux 6.11**
The extensible scheduler "sched\_ext" code has proven quite versatile for opening up better Linux gaming performance, more quickly prototyping new scheduler changes, Ubuntu/Canonical has been evaluating it for pursuing a more micro-kernel like design, and many other interesting approaches with it. Yet it's remained out of tree but that is now changing with the upcoming Linux 6.11 cycle... ⌘ Read more
5 days ago
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**systemd 256 Released With run0, systemd-vpick, importctl & Other New Features**
Systemd 256 is out today as the latest major feature update to this integral component to modern Linux distributions... ⌘ Read more
5 days ago
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**SUSE Working To Upstream RP1 Southbridge Linux Driver For The Raspberry Pi 5**
The Raspberry Pi 5 features the "RP1" as the in-house silicon design for the southbridge to this single board computer. The RP1 driver maintained by Raspberry Pi is just found in their downstream kernel while a SUSE engineer is working to rework that driver so that it can be eventually mainlined in the upstream Linux kernel... ⌘ Read more
5 days ago
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**Intel's Glibc Non-Temporal Stores Memset Optimization Extended To AMD CPUs**
Merged last month to the GNU C Library (glibc) Git code was a new tunable for non-temporal stores for memset. This optimization for glibc's memset performance was limited to Intel processors given at the time it was only tested/benchmarked on Intel CPUs but now it's proven to be useful too for AMD processors... ⌘ Read more
5 days ago
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**AlmaLinux Now Available For The Raspberry Pi 5**
Coincidentally coming out on the day of Raspberry Pi's IPO is AlmaLinux providing official support for the Raspberry Pi 5... ⌘ Read more
5 days ago
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**Red Hat Developing "eu-stacktrace" For Profiling Without Frame Pointers**
While last year we saw Fedora to no longer omit the frame pointer to help in debugging/profiling Fedora packages and Ubuntu 24.04 LTS also enabled frame pointers for better debugging/profiling, among other distributions, there is the known performance implications of no longer omitting the frame pointer. But now in aiming to make the best of both worlds, it turns out Red Hat has been developing eu-stracktrace as a new means of profiling without ... ⌘ Read more
5 days ago
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**AMD P-State Linux Patches Updated For Heterogeneous CPUs**
Last month AMD Linux engineers posted ap atch series for better handling heterogeneous core type CPUs. This is for enhancing the P-State CPU frequency scaling on CPUs featuring a mix of conventional cores and efficiency cores, e.g. Zen 4 and Zen 4C. A third iteration of these patches were posted today... ⌘ Read more
6 days ago
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**Google Open-Sources GWPSan As A New Sanitizer Framework**
Google is known for their many contributions to open-source compilers and particular many different sanitizer efforts over the years. Their newest project they have made open-source in this area is GWPSan as a sampling-based sanitizer framework... ⌘ Read more
6 days ago
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**Raspberry Pi Serves Up A Tasty IPO On The London Stock Exchange**
Raspberry Pi carried out a successful IPO today on the London Stock Exchange... ⌘ Read more
6 days ago
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**oneAPI-Focused UXL Foundation Now Collaborating With The Khronos Group**
Last year it was announced that Intel's oneAPI software initiative evolved into the UXL Foundation for making compute accelerators more open as well as opening things up to more cross-vendor collaboration and adoption. Intel started the Unified Acceleration Foundation with the Linux Foundation, Google, Arm, Qualcomm, Samsung, and others. Announced today is that the UXL Foundation has begun collaborating with The Khronos Group... ⌘ Read more
6 days ago
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