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Radeon RADV+ACO Vulkan Performance Is In Great Shape For Mesa 20.2 With the Mesa Radeon Vulkan driver "RADV" recently switching its default to the ACO shader compiler back-end that is developed with the support of Valve rather than the existing AMDGPU LLVM back-end that is the official open-source AMD shader compiler solution, here are some fresh Linux gaming benchmarks of the RADV driver on the in-development Mesa 20.2 comparing the now-default RADV+ACO configuration against that of the RADV AMDGPU LLVM back-end.
systemd-oomd Looks Like It Will Come Together For systemd 247 With systemd 246 releasing soon, it looks like the new out-of-memory daemon will be merged shortly afterwards in allowing sufficient time for testing ahead of systemd 247...
Early Work On KDE Frameworks 6 Continues Several months have passed since there was any news to report on KDE Frameworks 6 but the coronavirus pandemic as well as Qt uncertainties have not caused KF6 development to slow down for this next-generation set of KDE add-on libraries complementing Qt...
GNOME Optimizations Continue In Striving For Faster 4K Experience Canonical's Daniel Van Vugt has been engaged in several weeks now in optimizing GNOME for a faster 4K experience particularly when using Intel graphics but many of these optimizations pan out for other GPUs and resolutions too. Over the past week he's been working on yet more optimizations...
Qt Creator 4.13 Beta Released - Finally Offers Meson Build System Integration The first public beta of the forthcoming Qt Creator 4.13 integrated development environment is available for testing...
Linux 5.8-rc5 Released As A Big Kernel For This Late In The Cycle Linus Torvalds just released Linux 5.8-rc5 and he is not particularly enthusiastic about its size with this being the largest RC5 release candidate of any of the Linux 5.x series...
Intel AMX Support Lands In The GNU Assembler Intel's open-source compiler engineers have been quite timely in getting the Advanced Matrix Extensions (AMX) support out in the relevant components since Intel formally outlined AMX in last month's programming reference manual...
Intel DG1 Graphics Card Bring-Up On Linux Continues - Latest Bits For Local Memory Recently there have been a lot of open-source Linux patches flowing concerning Intel's bring-up of their DG1 discrete graphics card for developers. That work continued this week with the latest patches in wiring up LMEM support...
Fedora Approves Of Making Nano The Default Terminal Text Editor, Other Features Accepted At this week's Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee (FESCo) meeting, more features were approved for the Fedora 33 release due out this fall...
Canonical Is Using Mir To Bring Flutter To Wayland This week Canonical and Google announced they were working together to bring the Flutter application toolkit to Ubuntu/Linux. Flutter is the cross-platform, open-source UI toolkit developed by Google for use from Android to Linux and iOS and Fuschia as well as for web interfaces...
Linux 5.9 Will Finally Offer Proper Support For The ThinkPad 10 Ultrabook Keyboard While Lenovo recently committed to certifying more systems for Linux use and upstreaming drivers / hardware support for Linux moving forward, there remains a backlog of existing Lenovo devices that still have less than desire Linux support. But thanks to Red Hat and others, the hardware support does continue advancing...
Linus Torvalds: "I Hope AVX512 Dies A Painful Death" Linux creator Linus Torvalds had some choice words today on Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (AVX-512) found on select Intel processors...
Synopsys DesignWare ARC HS CPUs Now Supported By GNU C Library The toolchain support for the Synopsys DesignWare ARC HS processors is now ironed out with the GNU C Library (glibc) finally mainlining the ARC port...
Linus Torvalds' Initial Comment On Rust Code Prospects Within The Linux Kernel Kernel developers appear to be eager to debate the merits of potentially allowing Rust code within the Linux kernel. Linus Torvalds himself has made some initial remarks on the topic ahead of the Linux Plumbers 2020 conference where the matter will be discussed at length...
There Finally Is Work On Shipping Mozilla's WebRender For Some Linux Environments While Mozilla has been gradually enabling WebRender out-of-the-box in more Windows configurations with succeeding Firefox releases, up to now there hasn't been much visible effort in getting WebRender enabled out-of-the-box for any Linux configurations. But fortunately that is finally changing...