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Sovereign Tech Fund Opens Up To Smaller Investments & Updated Criteria
Sovereign Tech Fund Opens Up To Smaller Investments & Updated Criteria
3 Hours Ago - Free Software - Sovereign Tech Fund - 4 Comments

Germany's Sovereign Tech Fund has been making sizable investments into various Linux desktop projects, the Rust-based Coreutils implementation, libmicrohttpd, PHP, a systemd bug bounty, and other prominent open-source software that could benefit from greater financial resources. Today they have announced they have opened up for a new round of applications for those open-source projects seeking funding from this German government initiative.

16 June

Linux's New DRM Panic "Blue Screen of Death" In Action
Linux's New DRM Panic "Blue Screen of Death" In Action
16 June 06:48 AM EDT - Linux Kernel - Linux Blue Screen of Death - 70 Comments

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.

15 June

KDE Plasma 6.1 Prepares For Release Next Week
KDE Plasma 6.1 Prepares For Release Next Week
15 June 05:47 AM EDT - KDE - Plasma 6.1 In A Few Days - 28 Comments

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.

Wine 9.11 Released With More Monitor DPI Awareness Improvements
Wine 9.11 Released With More Monitor DPI Awareness Improvements
15 June 12:00 AM EDT - WINE - Wine 9.11 - 6 Comments

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.

14 June

The Two Year Journey Funded By Arm/Qualcomm For Improving ARM Linux Laptop Support
The Two Year Journey Funded By Arm/Qualcomm For Improving ARM Linux Laptop Support
14 June 07:06 AM EDT - Arm - ThinkPad X13s Focus - 14 Comments

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.

Intel To Upstream Habana Labs Network Drivers Into The Linux Kernel
Intel To Upstream Habana Labs Network Drivers Into The Linux Kernel
14 June 06:44 AM EDT - Intel - Habana Labs Network Drivers - 2 Comments

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.

13 June

NVIDIA Exploring Ways To Better Support An Upstream Kernel Driver
13 June 01:44 PM EDT - Nouveau - NVIDIA Open Kernel Driver Upstream - 49 Comments

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."

"Rocket" Accelerator Open-Source Linux Kernel Driver Posted For Rockchip NPU
13 June 10:35 AM EDT - Hardware - Rockchip NPU Driver - 3 Comments

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" accel kernel driver was posted for the Rockchip NPU.

X.Org Testing Ground Toolkit: Making It Less Difficult To Compile The X Server In 2024
13 June 09:51 AM EDT - X.Org - X.Org Testing Ground Toolkit - 30 Comments

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 v0.0.1 as a means to help in facilitate testing of the latest X.Org Server Git by making it easier to build it.

Coreboot To Be Shown Today With An Intel Meteor Lake Laptop
13 June 06:46 AM EDT - Coreboot - vPub 0xB - 5 Comments

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.

12 June

Safety-Critical Rust Consortium Announced
12 June 12:34 PM EDT - Programming - Safety-Critical Rust Consortium - 52 Comments

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.

LLVM Clang 19 Lands Support For C23's #embed
12 June 06:27 AM EDT - LLVM - C23 #embed - 6 Comments

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.

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