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14 July

Fedora 42 Looks To Make Use Of The "Screen Of Death" DRM Panic Screen
Fedora 42 Looks To Make Use Of The "Screen Of Death" DRM Panic Screen
14 July 06:37 AM EDT - Fedora - Fedora 42 + DRM Panic - 26 Comments

While Fedora 41 isn't even out yet, early feature planning is already underway for Fedora 42 that will debut in the early months of 2025. One of the interesting proposals raised so far is for making use of the new DRM Panic screen functionality for a "Blue Screen of Death" of sorts for better presenting kernel error messages in case of kernel panics.

13 July

Pingora 0.3 Released With Support For HTTP Modules
Pingora 0.3 Released With Support For HTTP Modules
13 July 06:17 AM EDT - Programming - Pingora 0.3 - 5 Comments

Pingora started out as an in-house replacement to Cloudflare's Nginx usage that was written in Rust and eventually open-sourced earlier this year. Pingora has evolved into a Rust framework for building fast and reliable networked systems. Ending out the week is the release of Pingora 0.3 as the latest step forward for this Rust code that is widely used within the confines of Cloudflare.

12 July

GNOME Foundation Executive Director Departing After Less Than One Year
GNOME Foundation Executive Director Departing After Less Than One Year
12 July 12:54 PM EDT - GNOME - Executive Director Leaves - 60 Comments

It was just announced at the end of last year that Holly Million was named as the GNOME Foundation Executive Director. After a little more than a half-year, this previous outsider to GNOME announced she will be stepping down from her post. A new interim executive director will be starting while the search begins for a permanent replacement.

AWS Graviton4 Benchmarks Prove To Deliver The Best ARM Cloud Server Performance
AWS Graviton4 Benchmarks Prove To Deliver The Best ARM Cloud Server Performance
12 July 12:30 PM EDT - Processors - 12 Comments

This week AWS announced that Graviton4 went into GA with the new R8G instances after Amazon originally announced their Graviton4 ARM64 server processors last year as built atop Arm Neoverse-V2 cores. I eagerly fired up some benchmarks myself and I was surprised by the generational uplift compared to Graviton3. At the same vCPU counts, the new Graviton4 cores are roughly matching Intel Sapphire Rapids performance while being able to tango with the AMD EPYC "Genoa" and consistently showing terrific generational uplift.

Ubuntu Makes It Easier To Launch VMs On Windows, Authd PPA Up For Testing
Ubuntu Makes It Easier To Launch VMs On Windows, Authd PPA Up For Testing
12 July 12:20 PM EDT - Ubuntu - Ubuntu 24.10 In July - 12 Comments

Oliver Smith with Canonical has been communicating a lot in recent months around the great improvements planned for Ubuntu 24.10. Canonical engineers and the Ubuntu community have been working on many significant improvements for the desktop in Ubuntu 24.10. Today is a new blog post by Oliver to highlight some of the recent changes.

ARM64 Updates Submitted For The Linux 6.11 Kernel
ARM64 Updates Submitted For The Linux 6.11 Kernel
12 July 06:30 AM EDT - Arm - Linux 6.11 ARM64 Changes - Add A Comment

Due to the ARM64 maintainer for the Linux kernel going on holiday, the ARM64 port updates have been submitted ahead of the opening of the Linux 6.11 merge window that will likely be on Monday or otherwise the following week depending upon if a 6.10-rc8 is warranted.

11 July

XWayland 24.1.1 Brings Many Fixes
11 July 10:50 AM EDT - Wayland - XWayland 24.1.1 - 8 Comments

Building off last month's release of XWayland 24.1 that brought explicit sync support, improved rootful, and other changes, the first point release has now been issued.

10 July

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