FreeDesktop.org Might Formally Join Forces With The X.Org Foundation

FreeDesktop.org is already effectively part of X.Org given the loose structure of FreeDesktop.org, the key members/administrators being part of both projects, and FreeDesktop.org long being the de facto hosting platform from the X.Org Server to Mesa and much more. But now they may be officially joining forces.

5 Hours Ago - X.Org - FreeDesktop.org + X.Org - 4 Comments
Another Change Proposed For Linux's Code of Conduct

With the Linux 4.19-rc8 kernel release overnight, one change not to be found in this latest Linux 4.19 release candidate are any alterations to the new Code of Conduct. The latest proposal forbids discussing off-topic matters while protecting any sentient being in the universe.

10 Hours Ago - Linux Kernel - Linux Kernel CoC - 39 Comments
DragonFlyBSD Lands Another NUMA Optimization Helping AMD Threadripper 2 CPUs

DragonFlyBSD lead developer Matthew Dillon has been quite impressed with AMD's Threadripper 2 processors particularly the Threadripper 2990WX with 32-cores / 64-threads. Dillon has made various optimizations to DragonFly for helping out this processor in past months and overnight he made another significant improvement.

12 Hours Ago - BSD - Threadripper 2990WX - 4 Comments

14 October

Wine-Staging 3.18 Released With Some New Patches While Other Code Got Upstreamed

It has been a very exciting weekend for Linux gamers relying upon Wine for running Windows titles under Linux... There was the routine bi-weekly Wine 3.18 development release on Friday but yesterday brought transform feedback to Vulkan and in turn Stream Output to DXVK to fix up a number of D3D11 games. Today is now the Wine-Staging 3.18 release.

14 October 07:08 AM EDT - WINE - Wine Staging - 5 Comments

13 October

12 October

A Look At The Windows 10 October 2018 Update Performance With WSL

As the first of our Linux vs. Windows benchmarks coming around Microsoft's Windows 10 October 2018 Update, today we are exploring the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) performance to see if they have finally managed to improve the I/O performance for this Linux binary compatibility layer and how the WSL performs compared to Ubuntu and Clear Linux.

12 October 10:55 AM EDT - Operating Systems - 9 Comments

11 October

Hands On & Initial Benchmarks With An Ampere eMAG 32-Core ARM Server

Especially with Qualcomm's Centriq efforts going quiet in recent months, one of the most interesting ARM server efforts at the moment is Ampere Computing -- the company founded by former Intel president Renee James and with several other ex-Intel employees on staff. They started off with the acquired assets from what was AppliedMicro and their X-Gene ARMv8 IP and for the past year have been improving it into their recently announced eMAG processors.

11 October 10:00 AM EDT - Computers - 25 Comments
AMDGPU DC Gets "PERF_TRACE" To Help With Performance Profiling

Published on Wednesday was the latest batch of AMDGPU DC display code changes for its eventual inclusion into the AMDGPU DRM driver for mainline past the 4.20~5.0 cycle with that feature merge window being over. The most notable change with this latest AMDGPU DC haul is a new "PERF_TRACE" addition.

11 October 08:53 AM EDT - Radeon - AMDGPU DC PERF_TRACE - 3 Comments
The FSF Wants Microsoft To Do More To Help Fight Software Patents

Following yesterday's rather landmark move of Microsoft joining the Open Invention Network and thus allowing much of its vast patent collection now being allowed to help off patent attacks within the Linux/open-source ecosystem, the Free Software Foundation applauded the move but wants Microsoft to do more.

11 October 05:16 AM EDT - Microsoft - Not Enough - 29 Comments

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