6 July

GCC Compiler Support Posted For Intel AMX

Building upon Intel working on GNU toolchain support for AMX, the newly-detailed Advanced Matrix Extensions being introduced next year with "Sapphire Rapids" Xeon CPUs, the GCC compiler support has been sent out in patch form.

6 July 06:40 AM EDT - Intel - Advanced Matrix Extensions - Add A Comment

5 July

4 July

Wine-Staging 5.12 Comes In Much Lighter With Many Patches Upstreamed

Wine-Staging at one point was traditionally 800+ testing/experimental patches on top of the upstream Wine code-base, even as recently as March when it was 850+ patches. Thanks to more work being upstreamed, last month it hit just over 700 patches and now with today's release of Wine-Staging 5.12 it represents a delta of just 665 patches.

4 July 08:51 AM EDT - WINE - Wine-Staging - 4 Comments
Firefox 80 To Support VA-API Acceleration On X11

While recent Firefox releases have seen VA-API video acceleration working when running natively under Wayland, the Firefox 80 release later this summer will bring VA-API support by default to those running on a conventional X.Org Server.

4 July 12:00 AM EDT - Mozilla - Firefox 80 + VA-API + X11 - 81 Comments

3 July

XFS / EXT4 / Btrfs / F2FS / NILFS2 Performance On Linux 5.8

Given the reignited discussions this week over Btrfs file-system performance stemming from a proposal to switch Fedora on the desktop to using Btrfs, here are some fresh benchmarks of not only Btrfs but alongside XFS, EXT4, F2FS, and for kicks NILFS2 was also tossed into the mix for these mainline file-system tests off the in-development Linux 5.8 kernel.

3 July 10:00 AM EDT - Storage - 58 Comments
Mesa CI Optimization Could Provide Big Bandwidth Savings

You may recall that earlier this year X.Org/FreeDesktop.org may have to cut CI services for developers over the cloud expenses associated with that continuous integration service for the likes of Mesa, the X.Org Server, and other components. CI usage was leading to a lot of bandwidth consumption so much so that the X.Org Foundation is facing potential ~70k USD cloud costs this year largely from their continuous integration setup.

3 July 07:16 AM EDT - Mesa - Mesa Cost Savings - 24 Comments
Ubuntu 20.10 Moving Ahead In Restricting Access To dmesg

Following the discussions last month over restricting access to dmesg / kernel logs on Ubuntu in matching the behavior of other Linux distributions for better security practices, Ubuntu 20.10 indeed is moving forward with these plans where dmesg access would require root privileges.

3 July 01:18 AM EDT - Ubuntu - dmesg Needs Root - 21 Comments

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