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Zombieload, RHEL 8.0, Linux 5.2 & GCC Happenings Dominated May

This month on Phoronix there were 316 original news articles and 25 featured/multi-page hardware reviews and benchmark articles. There was a lot of interesting happenings this month from the release of Linux 5.1 to the 5.2 kernel cycle then kicking off, MDS / Zombieload as the latest major Intel CPU vulnerability, GCC 9 saw its first stable release, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0 was finally christened, and my personal favorite this month was the Intel Open-Source Technology Summit (OSTS) 2019 event.

31 May 2019 - May 2019 Highlights - Add A Comment
Blender 2.80 Reaches Its API & UI Freeze

In order to meet the July release target for Blender 2.80, there is now an API and user-interface freeze on this next feature update for this leading open-source, cross-platform 3D modeling software.

25 May 2019 - Blender 2.80 - 10 Comments
Outreachy Summer 2019 Participants & Projects Announced

In addition to Google announcing the accepted GSoC 2019 summer projects, the Outreachy organization on Monday also announced their accepted participants and projects for this internship effort that encourages women and other under-represented groups in technology to get involved in the open-source movement.

7 May 2019 - Outreachy Summer Internships - 36 Comments
Darling Still Has A Goal Of Running macOS Apps On Linux

Darling is the open-source project we first covered back in 2012 that aimed to be able to run macOS software (binaries) on Linux. It's what Wine is to running Windows programs on Linux but rather to be able to handle Apple/Mac software. While we haven't heard much from the project recently, they still are pursuing their goal.

3 May 2019 - macOS Software On Linux - 31 Comments
GLFW 3.3 Adds Vulkan macOS Support Via MoltenVK, Better HiDPI & Scaling

GLFW is the traditionally OpenGL library (now also encompassing the Vulkan graphics API) that offers a basic API for the creation of windows/contexts/surfaces across software platforms. GLFW works for both desktop and mobile, various devices, and works across all major operating systems while being under the liberal Zlib license. GLFW 3.3 is now available with some exciting enhancements.

16 April 2019 - GLFW 3.3 - 7 Comments
Flatpak 1.3.2 Released - Now Makes Use Of A Custom FUSE File-System

Red Hat's Alexander Larsson released Flatpak 1.3.2 as the newest development release for this widely-used Linux application sandboxing/distribution tech. Flatpak 1.3.2 builds upon last month's Flatpak 1.3 unstable release with more low-level changes to enhance the security and reliability of Flatpaks.

12 April 2019 - Flatpak 1.3.2 - 49 Comments
New WireGuard Snapshot Offers FreeBSD Fixes, Other Tweaks

While we remain hopeful about potentially seeing WireGuard in the mainline Linux 5.2 kernel, for those using this secure network tunnel already with the out-of-tree DKMS Linux support (or running WireGuard on another supported operating system), WireGuard "0.0.20190406" is out this weekend as the newest development snapshot.

7 April 2019 - WireGuard 0.0.20190406 - 2 Comments

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