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AMD Secure Processor Support In Linux 4.14

Thu, 2017-09-07 02:05
The crpyo subsystem updates have been pulled in for the Linux 4.14 kernel and it includes more complete AMD Secure Processor support, among other changes...

Sound Updates Ready To Be Heard On Linux 4.14

Thu, 2017-09-07 01:17
Takashi Iwai of SUSE has mailed in his sound driver updates for the Linux 4.14 kernel. This time around there isn't too many speaker-shattering changes, but a wide range of fixes and a few notable changes...

Trying Out FreeBSD/TrueOS On The Xeon Scalable + Tyan GT24E-B7106 Platform

Thu, 2017-09-07 00:10
While we have tested a number of Linux distributions on Intel's new Xeon Scalable platform, here are some initial BSD tests using two Xeon Gold 6138 processors with the Tyan GT24E-B7106 1U barebones server.

Android NDK r16: Developers Should Start Using LLVM's libc++ With GCC On The Way Out

Wed, 2017-09-06 21:45
Google has announced the availability today of the Android Native Development Kit (NDK) Release 16. This release is worth mentioning in that Google is now encouraging developers to start using libc++ as their C++ standard library...

Debian 10 "Buster" Switches GNOME Session To Wayland By Default

Wed, 2017-09-06 20:46
For those not riding the in-development Debian "Buster" packages or the "Sid" bleeding-edge packages, the default desktop GNOME session is using Wayland by default...

Fedora 27 Enters Its Beta Freeze

Wed, 2017-09-06 19:35
With the quick F27 cycle given the Fedora 26 delays in getting that previous release out the door, this week already marks the Fedora 27 beta freeze...

Linux 4.14 Will Indeed Be A Long-Term Support Release

Wed, 2017-09-06 19:24
While it was already widely expected that Linux 4.14 would be the "2017 Linux LTS kernel", Greg Kroah-Hartman reaffirmed the decision today...

Java EE Is Now Available Via GitHub

Wed, 2017-09-06 17:52
Following word last month Oracle was looking to move Java EE off to a new (more open) steward, today developers have noticed Java EE in its entirety is available via GitHub...

LXC 2.1 Linux Containers Released

Wed, 2017-09-06 17:09
LXC 2.1 is now available as the latest version of Linux Containers for OS-level virtualization in allowing multiple Linux containers to run simultaneously off the mainline Linux kernel...

Intel Cache Quality Monitoring Gets Rewritten For Linux 4.14

Wed, 2017-09-06 15:27
Intel Cache Quality Monitoring (CQM) has been present in recent Intel Xeon CPUs as a way to allow a process or processses to be tracked for their CPU cache usage. This is part of Intel's modern quality of service (QoS) features for helping developers fully leverage modern Intel CPU architectures. With Linux 4.14, CQM has gone through a rework...

RADV Vulkan Driver Now Has Working Support For Radeon RX Vega GPUs

Wed, 2017-09-06 12:17
Thanks to the great work done by Dave Airlie, Bas Nieuwenhuizen, and other open-source contributors, the RADV open-source Radeon Vulkan driver has re-enabled support for the Radeon RX Vega graphics processors...

The Usual Assortment Of HID Updates For Linux 4.14: Wacom, Multitouch, Etc

Wed, 2017-09-06 12:12
Jiri Kosina on Tuesday submitted the HID subsystem updates for the Linux 4.14 kernel...

Nouveau DRM Wires In Pascal Temperature Sensor Support

Wed, 2017-09-06 12:03
Landing in the Nouveau DRM tree this week is initial support for the GP100 temperature sensor used by newer NVIDIA Pascal graphics cards...

Vulkan-CPU Is Now Known As Kazan

Wed, 2017-09-06 11:59
The Vulkan-CPU project that was born this summer via Google Summer of Code for running Vulkan on the CPU as a software renderer has been named to Kazan...

KDE System Settings UI Is Still Getting Overhauled

Wed, 2017-09-06 11:44
The GNOME Control Center was revamped this summer and even the Haiku settings area while KDE developers are also working on overhauling their System Settings user-interface...