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Linux 5.18 Released With Intel SDSi, New CPU & GPU Features

Linus Torvalds just released Linux 5.18 on-time as the newest stable kernel release...

Linux 5.19 Will Be Super Exciting For Intel Customers, Many Other Features Expected

Unless Linus Torvalds has reservations today about the changes to land in the kernel this past week and decides to issue an extra RC, Linux 5.18 is expected to be christened as stable today and that in turn will mark the start of the Linux 5.19 merge window. Based on the "-next" activity, here is a look at the many changes expected to be merged for...

Radeon RADV Driver Readied For Vulkan's Upcoming Mesh Shading Extension

As I've written about since last year the Mesa Radeon Vulkan driver "RADV" has been working on experimental mesh shader support and more recently in Mesa Git code around task shaders for RADV have been landing. Timur Kristóf who is contracted by Valve to work on the open-source Linux graphics stack has been working on the mesh/task shader support in...

Zhaoxin Tries Again To Upstream Their "LuJiaZui" CPU Support Within GCC

Back in 2019 Chinese CPU company Zhaoxin introduced "LuJiaZui" as their 16nm x86 CPU design for use from laptops up through servers. LuJiaZui is much improved from their earlier chips though still well behind AMD and Intel performance. Proper GCC compiler support for LuJiaZui was sent out again this week after their previous upstreaming attempt hadn't...

NVIDIA's List Of Known Wayland Issues From SLI To VDPAU, VR & More

With NVIDIA's recent R515 Linux driver beta that ushered in their new open-source GPU kernel driver in development, NVIDIA posted a list of their known Wayland implementation issues/shortcomings affecting users...

PostgreSQL 15 Performanace Improving With Faster Sorting, Many New Features

The PostgreSQL 15 database server will be releasing in a few months and is yet another major release to this open-source relational database system when it comes to performance...

RISC-V With Linux 5.19 Preps "COMPAT" Mode For 32-bit Apps On 64-bit Kernels & More

With Linux 5.18 expected to be released as stable tomorrow and that opening up the Linux 5.19 merge window, feature work aimed for this next kernel should be largely wrapped up. Within the RISC-V architecture's "for-next" branch is several interesting additions...

Systemd 251 Released With systemd-sysupdate Introduced, Many Other Additions

Systemd 251 is officially out this Saturday as the first feature update to this Linux init system for 2022...

Ubuntu 22.10 Switching To PipeWire For Linux Audio Handling

An early change made this week to Ubuntu 22.10 in its early development state is replacing the PulseAudio sound server with PipeWire...

An Open-Source Firmware Virtual Beer Event Is Happening Next Week

The folks from the Polish open-source firmware consulting firmware 3mdeb are hosting another "OSF vPub" where they discuss open-source firmware efforts over beers in this currently-virtual event...

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