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KDE Plasma 5.20 Should Be Crashing A Lot Less Under Wayland

Following the recent Plasma 5.20 beta release, KDE developers have been landing many fixes for the Plasma 5.20 desktop ahead of its official release in October...

SiFive Begins Adding RISC-V "Bullet" Microarchitecture Code To LLVM

On Friday night patches began to appear for "RISC-V Bullet" in the LLVM compiler code-base...

Apple Open-Sources Swift System, Adds Linux Support

Earlier this year Apple engineers announced Swift System as their new library for low-level system interfaces. They have now open-sourced Swift System while also introducing Linux support...

AMD Sends Out Linux Kernel Support For Van Gogh APUs - Confirms DDR5 Memory

As a nice Friday afternoon patch series there is the 275k lines of code for wiring up the next-generation AMD Van Gogh APU support under Linux...

Wine 5.18 Released With VKD3D 1.2's vkd3d-shader Usage

Wine 5.18 is out as the newest bi-weekly feature development release...

NVIDIA GeForce vs. AMD Radeon Vulkan Neural Network Performance With NCNN

With having added Tencent's NCNN tests to the Phoronix Test Suite with Vulkan acceleration, here is a look at the real-world impact by using RealSR-NCNN for scaling up with RealSR. Various NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Radeon graphics cards were tested for this initial NCNN / RealSR-NCNN Vulkan comparison.

Firefox Nightly Flips On New JIT "Warp" Code For Greater JavaScript Performance

Mozilla's SpiderMonkey JavaScript engine team have been working on a big update to their just-in-time compiler code. This big update called "Warp" is now enabled in the latest Firefox Nightly builds for offering big speed-ups...

Linux 5.10 To See RAID10 DISCARD Improvement - From 259 Seconds To Less Than 1 Second

Queued today into the block subsystem's "-next" area ahead of the Linux 5.10 cycle kicking off next month are some MD RAID enhancements...

Phoronix Test Suite / OpenBenchmarking.org Now Has 600 Different Tests/Benchmarks

Ahead of next month's Phoronix Test Suite 10.0 release and the new OpenBenchmarking.org, the milestone was met this week of having 600 different test profiles (benchmarks) available for automated execution via our open-source, cross-platform benchmarking software...

Trenchboot Secure Launch Support For Linux Sees New Patches

For a while now Oracle engineers and others have been working on Trenchboot as a means of secure launch/boot support when paired with the likes of Intel TXT and AMD SKINIT for trusted execution and configuring each piece of the software boot chain for trusted/secure handling. The latest kernel patches have been sent out for review for secure launching...

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