posted about 9 hours ago on phoronix
As planned the first release candidate of Wine 8.0 is now available that marks the culmination of the Wine 7.xx bi-weekly development releases and now onto the strictly bug-fixing phase before introducing Wine 8.0 as stable in early 2023...

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posted about 13 hours ago on phoronix
The Qt6 toolkit introduced the notion of platform-specific objects via the QNativeInterface namespace and now set to come with Qt 6.5 is support for a Wayland native interface for application developers wanting to interact directly with Wayland object handles...

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posted about 14 hours ago on phoronix
Recently there have been a number of Phoronix readers writing in about CachyOS, an Arch Linux based distribution that is new and is focused on " better speed, security and ease of use," So of course there has been requests to see how well CachyOS performs against other distributions... In thus article is an initial look at the CachyOS performance compared to that of also Arch Linux based Endeavour OS, Ubuntu 22.10, Fedora Workstation 37, and then Intel's Clear Linux that is already well known for its performance attributes.

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posted about 15 hours ago on phoronix
PipeWire 0.3.62 is out today as the newest feature and bug-fixing update to this open-source project that has begun conquering the Linux desktop for managing audio and video streams...

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posted about 15 hours ago on phoronix
NVIDIA has released CUDA 12.0 as the latest major feature update to their proprietary compute API...

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posted about 17 hours ago on phoronix
Ahead of next week's Radeon RX 7900 series hitting retail availability, AMD today issued a new AMDVLK driver update as their official open-source Vulkan Linux driver...

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posted about 18 hours ago on phoronix
While Linux 6.1 is introducing many new features, for the Linux 6.2 merge window beginning next week there is a lot more on tap. Linux 6.2 has a lot of exciting additions expected from new low-level software features, continuing to lay more Rust code, new hardware support, stable Intel Arc Graphics support, and a ton more. Here is an early look at some of what is expected...

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posted about 19 hours ago on phoronix
AMD engineers on Thursday released AOMP 16.0-3 as the newest version of their LLVM/Clang downstream focused on providing the latest patches for enjoying AMD Instinct / Radeon OpenMP offloading as part of their ROCm compute stack...

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posted about 19 hours ago on phoronix
Microsoft has released CBL-Mariner 2.0.20221203, a new version of its in-house Linux distribution fulfilling a variety of internal needs...

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posted 1 day ago on phoronix
One of the new Linux 6.1 features was set to be enabling HID++ support for all Logitech Bluetooth devices by default rather than the current enabling it on a per-device basis. But this change turned out to be too opportunistic and now days ahead of the Linux 6.1 stable debut has been reverted...

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posted 1 day ago on phoronix
Going back to the summer Intel posted their initial open-source Linux driver for their Versatile Processing Unit "VPU" debuting with Meteor Lake. Since then they have continued refining this open-source VPU Linux driver and with the latest patch series have adapted it to make use of the new accelerator framework/subsystem premiering in Linux 6.2...

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posted 1 day ago on phoronix
Hot off the release of Blender 3.4, Blender developers have begun discussing the possibility of raising their CPU requirements moving forward for making use of this open-source 3D modeling software...

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posted 1 day ago on phoronix
Ahead of the holidays there is a new Vulkan API spec update from The Khronos Group...

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posted 1 day ago on phoronix
At the start of November AMD announced the Radeon RX 7900 series while these high-end RDNA3 graphics cards will go on sale next week. Both the Radeon RX 7900 XT and RX 7900 XTX are at Phoronix for Linux testing with AMD's fully open-source graphics driver stack while today the embargo expires on showing off the hardware.

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posted 1 day ago on phoronix
PHP 8.2 is out today as the annual major feature release to this widely-used scripting language primarily for web purposes...

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posted 2 days ago on phoronix
With the Linux 6.1 kernel set to be released this weekend, here is a look back at the prominent changes to find with this kernel. Linux 6.1 besides being the last kernel version of the year is all the more important in that it's expected to be the new Long Term Support (LTS) kernel...

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posted 2 days ago on phoronix
Thanks to the work led by Valve engineers on the open-source Linux graphics stack, Mesa 23.0 continues picking up new features for the Radeon Vulkan "RADV" driver...

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posted 2 days ago on phoronix
While Intel's GPU compute stack for Linux is fully open-source, one area where it still has room for improvement is getting it packaged up on more Linux distributions. The reference binaries published by Intel for their Compute-Runtime and Level Zero components are just Debian/Ubuntu packages but with time -- and as Arc Graphics and other hardware becomes available -- we are seeing more distributions taking a stab at offering up their own package builds...

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posted 2 days ago on phoronix
For those running an AMD Ryzen 5000 series "Cezanne" powered laptop, squeezing into the kernel this week ahead of the Linux 6.1 debut on Sunday is a suspend/resume fix affecting various models...

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posted 2 days ago on phoronix
Fwupd 1.8.8 is available today as the newest update to this excellent solution for allowing system and device/peripheral firmware updates to happen under Linux and other platforms when paired with the Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS)...

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posted 3 days ago on phoronix
With the AMD P-State CPU frequency scaling driver that has come together over the past year and improved upon there has been the Energy Performance Preference "EPP" mode being worked on recently to further improve the performance/power characteristics of Ryzen and EPYC processors on Linux. A new patch series today implements a third mode for the AMD P-State driver...

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posted 3 days ago on phoronix
A recurring question that has come up by readers since the recent launch of the Intel 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" processors has been whether it's still worthwhile running with the "mitigations=off" Linux kernel option to disable software-controlled CPU security mitigations to increase performance. For production systems that is never recommended due to the security risk, but for those wondering, here is a brief look at the mitigation situation on Raptor Lake with the flagship Core i9 13900K.

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posted 3 days ago on phoronix
Blender 3.4 is now available as the latest feature release for this increasingly popular, industry-supported open-source cross-platform 3D modeling software...

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posted 3 days ago on phoronix
Following the initial AMD Zen 4 "znver4" target for GCC 13 that was published and merged in October (and now a SUSE engineer working on providing actually tuned support and accurate cost tables), an initial AMD Zen 4 patch for the LLVM/Clang compiler was published a few days ago...

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posted 3 days ago on phoronix
With the upcoming Linux 6.2 kernel cycle the Apple Silicon CPU frequency scaling driver is set to be mainlined for further improving the Apple M1/M2 SoC support on the mainline kernel...

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