HDR Display Support Coming To Some Intel Gen9 Graphics On Linux

For the very common Intel “Gen9” graphics found on pretty much all current pre-Icelake hardware that is available through retail channels, high dynamic range (HDR) display support could soon be enabled under Linux for a subset of devices…

Source: Phoronix – HDR Display Support Coming To Some Intel Gen9 Graphics On Linux

The Best Features Of The Linux 5.6 Kernel From WireGuard To Y2038 Compatibility To USB4

The Linux 5.6 stable kernel could be released as soon as tomorrow if Linus Torvalds is comfortable with its current state to avoid having an eighth weekly release candidate. Whether Linux 5.6 ends up being released tomorrow or next weekend, this kernel is bringing many exciting changes…

Source: Phoronix – The Best Features Of The Linux 5.6 Kernel From WireGuard To Y2038 Compatibility To USB4

Mesa's Continuous Integration To Begin Seeing Testing Coverage For Wine / DXVK

In hopefully meaning less regressions moving forward for DXVK with the latest open-source Vulkan drivers, the Mesa continuous integration (CI) infrastructure saw support added for playing DirectX (DXGI) traces with DXVK/Wine…

Source: Phoronix – Mesa’s Continuous Integration To Begin Seeing Testing Coverage For Wine / DXVK

Kdenlive 20.04 Beta Released With Continuing To Improve The Open-Source Video Editor

Open-source video editors over the years have generally fallen well short of the stability and feature set offered by proprietary video editing solutions but in recent years at least there has been some measurable progress to the likes of Kdenlive and OpenShot. Out this weekend for testing is the Kdenlive 20.04 beta…

Source: Phoronix – Kdenlive 20.04 Beta Released With Continuing To Improve The Open-Source Video Editor

It's Official But Sad: TrueOS Is Over As Once The Best Desktop BSD OS

It’s been on life support for a while but to much sadness, TrueOS indeed is no longer being maintained as the once very promising downstream of FreeBSD that for a while offered arguably the best out-of-the-box BSD desktop experience…

Source: Phoronix – It’s Official But Sad: TrueOS Is Over As Once The Best Desktop BSD OS

RHEL9 Likely To Drop Older x86_64 CPUs, Fedora Can Better Prepare With "Enterprise Linux Next"

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 will likely see support for older x86_64 CPUs eliminated to focus on more modern x86_64 Intel/AMD families. With that, Red Hat developers working on Fedora have been working on an “Enterprise Linux Next” proposal to not only vet such x86_64 build changes but also to provide a feedback workflow for other changes…

Source: Phoronix – RHEL9 Likely To Drop Older x86_64 CPUs, Fedora Can Better Prepare With “Enterprise Linux Next”

A Curious Look At Eight Core Server CPU Performance From Intel Xeon Haswell To AMD EPYC Rome

When it comes to the AMD EPYC 7002 “Rome” processors we have looked at the various higher-end SKUs since their launch last August up to and including the EPYC 7742 with its 64 cores / 128 threads per socket. But for those wondering about the EPYC 7002 series performance at the bottom end of the spectrum, here are some fun benchmarks of the EPYC 7232P and EPYC 7262 on the near-final Ubuntu 20.04 LTS state compared to various vintages of Intel Xeon CPUs — most notably, a curiosity driven look at the 8 core / 16 thread Intel Haswell Xeon performance.

Source: Phoronix – A Curious Look At Eight Core Server CPU Performance From Intel Xeon Haswell To AMD EPYC Rome

FSCRYPT Inline Encryption Revised For Better Encryption Performance On Modern SoCs

It remains to be seen if it will make it for the upcoming Linux 5.7 kernel merge window, but the FSCRYPT inline encryption functionality has now made it up to its ninth revision for offering better file-system encryption performance on modern mobile SoCs…

Source: Phoronix – FSCRYPT Inline Encryption Revised For Better Encryption Performance On Modern SoCs

GCC's New Static Analysis Capabilities Are Getting Into Shape For GCC 10

One of many new features in the GCC 10 code compiler releasing in about one month’s time is finally having a built-in static analyzer. This static analyzer can be enabled with the -fanalyzer switch and has been maturing nicely for its initial capabilities in the GNU Compiler Collection 10…

Source: Phoronix – GCC’s New Static Analysis Capabilities Are Getting Into Shape For GCC 10