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Wayland 1.18 Alpha Released With Meson Support, Connection Sharing

In meeting the plans for releasing Wayland 1.18 in February, the alpha release of this Wayland update is now available. Wayland 1.18 is adding Meson build system support so that Autotools can be dropped in a future release, API support for allowing applications and toolkits to share the same Wa...

AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT Linux Gaming Performance

As announced back at CES, the Radeon RX 5600 XT is being launched as the newest Navi graphics card to fill the void between the original RX 5700 series and the budget RX 5500 XT. The Radeon RX 5600 XT graphics cards are beginning to ship today at $279+ USD price point and offers great Linux ...

GNOME Work Is Underway For Sharper Background Images

Canonical's Daniel Van Vugt continues working on a variety of interesting performance optimizations for upstream GNOME as well as other usability enhancements for this desktop environment. One of the latest items being tackled is improving the quality of background images on GNOME. Long story sho...

Fedora's Scientific & Audio/Music Spins Could Be On Their Last Leg

Fedora 32 could be two spins lighter with two little known variants of Fedora Linux set to be removed unless maintainers step up. Fedora Jam, a spin of Fedora catered to audio/music enthusiasts, is set to be eliminated with Fedora 32 if their existing or new maintainers don't step up to wor...

Genode OS Draws Up 2020 Plans Of USB Audio, A Kernel Written In Ada

The Genode operating system framework that's been going strong for over a decade and continuing to employ a micro-kernel architecture continues to plan for an interesting future. The twelve year old Genode OS open-source project has drawn up an interesting road-map for 2020. Some of their plans f...

Merging Of Flang/F18 Fortran Compiler Support Into LLVM Has Been Delayed

The modern F18/Flang Fortran front-end to LLVM had been set to land in the LLVM mono repository last Monday that could have made it included as part of the LLVM 10.0 branch set for that day. The LLVM 10.0 branching happened as planned but the landing of this Fortran support did not. Landing of th...

Debian Policy Updated Following Recent Systemd "Init System Diversity" Vote

Following last month's Debian init system diversity vote where the Debian developers decided on a general resolution of focusing on systemd but support exploring alternatives, the official Debian Policy has been updated to reflect that. Debian Policy 4.5 is the new version that incorporates gui...

Fedora's FESCo Has Deferred Any Decision On EarlyOOM By Default

One of the changes planned for Fedora 32 has been to enable EarlyOOM by default to better handle low memory situations either due to the system running with minimal RAM or under memory pressure. But the Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee has yet to reach a decision over this default. Some FE...
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