275: Linux Action News
12 January 2023
OpenZFS has performance gains inbound, the end of a Linux era, and the achievement unlocked by the open-source NVIDIA driver.
- KDE Plasma 5.27 To Provide Better Multi-Monitor Support — KDE developer Marco Martin wrote a blog post today outlining some of the multi-monitor work that’s been going into Plasma 5.27
- This week in KDE: big UI improvements!
- Schedules/Plasma 5 - KDE Community Wiki
- KDE Kicks Off 2023 With UI Refinements, More Fixes
- GNOME 44 Hopes and Dreams — GNOME devs are already working hard on the next major release, GNOME 44, due out in late March 2023 with more new features and enhancements.
- Dynamic Triple Buffering Hopefully Will Land For GNOME 44
- OpenZFS Performance Gains — With the combination of enabled prefetch and avoided memory copy this change improves sequential single-threaded read speed from a wide NVMe pool from 2049 to 3932 MiB/s. During write profiler shows 22% reduction of unhalted CPU cycles at the same throughput of 3653 MiB/s.
- End of the 4.9 Series — Greg KH: I’m announcing the release of the 4.9.337 kernel. All users of the 4.9 kernel series must upgrade.
- Linux 6.1.4
- Linux 4.9.337 Released To End Out The 2016 LTS Series
- Open-Source NVIDIA Driver Starts to Play Games — Red Hat engineer and longtime open-source Nouveau developer Karol Herbst wrote on his chaos.social account about NVK running games and showing off a screenshot of The Talos Principle running with this open-source, “community” Vulkan driver.
- karolherbst on Social
- The Talos Principle — The Talos Principle is a philosophical first-person puzzle game from Croteam, the creators of the legendary Serious Sam series, written by Tom Jubert (FTL, The Swapper) and Jonas Kyratzes (The Sea Will Claim Everything).