281: Linux Action News
22 February 2023
Our favorite features in Linux 6.2, the Hollywood tool getting open-sourced, and a systemd update you need to know about.
- DreamWorks’ Renderer Used for ‘Puss in Boots’ is Going Open-Source — DreamWork animation company is making its in-house renderer open-source very soon
- OpenMoonRay.org — MoonRay is DreamWorks’ open-source, award-winning, state-of-the-art production MCRT renderer, which has been used on feature films such as How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Trolls World Tour, The Bad Guys, and Puss In Boots: The Last Wish.
- MoonRay Documentation Home
- Systemd 253 — Systemd 253 has been released. As always, the list of changes is extensive. Support for version-1 control groups and separate /usr systems is going away later this year. There is a new tool for working with unified kernel images, a number of new unit-file options have been added, and much more.
- systemd 253: The future of enterprise Linux boot processes.
- Debian Installer Testing Call — Starting with this release, official images include firmware packages from main and non-free-firmware, along with metadata to configure the installed system accordingly.
- Linux 6.2 — Please do give 6.2 a testing. Maybe it’s not a sexy LTS release like 6.1 ended up being, but all those regular pedestrian kernels want some test love too.
- Linux_6.2 - Linux Kernel Newbies — This release includes faster mitigration of the Retbleed vulnerability and a new FineIBT mitigation feature; Btrfs RAID5/6 and performance improvements, sysfs knobs that allow controlling block device writeback, support for TCP Protective Load Balancing, improved Rust support, BPF features like User defined objects, the runtime verification tool, and some optional RCU power savings.
- The Best Linux 6.2 Features From Intel Arc Graphics To Better Performance For Older PCs
- LUP 500 Micro Brewery Meetup — Sat, Mar 4, 2023, 4:00 PM at 192 Brewing Company in Mount Vernon, WA