Linux Kernel Developers Discuss Dropping x32 Support

It was just several years ago that the open-source ecosystem began supporting the x32 ABI, but already kernel developers are talking of potentially deprecating the support and for it to be ultimately removed.
The Linux x32 ABI as a reminder requires x86_64 processors and is engineered to support the modern x86_64 features but with using 32-bit pointers rather than 64-bit pointers. The x32 ABI allows for making use of the additional registers and other features of x86_64 but with […] Continue Reading…

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Arch Linux Users With Intel Graphics Can Begin Enjoying A Flicker-Free Boot

It looks like the recent efforts led by Red Hat / Fedora on providing a flicker-free Linux boot experience and thanks to their upstream-focused approach is starting to pay off for the other desktop Linux distributions… A flicker-free boot experience can now be achieved on Arch Linux with the latest packages, assuming you don’t have any quirky hardware.
A Phoronix reader reported in earlier today that Arch Linux as of the 4.19.8-arch1-1-ARCH kernel is working out well for the […] Continue Reading…

Fedora 30 To Finally Use GnuPG 2 As The Default

While many Linux distributions have moved past GnuPG 1 and some no longer even packaging it, Fedora Linux continues using GnuPG 1 as the default gpg, but that is likely to change with Fedora 30.
A new change proposal for Fedora 30 is for switching over /usr/bin/gpg to point to GnuPG 2 rather than GnuPG 1. This long overdue change aligns Fedora with other Linux distributions while GnuPG 1 “classic” will still be available as gpg1. More details on the […] Continue Reading…

Git 2.20 Brings Many Fixes, Updates To Windows Port

Junio Hamano has released Git 2.20 as the newest version of this widely-used distributed revision control system.
Git 2.20 is another incremental update to this widely used tool by developers. Some of the many changes to Git 2.20 includes: - The Git clone process will better warn users when cloning to a case-insensitive file-system where there are files in that repository that only differ with their cases. - Git on Windows now needs at least Vista. There are also various improvements […] Continue Reading…