Linux turns 31! AMD launches the Ryzen 7000 series, Kdenlive enables parallel processing, and the first pictures of the Star 64 prototype.
05:29 New old audio things
09:05 Organized studio list
10:30 31 years of Linux
17:20 AMD Ryzen 7000 launch
23:40 KDEnLive 22.08
31:55 Pine 64 updates
41:10 New Linux handheld for gaming
Happy 31st Linux!
- This month has been a busy month of Linux software birthdays, including Debian turning 29, GNOME turning 25, and last week we covered XScreenSaver turning 30.
- And this makes me feel even older.
- Last Thursday, on August 25th Linux turned 31 years old! \:-D/
- It was on August 25th, 1991, when 21-year-old Finnish student Linus Benedict Torvalds made his now-famous announcement on the comp.os.minix newsgroup that he’s working on a free operating system for 386(486) AT clones, just as a “hobby.”
- Linus wrote: “Hello everybody out there using minix –
I’m doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won’t be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones. This has been brewing since april, and is starting to get ready. I’d like any feedback on things people like/dislike in minix, as my OS resembles it somewhat (same physical layout of the file-system (due to practical reasons) among other things).
- Getting Slackware Linux installed with twenty-four 3½” floppy disks in 1993 was the start of my Linux journey . . .
- No more 65w power sippers.
- AM5 can deliver as much as 230 W to processors with a maximum TDP of 170 W.
- No quad channel memory.
- No 64 lane hotness, boo!
- Maybe some adventurous motherboard manufacturer will split some PCIe 5.x lanes into x3 lanes and add some extra holes.
- AM4 coolers will be compatible but may require a spacer plate.
- No word on AM4 thermal paste compatibility.
- Prices range from $299-699.
- Motherboards will start around $120.
- Comparable to last gen releases.
- What I think is cool and fascinating is that the core counts are the same as the last generation, but AMD really focused on speed increases, as well as a new AM5 architecture.
- 4 chipsets are planned so far: X670 Extreme, X670, B660 Extreme, and B660.
- With X670 series boards available for the September launch, and B660 series boards set to follow in October.
- AMD will now have better single core performance than Intel.
- The open source video editor Kdenlive, or the KDE Non-Linear Video Editor, has a new 22.08 release with lots of new features.
- Rendering now supports an experimental Parallel Processing feature for faster render speeds.
- This release also includes enhancements to Kdenlive’s proxy clip generation system.
- Which features GPU hardware accelerated NVENC and VAAPI proxy clip encoding.
- Support for NVENC and VAAPI proxy clip encoding has been fixed.
- Kdenlive debuted a built-in subtitle tool a few releases back, and now it gets an upgrade with support for basic styling of subtitles.
- You can now quickly change font family, font size, outline color, shadows, background color, and more.
- And you can import VTT (Web Video Text Tracks) and SBV (YouTube) subtitle files.
- Lots of new effects: Shear, Exposure, Color Temperature, Color Overlay and Chroma Noise Reduction to name a few.
- It can now export guides as chapters.
- This will give you a preformatted bit of text to put in the video description to generate timestamps.
- Still doesn’t see any of my Blackmagic hardware from the capture tab.
- Why does kdenlive default to a 25fps project?
- You know 99.99% of users should be defaulted to 60fps.
- People will miss that little popup in the project bin.
- Still have to manually add audio tracks before dragging a clip onto the timeline.
- I would like to see options for Rate Control, Lookahead, AQ Strength, keyframes, frame reordering, weighted predictions, and the ability to limit video bitrate during export.
- And a tab for audio.
- Spare parts for the PinePhone and PinePhone Pro are now in stock.
- Updated SIM tray.
- People were feeding it SD cards.
- Star64 prototype.
- Stacked dual gigabit.
- Debian and Fedora have been ported to the Star5 so the heavy lifting is done.
- Pinecil V2 anti-counterfeit measures.
- There is a new companion app in the PineTime ecosystem called watchmate.
- Watchmate is a companion app which runs on desktop and mobile Linux and is compatible with PineTime running InfiniTime.
- The UI is far easier to use than the other apps available, and you can install it via Flatpak.
- It already supports many features from InfiniTime, such as setting the time, reading battery level, recording the heart rate value, controlling media player and OTA firmware updates.
- I just updated my PineTime with the new Watchmate app.
- And Pine64 is asking the artists in the community for new PINE64-centered sticker design ideas. For instructions, read the article in the show notes.
Slice of Pi
- Watch out, Steam Deck.
- For $111 you will soon be able to get this gaming juggernaut.
- ODROID-Go Ultra.
- Running Ubuntu 20.04.4 with a gang or emulation cores.
- 2GB LPDDR4
- Quad-core ARM Cortex-A35
- 5” screen.
- You could do some N64/PS1 + Gamecube era gaming on this guy.
- October 2022.
- It is nice to see some great alternative Linux handhelds coming out because of the success of the Steam Deck.
- GPD, of GPD Pocket fame, has also announced they are coming out with a new handheld.