Rust creeps into kernel 6.1, Ardour 7.0 gets loopy, Juno launches a ‘beta’ Linux tablet, and Pine64 announces the 0x64.
08:42 Juno ‘beta’ tablet
13:38 Ardour 7.0 gets loopy
18:11 Kernel 6.1 with Rust
25:06 Pine64 October housekeeping
Juno Tablet (RTheren)
- Juno Computers, sellers of Linux computers and laptops has now branched out and is selling something lots of us in the Linux community have been wanting, a Linux powered tablet!
- The first Juno Tablet is now available for pre-order for $429 and up, and it can be configured with one of several different touchscreen-friendly mobile Linux distributions.
- But this is a Beta, and some of the hardware is not supported by software yet.
- An x86-64 Intel Jasper Lake processor, Intel 4 core Celeron
- 1920 x 1200 pixel IPS LCD touchscreen display
- 8GB of LPDDR-2133 RAM (soldered to the mainboard)
- 256GB, 512GB and 1TB storage options
- 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C (with charging and video out support)
- 1 x USB 3.0 Type-A
- 1 x mini HDMI
- 1 x microSD card reader
- 1 x 3.5mm headphone jack
- There’s also support for an optional pen with 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity. Which is available as a $22 add-on for the tablet.
- Linux OS choices: Mobian, Manjaro Plasma Mobile and Manjaro Phosh.
- Celeron N5100, a 4c4t 1.1GHz chip from 2021.
- Yeah, x86 tablets can devour some battery.
- Suspend and resume are only partially working.
- Added privacy feature: Internal microphone & rear camera doesn’t work.
- Plastic body with kickstand.
- Need to see something other than 3D renders before I consider a preorder.
- Ardour 7 is out and the big honking feature is a little thing called clip launching.
- Clip launching allows you to experiment with combinations of various loops and one shot samples.
- This can be automated with Forward, Reverse, Jump and Multi-Jump.
- Ardour now packs a loop library and a new download system to access additional audio / MIDI loops.
- Mixer scenes allows you to A/B test all the plugin settings on a track.
- Freesound login work again.
- Had to install liblrdf0-dev.
- Updated the build guide on Linuxgamecast.
- There is none more blank than Frank.
- There are official builds now for Apple Silicon systems.
Linux Kernel 6.1 RC1
- Linus Torvalds announced the first Release Candidate of Linux kernel 6.1 and is ready for testers and early adopters who want to get a glimpse of what’s about to be included in the final release.
- The final release is expected in early or mid December 2022.
- The biggest new feature of Linux 6.1 is the merge of the Rust infrastructure code, but don’t get too excited yet, because it’s only a very basic implementation of support for the Rust programming language.
- As Torvalds wanted, it is basically a Rust “Hello World”.
- Five new vulnerabilities in Linux’s Wi-Fi handling have been identified and will be fixed in the forthcoming kernel 6.1.
- Another useful new patch will display the processor and core number, and which socket it’s in, when there is a segfault error in a program.
- This will be the last major Linux kernel release of the year, and it should also be the next LTS (Long-Term Support) series according to kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman.
- Curious to see if Tak gets his bits in from ALSA.
Slice of Pi
- Pine64 has been playing with RISC-V chips in their Pinecil V2 and PineCone.
- The Pine64 0x64 is a great competitor to the Raspberry Pi Pico, and the cheapest way to get a hold of a RISC-V SoC.
- The 0x64 is a little oddball with its three cores.
- A high performance 64-bit RISC-V core, a high performance 32-bit RISC-V core and low power RISC-V core.
- Priced $6 to $8.
- Also InfiniTime 1.11 has been released for the PineTime which includes access to new external resources, 2 new watch faces and many additions and improvements.
- The Star 64 now oots linux thanks to Zheng.
- It’s booting AOCS, a Debian fork.
- They have it running XFCE and the PowerVR GPU on the RISC-V is capable of desktop acceleration.
- USB 3 is still in the works along with functional wifi.
- The QuartzPro64 dev board has been in the hands of developers for a minute.
- Linux is booting and OpenGLES is running but not Vulkan, yet.