openSUSE removes support for x86-64-v1 CPUs, Reaper gets the CLAP, Asahi Linux M2 Updates, and a 32GB Orange Pi 5.
01:03 We got Slashdooted
08:11 Penguin loaf
09:37 openSUSE drops support for x86-64-v1
15:35 Reaper gets the CLAP
19:47 Asahi Linux M2 Updates
32:23 Orange Pi 5
RIP SUSE 64 (Mirppc)
- Tumbleweed will switch to requiring CPUs with x86-64-v2 or above, and in turn, future releases of openSUSE Leap will need the same.
- The i586 support will be dropped from the repository and only -32bit parts that are necessary for specific packages will exist.
- 64 bit pentium 4 or Athlon, Core 2 or Phenom II.
- The original plan was to nix anything under V3.
- SUSE’s next-gen enterprise distro will require V2.
- There is a microarchitectural level change coming to openSUSE’s rolling release, Tumbleweed.
- Opensuse is dropping support for x86_64 v1 CPUs and is transitioning to supporting x86-64-v2 CPUs and newer.
- x86_64 v1 CPUs consist of AMD Athlon, Core 2, Phenom II, 64 bit Pentium 4s and AMD Opterons.
- The Opteron was the first AMD64 based processor and was released in April 2003.
- The Opteron was the first CPU to introduce the x86-64 extensions.
- The openSUSE devs are setting up a new repository named openSUSE:Factory:LegacyX86 and they are asking for volunteers to maintain aspects of the repository designed for x86-64-v1 users.
- This is sad news for us openSUSE Tumbleweed fans using it on older hardware.
- Including Mirppc in our Discord chat, who let us know about this change.
- I have an older Core 2 Duo and an Athlon that I run Tumbleweed on.
- OpenSUSE has always been a great distro for supporting older hardware, and another option to Debian on older machines.
Reaper gets the CLAP
- Cockos has updated REAPER to v6.71, adding support for CLAP plugins along with many other improvements.
- CLAP is the latest in plugin format following in the footsteps of VST and LV2.
- Unlike VST it’s an open standard and anyone can make use of it.
- Unlike LV2, people are interested in using it.
- Reaper and Btiwig now support CLAP.
- Still early days and we’re going to need frameworks like JUCE to officially support it.
- The latest version improves keyboard handling for plug-ins on Linux.
- If you haven’t given Reaper a look now is a good time to do it.
- It’s what I use for live mixing shows and the knowledge base is excellent.
Asahi Linux M2 Updates
- There are a lot of exciting new features and more hardware support this month for Asahi Linux, the distro bringing Linux to Apple Silicon Macs.
- There is now USB 3.0 device support.
- USB support should be pretty solid, but you can expect some glitches when doing things like hot plugging devices quickly.
- There is keyboard backlight support.
- Display brightness and resolution switching and sleep mode are now working.
- And one of the most exciting new developments that Asahi Linux developer Asahi Lina who streams on YouTube quoted on Twitter:
- KDE runs on the Apple M2!!!!
- With full GPU acceleration!
- Running Xonotic, glmark2, and eglgears at the same time!!
- My Linux kernel driver now supports the M2!! And it works out of the box with Alyssa’s Mesa driver, no userspace changes needed~!!
- Also she tweeted that she got 8 hours of battery life gaming on Asahi Linux on a MacBook Air.
- There is still no speaker support yet, but it is being tested, and I am sure it is coming soon.
- povik reverse engineered the new and completely undocumented CS42L84 headphone codec so they now have headphone jack support across the board.
- They are also shipping an alsa-ucm-conf-asahi package that integrates with PulseAudio/PipeWire and similar audio servers, to make volume control and hot plugging seamless.
Slice of Pi
Orange Pi 5
- Week 4 brings us all the way back to 2019.
- A time when you could buy a Pi 4 8Gb for $75.
- 8-core Rock @ 2.4Ghz in 4/8/16/32GB flavours.
- Did I mention the nvme plug on the back?
- It can run Android Debian 11 or Orange Pi OS.
- The Radxa ROCK 5 SoC we talked about last week used the Rockchip RK3588 chipset as well, but this Orange Pi uses the more updated RK3588S with 8 cores instead of 4.
- And RTheren, our Advisor in Discord chat, let us know about Orange Pi OS.
- Which is an Android-based desktop OS with Windows 11’s look and feel.
- And will work on the Orange Pi 5 and on the Orange Pi 800 keyboard PC.