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=== Canonical Releases Mir 1.2 For Fostering Mir-Based Shells With Extra Wayland Extensions ===
Michael Larabel reports the Wayland support for the Mir 1.2 release in the Mir-based shell. Michael notes new functionalities, additions, added supports, and bug fixes. A link is provided to the release announcement for greater details.
=== Krita 4.2 Debuts with 1000+ Bug Fixes, New Features ===
Joey Sneddon writes that a new version of Krita is out; being described as a big release in the linked release notes and embedded video. Joey highlights some improvements in Krita 4.2, namely better support for graphics tablets, added ability to undo Move tool operations, and a slider for resizing layer thumbnails.
=== Linux Fix Pending For Borked Hibernation After Disabling Hyper Threading ===
Michael Larabel tells us about a fix on the way for those that disabled Intel hyper-threading because of concern over vulnerabilities, that cause a resume from hibernation to fail. Updating us on a 'mitigations=' option now available in Linux, Michael also mentions BSD's similar work. We are told the patch is pending for the mainline kernel, and back-porting to older kernels.
=== Running NVIDIA on GNOME's X.org Session May Get a Lot Smoother ===
Michael Larabel writes about Canonical's Daniel van Vugt's work on performance optimizations for GNOME. The optimizations are not only for Ubuntu, but upstream too. The latest relate to NVIDIA when using an X.org session which will result in a 'significant improvement' to frame-rate quality. Michael expresses hope that the merge request will land for GNOME 3.33 cycle.
"Updated Intel microcode for Cherry + Bay Trial CPUs, fixes for vulnerabilities in curl, Firefox, PHP and MariaDB, plus we talk configuration of virtualised guests to mitigate speculative execution vulnerabilities as well as plans for the Ubuntu 19.10 development cycle."
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