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TuxMachines: FreeBSD Looks At Making Wayland Support Available By Default

Saturday 23rd of December 2017 11:15:30 AM

There's an active discussion this week about making Wayland support available by default on FreeBSD.

FreeBSD has working Wayland support -- well, assuming you have working Intel / Radeon graphics -- and do have Weston and some other Wayland components available via FreeBSD Ports. FreeBSD has offered working Wayland support that is "quite usable" for more than one year. But, it's not too easy to get going with Wayland on FreeBSD.

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TuxMachines: Kubeflow Brings Machine Learning to Kubernetes

Saturday 23rd of December 2017 11:05:26 AM

Kubernetes at its' core is a container orchestration system. But simply running containers for their own sake has little purpose, at the end of the day what really matters are applications.

Among the most interesting and often challenges types of application workloads are machine learning, which can often be difficult to deploy and operate. On Dec. 21 the Kubeflow project was officially announced by Google engineers as a new stack to easily deploy and run machine learning workloads.

"The Kubeflow project is dedicated to making Machine Learning on Kubernetes easy, portable and scalable," the Kubeflow GitHub project pagestates. "Our goal is not to recreate other services, but to provide a straightforward way for spinning up best of breed OSS solutions."

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TuxMachines: Security: Russia, China, Mirai Variant, Firefox and Grsecurity/Perens

Saturday 23rd of December 2017 10:58:47 AM

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TuxMachines: Security: Russia, China, Mirai Variant, Firefox and Grsecurity/Perens

Saturday 23rd of December 2017 10:58:45 AM

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LXer: Restore Corrupted USB Drive To Original State

Saturday 23rd of December 2017 10:12:17 AM
Many times our storage devices like sd cards and Pen drives get corrupted and unusable due to some reasons. It may be because of making a bootable media with that device, formatting via wrong platforms or creating partitions on that device.

TuxMachines: Canonical Releases Snapcraft 2.38 Tool to Improve Support for Classic Snaps

Saturday 23rd of December 2017 09:11:48 AM

Announced just a few minutes ago by Sergio Schvezov, Snapcraft 2.38 will soon make its way into the stable software repositories of supported Ubuntu Linux releases, as well as other GNU/Linux distributions. The biggest change that landed in this new version is better support for classic Snaps, which will allow for true isolation for host's dynamically linked executables.

"Snapcraft now has a better architecture overall to handle classic Snaps, not only for those coming from parts that are built, but also for the case where prebuilt binaries are dumped into the Snap," writes Sergio Schvezov. "Prior to this version of Snapcraft, true isolation for a dynamically linked executable from the host was not possible. The work here makes sure that the correct interpreter is set and also sets up valid rpaths for the binary."

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TuxMachines: openSUSE Tumbleweed Users Get KDE Applications 17.12, LLVM 5, and Other Goodies

Saturday 23rd of December 2017 09:09:39 AM

It would appear that a total of four snapshots were released between December 15 and December 21, snapshot 20171220 being the last one available for OpenSuSE Tumbleweed. And they include a few interesting things, such as the massive KDE Application 17.12.0 software suite for KDE Plasma 5 users.

When the KDE Applications 17.12.0 packages arrived in the Tumbleweed repositories, they included a bug for the KMail email client that couldn't send out email over secure SMTP connections. However, the openSUSE Tumbleweed was quick to release a fix for this issue in the update channel.

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TuxMachines: Linux >=4.9: eBPF memory corruption bugs

Saturday 23rd of December 2017 08:56:29 AM

A few BPF verifier bugs in the Linux kernel, most of which can be used
for controlled memory corruption, have been fixed over the last days.
One of the bugs was introduced in 4.9, the others were only introduced
in 4.14.

The fixes are in the net tree of the Linux kernel
but not in Linus' tree yet.

The following bug was introduced in 4.9:

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TuxMachines: FSF adds PureOS to list of endorsed GNU/Linux distributions

Saturday 23rd of December 2017 08:54:12 AM

The FSF's list showcases GNU/Linux operating system distributions whose developers have made a commitment to follow its Guidelines for Free System Distributions. Each one includes and endorses exclusively free "as in freedom" software.

After extensive evaluation and many iterations, the FSF concluded that PureOS, a modern and user-friendly Debian-derived distribution, meets these criteria.

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LXer: KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America

Saturday 23rd of December 2017 08:17:55 AM
The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s flagship conference gathers adopters and technologists from leading open source and cloud native communities in Seattle, WA on December 11-13, 2018. Join Kubernetes, Prometheus OpenTracing, Fluentd, Linkerd, gRPC, CoreDNS, containerd, rkt, CNI and more, as the community gathers for three days to further the education and advancement of cloud native computing. 

LXer: Apache Hadoop 3.0.0 Boosts Big Data App Ecosystem

Saturday 23rd of December 2017 06:23:33 AM
Fours years after Hadoop 2 became generally available, the open-source Big Data platform takes a giant step forward.

Reddit: It's almost 2018. Why is it STILL so hard to install stuff manually in Linux?

Saturday 23rd of December 2017 05:58:04 AM

(not looking for support this is more of a rant)

Never fails. Dependency hell, or some weird errors then having to spend countless hours or even days trying to google all the errors, then you fix it, but you get more errors and eventually hit a road block so bad that you cant find any info and then just have to give up.

It's all fine and dandy to use apt-get and yum... until the package you want is not in there then you have to do it manually. In my entire life time I have yet to have a "make, make install" style installer actually work the first time. There's always something.

Why can't there be a more standardized package system that works across all distros on all platforms? A good start would be if dependency names were the same accross all distros, as that alone can cause huge issues sometimes as a package is looking for a dependency under a certain name but for a certain distro it's called something else.

Trying to install a SDR and it's a pain dealing with all this crap. It should not be this hard.

This is the kind of crap I'm talking about: (might be easier to copy paste, I don't feel like doing ">" for each line)

root@sdr01:/tmp/csdr-master# make NOTE: you may have to manually edit Makefile to optimize for your CPU (especially if you compile on ARM, please edit PARAMS_NEON). Auto-detected optimization parameters: -mfloat-abi=hard -march=armv7-a -mtune=cortex-a8 -mfpu=neon -mvectorize-with-neon-quad -funsafe-math-optimizations -Wformat=0 -DNEON_OPTS

rm -f dumpvect.vect gcc -std=gnu99 -O3 -ffast-math -fdump-tree-vect-details -dumpbase dumpvect -mfloat-abi=hard -march=armv7-a -mtune=cortex-a8 -mfpu=neon -mvectorize-with-neon-quad -funsafe-math-optimizations -Wformat=0 -DNEON_OPTS fft_fftw.c libcsdr_wrapper.c -g -lm -lrt -lfftw3f -DUSE_FFTW -DLIBCSDR_GPL -DUSE_IMA_ADPCM -Wno-unused-result -fpic -shared -Wl,-soname, -o In file included from fft_fftw.c:3:0: fft_fftw.h:7:19: fatal error: fftw3.h: No such file or directory #include <fftw3.h> ^ compilation terminated. In file included from libcsdr.h:79:0, from libcsdr.c:38, from libcsdr_wrapper.c:1: fft_fftw.h:7:19: fatal error: fftw3.h: No such file or directory #include <fftw3.h> ^ compilation terminated. Makefile:52: recipe for target '' failed make: ** [] Error 1 root@sdr01:/tmp/csdr-master#

In Windows you click next, next, next done. the program installs. Why can't they do this for Linux too?

Sorry for the rant, but this is one of the aspects of Linux that has always annoyed me so much, and is probably one of the major things stopping it from going more mainstream. The average user does not want to deal with that crap, and software makers don't want to either.

In this particular example this is the first try so did not start to google it yet, but I just find it so frustrating I even have to do that each time. Installing a program should not turn into a huge research project.

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Reddit: GNU/Linux Mobile Discord Server

Saturday 23rd of December 2017 05:36:32 AM

No no no, the Irony is not lost on me that I am advertising a discord server for devices with no native discord support. Anyway I made a server originally for Sailfish OS, but the general channel mostly revolves around other alternative OS's (Think Plasma Mobile, Firefox OS, Ubuntu Touch, etc.), So I remodeled the server and decided to advertise it here. [Thats the link right there]

I am a fair Admin and there aren't many rules on the discord server, and zero bots or moderators. Servers tend to moderate themselves this way, and if I notice someone sperging out in chat I will Mute them indefinitely (there is a court system set up).

Upon entering please describe how you use (or don't use) Linux Mobile, and how you develop or don't develop apps and ports. The General chat is usually pretty active here and there, and with more users a real community can be made. A bit about me (the admin): I use Sailfish OS on three devices, my Droid Razr M and both my Nexus 7's (2012 and 2013 models), and I am a hopeful Sailfish Porter.

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LXer: Judge rm -rf Grsecurity's defamation sue-ball against Bruce Perens

Saturday 23rd of December 2017 04:29:11 AM
Linux code fortifier is told people are entitled to opinions. Linux kernel security biz Grsecurity's defamation lawsuit against open-source stalwart Bruce Perens has been dismissed, although the door remains open for a revised claim.…

LinuxToday: Getting Started With Haskell Programming Language

Saturday 23rd of December 2017 03:00:00 AM

ostechnix: This guide describes how to install Haskell and how to getting started with Haskell programming language in Unix-like operating systems.

Reddit: Linux 4.9 eBPF memory corruption bugs

Saturday 23rd of December 2017 02:40:55 AM

LXer: openSUSE Tumbleweed Users Get KDE Applications 17.12, LLVM 5, and Other Goodies

Saturday 23rd of December 2017 02:34:49 AM
openSUSE Project's Dominique Leuenberger writes on the Tumbleweed mailing list about the latest software updates that landed in distro's repositories in the last week.

Phoronix: FreeBSD Looks At Making Wayland Support Available By Default

Saturday 23rd of December 2017 01:05:06 AM
There's an active discussion this week about making Wayland support available by default on FreeBSD...

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