GIMP's Progress In 2016, What's Ahead For 2017
GIMP contributor Alexandre Prokoudine published a lengthy blog post today looking back at what were the accomplishments for this open-source image manipulation program in 2016 and some of what's ahead for the program this year.
Among the work still being done before GIMP 2.10 is released includes cleaning up libgimp, changing linear/gamma-corrected workflows, and 16/32-bit per color channel support, a new color management implementation, and more. GIMP 2.10 will hopefully ship later in 2017.
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What To Expect In GIMP 2.10
The GIMP is our favorite image editing app for Linux, and this year it’s set to get even better. The development team behind the hugely popular open-source project this week shared word about ‘what’s next for GIMP‘ in 2017.
Things are still looking fairly normal, and this is the usual weekly
Sunday rc release. We're up to rc4, and people are clearly starting to
find the regressions. Good, good.
it's a slightly more random collection of fixes from last week: the
bulk of it is still drivers (gpu, net, sound, usb stand out), and
there's the usual architecture work (but mostly just x86 this time
around), but there's a fair amount of fixes all over. Filesystems
(xfs, btrfs, some core vfs), tooling (mostly perf), core mm,
networking etc etc.
This is also the point where I start hoping that the rc's start
shrinking. We'll see how the tiny rc2 affects things - this may
technically be rc4, but with that one almost dead week, it feels like
rc3. But I'm crossing my fingers that we'll have less next week.
Regardless, go out and test. This was not a huge merge window, I think
we're in pretty good shape for people to dive in..
Linux 4.10-rc4 Kernel Released
The fourth weekly test release of the Linux 4.10 kernel is now available.
For those not up to speed on Linux 4.10, see our Linux 4.10 feature overview. There is a lot of great work included like Nouveau atomic mode-setting, Nouveau boost support, AMD Zen/Ryzen work, new ARM board/platform support, EXT4/XFS DAX iomap support, ATA command priority support, Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0, and much more.
Linus Torvalds Announces Fourth Linux 4.10 Kernel Release Candidate, Get It Now
It's Sunday evening, again, and Linus Torvalds just made his weekly announcement to inform the community about the immediate availability for download of a new Release Candidate of the upcoming Linux 4.10 kernel.
One more week has passed in our lives, but the development of the Linux kernel never stops, and we're now seeing the release of fourth RC (Release Candidate) build of Linux kernel 4.10, which appears to be fairly normal, yet again, bringing only a collection of assorted bug fixes and improvements from last week.
LG G6 promised to be safer from explosions and overheating
Smartphones catching on fire was (quite literally) a hot topic in 2016. Samsung was specially in the spotlight after the Galaxy Note 7 managed to collect a good deal of explosion reports, only to later be recalled and removed from the market. How does the industry battle this issue and ensure consumer safety? LG has an idea.
The Korean manufacturer is promising safer technology starting with the LG G6. The upcoming flagship handset will reduce overheating with the use of heat pipes, which are commonly used in laptops and desktops to quickly disperse heat away from processing units.
ZTE is testing out Android Nougat for its $99 ZMax Pro
As the company prepares to release Android Nougat for its popular Axon 7 smartphone, ZTE is opening up access to an Android Nougat beta program for one of its less expensive devices, the $99 ZTE ZMax Pro.
To register for the program, users will need, of course, a ZTE ZMax Pro as well as an account on ZTE’s Z-Community to access the registration page. From there, users will need to enter in information such as their name, email, phone number, and others as well as agreeing to use ZTE’s debugging tool while using the beta.
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Debian from 10,000 feet
Many of you are big fans of S.W.O.T analysis, I am sure of that! Technical competence is our strongest suit, but we have reached a size and sphere of influence which requires an increase in organisation.
We all love our project and want to make sure Debian still shines in the next decades (and centuries!). One way to secure that goal is to identify elements/events/things which could put that goal at risk. To this end, we've organized a short S.W.O.T analysis session at DebConf16. Minutes of the meeting can be found here. I believe it is an interesting read and is useful for Debian old-timers as well as newcomers. It helps to convey a better understanding of the project's status. For each item, we've tried to identify an action.
Debian Outs First Release Candidate of Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" Installer
Work on the upcoming Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" operating system is ongoing, and Debian Project's Cyril Brulebois announced today the availability of the first Release Candidate of the Debian Installer for Stretch.
A lot of things have been implemented since the eight, and last Alpha development release of the Debian Stretch Installer, but the most important changes outlined in the announcement for the RC1 build are the revert of the switch to merged-/usr as default setting for debootstrap and disablement of Debian Pure Blends support.
Debian Installer Stretch RC 1 release
The Debian Installer team is pleased to announce the first release candidate of the installer for Debian 9 "Stretch".
Debian Installer Stretch RC 1 Arrives, The /usr Merge Has Been Postponed
The Debian Installer is getting ready for the 9.0 "Stretch" release.
Hello, I am a jr sysadmin in small hosting company. I do the same tasks from 2 years like a update system, install Apache / Nginx and configure virtualhost, do a backup / restore, install control panel like a cPanel etc.. And now I need update my Linux knowledge and change company. On interviews for mid sysadmin for example I get question about how linux handling memory, how processes are created etc.. I do not know the answer for the questions because my knowledge is from tutorials :( Anybody from here can give me good resources where I can learn linux from A to Z and update my missing knowledge? RHCSA course may help to organize my knowledge? Thanks for help to be a better sysadmin :)submitted by /u/amicain
Reddit: Help setting up a 'home server'? (quotation marks because I'm not confident with the nomenclature)
Just to be clear, by home server, I mean something I can access privately from inside or outside the network to download/ upload files and stream movies and other media to my computer/ smart tv if possible. If I can find a large enough hard drive, I would also like to be able to back up my laptop to it as well.
Anyway, I've been learning how to use linux for a while now, installing linux mint and ubuntu on some old laptops, and have recently installed gentoo onto a computer which I'm currently using to learn python and c++. I just found this really old IBM, which should have enough power to operate as a server, given that I replace the hard drive and only one device accesses it at a time.
I was hoping for some help? I don't know where to start, what operating system to use and what I need to install to get it to work as I want it to. I wanted to try and use gentoo for a fun and exciting learning experience, but am told that it will just be too much fuss to have to deal with all that shit and that I would be better suited with something like debian. I don't know anything about security either.
I was hoping for some sort of guide, confirmation that a home server is actually what I mean, and some help with basic nomenclature. I'm still pretty new to the technical side of this stuff, so although I'm capable of understanding new stuff pretty easily, I often get swept away when a lot of prerequisite knowledge is assumed and not referenced.submitted by /u/bolognie1
The wait is finally over, as the MATE 1.16 desktop environment is now available for those who use the Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system or later versions, such as 16.04.1.
After thoroughly testing them, Martin Wimpress and his team updated the PPA (Personal Package Archive) containing the MATE desktop packages for Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS, a long-term supported version of the officially recognized Ubuntu flavor built around the lightweight and customizable MATE desktop environment, to version 1.16.
MATE 1.16.1 is, in fact, the current version of the desktop environment included in said PPA for Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS users, which they can install as we speak by using the installation instructions provided in the next paragraphs, and it looks like it was derived from those prepared for the upcoming Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" release.
I'm currently running Windows 10 and want to setup a second hard drive as Linux (probably mint). Is it possible to setup the Linux drive to boot installer from Windows so I can reboot and go into the Linux installation? I don't have an optical drive in my computer and I keep running into issues booting into a USB stick due to uefi bios. Is this possible or am I stuck with doing it with a USB stick?submitted by /u/vrek86
So i have a Acer Aspire R3 131T i got from a thrift store for $5.
It has: Intel Celeron N3050 @ 1.60Ghz 2.00GB RAM 64bit Windows 10 Home 30GB Drive (Fresh install 8GB free) Touch screen (screen flips back all the way)
What i want to do with it: So im in school for cyber security and specializing in Linux and Ethical Hacking . We use RHEL 7. My other laptop is using both windows 10 and Fedora 25. I want to use this as my super portable IT admin laptop.
Would i be better off installing Fedora 25 on this laptop or a difference Distro? What Distio will run best on this? Or just leave Windows 10 on it? Any info would be great.submitted by /u/terabyte2600
Talking about ubuntu instance on google cloud compute. I have a user 'a' which which is on groups: adm, sudo, dip, video, plugdev. I am trying to delete the user and all of the things of the user. On sudoers file, there's a ALL=NOPASSWD: ALL .
I tried deleting the user from all groups by: userdel a [group] individually. I deleted the above line from sudoers file.
But nightmare is still ON. I waited for few secs and all becomes as it is. The user appears on above groups. Also, the line on sudoers file appends automatically.
Did I do anything in wrong way or order or something is really wrong with the server?submitted by /u/procipher
I'm setting up a proftpd server, but I'd like to limit visibility of above folders if possible?
Currently I have it set up as/files/Z/[files here]
Unfortunately, the folder /files/ has other files too, so when browsing via FileZilla, the user can see the other folders, so it looks like:/files/A /files/B /files/Z
Whereas I'd like them to only see/files/Z/
Is there anything I can do about this?submitted by /u/lloyd094