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TuxMachines: GIMP Roadmap

Monday 16th of January 2017 09:50:45 AM
  • 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.

  • How To Install The Latest GIMP 2.9 Development Build on Ubuntu
  • 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.

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TuxMachines: Linux 4.10-rc4

Monday 16th of January 2017 09:48:00 AM
  • Linux 4.10-rc4

    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.

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TuxMachines: Android Leftovers

Monday 16th of January 2017 09:45:05 AM

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TuxMachines: Debian from 10,000 feet and First Release Candidate of Installer

Monday 16th of January 2017 09:42:51 AM
  • 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[1] 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.

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Reddit: I need update my Linux knowledge (jr sysadmin here)

Monday 16th of January 2017 09:36:32 AM

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 :)

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Reddit: Help setting up a 'home server'? (quotation marks because I'm not confident with the nomenclature)

Monday 16th of January 2017 09:35:59 AM

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.

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TuxMachines: MATE 1.16 Desktop Now Available for Ubuntu MATE 16.04, Here's How to Install It

Monday 16th of January 2017 09:31:49 AM

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.

Also: Intel Haswell GPUs Now Support OpenGL 4.2 for Ubuntu Gamers in Padoka/Oibaf PPAs<

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Reddit: Linux Kernel 4.10-rc4 Release Announcement

Monday 16th of January 2017 09:12:43 AM

Reddit: Installing Linux onto a second hard drive

Monday 16th of January 2017 09:11:59 AM

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?

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Reddit: Gimp: 2016 in review

Monday 16th of January 2017 07:37:43 AM

Reddit: Question about installing Linux on a laptop

Monday 16th of January 2017 07:08:50 AM

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.

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LXer: Intel Haswell GPUs Now Support OpenGL 4.2 for Ubuntu Gamers in Padoka/Oibaf PPAs

Monday 16th of January 2017 06:44:11 AM
Ubuntu gamers relying upon their Intel Haswell graphics card series to play various games that support these GPUs will be happy to learn that the open-source Intel drivers now support OpenGL 4.2.

Reddit: Ubuntu keeps on adding user to group, edits sudoers file automatically.

Monday 16th of January 2017 05:55:27 AM

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?

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Monday 16th of January 2017 05:45:41 AM

Phoronix: Wine-Staging 2.0-RC5 Improves Compatibility For Origin, GOG Galaxy & More

Monday 16th of January 2017 05:10:00 AM
Wine-Staging 2.0-RC5 was released on Sunday as the newest version of this experimental/testing Wine build. This time around there are some exciting new patches...

LXer: Can RISC-V - Linux of Microprocessors - Start an Open Hardware Renaissance?

Monday 16th of January 2017 04:49:49 AM
I share the hope with many people that we will soon have access to modern, capable devices powered by both open hardware AND software. There have been advancements in recent years and more hardware is being opened up, but the microprocessors in our pc's and other devices are stuck running one of the dominant, closed Instruction Set Architectures. RISC-V aims to fix this.

Reddit: proftpd - Limit visible directories?

Monday 16th of January 2017 04:47:34 AM


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


Is there anything I can do about this?

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Linus Torvalds not only works on the Linux kernel, but he's also part of the development team behind the open-source dive log and dive planning application most of you out there know as Subsurface. Read more

openSUSE Tumbleweed Gets XOrg Server 1.19 & Irssi 1.0, PulseAudio 10 Coming Soon

openSUSE Project's Douglas DeMaio is informing the Tumbleweed community today, January 18, 2017, about the latest software updates and other improvements delivered by a total of two snapshots released last week. Read more

today's leftovers

  • Linux use on Pornhub surged 14% in 2016
    Pornhub is one of the preeminent porn sites on the web. Each year Pornhub releases a year in review post with anonymous details about the site’s users. More and more Linux users are visiting Pornhub, Linux saw an impressive 14% increase in traffic share in 2016.
  • Amdocs partners with Linux Foundation to accelerate OpenECOMP adoption in Open Source
  • Calamares 2.4.6 Distribution-Independent Linux Installer Delivers Improvements
    The Calamares team is proud to announce the availability of the sixth maintenance update to the 2.4 stable series of the open-source, distribution-independent system installer Calamares, for Linux-based operating systems. Calamares 2.4.6 comes approximately two months after the release of the previous version, namely Calamares 2.4.5, and, as expected, it's a bugfix release that only delivers various improvements and bug fixes for some of the issues reported by users during all this time.
  • Shotwell Photo Manager 0.25.3 Released
    Photography fans will be pleased to hear that a new bug-fix release of photo management app Shotwell is now available to download.
  • AntiX 16.1 is available for public
    AntiX is Debian based Linux distribution. It uses lightweight desktop environments like Fluxbox, Icewm, Xfce, etc. This distribution is originated in Greece and is typically ideal for old systems. Few hours ago AntiX team released new version named AntiX 16.1. It is based on Debian Jessie.
  • Tumbleweed Preps for PulseAudio 10, Gets Ruby, Python Updates
    Developers using openSUSE Tumbleweed are always getting the newest packages as well as updated languages and past week’s snapshots delivered update versions of Python and Ruby. The most recent snapshot, 20170112, brought Python 2.x users version 2.7.13, which updated cipher lists for openSSL wrapper and supports versions equal to or greater than OpenSSL 1.1.0. Python-unidecode 0.04.20 was also updated in the snapshot. Another update related to OpenSSL 1.1.0 was PulseAudio 9.99.1, which is a release in preparation for PulseAudio 10.0. PulseAudio 10.0 includes compatibility with OpenSSL 1.1.0, a fix for hotplugged USB surround sound cards and and automatic switching of Bluetooth profile when using VoIP applications.
  • Genode OS Framework Planning For Async I/O, App ABI, Qt5 Plans For 2017
    The Genode Operating System Framework has announced their planned roadmap for this year as the involved developers continue working on this original OS initiative. The overall theme of the Genode OS work in 2017 is to focus on stability and scalability, but there is also much more on their road-map for this calendar year.
  • PrestaShop
    Helping people overcome the challenges of building and growing an online business is what the PrestaShop open-source ecommerce platform is all about. The significant PrestaShop 1.7 release provides innovations focused on three themes: sell faster, create easier and code better.
  • This Week in Spring: Reactor 3.0, Open Source CD, and All Kinds of Cloud

Linux on Servers

  • IBM i Open Source Business Architect Lays Out A Plan
    Enterprise level application development is no place for open source languages. Can you believe it? That was once the widely accepted truth. Jiminy Crickets! Things have changed. The number of the stable open source distributions available with comprehensive support and maintenance goes well beyond common knowledge. Industry giants, successful SMB players, and mom and pop businesses are finding good reasons to use open source. Even IBM uses open source for internal business reasons. There are reasons for you to do the same.
  • Lightning Talk - Realizing the Multi-Cloud Promise of Kubernetes by Blake White, The Walt Disney Co.
  • How Disney Is Realizing the Multi-Cloud Promise of Kubernetes
    The Walt Disney Company is famous for “making magic happen,” and their cross-cloud, enterprise level Kubernetes implementation is no different. In a brief but information-packed lightning talk at CloudNativeCon in Seattle in November, Disney senior cloud engineer Blake White laid out a few of the struggles and solutions in making Kubernetes work across clouds.
  • Puppet Launches its Latest State of DevOps Survey
    Folks who are focused on container technology and virtual machines as they are implemented today might want to give a hat tip to some of the early technologies and platforms that arrived in the same arena. Among those, Puppet, which was built on the legacy of the venerable Cfengine system, was an early platform that helped automate lots of virtual machine implementations. We covered it in depth all the way back in 2008. Fast-forward to today, and Puppet is still making news, creating jobs and more.