What's the difference between those two? Why are distros like Arch switching over to I2S? Any advantages? I'm just curious because for me, on my Dell XPS 9343 it has only been causing problems with the audio cracking etc.
No need for it to be ELI5, but I haven't found any good summary on this.submitted by /u/Drakdansaren
softpedia: Based, of course, on the upstream freely distributed sources of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.8 operating system
The Debian Long Term Support (LTS) developers have announced that they are dropping support for certain packages as part of the extended life cycle for the Debian GNU/Linux 7 "Wheezy" operating system.
With Google's I/O developers' conference behind us, it's time to start looking forward to what's next in the world of Android.
The most prominent thing is Google's rapidly approaching Android release, currently known only as Android "N." (The company has yet to reveal the full name or version number.) While the software itself isn't expected to arrive until sometime this summer, we're getting an increasingly clear picture of the fresh features and improvements it'll provide.
- FLOSS Weekly 389: Best Practices Badge
OpenGL 4.5 For The Intel Mesa Driver May Be Imminent
Intel has been rapidly advancing their OpenGL 4.x support and OpenGL 4.5 is even in sight now.
Kristian Høgsberg today landed GL_KHR_robustness support in the i965 DRI driver, a requirement for OpenGL 4.5.
Shotwell vs. digiKam
How to manage your photos? – That is probably the biggest question for anyone doing anything with a photo camera. As resolutions of cameras grow, the data we have to manage is growing ever. In my case I am talking about more than 50000 photos and videos measuring up to about 200Gb of disk space, constantly growing. There are several photo management softwares out there, I guess the most commonly used ones are Shotwell for the Gnome desktop, digiKam for the KDE world, and FotoXX. I have not used Shotwell and digiKam for quite some time, and collect here my experiences of strength and weaknesses of the two programs. FotoXX seems to be very powerful, too, but I haven’t tested it till now.
Tweet your database with db2twitter
db2twitter is developed by and run for LinuxJobs.fr, the job board of th french-speaking Free Software and Opensource community.
- Tiny Core Linux 7.1 Screenshot Tour
Annoying myths about Linux that won't go away
Linux has been around for many years, and has gotten better and better as time has gone by. Yet there are some enduring, inaccurate, and annoying myths about Linux that persist to this day.
A Linux redditor started a thread about Linux myths and got some interesting responses from his fellow Linux users:
GStreamer Spring Hackfest 2016
After missing the last few GStreamer hackfests I finally managed to attend this time. It was held in Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest city. The city is located by the sea side and the entire hackfest and related activities were either directly by the sea or just a couple blocks away.
- My talk at OSDC 2016: Continuous Integration in Data Centers – Further 3 Years Later
Isenkram with PackageKit support - new version 0.23 available in Debian unstable
The isenkram system is a user-focused solution in Debian for handling hardware related packages. The idea is to have a database of mappings between hardware and packages, and pop up a dialog suggesting for the user to install the packages to use a given hardware dongle. Some use cases are when you insert a Yubikey, it proposes to install the software needed to control it; when you insert a braille reader list it proposes to install the packages needed to send text to the reader; and when you insert a ColorHug screen calibrator it suggests to install the driver for it. The system work well, and even have a few command line tools to install firmware packages and packages for the hardware already in the machine (as opposed to hotpluggable hardware).
- Architecting Containers Part 5: Building a Secure and Manageable Container Software Supply Chain
- 14 Practical examples of the grep command
- APT (Advanced Packaging Tool) : Advanced Package Management tool for Debian Based Systems
- Linux System Monitoring and More with Auditd
- Understanding The CSS Property Value Syntax
- Linux Shell Scripting part-2: Message Displaying, User Variables and Environment Variables
- Non Deterministic docker Networking and Source Based IP Routing
- Create USB bootable disk using GNOME Disks
- Creating a Neural Network in Python
SteamOS 2.80 Beta Brings an AMD GPU PRO Driver with Vulkan and VDPAU Support
Valve's engineers have pushed a new build of the SteamOS Debian-based gaming operating system, version 2.80, to the brewmaster_beta channel for public testing.
SteamOS 2.80 Beta is here more than a month after the release of the stable SteamOS 2.70 update, and it promises some exciting new features for those who use AMD GPUs (Graphics Processing Units) to play their Steam games.
Harpoons at the ready as Blacksea Odyssey is powering out of Early Access on June 1st with Linux support
Fancy taking on some insanely big space creatures with harpoons? Blacksea Odyssey will scratch that itch right off.
I've tested it a number of times and it's really quite good. Violent as heck since you're literally ripping monsters apart.
- The Linux version of the Unity3D editor has been updated [Ed: warning... Mono]
The Way, a puzzle platformer inspired by classic titles like Another World and Flashback now on Linux
Both Another World and Flashback are games I played a lot of when I was younger and The Way is a great looking homage to Another World and Flashback.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive now 64bit on Linux
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive to be 64bit, so if you're still stuck in the past it's seriously time to upgrade. Valve say this fixes numerous long standing random crashes.
It seems the new update has introduced a host of new problems, with people reporting reduced performance in general, framerate drops they didn't have before and more.
- According to Deep Silver the new editions of Dead Island are not coming to Linux
Akonadi for e-mail needs to die
So, I'm officially giving up on kmail2 (i.e., the Akonadi-based version of kmail) on the last one of my PCs now. I have tried hard and put in a lot of effort to get it working, but it costs me a significant amount of time and effort just to be able to receive and read e-mail - meaning hanging IMAP resources every few minutes, the feared "Multiple merge candidates" bug popping up again and again, and other surprise events. That is plainly not acceptable in the workplace, where I need to rely on e-mail as means of communication. By leaving kmail2 I seem to be following many many other people... Even dedicated KDE enthusiasts that I know have by now migrated to Trojita or Thunderbird.
Virtual keyboard support in KWin/Wayland 5.7
Over the last weeks I worked on improved input device support in KWin/Wayland and support for virtual keyboard. KWin 5.7 will integrate the new QtVirtualKeyboard module which is now available under GPLv3. For us this means that we have access to a high quality QML based keyboard. For Qt it means that the virtual keyboard is exposed to more users and thanks to the open source nature it means that we can upstream fixes.
Virtual Keyboard Support For KWin / KDE Wayland 5.7
The latest KWin/Wayland hacking project by Martin Gräßlin is adding virtual keyboard support to KWin for the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.7 release.
This virtual keyboard support is powered by the QtVirtualKeyboard module and provides a high-quality, QML-based keyboard that will work on KWin/Wayland when no hardware keyboard is available. Implementing this virtual keyboard support with Wayland compatibility was actually quite a feat, but has now become a reality thanks to the work by Martin.
- Release for CentOS Linux 6.8 i386 and x86_64
- Red Hat Ansible 2.1 supports Windows and Azure to build hybrid, automated environments
- Red Hat Debuts Ansible 2.1, with Network Automation, Containers, Microsoft Windows, and Azure
Red Hat Expands Ansible With Broader Container, Microsoft Support
Ansible 2.1 also provides enhanced Docker container capabilities, enabling organizations to build, deploy and manage container applications. The new Docker-service module allows an administrator to either copy and paste or reference Docker Compose files in an Ansible playbook, Barr said. Docker Compose is an open-source tool that enables developers to define and group multiple containers that work together as a single application. The Ansible playbook is a configuration management definition for deployment of an application or service.
- BBVA teams with Red Hat for digital banking drive
Deal affirms Red Hat's financial sector push
The company just hooked a big fish when it comes to banking: BBVA, the second largest bank in Spain. And it could just be one in a string of headlines as Red Hat pursues the increasingly-tech savvy financial sector.
- Red Hat Inc.: BBVA Signs Strategic Collaboration with Red Hat to Accelerate the Group’s Global Transformation
- Red Hat in Strategic Collaboration With BBVA to Accelerate Spanish Lender’s Global Transformation (NYSE:RHT)
- Noticeable Tech Stock’s Highlights: Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) , Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)
- Hold Calls Count For Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) At 2
- Insiders are Slowly Decreasing Positions in Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)
New FOSS program director supports students' passions at RIT
The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is well-known for its work in open source software through FOSS@MAGIC. In April 2014, RIT started to offer a minor in free and open source software. Students work on several different open source projects in their GitHub organization. One of the courses in the minor, Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software Development, has students work with the One Laptop per Child XO laptops. Students create games that help teach New York and Massachusetts fourth grade math curriculum.
Fedora 24 alpha - VirtualBox and FreeCAD software.
About this software the official webpage told us: FreeCAD is a parametric 3D modeler made primarily to design real-life objects of any size. Parametric modeling allows you to easily modify your design by going back into your model history and changing its parameters. FreeCAD is open-source and highly customizable, scriptable and extensible.
Take a test drive of Fedora 24 Cloud on Openstack
There is no need to wait for the Fedora 24 release next month to take a look at the upcoming Fedora 24 Cloud images. Over on his blog, Major Hayden blogs the simple steps to get the Fedora 24 Cloud Beta running on OpenStack.
- Blog backlog, Post 3, DisplayLink-based USB3 graphics support for Fedora
[GSoC '16] Let the Coding Begin!
The coding period of GSoC has finally started. It started on 23rd of May, but to me, it just started today as I had taken a 2 day excuse (Exams, sigh). As I mentioned in my earlier post, I will be working with the Fedora Project to build metrics tools in Python and also will also be helping the Commops team in refining the Fedora Onboarding process.
Fedora-Hubs: Google Summer of Code 2016
Devyani is a CS Undergraduate who will be working on Fedora-Hubs as her Google Summer of Code 2016 Project.
DEVit Conf 2016
TechMinistry is Thessaloniki's hacker space which is hosted at a central location, near major shopping streets. I've attended an Open Source Wednesday meeting. From the event description I thought that there was going to be a discussion about getting involved with Firefox. However that was not the case. Once people started coming in they formed organic groups and started discussing various topics on their own.
Fedora is on diaspora*
diaspora is a distributed social networking platform comprised of nodes, called pods. These pods are linked together to allow users to connect seamlessly. This idea is different from the traditional social network, where user data is centralized and controlled by a single entity. diaspora is also free as in speech, so you can use it however you like. diaspora* also values your privacy. You don’t have to use your real identity, and you have complete control over who sees your content using Aspects.
- Android + Raspberry Pi: Google Is Soon Bringing Official Support For RPi 3
Samsung is done with Android Wear watches, says Tizen is the future [update]
As one of the world's biggest electronics manufacturers, Samsung is an important partner if you're trying to get traction for a nascent operating system. When it comes to smartwatches, Google will have to make do without the Korean juggernaut—Samsung says it's done with Android Wear.
Samsung will no longer make Android Wear devices, all in with Tizen OS [Update]
Samsung has refuted the Fast Company article in a statement: “We disagree with Fast Company’s interpretation. Samsung has not made any announcement concerning Android Wear and we have not changed our commitment to any of our platforms.” In terms of commitment, Samsung has shown little towards Android Wear in the past two years. However, the company likely wants to keep the possibility of making future Wear devices open.
The Meizu Pro 6 Review
The Meizu Pro 6 is another flagship of the Pro series and price starts at $385. The highlights of this new smartphone are the 3D Press and MediaTek's latest 10-core chipset – both were absent in all the predecessors.
Meizu Pro 6 release date, specs news: Device to come out with a curved display design?
Meanwhile, there are reports suggesting that the company's goal is to recreate the success of Samsung on its latest Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. However, there is still no official report if the device will run on an Android operating system. There are speculations emerging that the handset may run on pre-installed software from Meizu.
- Why not all Chromebooks will get Android apps
- Alphabet boss Eric Schmidt admits he uses an iPhone 6S
- Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt admits he uses an iPhone
- Android N Update Status For Samsung Flagships
- Android Pay Adds Support For Nearly 50 New Banks, Including Capital One [Update: Capital One Removed]
- Android N Feature Spotlight: Visual Changes To Battery Notification Dropdown Experience Make Battery Saver Quicker To Access
- Google Discontinues the Nexus Player, Its First Android TV device
- Acura's First Car With Android Auto Is The 2017 NSX
- Google Steps Up Pressure on Partners Tardy in Updating Android
- Square’s Register API is now available for Android
- Google Board Sued by Shareholder Over Android Antitrust Suit
- Android Pay: What is it and how do I use it?
- T-Mobile Releases Samsung Galaxy S5 Android 6.0 Marshmallow Software Update, Verizon, AT&T Next
- Android Pay Coming to Bank of America ATMs
- How to set up Android Pay on your Android phone
- Stop Turning Off Your Lock Screen, Use Android Smart Lock Instead
- TripAdvisor and Google Play Music deliver regional playlists to Android listeners
- Google May Publicly 'Shame' Android Smartphone Makers
- Will Google's naughty list really improve Android updates?
- Google may 'shame' carriers and manufacturers into updating Android faster
- How to Direct Reply in Android N: Reply to messages from the notification bar in Android N
- Google announces winners of the Android Experiments I/O Challenge
Google to Add Raspberry Pi 3 to Android Open Source Project?
ARM processors have been powered smartphones for years now, but they do so much more than help us play games on our phones and catch up on Netflix while on the move. Just because ARM-based CPUs (that’s the Snapdragon, Exynos and Tegra families to name just a few) don’t run the same x86_64 instruction set that your laptop’s Intel or AMD CPU does, doesn’t mean they’re confined to just your smartphones or tablets. Now, ARM CPUs are in smart TV sets, inside cars, embedded devices and IoT devices as well. The Raspberry Pi however, has perhaps been one of the greatest examples of how flexible ARM processors can truly be. The Raspberry Pi has become a great ARM computer that all sorts of projects can be built around, like all-in-one computers, control boxes and a whole lot more. Now however, it might be getting Android superpowers.
Open-Source Software Companies Try a New Business Model
Early open-source software companies adopted a strategy of selling services to support technology freely available on the Web. Red Hat, which has about $2.0 billion in annual revenue, demonstrated that open-source software companies could scale, but it is one of several exceptions to the rule, according to Jake Flomenberg, a partner at venture capital firm Accel Partners.
3 open source alternatives to AutoCAD
CAD—Computer aided design, or computer aided drafting, depending on who you ask—is technology created to make it easier to create specifications for real-world objects. Whether the object you're building is a house, car, bridge, or spaceship, chances are it got its start in a CAD program of one type or another.
Among the best-known CAD programs is AutoDesk's AutoCAD, but there are many others out there, both proprietary and open source alike. So how do the open source alternatives to AutoCAD stack up? The answer depends on how you plan to be using them.
A Template Job Posting for Open Source Office Lead
I ran into several folks this past week at OSCON who expressed a keen interest in creating a dedicated role for Open Source at their respective companies. So what was stopping them? One simple thing: every single one of them was struggling to define exactly what that role means. Instinctively we all have a feeling of what an employee dedicated to Open Source might do, but when it comes time to write it down or try to convince payroll, it can be challenging. Below I have included a starting point for a job description of what a dedicated Open Source manager might do. If you are in this boat, I’d highly recommend that you also check out the slides from our talk at OSCON this year. In addition, the many blog posts we’ve published about why our respective companies run Open Source.
Cray builds Urika-GX for open source data analytics
High Performance Computing Supercomputer (HPCS) outfit Cray is one of those special companies.
Datadog Announces New Hadoop Monitoring Solution
There are many more enterprises running Hadoop at scale now, and for a lot of them, monitoring has become important. Toward that end, there are new front ends and dashboards that make monitoring easier. Datadog, which has a SaaS-based monitoring platform for cloud applications, has announced support for Hadoop with a focus on monitoring.
Twitter open-sources Heron, its real-time stream-processing engine
Twitter is today releasing its Heron real-time stream processing engine under an open-source Apache license on GitHub. Twitter first published a paper documenting Heron last year, but the software has been proprietary, until now.
Written in C++, Java, and Python, Heron is a successor to the Storm stream-processing engine that Twitter built and then open-sourced in 2011. Heron offers considerable performance gains relative to Storm.
Are You Involved With an Open Source Project That’s In Need of Funding? I May Be Able to Help.
With that in mind, are you involved with an Open Source project that would benefit from a targeted donation to accomplish a specific goal or task? If so please contact me with details and we’ll see if Linux Fund is a good fit. If you have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to contact me directly or post here.
- Here I am casually using GDB with Infinity
Rust implementation of GNUnet with GSoC
I will be participating in Google Summer of Code this year with GNUnet. The project is on improving the Rust implementation of GNUnet utils. The primary objective is to add asynchronous IO in a way that is general, extensible and resemble the original GNUnet API.
libbrandt GSoC kickoff
I was accepted for a Google Summer of Code project and will be developing an auctioning library. During the community bonding period I have so far read four papers relevant to the topic, choosen a few algorithms with slightly different properties which I want to implement and reconstructed one of them within the pari/gp CLI (see attachment). I also started with a first draft of the library interface which will be published in a git repository shortly.
Have your say: ICT Sharing & Reuse Recommendations
The European Commission has opened for public comments its ten recommendations to promote public administration to share and reuse their ICT solutions.
Governance, one of the main sectors using open data
Governance, data and information technology, and research and consulting are the three sectors that most frequently use open government data across all regions, the Open Data Impact report reveals.
The report, published in May, aimed at assessing the use of open data from the perspective of the people and organisations that use it – unlike the Open Data Barometer or Open Data Index which assess open data supply and quality in the world.
“In the governance sector, uses focus on government accountability and transparency, providing services to government agencies, or improving governance and policy on specific issues”, whereas “data/ information technology organisations work to make open government data more useful and applicable for other businesses”, the report notes. “In a similar way, organisations that offer research and consulting services help other organisations and companies succeed and create economic and social value ”, the report added.
Matt Hancock (UK) pledges transparency through open data at OGP meeting
Promoting transparency through open data was at the center of a visit by Matt Hancock, UK Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General, to South Africa for an OGP Steering Committee meeting in May.
Matt Hancock reaffirmed the UK government’s commitment to transparency and noted that the country was recently ranked first in the Open Data Barometer of the World Wide Web Foundation.
Hackaday Prize Entry: Robotic Prosthetic Leg Is Open Source And 3D-Printable
We’ve been 3D-printing parts for self-replicating machines before, but we’ve been working on the wrong machines. Software and robotics engineer [David Sanchez Falero] is about to set it right with his Hackaday Prize entry, a 3D-printable, open source, robotic prosthetic leg for humans.
Autonomous Plant Watering
Apparently it runs OpenWRT and is very hackable.
“The Raspberry Pi is set up as a LAMP server,” explains RasPiViv creator Nate Bensing. “I started playing around with the DHT22 temperature-humidity sensor – originally I just wanted to monitor that, the temperature and the humidity, but then I got into using relays to control the lighting and it just progressed further and further. I was just making this for myself and I posted on a forum. Then a lot of people seemed really interested, so I said I’d clean things up and throw together a guide.
Along similar lines to the Y2K bug, there is a new challenge faced by Unix-like operating systems known as the year 2038 problem or 'Unix Millennium Bug'. Under these operating systems, date values are stored in a signed 32-bit integer indicating the number of seconds since January 1, 1970. A problem arises with the 32-bit integer overflowing at approximately 0314 hours on January 19, 2038 causing systems to interpret the date value as December 13, 1901.
GNU/Linux and Android-x86 developer Arne Exton has informed Softpedia today, May 26, 2016, about the immediate availability for download of his custom Chromium OS build.