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Reddit: Linux 4.11-rc4 Release Announcement

Monday 27th of March 2017 09:25:15 AM

TuxMachines: Debian Packages and Derivative

Monday 27th of March 2017 08:55:29 AM
  • Debian package dependency browser

    The Debian package browser is great but it is somewhat limited. As an example even though you can get dependencies and build dependencies for any package but not reverse dependencies (i.e. list all packages that depend or build-depend on this package).

  • Proxmox VE 5.0 to Be Based on the Great Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch," Linux 4.10

    Martin Maurer, the Proxmox VE (Virtual Environment) project leader, announced the release and immediate availability for download of the first Beta of the upcoming Proxmox VE 5.0 series of the Debian-based operating system.

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TuxMachines: Linux/FOSS Events

Monday 27th of March 2017 08:44:12 AM
  • Ten years of Codethink

    Spring is here and it is the 10th anniversary celebration of Codethink. Nobody could have orchestrated it this way but we also have GUADEC happening here in Manchester in a few months and it’s the 20th anniversary of GNOME. All roads lead to Manchester in 2017!

    The company is celebrating its anniversary in various ways: cool new green-on-black T-shirts, a 10 years mug for everyone, and perhaps more significantly a big sophisticated party with a complicated cake.

  • Arranging Install Fest 2017

    Next Thursday at the auditorium of the School of Computer Science, we are going to install in more than 200 new students of the university FEDORA + GNOME, since during the first year they study algorithms, C programming and GNU/Linux in general.

  • Moving OpenStack beyond borders (and possibly to Mars)

    The inaugural OpenStack Days Poland event drew more than 300 users, upstream developers, operators and vendors to the Copernicus Science Center in the heart of Warsaw, Poland on March 22.

    Although Warsaw is Poland’s capital city—and according to “Forbes,” a hotbed of startups and multinational tech companies’ European branches—this meetup traces its roots west to Wroclaw, the Silicon Valley of Poland, according to some event speakers.

  • Pay it forward: Sign up for Speed Mentoring at the OpenStack Summit Boston

    After a successful launch at the Austin Summit, Speed Mentoring is back in action in Boston.

    Organized by the Women of OpenStack, it’s designed to be a lightweight mentoring initiative to provide technical or career guidance to beginners in the community. Mentees should already be part of the community; they should have gone through, or be familiar with Upstream Training.

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TuxMachines: today's howtos

Monday 27th of March 2017 08:43:16 AM

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Slashdot: Microsoft Continues Porting Visual C++ To Linux

Monday 27th of March 2017 08:02:46 AM

TuxMachines: Software: LibreELEC 8.0.1 (Kodi), MKVToolnix 10.0.0, Claws Mail 3.15)

Monday 27th of March 2017 07:57:50 AM
  • LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.0.1 MR

    LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.0.1 MR is available bringing Kodi v17.1, hardware support for the Raspberry Pi Zero W, improved software HEVC decoding on RPi3/CM3 hardware, driver support for Fe Pi audio cards, and support for Cirrus Logic DAC audio cards (thanks to @HiassofT). The bump to Kodi v17.1 resolves several upgrade and user-experience issues we have seen with the initial Kodi v17.0 release, and happiness is enhanced for users wearing an official LibreELEC tee-shirt or hoodie.

  • LibreELEC 8.0.1 Is Out Based on Kodi 17.1, Adds Support for Raspberry Pi Zero W

    LibreELEC developers announced the release and general availability of the first maintenance update to the major LibreELEC 8.0 stable series of the Linux-based operating system built around the Kodi open-source media center.

  • NetworkManager 1.8 to Support Handling of PINs for PKCS#11 Tokens as Secrets

    Lubomir Rintel announced that the development of the NetworkManager 1.8 major release has kicked off with the availability of the first snapshot, versioned 1.7.2, for public testing.

  • MKVToolnix 10.0.0 Open-Source MKV Manipulator Improves H.264 and H.265 Parsers

    MKVToolnix developer Moritz Bunkus released a new major branch of his popular, open-source and cross-platform MKV (Matroska) manipulation software, versioned 10.0.0.

  • Claws Mail 3.15.0

    Claws Mail is a GTK+ based, user-friendly, lightweight, and fast email client.

  • Claws Mail 3.15 Open-Source Email Client Brings New Hidden Preferences, Bugfixes

    Claws Mail, the lightweight and open-source GTK+ based email client for Linux, UNIX, and Windows operating systems, was updated recently to version 3.15.0, a maintenance update that adds new functionalities and addresses a lot of bugs.

    Claws Mail 3.15.0 comes more than four months after the first point release to the 3.14 series of the application, and among the new features implemented we can mention a bunch of options that should help users configure Claws Mail when opening a selected message, such as checkboxes on the Display and Summaries page of Preferences.

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TuxMachines: Games for GNU/Linux

Monday 27th of March 2017 07:53:02 AM
  • It looks like we may be getting a Planescape Torment Enhanced Edition

    Back in January Beamdog was looking for testers on a new game. Now the Planescape website has a countdown timer. It's legitimate too, as tweeted by the Beamdog and the D&D twitter accounts.

  • RTS game 'Deadhold' could come to Linux, considering an experimental Beta

    The developers of Deadhold [Steam, Official Site] want to support Linux and they are thinking about releasing an experimental Linux Beta.

  • Ten amazing Linux games you can play without WINE

    Those of us who have taken up the mantle of a Linux gamer know that our path is rarely easy. For a long time, few games were released for our chosen platform. Those that were shipped riddled with bugs, compatibility issues and rarely worked out of the box. Getting games to work require using WINE and deeply complex almost arcane workarounds to force windows games to work on our quirky systems. Unfortunately, games rarely worked well and usually required hours of complex tweaking in order to get them to function properly. To top this all of, there were graphics driver problems, optimization issues, peripherals rarely worked out of the box and our lives were generally difficult.

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LXer: FedEx Will Pay You $5 to Install Flash on Your Machine

Monday 27th of March 2017 07:51:26 AM
FedEx is making you an offer you can't afford to accept. It's offering to give you $5 (actually, it's a discount on orders over $30) if you'll just install Adobe Flash on your machine.

TuxMachines: Ubuntu-Based LXLE 16.04.2 Gets an RC Build, Promises to Be the Best Release Ever

Monday 27th of March 2017 07:50:02 AM

LXLE 16.04.2 is on its way to becoming the best release ever of the Ubuntu-based distribution built around the lightweight LXDE desktop environment, and it just received a Release Candidate (RC) build.

Continuing to get all the goodies from Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (Xenial Xerus), LXLE 16.04.2 Release Candidate is here only two weeks after the last Beta milestone, and adds quite a bunch of improvements and bug fixes. These include a reconfigured menu layout to be less cluttered for navigation, and a revamped Control Menu to act as a dynamic Control Panel.

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LXer: Protect Your Online Privacy With The Tor Browser Bundle

Monday 27th of March 2017 05:57:04 AM
For anyone looking to protect their privacy online, Tor is an invaluable tool. It is both one of the most reliable ways to hide your identity and one of the easiest to use.There are multiple different ways to use Tor, but the simplest and quickest is the Tor Browser bundle. It is a self-contained Tor installation coupled with a specially configured Firefox installation designed to get you up an running with as few hassles and as little configuration as possible.

Reddit: What happened to Linux Device Drivers 4th Edition?

Monday 27th of March 2017 04:40:59 AM

I've been searching, and the book "came" out, but I can't find it. For example, on the amazing amazon the third edition I can buy, and I can find the fourth edition which is not for sale, or is for sale for a ludicrous cost.

Jessica Mckellar is the author, and after some Googling I found her github with the Linux Device Drivers 4 source code!, and after reading through some of the Git commits I found that the repository is a clone of LDD3's code, but scrolling through the commit log shows updates / some modernization of certain examples, and some new content being injected into some sections. I found a older twitter post with a link to the books O'Rielly listing. Unfortunately the link she posted has a 404 currently. But I found an archive of that link in July 2015 (it should be out by then). While it is possible to pre-order, the books release date got pushed to November. After that, it got pushed another year. I tried my best to find archives around November 2016, but all I could find thats close is this which states November 2017, and after that the page went 404.

So I bring all of this (perhaps slightly creepy?) research asking where is the 4th edition? Did it get abandoned? It does look like this, but perhaps another author is picking the project up? Maybe I'm really out of the loop, but did Jessica say she stopped working on it? Perhaps people who have Twitter could reach out to her or any of the authors / send this post and see whats the status of the book?

Thanks everyone :)

Edit: Continued looking, I'll broaden my scope beyond Jessica McKellar because upon second glance of the cover there's Alessandro Rubini, Johnathan Corbet and Greg Kroah-Hartman as authors. I'll look some more and see if I can find anything else.

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LXer: Latest Linux Maker Boards Gamble on Diversity

Monday 27th of March 2017 04:02:42 AM
As usual, last week’s Embedded World show in Nuremberg, Germany was primarily focused on commercial embedded single board computers (SBCs), computer-on-modules, and rugged industrial systems for the OEM market. Yet, we also saw a growing number of community-backed maker boards, which, like most of the commercial boards, run Linux.

Reddit: Any mnemonics for the meaning of '<' and '>' in diff vs. rsync?

Monday 27th of March 2017 03:23:17 AM

This has always been on my mental 'mildly infuriating' list -- in diff output, '<' means "this line is in the first file" and '>' means "this line is in the second file"; in rsync -i output, '<' means "the file is being sent to remote" and '>' means "the file is being received from remote" -- that is, it's sort of backwards from diff, depending what you're doing.

How do you keep them straight? Or do you, like me, just give up and second-guess yourself and use vimdiff to be sure?

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Reddit: Use MOTD to notify me when a file is over a certain age

Monday 27th of March 2017 03:09:54 AM

I have a file on my PC that require compression with a password. I don't want to do anything in a script that will store the password in plaintext or anything. Is it possible to look for the age of the file with find <path> -mtime +7 and if that returns anything then modify the motd so that I can remind myself when to do this process to back this particular file up?

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LXer: Red Hat software-defined storage takes another step forward

Monday 27th of March 2017 02:08:20 AM
Red Hat has just released Red Hat Gluster Storage 3.2.

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