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Reddit: Old unix power tools

Saturday 3rd of February 2018 04:28:50 PM

Hello, I've recently found some old utils source code in a 'UNIX power tools' book I purchased. Most of the stuff is from 1992-1993, but I thought it might be interesting to examine.

It includes emacs 18.59, tcsh 6.03, bash 1.11 ( a version no longer even available on the gnu repository), and many more!

Since most of the software is gpl/ other permissive licenses, all the sources for the files are included. Most of the software is written in k&r or c89, but there are some sh and perl tools.

The whole cd can be downloaded here, the description includes a long list of software.

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Reddit: OpenLDAP Proxy -- rwm-map vs map

Saturday 3rd of February 2018 04:26:58 PM

Phoronix: Nouveau Hopes For Basic Vulkan Driver This Year, NVIDIA To Release Some New Docs Soon

Saturday 3rd of February 2018 03:17:27 PM
Open-source NVIDIA "Nouveau" driver developers Martin Peres, Pierre Moreau, and Karol Herbst took to the FOSDEM 2018 conference today to share a status update on their reverse-engineering and open-source driver writing work around this unofficial NVIDIA Linux driver...

LXer: Spectre/Meltdown Updates, Skype Snap, Red Hat's Open Brand Project and Happy Birthday to OSI!

Saturday 3rd of February 2018 03:12:34 PM
News updates for February 2, 2018.

TuxMachines: News About Red Hat's Takeover and Shares

Saturday 3rd of February 2018 02:59:12 PM

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Reddit: Why do distributions carry around so much legacy stuff and simply garbage?

Saturday 3rd of February 2018 02:51:58 PM

Even my really basic Debian installation carries around tons of stuff I don't know why I have it, and why the hack someone what's it. Who does Benchmarks with glgears? xcalc? zeistopnm? Seriously? bashbug, oh that one is quite a fancy mail template... and thats are just some examples.

It's not about the space (of course not) it just feels like the flat of a hoarder, just a little bit less orderly and systematic, the names are basically random letters. This mix of oddity and nostalgia I am pretty sure it has it's fans - but from a productivity standpoint I reject this philosophy.

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Reddit: Anyone else has problem updating Linux-ck?

Saturday 3rd of February 2018 02:41:31 PM

For others.. Is ck-kolivas down?

This doesn't seem to load in my browser.

For arch users.. Repo-ck doesn't seem to work for me! The Aur repo updates from the above link. I have problems with Repo-ck only for this update. It seemed to work till now.

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Reddit: GStreamer has grown a WebRTC implementation

Saturday 3rd of February 2018 01:52:47 PM

LXer: Tips for success when getting started with Ansible

Saturday 3rd of February 2018 01:29:38 PM
Ansible is an open source automation tool used to configure servers, install software, and perform a wide variety of IT tasks from one central location. It is a one-to-many agentless mechanism where all instructions are run from a control machine that communicates with remote clients over SSH, although other protocols are also supported.

Phoronix: KDE's Elisa Music Player Reaches Its Second Alpha

Saturday 3rd of February 2018 01:00:00 PM
There is no shortage of different KDE music/media player projects over the years but one of the most promising in recent times is Elisa. This week marks the second alpha release for the Elisa music player...

Phoronix: GTK+ 4.0 Targeted For Its Initial Release This Fall, GTK+ 5.0 Development To Follow

Saturday 3rd of February 2018 12:38:45 PM
A few days back I wrote about how GTK+ 4.0 is being talked about for release this year and now a bit more specific timeline is in place...

Reddit: VIM should really have been called VII instead

Saturday 3rd of February 2018 12:27:19 PM

Vii (Vi improved) is a better acronym than Vim (Vi improved).

But more importantly VII is the Roman numeral that comes after VI.

So Bram Moolenaar missed an excellent opportunity to name his editor to something really funny and original. I'm glad he did develop Vim though, its such a lovely editor.

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Phoronix: GLXVND Server Module / Server-Side GLVND Updated For X.Org Server

Saturday 3rd of February 2018 12:16:20 PM
For the better part of a year NVIDIA developers and Adam Jackson at Red Hat have been working on "server-side GLVND" and this new X.Org Server feature might finally be close to landing...

Phoronix: GStreamer Lands A WebRTC Plugin

Saturday 3rd of February 2018 12:04:47 PM
The GStreamer multimedia framework now has mainline support for WebRTC...

Phoronix: Keith Packard Exploring "Semi-Automatic Compositing" For The X.Org Server

Saturday 3rd of February 2018 11:53:15 AM
Keith Packard's latest work for Valve on improving the Linux display stack is on what he's exploring around "semi-automatic compositing" but at this point it's still a risky bet with the new protocol yet to be written...

LXer: Top 5: Saving old computers with Linux, an open source history lesson, and more

Saturday 3rd of February 2018 11:46:42 AM
We[he]#039[/he]re celebrating an important open source anniversary, a middle school that[he]#039[/he]s saving old computers with Linux, and more in this week[he]#039[/he]s top 5.

TuxMachines: today's leftovers

Saturday 3rd of February 2018 11:45:04 AM
  • Heptio launches its Kubernetes ‘un-distribution’

    Heptio holds a special place in the Kubernetes startup ecosystem. Its co-founders, Craig McLuckie and Joe Beda, are, after all, also two of the co-founders of the Kubernetes project (together with Brendan Burns), which launched inside of Google. Heptio also raised $8.5 million when it launched in 2016 (and another $25 million last year), but it was never quite clear what the company’s actual business plan looked like beyond offering training and professional services. That’s becoming quite a bit clearer now, though, as the company today announced the launch of the Heptio Kubernetes Subscription.

  • CIOs buried under mounting IT complexity: survey


    A global survey of 800 chief information officers by digital performance management company Dynatrace has found that a little more than three-quarters fear that the complexity of IT setups in organisations would soon make the management of digital performance impossible.  

  • Karen Sandler Delivered Keynote at

    Director Karen Sandler delivered a keynote "Six Years Later, or Hey, did you ever get the source code to that thing in your heart?" In her first LCA keynote 6 years ago, Karen first told the people of LCA about her heart condition and the defibrillator that she needed to have implanted. This year she described her continued quest to receive the source code for the software running in her defibrillator, and how far she has been able to get in obtaining the source code that she's been requesting for over a decade now.

    Karen discussed the continued impact that non-free software is having and will have on society, as people entrust more of their lives to it, whether that be in their self-driving cars or the litany of home appliances they have that are all starting to talk to each other, and how we can help curtail some of these problems through legislation and promoting free software licenses like the GPL.

  • Behind The Scenes – Linux Skype Alternatives Parody (2016)

    How I made the Linux Skype Alternatives A-Team Parody (2016) video.

  • The Big DRM Update Lands In Linux 4.16: DC Multi-Display Sync, More Cannonlake

    dding to the list of big feature additions for Linux 4.16 is the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) pull request that has already been honored by Linus Torvalds.

    DRM subsystem maintainer David Airlie refers to DRM for Linux 4.16 as a "comparatively quieter merge window", but there still is a lot of stuff in here for improving these open-source GPU/display kernel drivers. It is quieter though for open-source NVIDIA users with this pull not having any Nouveau DRM updates for Linux 4.16.

  • Wine 3.1 is now available to kick off another development cycle

    The Wine team officially announced today the release of Wine 3.1 to kick off the start of another development cycle for what will eventually be Wine 4.0.

  • Massively multiplayer cooperative game 'Dead Maze' to release this month

    Dead Maze [Steam, Official Site] is a colourful and quite interesting free MMO that has Linux support. It's currently in a closed beta, but they've now announced the release date for everyone.

  • Get Sid Meier's Civilization VI (Mac and Linux versions) For 50% Off
  • This week in Discover, part 4

    In preparation for the impending release of Plasma 5.12, this was a big bug-squashing week in Discover thanks to lead Developer Aleix Pol, who knocked out a huge number of reliability and stability issues in Discover! We also got in a few UI polish and usability improvements, too.

  • GNOME 3.28 Beta Is Next Week Marking The Feature/UI Freeze

    The GNOME 3.28 beta (v3.27.90) is due to happen next week that also marks a number of freezes for the desktop components ahead of the official release next month.

    GNOME 3.27.90 components are due by end of day Monday for making the beta release. At that time it also marks a lock on the API/ABI, user-interface and feature freeze, string change announcement period, and the beginning of assembling the release notes.

  • Red Hat undertakes radically open brand evolution project

    This year, Red Hat is embarking on a collaborative journey to upgrade and modernize our logo and brand system. The Open Brand Project is a transparent, inclusive and widely collaborative effort, open to everyone with a stake in Red Hat’s identity.

    Red Hat is a community-powered company. We depend on and serve the technologists who both build our products and use them. Upstream and downstream, people who work with us feel a sense of belonging, and their participation and collaborative partnership give them a sense of ownership. Our corporate logo is more than a trademark; it is a meaningful symbol closely tied to a powerful story. For us, our logo does more than represent our company;  a key part of our corporate identity is our commitment to software freedom. For many, the “secret agent” element of our logo, affectionately known as Shadowman, is an icon of the open source movement, as well as the personification of Red Hat’s unique culture.

  • Twin Capital Management Inc. Sells 38,579 Shares of Red Hat Inc (RHT)
  • Red Hat, Inc. (RHT) registers a price change of -0.58% while Castlight Health, Inc. (CSLT)
  • Red Hat Inc (RHT) Holdings Trimmed by Twin Capital Management Inc.
  • Compact Denverton-powered security appliance rocks 6x GbE ports

    Aaeon unveiled an “FWS-2360” network security appliance based on Intel’s server-class Atom C3000 SoCs. The compact, fanless device offers 6x GbE ports, 1x SATA 6.0Gb/s, 2x USB3.0, up to 32GB ECC RAM, 16GB eMMC, and a 2.5-inch drive bay.

    The FWS-2360 network security appliance is the latest in a long line of Aaeon fanless desktop network appliances. Others we’ve encountered include the Apollo Lake-based FWS-2272, Braswell-powered FWS-2260, and Bay Trail-driven FWS-2251 and FWS-2250.

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TuxMachines: OSS Leftovers

Saturday 3rd of February 2018 11:27:42 AM
  • ADLINK Delivers Open-Source DDS Platform
  • Securing the guts of the Gits with GitLab

    GitLab is expanding… but what is its position in the total source code repository management universe?

    Let’s draw a couple of lines first with a nod to the SESYNC research support community for its clarification.

    GitHub open source and free.

  • 5 blockchain statistics: CIO reality check

    A group of healthcare CIOs picked blockchain as the most over-hyped technology trend of the moment.

  • Broadcom Releases Open Source Software Development Kit for Data Center Switches [Ed: SDK is not enough. The underlying platform is proprietary.]

    Broadcom released an open source software development kit (SDK) based on its Tomahawk Ethernet switch silicon.

    The first version of the kit, called SDKLT, will allow developers to customize their use of Tomahawk, the company’s data center top-of-rack and fabric device. However, “this technology could be applied on any current and future Broadcom ASICs,” said Eli Karpilovski, director of marketing, core switch group at Broadcom. “You should expect to see more devices coming up. I expect to see this ecosystem expand.”

  • Funds Electron Cash Team to Develop Bitcoin Cash Open Source Projects With nChain
  • “SSH Mastery 2/e” copyedits back
  • Start Your Apollo Collection with an Open Source DSKY

    Given that there have been only six manned moon landings, and that almost all of the hardware that started on the launch pad was discarded along the way, getting your hands on flown hardware is not generally the business of mere mortals. Such artifacts are mostly in museums or in the hands of very rich private collectors. Enthusiasts have to settle for replicas like this open source Apollo Guidance Computer DSKY.

    The DSKY, or Display and Keyboard, was the user interface for the Apollo Guidance Computer, that marvel of 1960s computer engineering that was purpose-built to control the guidance and navigation of the Command and Lunar Excursion modules. [ST-Geotronics] has made a decent replica of the DSKY using 3D-printed parts for the housing and bezel. There’s a custom PCB inside that houses a matrix of Neopixels for the indicator light panel and seven-segment LEDs for the numeric displays. Sadly but understandably, the original electroluminescent display could not be reproduced, but luckily [Fran Blanche] is working on just that project these days. The three-segment displays for the plus and minus signs in the numeric displays proved impossible to source commercially, so the team had to roll their own for that authentic look. With laser cut and engraved overlays for the displays and keycaps, the look is very realistic, and the software even implements a few AGC-like functions.

  • Open-Source IP in Government Electronics

    At the RISC-V conference late last year, one of the keynotes was by Linton Salmon titled A Perspective on the Role of Open-Source IP in Government Electronic Systems. It was not specifically about RISC-V, although the RISC-V ISA and many of the implementations to date (but not all) are open source.

  • PHPUnit 7.0

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OSS Leftovers

  • Sunjun partners with Collabora to offer LibreOffice in the Cloud
  • Tackling the most important issue in a DevOps transformation
    You've been appointed the DevOps champion in your organisation: congratulations. So, what's the most important issue that you need to address?
  • PSBJ Innovator of the Year: Hacking cells at the Allen Institute
  • SUNY math professor makes the case for free and open educational resources
    The open educational resources (OER) movement has been gaining momentum over the past few years, as educators—from kindergarten classes to graduate schools—turn to free and open source educational content to counter the high cost of textbooks. Over the past year, the pace has accelerated. In 2017, OERs were a featured topic at the high-profile SXSW EDU Conference and Festival. Also last year, New York State generated a lot of excitement when it made an $8 million investment in developing OERs, with the goal of lowering the costs of college education in the state. David Usinski, a math and computer science professor and assistant chair of developmental education at the State University of New York's Erie Community College, is an advocate of OER content in the classroom. Before he joined SUNY Erie's staff in 2007, he spent a few years working for the Erie County public school system as a technology staff developer, training teachers how to infuse technology into the classroom.

Mozilla: Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society, New AirMozilla Audience Demo, Firefox Telemetry

  • Net Neutrality, NSF and Mozilla's WINS Challenge Winners, openSUSE Updates and More
    The National Science Foundation and Mozilla recently announced the first round of winners from their Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society (WINS) challenges—$2 million in prizes for "big ideas to connect the unconnected across the US". According to the press release, the winners "are building mesh networks, solar-powered Wi-Fi, and network infrastructure that fits inside a single backpack" and that the common denominator for all of them is "they're affordable, scalable, open-source and secure."
  • New AirMozilla Audience Demo
    The legacy AirMozilla platform will be decommissioned later this year. The reasons for the change are multiple; however, the urgency of the change is driven by deprecated support of both the complex back-end infrastructure by IT and the user interface by Firefox engineering teams in 2016. Additional reasons include a complex user workflow resulting in a poor user experience, no self-service model, poor usability metrics and a lack of integrated, required features.
  • Perplexing Graphs: The Case of the 0KB Virtual Memory Allocations
    Every Monday and Thursday around 3pm I check dev-telemetry-alerts to see if there have been any changes detected in the distribution of any of the 1500-or-so pieces of anonymous usage statistics we record in Firefox using Firefox Telemetry.

Games: All Walls Must Fall, Tales of Maj'Eyal

  • All Walls Must Fall, the quirky tech-noir tactics game, comes out of Early Access
    This isometric tactical RPG blends in sci-fi, a Cold War that never ended and lots of spirited action. It’s powered by Unreal Engine 4 and has good Linux support.
  • Non-Linux FOSS: Tales of Maj'Eyal
    I love gaming, but I have two main problems with being a gamer. First, I'm terrible at video games. Really. Second, I don't have the time to invest in order to increase my skills. So for me, a game that is easy to get started with while also providing an extensive gaming experience is key. It's also fairly rare. All the great games tend to have a horribly steep learning curve, and all the simple games seem to involve crushing candy. Thankfully, there are a few games like Tales of Maj'Eyal that are complex but with a really easy learning curve.

KDE and GNOME: KDE Discover, Okular, Librsvg, and Phone's UI Shell

  • This week in Discover, part 7
    The quest to make Discover the most-loved Linux app store continues at Warp 9 speed! You may laugh, but it’s happening! Mark my words, in a year Discover will be a beloved crown jewel of the KDE experience.
  • Okular gains some more JavaScript support
    With it we support recalculation of some fields based on others. An example that calculates sum, average, product, minimum and maximum of three numbers can be found in this youtube video.
  • Librsvg's continuous integration pipeline
    With the pre-built images, and caching of Rust artifacts, Jordan was able to reduce the time for the "test on every commit" builds from around 20 minutes, to little under 4 minutes in the current iteration. This will get even faster if the builds start using ccache and parallel builds from GNU make. Currently we have a problem in that tests are failing on 32-bit builds, and haven't had a chance to investigate the root cause. Hopefully we can add 32-bit jobs to the CI pipeline to catch this breakage as soon as possible.
  • Design report #3: designing the UI Shell, part 2
    Peter has been quite busy thinking about the most ergonomic mobile gestures and came up with a complete UI shell design. While the last design report was describing the design of the lock screen and the home screen, we will discuss here about navigating within the different features of the shell.