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LXer: How to migrate from ownCloud to Nextcloud

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 10:12:50 PM
Nextcloud is a fork of ownCloud which is quickly gaining in popularity and many ownCloud users are migrating from ownCloud to Nextcloud.

TuxMachines: Why Pixar open sourced its 3D graphics technology

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 10:10:59 PM

Pixar Animation Studios has open sourced its Universal Scene Description (USD) technology. USD is an extremely powerful toolset that helps filmmakers in reading, writing, editing, and rapidly previewing 3D scene data.

“USD is the core of Pixar's 3D graphics pipeline, used in every 3D authoring and rendering application, including Pixar's proprietary Presto animation system,” according to Pixar.

USD is aimed at performance and large-scale collaboration among many artists that makes it ideal for the complex modern pipeline, allowing dozens of creative people working on the same project.

One of the most notable features of USD is Hydra, a high-performance preview renderer capable of interactively displaying large data sets.

Pixar engineers gave a live demo of USD at SIGGRAPH 2016, International Conference and exhibition on Computer Graphics & Interactive Techniques. The demo shows real time rendering capabilities of USD technologies.

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TuxMachines: FreeBSD Now Has A Port For CentOS 7 Binary Support

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 09:57:28 PM

We've known for a while that FreeBSD has been working on a CentOS 7 compatibility layer while now that work has finally landed in FreeBSD ports.

As of yesterday, linux_base-c7 landed in ports for installing the CentOS 7 base packages. This will allow running newer Linux binaries built for modern CentOS/RHEL 7 era systems on FreeBSD, assuming the source isn't available or isn't compatible natively with FreeBSD. Previously CentOS 6 was the default port used for this Linux binary compatibility with FreeBSD.

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Phoronix: Vulkan 1.0.26 Released

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 09:41:15 PM
Vulkan 1.0.26 was released as the first update to the Vulkan 1.0 API for September...

LXer: feren OS 2016.2 Screenshot Tour

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 09:09:56 PM
I'm now proud to announce the immediate availability of feren OS 2016.2, the best feren OS version yet, with many new modifications to make feren OS much, much better than before, new and the latest and greatest of Linux Applications, bug fixes everywhere, a new Linux Mint 18 base, and many, many cool new changes from 2016.1. feren OS is a desktop distribution based on Linux Mint.

TuxMachines: Wayland in KDE Neon

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 09:03:30 PM
  • KDE Neon dev/unstable switching to Wayland by default

    During this year’s Akademy we had a few discussions about Wayland, and the Plasma and Neon team decided to switch Neon developer unstable edition to Wayland by default soonish.

    There are still a few things in the stack which need to be shaken out – we need a newer Xwayland in Neon, we want to wait for Plasma 5.8 to be released, we need to get the latest QtWayland 5.7 build, etc. etc.

  • KDE Neon Developer OS Switches To Plasma Wayland By Default

    KDE developers have decided to switch to Wayland by default for KDE Neon's unstable/developer OS.

    KDE Neon, of course, is the project providing daily spins of the bleeding-edge Ubuntu packages atop Ubuntu. Now moving forward with the new developer/unstable packages is the usage of KDE Plasma on Wayland by default.

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TuxMachines: Linux Kernel and Graphics News

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 09:01:53 PM
  • Next steps for Gmane

    We’ve rebuilt the storage system using ElasticSearch as the document store. We have used it for many projects and have nothing but a good. The site is currently a mixture of Python and PHP, the priority has been given to get the original functionality back in place; then work with the community to decide which of the Gmane interfaces are relevant and what we need to change to bring it up-to-date.

    We’ll do our utmost to continue in Lars’ footsteps, his hardwork and dedication to maintain this valuable Internet resource.

    Thank you Lars for the hardwork that you’ve put into Gmane over the past nearly two decades, all of the Gmane users are greatful to you!

  • Audio workshop accepted for Linux Plumbers Conference and Kernel Summit

    Audio is an increasingly important component of the Linux plumbing, given increased use of Linux for media workloads and of the Linux kernel for smartphones. Topics include low-latency audio, use of the clock API, propagating digital configuration through dynamic audio power management (DAPM), integration of HDA and ASoC, SoundWire ALSA use-case managemer (UCM) scalability, standardizing HDMI and DisplayPort interfaces, Media Controller API integration, and a number of topics relating to the multiple userspace users of Linux-kernel audio, including Android and ChromeOS as well as the various desktop-oriented Linux distributions.

  • Mainline Explicit Fencing – part 1
  • Improved Tear-Free Rendering For Radeon DDX With PRIME

    For those making use of the xf86-video-ati DDX driver in a PRIME-capable system with Radeon GPU, there's more effective tear-free rendering support with the latest development code.

  • A Mesa Fix Lands To Take Care Of The R9 290 Issue, Intel/Radeon Performance Problems

    A fix landed in Mesa Git today that should address various performance issues people have been seeing in different rare setups. The fix mostly seems to be for Radeon/Intel users seeing low performance recently with glxgears but also appears to help those affected by the much talked about R9 290 regression.

    The fix by Michel Dänzer is loader/dri3: Always use at least two back buffers. Michel commented on the simple change, "This can make a significant difference for performance with some extreme test cases such as vblank_mode=0 glxgears."

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LXer: New tech event, Abstractions is forward-thinking

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 08:07:02 PM
The folks at Code & Supply put on a fantastic inaugural event in Pittsburgh this year. They sold 1500 tickets, their maximum, a few weeks before the event took place in downtown Pittsburgh at the Westin Conference Center. Pittsburgh is a walkable city with beautiful soaring art-deco buildings and approachable eateries. Residents of other riparian cities will feel right at home with it's sporadic grids and pleasant, but not overwhelming, humidity. read more

TuxMachines: Advanced Search and Replace with the Kate Text Editor

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 07:46:07 PM

The powerhouse Kate text editor has advanced search-and-replace, including support for escape sequences and regular expressions, so you can make complex corrections without leaving your document.

The Kate text editor is my favorite and has been my main workhorse for years. Kate has a lot of great features and is friendly to both touch-typing and pointy-clicky. It doesn't quite have the eleventy-million features of Vim or Emacs, but then you don't need the dexterity of a concert pianist to use it, either. I think it is the most user-friendly of the powerhouse text editors. Some of its noteworthy features are:

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TuxMachines: 2016 LiFT Scholarship Winner Luis Camacho Caballero: Preserving Amazon Languages with Linux

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 07:41:43 PM

Luis Camacho Caballero is working on a project to preserve endangered South American languages by porting them to computational systems through automatic speech recognition using Linux-based systems. He was one of 14 aspiring IT professionals to receive a 2016 Linux Foundation Training (LiFT) scholarship, announced last month.

Luis, who is from Peru, has been using Linux since 1998, and appreciates that it is built and maintained by a large number of individuals working together to increase knowledge. Through his language preservation project, he hopes to have the first language, Quechua, the language of his grandparents, completed by the end of 2017, and then plans to expand to other Amazonian languages.

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TuxMachines: Best Linux Distros for Developers

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 07:38:02 PM

One of the common questions I get asked is "which Linux distro is best for developers?" The short answer is that it depends. The long answer takes the form of this article. This piece will dive into the different Linux distros favored by developers. It'll also provide some insight as to why there is no automatic (simple) answer for why one developer chooses one distro over another.

To provide a more accurate look at this entire situation, I'm going to provide a break down of each consideration when making a developer friendly Linux distro selection. As you read, one must start off with the right development applications. Without these, selecting a distro is meaningless.

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Reddit: Linux on mobile?

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 07:33:57 PM

Google is taking a scary route with proprietary blobs. Is there an actual Linux alternative? Ubuntu Phone is buggy and doesn't run on much. Tizen seems promising but it's still in development and looking to be available for phones.

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LXer: NordVPN for Android

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 07:04:08 PM
The prospect of privacy protection and occulting your smartphone's IPaddress with a VPN are sufficient selling points, but the ability to watchyour Spanish-dubbed Turkish telenovellas while on the beach in Tahiti shouldseal the deal for real.

LXer: How to Install Django 1.10 on Ubuntu 16.04

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 06:01:14 PM
Django is a web application framework written in python that follows the MVC (Model-View-Controller) architecture, it is available for free and released under an open source license. In this tutorial, we will install Django 1.10 on a Ubuntu 16.04 server. Django can be installed on a server in many ways, in this tutorial, I will show you to install it with pip, virtualenv and directly from the Django GIT sources. Finally, I will show you the first steps to start a new project with the Django web framework.

LinuxToday: How To Install Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana (ELK Stack) on CentOS/RHEL 7

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 06:00:00 PM

 tecmint: In this article we will walk you through the process of setting up an ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana) stack to collect the system logs sent by two clients, a CentOS 7 and a Debian 8 machines.

Reddit: Found some old Loki Linux Games in my closet.

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 05:57:15 PM

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Leftovers: Software

  • KDE Kirigami 1.1 UI Framework Released
  • [GNOME Maps:] Planning a trip
  • Etcher Image Writer Is Now Better Than Ever
    Back in may we spotlighted Etcher, a stylish open-source USB image writer app for Windows, macOS and Linux. In the months since our feature the app has released a over 10 small beta updates, with Etcher 1.5 Beta being the most recent release at the time of writing.
  • Audacious 3.8 released
    Audacious 3.8 was released on September 21, 2016.
  • New Version of Audacious Music Player Released
    A new version of Audacious, a popular lightweight audio player, is now available for download. Audacious 3.8 introduces a small set of features, including the ability to run more than one instance of the app at the same time. Quite why… no idea. New audtool commands have been added, including stream recording toggles, and cue sheet support is said to be “more seamless”.
  • Rambox Puts All Your Favorite Messaging Services In One App
    Rambox is a free, open-source messaging and email app that groups all your favourite web apps into one easy-to-manage window. Sound familiar? We’ve highlighted apps like Rambox before, with Franz and the Gmail-specific Wmail being but two.
  • Stylish Markdown Editor ‘Typora’ Is Now Available for Ubuntu
    In the market for a desktop markdown editor for Linux? You may have helped but notice that you’re rather spoilt for choice. From Abricotine and Scratch to Simplenote, Springseed and Remarkable. Even Gedit can render markdown with the right plugin! With so much choice it can be difficult to know which app to pick.
  • YoutPlayer Floats Your Fave YouTube Videos on The Desktop [Ed: just an Electron app]
    Looking for a neat-o way to play YouTube playlists on your desktop, outside your browser? Take a looksie at Yout, an Electron app that lets you add and watch YouTube playlists on your desktop, floating window stylee. Yout is not the most user-friendly of apps.

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Leftovers: Gaming

  • Avoid the pile-up in 'Clustertruck', a first-person platformer with day-1 Linux support, it's great
    We have been steadily getting more 3D "beat the timer" games where you're up against others times, which is great because they really can be fun. I do love getting competitive in certain games, especially with some of my Steam friends and friends in the wider community. Games like this recently have been something I've been repeatedly going back to for a break from life. Clustertruck is not only about beating the times of other people, but it's also a "the floor is lava" game, so if you touch the floor you have to start again. The really funny thing is that the safe pads are moving trucks you have to keep up with. You can at least grab onto the back of a truck if you just about touch it, so it's not always instant death.
  • Fusion 3, the next generation game engine and editor from Clickteam will support Linux
    The difference between their tools and others, is the event system. Instead of needing to program every single line, you can stack up events and link them together to create a game. It works quite well and I'm pretty excited to give Fusion 3 a go on Linux myself to see what random games I can create for fun.