WebKitGTK+, a version of the WebKit open source web engine that uses GTK+ as its user-facing frontend, has reached version 2.5.2.
Where do you guys keep downloaded programs? The ones that need to be extracted and are (sometimes) ready to work from their directory? Most of the time you also add the directory or a subdirectory (e.g. bin/) to the path variable as well.
I personally put them in my home folder, but I was wondering what is the common practice about such things.
Example of such programs: gradle, eclipsesubmitted by _____R_____
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So, do you guys think that there would be any interest in a linux blog about a total linux laymen learning the ropes? This would not be a "10 things to install after installing" whatever or a distro review site. It would be a site to prove that linux and OpenSource cannot only be installed and operated by a laymen, but also provide a throughly enjoyable desktop experience.
Your thoughts?submitted by BobsYourUnc
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Reddit: Does the technical qualities of systemd worth the cost of flexibility and diversity for our ecosystem?
I'm not gonna talk about the pure technical side, because from the recent debates here I concluded that globally systemd solves much more technical problems than it creates, also the adoption by distros tends to confirm that.
But I noted that there are many criticizes over 1 the "fuck portability" decision and 2 other key projects in the ecosystem that now depends on systemd. Why refuse external contributions to make systemd more portable? What sense does it make in our ecosystem to limit interoperability and extend the gap with BSD for example? Is that really a good choice for other key projects to force the move to one init system because it brings many good things now? Won't it be harder in the future to respond to new needs?
Those choices for me seems really ecosystem unfriendly (if you disagree, please explain me). Are the technical benefits worth the cost over the long term for our ecosystem? (I.e. making a strong dependency between our distros and key other projects with a project whose governance seems quite controversial)
I am really exited about the features of systemd but I still have concerns about the two issues mentioned above. Please enlighten me, I'm really in love with the FOSS ecosystem because of its diversity and I need to be reassured that this move is worthwhile on the long run.submitted by tuxayo
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What is a zombie shuffling desk? What does the d in systemd stand for? Test your knowledge of these trivia questions and watch your fellow Linux community members attempt to answer.
Similar to the kernel states of having a tainted kernel for using binary blob kernel modules or unsigned modules, a new tainting method has been proposed for warning the user about potentially adverse kernel performance.
Dave Hansen of Intel has proposed a new "TAINT_PERFORMANCE" for the kernel that would proactively print a warning message about not using the kernel for any performance measurements. Dave explained in his RFC announcement, "I have more than once myself been the victim of an accidentally-enabled kernel configuration option being mistaken for a true performance problem. I'm sure I've also taken profiles or performance measurements and assumed they were real-world when really I was measuring the performance with an option that nobody turns on in production. A warning like this late in boot will help remind folks when these kinds of things are enabled."