Hi, I thought about the emergence of Flatpak and its impact on the Linux ecosystem.
Do you think Flatpak will standardize the package availability of the big linux distribution in such a way that every package is available in every distro? Or am I missing something important? Of course this assumes every distro adopting Flatpaks for its repository.
In this case the days of distro hopping to get the specific package you need for your GPU, work etc. are finally over :)
Are you anticipating Flatpaks or are you critical about it, and which distro do you think will use Flatpaks?
I'm looking forward to a rich discussion!/u/asdflea
Debian's weboot ability is pretty cool. using the feature and some help from an article I was able to craft an iPXE script to boot Debian live over a network with anything from just CLI, GNOME3, XFCE, etc.How it seems to work:
Once the kernel + initrd are downloaded, and appropriate kernel arguments passed, the initrd seems to proceed to wget the specific squashfs image (with the caveat of wget failing to do propper DNS resolving so you have to use an IP address and not a domain name) depending on DE choice, then mount it and proceed to boot. I guess it's in a way similar to how Fedora/RHEL/CentOS/etc boot, but not quite the same thing. Regardless it's quite nice.submitted by /u/adriankoshcha
FOSSpost: Vivaldi is a cross-platform web browser based on the Blink engine (Same in Chrome and Chromium)
Arne Exton is informing us about the immediate availability for purchase of a new build of his RaspAnd operating system for Raspberry Pi single-board computers (SBCs), now based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
Last week marked the release of Intel's Beignet 1.3, their open-source project implementing OpenCL acceleration atop modern CPUs with HD/Iris Graphics. Significant with Beignet 1.3 is that they've finally implemented OpenCL 2.0 support! OpenCL 2.0 is now available for Skylake hardware and newer. Beignet 1.3 also has other new features, runtime improvements, LLVM 3.9 support, new extensions, and much more. Thus time for some benchmarking of this new Beignet release.
The Linux operating system underlies nearly every piece of technology in modern life, from phones to satellites to web searches to your car. For the Linux Foundation, openness is both a part of our core principles and also a matter of practicality. Linux, the largest cooperatively developed software project in history, is created by thousands of people from around the world and made available to anyone to use for free. The Linux Foundation also hosts dozens of other open source projects covering security, networking, cloud, automotive, blockchain and other areas. Last year, the Linux Foundation hosted over 20,000 people from 85 countries at more than 150 events. Open source is a fundamentally global activity but America has always served as the hub for innovation and collaboration. Linux’s creator, Linux Foundation Fellow Linus Torvalds, immigrated to America from Finland and became a citizen. The Administration's policy on immigration restrictions is antithetical to the values of openness and community that have enabled open source to succeed. I oppose the immigration ban.
So this week seemed very calm, and rc6 looked like it was going to be
a nice tiny release. Just like I want it.
... and then Friday happened, and the small and calm release candidate
somehow blew up to not be all that small after all.
Oh well. It's not like this is a new pattern - people end up pushing
me their work for the week on Friday, and that's been going on for a
few years by now, and I've mentioned it before. It was just even more
noticeable than usual.
A new set of installation mediums of the open-source, Arch Linux-based BlackArch penetration testing and ethical hacking GNU/Linux distribution arrived on January 28, 2017.
The Tor Project announced earlier this week the release of Tor Browser 6.5 as the newest stable version of the open-source and hardened web browser that utilizes the latest Tor technologies to keep your online presence anonymous at all times.