- WebExtensions in Firefox 48
Mozilla's WebExtensions API Is In Good Shape For Firefox 48
Mozilla has announced that for Firefox 48 their WebExtensions API is considered to be in a stable state. They encourage developers looking to develop browser add-ons to begin using this new API.
WebExtensions is an API for implementing new browser add-ons/extensions that makes it easier to port to/from other browsers, is compatible with Firefox's Electroloysis, and should be easier to work with than the current APIs. In particular, Google designed portions of the WebExtensions API around Google's Blink extension API.
Mozilla a Step Closer to Thunderbird Decision
The good news is that the folks at Mozilla seem to be determined to find Thunderbird a good home where it will be able to grow and find newfound success. This isn’t surprising. As Surman pointed out in his post, the project is quite popular among those associated with the foundation — but that popularity is also contributing to the problem Mozilla has with keeping the project in-house.
Google probably is the one company singlehandedly responsible in spreading the Linux kernel across the world. But as some already know, both Android and Chrome OS take a different approach to the normal Linux distros available, with their own custom walled ecosystem for each operating system.
Do you feel that what Google is doing is for the best for the Linux community? Or do you feel that Google is tainting the spirit of Linux when coming up with products like Chrome OS?
Also do you think other big companies would use Linux in a similar fashion to help build their own ecosystem? If so, who do you think would do this?submitted by /u/luxtabula
I need some software for my work/PhD which runs only under Linux. I've tested it in a virtual machine and everything I need runs fine on ubuntu, but I would prefer having a real machine instead of a virtual one, since it would have some advantages for me.
So right now I'm searching for either something like a raspberry or a small HTPC but I'm having a hard time finding something that would fit my needs.
In the end what I would like to do is having it running 24/7, using it mostly over ssh and what it does is running a very low ressource demanding program and I'm mainly handling text files (grep and stuff, up to 30mb files, so not very hard things to do).
Does anyone have recommendations?
Thanks a lotsubmitted by /u/FalconX88
Reddit: Any suggestions for up-to-date resources on driver development for modern Linux kernel releases?
I've been learning Linux driver development from LDD3 and patiently (or I guess, slightly frustratedly) waiting for LDD4 with its constantly delayed release date.
I've had good luck in getting a slightly more up-to-date picture by looking at the changes in more recent kernels due to the work done in the following repos:
- https://github.com/martinezjavier/ldd3 (now also getting a bit outdated)
- https://github.com/duxing2007/ldd3-examples-3.x (very up to date)
- https://github.com/jesstess/ldd4 (the repo of the eventual first author of LDD4)
For general Linux kernel architecture I've been using mostly Robert Love's LKD book as a reference. The question is, short of the uncertain wait for LDD4, is there any centralized location I can turn to to make sure that I am learning a fairly up-to-date picture of all the interfaces as they stand now? The alternative would be to focus in on 2.6.10 which is the starting point for the last known comprehensive tutorial/introduction in LDD3 and then to work my way through the changelogs of each intervening release (but I'd rather avoid the additional cognitive load in addition to learning new concepts in the first place).
Any thoughts/pointers would be greatly appreciated!submitted by /u/unix-like
Hi I am a total noob to linux and the raspberry pi. have managed to install raspbian but for some reason even though I seemed to enter the correct password to my wifi router and it seems to be showing as connected in raspbian, my browser isn't working. please helpsubmitted by /u/MC_Samson
OpenStack Summit Returns to Austin With Much Fanfare
Back in July 2010, 75 developers gathered at the Omni hotel here for the very first OpenStack Summit. At the time, OpenStack was in the earliest stages of development. In April 2016, OpenStack returned to Austin in triumph as the de facto standard for private cloud deployment and the platform of choice for a significant share of the Fortune 100 companies. About 7,500 people from companies of all sizes from all over the world attended the 2016 OpenStack Summit in Austin from April 25 to April 29. In 2010, there were no users, because there wasn't much code running, but in 2016, that has changed. Among the many OpenStack users speaking at the summit were executives from Verizon and Volkswagen Group. While the genesis of OpenStack was a joint effort between NASA and Rackspace, the 2016 summit was sponsored by some of the biggest names in technology today—including IBM, Cisco, Dell, EMC and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some highlights of the 2016 OpenStack Summit.
A Look Into IBM's OpenStack Meritocracy
Angel Diaz, IBM vice president of Cloud Architecture and Technology, discusses how Big Blue has earned its place in the OpenStack community.
OpenStack cloud’s “killer use case”: Telcos and NFV
Today, 114 petabytes of data traverse AT&T's network daily, and the carrier predicts a 10x increase in traffic by 2020.
To help manage this, AT&T is transitioning from purpose-built appliances to white boxes running open source software. And according to AT&T Senior Vice President of Software Development and Engineering Sarabh Saxena, OpenStack has been a key part of this shift.
Cross-post with archlinux
I'm wondering if anybody out there has managed full disk encryption on the Dell Chromebook 13. Omitting full disk encryption, I'm successfully completing a base Arch install.
I've tried two approaches to full disk encryption, most recently these instructions
In both attempts, I get a lock-up at the grub hand-off to the initramfs image. Attempts to achieve debug output in the hand-off have failed, even up to including hand-edit of the initramfs init script to add echo statements to all early steps. None of the echo statements fire, so I'm not getting even to the init script of the initramfs.
I am running SeaBIOS. I have concerns that the chromebook security features (pre-SeaBIOS execution) may be interfering, but I lack in-depth understanding to know the delta between a vanilla DOS / BIOS boot vs the full disk encryption boot.
Thought I would see if anybody else had success. Else I'll fall back and just encrypt /home I suppose.submitted by /u/bonk_or_boink