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Systemd 230 Is Upsetting Some Over Its KillUserProcess Setting

Saturday 28th of May 2016 04:29:14 PM
Systemd 230 was released just last week and it has taken heat not only for opening up FBDEV to potential security issues, which already reverted, but also for changing the default behavior of user processes...

OpenGL Tessellation Is Significantly Faster Now On AMD RadeonSI Gallium3D

Saturday 28th of May 2016 03:55:20 PM
Thanks to new code that appeared in Mesa Git this week, games/demos relying upon OpenGL tessellation are significantly faster now with this new code...

Anonabox Tunneler & Pro: Helping You Stay Anonymous Online

Saturday 28th of May 2016 03:00:00 PM
Given our open-source/Linux reader base and many of our readers being very privacy-minded, Anonabox sent over their Tunneler and Pro products for us to try out. The Anonabox Tunneler is a WiFi VPN router and the Anonabox Pro is a WiFi Tor and VPN router.

Linux 4.7 Adds PMC Driver For Intel Core SoCs

Saturday 28th of May 2016 02:05:35 PM
One of the last pull requests to cover for the Linux 4.7 merge window is Darren Hart's platform-drivers-x86 updates...

Vulkan Continues In Their Weekly Cadence: Vulkan 1.0.15 Released

Saturday 28th of May 2016 01:30:00 PM
The Khronos Group doesn't appear to be letting down in their weekly release cadence for new point releases to the Vulkan 1.0.x specification...

Linux 4.7 To Support The Expensive Xbox One Elite Controller

Saturday 28th of May 2016 12:19:50 PM
The Linux 4.7 kernel is going to include out-of-the-box support for Microsoft's Xbox One Elite Controller...

More Sound Updates Playing For Linux 4.7

Saturday 28th of May 2016 12:10:56 PM
Last week Takashi Iwai of SUSE sent in the main audio/sound changes for the Linux 4.7 kernel but with the 4.7 merge window not being quite over yet, he's sent in a second helping of sound driver updates...

NetBSD 7.0.1 Brings Bug & Security Fixes

Saturday 28th of May 2016 11:57:28 AM
NetBSD 7.0.1 is now available as the first point release to NetBSD 7.0 that happened last October...

Intel's Mesa Driver Should Have Compute Working For All Hardware Back To Ivy Bridge

Saturday 28th of May 2016 11:49:05 AM
Francisco Jerez of Intel was pushing his SIMD32 changes into Mesa Git over night and benefits the driver's ARB_compute_shader support...

New Gentoo LiveDVD Released, Powered By Linux 4.5 & Supports ZFS

Saturday 28th of May 2016 01:22:40 AM
It's been quite a while since the last Gentoo LiveDVD release, but a new image has surfaced this weekend as Gentoo 20160514 and codenamed the "Choice Edition" release...

Nouveau NVC0 & RadeonSI Now Officially Expose OpenGL 4.3

Friday 27th of May 2016 09:02:19 PM
Their drivers have basically been at OpenGL 4.3 compliance for a few days now, but today the switch was finally made where the Nouveau NVC0 and RadeonSI Gallium3D drivers are officially advertising OpenGL 4.3 support...

NVIDIA CUDA 8 Release Candidate Now Available

Friday 27th of May 2016 08:22:35 PM
With the GeForce GTX 1080 now shipping, NVIDIA has made public the release candidate for CUDA 8...

12-Way NVIDIA GeForce Comparison For F1 2015 On Linux

Friday 27th of May 2016 07:00:00 PM
While the F1 2015 Formula One racing game was released for Windows last year, only yesterday was the Linux port released by Feral Interactive. Given the high requirements for F1 2015 on Linux with this OpenGL port, I decided to test this racing game on a range of NVIDIA graphics cards under Ubuntu Linux. Yep, only NVIDIA tests this round as the game doesn't work yet with the AMD Linux drivers.

Wine 1.9.11 Has Direct3D 11 Improvements

Friday 27th of May 2016 03:07:30 PM
Out now is Wine 1.9.11 and its release has improvements in its Direct3D 11 support, but still it doesn't appear that Wine is ready yet for handling all the latest D3D11 AAA games...

GeForce GTX 1080 Pascal Cards Go Up For Sale Today

Friday 27th of May 2016 03:00:00 PM
This morning the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Founder's Edition cards are available for sale as well as various GTX 1080 cards offered by AIB partners...

Linux 4.7 Adding DP++ Dongle Detection For The Intel DRM Driver

Friday 27th of May 2016 02:42:40 PM
Following the DRM feature pull for Linux 4.7 sent at the beginning of the week, David Airlie has now sent in a batch of "DRM fixes" for Linux 4.7 that does include some new functionality too...

GNOME 3.21.2 Released With More Wayland Improvements, Flatpak

Friday 27th of May 2016 01:04:48 PM
GNOME 3.21.2 was released this morning as the latest development version of the desktop leading up to September's release of GNOME 3.22...

X.Org's Indirect GLX State Is Frightening Researchers

Friday 27th of May 2016 12:12:03 PM
Researchers and scientists appear up in arms this week over the state of Indirect GLX (IGLX) in the X.Org Server and the potential they'd lose the remote OpenGL rendering support they've been accustomed to using for seeing visualizations from clusters / super-computers on their workstations...

Intel Brings Beignet To Android For OpenCL Compute

Friday 27th of May 2016 11:48:23 AM
The Intel China team maintaining Beignet, the open-source OpenCL driver implementation for modern Intel graphics on Linux, has landed the code for supporting this implementation on Android...

VIA OpenChrome Driver Has A Roadmap, But Only One Developer

Friday 27th of May 2016 11:31:14 AM
The OpenChrome project has long aspired to having a mainline DRM/KMS driver but that original developer since left. These days OpenChrome is down to basically one developer left working on this open-source driver for VIA x86 graphics hardware...

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today's leftovers

  • 6 Excellent Console Linux File Managers
    A console application is computer software which can be used with a text-only computer interface, the command line interface, or a text-based interface included within a graphical user interface operating system, such as a terminal emulator (such as GNOME Terminal or the aforementioned Terminator). Whereas a graphical user interface application generally involves using the mouse and keyboard (or touch control), with a console application the primary (and often only) input method is the keyboard. Many console applications are command line tools, but there is a wealth of software that has a text-based user interface making use of ncurses, a library which allow programmers to write text-based user interfaces.
  • PHP Tour 2016 Clermont-Ferrand
  • Enlightenment's EFL Getting New DRM Library
    Chris Michael of Samsung has been working on a new DRM library for the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries (EFL) with a number of improvements. The initial implementation of this new library, Ecore_Drm2, has been added to EFL Git.
  • Antergos 2016.05.28 Screenshot Tour
  • Gentoo Linux 20160514 Screenshot Tour
  • First coding week with openSUSE, Google Summer of Code
    Embedded below is the blog of Google Summer of Code student Martin Garcia Monterde. Martin detailed his first week coding with openSUSE and the Google Summer of Code.
  • OpenPHT 1.5.2 for Debian/sid
    I have updated the openpht repository with builds of OpenPHT 1.5.2 for Debian/sid for both amd64 and i386 architecture. For those who have forgotten it, OpenPHT is the open source fork of Plex Home Theater that is used on RasPlex, see my last post concerning OpenPHT for details.
  • vcswatch is now looking for tags
    About a week ago, I extended vcswatch to also look at tags in git repositories. Previously, it was solely paying attention to the version number in the top paragraph in debian/changelog, and would alert if that version didn't match the package version in Debian unstable or experimental. The idea is that "UNRELEASED" versions will keep nagging the maintainer (via DDPO) not to forget that some day this package needs an upload. This works for git, svn, bzr, hg, cvs, mtn, and darcs repositories (in decreasing order of actual usage numbers in Debian. I had actually tried to add arch support as well, but that VCS is so weird that it wasn't worth the trouble).

Google and Oracle

Leftovers: OSS

Security Leftovers (Parrot Security OS 3.0 “Lithium”, Regulation)

  • Parrot Security OS 3.0 “Lithium” — Best Kali Linux Alternative Coming With New Features
    The Release Candidate of Parrot Security OS 3.0 ‘Lithium’ is now available for download. The much-anticipated final release will come in six different editions with the addition of Libre, LXDE, and Studio editions. The version 3.0 of this Kali Linux alternative is based on Debian Jessie and powered by custom hardened Linux 4.5 kernel.
  • Regulation can fix security, except you can't regulate security
    Every time I start a discussion about how we can solve some of our security problems it seems like the topics of professional organizations and regulation are where things end up. I think regulations and professional organizations can fix a lot of problems in an industry, I'm not sure they work for security. First let's talk about why regulation usually works, then, why it won't work for security.