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Fresh Linux 4.16 Kernel Benchmarks With KPTI & Retpolines

Monday 5th of March 2018 01:22:11 PM
For those wondering how the Linux 4.16 kernel is performing with regards to the ongoing work around Spectre and Meltdown mitigation in the kernel, here are some fresh benchmark results.

Kodi 18 "Leia" Enters Alpha With Thousands Of Changes

Monday 5th of March 2018 10:44:17 AM
Kodi, the popular HTPC software formerly known as XBMC, has put out the first alpha release of their upcoming 18 Leia milestone...

XCB & Other X.Org Package Updates Ahead Of X Server 1.20

Monday 5th of March 2018 10:29:17 AM
Ahead of the imminent release of X.Org Server 1.20, several other X packages are seeing updates...

Linux 4.16-rc4 Released, Marks The End Of Another Calm Week

Monday 5th of March 2018 12:03:55 AM
Linus Torvalds has issued the fourth weekly release candidate now for the in-development Linux 4.16 kernel...

Haiku OS Working On Better Address Space Protection

Sunday 4th of March 2018 10:10:42 PM
Adding to the list of operating systems working on memory protection improvements in wake of recent CPU vulnerabilities is Haiku OS...

LibreOffice 6.1 Getting GTK3 Native Message Dialogs

Sunday 4th of March 2018 09:20:17 PM
Caolán McNamara continues doing a great job at improving the GTK3 interface for the LibreOffice open-source office suite...

UBPorts Is Working On Unity 8 For Debian

Sunday 4th of March 2018 03:52:08 PM
The UBPorts community continues pushing Unity 8 for their mobile/convergence vision in the absence of Canonical as well as making other improvements. Besides offering Unity 8 to Ubuntu users, they are also working on Debian support...

Latest AMDKFD Kernel Patches For Radeon dGPU VM Support

Sunday 4th of March 2018 01:09:52 PM
For those of you excited by the prospects of running ROCm compute and OpenCL off a mainline Linux kernel build with a discrete Radeon GPU, there is an updated patch-set this weekend for testing...

"HdyStackableBox" Takes Shape As The New GTK+ Widget For Converging UIs

Sunday 4th of March 2018 12:15:01 PM
Yesterday Purism offered an update on their Librem 5 smartphone development and how they have begun developing their own custom Wayland compositor. The latest today is one of the developers involved writing about the "HdyStackableBox" widget in development for customizing GTK+ applications for converging form factors / mobile support...

Wine-Staging 3.3 Released

Sunday 4th of March 2018 11:56:46 AM
While the original Wine-Staging maintainers have parted ways with the project, a new Wine-Staging initiative has been getting under way and they managed their first development release this Sunday...

Plasma Volume Widget Can Now Transfer Audio Streams Between Devices

Sunday 4th of March 2018 11:50:37 AM
Development on KDE Plasma 5.13, KDE Applications 18.04, and KDE Frameworks 5.44 continues at full-speed...

Java EE Becomes Jakarta EE As Oracle Wouldn't Let Eclipse Keep The Name

Sunday 4th of March 2018 11:34:53 AM
You may recall from last year that Oracle was looking to offload Java EE to someone else. They ended up putting the code on GitHub for Java Enterprise Edition and offering Java EE to the Eclipse Foundation, but that didn't include the name...

GStreamer 1.14 Release Candidate 1 Arrives

Sunday 4th of March 2018 01:48:33 AM
The first release candidate of the GStreamer 1.14 multimedia framework is now available for testing. GStreamer 1.14 is now feature-frozen and the official release is expected soon...

Purism Begins Making Their Own Wayland Compositor For The Librem 5 Smartphone

Saturday 3rd of March 2018 11:13:28 PM
While Purism continues eyeing KDE Plasma and GNOME Shell for delivering the user-interface options of the Librem 5 smartphone, they have begun developing their own Wayland compositor and their own shell too...

Trying Out AMDGPU Overdrive Radeon Overclocking On Linux 4.15

Saturday 3rd of March 2018 03:38:09 PM
A premium patron recently requested some fresh tests on Polaris and Vega trying out the AMDGPU OverDrive overclocking functionality on the latest Linux kernel... Here are those tests with a Radeon RX 580 and RX Vega 64...

Linux From Scratch 8.2 Released

Saturday 3rd of March 2018 02:48:02 PM
For fans of Linux From Scratch for assembling your own operating system, LFS and BLFS 8.2 are released in time for some weekend adventures...

WineConf 2018 Is Happening In The Hague, Celebrating 25 Years Of Wine

Saturday 3rd of March 2018 02:19:45 PM
This year's Wine developers conference is happening a bit earlier in the year than usual. The date and venue were recently announced for WineConf 2018, which is also celebrating the Wine Project's 25th anniversary...

Lumina Desktop 2.0 Is A Big Overhaul, Fully Leveraging QML

Saturday 3rd of March 2018 02:09:21 PM
The Qt5-written, BSD-focused Lumina Desktop Environment is receiving a big overhaul with its forthcoming 2.0 release...

RandR Leases Support For AMDGPU DDX Driver

Saturday 3rd of March 2018 12:07:32 PM
The xf86-video-modesetting DDX within the X.Org Server 1.20 code-base already has its support wired in for dealing with RandR leases while now Keith Packard has posted the patches for xf86-video-amdgpu...

AMDGPU 18.0 X.Org Driver Released

Friday 2nd of March 2018 08:04:54 PM
It had been a half-year since the release of the last AMDGPU DDX release, xf86-video-amdgpu 1.4.0, but today that has been succeeded by xf86-video-amdgpu 18.0 as they also embark on a year-based versioning scheme...

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Los Alamos Releases File Index Product to Open Source

Today Los Alamos National Laboratory released new open source software called the Grand Unified File Index. GUFI is designed using a new, heirarchical approach to storing file metada, allowing rapid parallel searches across many internal databases. Queries that would previously have taken hours or days can now be run in seconds. Read more Also: Buzzwords: Open Source

A side-by-side comparison of MongoDB and Cassandra databases

They're both databases, obviously. More importantly, they are both examples of NoSQL databases. NoSQL is a type of database architecture in which data is stored in a relatively unstructured fashion. Compared to more traditional SQL-style databases, NoSQL can be a more efficient way of storing the large quantities of unstructured data that organizations commonly use for big data operations. MongoDB and Cassandra are also both open source -- although commercial implementations are available, too. But even in that respect, they are not identical. MongoDB is governed by GNU Affero General Public License 3.0, whereas Cassandra is subject to Apache License 2.0. Read more

This is the New Ubuntu 18.04 Default Wallpaper

You’re gawping at the brand new Ubuntu 18.04 default wallpaper. Yes, seriously! The new background image will make its appearance of tens of millions of desktops with the Ubuntu 18.04 release on April 26, 2018. Like the Ubuntu 17.10 ‘Artful Aardvark’ background new wallpaper incorprates the release mascot (which for this release is a ‘Bionic Beaver’) and is drawn using a geometric-come-origami style. Read more

Node.js Is Now Available as a Snap on Ubuntu, Other GNU/Linux Distributions

Now that Linux is the preferred development platform for developers visiting Stack Overflow, the need for running the latest versions of your favorite programming languages, frameworks and development environments has become more and more important, and Canonical's Snappy technologies are the answer. NodeSource, the organization behind Node.js, announced today they made a Snap package to allow Linux developers to more easily install the popular JavaScript runtime environment on their operating systems. Snap is a containerized, universal binary package format developed by Canonical for Ubuntu Linux. Read more