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Four More Changes Proposed For Fedora 25

Monday 4th of July 2016 02:23:32 PM
There are more change proposals were sent out this morning on the Fedora developer list with plans for these features in Fedora 25...

Bcachefs Still Being Developed As A Next-Gen Linux File-System

Monday 4th of July 2016 01:39:53 PM
Announced last year was Bcachefs as a new Linux file-system derived from Bcache that aims for speed while having ZFS/Btrfs-like features. Since doing some early Bcachefs benchmarks last August, we hadn't heard much (anything?) from the project since...

PC-BSD's Lumina Desktop Now In Beta For v1.0

Monday 4th of July 2016 01:11:31 PM
The Lumina Desktop Environment has made available their v1.0 beta release of the Qt-written desktop...

Debian Stretch Successor To Be Codenamed Bullseye

Monday 4th of July 2016 01:03:18 PM
Taking place this week in Cape Town, South Africa is DebConf 16. One of the interesting bits of information out of that event is the codename for Stretch's successor...

Debian Installer Stretch Alpha 7 Released

Monday 4th of July 2016 12:38:09 PM
The seventh alpha release of the Debian Installer for Stretch is now available...

Linux 4.7-rc6 Released, Bigger Than The Earlier RCs

Monday 4th of July 2016 12:32:05 PM
Linus Torvalds has released the sixth weekly test version to the Linux 4.7 kernel...

The Widely-Used Cairo Library Has Problems Passing Its Own Tests

Sunday 3rd of July 2016 01:59:25 PM
The Cairo graphics library that's relied upon by GTK+, Gecko/Firefox, WebKit, Poppler, and many other pieces of Linux software is having problems passing its own build tests...

CompuLab Comes Out With New Rugged, Fanless Linux-Friendly PC

Sunday 3rd of July 2016 01:39:32 PM
The folks at CompuLab have announced their latest Linux-friendly PC, the fitlet-RM. The Fitlet-RM is described as "the smallest PC for extreme conditions" and is fanless...

GLBinding 2.1.1 Released

Saturday 2nd of July 2016 10:53:23 PM
Version 2.1.1 of glbinding has been released, a C++ binding to the OpenGL API...

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Debian and Ubuntu News

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    Welcome to this year's third issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian community.
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    Last week, we took a look at the initial release of the "portal" framework developed for Flatpak, the application-packaging format currently being developed in GNOME. For comparison, we will also explore the corresponding resource-control framework available in the Snap format developed in Ubuntu. The two packaging projects have broadly similar end goals, as many have observed, but they tend to vary quite a bit in the implementation details. Naturally, those differences are of particular importance to the intended audience: application developers. There is some common ground between the projects. Both use some combination of techniques (namespaces, control groups, seccomp filters, etc.) to restrict what a packaged application can do. Moreover, both implement a "deny by default" sandbox, then provide a supplemental means for applications to access certain useful system resources on a restricted or mediated basis. As we will see, there is also some overlap in what interfaces are offered, although the implementations differ. Snap has been available since 2014, so its sandboxing and resource-control implementations have already seen real-world usage. That said, the design of Snap originated in the Ubuntu Touch project aimed at smartphones, so some of its assumptions are undergoing revision as Snap comes to desktop systems. In the Snap framework, the interfaces that are defined to provide access to system resources are called, simply, "interfaces." As we will see, they cover similar territory to the recently unveiled "portals" for Flatpak, but there are some key distinctions. Two classes of Snap interfaces are defined: one for the standard resources expected to be of use to end-user applications, and one designed for use by system utilities. Snap packages using the standard interfaces can be installed with the snap command-line tool (which is the equivalent of apt for .deb packages). Packages using the advanced interfaces require a separate management tool.
  • Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Reaches End Of Life Today (July 28)
  • Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Yakkety Yak Gets A Unity HUD-Like Searchable Menu
    MATE HUD, a Unity HUD-like tool that allows searching through an application's menu, was recently uploaded to the official Yakkety Yak repositories, and is available (but not enabled) by default in Ubuntu MATE 16.10.

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