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Google Develops Experimental Python Runtime In Golang

Wednesday 4th of January 2017 05:39:59 PM
Google's open-source team today announced Grumpy, a Python runtime written in the Go programming language...

A New Proposal For Supporting DRM Linux Drivers In User-Space

Wednesday 4th of January 2017 05:15:11 PM
The discussion has come up before about supporting Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) drivers in user-space rather than having to be tied within the Linux kernel while that outlook was reignited today with a new patch series wiring in said support...

GNU Sed 4.3: 10x Faster Regular Expressions, Faster I/O

Wednesday 4th of January 2017 02:45:38 PM
For those making use of GNU's Stream Editor, Sed, for non-interactive command-line text editing there is a new release available...

GTK's Vulkan Renderer Now Working On Wayland

Wednesday 4th of January 2017 02:32:02 PM
The GTK toolkit's Vulkan renderer continues making quick progress...

Clear Linux Tests Data Compression Options

Wednesday 4th of January 2017 01:26:08 PM
Fitting nicely into the related discussion of Should Tarballs Be On Their Way Out The Door In 2017?, Intel developer Arjan Van De Ven of the Clear Linux project has compared various data compression options...

KSM: A Hackable x86_64 Hypervisor For Linux/Windows

Wednesday 4th of January 2017 01:19:09 PM
Being announced today on the kernel mailing list is the KSM hypervisor, what's self-described as "a hackable x86-64 hypervisor."..

The FreeBSD 64-bit Base System Can Now Be Linked Using LLD

Wednesday 4th of January 2017 12:40:19 PM
LLVM's LLD linker has been making a lot of progress over the past year and now it's hit the milestone of being able to link the entire FreeBSD/amd64 base system...

Inkscape 0.92 Released As A Big Update For This Vector Drawing Program

Wednesday 4th of January 2017 12:34:18 PM
It's been about one year since the last Inkscape release while now available is version 0.92 as a relatively big update to this open-source vector drawing program...

Steam's Linux Efforts Were Influential To Microsoft, Other Companies

Wednesday 4th of January 2017 12:14:07 PM
Just days after writing about how Valve's Steam Linux project was the hardest one veteran game developer had ever worked on, Rich Geldreich has begun blogging some more of the back-stories to the Linux project at Valve...

AMDGPU vs. Radeon GCN 1.0/1.1 Benchmarks With Linux 4.10

Wednesday 4th of January 2017 01:10:00 AM
With the Linux 4.10 kernel there remains experimental Kconfig switches for being able to build the Linux kernel with GCN 1.0 "Southern Islands" and GCN 1.1 "Sea Islands" support in the newer AMDGPU DRM driver rather than the mature Radeon DRM driver. For your viewing pleasure today are benchmarks of a few GCN 1.0/1.1 GPUs when testing the Linux 4.10 Git kernel with Radeon DRM and then the experimental AMDGPU DRM driver while both kernel drivers were tested in conjunction with the same Mesa 13.1-dev snapshot as of this week.

Jamey Sharp On Whether You Should Translate Your Code To Rust

Wednesday 4th of January 2017 12:29:46 AM
Often times whenever mentioning a new security vulnerability in any piece of open-source/Linux software, it generally gets brought up in our forums "they should write that software in Rust" or similar comments about how XYZ project should see a rewrite in Rust for its memory-safety features. But is it really worthwhile porting your codebase to Rust?..

Lumina 1.2 Desktop Environment Released

Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 10:59:34 PM
A new release of Lumina is now available to ring in 2017, the BSD-first Qt-powered open-source desktop environment...

Marek Publishes RadeonSI Patches To Help Witcher 2 On Linux

Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 07:52:01 PM
In addition to working on sharply improving the performance of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided when using the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver, Marek Olšák has published some patches for improving The Witcher 2 with the open-source AMD driver stack...

Musl 1.1.16 Released, Fixes CVE Integer Overflow, s390x Support

Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 06:30:11 PM
A new version of the musl libc standard library is available for those interested in this lightweight alternative to glibc and others...

Intel Rolls Out Kaby Lake Desktop CPUs, Linux Results Later

Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 05:13:19 PM
Today Intel officially unveiled their 7th Generation "Kaby Lake" desktop CPU line-up at CES...

Radeon FreeSync 2 Rolled Out With HDR & More

Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 02:26:12 PM
It was only last month that FreeSync support came to Linux via the hybrid AMDGPU-PRO driver while the open-source FreeSync support for AMDGPU atop DAL/DC has yet to be published. But today the Radeon Technologies Group is already rolling out FreeSync 2...

VC4 Gallium3D Thread Switching Work, Reviewing On-Disk Shader Cache

Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 01:23:58 PM
Broadcom developer Eric Anholt has issued his first weekly progress report of the new year for the VC4 open-source graphics driver supported by the Raspberry Pi...

Android, Debian & Ubuntu Top List Of CVE Vulnerabilities In 2016

Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 12:52:00 PM
On a CVE basis for the number of distinct vulnerabilities, Android is ranked as having the most vulnerability of any piece of software for 2016 followed by Debian and Ubuntu Linux while coming in behind them is the Adobe Flash Player...

FP64 Support Finally Lands In Mesa Git For Intel Haswell

Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 11:50:05 AM
Those making use of Intel Haswell graphics on Linux can rejoice this morning as the massive Igalia patch-set for wiring in ARB_gpu_shader_fp64 support has finally landed in Mesa Git...

The State Of TPM2 Support On Linux, Better Support Coming

Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 11:42:53 AM
With Microsoft having begun to mandate TPM2 (Trusted Platform Module 2) support be present in all platforms for newer versions of Windows, these chips are going to become a lot more common to laptops and desktops. Thus veteran kernel developer James Bottomley is looking closely at the current and future support for TPM2 on Linux...

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OpenSUSE and Fedora Elections

  • Michal Hrušecký: Running for re-election
    As you might have noticed, I’m running for re-election. I served my first term as openSUSE Board member, learned a lot and I think I could represent you well for another two years. Although this years elections will be tough as we have in the end quite some strong candidates. So honestly, I have no worries regarding result of the elections as it can’t end badly. Compare it to real world politics and elections where the results can be either bad or even worse… But even though our elections are quite friendly, it is still competition. So what would I do if I get elected? Why should you vote for me? I’ll try to answer it in this post.
  • Elections Retrospective, January 2017
    The results are in! The Fedora Elections for the Fedora 25 release cycle of FESCo, FAmSCo and the Council concluded on Tuesday, January 17th. The results are posted on the Fedora Voting Application and announced on the mailing lists. You can also find the full list of winning candidates below. I would also like to share some interesting statistics in this January 2017 Elections Retrospective.
  • Mea Culpa: Fedora Elections