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LXC 2.1 Linux Containers Released

Wednesday 6th of September 2017 03:09:53 PM
LXC 2.1 is now available as the latest version of Linux Containers for OS-level virtualization in allowing multiple Linux containers to run simultaneously off the mainline Linux kernel...

Intel Cache Quality Monitoring Gets Rewritten For Linux 4.14

Wednesday 6th of September 2017 01:27:17 PM
Intel Cache Quality Monitoring (CQM) has been present in recent Intel Xeon CPUs as a way to allow a process or processes to be tracked for their CPU cache usage. This is part of Intel's modern quality of service (QoS) features for helping developers fully leverage modern Intel CPU architectures. With Linux 4.14, CQM has gone through a rework...

RADV Vulkan Driver Now Has Working Support For Radeon RX Vega GPUs

Wednesday 6th of September 2017 10:17:57 AM
Thanks to the great work done by Dave Airlie, Bas Nieuwenhuizen, and other open-source contributors, the RADV open-source Radeon Vulkan driver has re-enabled support for the Radeon RX Vega graphics processors...

The Usual Assortment Of HID Updates For Linux 4.14: Wacom, Multitouch, Etc

Wednesday 6th of September 2017 10:12:35 AM
Jiri Kosina on Tuesday submitted the HID subsystem updates for the Linux 4.14 kernel...

Nouveau DRM Wires In Pascal Temperature Sensor Support

Wednesday 6th of September 2017 10:03:41 AM
Landing in the Nouveau DRM tree this week is initial support for the GP100 temperature sensor used by newer NVIDIA Pascal graphics cards...

Vulkan-CPU Is Now Known As Kazan

Wednesday 6th of September 2017 09:59:21 AM
The Vulkan-CPU project that was born this summer via Google Summer of Code for running Vulkan on the CPU as a software renderer has been named to Kazan...

KDE System Settings UI Is Still Getting Overhauled

Wednesday 6th of September 2017 09:44:50 AM
The GNOME Control Center was revamped this summer and even the Haiku settings area while KDE developers are also working on overhauling their System Settings user-interface...

Mozilla Firefox Finally Fixes An Awkward, 11 Year Old Linux Bug

Wednesday 6th of September 2017 12:02:40 AM
It's taken more than a decade, but after enough user complaints, there is finally a patch queued for Firefox 57 to fix an arguably annoying default behavior of Firefox on Linux/Unix systems...

Chrome 61 Brings WebUSB, JavaScript Modules & More

Tuesday 5th of September 2017 10:32:38 PM
Google has pushed Chrome 61 into the stable channel today as the latest release of their cross-platform web browser...

BCMV Driver Begins Development: Vulkan Driver For Broadcom VC5

Tuesday 5th of September 2017 09:44:22 PM
Broadcom developer Eric Anholt who has long been working on the VC4 open-source graphics driver stack most well known for being used by the Raspberry Pi has begun working on a new driver stack, VC5, for a next-generation of Broadcom graphics hardware...

Qbs 1.9 Released, Still Advancing To Be The Qt6 Build System

Tuesday 5th of September 2017 08:39:13 PM
Besides releasing Qt Creator 4.4 today, The Qt Company also announced the release of Qbs 1.9, the Qt Build System...

Staging Changes Land In Linux 4.14 With New Realtek WiFi Driver

Tuesday 5th of September 2017 08:28:30 PM
Along with the other subsystems managed by Greg Kroah-Hartman, the staging tree was pulled today into the mainline Linux kernel Git for the 4.14 merge window...

OpenRazer+Polychromatic Make It Easy To Configure Razer Keyboards/Mice On Linux

Tuesday 5th of September 2017 07:49:48 PM
While Razer at this time does not provide any official software support on Linux, via the OpenRazer/Polychromatic projects largely driven by the open-source community, they are making impressive headway. Last time I tried the Polychromatic UI that interfaces with the OpenRazer drivers for configuring Razer products on Linux, it wasn't working too well. But now it seems to have matured a lot and is working out quite well.

Several ARM64 Changes Queued For Linux 4.14, VMAP_STACK Support

Tuesday 5th of September 2017 05:07:32 PM
There are a few noteworthy ARM64 (64-bit ARM) architecture updates worth noting for the ongoing Linux 4.14 merge window...

Intel Preparing Sub-Group Support For Their ANV Vulkan Driver

Tuesday 5th of September 2017 03:59:53 PM
While the Vulkan SPIR-V subgroups extensions aren't yet ready for public consumption, it looks like Intel is planning for punctually supporting the sub-groups feature within their open-source Vulkan driver...

Cgroup2 Thread Support Added For Linux 4.14

Tuesday 5th of September 2017 03:40:52 PM
Tejun Heo has submitted the control group changes for the Linux 4.14 kernel...

More Benchmarks Of AMD's Threadripper With LLVM Clang 6.0 SVN

Tuesday 5th of September 2017 02:00:14 PM
With AMD a few days ago having landed an updated scheduler model for Zen CPUs within LLVM, I ran some fresh compiler benchmarks to see how the performance compares...

EFI In Linux 4.14 Will Better Handle Rebooting Of Buggy Systems

Tuesday 5th of September 2017 01:13:09 PM
There are a few notable EFI fixes to find for the in-development Linux 4.14 kernel...

Qt Creator 4.4 Released With New Inline Warning/Errors, CMake Improvements

Tuesday 5th of September 2017 12:13:45 PM
The Qt Company has announced the immediate availability of the Qt Creator 4.4 integrated development environment focused on Qt/C++ development...

PulseAudio 11.0 Released With GNU Hurd Support, Newer Apple AirPlay Hardware

Tuesday 5th of September 2017 11:12:17 AM
PulseAudio 11.0 is now available as the latest feature release of this widely-used, cross-platform sound server...

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OSS: Meteoric Rise of Open Source, Document Foundation, Facebook U-Turn, Collaborative Knowledge Foundation, Slovenia Open Data

  • The Meteoric Rise Of Open Source And Why Investors Should Care
    The adoption and integration of open-source technologies have rapidly usurped the closed-source incumbents, so much so that investors are pouring record amounts of money into open-source software investments.
  • Coming up on 28th September: Reddit “Ask us Anything” (and a birthday)
    Thursday, 28th September 2017 will be a special day – not only is it the seventh birthday of The Document Foundation, but we will also be running an “Ask me (us) Anything” session on Reddit – specifically, the /r/linux subreddit.
  • Facebook U-turn: React, other libraries freed from unloved patent license
    Faced with growing dissatisfaction about licensing requirements for some of its open-source projects, Facebook today said it will move React, Jest, Flow, and Immutable.js under the MIT license next week. "We're relicensing these projects because React is the foundation of a broad ecosystem of open source software for the web, and we don't want to hold back forward progress for nontechnical reasons," said Facebook engineering director Adam Wolff in a blog post on Friday. Wolff said while Facebook continues to believe its BSD + Patents license has benefits, "we acknowledge that we failed to decisively convince this community."
  • New Collaboration To Deliver Open-Source Submission And Peer-Review Platform
    This week, eLife and Collaborative Knowledge Foundation announced a partnership “to build a user-driven, open-source submission and peer-review platform” aimed at improving on existing industry models. Working together, the two organisations “hope to accelerate progress in delivering a modern, fast and user-driven system,” they said in a press release. “The project will be designed to help streamline communications between authors, editors and reviewers at all stages of the submission and review process.”
  • Slovenia publishes statistics on open data portal
    As of this month, the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia is making available 3374 data collections on the country’s open data portal, making it by far the portal’s biggest contributor. The Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities comes second, with 62 datasets.

End of Debian-Administration.org and 32-bit Support in Manjaro Linux

  • Retiring the Debian-Administration.org site
    So previously I've documented the setup of the Debian-Administration website, and now I'm going to retire it I'm planning how that will work.
  • Manjaro Linux Discontinues 32-bit Support
    You might already know that I love Manjaro Linux. And as an ardent Manjaro Linux fan, I have a bad news for you. Recently, Philip, the lead developer of Manjaro Linux, announced that the project would be dropping support for the 32-bit architecture. He said that the reason for the move was “due to the decreasing popularity of i686 among the developers and the community”.

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Red Hat and Fedora: Patent Promise and Fedora Community

  • Red Hat Enlarges Its Open Source Patent Promise Umbrella
    Red Hat on Thursday announced major enhancements to the Patent Promise it first published 15 years ago, with the intention of providing new protections to innovation in the open source community. In its 2002 Patent Promise, Red Hat vowed not to pursue patent infringement actions against parties that used its covered Free and Open Source Software, or FOSS, subject to certain limitations. The current Patent Promise reaffirms the 2002 pledge and extends the zone of non-enforcement.
  • Red Hat breaks new ground with open source Patent Promise
    Red Hat has decided to revise its 2002 Patent Promise that originally signalled the company’s intention not to enforce its patents against free and open source software. The company, which is famed for its open source approach, had laid out in its original promise that it was designed to discourage patent aggression against free and open source software. The updated version not only reaffirms this but “extends the zone of non-enforcement.”
  • Two Docs Workshops at Flock 2017
  • Documentation and Modularity at Flock 2017
  • Join the Magazine team
    The recent Flock conference of Fedora contributors included a Fedora Magazine workshop. Current editorial board members Ryan Lerch, Justin W. Flory, and Paul W. Frields covered how to join and get started as an author. Here are some highlights of the workshop and discussion that took place.