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today's leftovers

  • Leaping Over Tumbleweed | LUP 118
  • ​Supercomputer leaders come together on new open-source framework
  • The Linux Foundation Announces the OpenHPC Collaborative Project Initiative

    On November 12, the non-profit organization The Linux Foundation was proud to announce that they will attempt to create a new open source framework, called the OpenHPC Collaborative Project.

  • X.Org Developers' Conference 2016 To Be Hosted In Finland

    The X.Org Foundation Board of Directors decided at yesterday's bi-weekly board meeting to go ahead with a plan to host XDC2016 in Helsinki, Finland.

  • Are There Any Raspberry Pi 2 Benchmarks You'd Like To See?

    While the level of performance out of the Raspberry Pi devices have had me less than interested, I decided to finally pick up a Raspberry Pi 2 anyways for some benchmarking and testing of the VC4 DRM+Gallium3D driver stack.

  • Football Manager 2016 Released For SteamOS / Linux

    Fooball Manager 2016 was released today by SEGA. Compared to the past where the Linux port came after the fact, Football Manager 2016 has seen a same-day release for Windows, OS X, and SteamOS/Linux.

  • GNOME 3.18.2 Officially Released, the Devs Will Now Concentrate on GNOME 3.20

    Just a few moments ago, the GNOME Project, through Matthias Clasen, proudly announced the release of the second and last maintenance release for the stable GNOME 3.18 open-source desktop environment for GNU/Linux operating systems.

  • Calculate Linux Scratch 15 KDE Distro Brings KDE Goodness, Including Plasma 5.4.2

    Alexander Tratsevskiy, the lead developer and creator of the Russian Calculate Linux operating system has announced earlier today, November 12, that the his Calculate Linux Scratch 15 KDE distribution has been released, and it's available for download.

  • Microsoft Active Directory Replacement, Samba 4 Directory Added in ClearOS 7.1.0

    ClearFoundation, through Peter Baldwin, has announced today, November 11, the release and immediate availability for download of the final build of the highly anticipated ClearOS 7.1.0 GNU/Linux operating system.

  • Quirky 7.3 Screenshot Tour
  • ClearOS 7.1.0 Screenshot Tour
  • Making Fedora GNOME your working system in less than an hour

    It is a very good question. Ultimately, Linux is Linux. The only difference is the time you spend on the setup and adjustment of the necessary components. And what you get as the result. Whether it's clean system without a graphical environment, or a distribution with thousands of unnecessary packets. It is worth noting that the most of this article is built on the idea that I do not want to have arch + i3wm right now. Maybe later.

  • Freexian’s report about Debian Long Term Support, October 2015

    Like each month, here comes a report about the work of paid contributors to Debian LTS.

  • Debian Live Dead, Linux Ransomware & More…

    Larry’s away today, hiding beneath his tinfoil hat and hoping to escape the ravishes of Friday the thirteenth, so I was volunteered to write this week’s review. Sorry. Larry will return next week — as long as his astrologer says it’s safe.

    G’bye Debian Live: By now you’ve probably heard the news that evidently the Debian Live project is no more. This according to the project’s leader, Daniel Baumann, who posted An Abrupt End to Debian Live on the Debian website on Monday. According to him, the project was “hijacked by the Debian-cd and the Debian-installer teams.”

  • “Extreme rugged” Mini-ITX SBC runs Linux on Bay Trail

    Adlink’s Mini-ITX-BST-I SBC runs Linux on Intel Bay Trail SoCs, and offers 8GB RAM, dual GbE, and rich multimedia, plus MIL spec shake-and-bake ruggedness.

    Adlink says its “AmITX-BT-I” single board computer targets applications that demand high-level processing and graphics performance, along with low power consumption. The “Extreme Rugged” board joins an assortment of competing Bay Trail-based Mini-ITX SBCs including Habey’s MITX-6771 and MITX-6770, Aaeon’s EMB-BTx series, Axiomtek’s MANO842, DFI’s BT160, and Portwell’s WADE-8078. Adlink’s board appears to be unique among the pack in its MIL spec-level shock and vibration resistance (see table farther below), and support for -40 to 85°C operating environments. Presumably, meeting these specs requires the use of carefully designed thermal management solutions.

More in Tux Machines

What is open source project governance?

In many discussions of open source projects and community governance, people tend to focus on activities or resources like "speaking for the project" or "ownership of the web domain." While documenting these things is useful, they aren't truly governance matters. Alternately, others focus exclusively on technical matters like election rules, codes of conduct, and release procedures. While these might be the tools of governance, they're not governance itself. So what exactly is open source project governance? In short, governance is the rules or customs by which projects decide who gets to do what or is supposed to do what, how they're supposed to do it, and when. This definition of governance can prompt important questions for open source communities seeking to evolve their governance models. Let's explore how. Read more

Software: ledger2beancount, TenFourFox, KDE Itinerary, GCompris

  • Martin Michlmayr: ledger2beancount 2.2 released

    I released version 2.2 of ledger2beancount, a ledger to beancount converter.

  • TenFourFox FPR23 available

    TenFourFox Feature Parity Release 23 final is now available for testing (downloads, hashes, release notes). This blog post was composed in the new Blogger interface, which works fine but is slower, so I'm going back to the old one. Anyway, there's no difference from the beta except for outstanding security fixes and as usual, if all goes well, it will go live Monday evening Pacific time.

  • April/May in KDE Itinerary

    It has been a busy two month since the last report again, KDE’s source code hosting is now using Gitlab, we got the 20.04 release out, notifications were significantly improved, and we are now leveraging OpenStreetMap in more places, with even more exciting things still to come. The global travel restrictions have been hampering field testing, but they have most certainly not slowed down the development of KDE Itinerary!

  • GSoC’20 Wrapping up Community Bonding Period

    As the coding period of GSoC is going to begin in the next 2 days. In this blog, I am going to write all about what I did during the community bonding period. During this period I have interacted with my mentors and finalized the multiple datasets of a few activities. Recently, the GCompris project has been moved to GitLab so I set up my account over there and also asked my mentors how can I push my branches to the server and everything else. I have also gone through the code of the memory activities and planned about the resources I will be using. I have also set up my environment as to how to test the GCompris on the android platform. I plan to start my work with the enumeration memory game activity so I have created a branch for it and pushed it to the server.

Security Leftovers

Kernel: Reiser4 and Generic USB Display Driver

  • Reiser4 Updated For Linux 5.6 Kernel Support

    While the Linux 5.7 kernel is likely being released as stable today, the Reiser4 port to the Linux 5.6 kernel is out this weekend. Edward Shishkin continues working on Reiser4 while also spearheading work on the new Reiser4 file-system iteration of the Reiser file-system legacy. Taking a break from that Reiser5 feature work, Shishkin has updated the out-of-tree Reiser4 patches for Linux 5.6.0 compatibility. This weekend on SourceForge he uploaded the Reiser4 patch for upstream Linux 5.6.0 usage. This is just porting the existing 5.5.5-targeted code to the 5.6 code-base with no mention of any other bug fixes or improvements to Reiser4 in this latest patch.

  • The Generic USB Display Driver Taking Shape For Linux 5.9~5.10

    One of the interesting new happenings in the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) driver space is a Generic USB Display stack including a USB gadget driver that together allow for some interesting generic USB display setups. This work was motivated by being able to turn a $5 Raspberry Pi Zero into a USB to HDMI display adapter.