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|Story||KDE's FOSDEM report||srlinuxx||1||28/11/2015 - 11:58pm|
|Story||IceCat 38.4.0 release||Rianne Schestowitz||28/11/2015 - 11:24pm|
|Story||Linux Kernel 3.12.51 LTS Is Out with Multiple x86 Improvements, Updated Drivers||Rianne Schestowitz||28/11/2015 - 11:21pm|
|Story||New Test Release Of Android-x86 Now Available||Rianne Schestowitz||28/11/2015 - 8:09pm|
|Story||Top 5 reasons I'm thankful for Android||Rianne Schestowitz||28/11/2015 - 7:58pm|
|Story||Wine 1.8-RC2||Roy Schestowitz||28/11/2015 - 5:36pm|
|Story||Today in Techrights||Roy Schestowitz||28/11/2015 - 3:41pm|
|Story||A few thoughts on OpenBSD 5.8||Roy Schestowitz||28/11/2015 - 10:53am|
|Story||10 recently open-sourced products from big tech companies||Roy Schestowitz||28/11/2015 - 10:50am|
|Story||Phoronix on Graphics||Roy Schestowitz||28/11/2015 - 9:45am|
GNUzilla is the GNU version of the Mozilla suite, and GNU IceCat is the GNU version of the Firefox browser. Its main advantage is an ethical one: it is entirely free software. While the Firefox source code from the Mozilla project is free software, they distribute and recommend non-free software as plug-ins and addons. Also their trademark license restricts distribution in several ways incompatible with freedom 0. https://www.gnu.org/software/gnuzilla/
We reported earlier today, November 28, 2015, that kernel developer Ben Hutchings had the great pleasure of announcing the release of Linux kernel 3.2.74 LTS. Immediately after his announcement, kernel developer Jiri Slaby informs users about the general availability of Linux kernel 3.12.51 LTS.
For those with some spare x86 tablet/mobile hardware around, a new test build of Android-x86 is out in the wild.
Since October there's been the Android-x86 5.1-RC1 build of Lollipop and since then is also a x86 branch based on Android 6.0-Marshmallow. A Phoronix reader pointed out that uploaded today to the project's SourceForge page is an Android-x86 20151128 release.
Yes, that's perfect. One of the things I've been so thankful for is that, unlike the competition (wink wink, nudge nudge) each iteration of Android offers up a bevy of improvements. There has yet to be an Android release that failed to please. Lollipop was better than KitKat, which was better than Jellybean, which was better than Ice Cream Sammich — you get the idea. This is one of the very reasons I've been so excited about getting Marshmallow, as well as why I've been so frustrated about not getting it.
The Wine developers have just released a new Release Candidate for their application, bringing the version number up to 1.8 RC2.
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I've been using OpenBSD since way back at release 2.3 in 1998, so I've gone through upgrades that took a fair amount of work due to incompatible changes, like the switch from ipf to pf for host firewalling or the change to ELF binaries. The upgrade from 5.7 to 5.8 was a pretty smooth and easy one, for the most part. The two most painful changes for me were the replacement of sudo with doas and the dropping of support in the rc.conf for the pf_rules variable. While sudo is still available as a package, I like the idea of reducing attack surface with a simpler program, so I made the switch. The two things I miss most about sudo are the ability to authenticate for a period of time and the ability to have a single config file across a whole set of servers. The former I'm just living with, the latter I've adjusted to by having a single config file that has lines commented out depending on which server it's on. I did have one moment of concern about the quality of doas when it incorrectly reported the line number on which I had a syntax error in the config file--fortunately, this was just a failure to increment the line count on continuation lines (ending with a "\") which is fixed in the -current release.
This CPU certainly isn't meant for any really demanding workloads, but could serve as a potential Linux desktop with basic accelerated graphics via the HD Graphics 510. The Pentium G4400 is still rated to drive up to three displays and can handle 4K via HDMI/DP. Like the other Skylake processors with HD Graphics 530, the hardware can support up to OpenGL 4.4 / DirectX 12 but under Linux the current Mesa driver still only has full OpenGL 3.3 support with the GL 4.x support being a work-in-progress.
With earlier today showing new OpenGL performance numbers for how the Nouveau driver with working re-clocking compared to NVIDIA's proprietary driver, here are some benchmarks to show how the AMDGPU kernel DRM driver with PowerPlay patches compare to AMD's Catalyst driver for the R9 285 (Tonga) and R9 Fury (Fiji) graphics cards.
NVIDIA continues to be working on PRIME synchronization support to fix tearing when using this multi-GPU method. There will be support for this functionality within the proprietary NVIDIA Linux driver.
As it's been a while since last playing with Intel's Beignet project, the open-source effort to allow OpenCL compute capabilities on HD/Iris Graphics under Linux, I decided to try it out on an Ubuntu 15.10 system this weekend with a Skylake processor.
This version includes bugfixes in the installer handling special cases and some improvements in the overall speed process. The desktop has now the clock by default included and there’s some improved configurations by default too. We still working on the packaging for the other architectures like 64bit and different distros to keep the updates and fixes more reliable in the future.
ARM's Matthew Wahab posted the new patch series yesterday, "ARMv8.1 includes an extension to ARM which adds two Adv.SIMD instructions, vqrdmlah and vqrdmlsh. This patch set adds support for ARMv8.1 and for the new instructions, enabling the architecture with --march=armv8.1-a. The new instructions are enabled when both ARMv8.1 and a suitable fpu options are set, for instance with -march=armv8.1-a -mfpu=neon-fp-armv8 -mfloat-abi=hard."
First, a huge thanks to AFUP for the organization of this great event, as always, reception was beyond reproach.
RPM of PHP version 5.6.16 are available in remi repository for Fedora ≥ 21 and remi-php56 repository for Fedora ≤ 20 and Enterprise Linux (RHEL, CentOS).
Following the recent Mesa 11.2-devel Git tests on Skylake I also ran a comparison to see if the OpenGL performance differed at all when comparing Linux 4.3.0 to Linux 4.4 in its second release candidate form.
From the Core i5 6600K "Skylake" system I ran some tests of the HD Graphics 530 to see if the performance was impacted at all by switching to the latest Linux kernel development code as of this week.
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Satellite 6.1 supposedly supports bonded network interfaces. If it does, we’ve yet to get it working.
To be fair, this is a slightly more complex setup with two interfaces on separate cards heading to separate switches using LACP for resilience which is more complex than balancing. There are then a number of virtual interfaces hanging off this on separate vlans.
From Sunday, November 1st to Tuesday, November 3rd, the Globalization Fedora Activity Day event took place in Tokyo, Japan.
Hi folks! I haven’t blogged for a while, so I thought I’d write up a few notes on what’s going on in QA now Fedora 23 has been released.