- Latest Headlines
- Recent comments
- All-Time Popular Stories
- Hot Topics
- Latest Members
|Story||openSUSE Tumbleweed Linux Is Now Entirely Built Using GCC 6 as Compiler||Rianne Schestowitz||23/06/2016 - 9:27am|
|Story||Huawei taps ex-Nokia devs for 'secret phone OS project'||Roy Schestowitz||23/06/2016 - 9:24am|
|Story||Raspberry Pi 3 takes the cake in 2016 hacker SBC survey||Rianne Schestowitz||23/06/2016 - 9:23am|
|Story||Lessons learned for building an open company with transparent collaboration||Roy Schestowitz||23/06/2016 - 9:18am|
|Story||libarchive Security Flaws, Novice Linux, Slack's Latest||Roy Schestowitz||23/06/2016 - 9:06am|
|Story||Techright’s Roy Schestowitz on All Things Free Tech||Roy Schestowitz||23/06/2016 - 9:02am|
|Story||Radeon RX 480 Linux Testing Is Happening Right Now||Roy Schestowitz||23/06/2016 - 8:57am|
|Story||Michele Casey of Oracle Chats About Oracle Linux||Roy Schestowitz||23/06/2016 - 8:24am|
|Story||Remaining Articles About PS3 Settlement Over GNU/Linux||Roy Schestowitz||23/06/2016 - 8:22am|
|Story||Apple Lock-in||Roy Schestowitz||23/06/2016 - 8:06am|
The first week at Redhat was an amazing learning experience in which I spent time getting familiarized with the fedora ecosystem. For starters fedora hubs is like collaboration and communication tool which allows both developers and non-developers to easily share ideas and contribute to the open source community.
Red Hat Received its Third Buy in a Row [Ed: reposted]
Mid term evaluations of GSoC starts today. It's been a month since it all started and I'd like to blog (brag) about what I've done so far.
I am in my second week and I am still getting used to using inkscape. I recently found out that inkscape has many functionalities that photoshop does not have. This was especially useful in case of importing and exporting images by directing selecting the required image or drawing. I found out that it is really useful feature that Adobe generally allows it by exporting the entire document. As I am starting to use it more and more, I figured inkscape to better and faster for vector graphics.
The idea was to depict the fedora 24 release cycle for the web and the mobile version.
A security researcher from Tencent, China's largest internet service portal, has discovered a critical security flaw in Microsoft's Windows operating system that affects every single version of Windows over the last two decades, from Windows 95 all the way to Windows 10.
If you're a fan of the cryptocurrency projects, you've heard of something called Ethereum. It's similar to bitcoin, but is a seperate coin. It's been in the news lately due to an attack on the currency. Nobody is sure how this story will end at this point, there are a few possible options, none are good. This got me thinking about the future of security, there are some parallels when you compare traditional currency to crypto currency as well as where we see security heading (stick with me here).
The current way currency works is there is some central organization that is responsible for minting and controlling the currency, usually a country. There are banks, exchanges, loans, interest, physical money, and countless other ways the currency interacts with society. We will compare this to how IT security has mostly worked in the past. You had one large organization responsible for everything. If something went wrong, you could rely on the owner to take control and make things better. There are some instances where this isn't true, but in general it holds.
Now if we look at cryptocurrency, there isn't really a single group or person in charge. That's the whole point though. The idea is to have nobody in charge so the currency can be used with some level of anonymity. You don't have to rely on some sort of central organization to give the currency legitimacy, the system itself has legitimacy built in.
This year a significant number of students are working on RTC-related projects as part of Google Summer of Code, under the umbrella of the Debian Project. You may have already encountered some of them blogging on Planet or participating in mailing lists and IRC.
I’m looking forward to meeting with many of the hard-working Debian hackers, and collaborating with them to build and promote excellent Free Software. The mgmt project considers both Fedora and Debian to be first class platforms, and parity is a primary design goal.
I'm back from the GTK hackfest in Toronto, Canada and mostly recovered from jetlag, so it's time to write up my notes on what we discussed there.
Despite the hackfest's title, I was mainly there to talk about non-GUI parts of the stack, and technologies that fit more closely in what could be seen as the freedesktop.org platform than they do in GNOME. In particular, I'm interested in Flatpak as a way to deploy self-contained "apps" in a freedesktop-based, sandboxed runtime environment layered over the Universal Operating System and its many derivatives, with both binary and source compatibility with other GNU/Linux distributions.s
In the upcoming weeks you will be able to see these tips “in action” since we will create more scenario tasks for GNOME applications.
And scenario tasks need to be written using the language that your testers would normally use. Avoid using very technical words if your users wouldn't be technical. You might use technical words and phrases if you were building a usability test for a programmer's IDE and Debugger, but you wouldn't use technical words and phrases for a general desktop environment like GNOME. It's all about finding the right balance and "voice" in your scenario tasks.
Last week I attended the GTK+ hackfest in Toronto. We had a really good group of people for the event, which lasted 4 days in total, and felt really productive.
There were a number of interesting discussion and planning sessions, from a design point of view, including a session on Flatpak “portals” and another on responsive design patterns.
What does it mean when developers behind one of the world's most popular desktop environments decide to jump into the deep end and fork a distribution? Depending on who you ask you’ll hear madness, excellence, confusion, and excitement as onlookers figure out the exact nature of a new breed of beast and guess what it will do.
KDE neon is a new distribution freshly forked from Ubuntu being driven by prominent KDE contributors and figures. When initially announced some mixed messages marred the event, but since then the project has found its footing and expectations are seemingly being set...
Neon is entirely unique as a product produced by a community which always made generalist software; Plasma and KDE software is offered by Suse, Red Hat, Arch, Slack, any distribution you can name. Neon is in direct competition with those systems, and several people decried this new distribution as opening the potential for favouritism.
Markus Mohrhard cross-posted today on the Document Foundation blog of a new feature coming in LibreOffice 5.2. Mohrhard said, "Starting with LibreOffice 5.2 the LibreOffice project will have an automated crash reporting tool with server side analysis." In other news, GNOME's Sébastien Wilmet today blogged this thoughts on Mint's X-Apps, little applications commonly forked from GNOME apps and Sam Varghese reported on the exit of Jacob Appelbaum from Debian. Gizmodo listed five reasons to install Linux, and by Linux they mean Ubuntu, onto your laptop and Matt Hartley discussed why Ubuntu LTS is better than the latest and greatest.
There's so many more fun projects out there to explore, so don't let my modest list be the end of the adventure. Too often in the open source world, we suffer from people looking in, scrutinizing what we make, and seeking practical and clear paths toward monetization. But that's not what open source is about, really; open source is supposed to be fun and inspiring. It empowers everyone to follow their vaguest notion to completion, no matter how "useless" or "frivolous" it may be.
- Supreme Court on Cuozzo v Lee Another Major Loss for Software Patents in the United States
- As Alice Turns Two, Bilski Blog Says 36,000 (Software) Patent Applications Have Been Rejected Thanks to It
- EPO Self-Censorship by IP Kat or Just Censorship of Opinions That IP Kat Does Not Share/Accept
- Caricature: Bygmalion Patent Office
- Links 21/6/2016: GNU/Linux in China’s HPC, Linux 4.7 RC4
On Linux, userland processes typically have a stack that is around 8 MB long. If a program overflows the stack, e.g. using infinite recursion, this is normally caught by a guard page below the stack.
Linux kernel stacks, which are e.g. used when handling system calls, are very different. They are relatively short: 4096 bytes on 32-bit x86, 16384 bytes on x86-64. (The kernel stack size is specified by THREAD_SIZE_ORDER and THREAD_SIZE.) They are allocated using the kernel's buddy allocator, which is the kernel's normal allocator for page-sized allocations (and power-of-two numbers of pages) and doesn't create guard pages. This means that if kernel stacks overflow, they overlap with normal data. For this reason, kernel code must be (and usually is) very careful to not make big allocations on the stack and has to prevent excessive recursion.
Several home automation platforms support Python as an extension, but if you’re a real Python fiend, you’ll probably want Home Assistant, which places the programming language front and center. Paulus Schoutsen created Home Assistant in 2013 “as a simple script to turn on the lights when the sun was setting,” as he told attendees of his recent Embedded Linux Conference and OpenIoT Summit presentation, “Automating your Home with Home Assistant: Python’s Answer to the Internet of Things.”
Schoutsen, who works as a senior software engineer for AppFolio in San Diego, has attracted 20 active contributors to the project. Home Assistant is now fairly mature, with updates every two weeks and support for more than 240 different smart devices and services. The open source (MIT license) software runs on anything that can run Python 3 — from desktop PCs to a Raspberry Pi, and counts thousands of users around the world.
Is Android on Chromebook ready for mainstream use? Not quite yet. But, I can see it from where it is now. I've long thought that Chromebooks could replace Windows PCs. Now, with Android apps, I can see people choosing $200 Chromebooks over $400 Windows 10 laptops. Windows' last stronghold, the desktop, finally has some real competition.
Android TV is basically Android… for TVs. Google’s operating system for smart TVs and set top boxes is based on the same code as the company’s software for smartphones and tablets, but it features a custom user interface designed to be easy to navigate using a remote control and big screen TV and it supports apps with similar features.
Since Evernote client is not available for Linux, Linux users always search for an Evernote alternative. Today we have come up with Wiznote, a note taking app that is available for all major platforms including Linux. Wiznote is developed by Wozhi Tech Beijing Co. Ltd. a team of 20 developers. It allows to take, edit and view notes and collaborate with your team members. Let's see more about Wiznote and how to install it in Linux.