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Red Hat Updates OpenShift Container Platform

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Red Hat officially announced the general availability of its OpenShift Container Platform 3.5 release on April 13, providing new application container features.

OpenShift is Red Hat's packaged distribution of the open-source Kubernetes container management and orchestration system. The OpenShift 3.5 update is based on the Kubernetes 1.5 update that was released in December 2016. Kubernetes 1.6 is actually the most recent release of KubernetesRed Hat CloudForms and debuted on March 29.

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CentOS, Red Hat, Kubernetes, and IBM

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  • CentOS Community Container Pipeline

    CentOS Community Container Pipeline empowers running a container registry (currently at https://registry.centos.org) to facilitate upstream and distro components to be delivered in a format suitable to be consumed by container tool chains on CentOS Linux.It enables upstream projects to build, test and deliver latest and safest container images, everytime and effortlessly (or with minimal efforts).

  • Testing Red Hat Enterprise Linux the Microsoft way

    Pairwise (a.k.a. all-pairs) testing is an effective test case generation technique that is based on the observation that most faults are caused by interactions of at most two factors! Pairwise-generated test suites cover all combinations of two therefore are much smaller than exhaustive ones yet still very effective in finding defects. This technique has been pioneered by Microsoft in testing their products. For an example please see their GitHub repo!

  • Red Hat brings legacy apps back to the future with Kubernetes

    Red Hat is expanding the application workload reach of Kubernetes in the latest version of its OpenShift Container Platform.

    The latest version, 3.5, is said to offer expanded support for traditional applications along with new security enhancements and more Kubernetes capabilities.

  • Why IBM Partnered with Red Hat

    IBM partnered with Red Hat to retain its dominance in the hybrid cloud

    Earlier in this series, we looked at the market expectations for International Business Machines’ (IBM) soon-to-be-announced fiscal 1Q17 results. Sticking to its strategy to grow Strategic Imperatives, IBM announced a cloud partnership with Red Hat (RHT) in late March 2017. Red Hat is an open source solutions provider.

    Under the deal, IBM will develop private clouds for its customers with the aid of Red Hat technology. In particular, IBM will use Red Hat Ceph Storage and Red Hat OpenStack Platform and offerings. Red Hat got access to Ceph software through its acquisition of Inktank in 2014.

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Red Hat's Ansible 2.3 DevOps tool released

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Like most DevOps programs, Red Hat's Ansible doesn't require your IT staff to be coding wizards. It's meant to make server and cloud deployment and configuration easy. Specifically, Ansible enables you to:

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Red Hat and Fedora

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  • Cloud Carib Becomes the First Red Hat Certified Cloud Solution Provider in the Caribbean and Latin America
  • Cloudera, Red Hat, Microsoft collaborate to cultivate data professionals in Malaysia

    CLOUDERA, the provider of the global platform for machine learning and advanced analytics built on open source technologies, announced that it is collaborating with software providers Red Hat and Microsoft to cultivate a big data talent ecosystem in Malaysia.

    Focused on developing data scientists to find insights and solve meaningful business problems across industries, the collaboration will see the companies cross-promoting each other's training programmes through a collaboration with Iverson Associates, a Malaysian professional IT training provider.

  • Determining your risk

    Red Hat continues to be a leader in transparency regarding security problems that are discovered in our software and the steps we take to fix them. We publish data about vulnerabilities on our security metrics page and recently launched an API Service that allows easier (and searchable) access to the same data. This data is important to administrators for understanding what known security problems exist and determining what they should do about it.

  • Red Hat Mobile releases new application assessment tool
  • Red Hat Delivers Advanced Network Automation with Latest Version of Ansible
  • Red Hat releases Ansible 2.3 with network automation capabilities

    Red Hat announced the general availability of Ansible 2.3, the updated version of the company’s agentless open-source IT automation framework. Ansible 2.3 includes performance enhancements and advanced networking capabilities, as well as added features that aim to cater to network operators’ needs.

  • Analysts Take: Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) Projected Earnings & Price Targets

    Company earnings numbers are typically highly analyzed by investors and analysts alike. Earnings are important because they can provide insight into a company’s profitability. Sell-side Street analysts are expecting Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) to post quarterly EPS of $0.34. The company is next scheduled to release earnings on or around 2017-06-28 for the period ending 2017-05-31.

  • Onboarding New Contributors in the Fedora Project

    Fedora is a community with a lot of moving parts and has at least five different ways of thinking about new contributor onboarding. Unlike some single code-base communities where there is a focus around a repository or a bug tracker, Fedora is constantly working on lots of things and the linkages can be hard to see. Some of those activities are directly (in a creation sense) related to the amazing Linux distribution we produce.

  • FLISOL

    Saturday, apr 7, it was my first participation of FLISOL in the city of Blumenau at FURB - University of Blumenau organized by friends of the Hackerspace Blu group.

    I attendee some good talks about oVirt, Python and Government with Free Software. Those who were not shy about asking, won Fedora 25 Live Medias and others grab threes options of stickers at entrance table of event.

How Red Hat's strategy helps CIOs take baby steps to the cloud

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Within 10-20 years, virtually all computing will reside on public clouds, AWS chief Andy Jassy declared in 2015. However, even if one agrees with this prediction, getting there will involve a heck of a lot of ugly reality between now and then. That "reality" involves a roiling cauldron of public, private, and hybrid cloud services, not to mention earth-bound, on-premises servers. In the midst of that infrastructural confusion, there is opportunity for someone to provide consistency at the app layer to which developers can write.

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Fedora: The Latest

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  • Snap Support Available On Fedora 24 And Newer

    While Unity 8 and Mir may be on their way out, Canonical continues backing Snappy and the involved developers have got Snap support integrated into Fedora 24 and newer.

    As of earlier this month, the snapd packages landed for Fedora 24/25/26. Canonical's David Callé has now written a blog post about the Snappy state in Fedora.

  • Single images and page sizes

    "The year of Linux on the desktop" is an old running joke. This has resulted in many "The year of X on the Y" spin off jokes. One of these that's close to my heart is "The year of the arm64 server". ARM has long dominated the embedded space and the next market they intend to capture is the server space. As some people will be more than happy to tell you, moving from the embedded space to the enterprise class server space has involved some growing pains (and the occasional meme). Most of the bickering^Wdiscussion comes from the fact that the embedded world has different requirements than the server world. Trying to support all requirements in a single tree often means making a choice for one versus the other.

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    Fedora is a production system and it does need to be optimized. There's been fantastic work recently to support more single board computers like the Raspberry Pi in Fedora. Thanks to single image efforts, the same kernel can boot on both a Raspberry Pi and an enterprise class ARM server. Booting doesn't mean work well though. Single Board Computers can come with as little as 512MB of RAM. Enterprise servers have significantly more.

  • Factory 2, Sprint 14

    Hello all. Bi-weekly update from the Factory 2 team on our work here. We have three videos this sprint.

    Two are related to the module-build-service: both on submitting builds. We have some new client tooling to show which should make manual submission and monitoring of module-builds much simpler. The second is a demo of an early prototype of our continuous rebuild system.

  • Share Fedora: Encouraging new contributors

    The Fedora community is much more than just a distribution of Linux. We are a vibrant large community encompassing many different viewpoints, goals, and ideas.

    Opensource.com is running a blogging challenge to collect information about how communities function and grow. These conversations are very important to Fedora on a regular basis. By participating, you become part of the worldwide spread of open source and the ideas behind it.

  • Fedora Council FAD Report – 2017/2018 Initial Steps

    The Fedora Council met for an in-person FAD for three days from 26-28 March in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. Almost the entire Council was able to attend. Josh Boyer, Brian Exelbierd, Robert Mayr, Matthew Miller, and Langdon White, were present, and unfortunately, Jan Kuřik and María Leandro could not make it. We chose Grand Rapids to accommodate one of the two members with travel challenges and to reduce overall travel costs for the rest of us.

CentOS-Based Koozali SME Server 9.2 Linux Distro Gets a Second Release Candidate

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Terry Fage from the Koozali SME Server development team announced today, April 11, 2017, the availability of the second Release Candidate (RC) of the upcoming Koozali SME Server 9.2 operating system.

Being the leading GNU/Linux distribution for small and medium-sized enterprises, Koozalui SME Server is available for free and distributed under the GPL license. Koozali SME Server 9.2 has been in development for the past two months, and it aims to bring all the latest security updates and technologies to the stable series.

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Desktop Themes

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  • Make Your Gnome Shell Kind Of Look Like Unity With United Gnome Theme
    Beside theme you can install these extensions to make desktop look more like Unity. Dash to dock: Enable panel mode and position it on the left; Dynamic Panel Transparency: The non-dark variant comes with a semi-transparent panel. Square icons used in the following screenshots.
  • Albatross Theme Forked From Shimmer Project For Ubuntu/Linux Mint
    It is glad to see that theme development is much faster now than past. Albatross theme is forked from Shimmer project team, they stopped the development long ago. If you want to keep your desktop simple, clean and elegant then for sure this theme is for you, it is specially targeting Gnome desktop and may work with Xfce. Currently this theme is compatible with Gtk 3.24+/3.22/3.20. If you intend to use this theme in the Xfce desktop then you must use xfwm4 from "Greybird/Adwaita" since that is not packed with this theme. Since this theme is in active development, if you encounter any bug or problem with this theme then report it to get it fixed. Obsidian-1 icons used in the following screenshot.
  • Pop Theme Suite: Make Your Ubuntu/Linux Look Like System76 Upcoming Desktop
    As I mentioned in my previous posts that lots theme development going on now but Linux community and a company is not even behind called "System76". Well they designed theme and icons for their own computers that run Ubuntu but good news is that it is free and comes under GPL-V2 license that means anyone can copy, share or remake their theme suite.

Hands on with the Pinebook

The Pine A64 was a 64-bit Quad-Core Single Board Computer which was kickstarted at the tail end of 2015 for delivery in the middle of 2016. Costing just $15, and hailed as a “Raspberry Pi killer,” the board raised $1.7 million from 36,000 backers. It shipped to its backers to almost universally poor reviews. Now they’re back, this time with a laptop—a 11.6-inch model for $89, or a 14-inch model for $99. Both are powered by the same 64-bit Quad-Core ARM Cortex A53 as the original Pine A64 board, but at least Pine are doing a much better job this time around of managing user expectations. Read more

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Linux, Graphics, and Tonight's Release

  • Linux 4.11 Set To Be Released Today
    After it was postponed last weekend, the Linux 4.11 kernel is set to be officially released in a matter of hours. As of writing, the Linux 4.11 codename remains the "Fearless Coyote", but there is the possibility that Torvalds may rename it when tagging the official 4.11.0 release today.
  • Linux Kernel 3.18.51 Released with MIPS, ARM, and CIFS Changes, Updated Drivers
  • Linux Kernel 4.4.65 LTS Is a Small Patch with Networking and File System Fixes
  • USB Type-C Port Manager Coming To Linux 4.12
    Another feature to look forward to with the Linux 4.12 kernel for those using newer hardware featuring USB Type-C is a port manager. The "TCPM" driver is queued as a new staging driver via usb-next for entering the Linux 4.12 kernel in the next two weeks. This USB Type-C Port Manager driver implements a power delivery state machine for source/sink ports. This driver serves as a state machine while other USB Type-C drivers are responsible for the rest of the functionality.
  • DirectFB Is Back To Being Dormant
    Back in August of 2015, DirectFB disappeared with its project site and code vanishing. Last November DirectFB re-appeared along with a new site and renewed focus on the project. Unfortunately, it's once again gone silent. With all the news this month about Ubuntu dropping Mir / Unity 8 and the continued work by many different desktop/compositor teams on Wayland, I was curious this weekend to check on how DirectFB is doing in 2017... Sadly, DirectFB.net as the new DirectFB site launched last November is now down again. The original DirectFB (dot) org web-site remains squatted. I've been unable to find any other "new" DirectFB website.
  • Sway Wayland Compositor Adding Proprietary NVIDIA Driver Support
    The Sway Wayland compositor that aims to be i3-compatible continues picking up new features.