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Flatpak and Fedora

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  • Flatpak

    Flatpak provides a simple and user-friendly way to run, update and create self-contained desktop applications.

    It is possible to run proprietary, big and bloated software like Skype or Spotify on a lightning fast and sleek musl based Void Linux system.

  • Void Linux now has Flatpak support included

    The Void Linux distribution has recently merged-in support for Flatpak, the new packaging format for Linux.

    If you haven't heard of Void Linux, don't fret, there's a lot of distributions and it's quite a task keeping tabs on all of them. Void is another rolling-release distribution, so you don't need to do a big upgrade every few months, it just continually updates.

  • New Fedora 25 Live ISOs Include Linux Kernel 4.10.10, Security Patches, Updates

    Ben Williams from the Fedora Respins-SIG project, an initiative to produce regular Live ISO snapshots of the current stable Fedora Linux release, announced the availability of a new set of updated Fedora 25 ISOs.

  • Java 9 Tech Preview Planned For Fedora 27

    Fedora developers are planning to be prompt in offering Java 9 on their Linux distribution via OpenJDK.

    Java 9 / OpenJDK 9 is planned for release this summer -- at the end of July to be exact. Therefore, Fedora developers are planning to get Java 9 into their release due out in H2'2017, Fedora 27.

    But due to new APIs of Java 9, this updated in OpenJDK in Fedora 27 will just be offered as a technology preview. OpenJDK 8 will continue to be the default in Fedora until at least F28.

Fedora: The Latest

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  • Translation Sprint 2017

    The last couple of days there was a Fedora Translation Sprint that I took as an opportunity to find out how translations in Fedora work nowadays. The actual translation happens at Fedora’s Zanata instance, a web based application for translation collaborations. Even though it accepts Fedora’s FAS single sign-on system, it is not possible to directly propose translations. Unfortunately, several manual steps are required. Luckily I noticed this early enough in the sprint and Roman, the German translation team coordinator, pressed the necessary buttons in time for me to join during the sprint.

  • Flock Cod Logo Ideas

    Ryan Lerch put together an initial cut at a Flock 2017 logo and website design (flock2017-WIP branch of fedora-websites). It was an initial cut he offered for me to play with; in trying to work on some logistics for Flock to make sure things happen on time I felt locking in on a final logo design would be helpful at this point.

  • F25-20170418 Updated Live isos released
  • Community Managers Sit Everywhere. Should They?

    This week's opensource.com community blogging prompt by Stormy Peters includes the question, “should community managers sit in marketing or engineering?” This is a very individualized decision and not an easy one at that.

  • Fedora Media Writer Test Day: 2017-04-20

New Red Hat CFO and Financial News

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Scientific Linux 6.9 Officially Released, Based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9

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On April 17, 2017, Fermilab's Pat Riehecky was proud to announce the release and immediate availability for download the Scientific Linux 6.9 operating system.

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Red Hat and Fedora

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Red Hat and Fedora

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  • Red Hat Tunes Up OpenShift For Legacy Code In Kubernetes

    When Red Hat began building out its OpenShift cloud application platform more than five years ago, the open source software vendor found itself in a similar situation as others in the growing platform-as-a-service (PaaS) space: they were all using technologies developed in-house because there were no real standards in the industry that could be used to guide them.

  • Manage OpenStack deployments with Red Hat's Platform Director

    An OpenStack deployment doesn't always come easy for an IT team. Learn how Red Hat's Platform Director can help with OpenStack implementation and lifecycle management.

  • NetApp Inc. (NTAP) and Red Hat Inc (RHT), Q117 Earnings Preview
  • Fedora Workstation: Get the features you want now

    Christian Schaller is a long time free software contributor and advocate. He’s also a manager of emerging platform development at Red Hat. The groups in this area include desktop engineering, where developers work on many GNOME features seen in Fedora. Recently Christian posted on his blog about desktop features and improvements users want. He also discussed how Fedora delivers them.

    Many such comments came in a recent Hacker News thread concerning Ubuntu. But listening to users doesn’t stop with just Linux users. Christian writes, “I often read such articles and threads about non-Linux systems too, to help understand what people are looking for and thus enable us to prioritize what we do with Fedora Workstation even better.”

  • The new Fedora Project mission statement

    When we started Fedora.next, we decided to work underneath the mission as it stood. This has worked out well enough, but we're coming up to what feels like the limit. This is clear in the "Budget.next" process — it's one thing to say that spending is to be determined in public based on clear objectives and measurable results, but for it to really work, those objectives need to be attached to a goal with a more clear scope.

An Important Linux Kernel Security Patch Is Available for CentOS 7, Update Now

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CentOS maintainer Johnny Hughes has informed the community about the availability of yet another important kernel security update, this time for users of the CentOS Linux 7 operating system series.

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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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  • Nextcloud 12 Officially Released, Adds New Architecture for Massive Scalability
    Nextcloud informs Softpedia today about the official availability of the final release of Nextcloud 12, a major milestone of the self-hosting cloud server technology that introduces numerous new features and improvements. The biggest new feature of the Nextcloud 12 release appears to be the introduction of a new architecture for massive scalability, called Global Scale, which is a next-generation open-source technology for syncing and sharing files. Global Scale increases scalability from tens of thousands of users to hundreds of millions on a single instance, while helping universities and other institutions significantly reduce the costs of their existing large installations.
  • ReactOS 0.4.5 Open-Source Windows-Compatible OS Launches with Many Improvements
    ReactOS 0.4.5 is a maintenance update that adds numerous changes and improvements over the previous point release. The kernel has been updated in this version to improve the FreeLoader and UEFI booting, as well as the Plug and Play modules, adding support for more computers to boot ReactOS without issues.
  • Sprint Debuts Open Source NFV/SDN Platform Developed with Intel Labs
    AT&T has been the headliner in the carrier race to software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV). But Sprint is putting its own stamp on the space this week with its debut of a new open source SDN/NFV mobile core solution.
  • Google’s New Home for All Things Open Source Runs Deep
    Google is not only one of the biggest contributors to the open source community but also has a strong track record of delivering open source tools and platforms that give birth to robust technology ecosystems. Just witness the momentum that Android and Kubernetes now have. Recently, Google launched a new home for its open source projects, processes, and initiatives. The site runs deep and has several avenues worth investigating. Here is a tour and some highlights worth noting.
  • Making your first open source contribution
  • Simplify expense reports with Smart Receipts
    The app is called Smart Receipts, it's licensed AGPL 3.0, and the source code is available on GitHub for Android and iOS.
  • How the TensorFlow team handles open source support
    Open-sourcing is more than throwing code over the wall and hoping somebody uses it. I knew this in theory, but being part of the TensorFlow team at Google has opened my eyes to how many different elements you need to build a community around a piece of software.
  • IRC for the 21st Century: Introducing Riot
    Internet relay chat (IRC) is one of the oldest chat protocols around and still popular in many open source communities. IRC's best strengths are as a decentralized and open communication method, making it easy for anyone to participate by running a network of their own. There are also a variety of clients and bots available for IRC.

Tizen News: Phones and TVs

  • Tizen 3.0-powered Samsung Z4 now available with offline retailers in india
    The Samsung Z4, the fourth smartphone in Samsung’s Z series and a successor to the Z2 (and not the Z3, as many would assume), has been formally announced and made an appearance at the Tizen Developer Conference (TDC 2017) this past week. The Z4 was rumoured to make its way to India on May 19th (Friday) and it did – arriving with offline retailers after launching in the country last Monday (one week ago).
  • Samsung 2017 QLED TVs World First to support autocalibration for HDR
  • Samsung approves You.i TV video platform for Tizen TV app development
    While Samsung has developed Tizen TV apps using JavaScript, You.i TV’s Engine Video app runs on Native Client (NACL), a web technology that does not only allows C++ applications to run in a standard browser but is said to be 24 times faster than JavaScript. Now that Samsung has approved You.i TV’s video engine platform, developers can craft more video content for Tizen Smart TV owners.
  • Samsung Smart TV gets a new Glympse app that enables location sharing on the TV
    Samsung Smart TV, powered by the intuitive, self-developed Tizen operating system, has gotten a cool new app which enables consumers to view the location of their friends, loved ones or even a pizza delivery or cable technician in real-time directly from their home’s largest screen. The new app is developed by Glympse, the leading real-time location services platform.

How To Encrypt DNS Traffic In Linux Using DNSCrypt

​Dnscrypt is a protocol that is used to improve DNS security by authenticating communications between a DNS client and a DNS resolver. DNSCrypt prevents DNS spoofing. It uses cryptographic signatures to verify that responses originate from the chosen DNS resolver and haven’t been tampered with. DNSCrypt is available for multi-platforms including Windows, MacOS, Unix, Android, iOS, Linux and even routers. Read
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Debian-Based Untangle 13.0 Linux Firewall Tackles Bufferbloat, Adds New Features

Untangle NG Firewall, the open-source and powerful Debian-based network security platform featuring pluggable modules for network apps, has been updated to version 13.0, a major release adding new features and numerous improvements. The biggest improvement brought by the Untangle NG Firewall 13.0 release is to the poor latency generated by excess buffering in networking equipment, called bufferbloat, by supporting a queueing algorithm designed to optimize QoS and bandwidth to enforce a controlled delay. Read more