Gentoo Miniconf 2016 will be held in Prague, Czech Republic during the weekend of 8 and 9 October 2016. Like last time, is hosted together with the LinuxDays by the Faculty of Information Technology of the Czech Technical University.
DuckDuckGo, the search engine centered around privacy, is asking for the community’s help in improving its results for Linux related searches. On Wednesday, “Bill” with the Philidelphia based search engine company posted to the Linux subreddit asking for help from the community.
On top of all this, IBM is adding to the capabilities of IBM Blockchain for Bluemix. Developers looking to beta test applications will have access to the Linux Hyperledger code, which is continually updated in real time.
The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), a Linux Foundation project and organization dedicated to advancing the development of cloud-native applications and services, announced it accepted another "project" under its governance—KubeCon, the Kubernetes community conference.
The donation of KubeCon to the CNCF is unique in that this isn't a software project, but a community conference, which will benefit from the "well-oiled (community conference) machine" that the Linux Foundation provides, according to Joseph Jacks of Kismatic, the original organizer of KubeCon.
More relevant than the ARC PGU DRM driver that was merged this week is a DRM display driver for more common hardware: Allwinner SoCs. The Allwinner DRM driver has been accepted into DRM-Next for in turn landing with Linux 4.7.
Today, April 28, 2016, the development team behind the popular FFmpeg open-source and cross-platform multimedia framework has released the second maintenance release in the stable FFmpeg 3.0 "Einstein" series.
FFmpeg 3.0 was a massive release announced in mid-February, which brought in numerous existing changes, including support for decoding and encoding Common Encryption (CENC) MP4 files, support for decoding DXV streams, as well as support for decoding Screenpresso SPV1 streams.
At the core of xdg-app is a small helper binary that uses Linux features like namespaces to set up sandbox for the application. The main difference between this helper and a full-blown container system is that it runs entirely as the user. It does not require root privileges, and can never allow you to get access to things you would not otherwise have.
If you are using Builder from git (such as via jhbuild) or from the gnome-builder-3-20 branch (what will become 3.20.4) you can use Builder with the fallback build system. This is essentially our “NULL” build system and has been around forever. But today, these branches learned something so stupidly obvious I’m ashamed I didn’t do it 6 months ago when implementing Build Configurations.