I’m a big fan of Prometheus. I use it quite a lot at both home and work, and greatly enjoy having insight into what my systems are doing at any given moment. One of the most widely used Prometheus exporters is the node_exporter: a daemon that can extract a wide variety of metrics from UNIX-like machines.
As I was browsing the repository, I noticed an open issue requesting the addition of WiFi metrics to node_exporter. The idea intrigued me, and I realized that I would certainly make use of such a feature on my Linux laptop. I began exploring options for retrieving WiFi device information on Linux.
This is the official release of Wayland 1.13. There have been no changes since beta and RC1.
In addition to a range of bug fixes, changes since wayland 1.12 have added some API for controlling the visibility of globals and numerous documentation and other improvements.
AMD today released the Radeon Pro Software 17.Q1 driver for Windows and Linux users running FirePro / RadeonPro workstation graphics cards.
Open source docks with mainstream vendors
Open source and mainstream are joining forces this week as the Docker software containerisation platform comes under the spotlight at technology-focused network and information sessions in Cape Town and Johannesburg.
"The diversity of our partners at the event − Docker, Microsoft Azure, Atlassian, SUSE and HPE – is a clear indication of the excitement around the Docker platform," says Muggie van Staden, MD of Obsidian Systems.