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Stabilizing the world of hot and fast containers

LinuxToday - Thu, 2016-08-25 14:00

Containers are moving targets in multiple ways, which is a natural consequence of being young and popular.

Leftovers: Software

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-08-25 13:52
  • GNOME Music 3.22 to Offer Better Sorting of Songs in Albums and Artists Views

    GNOME Music 3.22 is on its way, as well as the GNOME 3.22 desktop environment, due for release next month on September 21, and it looks like we're now able to get an early taste of what's coming in GNOME's default music playback app.

    GNOME Music 3.22 Beta has been released, distributed as part of the first Beta development milestone of the upcoming GNOME 3.22 desktop environment, and it promises to offer better sorting of tracks in the Artists and Albums views, a "new playlist" entry to the Playlist dialog, and new keyboard shortcuts.

  • bitmath-1.3.1 released

    bitmath is a Python module I wrote which simplifies many facets of interacting with file sizes in various units as python objects. A few weeks ago version 1.3.1 was released with a few small updates.

  • NetworkManager 1.4 Released
  • NetworkManager 1.4: with better privacy and easier to use

    After we released version 1.0 of NetworkManager, it took us sixteen months to reach the 1.2 milestone. This means that it took over a year for some newly added features to reach the user base. Now we are releasing the next major release after just four months.

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More on Linux 'Birthday'

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-08-25 13:41
  • Linux celebrates its 25th birthday today

    Today marks 25 years since Linus Torvalds sent out his industry-changing message, asking for help testing a new operating system he had devised.

    On 25 August, 1991, he wrote: “I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones. This has been brewing since april, and is starting to get ready. I'd like any feedback on things people like/dislike in minix, as my OS resembles it somewhat (same physical layout of the file-system (due to practical reasons)
    among other things).”

  • Linux, the world's most widespread OS, turns 25 years old

    While Linux may not be the first operating system you think of, it is one of the most significant computing platforms ever developed. Linux powers everything from the world's largest supercomputers to Android phones. Today, it turns 25 years old.

  • Fedora project leader Matthew Miller talks world domination on Linux's 25th birthday

    Linux is now a quarter-century old. August 25, 2016 marks 25 years since the day Linus Torvalds posted a message announcing Linux to the world. “I’m doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won’t be big and professional like gnu),” he wrote.

    Since then, Linux has taken the world by storm, powering millions of servers, a countless number of embedded devices, and most of the smartphones in the world—by way of Android.

  • Linux Turns 25 Years Old
  • The Queue: How did you discover Linux?

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Open Source: Of the people, for the people, by the people

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-08-25 13:30

Open Source is the best option for e-Governance. Its open nature allows constant improvements from the open source community, and when built in the correct method using firewalls, the security is protected as well. The best part of the open source for Governments is that the overall cost of building these solutions are much less than other frameworks as it is built, improved, and maintained by a strongly, connect open source community. Truly… ‘of the people, by the people and for the people’.

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Open source drone controller has an FPGA-enhanced brain

LXer - Thu, 2016-08-25 13:21
Aerotenna has launched an open source, $499 “OcPoc” drone flight controller that runs Linux on an Altera Cyclone V ARM/FPGA SoC. Lawrence, Kansas based Aerotenna, which bills itself as “the leading provider of innovative microwave sensors and flight control systems,” describes OcPoC (Octagonal Pilot on Chip) as a ready-to-fly, open source flight control platform. The […]

Uganda's Move to Free/Open Source Software

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-08-25 13:18
  • Uganda: Govt to Cut Costs With Open Source Software

    The private sector and government departments have been urged to adopt Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) to increase their efficiency and competitiveness, writes ALI TWAHA.

    FOSS is software with source code that anyone can inspect, modify, and enhance to suit their needs, something that is not possible with commercial software currently being used in most government departments.

    Speaking during the seventh African conference on FOSS at Speke Resort hotel in Munyoyo, ICT minister Frank Tumwebaze said government departments will gradually integrate the use of FOSS to reduce the cost of public service delivery.

    "Presently, government has been spending over $40m (Shs132bn) annually on commercial software from the like of Oracle systems and Microsoft Cooperation. [Using] FOSS will result into enormous savings that can be re-injected into other under-funded areas," Tumwebaze said.

  • Uganda: New Software Policy to Boost Innovation in Offing

    A Science, Technology and Innovations driven economy may soon be a reality in Uganda if Cabinet approves a free and open software being developed.

    Speaking at the 7th Africa Conference on Open Source Software at the Commonwealth Resort in Munyonyo on Monday, Mr James Saaka, the executive director of National Information and Technology Authority Uganda, said there is a lot of registered software being used but is very costly.

    He said globally, people develop Free Open Source Software (Foss) which Uganda would emulate for national development.

    Mr Saaka said the country is in the initial stages to develop Foss, adding that the software can spur investment in research and development.

    "We see that the Proprietary software is still expensive and if we are going to develop more online services, we can't afford but use alternative means to develop our e-government service," Mr Saaka said.

    He also added that in Uganda, there is an advent of talent skilled in Foss and can help in innovations.

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Install & Configure Icinga2 on CentOS/RHEL/Fedora/openSUSE

LXer - Thu, 2016-08-25 12:24
Icinga2 designed to mointor large complex environments.

Linux Turns 25 Exactly Today. More LinuxCon and Anniversary Coverage. Plus Microsoft Interjection PR.

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-08-25 12:15

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Red Hat Virtualization 4

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-08-25 11:54
  • Red Hat’s gunning for VMware with virtualization platform update

    Open-source Linux vendor Red Hat Inc. has thrown in support for OpenStack Neutron and other new technologies with the latest release of its software virtualization package, in what looks like a bid to steal customers away from VMware Inc.’s more widely-used solution.

    Targeted at convergence, Red Hat Virtualization 4 is the first version of the platform that doesn’t include the word “enterprise,” in a move that suggests the company is hoping its virtualized stack will become the platform for convergence, rather than a server density product.

    OpenStack Neutron is the open-source networking project used by Software-Defined Networks (SDNs), which up until now has only been available as a preview. Many have criticized Neutron’s development for lagging behind the rest of OpenStack’s code base, and Red Hat was one of several vendors to concede that things could be sped up a bit. With the inclusion of the software in Red Hat Virtualization, the company says its Linux platform can be used to run both cloud-enabled and “traditional” workloads in concert.

  • Red Hat Virtualization 4 woos VMware faithful

    It's easy for a virtual machine user to feel left out these days, what with containers dominating the discussion of how to run applications at scale. But take heart, VM fans: Red Hat hasn't forgotten about you.

    RHV (Red Hat Virtualization) 4.0, released today, refreshes Red Hat's open source virtualization platform with new technologies from the rest of Red Hat's product line. It's a twofold strategy to consolidate Red Hat's virtualization efforts across its various products and to ramp up the company's intention to woo VMware customers.

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NOAA Breaks Weather Apps, Slackware Updates, Valve @ 20

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-08-25 11:48

The LinuxCon headlines continue to dominate but, more importantly, our desktop weather apps are broken thanks to NOAA decommissioning the site. Liam Dawe looked back at 20 years of Valve and Sebastian "sebas" Kügler introduced new KDE kscreen-doctor. Slackware rolled out some updates including a rare kernel upgrade and The VAR Guy wants to hear about your first time.

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Android Leftovers

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-08-25 11:31

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GNOME News

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-08-25 11:30
  • The future is here

    Nautilus from master, updated everyday, parallel installable, in less than 3 minutes. I cannot believe this is possible. Note that due to be sandboxed with no permission handling there are things that are not working, like opening with an application.

    For someone not aware of the whole platform and the Linux desktop, it’s difficult to see how many implications this bring to us and the changes that will allow in the upcoming months. This truly changes the game for GNOME (and any other desktop) as a project and platform, including 3rd party developers and companies using Linux desktops or that want to support it.

  • GUADEC’16 report

    I got a chance to attend GUADEC’16 which happened in Karlsruhe, Germany from 11 – 17 August. I stayed for the whole duration including Workshop Day, core days and the later BOF days which were very learning. I’m grateful to my mentor David Woodhouse who guided me all the time. I thank GNOME community for giving me the chance to speak at intern lightning talk and i tried my best to present my project in front of those great people. I hope to get a chance someday again to speak up. We have finished our GSoC project so i am free now to wander around to find some more places and tasks in GNOME’s huge shelter. My experience of attending GUADEC was awesome, despite being a less speaker i was very comfortable to talk and interact to people in the community. I made some new friends in the community and i came to know a lot more about it. I loved attending social events after the long day of great and motivating talks. I am thankful to the GUADEC organizers, i didn’t feel any problem for a second staying 6,000 kms away from home.

  • GUADEC 2016

    I came back from Karlsruhe last week, where GUADEC 2016 took place.

    It was a wonderful event. Even though it was only my second GUADEC, I felt at home in this community, meeting with old and new friends.

  • Summer Talks, PurpleEgg

    The topics were different but related: The Flock talk talked about how to make things better for a developer using Fedora Workstation as their development workstation, while the GUADEC talk was about the work we are doing to move Fedora to a model where the OS is immutable and separate from applications. A shared idea of the two talks is that your workstation is not your development environment environment. Installing development tools, language runtimes, and header files as part of your base operating system implies that every project you are developing wants the same development environment, and that simply is not the case.

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Fedora News

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-08-25 11:29
  • UDP Failures and RNGs
  • F24-20160823 updated Live isos

    New Kernel means new set of updated lives.

    I am happy to release the F24-20160823 updated lives isos.

  • Curse you, Jon Masters! Why do you always have to be right!

    Long story short, Fedora 24 came out and I'm given the taste of the same medicine: the video on the ASUS is completely busted. I was able to limp along for now by using the old kernel 4.4.6-301.fc23, but come on, this is clearly a massive regression. Think anyone is there to bisect and find the culprit? Of course not. I have to do it it myself.

    So, how did F24 ship? Well... I didn't test beta versions, so I don't have much ground to complain.

  • Communication Anti-Patterns
  • Autocloud: What's new?

    Autocloud was released during the Fedora 23 cycle as a part of the Two Week Atomic Process.

    Previously, it used to listen to fedmsg for successful Koji builds. Whenever, there is a new message the AutocloudConsumer queues these message for processing. The Autocloud job service then listens to the queue, downloads the images and runs the tests using Tunir. A more detailed post about it’s release can be read here.

    During the Fedora 24 cycle things changed. There was a change on how the Fedora composes are built. Thanks to adamw for writing a detailed blogpost on what, why and how things changed.

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CoreOS 1068.10.0 Released with Many systemd Fixes, Still Using Linux Kernel 4.6

LXer - Thu, 2016-08-25 11:27
The development team behind the CoreOS security-oriented GNU/Linux operating system have released the CoreOS 1068.10.0 stable update, along with new ISO images for all supported platforms.

Oracle reveals Java Applet API deprecation plan

LXer - Thu, 2016-08-25 10:30
Big Red nods to plugin-hostile browser-makers, outlines proper Applet pension plan. Oracle has revealed its interim plan to help Java devs deal with browser-makers' imminent banishment of plug-ins.

First ever FSFE Summit celebrates free software successes

LXer - Thu, 2016-08-25 09:33
Free software community members and luminaries will meet up at the BCC in Berlin, from September 2-4 2016, at the first ever Free Software Foundation Europe Summit.

Stabilizing the world of hot and fast containers

LXer - Thu, 2016-08-25 08:35
Containers are moving targets in multiple ways. With multiple tools, frameworks, implementations, and use cases to accomplish any task, it can be a fast-moving chaotic container world, which is a natural consequence of being young and popular.

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