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Reddit: Kali 2017.1 - weep mortals

Wednesday 26th of April 2017 01:05:13 AM

Reddit: FLOSS Lean & Mean Graphics Library - OpenGL 3.3-4.0+

Wednesday 26th of April 2017 12:24:54 AM

Hello everyone in the Linux community! I wanted to know if there was any interest for a project I am currently working on and getting ready to release.

I am sitting on a cross platform, bare-bones complete OpenGL 3D rendering engine that compiles and runs on Arch Linux using GNU/C++14 and make.

The library is "bare-bones complete" aka the bare minimum operations needed to work in 3D graphics. There are many details that I can't specify here, but please ask questions if interested. The only current dependency is GLEW, but this can be replaced if there is interest.

The best feature is that it is extremely tiny. It is about 10k lines of code with 15k lines of test code. It is not a framework, but more of a "core" 3D package for abstracting OpenGL. It offers direct access to GLSL shaders and provides a simple class hierarchy for getting something on the screen. The core mostly consists of template template parameters, so it is highly extendable for extending past 2D/3D which have currently been implemented.

Other features are listed below.
  • OpenGL 4.0 tessellation
  • instancing
  • particle system
  • collision library - grids and octrees
  • DDS texture compressor
  • Supports static and skeletal geometry
  • Highly commented and robust testing framework, tested on arch linux x64, ARM, and win32/MINGW
  • keyboard, window and mouse manipulation on X11 and win32/MINGW

Does anyone have a need for this? Are there any particular features that you might be interested in for a future release?


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Reddit: What is there so much controversy surrounding systemd?

Wednesday 26th of April 2017 12:21:22 AM

I've been using Arch recently to get a better understanding of linux. Spent the last couple of hours researching systemd. It seems to divide opinion. Why? What are the pros and cons? Any suggested reading for a relative linux n00b?

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LXer: Open-spec networking Mini-ITX has 1, 2.5, and 10 GbE ports

Wednesday 26th of April 2017 12:05:36 AM
SolidRun’s “Marvell MacchiatoBIN” is a $349, Mini-ITX networking SBC that runs Linux 4.4 on Marvell’s quad -A72 Armada 8040, and supports ODP, OFP, and NFV. SolidRun, which is known for its NXP i.MX6 based HummingBoard SBCs and Marvell Armada 38x based ClearFog Pro and scaled down ClearFog Base networking boards, has spun a $349 (and […]

Reddit: Using tsschecker, a program for iphones, when I run it, I get "segmentation fault core dumped"

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 11:54:18 PM

I tried getting help on github, but the guy who wrote it decided to act like a jerk (though I'm not saying he IS a jerk), and closed my request without answering.

I heard this is a memory issue, but my memory sticks are all good! And I didn't write the program, so if I have to modify the source code, I won'mt know what the hell to do. Core 2 duo, ubuntu long term support, overclocked,

Please. I implore you to help, whoever you are, as the signing window will very possibly close tommorow.

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LinuxInsider: New Strain of Linux Malware Could Get Serious

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 11:14:06 PM
A new strain of malware targeting Linux systems, dubbed "Linux/Shishiga," could morph into a dangerous security threat. Eset on Tuesday disclosed the threat, which represents a new Lua family unrelated to previously seen LuaBot malware. Linux/Shishiga uses four different protocols -- SSH, Telnet, HTTP and BitTorrent -- and Lua scripts for modularity, wrote Detection Engineer Michal Malik and the Eset research team. "Lua is a language of choice of APT makers," noted Nick Bilogorskiy, senior director of threat operations at Cyphort.

Phoronix: Testing F2FS With Its Multi-Drive Capabilities

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 10:54:11 PM
Late last year F2FS picked up multiple device support for this Flash-Friendly File-System. This F2FS multi-drive capability isn't native RAID support like Btrfs but just allows a single F2FS file-system to span multiple devices. But it's more than that in that block allocation and the garbage collection policy is modified to boost I/O performance by taking advantage of the multiple SSD/flash devices.

LXer: How to Install MySQL 5.7 on Linux CentOS and Ubuntu

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 10:51:16 PM
In this tutorial, I will guide you how to install and configure the new stable MySQL 5.7 version on CentOS 7 server and Ubuntu 16.04 server. MySQL is an open source relational database management system developed by Oracle corporation. The source code is released under GNU General Public License.

TuxMachines: today's leftovers

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 10:38:11 PM

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software and Games

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 10:37:31 PM
  • Xed Text Editor: Can It Really Compete with Gedit and Pluma

    There are many text editors available for Linux such as command line editors (vi, vim, nano and so) and GUI editors (Gedit, Pluma, Kate and so on). Linux always has space for new stuff but Xed isn't new and around from quite sometime.
    Xed text editor offers most of the standard editor features, extending this basic functionality with other features not usually found in simple text editors. It supports editing of multiple text files in a window (using Tabs) just like any other famous text editor. Support to encode UTF-8 files, compare files among others, syntax highlighting of source code, auto indentation and manual indentation, printing, print preview support, and many other standard features.

  • NeuLion MC Encoder V2.5 Adds Live HEVC 4K 10-bit Encoding for Linux Servers
  • Lil Tanks is a well polished and action packed side-scroller available for Linux

    I've been playing Lil Tanks [Steam, Official Site] and I think it's a fantastic side-scrolling action game well worth a look.

  • Phoenix Point from the original creator of X-COM is now crowdfunding on Fig

    I haven't been this excited for quite a while, the original creator of X-COM, Julian Gollop, and the rest of his studio Snapshot Games have put up Phoenix Point for crowdfunding on Fig.

    I'm excited for a number of reasons: It will support Linux, it will be on both GOG & Steam and it looks very much like an evolution of the XCOM.

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TuxMachines: Red Hat After Graphics People

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 10:36:30 PM

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TuxMachines: GNOME News

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 10:32:57 PM

  • Desk Changer is a Wallpaper Slideshow Extension for GNOME

    Have you been looking for a GNOME wallpaper slideshow extension? If so, you can stop.

    In the comments to our recent post on the way GNOME handles wallpapers a number of readers asked whether GNOME had an image slideshow feature built in, without the need for third-party apps and the like.

    The answer is yes, GNOME does. Sort of.

  • Minwaita: A Compact Version of Theme Adwaita for Gnome Desktop

    As you may already know that Ubuntu is switching back to Gnome, this is the transition time for Ubuntu to switch back. Some creators are motivated and creating themes for Gnome desktop, which is a good thing and hopefully we shall see plenty of Gnome themes and icons around soon. As its name shows "Minwaita" it is minimal/compact version of Adwaita theme, the theme is available after some enhancements to make Gnome more sleek and more vanilla Gnome experience without moving to away from Adwaita's design. This theme is compatible with Gnome 3.20 and up versions. This theme was released back in November, 2016 and still in continuous development that means if you find any problem or bug in the theme then report it to get it fixed in the next update. Obsidian-1 icons used in the following screenshots.

  • Gnome Pomodoro Timer Can Help You Increase Productivity

    If you are struggling with focus on something, it could be your work or study then try Pomodoro technique, this method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. The technique uses a timer to break down work into intervals, traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks. You can read more about Pomodoro here.

  • Widget hierarchies in GTK+ 4.0

    In GTK+3, only GtkContainer subclasses can have child widgets. This makes a lot of sense for “public” container children like we know them, e.g. GtkBox — i.e. the developer can add, remove and reorder child widgets arbitrarily and the container just does layout.

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TuxMachines: Red Hat News

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 10:30:55 PM

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Ubuntu and Debian

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 10:30:04 PM

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 10:28:31 PM
  • NAB 2017: Wowza, Haivision make SRT protocol open-source
  • Release Update: Prometheus 1.6.1 and Sneak Peak at 2.0

    After 1.5.0 earlier in the year, Prometheus 1.6.1 is now out. There’s a plethora of changes, so let’s dive in.

    The biggest change is to how memory is managed. The -storage.local.memory-chunks and -storage.local.max-chunks-to-persist flags have been replaced by Prometheus will attempt to keep the heap at the given size in bytes. For various technical reasons, actual memory usage will be higher so leave a buffer on top of this. Setting this flag to 2/3 of how much RAM you’d like to use should be safe.

  • Partners, Persistent Systems to build open source, FHIR-based platform for sharing clinical info [Ed: I don't think the author of this article understands what "Open Source" [sic] means]

    Partners HealthCare has joined forces with Persistent Systems to build an open source platform for sharing clinical knowledge among healthcare providers, the companies announced on Tuesday morning.

  • The Linux Foundation and FSFE introduces new OSS resources

    The open-source landscape can be tricky to navigate with the different projects, licenses, and compliance requirements. The Linux Foundation and Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) are announcing new resources to simplify free and open-source software license identification and compliance.

  • Open Source Groups Provide New Licensing Resources

    Newcomers to free and open source software (FOSS) might be bewildered by the variety of licenses that dictate how users can use community offerings.

    For example, the Open Source Initiative lists nine "popular licenses" and Wikipedia lists dozens more coming in a variety of flavors for different purposes. Those purposes include linking, distribution, modification, patent grant, private use, sublicensing and trademark grant.

  • Garanti Bank Romania implemented Allevo’s open source solution for processing payments

    Garanti Bank Romania selected FinTP, Allevo’s open source solution to connect to SWIFTNet, ensuring compliance to SEPA standards and regulations, in order to optimize its operations. The bank continues, as such, to grow rapidly on the Romanian market, offering better services to its customers.

    By adopting FinTP, Garanti Bank Romania benefits from a technology that drives cost reduction and conveys full control over the source code of the application, thus eliminating the vendor lock-in dependence, while gaining access to a transparent product development process and transparent product audit.


    FinTP is distributed under the free GPL v3 open source license. This distribution model is different from what vendors in this industry practice, its main advantage being that it removes any dependence on the vendor.

  • States to Cut College Costs by Introducing Open-source Textbooks

    These two states are moving to slash the astronomical costs of higher education by introducing open source textbooks.

    The University System of Maryland awarded mini-grants to 21 recipients across 12 different universities for converting all of their reading materials to open source platforms for students. Between the 7 Maryland community colleges and 5 public four-year institutions, the initiative has the potential to save over 8,000 students $1.3 million in textbook costs over the Fall 2017 semester.

    New York state Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is also moving to invest $8 million of the state budget into open source educational materials. The budget also included a new proposal that will provide free college tuition to any families or students in the state making less than $125,000 per year.

  • POCL Is Working On OpenCL-Over-CUDA With New Backend

    POCL, the Portable Computing Language project, aiming to provide a portable OpenCL implementation for usage against different CPUs and back-ends, has been working on CUDA support.

  • Securing Docker, One Patch at a Time

    Finding and fixing vulnerabilities is a good thing, according to Docker engineer Michael Crosby. In a standing-room only session at the DockerCon conference in Austin, Texas last week, Crosby went into detail on how the open-source container project deals with vulnerabilities.

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TuxMachines: Top 8 Music Player for Ubuntu and Linux Mint

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 08:41:38 PM

What’s music to you? Ask this question to people & answers will different. Some would say that its how they enjoy life, some would say it helps them sleep better after a hard day’s work & for some it just make them feel good about them & their surroundings. It can be said without doubt that everybody loves music in one form or another & Linux lovers are no different.

This post is for those Linux lovers who enjoys music & are looking for a music player for their UBUNTU & Linux Mint systems. Though there are many music players available for Linux lovers but we have prepared a list of ‘Top 8 music players for Ubuntu and Linux Mint‘

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TuxMachines: A Visual Review to deepin 15.4 GNU/Linux Beauty

Tuesday 25th of April 2017 08:28:19 PM

deepin 15.4 is really beautiful in every single detail. The beauty of deepin lies on its simplicity, drop shadow and translucency style, with completeness of feature. All the beauty cost only around 730MB of RAM at idle time. It's so user-friendly until I believe kids can use GNU/Linux easier with this. It has its native applications that are fulfilling daily needs, complete in feature, and always with pretty look. The desktop menu understands the users, with greatly accessible features. The Control Center is great as well, making the users have complete control with less learning curve. I believe anyone formerly using Windows, MacOS, Android, even any GNU/Linux distro will be easy to switch to deepin 15.4.

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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

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

Kernel Space: HMM, Cloud Native, Linux 4.12, TFS, Linux 4.11.2, and 4.10 EoL

  • Faster machine learning is coming to the Linux kernel
    Heterogenous memory management (HMM) allows a device’s driver to mirror the address space for a process under its own memory management. As Red Hat developer Jérôme Glisse explains, this makes it easier for hardware devices like GPUs to directly access the memory of a process without the extra overhead of copying anything. It also doesn't violate the memory protection features afforded by modern OSes.
  • Product Development in the Age of Cloud Native
    Ever since the mass adoption of Agile development techniques and devops philosophies that attempt to eradication organizational silos, there’s been a welcome discussion on how to optimize development for continuous delivery on a massive scale. Some of the better known adages that have taken root as a result of this shift include “deploy in production after checking in code” (feasible due to the rigorous upfront testing required in this model), “infrastructure as code”, and a host of others that, taken out of context, would lead one down the path of chaos and mayhem. Indeed, the shift towards devops and agile methodologies and away from “waterfall” has led to a much needed evaluation of all processes around product and service delivery that were taken as a given in the very recent past.
  • Running Intel Kabylake Graphics On Linux 4.12
  • TFS File-System Still Aiming To Compete With ZFS, Written In Rust
    The developers behind the Rust-based Redox operating system continue working on the "TFS" file-system that they hope will compete with the long-standing ZFS file-system, but TFS isn't being tied to just Redox OS.
  • Linux Kernel 4.10 Reached End of Life, Users Urged to Move to Linux 4.11 Series
    Greg Kroah-Hartman informed the Linux community about the release and immediate availability of the seventeenth maintenance update to the Linux 4.10 kernel series, which also marked the end of life.
  • Linux Kernel 4.11.2 Has Many F2FS and CIFS Improvements, Lots of Updated Drivers

ROSA Fresh R9

ROSA is a desktop distribution that was originally forked from Mandriva Linux, but now is independently developed. While the company which produces ROSA is based in Russia, the distribution includes complete translations for multiple languages. The ROSA desktop distribution is designed to be easy to use and includes a range of popular applications and multimedia support. ROSA R9 is available in two editions, one featuring the KDE 4 desktop and the second featuring the KDE Plasma 5 desktop. These editions are scheduled to receive four years of support and security updates. I decided to download the Plasma edition of ROSA R9 and found the installation media to be approximately 2GB in size. Booting from the ROSA disc brings up a menu asking if we would like to load the distribution's live desktop environment or begin the installation process. Taking the live option brings up a graphical wizard that asks us a few questions. We are asked to select our preferred language from a list and accept the project's warranty and license. We are then asked to select our time zone and keyboard layout from lists. With these steps completed, the wizard disappears and the Plasma 5.9 desktop loads. Read more