The self-proclaimed “Veteran Unix Admins” forking Debian in the name of init freedom have released Beta 2 of their “Devuan” Linux distribution.
Devuan came about after some users felt it had become too desktop-friendly. The change the greybeards objected to most was the decision to replace sysvinit init with systemd, a move felt to betray core Unix principles of user choice and keeping bloat to a bare minimum.
Out of curiosity, I'm wondering about binary distribution of software (say closed-source software like the typical AAA game). Distributing the necessary .so files seems smple enough, just run "ldd" on the compiled binary, maybe write a wrapper script that sets LD_LIBRARY_PATH and put everything in the resulting game.tar.gz file.
However, I keep reading that distributing glibc is not possible, because "it's where things are hard-coded" or "glibc depends on the kernel being used" and such. But I find no specifics on that. The usual advice is that since glibc is backwards-compatible, I have to compile my software with an ancient version of glibc, hope for the best not distribute it.
Can anyone explain why, specifically, I cannot distribute glibc (to be 100% portable)?submitted by /u/pimiddy
- GOG Tease a December Reveal — But What Might It Be?
GOG have something mysterious planned for December 1st
GOG are going all mysterious on us, with their Twitter account simply popping out a big teaser image for December 1st. Time to get our thinking hats on.
The Great Whale Road, a story-driven RPG with turn-based battles is now on Linux
If you're in the mood for a good-looking 2D RPG with turn-based battles you may want to know that 'The Great Whale Road' [Steam, Official Site] is now on Linux.
It's currently in Early Access and on the 23rd of November they announced Linux and Mac support. They had a short closed-beta with a few hand-picked testers, so it seems it went well.
- Valve adds OSVR headset support to Steam
The developers of 'Darksiders' comment on the Linux version, they couldn't fix the issues
Darksiders was supposed to come out for Linux a long time ago and never happened. The developers haven't forgotten about it, but it seems the issues are proving difficult to fix and they have been busy.
'Darksiders Warmastered Edition' just launched and the inevitable happened; someone posted on their Steam forum asking about Linux.
This Is The Release Date for Ubuntu 17.04 ‘Zesty Zapus’
If you've been wondering when Canonical will release the 'Zesty Zapus', wonder no more: the release date for Ubuntu 17.04 is set for April 13, 2017.
Ubuntu 17.04 Likely To Settle On Linux 4.10, Release On 13 April
Ubuntu's kernel team will likely be targeting the Linux 4.10 kernel for April's release of Ubuntu 17.04.
I was reading the official linux README and stambled accross this command to generate a config:"make randconfig" Create a ./.config file by setting symbol values to random values.
I just wonder who on earth thought is a good idea and usable. Or maybe it's a joke because I can't get how this can be really useful.submitted by /u/markand67
I used to have an iPod nano (5th gen) which I loved ! It is know broken and I'm looking for a replacement. I could just buy a second hand one, or a brand new iPod (7th gen know) but it was always painfull to push music to it from my linux laptop.
Do you have any similar mp3 player (in term of size/usability) that would be more linux friendly ? (like pushing to mass storage)
I'm not interrested in video playback of any of the fancy stuff, just musicsubmitted by /u/aleatorya
In the following article, I present a real-world case scenario as an example for setting up a small business with Linux as a desktop solution. It is presented as a single illustration of a unique case, and Linux/open source deployments will of course vary based on the number of users, business need and security requirements.
A friend recently launched her own small startup, and because she’s funding it out of her own pocket, she came to me in the early stages with questions about Windows licensing, applications, support, etc. Her primary concern was the overhead of seeding her small office with Windows and all the required application licenses needed to run a business.
Because of the nature of her startup, I suggested Linux as the standard desktop for her office. She was unsure of this choice, and some of her questions, all justified, included “I’ve heard Linux isn’t user-friendly”, and “are there viable business applications available for Linux?”
Today, November 29, 2016, Linux kernel maintainer Jiri Slaby announced the release and general availability of the sixty-eighth maintenance update to the long-term supported Linux 3.12 kernel series.
Today, November 29, 2016, the GStreamer development team released the second maintenance update to the stable GStreamer 1.10 series of the open-source and cross-platform pipeline-based multimedia framework used on almost all Linux-based systems.
Before working fulltime on H5P, many of us on the Core Team were deeply involved with open source projects. Over the years we have been consulted for Drupal based projects, and we’ve always tried to contribute back to the Drupal community as much as we can. H5P is installed on over 7,000 websites. It is used by hundreds of universities, including Ivy League universities. It is being used by huge companies, including Fortune 50 companies, and other big organizations like parts of the UN.
Developers Explore Meson Build System For Wayland / Weston
A growing number of GNOME projects have been exploring Meson as a next-gen build system with one of the benefits being much faster build times. Now Daniel Stone at Collabora is exploring using Meson for Wayland and its Weston Weston compositor.
- ARM Offers Vulkan Linux Debugger Support
- Libdrm 2.4.74 Adds Intel Geminilake, Etnaviv Changes
There's A Vulkan Renderer In The Works For A PlayStation Emulator
Earlier this year the LibRetro crew unveiled their work on a Vulkan renderer for their Nintendo 64 emulator while now they have been working on a Vulkan renderer for a PlayStation One emulator, and it's already working.
NXP’s Volansys-built, highly secure “Modular IoT Gateway” reference design runs Linux on an i.MX6 UL SoC, and offers Thread, ZigBee, WiFi, and NFC.
NXP has released a Modular IoT Gateway reference design for large-node, 250+ wireless IoT networks. The gateway provides pre-integrated, tested, and RF-certified 802.15.4 mesh networking modules connected via MikroBus connectors, including Thread and ZigBee modules, and soon Bluetooth LE. Other options include an NFC chip for one-tap, no-power commissioning of IoT leaf nodes. The system also offers multiple layers of security.
I've been a musician for a couple years, and for the majority of that time, I've been recording purely with my smartphone and a refurbished laptop that came with Windows 7, Audacity, and FL Studio. Yet, I've been using Linux for about several years now, though the very large chunk of it was taken up as with moderate amount of gaming, and some mild game development (the both of which are more than fine enough for me, but I digress). So after installing KXStudio onto my laptop, I plunged straight back into Linux Audio. And goddamn, did I ever regret trying this again for a third time.
I've got the majority of the hardware needed. My laptop is more than capable enough of recording ~12 "CD Quality" audio/MIDI tracks, so that suffices plenty for me. I've got my audio interface/preamp, even if it's a bit low on price. My MIDI Keyboard/Controller should quickly suffice for a "Generic MIDI" driver.
And then there's the state of every Digital Audio Workstation I tried. Literally all of them are lacking some way, for their own special reasons. LMMS doesn't even record straight audio without needing some sort of ass-backwards workaround like recording into Audacity and exporting it as a sample. Ardour still requires some depreciated wiki digging to get any sort of "general-purpose MIDI" setup. The only semblance of sanity for DAWs is Audacity, but that comes with one gigantic trade-off for the sake of ease: No MIDI usage.
I can barely imagine any solution that isn't "wait until somebody clones CoreAudio a decade later-oh wait that was what PulseAudio was supposed to be". "Use JACK and everything is perfect," is what virtually every Linux forum with and/or about musicians say from any poster. But it's all still communicating with hardware via ALSA and PulseAudio. And even then, trying to figure out JACK is like figuring how/why some cheap knockoff eurorack synthesizers and their problems are to be fixed. I didn't use JACK to emulate the experience of fucking euroracks. I'd like a straight-forward method that would actually allow me to quickly get shit done with and not take hours of surfing to figure out how to hook a LADSPA/VST thing to my MIDI Controller. I don't care about the specifics. Though if the Ardour Wiki is to be trusted well, apparently only I am the only one to know better (except I fucking don't)./u/NERDSLAYER_Y2K