While Mesa is still racing towards OpenGL 4.0 compliance, another OpenGL 4.5 extension can now be crossed off the Mesa TODO list.
Some Mesa developers have already started tackling some of the easier OpenGL 4.5 extensions and today another can be crossed off the list. Thanks to Tobias Klausmann. GL_ARB_conditional_render_inverted is now supported by Mesa. The core work for GL_ARB_conditional_render_inverted is complete and is implemented currently by the Gallium3D-based Nouveau NVC0 (Fermi+), Softpipe, and LLVMpipe drivers. Support will surely come in time for mainline Mesa with this extension for the RadeonSI Gallium3D and Intel drivers.
LibreOffice is an excellent Microsoft Office alternative that'll do just about everything you need it to, quickly and efficiently. And in a world without WPS Office, I wouldn't think twice about recommending it. But while LibreOffice has championed mimicking and even one-upping Microsoft's apps, the competition was busy marching ahead, developing tools to address the new ways we get to work. The most crucial of these is cross-device support.
Reddit: State of hardware RAID in Linux: are there any reliable, but not very expensive, simple to install hardware RAID solutions available for Linux that work well with Ubuntu and Ubuntu derivatives?
I am thinking to custom build my next PC after more than a decade of buying off the shelf computers and laptops.
Ideally I am looking to use a PCI-Express based SSD (e.g. OCZ RevoDrive 350) for the root/boot volume and have a few internal HDDs in RAID 5 for backup/general purpose storage.
I remember a long time ago the recommended approach for RAIDing HDDs in Linux was to use software RAID.
Is this still the case? Or are there non-enterprise class hardware RAID solutions available for Linux that work well with Ubuntu and Ubuntu-derivatives?
Thanks.submitted by LamborghiniVeneno
Reddit: Wanting to dedicate my final year engineering project to enhancing an existing open source project
Next year will be my final year of engineering and I have the opportunity to do a project on the topic of my choice. I am very interested in Linux development and for my project I want to implement some useful features for an existing open source project. The problem I have is that I don't have any very specific ideas or features I want to implement, so I am seeking help to come up with some ideas about what features I could implement to enhance projects I am interested in.
I have an interest in low level Linux development, I have been doing the eudyptula challenge which I have found really fun.
One project that has my attention is OpenMediaVault, it's a debian distribution used for network attatched storage. I've recently started to migrate from FreeNAS to OpenMediaVault and have found the latter to have a much more intuitive user interface.
The Linux kernel is also very interesting but I have no idea where to start looking to enhance it or implement a new feature that would be useful.
So I would really like to hear from people in /r/linux, do you have any ideas about features you would like to see in OpenMediaVault?
Any recommendations on how to learn enough about the Linux kernel to come up with an idea for a feature that would be useful?
Are there some other projects I should be looking at?
I would really appreciate any input.submitted by streetdragon
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