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Phoronix: The Wayland Highlights Of 2016

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 03:30:31 PM
Wayland much progress in 2016 and arguably the biggest milestone of it shipping by default in Fedora 25 Workstation with the GNOME 3.22 desktop...

LXer: A business plan for your open source project

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 03:14:38 PM
Open sourcing your code is only a small part of building a successful open source community. Like any new venture, you need a vision of what you want to achieve and a concrete plan that will take you there. You want to be able to answer questions about your project like:read more

Reddit: How f###ing hard is it to get this basic thing right?

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 03:13:17 PM

I'm running Manjaro right now, not that it matters, since all systems are prone to blocking. Same shit happens on any Linux distro.

Too many tabs in Chrome? Blocked.

Must restard.

Now, Chrome itself is prone to blocking, but the same thing CAN happen with Firefox, or pretty much anything else.

How fucking hard is it for a system to prioritize mouse and video drivers and the most basic system resources so I can still use terminal or some other way of managing tasks and recover my system without restarting.

The fact that Linux can't do this is criminal. Fucking criminal.

We have an open source system decades in development and it can still get routinely blocked by apps that should be running in a superficial layer of the system.


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Reddit: Happy Birthday, Linus Torvalds!

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 03:08:43 PM Kubernetes: A True Cloud Platform

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 03:00:13 PM

The Kubernetes community is building a platform that will make application development completely cloud infrastructure agnostic. Sam Ghods, co-founder of Box, said Kubernetes’ combination of portability and extensibility put it in a class of its own for cloud application development, during his CloudNativeCon keynote in November.

“We finally have a portable abstraction to work against in cloud infrastructure,” he said. Saving Application State in the Stateless Container World

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 03:00:05 PM

Running applications in our brave new container orchestration world is like managing herds of fireflies; they blink in and out. There is no such thing as uptimes anymore. Applications run, and when they fail, replacements launch from vanilla images. Easy come, easy go. But if your application needs to preserve state, it and must either take periodic snapshots or have some other method of recovering state. Snapshots are far from ideal as you will likely lose data, as with any non-graceful shutdown.

Phoronix: OpenCV 3.2 Computer Vision Stack Released

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 01:08:02 PM
A big update to the Open-Source Computer Vision library was quietly released just before Christmas...

Phoronix: KDE Plasma Mobile Explores Switch To AOSP From CyanogenMod

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 12:52:06 PM
Given the fall of CyanogenMod, it appears KDE Plasma Mobile developers are looking at switching its phone/mobile base operating system over to the upstream Android Open-Source Project (AOSP)...

Phoronix: System76 Has Been Collaborating With NVIDIA Over Linux Driver Fixes

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 11:47:30 AM
For helping not only their Ubuntu laptop customers but all NVIDIA Linux users, System76 has recently been working with the green GPU firm over getting more fixes into their proprietary driver...

Phoronix: GNOME vs. KDE: The Top Linux Desktop News Of 2016

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 11:36:35 AM
For those curious about the most viewed GNOME and KDE news of 2016, we have you covered...

Phoronix: Intel's Beignet Working On More OpenCL 2.0 Support

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 11:25:04 AM
It's unfortunate that the Beignet developers weren't able to get OpenCL 2.0 support fully working for Intel graphics hardware by the end of 2016, but nevertheless the project is ongoing and more OCL2 work landed today...

LXer: How to Setup Docker on Ubuntu Server 16.04

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 11:10:31 AM
Docker is actually an open source project which provides container technology. A container is a light weight VM(virtual machine) or a process which allows us to install Linux based applications inside it.

TuxMachines: Android Leftovers

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 10:22:59 AM

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TuxMachines: Best of Art and design

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 10:05:06 AM

Since then, there hasn't been a groundswell of people abandoning Adobe and Microsoft tools, but little-by-little, open source solutions, such as GIMP and Scribus, are making in-roads. For those of us in the industry who are thinking outside those 20th-century rooms filled with boxes, we continue to face the challenge of convincing people that there are alternatives. And anyone who has worked with open source software will tell you it's fun.

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TuxMachines: A business plan for your open source project

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 10:03:10 AM

Open sourcing your code is only a small part of building a successful open source community. Like any new venture, you need a vision of what you want to achieve and a concrete plan that will take you there. You want to be able to answer questions about your project like:

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TuxMachines: Is 2017 the Year of the Linux Desktop?

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 09:59:39 AM

The entire idea of one year or another being the year of the Linux desktop has become an insider joke among many within the FoSS community. The reason: the entire concept is deeply personal. What was a good year for the Linux desktop for one person might not have been for someone else.

For example, I'd suggest that the year that Knoppix Linux became popular was clearly the Year of the Linux desktop. For the first time, anyone who wanted to try Linux on their PC without installing it, could do so very easily. A lot of people believe the first live distros were Ubuntu in nature when it fact, Debian inspired Knoppix and later Simply Mepis were among the first.

In recent years, we've seen changes to the Linux desktop that have surprisingly outperformed my expectations.

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TuxMachines: Swiss BBL to extend its use of open source GIS

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 09:56:18 AM

The Swiss Federal Department for Building and Logistics (BBL) is looking for providers of ICT services with experience in the use of GeoNetwork, open source tools for geolocation information. BBL hopes to sign an 8 year framework contract for consulting, software development and support.

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  • A history about Gtk+, Vulkan and Wayland
    A few weeks ago, I was curious to test Gtk+ 4. I know it has some awsome features like OpenGL rendering, major cleanups and other hot stuff, but didn’t have the chance to check it out until then. I was mostly excited about Vulkan. I know both of my laptop’s graphic cards support Vulkan. It’s a hybrid Intel Broadwell G2 + NVidia GeForce 920M, although I don’t use the latter because Linux sucks hard with Dual GPU. Downloaded the latest Gtk+ source, compiled and… nothing. Immediate segmentation fault. Yay! What a great chance to get involved with the next major Gtk+ version development!
  • GNOME Developer On GTK4: State-of-the-Art of Toolkit Support
    GNOME developer Georges Stavracas has shared his thoughts on the state of the GTK4 tool-kit with the recent work involving a Vulkan renderer, including which also now works on Wayland. Georges Stavracas was excited to try the current state of GTK4 development but initially hit a segmentation fault. But after overcoming that, he was successful in running GTK4 on Wayland and the widgets being rendered by Vulkan. He commented on his blog, "May not be as exciting, since there are no new visible features but… damn, it’s Gtk+ being rendered with Vulkan on Wayland. It’s basically the state-of-the-art of toolkit support right now. Even better, the absolute majority of applications will gain this for free once they port to Gtk+ 4 series."

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