The Prpl Foundation demoed the “prplHypervisor,” an open source, Linux-ready hypervisor for MIPS-based IoT with multiple secure domains for different OSes.
The prplSecurity framework is one of the chief projects of the Imagination Technologies backed, Linaro-like prpl Foundation, which is developing open source Linux and Android code for MIPS processors. The latest piece is the prplHypervisor, which prpl calls “the industry-first light-weight open source hypervisor specifically designed to provide security through separation for the billions of embedded connected devices that power the Internet of Things.”
LXer: Windows 10 a failure by Microsoft's own metric -- it won't hit one billion devices by mid-2018
- Facebook details its 2016 open source accomplishments
- Why Microsoft's Linux lovefest goes hand-in-hand with its Azure cloud strategy [Ed: Keith Townsend spreads Microsoft lies like "Microsoft's Linux lovefest"; Microsoft attacks Linux with patents, lobbying, and even bribes. If seeing statements like “Microsoft loves Linux” makes us want to vomit, that’s mission accomplished (by Microsoft)]
- Mouser Stocking the Hexiwear Open Source IoT Platform from MikroElektronika and NXP
- Dropbox’s Lepton lossless image compression really uses a ‘middle-out’ algorithm
- Dropbox Open Sources Highly Efficient Image Compression/Decompression Tool
- GNOME Keysign new GUI and updates
GSoC Updates: ownCloud music Ampache API
Continuing from the grilo owncloud plugin last month, I’ve been working towards integrating the source with GNOME Music. In order to minimize the network requests, we’ve decided to cache the results in a local database. This would also improve user experience since cached results would populate relatively faster in the UI. Victor Toso suggested I look into GOM for implementing the cache and querying the data. My initial thought was to use raw SQL queries to query an sqlite database but this abstraction would help indeed.
Future of relative window positioning
With emerging display server technologies, toolkits sometimes need to adapt how they implement the features they provide. One set of features that needs adaptation is how GTK+ positions popup windows such as menus, popovers and tooltips, so that they will be placed within the work area of the monitor.
In the old days, when GTK+ wanted to position a menu, it would first look up the global position of the parent window of the menu. It would then look up the work areas of all the monitors connected. With the given work areas, the global position of the parent window, and the intended menu position relative to the parent window it wanted to place the menu, GTK+ would use a clever algorithm calculating a reasonable position for the menu to be placed so that it would be visible to the user. For example, if the File menu doesn’t have enough space to popup below the parent menu item, then GTK+ would re-position it above the parent menu item instead.
Window/Menu Positioning Improvements For GTK+ On Wayland/Mir
Red Hat's Jonas Ådahl has shared work being done to the GTK+ toolkit for avoiding global window positions for tooltips/menus/popovers and instead refactor it down to GDK and allow relative positioning.
‘Hierarchies squelch innovation’: Red Hat CEO says old management styles are holding back companies
Participation and innovation go hand in hand, says Red Hat’s president and CEO Jim Whitehurst.
Speaking at the company’s user conference in San Francisco, he pointed out that technology has become so complex that no one person or company can succeed on its own. And that’s why the conference theme was the power of participation.
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Fedora Linux Needs Your Help to Port Several Python Packages to Python 3
Today, Fedora Project has informed us through Miro Hrončok that they need the community's help to port certain applications written in the Python dynamic programming language to Python 3.
It's a known fact that Python 3 is currently being adopted by more and more GNU/Linux operating systems, as the world always tries to move forward and implement the newest of technologies. Additionally, support for Python 2 slowly starts to fade on some of the most popular OSes.
- Friday's security updates
Room for Application Security Improvement
Using open source components is a common software development process; just how common, however, may come as a surprise -- even a shock -- to some. The average organization uses 229,000 open source components a year, found research by Sonatype, a provider of software development lifecycle solutions that manages a Central Repository of these components for the Java development community.
There were 31 billion requests for downloads from the repository in 2015, up from 17 billion in 2014, according to Sonatype.
The number "blows people's minds," said Derek Weeks, a VP and DevOps advocate at Sonatype. "The perspective of the application security professional or DevOps security professional or open source governance professional is, 'This really changes the game. If it were 100, I could control that, but if it is 200,000 the world has changed."
- Ubuntu Forums Suffer Data breach; Credit Goes to SQL Flaw
Samsung Galaxy S7 vs. OnePlus 3: Premium Android at any budget
A few years ago, you had to spend a lot of money to get a phone with flagship specs, but things have changed. There are some smartphones that have much more reasonable prices with very few compromises in the hardware department. For example, the new OnePlus 3 retailing for a mere $399. When you look at the substantially more expensive Samsung Galaxy S7, these two phones have a lot in common. Let’s see how they stack up in real world use.
Android TV: Is This The Future Of Android TV?
The last couple of weeks has seen some interesting developments in the Android TV world. Although, these developments have come from outside the US. One of the fundamental issues consistently raised with the Android TV platform is the lack of available devices. While Android TV customers do have choices, they do not have a lot of choices. In fact, while Xiaomi recently announced a new Android TV device, at the same time the Nexus Player became officially discontinued. Which highlighted that even as new options come through, the actual selection does not increase in terms of numbers.
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- Google Keyboard rolls out colorful themes on Android
- What If EPO Under Battistelli Gets Broken Beyond Repair Just Like the UPC?
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- Deathwatch of the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPC)
- EPO Management on Trial Tomorrow, But It Stated Upfront It Would Not Obey the Legal Ruling While It Rigs Its Own Rulings
- Links 15/7/2016: GIMP 2.8.18, EIF v. 3, Pyston 0.5.1
Welcome to small tutorial series of hosting website on Linux machine. This series of articles will teach how to setup a web server on Linux computer and make it available online. The website we'll host on our personal computer can be accessed from around the globe. In this article(Part 1), we are going to install all the required tools to setup web server. So let's get started and start our own setup web server.
- Google Developers Improve Mesa's Android EGL Support
Nouveau DRM Code Updated For Linux 4.8
The Nouveau open-source NVIDIA DRM driver changes have been queued in DRM-Next for the Linux 4.8 kernel.
Nouveau updates this time around include GK20A/GM20B Tegra K1/X1 voltage and clock improvements as well as initial support for GP100 and GP104 GPUs. The latter provides initial KMS support for the GeForce GTX 1000 series. While NVIDIA did release some Pascal firmware, it ended up being only for the GP100 and not the GP104 or GP106. Thus with Linux 4.8 there isn't any hardware-accelerated support for the consumer GeForce GTX 1060/1070/1080 cards on the open-source driver stack. For those cards it comes down to un-accelerated kernel mode-setting support until NVIDIA releases the rest of the Pascal firmware in the future.
Operators Are Migrating From NFV MANO Trials to Reality
Some operators are progressing from network functions virtualization (NFV) management and orchestration (MANO) trials to the launching of commercial services, according to a new report from Current Analysis.
While some of those commercial services are at the virtualized infrastructure manager (VIM) levels of orchestration, some are at the virtual network function manager (VNFM) level and even the NFV orchestrator level, the analyst firm says. This is happening even though ETSI hasn’t released final MANO specifications.
The Emerging Containers as a Service Marketplace
While many developers are enthusiastic about the way containers can speed up deployments, administrators and operators may be a bit more wary, given the considerable amount of retooling that their internal systems may need to go through to support container-based pipelines.
Which is why the emerging Containers as a Service (CaaS) approach may prove popular to both camps.
IBM to open blockchain innovation centre in Singapore
IBM plans to open its first blockchain innovation centre in Singapore, with one of its first projects to focus on developing trade solutions using blockchain technology to improve the efficiency of multi-party trade finance processes and transactions.
According to IBM, the centre -- to be staffed by Singaporean-based talent and researchers from IBM Research Labs worldwide -- together with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will work with government, industries, and academia to develop applications and solutions based on blockchain, cybersecurity, and cognitive computing technologies.
What Has the Open Container Initiative Achieved in Its First Year?
The Open Container Initiative (OCI) was formed in June 2015. Their main goal was to establish common standards for software containers. It was originally named the Open Container Project and later became a Linux Foundation project. Founding members included CoreOS, Amazon Web Services, Apcera, Cisco, EMC, Fujitsu, Goldman Sachs, Google, HP, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Joyent, Mesosphere, Microsoft, Pivotal, Rancher Labs, Red Hat, and VMware Docker.
GNU Guile 2.0.12 released
We are delighted to announce the availability of GNU Guile 2.0.12, a maintenance release in the current stable 2.0 series.
Update from La Mapería
La Mapería exists right now as a Python program that downloads raster tiles from Mapbox Studio. This is great in that I don't have to worry about setting up an OpenStreetMap stack, and I can just worry about the map stylesheet itself (this is the important part!) and a little code to render the map's scale and frame with arc-minute markings.
I would prefer to have a client-side renderer, though. Vector tiles are the hot new thing; in theory I should be able to download vector tiles and render them with Memphis, a Cairo-based renderer. I haven't investigated how to move my Mapbox Studio stylesheet to something that Memphis can use (... or that any other map renderer can use, for that matter).
You Can Now Use Netflix on Vivaldi and Other Chromium-Based Web Browsers
Vivaldi's Ruarí Ødegaard managed to create a handy script that would allow you to watch Netflix movies on Vivaldi, as well as any other Chromium-based web browser.
As you're probably aware of by now, Netflix only supports the Google Chrome and Opera web browsers when we talk about watching movies streamed via their online platform on Linux kernel-based operating systems. On Windows and Mac the there are more browsers supports, including Mozilla Firefox and Safari.