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LXer: Linux-driven dev board harnesses Sitara PRU-ICSS

Friday 10th of February 2017 01:49:59 AM
In late 2015, MYIR launched its MYD-C437X baseboard and MYC-C437x COM based on TI’s single Cortex-A9, 1GHz Sitara AM437x SoC. Now, the Chinese manufacturer has spun a MYD-C437X-PRU development board that uses the same Linux-driven MYC-C437x COM. It’s designed for developers who want to exploit the capabilities of the AM437x’s quad-core, 200MHz PRU-ICSS real-time, programmable chips. The MYC-C437x module is again supported with a Linux BSP, now upgraded to a Linux 4.1.18 kernel.

Reddit: Pyra News: From the meeting at GC

Friday 10th of February 2017 01:35:35 AM

Phoronix: The State Of Flatpak vs. Snaps On Various Linux Distributions

Friday 10th of February 2017 01:16:34 AM
Motivated by KDE Plasma Leaning Towards Focusing On Flatpak Over AppImage/Snaps and this lengthy, contentious forum thread, a KDE contributor has taken a closer look at the Flatpak versus Snaps versions available in different Linux distributions...

Reddit: Adoption of Flatpak vs Snap

Friday 10th of February 2017 01:05:21 AM

TuxMachines: Linux on Servers

Friday 10th of February 2017 12:49:56 AM

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TuxMachines: Kernel Space/Linux

Friday 10th of February 2017 12:49:20 AM
  • Linux Kernel 3.18 Reaches End of Life, Users Urged to Move to Linux 4.9 or 4.4

    Today, February 8, 2017, renowned Linux kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman put an end to the release cycle of the long-term supported (LTS) Linux 3.18 kernel series by releasing what appears to be the last hotfix.

    Linux kernel 3.18.48 LTS is here and is the last in the series, which was marked for a January 2017 extinction since mid-April last year. According to the appended shortlog, the new patch changes a total of 50 files, with 159 insertions and 351 deletions.

  • Inside Real-Time Linux

    Real-time Linux (RTL), a form of mainline Linux enabled with PREEMPT_RT, has come a long way in the past decade. Some 80 percent of the deterministic PREEMPT_RT patch is now available in the mainline kernel itself. Yet, backers of the strongest alternative to the single-kernel RTL on Linux -- the dual-kernel Xenomai -- continue to claim a vast superiority in reduced latency. In an Embedded Linux Conference Europe presentation in October, Jan Altenberg rebutted these claims while offering an overview of the real-time topic.

  • Introduction to Realtime Linux

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software

Friday 10th of February 2017 12:47:58 AM
  • Atom 1.14

    A fundamental component of the text editor called the display layer has been redesigned to rely on a new data structure that is implemented in C++. These changes enable Atom to open larger files more quickly while using much less memory. Improvements in this area are ongoing, so expect more in upcoming releases.

  • Atom 1.14 Hackable Text Editor Launches with Improved Large File Performance

    GitHub's Ian Olsen is announcing today, February 8, 2017, the general availability of the Atom 1.14 open-source and multiplatform hackable text editor for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows.

    Launched exactly one month after the release of Atom 1.13, the new Atom 1.14 release does not appear to be a major milestone, as it only adds 64-bit installation support for Microsoft Windows operating systems, improved MRU tab traversal with a bunch of fixes, as well as large file performance across all platforms.

  • Why I Swapped VLC for MPV

    In fact, if I were to you all what video player you use on Ubuntu I’d be cowered by the collective cry of ‘VLC’!

    And quite right too. VLC is open-source, obscenely powerful and plays dang well near everything you chuck at it,

  • PostfixAdmin 3.0.2

    This release fixes a security bug - admins could delete protected aliases like abuse@ (CVE-2017-5930). Besides that, some non-security bugs were fixed. Read the official announcement for details.

  • RcppArmadillo 0.7.700.0.0

    Time for another update of RcppArmadillo with a new release 0.7.700.0.0 based on a fresh Armadillo 7.700.0. Following my full reverse-dependency check of 318 package (commit of log here), CRAN took another day to check again.

  • CodeWeavers has Released CrossOver 16.1.0 for Linux and MacOS

    I am delighted to announce that CodeWeavers has just released CrossOver 16.1.0 for both macOS and Linux.

    The big news in CrossOver 16.1 is that we now support Quicken 2017. We know many of our customers use Quicken and CrossOver to do their taxes this time of year. With CrossOver 16.1, you can use the latest version of Quicken.

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TuxMachines: today's howtos

Friday 10th of February 2017 12:47:21 AM

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TuxMachines: Red Hat and Fedora

Friday 10th of February 2017 12:46:07 AM
  • Red Hat IT Single Sign On(SSO) Runs on Red Hat Virtualization

    Red Hat is best known for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and for being a leader in driving open source development projects. In many cases, the upstream projects then become Red Hat products that provide enterprise functionality elsewhere in the stack.

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Across Architectures: Everything Works Out of the Box

    Since the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server for ARM Development Preview 7.3 became available I’ve been wanting to try it out to see how the existing code for x86_64 systems works on the 64-bit ARM architecture (a.k.a. aarch64).

    Going in, I was a bit apprehensive that some kind of heavy lifting would be needed to get things working on the ARM platform. My experience with cross-architecture ports with other distros (before I joined Red Hat) indicated going through dependency hell as I frantically tried to find equivalent packages for the ARM architecture. Needless to say, most of these porting exercises ended with massive amounts of productivity loss and potential security exposures as I downloaded packages from unknown sources, all the time hoping one of them would work.

  • NethServer 7 Server/Network-Focused Linux OS Released

    NethServer 7 is a CentOS derived Linux distribution designed for SOHO use-cases and makes it easy to setup a mail server, web server, DNS/DHCP server, and other common networking tasks via its modular design and web-based administrative interface.

  • 5 New features in RHEL 7 you should know about.
  • Why to Keeping Eye on Red Hat, Inc. (RHT), Amphenol Corporation (APH)?
  • The next big things, 2017 edition.

    Along with several people on the Fedora Engineering team, I recently attended the DevConf.cz 2017 event. The conference has grown into an amazingly successful gathering of open source developers. Most attendees live in Europe but there were some from every continent. The coverage spanned all the big open source buzz-generating technologies. Session topics included containers, PaaS, orchestration and automation, and DevOps.

  • Dealing with Mono under Fedora 25.
  • Earn Fedora Badges designing Badges!

    Fedora Badges is a perfect place to start if you want to help out the Fedora Design Team. “I’m not a designer!” “I can’t draw!” “I’ve never opened Inkscape” – you might say. And that is totally fine! Everybody can help out, and none of those reasons will stop you from designing your first badge (and getting badges for designing badges)!

  • Helping new users get on IRC, Part 2
  • Reducing the bandwidth requirements for keeping Fedora up to date

    Keeping your Fedora installation up to date can become a problem if your ISP imposes a strict datacap or if you’re stuck with only an expensive mobile data connection. Here are a few tricks for lowering Fedora’s system update bandwidth requirement.

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Reddit: Civilization VI: Quick Port Report on Linux

Thursday 9th of February 2017 11:56:19 PM

TuxMachines: Android Leftovers

Thursday 9th of February 2017 11:49:25 PM

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LXer: Remix OS: Is This the Droid You Were Looking For?

Thursday 9th of February 2017 11:32:45 PM
Ever wanted to try Android on your PC but there weren’t any really usable projects? Now you can. Remix OS is an Android based operating system that’s designed to offer a full-fledged desktop PC-like experience. The developers have done a lot of  work to implement many desktop-centric features such as multi-window multi-tasking. It offers a very familiar interface inspired by Windows, so the learning curve is not that steep. If you have used Android before, you will find yourself at home.

TuxMachines: Linux Graphics

Thursday 9th of February 2017 11:17:39 PM
  • Another Potential CPU Optimization For Mesa: Quadratic Probing

    Mesa developer Thomas Helland is looking at reviving an old set of Mesa patches that could help out in some CPU-bound scenarios.

    Helland re-discovered some old Mesa patches from April 2015 for implementing quadratic probing in hash tables for being faster rather than the linear re-probing hash table as is used currently. Helland explained further in the patch, "This will allow us to remove the large static table and use a power of two hash table size that we can compute on the fly. We can use bitmasking instead of modulo to fit our hash in the table, and it's less code. By using the algorithm hash = sh + i/2 + i*i/2 we are guaranteed that all retries from the quad probing are distinct, and so we should be able to completely fill the table."

  • Libinput X.Org Driver Updated With New Capabilities

    Libinput is the input handling library that originated with Wayland but has since been adopted by Mir as well as X.Org when using the xf86-input-libinput handling driver. This xf86-input-libinput adaptation for X.Org Servers has seen a new release today.

    Last month marked the libinput 1.6 release with new features to the input library. Now xf86-input-libinput has been upgraded for improving the support for this generic input handling implementation on xorg-server systems.

  • RadeonSI Working Toward Better Rocket League Performance

    Marek Olšák has posted a set of patches today to the Mesa mailing list and they should help some Linux games, at least Rocket League.

  • Wayland's Weston 2.0 Beta Released

    One day after the Wayland 1.13 Beta, the reference Weston compositor is updated to its 2.0 beta state.

    Wayland's reference compositor, Weston, is moving to version 2.0 rather than version 1.13 since its new output configuration ABI has broken Weston's ABI. In addition to the new output handling API, Weston 2.0 has seen work on DRM compositor improvements, support for using EGL_KHR_swap_buffers_with_damage, initial window positioning for XWayland apps, desktop shell refinements, and other improvements.

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TuxMachines: Jolla Releases Sailfish OS 2.1, Adds Copy & Paste To The Browser

Thursday 9th of February 2017 10:31:06 PM

Ahead of Mobile World Congress (MWC17) happening later this month, Jolla has released Sailfish OS 2.1.

Sailfish OS 2.1 is now the latest release of this Finnish mobile phone operating system powered by Linux. It does add some new features, but nothing considered extraordinary by comparison to Android and iOS.

Also: Sailfish OS 2.1.0 now available to early access for Jolla devices

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LXer: Bash Shell Script: Building a Better March Madness Bracket

Thursday 9th of February 2017 10:24:08 PM
Last year, I wrote an article for Linux Journal titled "Building Your MarchMadness Bracket"My article was timely, arriving just in time for the "March Madness" collegebasketball series.

TuxMachines: Remix OS: Is This the Droid You Were Looking For?

Thursday 9th of February 2017 10:11:21 PM

Ever wanted to try Android on your PC but there weren’t any really usable projects? Now you can. Remix OS is an Android based operating system that’s designed to offer a full-fledged desktop PC-like experience. The developers have done a lot of work to implement many desktop-centric features such as multi-window multi-tasking. It offers a very familiar interface inspired by Windows, so the learning curve is not that steep. If you have used Android before, you will find yourself at home.

Remix OS is being developed by Jide Technologies, a company founded by three ex-Googlers, “with a mission to unlock the potential of Android in order to accelerate a new age of computing,” reads the “about us” page.

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Reddit: What was that gtk/gnome screensaver/theme thingy that was easily configurable and was recently posted here?

Thursday 9th of February 2017 09:45:00 PM

Just wondering if anyone remembers, I've been searching for it for the past 15 minutes but I still can't find. It was on the front of /r/linux recently...

I'll delete this post when someone finds it or remembers what it was called...

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Phoronix: AMDGPU Gets More Power-Related Fixes In Linux 4.11

Thursday 9th of February 2017 09:36:28 PM
It feels like the work on power management / clock-gating / PowerPlay is a never-ending mission within the AMDGPU DRM driver -- more work has been queued up for the next kernel cycle...

LXer: Open source smart home platform gains Ubuntu snap packages

Thursday 9th of February 2017 09:15:31 PM
Canonical has released a Snap package mechanism for running Ubuntu apps under the openHAB smart home stack, complete with Azul’s Zulu Embedded Java Runtime. Canonical’s snap package management mechanism can now run on the open source, Java-driven openHAB home automation framework, enabling easier deployment and secure updating of Ubuntu apps. Last June, Canonical spun off […]

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