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TuxMachines: FreeBSD Now Has A Port For CentOS 7 Binary Support

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 09:57:28 PM

We've known for a while that FreeBSD has been working on a CentOS 7 compatibility layer while now that work has finally landed in FreeBSD ports.

As of yesterday, linux_base-c7 landed in ports for installing the CentOS 7 base packages. This will allow running newer Linux binaries built for modern CentOS/RHEL 7 era systems on FreeBSD, assuming the source isn't available or isn't compatible natively with FreeBSD. Previously CentOS 6 was the default port used for this Linux binary compatibility with FreeBSD.

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Phoronix: Vulkan 1.0.26 Released

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 09:41:15 PM
Vulkan 1.0.26 was released as the first update to the Vulkan 1.0 API for September...

LXer: feren OS 2016.2 Screenshot Tour

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 09:09:56 PM
I'm now proud to announce the immediate availability of feren OS 2016.2, the best feren OS version yet, with many new modifications to make feren OS much, much better than before, new and the latest and greatest of Linux Applications, bug fixes everywhere, a new Linux Mint 18 base, and many, many cool new changes from 2016.1. feren OS is a desktop distribution based on Linux Mint.

TuxMachines: Wayland in KDE Neon

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 09:03:30 PM
  • KDE Neon dev/unstable switching to Wayland by default

    During this year’s Akademy we had a few discussions about Wayland, and the Plasma and Neon team decided to switch Neon developer unstable edition to Wayland by default soonish.

    There are still a few things in the stack which need to be shaken out – we need a newer Xwayland in Neon, we want to wait for Plasma 5.8 to be released, we need to get the latest QtWayland 5.7 build, etc. etc.

  • KDE Neon Developer OS Switches To Plasma Wayland By Default

    KDE developers have decided to switch to Wayland by default for KDE Neon's unstable/developer OS.

    KDE Neon, of course, is the project providing daily spins of the bleeding-edge Ubuntu packages atop Ubuntu. Now moving forward with the new developer/unstable packages is the usage of KDE Plasma on Wayland by default.

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TuxMachines: Linux Kernel and Graphics News

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 09:01:53 PM
  • Next steps for Gmane

    We’ve rebuilt the storage system using ElasticSearch as the document store. We have used it for many projects and have nothing but a good. The site is currently a mixture of Python and PHP, the priority has been given to get the original functionality back in place; then work with the community to decide which of the Gmane interfaces are relevant and what we need to change to bring it up-to-date.

    We’ll do our utmost to continue in Lars’ footsteps, his hardwork and dedication to maintain this valuable Internet resource.

    Thank you Lars for the hardwork that you’ve put into Gmane over the past nearly two decades, all of the Gmane users are greatful to you!

  • Audio workshop accepted for Linux Plumbers Conference and Kernel Summit

    Audio is an increasingly important component of the Linux plumbing, given increased use of Linux for media workloads and of the Linux kernel for smartphones. Topics include low-latency audio, use of the clock API, propagating digital configuration through dynamic audio power management (DAPM), integration of HDA and ASoC, SoundWire ALSA use-case managemer (UCM) scalability, standardizing HDMI and DisplayPort interfaces, Media Controller API integration, and a number of topics relating to the multiple userspace users of Linux-kernel audio, including Android and ChromeOS as well as the various desktop-oriented Linux distributions.

  • Mainline Explicit Fencing – part 1
  • Improved Tear-Free Rendering For Radeon DDX With PRIME

    For those making use of the xf86-video-ati DDX driver in a PRIME-capable system with Radeon GPU, there's more effective tear-free rendering support with the latest development code.

  • A Mesa Fix Lands To Take Care Of The R9 290 Issue, Intel/Radeon Performance Problems

    A fix landed in Mesa Git today that should address various performance issues people have been seeing in different rare setups. The fix mostly seems to be for Radeon/Intel users seeing low performance recently with glxgears but also appears to help those affected by the much talked about R9 290 regression.

    The fix by Michel Dänzer is loader/dri3: Always use at least two back buffers. Michel commented on the simple change, "This can make a significant difference for performance with some extreme test cases such as vblank_mode=0 glxgears."

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LXer: New tech event, Abstractions is forward-thinking

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 08:07:02 PM
The folks at Code & Supply put on a fantastic inaugural event in Pittsburgh this year. They sold 1500 tickets, their maximum, a few weeks before the event took place in downtown Pittsburgh at the Westin Conference Center. Pittsburgh is a walkable city with beautiful soaring art-deco buildings and approachable eateries. Residents of other riparian cities will feel right at home with it's sporadic grids and pleasant, but not overwhelming, humidity. read more

TuxMachines: Advanced Search and Replace with the Kate Text Editor

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 07:46:07 PM

The powerhouse Kate text editor has advanced search-and-replace, including support for escape sequences and regular expressions, so you can make complex corrections without leaving your document.

The Kate text editor is my favorite and has been my main workhorse for years. Kate has a lot of great features and is friendly to both touch-typing and pointy-clicky. It doesn't quite have the eleventy-million features of Vim or Emacs, but then you don't need the dexterity of a concert pianist to use it, either. I think it is the most user-friendly of the powerhouse text editors. Some of its noteworthy features are:

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TuxMachines: 2016 LiFT Scholarship Winner Luis Camacho Caballero: Preserving Amazon Languages with Linux

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 07:41:43 PM

Luis Camacho Caballero is working on a project to preserve endangered South American languages by porting them to computational systems through automatic speech recognition using Linux-based systems. He was one of 14 aspiring IT professionals to receive a 2016 Linux Foundation Training (LiFT) scholarship, announced last month.

Luis, who is from Peru, has been using Linux since 1998, and appreciates that it is built and maintained by a large number of individuals working together to increase knowledge. Through his language preservation project, he hopes to have the first language, Quechua, the language of his grandparents, completed by the end of 2017, and then plans to expand to other Amazonian languages.

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TuxMachines: Best Linux Distros for Developers

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 07:38:02 PM

One of the common questions I get asked is "which Linux distro is best for developers?" The short answer is that it depends. The long answer takes the form of this article. This piece will dive into the different Linux distros favored by developers. It'll also provide some insight as to why there is no automatic (simple) answer for why one developer chooses one distro over another.

To provide a more accurate look at this entire situation, I'm going to provide a break down of each consideration when making a developer friendly Linux distro selection. As you read, one must start off with the right development applications. Without these, selecting a distro is meaningless.

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Reddit: Linux on mobile?

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 07:33:57 PM

Google is taking a scary route with proprietary blobs. Is there an actual Linux alternative? Ubuntu Phone is buggy and doesn't run on much. Tizen seems promising but it's still in development and looking to be available for phones.

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LXer: NordVPN for Android

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 07:04:08 PM
The prospect of privacy protection and occulting your smartphone's IPaddress with a VPN are sufficient selling points, but the ability to watchyour Spanish-dubbed Turkish telenovellas while on the beach in Tahiti shouldseal the deal for real.

LXer: How to Install Django 1.10 on Ubuntu 16.04

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 06:01:14 PM
Django is a web application framework written in python that follows the MVC (Model-View-Controller) architecture, it is available for free and released under an open source license. In this tutorial, we will install Django 1.10 on a Ubuntu 16.04 server. Django can be installed on a server in many ways, in this tutorial, I will show you to install it with pip, virtualenv and directly from the Django GIT sources. Finally, I will show you the first steps to start a new project with the Django web framework.

LinuxToday: How To Install Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana (ELK Stack) on CentOS/RHEL 7

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 06:00:00 PM

 tecmint: In this article we will walk you through the process of setting up an ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana) stack to collect the system logs sent by two clients, a CentOS 7 and a Debian 8 machines.

Reddit: Found some old Loki Linux Games in my closet.

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 05:57:15 PM

Reddit: Krita 3.0.1: new features and bug fixes

Tuesday 6th of September 2016 05:15:20 PM

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