LXer: This Week in Open Source, CNCF Announces 6th Managed Project, Changes in OSS Accelerate SDN & More
"How much swap is recommended nowadays? Can I run without swap? Is further tuning possible?"
- The New Features Of The Linux 4.11 Kernel
Linux 4.11 Doesn't Change The Game For AMD's Ryzen
Linux 4.11 is worthwhile in that it's bringing ALC1220 audio support, the codec used by many Ryzen (and Intel Kabylake) motherboards, but this next kernel version doesn't appear to change Ryzen's performance.
I didn't see anything notable this Linux 4.11 merge window with regard to Ryzen for potentially affecting its performance, but I ran some benchmarks this weekend just to confirm.
SWR Software Rasterizer Now Supports Geometry Shaders
Intel's "SWR" software rasterizer living within Mesa now has support for OpenGL geometry shaders.
Thanks to work that landed today by Intel's Tim Rowley, there is now support for OpenGL geometry shaders in this software rasterizer. The code amounts to over 700 lines of new code to implement GL GS support.
- issue #70: GitHub, Kompose, Usql, tmux-cssh, HAProxy, icdiff, GlusterFS & more
- How to edit ownCloud documents using ONLYOFFICE online editors
- Getting started with Neo4j on IBM Power Systems running Linux
- Practical Guide: Bash for Loop with examples
- How to enable the gzip/deflate in nginx server on Linux or Unix system
The hovertext for Friday’s xkcd Borrow Your Laptop asks for scrolling mapped to undo and redo. How hard can it be? There’s more than one way to do this, but the other ways are boring. What if we’re using a program that doesn’t allow rebinding keys or buttons?
- Raspberry Pi 3 as desktop computer
- Netops with Emacs and Org mode
- Disabling NetworkManager on Servers and Workstations
Kube, a new KDE email/PIM app, sees first tech preview release
Heard about KDE Kube? It’s a promising new project building a KDE mail and personal information manager suite built around QtQuick and a high-performance data access layer called ‘Sink’.
Kube 0.1.0 was released this weekend and is the first pre-production tech preview release of the app. While it’s still (very) rough around the edges, it’s still a promising glimpse at what could mature to be a standout KDE application.
Using Krita Without a Keyboard
Recently we added a custom hotkey file to Krita to work with a hotkey application called Tablet Pro. Tablet Pro allows you to use your tablet without a keyboard by replacing the keyboard shortcuts with custom onscreen hotkeys. For our Krita users our goal has been to give digital artists the power to create at a professional level without a huge expense. Tablet Pro is working with us on that goal. We were happy to work together on this and are excited to share the results. The hotkeys they provide will give you a very similar experience to a Wacom Cintiq with expresskeys.
- RcppSMC 0.1.5
- RcppGSL 0.3.2
VidCutter 3.0 Released with New Features, MPV Backend
VidCutter, the open-source video trimmer app we mentioned back in January, is back with a new release — and it’s a big one. The cross-platform Qt5 app lets you quickly and easily trim, split and join video clips without needing to re-encode.
Green Recorder 2.0 Released, Lets You Screen Record Wayland
A new version of Green Recorder Among the new features this simple desktop screen recorder picks up is screen recording in Wayland sessions (more on that further down) plus a couple of advanced screen recording options.
Green Recorder 2.0 Released, Adding GNOME’s Wayland Support
Green Recorder is a simple recording program for the Linux desktop. It was written using Python and utilizes ffmpeg as its core. It also uses the GTK+ library. The initial version of the program was released around 1 month ago.
That Was The Week That Was (TWTWTW): Edition 3
This is the third edition of TWTWTW, a weekly blog observing the latest developments in the open source world. TWTWTW aims to give a summary of the most important open source news of the week. For this edition, we present a succinct catchup covering hardware, software, and book roundups.
The Wine development release 2.3 is now available. Wine (originally an acronym for “Wine Is Not an Emulator”) is a compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on several POSIX-compliant operating systems, such as Linux, macOS, & BSD.
Lennart Poettering has announced the release of systemd 233. This is a suite of basic building blocks for a Linux system. It bootstraps the user space and manages all processes subsequently.
There’s a new release of exGENT, a Linux distribution based on Gentoo. This 64-bit distro adds Xfce 4.12.1 and kernel 4.10.1, as well as replacing the boot loader Grub Legacy with Grub2. Linux Lite saw a new beta release. And Q4OS published a third maintenance update to the Q4OS 1.8 Orion.
- How to Disable Bluetooth Automatic Playback on any Android Phone
- How to install Kodi on an Android tablet or smartphone
LG To Update G4 and V10 to Android 7.0 Nougat After All
Another year, another flagship iteration. With every such step, a product that was once the top of its game gives way to a newer generation. Consumers who purchased the previous flagship now have to live with their product not being first priority anymore.
- Must read: top 10 Android stories
- Android smartphone users more likely to download malware than iPhone users
- UMIDIGI Z Pro International Giveaway