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LinuxToday: J2EE and JavaEE are Gone. Enterprise Java is Now Called Jakarta EE

Wednesday 28th of February 2018 12:00:00 PM

EnterpriseAppsToday: The popular enterprise application framework now has a new name - and a new direction.

Reddit: nnn file browser v1.7 released!

Wednesday 28th of February 2018 11:27:32 AM

Reddit: What are the chances of getting native DirectX support on Linux?

Wednesday 28th of February 2018 11:26:45 AM

When support finally ends for Windows 7 it would be really great if I didn't have to go to Windows 10 to keep playing all of my games.

I love Linux, but most of the time I'm on my PC I'm gaming. Sadly, a lot of the games I play (especially when modding) don't play nice with Linux...

So, do you guys think Linux will ever be able to support DirectX (and other) games without complicated, buggy, or unstable workarounds? (wine)

With all of the complaints about Windows 10 going around, now seems like the opportune moment.

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LXer: How to install AMDGPU drivers on Debian 9 Stretch Linux

Wednesday 28th of February 2018 11:22:30 AM
So, you've got an AMD GPU, and you want to use it on Debian Stretch. Well, you're actually in luck. Installing the open source AMD drivers on Debian Stretch may just be the easiest and simplest install process in the history of Linux graphics drivers.

Phoronix: RadeonSI NIR Support Is Getting Squared Away, A Call For More Game Testing

Wednesday 28th of February 2018 11:15:22 AM
Valve Linux GPU driver developer Timothy Arceri provided a status update today on the RadeonSI NIR back-end that is needed as part of the SPIR-V ingestion upbringing and that this Radeon GCN OpenGL driver may switch to using NIR by default in the future...

Reddit: Manjaro is unstable and not safe

Wednesday 28th of February 2018 11:11:53 AM

kernel 4.9 (LTS) has no meltdown patch, linux 4.14 and 4.15 both unstable. I know people will say "4.15 here and no issue", but for some they have Lots of random crashes, freeze, GPU issues and so on. You could say this is a hardware issue but I changed for archlinux and now I have a uptime of 6 days with no issues at all, with majaro I had to reboot or hard reset 3 times a day. Worse than windows. So archlinux Devs knows what they are doing with the kernel while manjaro Devs make jokes of users suggestions:

IRC: <killown> if there is any manjaro developer here, you should consider to use same archlinux kernel source settings to compile <killown> or just clone it <Aph3x-WL> lol <Aph3x-WL> manjaro dev here <Aph3x-WL> you're silly <yena2000> my car got a flat tire one time, i think the car manufacturer should retool all their plants <Aph3x-WL> or you should stop running over pedestrians <CannedSpinach> Aph3x-WL: are you one of the devs that asked users to change system clock to fix outdated SSL certs?

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Phoronix: A Look At The Many Features To X.Org Server 1.20

Wednesday 28th of February 2018 10:48:28 AM
2017 marked the first tine in a decade without seeing a major update to the X.Org Server. But finally X.Org Server 1.20 is now being prepared for release and it incorporates all the major work since the X.Org Server 1.19 debut in November 2016. Needless to say, xorg-server 1.20 is going to be a huge release...

Phoronix: VLC 3.0.1 Released With Chromecast Improvements, Better Qt HiDPI Support

Wednesday 28th of February 2018 10:43:36 AM
Following the big VLC 3.0 release from the beginning of February, the VideoLAN crew is ending out the month with the v3.0.1 point release...

Phoronix: VirtualBox 5.2.8 Released With Linux 4.15 Kernel Support, PCID For Guests

Wednesday 28th of February 2018 10:32:18 AM
For those of you making use of Oracle VM VirtualBox, the 5.2.8 point release is now available as a rather large point release...

Reddit: What are some good resources to read on determining whether or not logs are actual attacks on your system?

Wednesday 28th of February 2018 10:25:28 AM

I have been having these events where my laptop logs out while it's asleep and then I have to log in twice. There are some odd logs in my security and system logs about authentication failures and disks being connected like scsi and fw when I don't have either of those.

There has to be some resource out there that goes into more detail about what an attack would look like or what various messages mean?

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Phoronix: Latest DRM-Intel-Next Pull Request For Linux 4.17 Declares Cannonlake Ready To Go

Wednesday 28th of February 2018 10:15:54 AM
Intel Linux developer Joonas Lahtinen has sent in the latest DRM-Intel-Next pull request of new material for DRM-Next that in turn will land during the next Linux 4.17 kernel cycle...

TuxMachines: today's leftovers

Wednesday 28th of February 2018 09:14:10 AM
  • Purism Integrates Trammel Hudson’s Heads security firmware with Trusted Platform Module, giving full control and digital privacy to laptop users
  • Librem adds tamper-evident features, now most secure laptop under full customer control
  • Looking Back: What Was Happening Ten Years Ago?

    A decade passes so quickly. And yet, ten years for open source is half its life. How have things changed in those ten years? So much has happened in this fast-moving and exciting world, it's hard to remember. But we're in luck. The continuing availability of Linux Journal's past issues and website means we have a kind of time capsule that shows us how things were, and how we saw them.

    Ten years ago, I was writing a regular column for Linux Journal, much like this one. Looking through the 80 or so posts from that time reveals a world very different from the one we inhabit today. The biggest change from then to now can be summed up in a word: Microsoft. A decade back, Microsoft towered over the world of computing like no other company. More important, it (rightly) saw open source as a threat and took continuing, wide-ranging action to weaken it in every way it could.

    Its general strategy was to spread FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt). At every turn, it sought to question the capability and viability of open source. It even tried to convince the world that we no longer needed to talk about free software and open source—anyone remember "mixed source"?

    Alongside general mud-flinging, Microsoft's weapon of choice to undermine and thwart open source was a claim of massive patent infringement across the entire ecosystem. The company asserted that the Linux kernel violated 42 of its patents; free software graphical interfaces another 65; the suite of programs, 45; and assorted other free software 83 more. The strategy was two-fold: first to squeeze licensing fees from companies that were using open source, and second, perhaps even more important, to paint open source as little more than a pale imitation of Microsoft's original and brilliant ideas.

  • Chrome OS may allow for running Linux apps via Containers

    While the average Chromebook user tends to stick with Chrome OS, Chromebooks are really just lightweight Linux machines capable of a lot more. For years, crafty Chromebook owners have been using Crouton (Chromium OS Universal Chroot Environment) to run Ubuntu, Debian, and Kali Linux systems within Chrome OS. When set up properly with an extension called Xiwi, you can use a keyboard shortcut to switch between Chrome OS and a standard Linux desktop environment. It’s a hack, but it looks a future version of Chrome OS will add native support for Linux applications via containers.

  • AMDVLK Vulkan Driver Updated With Better Vega Support, VR Fixes

    The AMD developers working on their official, cross-platform "AMDVLK" Vulkan driver code have just pushed out another batch of changes to their open-source code repository.

  • RADV Now Exposes Async Compute Support For Southern Islands

    For those of you with a Radeon GCN 1.0 "Southern Islands" GPU, the RADV Vulkan driver support for these first Graphics Core Next graphics processors continues to be improved.

  • Kernel Team summary: February 27, 2018

    On the road to 18.04 we have a 4.15 based kernel in the Bionic repository.

  • Ubuntu Server development summary – 27 February 2018

    The purpose of this communication is to provide a status update and highlights for any interesting subjects from the Ubuntu Server Team. If you would like to reach the server team, you can find us at the #ubuntu-server channel on Freenode. Alternatively, you can sign up and use the Ubuntu Server Team mailing list.

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TuxMachines: Linux Foundation: New Members and Events

Wednesday 28th of February 2018 09:11:32 AM
  • The Linux Foundation Announces 36 New Silver and 6 New Associate Members

    The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, announced the addition of 36 Silver members and six Associate members. Linux Foundation members help support development of the greatest shared technology resources in history, while accelerating their own innovation through open source leadership and participation.

  • Embedded Apprentice Linux Engineer Courses Coming to a Conference Near You
  • Adrian Cockcroft on the Convergence of Cloud Native Computing and AWS

    Cloud native computing is transforming cloud architectures and application delivery at organizations of all sizes. Via containers, microservices, and more, it introduces many new efficiencies. One of the world’s leading experts on it, Adrian Cockcroft, Vice President of Cloud Architecture at Amazon Web Services (AWS), focused on cloud native computing within the context of AWS in his keynote address at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon.  

  • How to Manage Kubernetes Apps with Helm Charts

    Helm can make deploying and maintaining Kubernetes-based applications easier, said Amy Chen in her talk at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon. Chen, a Systems Software Engineer at Heptio, began by dissecting the structure of a typical Kubernetes setup, explaining how she often described the basic Docker containers as "baby computers," in that containers are easy to move around, but they still need the "mommy" computer. However, containers do carry with them all the environmental dependencies for a given application.

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TuxMachines: KDE: Asciiquarium, FreeBSD, KDAB, KStars

Wednesday 28th of February 2018 09:10:02 AM
  • Animated Plasma Wallpaper: Asciiquarium

    Years ago, for KDE 3, I had ported a console “asciiquarium” to operate as a KDE screensaver, called “KDE asciiquarium“. By KDE 4.2, it was included as part of the kdeartwork module by default.

    Since the KDE 3 times when I started this screensaver, our desktop concept has changed around a bit. We’ve developed the Plasma desktop, and have effectively deprecated the idea of screensavers (which are increasingly less popular), though lock screens are still important.

  • KDE Plasma 5 Should Soon Finally Be Ready For FreeBSD Ports

    Adriaan de Groot continues working on improving the KDE stack for FreeBSD. The moment is finally near where KDE Plasma 5 along with the modern KDE Applications stack should soon be available via the FreeBSD Ports collection.

    In preparation for finally having the modern KDE desktop stack available via FreeBSD Ports, the older KDE4 ports have been moved aside (but are still accessible via x11/kde4). KDE4 will continue to work for those who have already installed it on FreeBSD, but they are reorganizing these packages in preparation for pushing out the modern KDE Plasma 5 + Apps stack.

  • Clazy

    Clazy is a Clang plugin which extends the compiler with over 50 warnings related to Qt best practices ranging from unneeded memory allocations to API misuse. It’s an opensource project spawned by KDAB’s R&D efforts for better C++ tooling.

  • Hotspot

    Hotspot is a KDAB R&D project to create a standalone GUI for performance data. It is a replacement for perf report. Hotspot’s GUI takes a file, parses and evaluates its contents and then displays the result in a graphical way.

    Hotspot’s initial goal was to provide a UI like KCachegrind around Linux perf. In future versions we will be supporting various other performance data formats under this umbrella. You can find the source code on our GitHub page.

  • KStars 2.9.3 is out with numerous fixes

    After some heavy lifting in KStars January v2.9.2 release, we dedicated February to fix all those KStars issues that have been accumulating for a while. Today, KStars v2.9.3 is released with many several important fixes, mostly in Ekos scheduler and capture modules.

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TuxMachines: Software: Backup Tools, Recovering Data, Remote Access, CafeOBJ, Cloud Sticky Notes, GNOME Notes

Wednesday 28th of February 2018 09:05:41 AM
  • Top 12 Open Source Backup Tools for Linux Systems

    When it comes to data safety and security, not only large companies, but also personal computer owners also need to have good backup and recovery software that protects their data from losing their precious data. To overcome these issue, there are a lot of open source backup software tools that are available that can help protect your data. And nowadays, computer desktops come with huge storage capacity and in turn it means lots of data being stored. This also leads to a huge risk of losing all the data if the system gets crashed and it may take several days and weeks to recover and repair the damage cause. Hence it is increasingly important to have a proper recovery solution with you all the time.

  • 5 Linux Tools to Help Recover Data from Corrupted Drives


    Did your screen just turn black or your laptop freeze without warning? Maybe your hard drive has started chirping. Worse yet, maybe you suddenly can’t save to your home partition.

    All these signs of a corrupted or failing drive can cause you to sweat, but there’s no reason to immediately throw away your computer. Keep reading to learn about five Linux tools that can help you retrieve your data and get your digital life back on track.

  • 5 Tools to Enable Remote Desktop Access on RHEL/CentOS 7

    This article I will show you, tools which enabled you to access remote Desktop on machines running Centos/RHEL. All these apps works in client-server mode. So you need to run server side app on your remote machine and after that, you will be able to connect to it from all over the world. Of Course in this reference manual I will tell you how to configure this securely, so only you can access to your server. Before beginning, you only need SSH access to your server and rights to install software. You need to know root password or permissions to use sudo.

  • CafeOBJ 1.5.7 released

    Yesterday we have released CafeOBJ 1.5.7 with lots of changes concerning the inductive theorem prover CITP, as well as fixes to make CafeOBJ work with current SBCL. The documentation has gained a few more documents (albeit in Japanese), please see Documentation pages for the full list. The reference manual has been updated and is available as PDF, Html, or Wiki.

  • Cloud Sticky Notes – A Free Customizable Sticky Note-Taking App

    Cloud Sticky Notes is a free, simple, and customizable Java-based sticky note-taking application. It is recognized by many people using Mac, Windows, and Linux OS since it runs on all three platforms, among others. It has a User Interface reminiscent of the famous Windows Sticky Notes app so it should be easy for anyone to get up and running with.

    You can add, edit, and delete notes while offline without any setbacks. Cloud Sticky Notes will automatically synchronize your data whenever you’re online so you will have no need to manually sync your data to the cloud.

  • GNOME Notes 3.27.90

    I know, I'm late, but after releasing 3.27.90 I took some days off GNOME Notes development to enjoy my holidays with my son - girls stayed at home, doing girls stuff, this time.

    When I get back, I was involved in trying new Linux distros to see how my workflow would work with them. That took some days too, so here we go with my thoughts on GNOME Notes 3.28.

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TuxMachines: Red Hat News Leftovers

Wednesday 28th of February 2018 08:59:20 AM

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Games Chronicon, BROKE PROTOCOL, Internet Archive

  • 2D action RPG 'Chronicon' to arrive on Linux with the next big update
    The colourful action RPG Chronicon [Steam, Official Site] should arrive on Linux with the next big update, the developer has said.
  • BROKE PROTOCOL is like a low-poly GTA Online and it's coming to Linux
    BROKE PROTOCOL [Steam], a low-poly open-world action game that's a little like GTA Online and it's coming to Linux.
  • The Internet Archive Just Uploaded a Bunch of Playable, Classic Handheld Games
    The non-profit Internet Archive is perhaps best known for its Wayback Machine that takes snap shots of web sites so you can see what they looked like in the past. However, it also has a robust side project where it emulates and uploads old, outdated games that aren’t being maintained anymore. Recently, the organization added a slew of a unique kind of game that’s passed into memory: handheld LCD electronic games. The games–like Mortal Kombat, depicted above–used special LCD screens with preset patterns. They could only display the exact images in the exact place that they were specified for. This meant the graphics were incredibly limited and each unit could only play the one game it was designed to play. A Game Boy, this was not.
  • Internet Archive emulator brings dozens of handheld games back from obscurity
    Over the weekend, the Internet Archive announced it was offering a new series of emulators. This time, they’re designed to mimic one of gaming’s most obscure artifacts — handheld games. When I say a “handheld game,” I don’t mean the Game Boy or the PSP — those are handheld consoles. These are single-game handheld or tabletop devices that look and feel more like toys. The collection includes the very old, mostly-forgotten games sold in mini-handhelds from the 80s onward.

Linux Foundation Videos and Projects

LibrePlanet free software conference celebrates 10th anniversary, this weekend at MIT, March 24-25

This weekend, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the Student Information Processing Board (SIPB) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) present the tenth annual LibrePlanet free software conference in Cambridge, March 24-25, 2018, at MIT. LibrePlanet is an annual conference for people who care about their digital freedoms, bringing together software developers, policy experts, activists, and computer users to learn skills, share accomplishments, and tackle challenges facing the free software movement. LibrePlanet 2018 will feature sessions for all ages and experience levels. LibrePlanet's tenth anniversary theme is "Freedom Embedded." Embedded systems are everywhere, in cars, digital watches, traffic lights, and even within our bodies. We've come to expect that proprietary software's sinister aspects are embedded in software, digital devices, and our lives, too: we expect that our phones monitor our activity and share that data with big companies, that governments enforce digital restrictions management (DRM), and that even our activity on social Web sites is out of our control. This year's talks and workshops will explore how to defend user freedom in a society reliant on embedded systems. Read more Also: FSF Blogs: Friday Free Software Directory IRC meetup time: March 23rd starting at 12:00 p.m. EDT/16:00 UTC