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Ubuntu 18.04 Will No Longer Do Automatic Suspend By Default Unless On Battery

Tuesday 3rd of April 2018 07:42:13 PM
Last month I wrote how Ubuntu 18.04 began enabling "automatic suspend" by default on new installations where after 20 minutes systems were suspending without notice and in some cases still causing issues trying to resume with modern x86 hardware in 2018... Fortunately, Ubuntu developers are reverting that behavior when on AC power...

Mesa 17.3.8 Released With A Handful Of Fixes

Tuesday 3rd of April 2018 05:59:06 PM
For those waiting until v18.0.1 before upgrading to the Mesa 18.0 series, Mesa 17.3.8 is now available as the latest release off this stable series from the end of 2017...

Btrfs Updates Sent In For The Linux 4.17 Kernel

Tuesday 3rd of April 2018 04:14:06 PM
David Sterba sent in the Btrfs file-system updates today for the Linux 4.17 kernel merge window...

Firefox Reality: Linux-Supported Browser For AR/VR Mixed Reality

Tuesday 3rd of April 2018 02:47:41 PM
Mozilla has today announced Firefox Reality as "a new kind of web browser that has been designed from the ground up to work on stand-alone virtual and augmented reality (or mixed reality) headsets."..

Fedora 28 Beta Released

Tuesday 3rd of April 2018 02:30:43 PM
The beta of the much anticipated Fedora 28 beta release is now available for testing...

GCC 7.3 vs. GCC 8.0 vs. LLVM Clang 6.0 On The POWER9 Raptor Talos II

Tuesday 3rd of April 2018 02:14:43 PM
As part of the remote testing of the Raptor Talos II Workstation that is comprised of fully free software down to the firmware and powered by high-end POWER9 processors, over Easter weekend I carried out some GCC vs. Clang benchmarks...

IBM s390 Continues Working On Spectre Defense With Linux 4.17, VirtIO GPU Emulation

Tuesday 3rd of April 2018 12:05:44 PM
With the Linux 4.17 kernel the s390 architecture updates include more mitigation work around the Spectre Variant One and Two vulnerabilities...

Linux 4.17 Kicks Off Another Busy Cycle

Tuesday 3rd of April 2018 10:00:00 AM
It's been just about twenty-four hours that Linus Torvalds has been accepting new material for the Linux 4.17 mainline kernel and it's looking indeed like it will be another very busy kernel update...

AMDVLK Updated With Fresh Batch Of Fixes

Tuesday 3rd of April 2018 09:38:13 AM
It's roughly once a week that AMD updates their external and public facing AMDVLK/PAL source tree for this open-source Radeon Vulkan driver while following last week's significant update with Wayland support and more, they have quickly issued another update to this RADV driver alternative...

GnuCash 3.0 Released, Ported To GTK3 Toolkit

Tuesday 3rd of April 2018 09:28:55 AM
GnuCash 3.0 is now available for those looking for a free and open-source accounting program with a focus on personal and small business accounting...

XFS Gets Lazy Time Support In Linux 4.17, Other Improvements

Tuesday 3rd of April 2018 09:20:04 AM
Darrick Wong has submitted the XFS file-system updates targeting the Linux 4.17 kernel. It's a bit lighter than 4.15 and 4.16 that brought "great scads of new stuff", but there still is a fair amount of feature work taking place...

RadeonSI Now Supports KHR_blend_equation_advanced, Needed For OpenGL ES 3.2

Tuesday 3rd of April 2018 04:06:49 AM
RadeonSI Gallium3D has caught up to the fellow Intel i965 and Nouveau NVC0 drivers in supporting the OpenGL KHR_blend_equation_advanced extension...

Wayland 1.15 & Weston 4.0 Release Candidates Published

Tuesday 3rd of April 2018 12:01:08 AM
Not only is there a new X.Org Server 1.20 release candidate today but the folks managing Wayland/Weston development have today announced the first release candidates of Wayland 1.15 and the Weston 4.0 reference compositor...

X.Org Server 1.20 Release Candidate 3 Arrives

Monday 2nd of April 2018 11:42:40 PM
The lengthy X.Org Server 1.20 development cycle continues with today Adam Jackson of Red Hat having put out a third release candidate...

X.Org Developers Conference 2018 This September In Spain Is Looking For Presenters

Monday 2nd of April 2018 07:16:08 PM
As we have covered previously, the annual X.Org Developers Conference (XDC) for 2018 is being organized by the folks at consulting firm Igalia and will be hosted in A Coruña, Spain at the local university. This event is taking place from 26 to 28 September and they have now issued their call for papers...

In 2018, Linux Is Still Receiving Fixes For The Apple PowerBook 100 Series

Monday 2nd of April 2018 06:00:00 PM
The PowerBook 100 sub-notebook launched in 1991 with a 16MHz Motorola 68000 processor and up to 8MB of memory. In 2018, the Linux kernel is still receiving fixes/improvements for the PowerBook 100 series...

RadeonSI Gets A "Mega Cleanup" To Kick Off Spring

Monday 2nd of April 2018 03:58:38 PM
Marek Olšák of AMD has done some spring cleaning to the RadeonSI Gallium3D code in what he's calling a mega cleanup with 55 patches...

OpenBSD 6.3 Released With Spectre/Meltdown Mitigation, ARM64 SMP Support

Monday 2nd of April 2018 03:20:25 PM
OpenBSD 6.3 hadn't been due until the middle of the month, but the official release of this popular BSD operating system is available today...

GNU Linux-Libre 4.16 Released, Won't Warn You About Spectre/Meltdown Microcode Updates

Monday 2nd of April 2018 02:13:53 PM
The folks maintaining the GNU Linux-Libre downstream of the Linux kernel have released their kernel 4.16 release that pulls in yesterday's Linux 4.16 kernel but strips out parts that aren't entirely free software and eliminates support for loading binary-only modules, etc...

The New ACPI TAD Driver & CPUFreq Improvements Ready For Linux 4.17 Kernel

Monday 2nd of April 2018 02:01:00 PM
Rafael Wysocki of Intel has already submitted the power management and ACPI updates for the newly-opened Linux 4.17 kernel merge window...

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Red Hat: Storage, Liferay and More

  • Red Hat Gets Serious About Selling Open Source Storage
    If there is one consistent complaint about open source software over the past three decades that it has been on the rise, it is that it is too difficult to integrate various components to solve a particular problem because the software is not really enterprise grade stuff. Well, that is two complaints, and really, there are three because even if you can get the stuff integrated and running well, that doesn’t mean you can keep it in that state as you patch and update it. So now we are up to three complaints.
  • Red Hat Announces GA Of Storage One
    Today Red Hat Inc. announced the general availability of Red Hat Storage One. Storage One is Red Hat’s approach to web-scale enterprise storage with the best of both worlds: a hardware-optimized turnkey solution with the flexibility and scale of software-defined storage. Storage One is built on the rest of Red Hat’s storage portfolio. The huge increases in data volumes make options like software-defined storage (SDS) seem more and more attractive. However, adopting SDS can be complicated involving new skill sets and configurations to systems. Red Hat’s new Storage One is a plug-and-play SDS solution that the company states can meet the varying demands of modern workloads. Red Hat worked closely with its server hardware partners (Supermicro Computer being the first) to deliver a tightly packaged workload-optimized storage solution. The company goes on to state that Red Hat Storage One is not just SDS in name but offers an open, flexible, and modular solution that can easily be extended to meet the evolving needs of the modern enterprise.
  • Firelay partners with Red Hat to deliver Liferay DXP on OpenShift
    Firelay, a Liferay Certified Hosting Partner, has begun a collaboration with Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, in order to deliver the Liferay Digital Experience Platform (DXP) on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. The availability for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform allows Firelay to support the full life cycle of Liferay DXP-projects that are based on container technology, both those using the cloud- as well as on-premises installations.
  • Our Book Has Been Released! Introducing Istio Service Mesh for Microservices
  • Now available: The ultimate DevOps hiring guide
    Hiring the right people and building a successful team is no easy task. There are many facets to consider when talking to candidates, from cultural fit and team dynamics to skills, knowledge, and problem-solving ability. The ultimate DevOps hiring guide will touch on all those areas and more. More importantly, the freely downloadable PDF will help you navigate the unique dynamics that encompass the DevOps movement.
  • Red Hat Summit 2018: Trends in cloud-native development
  • Buy or Sell? What Analysts Recommends: Red Hat, Inc. (RHT), Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (HTZ)
  • Brokerages Set Red Hat Software (RHT) PT at $154.94
  • Why is Red Hat (RHT) Up 4.9% Since Last Earnings Report?
  • Flatpak's XDG-Desktop-Portal Adds Initial Support For Snaps
    Released yesterday was version 0.11 of the XDG Desktop Portal and with this release comes initial support for Snap packages. The XDG-Desktop-Portal package is the portal front-end service originally designed for Flatpak (originally XDG-Apps) and provide a number of the portals for sandboxed applications to access system information and services.
  • Fedora 27 Coloured Bash prompt

OSS Leftovers

  • TIBCO Messaging now supports Apache Kafka
    Apache Kafka is a distributed open source publish-subscribe messaging system designed to replace traditional message brokers – as such, it can be classed as a stream-processing software platform. The project aims to provide a unified, high-throughput, low-latency platform for handling real-time data feeds. It is written in the Scala and Java programming languages.
  • Robo-Taxi Startup Voyage to Make its Autonomous Safety Systems Open Source
    Silicon Valley startup Voyage, which recently launched a pilot autonomous ride-hailing service in two retirement communities in California and Florida, is taken a proactive, safety first approach. Starting today, the company announced today it is opening its safety requirements, test scenarios, metrics, tools, and source code that it has developed for its own autonomous taxis.
  • Former Nimble CEO Becomes New Leader Of Open-Source Container Vendor Sysdig
  • Propy Announces An Open Source Developer Program and gets listed on Bittrex
    On April 17, 2018, global real estate store with a decentralized title registry Propy announced their open source Developer Program. The news were followed by an announcement from Bittrex, the most popular U.S.-based blockchain trading platform, on listing the PRO token. Propy users need tokens to execute the purchase process for real estate, located in California, as of today. The idea behind Propy: it allows anyone to buy or sell real estate, anywhere, online. Propy provides an efficient crypto and fiat payment and an immutable record on the blockchain, ensuring that title deeds and property rights will be there forever.

Programming: Node.js, Python, OpenCL, GitLab, GCC

  • Node.js announces the first release in its latest 10.x release line
    Node.js has announced 10.0.0, the first release in its 10.x line. Starting in October 2018, the Node.js 10.x releases will be the new release line with Long Term Support. Releases in the Long Term Support line focus on stability, extended support, and providing a reliable platform for applications of any scale.
  • Enhance your Python with an interactive shell
    The Python programming language has become one of the most popular languages used in IT. One reason for this success is it can be used to solve a variety of problems. From web development to data science, machine learning to task automation, the Python ecosystem is rich in popular frameworks and libraries. This article presents some useful Python shells available in the Fedora packages collection to make development easier.
  • Best Free Python Web Frameworks – Rapid Development
    Python is an increasingly popular programming language. It ranks very highly on sites listing the popularity of programming languages, such as the TIOBE Index, IEEE Spectrum ranking, and the PYPL PopularitY of Programming Language. The prominence of Python is, in part, due to its flexibility, with the language frequently used by web and desktop developers, system administrators, data scientists, and machine learning engineers. It’s easy to learn and powerful to develop any kind of system with the language. Python’s large user base offers a virtuous circle. There’s more support available from the open source community for budding programmers seeking assistance.
  • Intel OpenCL NEO Compute Stack Moves To "Production" Quality OpenCL 2.1
    This year Intel open-sourced their "NEO" OpenCL compute stack included a new compute runtime, a new LLVM/Clang-based compiler, makes use of the Intel Graphics Memory Management Library (GMMLIB), etc. While we don't hear too much from the NEO effort on an ongoing basis, their OpenCL 2.1 support for recent hardware generations is now to production quality. From early March was my last reporting and testing on the Intel OpenCL NEO effort in Trying Out The New Intel Open-Source OpenCL NEO Compute Driver.
  • GitLab 10.7 Released with Open Source Web IDE and Extended SAST Support
  • GCC 8.1 RC1 Released, The Big Compiler Update Could Officially Debut Next Week
    This morning I wrote about GCC 8 being branched and development on the master branch now being open for GCC 9.0. The GCC 8.1 release candidate has now been issued with the official release perhaps coming next week. Jakub Jelinek of Red Hat announced on the mailing list that they reached zero P1 regressions (the most critical) and less than 100 P2/P3 regressions, so the GCC 8 code was branched. As part of this status report he mentioned that if no show-stopper bugs appear, the developers would like to officially release GCC 8.1.0 by the end of next week or soon thereafter. But if any important fixes come about, a second release candidate may be warranted.
  • GCC 8 Has Been Branched, GCC 9.0 Development On Main
    The GNU Compiler Collection 8 stable release (GCC 8.1) is almost ready to make its debut. As of this morning, the GCC 8 code has been branched from master. The branched GCC 8 code is now marked as a pre-release.