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Rust 1.36 Brings Offline Support In Cargo, Stable Alloc Crate

Thursday 4th of July 2019 02:17:55 PM
The Rust language team is marking this US Independence Day by rolling out Rust 1.36...

Samba 4.11 Aims To Be Scalable To 100,000+ Users

Thursday 4th of July 2019 01:17:54 PM
For those using Samba for better Windows interoperability with SMB/CIFS/AD, the forthcoming Samba 4.11 will be a lot more scalable so it can be used within massive organizations...

To Little Surprise, Many Linux Apps Run On The Librem 5 Linux Smartphone

Thursday 4th of July 2019 01:00:15 PM
Now being into Q3, we're waiting to see if Purism will be able to deliver the Librem 5 GNU/Linux smartphone this quarter after being pushed back twice from their original January ship date. They haven't released any finished design yet or the finalized specifications (they still haven't finalized on the RAM, battery, cameras, and speaker(s)), but their latest series of blog posts are showing that GNOME/Linux applications can run on their Librem 5 developer kit...

RADV Vulkan Driver Switches To The RTLD Linker

Thursday 4th of July 2019 11:59:24 AM
A big set of patches landed this morning in RADV Git for Mesa 19.2...

CentOS 8.0 Completed Its Initial Build Loop

Thursday 4th of July 2019 11:47:53 AM
It looks like CentOS 8 as the "community" version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0 is still a few weeks away, but good progress is being made...

AMDVLK Support For Navi Might Be Slightly Delayed

Thursday 4th of July 2019 11:27:05 AM
While there is the open-source OpenGL driver support in RadeonSI now part of Mesa 19.2 for the Radeon RX 5700 series launching on Sunday, for the open-source Vulkan driver support due to timing you might be needing to wait a little bit...

Navi 10 Code Lands In Mesa 19.2 For RadeonSI Ahead Of Radeon RX 5700 Series Launch

Thursday 4th of July 2019 01:18:57 AM
Last week I wrote about Navi (10) support pending for the RadeonSI OpenGL driver to complement the AMDGPU Linux kernel driver support for the Radeon RX 5700 series currently queued into DRM-Next for Linux 5.3. That OpenGL driver support has been now been merged into Mesa 19.2 for debuting as stable around the end of August for providing open-source OpenGL on these next-gen AMD GPUs...

Valve Has Been Developing A New Mesa Vulkan Shader Compiler For Radeon

Wednesday 3rd of July 2019 06:00:02 PM
Valve has been funding work on "ACO", a new shader compiler alternative to the de facto AMDGPU LLVM shader compiler currently used by both the RADV and RadeonSI Mesa graphics drivers for AMD Radeon hardware...

With An Out-Of-Tree Kernel Patch You Can Finally Read/Write To The SSDs On Newer Macs

Wednesday 3rd of July 2019 02:02:54 PM
While Apple computers once ran well with Linux, that's not been the case in recent years particularly for MacBook Pros but now really all newer Apple computers have become a mess on Linux. There's been really messy issues in trying to run Macs on Linux. With MacBook Pros from recent revisions, it's now only finally possible for Linux to read/write to the solid-state drive if using an out-of-tree patch...

WireGuard 0.0.20190702 Released For This Cross-Platform Open-Source VPN Tunnel

Wednesday 3rd of July 2019 11:26:42 AM
WireGuard 0.0.20190702 has been released as the newest snapshot for this increasingly popular open-source network VPN tunnel that has showed much potential and has now been ported to all major platforms...

Debian Installer Buster RC3 Brings Last Minute Improvements

Wednesday 3rd of July 2019 11:11:58 AM
While Debian 10.0 "Buster" is due to be released this weekend, a seemingly last release candidate of the Debian Installer is now available...

Intel SVT-AV1 0.6 Released With AV1 Decoding, SIMD Optimizations

Wednesday 3rd of July 2019 08:02:43 AM
Intel's open-source developers working on their Scalable Video Technology video encoders (and decoders) on Tuesday released SVT-AV1 0.6 as their latest work on high-performance AV1 support using CPU-based encoding/decoding...

Ubuntu 19.10 Indeed Working On "Experimental ZFS Option" In Ubiquity Installer

Wednesday 3rd of July 2019 05:00:00 AM
It looks like in July we could finally see an "experimental ZFS" option within Ubuntu 19.10 and its daily images for those wanting an easy-to-use ZFS On Linux based installation of Ubuntu...

Libdrm 2.4.99 Released With Navi Support, AMDGPU Changes

Wednesday 3rd of July 2019 04:08:14 AM
AMD's Marek Olšák released a new version of the Mesa DRM library (libdrm) on Tuesday...

AMD Posts Open-Source Linux Driver Support For "NAVI 14" GPU

Tuesday 2nd of July 2019 10:47:07 PM
While the Radeon RX 5700 "Navi 10" series is launching on 7 July and there was the recently presented open-source Linux patches (so far for the AMDGPU kernel driver and RadeonSI OpenGL; Vulkan support still pending), today was the surprise move of posting the kernel patches for an unannounced "Navi 14" graphics processor...

Odake BladeX: A 4K 15.6-inch Portable Monitor Supporting HDMI & USB-C

Tuesday 2nd of July 2019 06:00:00 PM
A few years back we looked at the ASUS ZenScreen USB-C Portable Monitor that took until recently when it began playing working nicely on Linux due to its DisplayLink hardware and also the state of Type-C DP AlternateMode support at the time. What we've been trying out over the past week has been the Odake BladeX as a much more interesting portable monitor: it's a 15.6-inch display in 1080p and 4K options that also supports native HDMI input and other functionality unmatched by the ZenScreen.

NVIDIA Open-Sources TensorRT Library Components

Tuesday 2nd of July 2019 04:37:57 PM
NVIDIA announced via their newsletter today that they've open-sourced their TensorRT library and associated plug-ins...

AMDVLK 2019.Q3.1 Adds HDR10 Support For Direct Display Mode, Fixes Issues

Tuesday 2nd of July 2019 04:03:06 PM
AMDVLK 2019.Q3.1 is out as the latest update to AMD's official open-source Vulkan Linux driver...

AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200 Announced As A Small Form Factor $199 USD Workstation Card

Tuesday 2nd of July 2019 02:13:32 PM
For those looking for a small form factor workstation-oriented graphics card or just a budget workstation GPU in general, AMD today announced the Radeon Pro WX 3200...

NVIDIA Announces GeForce RTX 2060 / 2070 / 2080 SUPER GPUs

Tuesday 2nd of July 2019 01:15:25 PM
Following weeks of leaks and other rumors, NVIDIA today finally lifted the lid on their new "SUPER" line-up with the revised RTX 2060 / RTX 2070 / RTX 2080 graphics cards with more competitive value especially in light of AMD's Radeon RX 5700 series offerings coming to market next week...

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DebConf19 invites you to Debian Open Day at the Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR), in Curitiba

DebConf, the annual conference for Debian contributors and users interested in improving the Debian operating system, will be held in Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR) in Curitiba, Brazil, from July 21 to 28, 2019. The conference is preceded by DebCamp from July 14 to 19, and the DebConf19 Open Day on July 20. The Open Day, Saturday, 20 July, is targeted at the general public. Events of interest to a wider audience will be offered, ranging from topics specific to Debian to the greater Free Software community and maker movement. The event is a perfect opportunity for interested users to meet the Debian community, for Debian to broaden its community, and for the DebConf sponsors to increase their visibility. Less purely technical than the main conference schedule, the events on Open Day will cover a large range of topics from social and cultural issues to workshops and introductions to Debian. Read more

Sparky Linux 5.8

Today we are looking at Sparky Linux 5.8. This point release of Sparky 5 comes with LXQt 0.14.1, Debian Buster, Linux Kernel 4.19 and uses about 350MB of ram when idling. Sparky Linux LXQt has become one of my favorites, as it has a modern feeling, with the latest of Qt and the stability of Debian, makes it one great combination. Enjoy! Read more Direct/video: Sparky Linux 5.8 Run Through Under an hour ago:

  • What?s next Sparky?

    As before, after releasing a new stable version of Sparky, there are a few changes to do. So… Sparky 4 “Tyche” is moved to oldstable line now. The latest 4.11 release is the last one of the 4 line, but it is still supported, the next 2 years about. Sparky 5 “Nibiru” just released, moving it from testing to stable line. The stable live/install media are available for i686, amd64 & armhf archs (the same as the older release).

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Fedora and IBM/Red Hat: Network Security Toolkit (NST), Fedora CoreOS and Openwashing at OSCON

  • Network Security Toolkit (NST) 30 SVN 11210, which is Based on Fedora 30

    Network Security Toolkit (NST) is a Linux-based live operating system that provides a set of free and open-source computer security and networking tools to perform routine security and networking diagnostic and monitoring tasks. It is based on Fedora and NST has included comprehensive set of Open Source Network Security Tools, which is published in sectools.org website. It is offering an advanced Web User Interface (GUI) for system/network administrator, which allows them to configure many network and security applications. NST Team is pleased to announce the latest NST release of “NST 30 SVN:11210” on 1th July 2019.

  • Fedora announces the first preview release of Fedora CoreOS as an automatically updating Linux OS for containerized workloads

    Three days ago, Fedora announced the first preview release of the open-source project Fedora CoreOS as a secure and reliable host for computer clusters. It is specifically designed for running containerized workloads with automatic updates to the latest OS improvements, bug fixes, and security updates. It is secure, minimal, monolithic and is optimized for working with Kubernetes. The main goal of Fedora CoreOS is to be a reliable container host to run containerized workloads securely and at scale. It integrates Ignition from Container Linux technology and rpm-ostree and SELinux hardening from Project Atomic Host. Fedora CoreOS is expected to be a successor to Container Linux eventually. The Container Linux project will continue to be supported throughout 2019, leaving users with ample time to migrate and provide feedback. Fedora has also assured Container Linux users that continued support will be provided to them without any disruption. Fedora CoreOS will also become the successor to Fedora Atomic Host. The current plan is for Fedora Atomic Host to have at least a 29 version and 6 months of lifecycle.

  • IBM helps developers use open source and machine learning

    As artificial intelligence and machine learning become more widespread, it's essential that developers have access to the latest models and data sets. Today at the OSCON 2019 open source developer conference, IBM is announcing the launch of two new projects for developers.