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  • Tempted But the Truth is Discovered | LINUX Unplugged 394

    After all these years, what's made us stick with Linux?

    Plus the commitment just made by the GNOME team, and some new tools that are changing our game.

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  • mintCast 355 – Deferred Update

    First up, in our Wanderings, Mike shreds a new axe, I’m more and more impressed by Proton, Joe has frozen joints, Moss is going to be rich someday, Tony Hughes gets immunities, and Josh panics with a crowbar. 

    Then, in the News, so much controversy, Linux on Mars, VLC on the moon, Mint and mintCast make the cut, and more

  • Tetrate Says Its Istio Distribution Is Easier to Use Than the Upstream Version

    The startup, one of Istio's top contributors, has also launched an online community for Istio and Envoy enthusiasts to surface problems, brainstorm solutions.

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  • New service: https://debuginfod.debian.net

    Hello there,

    I would like to announce a new service that I have just configured for
    Debian: https://debuginfod.debian.net.

    debuginfod is a new-ish project whose purpose is to serve
    ELF/DWARF/source-code information over HTTP.  It is developed under the
    elfutils umbrella.  You can find more information about it here:

      https://sourceware.org/elfutils/Debuginfod.html

    In a nutshell, by using a debuginfod service you will not need to
    install debuginfo (a.k.a. dbgsym) files anymore; the symbols will be
    served to GDB (or any other debuginfo consumer that supports debuginfod)
    over the network.  Ultimately, this makes the debugging experience much
    smoother (I myself never remember the full URL of our debuginfo
    repository when I need it).

    If you would like to use the service, and if the service supports the
    Debian distribution you are using (see below), all you have to do is
    make sure that the following environment variable is set in your shell:

      DEBUGINFOD_URLS="https://debuginfod.debian.net";

    Currently, the elfutils and GDB packages in unstable and testing have
    native support for using debuginfod.  I will soon propose a change to
    the elfutils package in order to make it be configured with our
    debuginfod instance by default, so that users will be able to use the
    service transparently.

    For now, debuginfod.debian.net is serving debug information symbols for
    the following Debian distributions:

      - unstable

      - testing
      - testing-proposed-updates

      - stable
      - stable-backports
      - proposed-updates

    In the near future I intend to expand this list and include the
    debuginfo stored at snapshot.debian.org as well.

    Setting up a debuginfod service for Debian has been on my TODO list for
    some time now, and I finally got enough time & resources to do it.  I
    would like to thank a few people for their feedback and help:

      - Héctor Orón (zumbi)
      - Jonathan Carter (highvoltage)
      - Paul Wise (pabs)

    Last, but not least, you can find a wiki page about our service here:

      https://wiki.debian.org/Debuginfod

    Thanks,

  • Debian Launches A Debuginfod Server For Smoother Debugging Experience

    Debian is the latest major Linux distribution deploying a Debuginfod web server so that ELF/DWARF/source-code information can be supplied via HTTP to clients on-demand when debugging. 

    Introduced last year was Debuginfod with GNU Binutils 2.34 for distributing debugging information / source code on demand. Readelf and objdump utilities can query connected Debuginfod servers for source files / data based on a build ID. Debuginfod support was later integrated into the GNU Debugger too (GDB 10.1). The effort was led by Red Hat engineers while now Debian is getting in on this practical feature too. 

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  • Introducing veb(4) - a new Virtual Ethernet Bridge

                     

                       

    In this commit, David Gwynne (dlg@) adds a new veb(4) driver to the tree. David's goal is to replace the old bridge(4) driver: [...]

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  • GNU poke 0.91 pre-released in alpha.gnu.org

    GNU poke (http://www.jemarch.net/poke) is an interactive, extensible editor for binary data.  Not limited to editing basic entities such as bits and bytes, it provides a full-fledged procedural, interactive programming language designed to describe data structures and to operate on them. 

  • Null MX - We do not accept email here!

    By creating a NULL MX RECORD for a domain name which isn't meant to receive email, the domain will clearly state that it doesn't accept any email, period. Anyone attempting to send email to that domain will then immediately received a notification saying you cannot send email to that domain.

  • RFC7505 Means Yes, Your Domain Can Refuse to Handle Mail. Please Leave Us a TXT If You Do.

    If you do not want a domain to receive any mail, there is a way to be at last somewhat civil about it. There's a different DNS trick for that.

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  • What is Raspberry Pi 4 “Model B”? [Ed: I'm still waiting for them to formally apologise for going behind customers' backs, making secret deals with Microsoft to put Microsoft malware on all those devices]

    Raspberry Pi has conquered the world of SoC (System on a Chip). It has already garnered millions of followers since its release in 2012. Not only is it inexpensive, but it’s also versatile, modular, and multi-purpose. It has become popular not only as a credit-sized computer board but also as a controller in electronic, robotics, and IoT projects. The size, features, and price drive the popularity of the Pi, especially in the DIY community. To keep up with the current technological trends, the tiny board has undergone plenty of upgrades over the years, and there have been many varieties so it can cater to the needs and demands of its users. In 2019, the Raspberry Pi Foundation released the fourth generation of the multi-purpose board, the Raspberry Pi 4 B. It is the most powerful Pi to date, sporting huge upgrades from its predecessors. The compact board is touted to deliver a PC-level performance, and it didn’t disappoint.

  • Kentaro Hayashi: Grow your ideas for Debian Project

    There may be some "If it could be ..." ideas for Debian Project. If idea is concreate and worth to make things forward, it should make a proposal for Project Funding. [...] I'm not confident whether mechanism works, but Debian needs change.

  • Sam Thursfield: Calliope, slowly building steam

    There are some interesting complexities to this, and in 12 hours of hacking I didn’t solve them all. Firstly, Bandcamp artist and album names are not normalized. Some artist names have spurious “The”, some album names have “(EP)” or “(single)” appended, so they don’t match your tags. These details are of interest only to librarians, but how can software tell the difference? The simplest approach is use Musicbrainz, specifically cpe musicbrainz resolve-ids. By comparing ids where possible we get mostly good results. There are many albums not on Musicbrainz, though, which for now turn up as false positives. Resolving Musicbrainz IDs is a tricky process, too — how do we distinguish Multi-Love (album) from Multi-Love (single) if we only have an album name? If you want to try it out, great! It’s still aimed at hackers — you’ll have to install from source with Meson and probably fix some bugs along the way. Please share the fixes!

  • Neovide Is A Graphical Neovim Client Written In Rust

    Neovide is a really cool GUI client for Neovim. Although it essentially functions like Neovim in the terminal, Neovide does add some nice graphical improvements such as cursor animations and smooth scrolling. It even has me thinking about making it my new "vim" alias.

Linux 5.11.13, 5.10.29, 5.4.111, 4.19.186, 4.14.230, 4.9.266, and 4.4.266

Get involved with Mageia, become a Packager

With Mageia 8 just released and development for Mageia 9 getting underway in Cauldron, the unstable branch of Mageia, now is a great time to get involved with packaging. We are starting to look at the features that we want to include for Mageia 9, and as it is so early in the development cycle, now is the time for major developments, or big updates to key pieces of software. This is a great time to join the project as you can propose features you would like to see, help to implement large changes or see how a distribution evolves through development, stabilisation and then is released. If there is an application that you are interested in, if you want to help maintain part of the distribution, or if you want to learn something new, there are many opportunities to do so with the packaging team. Read more

Google does not want you to tell your players about your donation page

I recently updated Pixel Wheels banner image on Google Play. That triggered a review of the game: shortly after the update I received a message telling me Pixel Wheels was "not compliant with Google Play Policies". What nefarious activity does the game engage in? Sneak on users? Mine bitcoins? [...] Meanwhile you can still get the game from F-Droid or itch.io, since they do not have a problem with a link to a donation page. Read more