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Android Leftovers

tuxmachines.org - Pet, 04/12/2024 - 16:13
Android may bring back lockscreen widgets on tablets

Best Record Yet for Open Source Use in Business Worldwide

tuxmachines.org - Pet, 04/12/2024 - 16:05
Over the last 40 years, the open-source software (OSS) movement has been a moving target for detractors and supporters

PumpkinOS: A Modern Reimplementation of PalmOS for Today’s Platforms

tuxmachines.org - Pet, 04/12/2024 - 16:02
In a world where the personal digital assistant (PDA) has become yet another retro computing system

Linux 6.10 SLUB Optimization To Reduce Memory Consumption In Extreme Scenarios

Phoronix - Pet, 04/12/2024 - 15:38
A patch to the Linux kernel's SLUB allocator has been queued ahead of the upcoming Linux 6.10 merge window to help reduce memory consumption in extreme scenarios...

[$] A tale of two troublesome drivers

LWN.net - Pet, 04/12/2024 - 15:29
The kernel project merges dozens of drivers with every development cycle, and almost every one of those drivers is entirely uncontroversial. Occasionally, though, a driver submission raises wider questions, leading to lengthy discussion and, perhaps, opposition. That is currently the case with two separate drivers, both with ties to the networking subsystem. One of them is hung up on questions of whether (and how) all device functionality should be made available to user space, while the other has run into turbulence because it drives a device that is unobtainable outside of a single company.

Dbus-Broker 36 Released For This Fastest D-Bus Implementation

Phoronix - Pet, 04/12/2024 - 15:23
David Rheinsberg has released Dbus-Broker 36 as the newest version of this speedy, drop-in DBus implementation for Linux systems...

What we need to take away from the XZ Backdoor (openSUSE News)

LWN.net - Pet, 04/12/2024 - 14:55
Dirk Mueller has posted a lengthy analysis of the XZ backdoor on the openSUSE News site, with a focus on openSUSE's response.

Debian, as well as the other affected distributions like openSUSE are carrying a significant amount of downstream-only patches to essential open-source projects, like in this case OpenSSH. With hindsight, that should be another Heartbleed-level learning for the work of the distributions. These patches built the essential steps to embed the backdoor, and do not have the scrutiny that they likely would have received by the respective upstream maintainers. Whether you trust Linus Law or not, it was not even given a chance to chime in here. Upstream did not fail on the users, distributions failed on upstream and their users here.

Security updates for Friday

LWN.net - Pet, 04/12/2024 - 14:25
Security updates have been issued by Debian (chromium), Fedora (rust, trafficserver, and upx), Mageia (postgresql-jdbc and x11-server, x11-server-xwayland, tigervnc), Red Hat (bind, bind9.16, gnutls, httpd:2.4, squid, unbound, and xorg-x11-server), SUSE (perl-Net-CIDR-Lite), and Ubuntu (apache2, maven-shared-utils, and nss).

LPython 0.21 Released For Alpha-Stage Python AOT Compiler

Phoronix - Pet, 04/12/2024 - 13:59
As the first new release since last September, LPython 0.21 has been released for this alpha-stage Python ahead-of-time compiler written in C++. LPython remains focused on providing "the best possible performance" especially for numerical use-cases, cross-platform compatibility, and hopes to be able to eventually transform Python code over to C++ and Fortran or other languages...

Ardour 8.5 Open-Source DAW Improves Linux and AAF Import Support

tuxmachines.org - Pet, 04/12/2024 - 13:24
Paul Davis announced today the release and general availability of Ardour 8.5 as a new maintenance update to this powerful open-source, cross-platform, and free digital audio workstation (DAW) for Linux, Windows, and macOS systems.

Android Leftovers

tuxmachines.org - Pet, 04/12/2024 - 12:44
Add This Sweet Feature to My Android Wishlist

SDL 3.0 Will Now Prefer PipeWire Over PulseAudio

Phoronix - Pet, 04/12/2024 - 11:31
For the widely-used SDL hardware/software abstraction layer that is commonly used by cross-platform games, the upcoming SDL 3.0 release now has the logic to be able to prefer using PipeWire directly rather than PulseAudio when successfully detecting the presence of PipeWire...

TUXEDO Computers Launches First Linux Laptop With AMD Ryzen 7 8845HS

Phoronix - Pet, 04/12/2024 - 11:19
While TUXEDO Computers has already been offering powerful AMD Zen 4 laptops such as the Pulse 14 Gen 3 with Ryzen 7 7840HS SoC, today the Bavarian company announced their first Ryzen 8000 series mobile laptop...

today's leftovers

tuxmachines.org - Pet, 04/12/2024 - 10:07
3 more misc. links

Free, Libre, and Open Source Software Leftovers

tuxmachines.org - Pet, 04/12/2024 - 09:49
Some FOSS news for today

Mozilla: Firefox, DEI Marketing, and Text Translator

tuxmachines.org - Pet, 04/12/2024 - 09:44
3 stories about/from Mozilla

Linux continues to be above 4% on the desktop

tuxmachines.org - Pet, 04/12/2024 - 09:34
According to the StatCounter, Linux on the desktop has continued to rise and remains above 4%, with this being the healthiest it's ever looked on the desktop

Defences Down! ClamTk is No Longer Maintained

tuxmachines.org - Pet, 04/12/2024 - 09:31
My goals were to give back to Linux, which gave me a lot, and to get better at programming

Orange Pi 5 Pro – A low-cost Rockchip RK3588S SBC with up to 16GB LPDDR5 RAM, dual HDMI video output

tuxmachines.org - Pet, 04/12/2024 - 09:26
The company says the new board supports Orange Pi OS (Droid), Orange Pi OS (Arch), Ubuntu, Debian, and Android 12 operating systems
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