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What’s New in WordPress 5.0 “Bebo” (Features and Screenshots)

tuxmachines.org - Sre, 12/12/2018 - 21:04

WordPress is a free and open source Content Management System for creating beautiful websites, blogs, and apps. It powers 32% of the web and boasts a community of developers, site owners, and content creators in their thousands who meet up monthly in 436 cities worldwide.

WordPress is always getting updated but it recently received its biggest update in the form of version 5.0 (codenamed “Bebo”) with changes that make it a lot easier to use and powerful to work with. The most important changes are its new editor and default theme.

Let’s talk a look at what’s cool about them.

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Linux Kernel Developers Discuss Dropping x32 Support

tuxmachines.org - Sre, 12/12/2018 - 20:26

It was just several years ago that the open-source ecosystem began supporting the x32 ABI, but already kernel developers are talking of potentially deprecating the support and for it to be ultimately removed.

The Linux x32 ABI as a reminder requires x86_64 processors and is engineered to support the modern x86_64 features but with using 32-bit pointers rather than 64-bit pointers. The x32 ABI allows for making use of the additional registers and other features of x86_64 but with just 32-bit pointers in order to provide faster performance when 64-bit pointers are unnecessary.

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Jellyfin: Free Software Emby Media Server Fork Is Announced After Emby Becomes Proprietary

tuxmachines.org - Sre, 12/12/2018 - 20:10

Emby is a media server to organize, play and stream audio and video to a wide range of devices. The server runs on Windows, mac OS, Linux, and FreeBSD, and there are clients for mobile (Android and iOS), Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, smart TV platforms, and video games consoles like Xbox 360. Streaming and watching media using Emby is free to use, but some extra features, like offline media, DVR support, podcasts, and more, require a paid subscription.

A new Emby Server version (3.6) was announced recently, which will include "new levels of performance", revamped hardware acceleration on all supported platforms, and more.

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Linux Is Already In Good Shape For The New Features Of Intel Gen11 Graphics & Icelake

Phoronix - Sre, 12/12/2018 - 19:23
Besides seeing Icelake demos at the Intel Architecture Day that were running on Ubuntu, with closely tracking the Linux kernel's development most of the new features presented for Sunny Cove and Gen11 graphics have already been merged or at least available in patch form for some months within the Linux ecosystem. Here's a look at the features talked about yesterday and their state on Linux...

Patch into The Matrix at the Linux command line

tuxmachines.org - Sre, 12/12/2018 - 18:10

You've found your way to today's entry from the Linux command-line toys advent calendar. If this is your first visit to the series, you might be wondering what a command-line toy even is? It's anything that's an entertaining diversion at the terminal, be it a game, a fun utility, or a simple distraction.

Some of these are classics, and some are completely new (at least to me), but I hope all of you find something you enjoy in this series.

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5 resolutions for open source project maintainers

tuxmachines.org - Sre, 12/12/2018 - 18:07

I'm generally not big on New Year's resolutions. I have no problem with self-improvement, of course, but I tend to anchor around other parts of the calendar. Even so, there's something about taking down this year's free calendar and replacing it with next year's that inspires some introspection.

In 2017, I resolved to not share articles on social media until I'd read them. I've kept to that pretty well, and I'd like to think it has made me a better citizen of the internet. For 2019, I'm thinking about resolutions to make me a better open source software maintainer.

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Dell’s 2018 XPS 13 DE—The best “out of the box” Linux laptop gets the best OS

tuxmachines.org - Sre, 12/12/2018 - 18:00

It has been six years since Dell first introduced its XPS Developer Edition moniker, which refers specifically to the company's XPS laptop models that ship with Ubuntu Linux (and not Windows) pre-installed. Ever since, Dell has been producing some of the best Linux "ultrabooks" in recent memory.

Ars has already put the Windows-boasting XPS 13 through its paces earlier this year since the device received a serious overhaul in 2018. Dell bumped up the hardware specs, revamped the thermal system, and introduced a new rose and white version, for instance. But how is latest edition of the premier "just works" Linux laptop doing with the added muscle?

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[$] DMA and get_user_pages()

LWN.net - Sre, 12/12/2018 - 17:55

In the RDMA microconference of the 2018 Linux Plumbers Conference (LPC), John Hubbard, Dan Williams, and Matthew Wilcox led a discussion on the problems surrounding get_user_pages() (and friends) and the interaction with DMA. It is not the first time the topic has come up, there was also a discussion about it at the Linux Storage, Filesystem, and Memory-Management Summit back in April. In a nutshell, the problem is that multiple parts of the kernel think they have responsibility for the same chunk of memory, but they do not coordinate their activities; as might be guessed, mayhem can sometimes ensue.

The x32 subarchitecture may be removed

LWN.net - Sre, 12/12/2018 - 17:52
The x32 subarchitecture is a software variant of x86-64; it runs the processor in the 64-bit mode, but uses 32-bit pointers and arithmetic. The idea is to get the advantages of x86-64 without the extra memory usage that goes along with it. It seems, though, that x32 is not much appreciated; few distributions support it and the number of users appears to be small. So now Andy Lutomirski is proposing its eventual removal:

I propose that we make CONFIG_X86_X32 depend on BROKEN for a release or two and then remove all the code if no one complains. If anyone wants to re-add it, IMO they're welcome to do so, but they need to do it in a way that is maintainable.

If there are x32 users out there, now would be a good time for them to speak up.

AMDVLK 2018.Q4.4 Driver Update Brings Performance Improvements, New Vulkan Bits

Phoronix - Sre, 12/12/2018 - 17:42
AMD developers today outed their latest "AMDVLK" open-source Vulkan driver code drop dubbed AMDVLK 2018.Q4.4...

NVIDIA 415.23 Driver Fixes Build Issues Against Linux 4.20 Kernel

Phoronix - Sre, 12/12/2018 - 16:48
It was just last week NVIDIA released the 415.22 driver while out today is the 415.23 update...

Security updates for Wednesday

LWN.net - Sre, 12/12/2018 - 16:46
Security updates have been issued by Arch Linux (chromium, firefox, lib32-openssl, lib32-openssl-1.0, openssl, openssl-1.0, texlive-bin, and wireshark-cli), Fedora (perl), openSUSE (pdns), Oracle (kernel), Red Hat (kernel), Slackware (mozilla), SUSE (kernel, postgresql10, qemu, and xen), and Ubuntu (firefox, freerdp, freerdp2, pixman, and poppler).

Intel Working On Open-Sourcing The FSP - Would Be Huge Win For Coreboot & Security

Phoronix - Sre, 12/12/2018 - 15:00
Intel's Architecture Day on Tuesday was delightfully filled with an overwhelming amount of valuable hardware information, but Intel's software efforts were also briefly touched on too. In fact, Raja Koduri reinforced how software is a big part of Intel technology and goes in-hand with their security, interconnect, memory, architecture, and process pillars and that's where their new oneAPI initiative will fit in. But what learning afterwards was most exciting on the software front...

Intel Developing "oneAPI" For Optimized Code Across CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs & More

Phoronix - Sre, 12/12/2018 - 15:00
Intel's 2018 Architecture Day was primarily focused on the company's hardware architecture road-map, but one of the software (pre)announcements was their oneAPI software stack...

Intel Details Gen11 Graphics & Sunny Cove For Icelake

Phoronix - Sre, 12/12/2018 - 15:00
At Intel's architecture day, the company finally detailed their "Gen 11" graphics that we've been seeing open-source Linux graphics driver patches for many months (Intel OTC posted their initial open-source display driver code in early January and has continued the enablement work since) albeit elusive in substantive user details and hardware until Icelake. But today at least we can share more about the significant improvements with Gen11 graphics...

Pod zemljo je več življenja, kot smo predvidevali

Slo-Tech - Sre, 12/12/2018 - 14:44
Pod zemljo je več življenja, kot smo predvidevali

vir: Deep Carbon ObservatorySlo-Tech - Raziskovalci mednarodnega združenja Deep Carbon Observatory so predstavili prve prelomne izsledke desetletnega programa raziskav živih organizmov v Zemljini skorji, ki je pokazal obsežnejši in zanimivejši ekosistem od predvidenega. Več na Slo-Techu.

Everything You Need to Know About Using PPA in Ubuntu

tuxmachines.org - Sre, 12/12/2018 - 14:38

An in-depth article that covers almost all the questions around using PPA in Ubuntu and other Linux distributions.

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