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Fedora 30 Will Have Firefox Wayland By Default But Could Be Reverted If Too Buggy

tuxmachines.org - Tor, 02/19/2019 - 06:48

The plan to use the Wayland-native version of Firefox by default for Fedora Workstation 30 atop GNOME has been tentatively approved by the Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee (FESCo).

At this morning's FESCo meeting, the Fedora stakeholders approved of this late change to ship the Wayland-enabled version of Firefox by default, after they've been carrying this spin of Firefox in their package repository for several cycles but haven't made use of it out-of-the-box. This Firefox Wayland version will be used by Fedora 30 straight-away when running on the GNOME Shell Wayland session.

Also: Bodhi 3.13.1 released

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5 of the Best Linux Distros for Raspberry Pi

tuxmachines.org - Tor, 02/19/2019 - 06:40

The Raspberry Pi debuted in 2012, and since then the tiny computer and its successors have powered countless projects. While you can install regular Ubuntu on a Raspberry Pi, there are plenty of more specialized Linux distributions available. This list includes options that can handle everything from general computing to creating a tiny portable arcade.

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FS-VERITY Updated For Read-Only, File-Based Authenticity Protection On EXT4/F2FS

Phoronix - Tor, 02/19/2019 - 06:03
Since November we haven't heard much about Google's effort around FS-VERITY as transparent integrity / authenticity support for read-only files on a writable file-system. Fortunately, the effort didn't stop and new patches are pending for this implementation that complements DM-VERITY...

Mesa 18.3.4

tuxmachines.org - Tor, 02/19/2019 - 04:24

Mesa 18.3.4 is now available.

In this release we have:

A fix in the XvMC state-tracker, which was causing some video attributes to
not take affect. On the video front the VAAPI state tracker has seen
improvements with VP9 streams while the amdgpu driver advertises all available
profiles.

On Intel side we have compiler fixes and extra PCI IDs for Coffee Lake and
Ice Lake parts. In the Broadcom drivers a couple of memory leaks were
addressed and the NEON assembly should compile properly on armhf.

Other drivers such as radeonsi, nouveau and freedreno have also seen some
love. The RADV driver has seen addressed to compile correctly with GCC9
amongst other changes.

The Xlib based libGL have been addressed to work with X servers, which lacks
the MIT-SHM extension such as XMing.

To top it up we have a few fixes to the meson build system.

Also: Mesa 18.3.4 Brings VA-API VP9 Improvements, More Coffeelake/Icelake IDs For Intel

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Cutelyst 2.7.0 released, async is back!

tuxmachines.org - Tor, 02/19/2019 - 03:56

Cutelyst a Qt/C++ Web Framework just got a new version. This time bringing back proper async support.

Perl Catalyst Framework was conceived as a sync/blocking framework, due that the Mojolicious framework was created, NodeJS and a few other web frameworks have pushed the async programming to the web. Performance wise being async doesn’t mean you get faster response times, rather the opposite, the need to unroll stack and make extra calls makes a CPU bound application slower.

But depending on the problem to solve it allows you to serve more users at the same time, using the same CPU cores. A typical modern application might receive a request from a Phone App then do a REST API call to an external API which might take 2ms or 200ms for the reply. While waiting for the response, typical sync/blocking applications can’t process more requests, or have to spawn more threads increasing RAM consumption and leveraging concurrency to the OS scheduler. On an Async web application, you can process another request while you wait for the previous request, thus possibly making the first request reply to be sent back to the user at a later time than if there was a dedicated process just waiting for his reply.

So, both ways have pros and cons and IMHO I’d like to support them both. When I started Cutelyst I thought that if I ever need async I could have a local QEventLoop to wait for the reply and would be able to deal with async requests, not recently I found out that supporting QEventLoop was causing stack overflow due it being used in pipelined scenarios, after that I removed it’s usage and performance improved in PlainText tests of TechEmpower, so I advised against using it and marked Cutelyst as not async.

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New Audiocasts: LHS and Destination Linux

tuxmachines.org - Tor, 02/19/2019 - 03:54
  • LHS Episode #272: The Weekender XXIV

    Good grief! It's the latest edition of the Weekender! In this episode, the hosts put together a list of amateur radio contests and special events, upcoming open source conferences and a hefty does of hedonism that blends together and goes down like a luxurious sippin' whiskey. Thank you for tuning in and we hope you have an amazing upcoming fortnight.

  • Destination Linux EP108 – Ubuntu Studio Amped Up

    On this episode of Destination Linux, we discuss some news for Makulu Linux, GNOME 3.32, IPFire 2.21 and more. We’ll also check out a cool new system deployment tool that could change how multi-booting is done. Then we’ll check out a new desktop offering from ZaReason as well as an overclocking tool for Team Green users. Later in the show we’ll talk about some Linux Gaming news and much more including our Tips, Tricks and Software Spotlight picks!

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Games: Battle Motion and The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep

tuxmachines.org - Tor, 02/19/2019 - 03:48

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GNU Leveraged for Spying

tuxmachines.org - Tor, 02/19/2019 - 03:39

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Debian: INN 2.6.3, Netplan and LTS Work

tuxmachines.org - Tor, 02/19/2019 - 03:36
  • INN 2.6.3

    INN 2.6.3 has been released. This is a bug fix and minor feature release over INN 2.6.2, and the upgrade should be painless. The main ISC downloads page will be updated shortly; in the meantime, you can download the new release from ftp.isc.org or my personal INN pages. The latter also has links to the full changelog and the other INN documentation.

    The big change in this release is support for Python 3. Embedded Python filtering and authentication hooks for innd and nnrpd can now use version 3.3.0 or later of the Python interpreter. Python 2.x is still supported (2.3.0 or later).

  • Netplan support in FAI

    The new version FAI 5.8.1 now generates the configuration file for Ubuntu's netplan tool. It's a YAML description for setting up the network devices, replacing the /etc/network/interfaces file. The FAI CD/USB installation image for Ubuntu now offers two different variants to be installed, Ubuntu desktop and Ubuntu server without a desktop environment. Both are using Ubuntu 18.04 aka Bionic Beaver.

  • Raphaël Hertzog: Freexian’s report about Debian Long Term Support, January 2019

    Like each month, here comes a report about the work of paid contributors to Debian LTS.

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Kali Linux 2019.1 Release

tuxmachines.org - Tor, 02/19/2019 - 03:28

Welcome to our first release of 2019, Kali Linux 2019.1, which is available for immediate download. This release brings our kernel up to version 4.19.13, fixes numerous bugs, and includes many updated packages.

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Britanski poslanci: Facebook in njegovo vodstvo so digitalni gangsterji

Slo-Tech - Tor, 02/19/2019 - 02:48
Britanski poslanci: Facebook in njegovo vodstvo so digitalni gangsterji

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vir: theguardian.comtheguardian.com - Komisija spodnjega doma britanskega parlamenta je s 108 strani dolgim poročilom končala 18 mesečno delo, v katerem je preiskovala dezinformacije in lažne novice. V središču preiskave sta bila seveda Facebook in njegovo vodstvo, ki ju poročilo gladko poimenuje digitalni gangsterji, saj naj bi načrtno kršili zakonodajo glede konkurence in zasebnosti, poslanci pa urgentno zahtevajo zakonsko ureditev področja. Več na Slo-Techu.

Hekerski napadi na nemško infrastrukturo čedalje pogostejši

Slo-Tech - Tor, 02/19/2019 - 02:48
Hekerski napadi na nemško infrastrukturo čedalje pogostejši Slo-Tech - Nemški Zvezni urad za informacijsko varnost (BSI) je sporočil, da se je v minulem letu znatno povečalo število hekerskih napadov in drugih varnostnih incidentov, ki so prizadeli pomembno infrastrukturo, denimo električno omrežje ali vodovodni sistem. V drugi polovici leta 2018 so beležili 157 incidentov, kar je več kot v celotnem letu 2017. Ob tem BSI poudarja, da vsi incidenti niso hekerski napadi, temveč gre tudi za druge razloge, denimo tehnične težave. Toda končni rezultat je lahko v obeh primerih enak - izpad ključne infrastrukture. Tako je poročal nemški Welt am Sonntag. Več na Slo-Techu.

It's Still Undecided Whether Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Will Support 32-bit x86 (i386)

Phoronix - Tor, 02/19/2019 - 00:21
Ubuntu 17.10 dropped its i386 / 32-bit x86 installer image while the i386 port has remained part of the package archive. Other Ubuntu derivatives over the past year have also moved to drop their 32-bit installer images and with Lubuntu/Xubuntu now ending their ISOs for that port, it's hitting the end of the road. Now for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, there might not even be the i386 port...

YouTube glavni vir širjenja prepričanja o ploščati Zemlji

Slo-Tech - Pon, 02/18/2019 - 22:55
YouTube glavni vir širjenja prepričanja o ploščati Zemlji Slo-Tech - Ključni dejavnik, ki je poskrbel za povečanje števila ljudi, ki verjamejo v teorijo ploščate Zemlje (flat earth), je YouTube. Asheley Landrum s Tehniške univerze v Teksasu je na konferenci predstavila rezultate raziskave, ki potrjuje, da internet in zlasti YouTube katalizirajo zadnji porast števila zagovornikov teorije ploščate Zemlje. Več na Slo-Techu.

Security: new systemd vulnerability, antivirus and more

tuxmachines.org - Pon, 02/18/2019 - 21:13

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Outreachy Summer 2019 Applications Open With Expanded Eligibility

Phoronix - Pon, 02/18/2019 - 21:06
Outreachy, the program formerly known as the Outreach Program for Women and intended to get more females and other under-represented groups in technology engaged with Linux/open-source projects, has opened up their application process for those seeking a summer internship while receiving a $5,500 USD stipend...

Debian 9.8 released

LWN.net - Pon, 02/18/2019 - 20:10
The Debian project has announced the eighth update of Debian 9 "stretch". As a stable point release, this version mainly adds bugfixes for security issues and other serious problems. Click below for a list of changes.

Mesa 18.3.4 Brings VA-API VP9 Improvements, More Coffeelake/Icelake IDs For Intel

Phoronix - Pon, 02/18/2019 - 19:53
For those sticking to the Mesa 18.3 series until the Mesa 19.0 release is officially out and sufficiently matured, Mesa 18.3.4 is now available as the latest point release for these open-source 3D drivers...
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