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GNOME 3.32 Desktop Environment Development Kicks Off, First Milestone Is Out Now

tuxmachines.org - Pet, 10/12/2018 - 18:01

Work on the GNOME 3.32 desktop environment begun a few weeks ago after the launch of the GNOME 3.30 "Almeria" desktop environment last month, which is currently hitting the stable software repositories of some of the most popular GNU/Linux distributions. GNOME 3.32 will be developed under the GNOME 3.31.x umbrella for the next six months, until its March 13, 2019, launch.

GNOME 3.31.1 is now available as the first development milestone towards the final GNOME 3.32 desktop environment. Being the first development snapshot, GNOME 3.31.1 brings only a few updated core components and apps, without any notable changes, except for the removal of the application menus feature, as we reported earlier this week.

Also: GNOME 3.31.1 Released As The First Step Towards GNOME 3.32

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4 Must-Have Tools for Monitoring Linux

tuxmachines.org - Pet, 10/12/2018 - 17:55

Linux. It’s powerful, flexible, stable, secure, user-friendly… the list goes on and on. There are so many reasons why people have adopted the open source operating system. One of those reasons which particularly stands out is its flexibility. Linux can be and do almost anything. In fact, it will (in most cases) go well above what most platforms can. Just ask any enterprise business why they use Linux and open source.

But once you’ve deployed those servers and desktops, you need to be able to keep track of them. What’s going on? How are they performing? Is something afoot? In other words, you need to be able to monitor your Linux machines. “How?” you ask. That’s a great question, and one with many answers. I want to introduce you to a few such tools—from command line, to GUI, to full-blown web interfaces (with plenty of bells and whistles). From this collection of tools, you can gather just about any kind of information you need. I will stick only with tools that are open source, which will exempt some high-quality, proprietary solutions. But it’s always best to start with open source, and, chances are, you’ll find everything you need to monitor your desktops and servers. So, let’s take a look at four such tools.

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Sojuzova raketa odpovedala, astronavta varno ušla

Slo-Tech - Pet, 10/12/2018 - 17:16
Sojuzova raketa odpovedala, astronavta varno ušla

vir: NASANASA - Včerajšnja izstrelitev sojuza je šla po zlu, potem ko se je sprožil samodejni sistem za evakuacijo astronavtov in raketa ni dosegla orbite. Ameriški astronavt Nick Hague in ruski kozmonavt Aleksej Ovčinin sta varno pristala v Kazahstanu in nista poškodovana. Spodleteli prevoz astronavtov na Mednarodno vesoljsko postajo (ISS) je opomnik, da prevoz ljudi v vesolje še vedno ni rutinski in da je vsaka misija tvegana. Pričakovati je obsežno preiskavo, prav tako pa spremembe v načrtovanju aktualne misije. Več na Slo-Techu.

Ameriški oborožitveni sistemi vaba za hekerje

Slo-Tech - Pet, 10/12/2018 - 17:16
Ameriški oborožitveni sistemi vaba za hekerje

vir: GAOGAO - Government Accountability Office (GAO), neodvisna agencija, ki opravlja nadzorno funkcijo za ameriški kongres, je izdala poročilo v katerem ugotavlja, da imajo praktično vsi kritični oborožitveni sistemi, ki so jih preizkusili med letoma 2012 in 2017, velike varnostne pomanjkljivosti. Med njimi tudi raketni sistemi in bojno letalo F-35. Več na Slo-Techu.

BSD: Michael W. Lucas Talks FreeBSD, Tor on OpenBSD, Call for Testing of OpenSSH 7.9

tuxmachines.org - Pet, 10/12/2018 - 17:07
  • Michael W. Lucas talks FreeBSD (and whatever else he wants)
  • Tor part 1: how-to use Tor

    Installing tor is really easy on OpenBSD. We need to install it, and start its daemon. The daemon will listen by default on localhost on port 9050. On others systems, it may be quite similar, install the tor package and enable the daemon if not enabled by default.

  • Tor part 2: hidden service

    In this second Tor article, I will present an interesting Tor feature named hidden service. The principle of this hidden service is to make available a network service from anywhere, with only prerequisites that the computer must be powered on, tor not blocked and it has network access.

  • Call for testing: OpenSSH 7.9

    OpenSSH 7.9p1 is almost ready for release, so we would appreciate testing on as many platforms and systems as possible. This is a bugfix release.

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A Look At The Windows 10 October 2018 Update Performance With WSL

Phoronix - Pet, 10/12/2018 - 15:55
As the first of our Linux vs. Windows benchmarks coming around Microsoft's Windows 10 October 2018 Update, today we are exploring the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) performance to see if they have finally managed to improve the I/O performance for this Linux binary compatibility layer and how the WSL performs compared to Ubuntu and Clear Linux.

Security updates for Friday

LWN.net - Pet, 10/12/2018 - 15:48
Security updates have been issued by Debian (net-snmp), Fedora (php-horde-nag), openSUSE (git, java-1_8_0-openjdk, libxml2, mgetty, moinmoin-wiki, postgresql10, and soundtouch), Oracle (spamassassin), Red Hat (spamassassin), SUSE (apache2, axis, kernel, libX11 and libxcb, and texlive), and Ubuntu (clamav, git, and texlive-bin).

MidnightBSD 1.0 Is Ready To Shine With ZFS Support, Ryzen Compatibility

Phoronix - Pet, 10/12/2018 - 14:51
Especially with TrueOS once again taking a new direction, one of the few current BSDs focused on a great desktop experience is MidnightBSD that is about to mark its 1.0 release...

Intel Whiskey Lake Support Formally Added To Mesa 18.3

Phoronix - Pet, 10/12/2018 - 13:06
The recently posted patch for Intel Whiskey Lake support in Mesa has now been merged for Mesa 18.3...

GCC 6.5 Is Being Prepared As The Last GCC6 Compiler Release

Phoronix - Pet, 10/12/2018 - 12:07
Version 6.5 of the GNU Compiler Collection will soon be released to end out the GCC6 series...

Kitajci napravili miši s starši istega spola

Slo-Tech - Pet, 10/12/2018 - 12:02
Kitajci napravili miši s starši istega spola

vir: Phys.orgPhys.org - Na Kitajskem so z uporabo zarodnih matičnih celic in genskega inženiringa napravili miške z dvema materama in dvema očetoma. Več na Slo-Techu.

Mozilla/Firefox News

tuxmachines.org - Pet, 10/12/2018 - 11:27
  • Slimmer and simpler static atoms

    In Firefox’s code we use the term atom rather than intern, and atom table rather than string intern pool. I don’t know why; those names have been used for a long time.

    Furthermore, Firefox distinguishes between static atoms, which are those that are chosen at compile time and can be directly referred to via an identifier, and dynamic atoms, which are added on-demand at runtime. This post is about the former.

  • Home Monitoring with Things Gateway 0.6

    When it comes to smart home devices, protecting the safety and security of your home when you aren’t there is a popular area of adoption. Traditional home security systems are either completely offline (an alarm sounds in the house, but nobody is notified) or professionally monitored (with costly subscription services). Self monitoring of your connected home therefore makes sense, but many current smart home solutions still require ongoing service fees and send your private data to a centralised cloud service.

  • WebRender newsletter #25

    As usual, WebRender is making rapid progress. The team is working hard on nailing the remaining few blockers for enabling WebRender in Beta, after which focus will shift to the Release blockers. It’s hard to single out a particular highlight this week as the majority of bugs resolved were very impactful.

  • DevEdition 63 Beta 14 Testday, October 12th

    We are happy to let you know that Friday, October 12th, we are organizing Firefox 63 Beta 14 Testday. We’ll be focusing our testing on: Flash Compatibility and Block Autoplay V2.

  • Mozilla B-Team: happy bmo push day!Mozilla B-Team: happy bmo push day!
  • Mozilla B-Team: happy bmo push day (last friday)
  • Firefox removes core product support for RSS/Atom feeds

    from Firefox 64 onwards, RSS/Atom feed support will be handled via add-ons, rather than in-product.


    By virtue of being baked into the core of Firefox, these features have long had outsized maintenance and security costs relative to their usage. Making sure these features are as well-tested, modern and secure as the rest of Firefox would take a surprising amount of engineering work, and unfortunately the usage of these features does not justify such an investment: feed previews and live bookmarks are both used in around 0.01% of sessions.

    As one example of those costs, “live bookmarks” use a very old, very slow way to access the bookmarks database, and it would take a lot of time and effort to bring it up to the performance standards we expect from Quantum. Likewise, the feed viewer has its own “special” XML parser, distinct from the main Firefox one, and has not had a significant update in styling or functionality in the last seven years. The engineering work we’d need to bring these features, in their current states, up to modern standards is complicated by how few automated tests there are for anything in this corner of the codebase.

  • Firefox Reality 1.0.1 - with recline mode

    Firefox Reality 1.0.1 is now available for download in the Viveport, Oculus, and Daydream app stores. This is a minor point release, focused on fixing several performance issues and adding crash reporting UI and (thanks to popular request!) a reclined viewing mode.

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La Frite: A Libre ARM SBC For $5, 10x Faster Than The Raspberry Pi Zero

Phoronix - Pet, 10/12/2018 - 11:21
The folks at the Libre Computer Project who have successfully released the Tritium, Le Potato, and other ARM SBCs while being as open-source friendly as possible have now announced La Frite...

Linux 4.14 LTSI Kernel Released For Longer-Term Support

tuxmachines.org - Pet, 10/12/2018 - 10:56

The Linux Foundation LTSI initiative has finished baking its first Linux 4.14-based kernel for longer-term support.

LTSI is the Long-Term Support Initiative hosted by the Linux Foundation that's focused on longer-term kernel support for the likes of consumer electronics. LTSI is apart from the long-term kernels maintained as well by Greg KH and other stakeholders.

Previously LTSI had been tracking the Linux 4.9 kernel and before that Linux 4.1, Linux 3.14, 3.10, 3.4, and 3.0.

Also: LTSI-4.14 is now released

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Ubuntu's Bring-Up Of NVIDIA's Driver With Mir Continues

Phoronix - Pet, 10/12/2018 - 10:19
The Ubuntu developers continuing to work on the Mir display server stack have made headway in their NVIDIA driver enablement effort...

Security: National Security at Stake, Too

tuxmachines.org - Pet, 10/12/2018 - 10:10
  • Supermicro boards were so bug ridden, why would hackers ever need implants?
  • New U.S. Weapons Systems Are a Hackers’ [sic] Bonanza, Investigators Find

    The report by the Government Accountability Office concluded that many of the weapons, or the systems that control them, could be neutralized within hours. In many cases, the military teams developing or testing the systems were oblivious to the hackingi [sic].

  • Cool Cool Cool Oversight Office Says It's Incredibly Easy To Hack The Defense Dept.'s Weapons Systems

    The GAO points out the DOD has spent more time locking down its accounting systems than its weapons systems, even as the latter has increasingly relied on computer hardware and software to operate. The systems used by the DOD are a melange of commercial and open-source software, which relies on vendors to provide regular updates and patch vulnerabilities. (Unfortunately for the DOD, some vulnerabilities may not have been disclosed to software/hardware vendors by other government agencies like the NSA.) But the DOD gives itself a 21-day window to apply patches and some remote weapons systems may go months without patching because they often need to return from deployment to be patched properly.

    The end result is a network of defense systems riddled with security holes. The GAO says it doesn't take much to commandeer weapons of mass destruction.

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GNOME 3.31.1 Released As The First Step Towards GNOME 3.32

Phoronix - Pet, 10/12/2018 - 10:00
GNOME 3.31.1 was released on Thursday as the first step towards the GNOME 3.32 desktop update due out in March...

XDC2019 X.Org / Mesa / Wayland Conference To Be Hosted In Montreal

Phoronix - Pet, 10/12/2018 - 02:03
The X.Org Foundation Board of Directors decided today that their next annual X.Org/Mesa/Wayland conference will be held in Montreal, Canada...
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