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Linus Torvalds worried Linux kernel might get messy around Christmas

1 hour 48 min ago
LTS release 5.10 is currently unruly and looks like colliding with the holiday season. Linus Torvalds has expressed some worries about progress of version 5.10 of the Linux kernel.…

9to5Linux Weekly Roundup: November 22nd, 2020

3 hours 50 min ago
The eighth installment of the 9to5Linux Weekly Roundup is here, for the week ending on November 22nd, keeping you guys up to date with the most important things that have happened in the Linux world.

A beginners guide to Kubernetes Jobs and CronJobs

6 hours 2 min ago
Kubernetes is the default orchestration engine for containers. Its options for controlling and managing pods and containers include: Deployments, StatefulSets and ReplicaSets. Each of these features has its own purpose, with the common function to ensure that pods run continuously.

The GIMP turns 25 and promises to carry on being the FOSS not-Photoshop

8 hours 14 min ago
Image Manipulation Program spawned GTK, which begat GNOME. The General Image Manipulation Program, GIMP, has turned 25.…

ympd - MPD Web based GUI

10 hours 25 min ago
ympd lets you use your web browser to interact with MPD. ympd runs without a dedicated web server or interpreters like PHP, NodeJS or Ruby.

Run serverless functions, Kubernetes ingress controllers comparisons, and more industry trends

12 hours 37 min ago
As part of my role as a principal communication strategist at an enterprise software company with an open source development model, I publish a regular update about open source community, market, and industry trends. Here are some of my and their favorite articles from that update.

Educational Distro Escuelas Linux 6.11 Switches to Linux 5.9, Refreshes the Developer Pack

Monday 23rd of November 2020 01:42:04 AM
Escuelas Linux developer informs 9to5Linux today about the general availability of Escuelas Linux 6.11, a new major update to this educational oriented GNU/Linux distribution based on Bodhi Linux and Ubuntu.

Linux Weekly Roundup: Firefox 83, Kali Linux 2020.4, Opera with Music Player

Sunday 22nd of November 2020 11:30:33 PM
Here's this week's roundup series, curated for you from the Linux and open-source world on application updates, new releases, distribution updates, major news, and upcoming highlights.

Ardour 6.4 Free Digital Audio Workstation Released with Support for VST3 Plugins

Sunday 22nd of November 2020 09:19:02 PM
Ardour 6.4 free and multi-platform DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) software has been released two months after Ardour 6.3 for all supported platforms with many interesting changes.

Red Hat tunes up RHEL and OpenShift for life on computings edge

Sunday 22nd of November 2020 06:42:47 PM
As edge computing grows in importance, Red Hat is tweaking its leading Linux and Kubernetes to make the most of it.

KaOS Linux's November 2020 ISO Adds KDE Plasma 5.20 with Plasma System Monitor

Sunday 22nd of November 2020 04:30:25 PM
KaOS Linux's November 2020 ISO update is now available for download packed with some of the most recent GNU/Linux technologies and the latest version of the KDE Plasma desktop environment.

Open source brings musicians together virtually

Sunday 22nd of November 2020 09:50:47 AM
When the COVID-19 pandemic began canceling live music events in spring 2020, it wasn't just the big arena shows, music festivals, and small, local venues that suffered—the big annual marching band competition leagues, like Drum Corps International (DCI) and WGI World Championships, were also called off. This was a huge disappointment for the thousands of musicians and band directors who were already preparing for the spring and summer competition season.read more

Developing Wayland Color Management and High Dynamic Range

Sunday 22nd of November 2020 07:39:16 AM
Wayland is still lacking proper consideration for color management & support for high dynamic range (HDR) imagery. However, a group of devs has begun an effort to fix this situation. This is their story.

How to Install Flask on Ubuntu 20.04

Sunday 22nd of November 2020 05:27:44 AM
In this article, we’ll discuss how to install Flask on Ubuntu 20.04 inside a Python virtual environment.

Customize GNOME in Ubuntu 20.04 with this Productive Look

Sunday 22nd of November 2020 03:16:13 AM
In one of the early guides, I explained the overall look and feel of the GNOME desktop. How you can visually change the look from a mundane desktop to something nice and better. This guide explains some steps which give you an idea of how you can Customize GNOME in Ubuntu 20.04 with a productive look.

Secure your containers with SELinux

Sunday 22nd of November 2020 01:04:42 AM
When things aren[he]#039[/he]t working correctly in your Linux environment, the easiest thing to do is disable Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux). Things suddenly begin to work, and you forget about it—but this is a common pitfall that means you[he]#039[/he]ve lost a very powerful security tool.

Tinker Board 2 SBC advances to RK3399

Saturday 21st of November 2020 10:53:11 PM
Asus is prepping a “Tinker Board 2” SBC that runs Linux on a Rockchip RK3399 with up to 4GB LPDDR4, GbE, WiFi/BT, optional 16GB eMMC, 3x USB, Type-C with DP, HDMI, MIPI-DSI/CSI, and 40-pin GPIO. In 2017, Asus launched its first maker-friendly SBC with an open-spec, community backed Tinker Board SBC. Now, French site Clubic […]

The Beginner’s Guide to Btrfs

Saturday 21st of November 2020 08:41:40 PM
Btrfs is one of the "Copy on Write" filesystems that allows you to create snapshots. Check out this beginner’s guide to Btrfs to get started.

Ubuntu Web Remix Wants to Be a Chrome OS Alternative, Beta Available Now

Saturday 21st of November 2020 06:30:09 PM
From the creator of Ubuntu Unity and UbuntuEd, here comes yet another unofficial Ubuntu flavor, Ubuntu Web Remix, which aims to be an alternative to Chrome OS or Chromium OS.

Why You Should Trust Open Source Software Security

Saturday 21st of November 2020 04:18:38 PM
Some people still think that open source software security is inferior. Actually, security experts say it sets the bar for what computing security should be.

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today's leftovers

  • Using Linux At University: Easier Than You Think - YouTube

    Since I'm done with uni now I thought I'd be fun to offer some advice on getting through university or college daily driving Linux, for the most part it'll be fine but there are some points where you'll run into some trouble in a software engineering context.

  • Linus is about to REJECT YOUR PRIVILEGES!
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  • A chat with Trese Brothers Games about the upcoming cyberpunk Cyber Knights: Flashpoint | GamingOnLinux

    We have a chat with Trese Brothers Games who are currently developing Cyber Knights: Flashpoint following a successful Kickstarter campaign earlier in March 2020.

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  • Big adventures ahead - Little Big Adventures

    Once upon a time in the past - around the year 1994 - a software company called Adeline Software International released a game titled “Little Big Adventure” or “Relentless: Twinsen's Adventure”. This game, a classic pseudo-3D action adventure game with an epic story set on a fantastic planet, has now entered the testing stage in ScummVM. Please, note that a few features of the original game are not implemented yet. However, we also added a few features which are new for the game.

  • Security updates for Monday

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (cimg, golang-1.7, golang-1.8, krb5, mediawiki, mupdf, php-pear, samba, thunderbird, and zabbix), Fedora (chromium, krb5, microcode_ctl, pngcheck, and rpki-client), Mageia (librepo, postgresql, python-twisted, raptor2, tcpdump, and thunderbird), openSUSE (blueman, java-11-openjdk, moinmoin-wiki, python, rmt-server, SDL, and tcpdump), Red Hat (chromium-browser and thunderbird), SUSE (c-ares, ceph, dash, firefox, java-1_8_0-openjdk, postgresql10, postgresql12, postgresql96, u-boot, and ucode-intel), and Ubuntu (openldap).

Programming Leftovers

  • 6 predictions for JavaScript build tools | Opensource.com

    Code used in production is different from development code. In production, you need to build packages that run fast, manage dependencies, automate tasks, load external modules, and more. JavaScript tools that make it possible to turn development code into production code are called build tools.

  • The mysterious case of the SVt_PVIV | The Incredible Journey

    The other day I wanted to send my friend some silly emojis on LINE and so I updated my flaky old Unicode browser to the new-fangled Unicode with values above 0x10000, so that I could fetch the Emojis, which start around here. The thing also features a perl script which fetches values from Unicode::UCD using the charinfo function. I also updated to Perl 5.32 around the same time. Now the funny thing was that I started getting all kinds of errors about invalid JSON in the browser console. My Perl script was sending something of the form {... "script":Common ...} from my module JSON::Create, which is not valid JSON due to not having quotes around Common, and obviously my module was faulty.

  • JSON::Create now features indentation | The Incredible Journey

    In version 0.27 of JSON::Create I added a new indentation feature. This was added basically out of necessity. Originally the purpose of the module was sending short bits of JSON over the internet, but I've been using JSON more and more for processing data too. I've spent quite a long time working on a web site for recognition of Chinese, and I've been using JSON more and more extensively. The basic data file for the web site is a 168 megabyte JSON file. Not indenting this kind of file makes for "interesting" problems if one accidentally opens it in an editor or on a terminal screen, a million characters all on one line tends to confuse the best-written text reading utilities. So after years of suffering the relief is tremendous, and now I have tab-based indentation in JSON::Create.

  • Python Convert String to Int - Python Examples – TecAdmin

    Its a common uses of type conversion in any programming language. Python also provides inbuilt methods for type conversion. This tutorial will help to convert a string value to integer value with Python.

Richard Hughes: fwupd 1.5.2

If you’re running 1.5.0 or 1.5.1 you probably want to update to this release now as it fixes a hard-to-debug hang we introduced in 1.5.0. If you’re running 1.4.x you might want to let the libcurl changes settle, although we’ve been using it without issue for more than a week on a ton of hardware here. Expect 1.5.3 in a few weeks time, assuming we’re all still alive by then. Read more

Xfce Virtual Machine Images For Development

The openSUSE distributions offer a variety of graphical desktop environments, one of them being the popular and lightweight Xfce. Up to now there was the stable tested branch available in Tumbleweed already during install. Furthermore, for interested users the development OBS repository xfce:next offered a preview state of what’s coming up next to Tumbleweed. Xfce Development in openSUSE Thanks to the hard work of openSUSE’s Xfce team there is a third option: Xfce Development Repository aka RAT In a playful way, a rat is meant to represent the unpolished nature of this release: a rat is scruffy looking compared to a mouse (the cute and beloved mascot of Xfce). And the RAT repository provides packages automatically built right from the Git Master Branch of Xfce upstream development. The goal of this project is to test and preview the new software so that bugs can be spotted and fixed ahead of time by contributing upstream. The packages pull in source code state on a daily basis and offer a quite convenient way to test and eventually help development. So this is where the team builds and tests the latest and unstable releases of Xfce Desktop Environment for openSUSE. Read more