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The 15 Most Interesting Linux 5.15 Kernel Features From NTFS3 To KSMBD & DAMON

Sunday 31st of October 2021 05:55:29 PM
Back in September at the end of the Linux 5.15 merge window was our Linux 5.15 feature overview but given the time since then and that the Linux 5.15 stable kernel will likely be released this evening, here is a recap of the most interesting changes in this new kernel version...

Trinity Desktop R14.0.11 Released For Continuing To Improve Upon KDE 3.5

Sunday 31st of October 2021 12:30:00 PM
The Trinity Desktop Environment as a decade-old project that forked from the KDE 3.5 desktop continues persevering bit-by-bit to improve this once widely enjoyed desktop environment...

Memory Folios Looks For Inclusion In Linux 5.16

Sunday 31st of October 2021 12:00:00 PM
After memory folios failed to make it into Linux 5.15, this low-level change to the kernel memory management code that has possible performance implications is looking to land for Linux 5.16...

SDL2 Begins Landing More Workable RISC OS Support

Sunday 31st of October 2021 10:20:46 AM
Back in February 2020 SDL2 began seeing early work for RISC OS support. Now being merged this weekend to this key library used by many cross-platform games is now more functioning support for the RISC OS Arm-based operating system...

Performance Optimizations, Other "Big" Work For Linux 5.16 To The Block Code

Sunday 31st of October 2021 09:44:54 AM
Linux block subsystem maintainer and IO_uring lead developer Jens Axboe has prepared his various pull requests ahead of the upcoming Linux 5.16 merge window...

GDB Debugger Adds Native Support For OpenRISC On Linux

Sunday 31st of October 2021 07:00:00 AM
The GNU Debugger (GDB) has landed native support for OpenRISC on Linux and GDB server support...

LibreOffice 7.3 Alpha 1 Tagged With More Open-Source Office Suite Improvements

Saturday 30th of October 2021 06:00:00 PM
LibreOffice 7.3 Alpha 1 was tagged on Friday in the first step towards this next open-source office suite update due out early next year...

Mesa's Radeon Vulkan Driver "RADV" Prepares Experimental Mesh Shaders

Saturday 30th of October 2021 04:00:00 PM
Mesa's Radeon Vulkan open-source driver "RADV" is preparing to introduce experimental support for mesh shaders...

Firefox 94 To Start Using EGL On Linux - Better Performance, Lower Power Use

Saturday 30th of October 2021 09:29:11 AM
Mozilla Firefox 94 will begin using its EGL back-end on the Linux desktop in conjunction with supported graphics drivers in order to provide better performance, lower power usage, and other benefits...

KDE Ends Out October With More Fixes, Continued Polishing To Plasma Wayland

Saturday 30th of October 2021 09:07:04 AM
KDE Plasma 5.23 offers much better Plasma Wayland support than prior releases but still the journey of polished Wayland support on-par with X11 is not over. KDE developers ended out October working on more Wayland fixes along with other improvements to this open-source desktop...

OpenVDB 9.0 Released With NanoVDB GPU Support

Saturday 30th of October 2021 08:50:30 AM
OpenVDB is the software open-sourced by DreamWorks Animations that is now part of the Academy Software Foundation as a sparse volume data structure and associating tooling with a particular focus on visual effects and animations for film production. OpenVDB 9.0 is out today as the latest major update to this library...

Stargate Is The Newest Open-Source Digital Audio Workstation

Saturday 30th of October 2021 07:00:00 AM
While Ardour is arguably the most well known open-source digital audio workstation (DAW) solution, there are also other offerings like Zrythm and others while now "Stargate" is the newest option available...

Void-Linux-Powered Project Trident To Cease Operations

Saturday 30th of October 2021 04:00:00 AM
Project Trident had been an operating system originally based on TrueOS/FreeBSD before shifting to Void Linux as its base and worked on various innovations like OpenZFS-based root installations but now the developers behind the ambitious advanced desktop OS project have decided to call it quits...

Zink OpenGL On Vulkan Inches Closer To OpenGL 4.6 Conformance, More Games Working

Friday 29th of October 2021 03:42:49 PM
While there has been less major progress to report on Mesa's Zink OpenGL-over-Vulkan code in recent weeks, Mike Blumenkrantz of Valve and others continue optimizing and fixing this increasing useful implementation. Most recently the game Bioshock: Infinite is running on Zink and there are more fixes in aiming toward OpenGL 4.6 conformance...

AMD Posts Latest Revision To Its New P-State Linux Driver

Friday 29th of October 2021 03:13:22 PM
In early September AMD posted their new "amd-pstate" CPU frequency scaling driver for Linux that leverages ACPI CPPC data available with Zen 2 and newer processors for making wiser frequency scaling decisions. The goal of AMD P-State is to offer better performance-per-Watt and today they have posted a new revision of this driver...

RadeonSI Lands Yet Another Round Of Optimizations That Further Reduce CPU Overhead

Friday 29th of October 2021 12:50:32 PM
Well known AMD open-source OpenGL driver developer Marek Olšák has landed another big batch of patches to further lower the driver overhead of this Linux OpenGL driver...

Intel's i965 Mesa Classic OpenGL Driver Will Stick Around A Bit Longer

Friday 29th of October 2021 12:15:17 PM
Earlier this year was talk of finally retiring the Intel "i965" Mesa classic OpenGL driver along with the rest of the "classic Mesa" driver code now that it's been replaced by the Crocus Gallium3D driver and the other open-source Mesa OpenGL divers all using the modern Gallium3D architecture. Those plans are still on but shifting now into 2022...

X.Org Server Bids Farewell To Autotools

Friday 29th of October 2021 10:49:19 AM
With X.Org Server 21.1 having finally shipped this week, the X.Org Server Autotools build system support has been killed off...

Improved Retpoline Code Staged Ahead Of Linux 5.16

Friday 29th of October 2021 09:45:55 AM
A set of patches improving the return trampoline "Retpoline" code used for Spectre V2 mitigations has made its way into tip.git's "objtool/core" staging area ahead of the upcoming Linux 5.16 merge window...

Wayland 1.20 Planned For Release In December

Friday 29th of October 2021 09:20:34 AM
It's been nine months since the release of Wayland 1.19 while now release plans have been drafted for Wayland 1.20...

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    In this tutorial, we are going to explore how to install go on Ubuntu 22.04 Golang is an open-source programming language that is easy to learn and use. It is built-in concurrency and has a robust standard library. It is reliable, builds fast, and efficient software that scales fast. Its concurrency mechanisms make it easy to write programs that get the most out of multicore and networked machines, while its novel-type systems enable flexible and modular program constructions. Go compiles quickly to machine code and has the convenience of garbage collection and the power of run-time reflection. In this guide, we are going to learn how to install golang 1.19beta on Ubuntu 22.04. Go 1.19beta1 is not yet released. There is so much work in progress with all the documentation.

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  • How To Install MongoDB on AlmaLinux 9 - idroot

    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install MongoDB on AlmaLinux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, MongoDB is a high-performance, highly scalable document-oriented NoSQL database. Unlike in SQL databases where data is stored in rows and columns inside tables, in MongoDB, data is structured in JSON-like format inside records which are referred to as documents. The open-source attribute of MongoDB as a database software makes it an ideal candidate for almost any database-related project. This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the MongoDB NoSQL database on AlmaLinux 9. You can follow the same instructions for CentOS and Rocky Linux.

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    Ghost is a very popular open-source content management system. Started as an alternative to WordPress and it went on to become an alternative to Substack by focusing on membership and newsletter. The creators of Ghost offer managed Pro hosting but it may not fit everyone's budget. Alternatively, you can self-host it on your own cloud servers. On Linux handbook, we already have a guide on deploying Ghost with Docker in a reverse proxy setup. Instead of Ngnix reverse proxy, you can also use another software called Traefik with Docker. It is a popular open-source cloud-native application proxy, API Gateway, Edge-router, and more. I use Traefik to secure my websites using an SSL certificate obtained from Let's Encrypt. Once deployed, Traefik can automatically manage your certificates and their renewals. In this tutorial, I'll share the necessary steps for deploying a Ghost blog with Docker and Traefik.

Red Hat Hires a Blind Software Engineer to Improve Accessibility on Linux Desktop

Accessibility on a Linux desktop is not one of the strongest points to highlight. However, GNOME, one of the best desktop environments, has managed to do better comparatively (I think). In a blog post by Christian Fredrik Schaller (Director for Desktop/Graphics, Red Hat), he mentions that they are making serious efforts to improve accessibility. Starting with Red Hat hiring Lukas Tyrychtr, who is a blind software engineer to lead the effort in improving Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and Fedora Workstation in terms of accessibility. Read more

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