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Events: Red Hat Summit and Open Infrastructure Summit

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  • What to look forward to on Day 1 of Red Hat Summit [Ed: Red Hat "partners ranging from Delta Air Lines (Whitehurst's ex employer), Deutsche Bank (rogue bank), ExxonMobil (climate change denier), Microsoft (don't we love them?), and Volkswagen AG (Dieselgate)."]
  • How open source expands our possibilities

    It’s fascinating to see how the world continues to change around us. And it seems like the changes are coming faster than ever. Our annual Red Hat Summit has become a forum of sorts for me to hit the pause button and reflect on how far we’ve come—and where we still want to go.

    Looking back at the themes I’ve discussed over the past few years, I now recognize how we’ve been tracking the evolution in how people work. Three years ago, for example, I discussed the power of participation—about how people working together in an open, transparent way are more capable of solving problems.


    The more people questioned what they saw, and the better and deeper their questions became. As a result, we moved from a world where we believed what we were told by higher authorities to one where conclusions were based on observation and experimentation. As Sir Francis Bacon, who is often credited as the father of The Scientific Method, so aptly put it: "If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts. But if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties."

    At the core of The Scientific Method is an insatiable curiosity about the world we see around us. It’s a methodology for asking why things work the way they do, then learning through experimentation and trial-and-error. It’s a shift from deductive to inductive reasoning—from top-down to bottom-up thinking. It’s about freedom to explore what might be possible—beyond the limits any higher authority might try to impose.

  • My summary of the OpenStack Stein Infrastructure Summit and Train PTG aka Denver III

    My summary of the OpenStack Stein Infrastructure Summit and Train PTG aka Denver III
    This was the first re-combined event with both summit and project teams gathering happening in the same week and the third consecutive year that OpenStack has descended on Denver. This is also the first Open Infrastructure summit - the foundation is expanding to allow other non openstack projects to use the Open Infrastructure foundation for housing their projects.

    This is a brief summary with pointers of the sessions or rooms I attended in the order they happened. The full summit schedule is here and the PTG schedule is here.

Fedora Leftovers

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  • Stories from the amazing world of #5

    The desk in the wizard tower was full of manuscripts, reports from workers and written complaints from outside entities (users). It was a long week. I waved my hand to add more light to this room. Simple spell that is helping me to concentrate.

    There was a figure in the door. “Come inside, traveler. I’m glad you are here. There are plenty of new things I want to share with you.”


    Currently we allow only Restructured Partial Magic (RPM) way of sorting, which is not usable for every project out there.

    To prevent this in the future, we decided to teach two new ways of sorting to our workers. One is based on the time machine (calendar version scheme) and second on simple mathematics (semantic version scheme).

    First we started with the sorting based on the simple mathematics. This was really easy to do, because there is already a magic book (library) that contains everything we need. So it only took a few hours to teach the workers the spells.

    Much worse was the situation with time machine. Time machines have no strict standard, everybody can make their own. How we can work in this mess? After some thinking about this, we found a solution. We introduced the pattern for the time machine that will allow the outside entities (users) specify the configuration of the project’s time machine. To see how this works, look at the illustration bellow.

  • Lenovo Ideapad and Yoga laptops and wifi on/off switches

    Once upon a time a driver was written for the Lenovo Ideapad firmware interface for handling special keys and rfkill functionality. This driver was written on an Ideapad laptop with a slider on the side to turn wifi on/off, a so called hardware rfkill switch. Sometime later a Yoga model using the same firmware interface showed up, without a hardware rfkill switch. It turns out that in this case the firmware interface reports the non-present switch as always in the off position, causing NetworkManager to not even try to use the wifi effectively breaking wifi.

    So I added a dmi blacklist for models without a hardware rfkill switch. The same firmware interface is still used on new Ideapad and Yoga models and since most modern laptops typically do not have such a switch this dmi blacklist has been growing and growing. Just in the 5.1 kernel alone 5 new models were added. Worse as mentioned not being on the list for a model without the hardware switch leads to non working wifi, pretty much leading to any new Ideapad model not working with Linux until added to the list.

  • Fedora 30 - After install setup

Red Hat Summit 2019 Coverage So Far

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  • Recapping all of the news from Red Hat Summit 2019

    Having trouble keeping up with all the news coming out of Red Hat Summit 2019? We have you covered. We will be adding news and announcements coming from Red Hat the entire week of Red Hat Summit right here as it’s released.

  • Red Hat collaborates with Microsoft on KEDA to enable Azure Functions in OpenShift [Ed: Red Hat works for Microsoft and also asked Microsoft if it wanted to buy Red Hat]

    Today at Microsoft Build, Microsoft introduced KEDA, a new open source project aimed at providing an event-driven scale capability for any container workload. Red Hat is contributing to KEDA (Kubernetes-based event-driven autoscaling), both via the upstream project and bringing its utility to customers using enterprise Kubernetes and containers with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.

  • Boston Children’s Hospital’s Ellen Grant to keynote 2019 Red Hat Women’s Leadership Community Luncheon

    One of my favorite parts of Red Hat Summit is our annual Red Hat Women’s Leadership Community Luncheon, and I’m excited to announce that this year Ellen Grant, M.D., director of Fetal and Neonatal Neuroimaging Research at Boston Children’s Hospital and professor of Radiology and Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, will be joining us for a fireside chat.

    This will mark the 10th annual Women’s Leadership Community Luncheon and provide an opportunity for attendees to network with other women in tech using open source technologies to create innovative solutions, and hear inspiring leadership stories.

  • Announcing the winners of the 2019 Women in Open Source Awards

    In its fifth year, the Women in Open Source Awards were created and sponsored by Red Hat to honor women who make important contributions to open source projects and communities, or those making innovative use of open source methodology. Nominations for this year's awards were accepted for two categories: academic (those currently enrolled in a college or university) and community (those working on or volunteering with projects related to open source). A panel of judges determined finalists based on nomination criteria, and the public voted to determine the award winners.

  • Recognizing the 2019 Red Hat Innovation Awards honorable mentions

    Earlier today we announced the winners of the 2019 Red Hat Innovation Awards; however, that’s just part of the story. Now in its 13th year, the Red Hat Innovation Awards is designed to recognize the technological achievements of Red Hat customers around the world. Creative thinking, determined problem-solving and transformative uses of Red Hat technology are evident not just in our winners but throughout the entire pool of award nominees.

    Judging the awards is not an easy task. Each year, judges consistently tell us they wish they could recognize additional organizations for their innovative solutions and accomplishments. So for the second time, we’re excited to recognize an additional group of Red Hat customers using open source technology to make waves in their respective industries.

  • Lockheed Martin Taps Red Hat to Accelerate F-22 Raptor Upgrades
  • Announcing the winners of the 13th annual Red Hat Innovation Awards

    To kick off Red Hat Summit 2019, we’re proud to announce the winners of the 2019 Red Hat Innovation Awards. Now in its 13th year, the Red Hat Innovation Awards recognize the technological achievements of Red Hat customers around the world who demonstrate creative thinking, determined problem-solving and transformative uses of Red Hat technology.

    This year's winners—BP, Deutsche Bank, Emirates NBD, HCA Healthcare and Kohl's—will be honored on the main stage this week at Red Hat Summit 2019 in Boston.

  • Deutsche Bank Goes “Everything-As-A-Service” With Red Hat
  • Red Hat Forges an Open Pathway to Digital Transformation for CorpFlex

Red Hat in the NHS (UK) and in Singapore (Money FM Podcast)

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  • UK National Health Service Deploys Open Source Hybrid Clouds With Red Hat

    The National Health Service in the UK is set to benefit from open source hybrid cloud technologies being deployed by Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) on behalf of its executive bodies.

    Public Health England (PHE), an executive agency of the UK Department of Health and Social Care, is using Red Hat’s technologies to support modern computing architectures and solutions, including high-performance computing (HPC) and multi-cloud operations.

    PHE’s mission is to protect and improve the nation’s health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities. It has a national leadership role in developing new models of public health together with national and local government, the National Health Service (NHS), the voluntary and community sector, industry, the scientific and academic community and global public health partners.

    The organisation wanted an open, scalable, enterprise-grade Linux platform to serve as the foundation for its computing footprint today and in the future. It also wanted a scalable private cloud infrastructure to power its HPC clusters used to analyse the ever growing amount of data required to deliver modern public health services.

  • Red Hat Helps Public Health England Use Open Source to Pursue Hybrid Cloud Operations
  • Money FM podcast: The Hot Seat - Is open-source software secure enough for your business?
  • Money FM podcast: The Hot Seat: Is open source secure enough?

    Synopsis: If you’ve used applications like VLC Media Player, or started a Wordpress blog, you’ve benefited from open source. Dirk‐Peter van Leeuwen, senior vice-president and general manager for Red Hat in Asia Pacific shares more about open source and if it's worth thinking about for businesses.

Fedora 30 Wayland vs. X.Org Graphics Benchmarks On GNOME Shell

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In the run up to the Ubuntu 19.04 release I ran various gaming/graphics benchmarks looking at different desktops and X.Org vs. Wayland sessions. Check that article out if interested in the situation while this posting is just some complementary data I did from Fedora Workstation 30 when looking at the graphics performance under GNOME Shell's X.Org and Wayland sessions.

From the Threadripper 2990WX box with Radeon RX Vega 56, I compared the performance of various graphics/gaming tests under (X)Wayland to that of a pure X.Org session.

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Fedora 30 Workstation Installation Guide with Screenshots

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If you are a Fedora distribution lover and always try the things at Fedora Workstation and Servers, then it is good news for you as Fedora has released its latest OS edition as Fedora 30 for the Workstation and Server. One of the important updates in Fedora 30 from its previous release is that it has introduced Fedora CoreOS as a replacement of Fedora Atomic host.

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Fedora and Red Hat Leftovers

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  • Fedora 30 overview | Choose Freedom. Choose Fedora.

    In this video, I am going to show an overview of Fedora 30 and some of the applications pre-installed.

  • Fedora 30 : First test.
  • Red Hat Upgrades the Business Developer’s Toolbox for a Cloud-Native World with Latest Release of Red Hat Process Automation

    ed Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the latest release of Red Hat Process Automation, introducing new capabilities designed to address functional and knowledge gaps between IT developers and business analysts, enabling them to apply domain-specific expertise to the development of applications that automate processes and decisions to more rapidly adapt to a changing business environment.

  • Check out the new logo swag in the Cool Stuff Store

    Fanny packs, sunglasses, t-shirts, and scrunchies...oh my!
    Yesterday we unveiled the evolution of our logo and we know the most burning question you have is, when can you get your hands on swag with the new logo on it. The answer is, right now!

  • Announcing the next evolution of our red fedora mark

    Here's the scene: It was early 2017, I'd just stepped into the chief marketing officer role at Red Hat, and I was reviewing some survey data about our brand—specifically, our logo. We faced a simple problem and were seeking an equally simple solution: Red Hat’s logo was rendering poorly in digital formats, especially small form factors (like smartphones), and needed to be refreshed. So we'd begun to survey associates, customers and prospects—many who'd never even heard of Red Hat—what feelings, thoughts or impressions our logo evoked in them.

    And some of the responses were alarming, to say the least.

    Sinister. Secretive. Evil. Sneaky. These respondents might not have known anything about Red Hat, but they did believe that man lurking in the shadows didn't immediately inspire their trust. In their survey responses, they wondered who he was and what he was doing in the logo.

    The Brand team and I were heartbroken. These words couldn't have been further from my deeply held impressions of Red Hat, which I'd formed well before joining the company. I've worked in open source for nearly 40 years, and since the 1990’s Red Hat has been an inspiration to me.

  • Red Hat Drives Operational Simplicity and Modern System Support with Latest Version of Red Hat Virtualization
  • Red Hat Integration: Q2 release highlights and roadmap preview

    Today, we are announcing the Q2 release of Red Hat Integration, which builds off the work we announced in Q1 by adding new capabilities. With the Q2 release, we are continuing to expand access to integration capabilities to serve the needs of those personas that can require integration to do their job, from integration developers, application developers and citizen integrators to lines of business and ad hoc integrators.

    Red Hat Integration provides a unified set of integration and messaging technologies that help organizations connect applications across hybrid cloud architectures and enable API-centric business services. It delivers a curated set of features, components and capabilities from multiple offerings in our integration portfolio.

Server: Airship 1.0, Oracle Linux 8 Beta, Red Hat Virtualization 4.3 and Red Hat Quay 3

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  • Airship 1.0 Now Available

    The pilot project was supported by the OpenStack Foundation, with initial code contributed by AT&T, Intel and SKT.

  • Oracle Linux 8 Beta Now Available for Download

    We are pleased to announce the availability of the Oracle Linux 8 Beta release for the 64-bit Intel and AMD (x86_64) and 64-bit Arm (aarch64) platforms. Oracle Linux 8 Beta is a major release that introduces many new features, enhancements, and changes, and is fully binary compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Beta.

    Oracle Linux 8 Beta includes DNF (Dandified yum), the modern replacement for the yum package manager as well as RPM changes, security feature updates, networking, high availability, and file system improvements, and enhanced developer tools, compilers, and scripting language support. Oracle Linux 8 Beta ships with the kernel-4.18.0-32.el8 Red Hat Compatible Kernel (RHCK) package. For details of the new features, enhancements, and changes, refer to the Oracle Linux 8 Beta Release Notes.

  • Oracle Linux 8 Beta Released - Based On RHEL 8

    While next week we may see the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0 (RHEL8) or at least learn a release date during Red Hat Summit 2019 Boston, the Oracle folks today released their first public beta of Oracle Linux 8.

    There's been the RHEL 8 Beta since last November while Oracle engineers have now readied their beta of their RHEL8-derived Oracle Linux 8.

    Oracle Linux 8 Beta carries the big changes over from RHEL8 including DNF Yum support, LUKS2 disk encryption, Cockpit management, GNOME Shell 3.27 and Wayland being used by default on supported configurations, and many other changes and simply a lot of updated packages that with RHEL7 / Oracle Linux 7 have been years out-of-date compared to upstream.

  • Red Hat Virtualization 4.3 is at the starting gate

    At Open Infrastructure Summit in Denver, Red Hat announced that its latest virtualization platform, Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) 4.3, will be out in May.

    RHV is the latest version of Red Hat's Linux Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM)-powered virtualization platform. KVM s a built-in Linux virtualization program for x86 with virtualization extensions (Intel VT or AMD-V). Red Hat's take also supports IBM's POWER 9 hardware.

    What's that? Do you still need virtualization, when containers and Kubernetes are all the rage? Yes. Yes, you do. As Joe Fernandes, Red Hat's VP of cloud platforms products, said in a statement, "Virtualization provides a foundation for modern computing and entry point for hybrid cloud deployments, making a flexible, stable and open virtualization platform a key piece of an enterprise technology."

    This release tries to deliver greater security, easier interoperability, and improved integration across enterprise IT environments. It can be used for virtualizing both Linux and Microsoft Windows workloads.

  • Introducing Red Hat Quay 3 - A Registry for your Linux and Windows Containers

    Today we announce Red Hat Quay 3, a security-focused, scalable and automated container image registry.

    Built for storing container images, Quay offers visibility over images themselves. It can be integrated into your CI/CD pipelines and existing workflows using its API and other automation features. This release brings support for multiple architectures, Windows containers, and a Red Hat Enterprise Linux-based image to help users store, build, and deploy their images in a more secure way across diverse enterprise environments.

    Quay was first released in 2013, as the first enterprise hosted registry. We celebrate the first major release of the container registry since it joined the Red Hat portfolio of products through the acquisition of CoreOS.

Goodbye, Shadowman: Red Hat changes its logo

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Decades ago, Red Hat came up with its iconic logo: Shadowman. Times change, however, and so do Linux companies. As Red Hat CEO, Jim Whitehurst tweeted: "26 years ago, @RedHat was a scrappy startup 'sneaking' into data centers with boxed copies of a Linux-based operating system. Today, we're the leading provider of open source solutions for the enterprise hybrid cloud. We've evolved -- and so has our logo."

Red Hat isn't making this move because, as you might think, Red Hat is being acquired by IBM. And the new logo was never going to be a blue hat. As Rich Bowen, Red Hat open-source evangelist, tweeted: "Most frequent question at conferences since the IBM acquisition of Red Hat in October: Will your logo be a blue hat? 2nd: Or, will it be purple? Har, har! 3rd: What are you doing with that knife?"

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Nvidia, Red Hat Join Hollywood Open Source Group

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Nvidia and Red Hat are the latest high-profile companies to join the Academy Software Foundation, a consortium that aims to help Hollywood with the adoption and development of open source tools. The foundation has also taken two additional open source projects, OpenEXR and OpenCue, under its wings.

In addition to Nvidia and Red Hat, the Academy Software Foundation also accepted ftrack, a company that has developed software for collaborative media review, as a new member.

“Open source technologies have been a source of innovation for the motion picture and broader media industry for many years, and Red Hat has been proud to collaborate with many of the leaders in this space to both enable their adoption of open source and to progress technologies in a way that has enabled this innovation,” said Red Hat chief technology officer Chris Wright in a statement. “We’re happy to join the Academy Software Foundation to expand this work and drive open standards that deliver sustainable interoperability.”

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Software: NetworkManager, Browsers, Microsoft Powerpoint Alternatives and Guix Substitutes

  • NetworkManager Now Supports Making OVS DPDK Interfaces, Other Work For 1.20
    NetworkManager 1.19.4 is the newest snapshot of this widely used Linux networking library on its road to version 1.20. NetworkManager 1.19.4 was tagged last week as the latest stepping stone towards the NetworkManager 1.20 stable release. A new feature also making it into NM this past week was support for creating OVS DPDK interfaces -- that's the Open vSwitch Data Plane Development Kit. Open vSwitch's DPDK path allows for lower-latency and higher-performance connectivity between OpenStack compute node instances and now with NetworkManager 1.20 is this better OVS-DPDK integration.
  • 4 best browsers that don't save your history and personal data [Ed: Microsoft Windows advocacy sites cannot recommend Microsoft anything for privacy]
    Tor is another great browser heavily focused on user privacy and security. It’s available for Windows, MacOS, and GNU/Linux in 32-bit and 64-bit versions that are constantly updated. Its main focus is on anonymity. Based on a modified Firefox ESR, it contains things like NoScript and HTTPS-Everywhere. The browser works in a network that promises to protect a user‘s browsing history, location, messages, and any online personal data from people or bots that perform network traffic analysis. Tor network is a web of servers operated by volunteers. Their aim is to keep browsing data as secure as it can be. With Tor, you don’t have to worry about browsing history, saved passwords or auto-completion data. Also, it’s worth mentioning that Tor is the only browser that uses onion services. This means that users can publish websites and other services without revealing the location.
  • Microsoft Powerpoint Alternatives For Linux
    This post is for you if you are looking for the best alternative to Microsoft powerpoint alternatives for Linux operating systems. Microsoft’s office suite is one of the most popular software after Microsoft Windows and there won’t be any objection if we say that Windows is popular because of the MS office suite.
  • Substitutes are now available as lzip
    For a long time, our build farm at has been delivering substitutes (pre-built binaries) compressed with gzip. Gzip was never the best choice in terms of compression ratio, but it was a reasonable and convenient choice: it’s rock-solid, and zlib made it easy for us to have Guile bindings to perform in-process compression in our multi-threaded guix publish server. With the exception of building software from source, downloads take the most time of Guix package upgrades. If users can download less, upgrades become faster, and happiness ensues. Time has come to improve on this, and starting from early June, Guix can publish and fetch lzip-compressed substitutes, in addition to gzip.

Red Hat's OpenShift and Fedora's Latest

  • Enhanced OpenShift Red Hat AMQ Broker container image for monitoring
    Previously, I blogged about how to enhance your JBoss AMQ 6 container image for production: I explained how to externalise configuration and add Prometheus monitoring. While I already covered the topic well, I had to deal with this topic for version 7.2 of Red Hat AMQ Broker recently, and as things have slightly changed for this new release, I think it deserves an updated blog post! This post is a walk-through on how to enhance the base Red Hat AMQ Broker container image to add monitoring. This time we’ll see how much easier it is to provide customizations, even without writing a new Dockerfile. We will even go a step further by providing a Grafana dashboard sample for visualising the broker metrics.
  • Event Report - Fedora Meetup 15th June 2019, Pune, India
    We started planning for this one month back. Since we are doing this meetup regularly now, most of the things were known, only execution was required.
  • Outreachy with Fedora Happiness Packets: Phase 1
    It’s been around 20 days that I have been working on an Outreachy internship project with The Fedora Project. I have been working on some of the pending issues, miscellaneous bugs and cleaning up code in Fedora Happiness Packets. This month has been quite fun, which includes great learning through the entire process

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SUSE: SLE 12 Service Pack 5 Beta 1 and More

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 5 Beta 1
  • A demo based introduction to SUSE Cloud Application Platform
    At the recent SUSECON conference in Nashville, Peter Andersson and Peter Lunderbye from SUSE demonstrated SUSE Cloud Application Platform, including pushing your first app, buildpacks: what are they and how they can be utilised, scaling and how easy the platform makes it, and how to improve resiliency and availability of your app. SUSE has posted all recorded talks from SUSECON on YouTube. Check them out if you want to learn more about what SUSE has to offer. We’re not just Linux anymore! I’ll be posting more SUSE Cloud Application Platform talks here over the coming days.
  • Enabling Discoveries with AI and HPC (and the Rise of Helium)
    This week I am attending the International Supercomputing conference in Frankfurt, and I am in awe of the scientists and researchers that are here and their ability to dig in and understand super complex problems in very specialized areas.  While I am humbled by the world-changing work represented at a conference like this, I am also honored to be playing a small part in their success.  With the next iteration of SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP1, we’ve expanded and refreshed our bundle of popular HPC tools and libraries that we make available along with every subscription to our SLE HPC operating system.