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Improved Fscrypt File Encryption Handling Aims For Linux 5.4

Phoronix - Sun, 08/11/2019 - 20:17
Fscrypt is the common Linux kernel framework leveraged by the likes of the EXT4, F2FS, and UBIFS file-systems for providing native encryption support. While that Fscrypt-based file encryption has been part of the kernel for several releases now, there's been some shortcomings in how the encryption keys are handled but that should be cleared up for the upcoming Linux 5.4 cycle...

KDE Frameworks 5.61 Fixes The Directory/Desktop File Security Vulnerability

Phoronix - Sun, 08/11/2019 - 20:01
Out this Sunday is the KDE Frameworks 5.61 update that most notable addresses the recently exposed vulnerability to KDE where specially crafted .desktop and .directory files could automatically execute arbitrary code on users' systems...

System76 Preparing To Roll Out Their First Coreboot-Enabled Laptop

Phoronix - Sun, 08/11/2019 - 19:58
System76 has been making good strides on their Coreboot support for their hardware and they are now readying a System76 Darter Pro OSFC Edition as their apparent first laptop to ship with Coreboot in place of the proprietary BIOS...

Wave Hello To WEV - Similar To X.Org's Xev For Event Viewing On Wayland

Phoronix - Sun, 08/11/2019 - 19:37
WEV is a new Wayland utility developed by Drew DeVault of Wayland notoriety for his work on the Sway i3-inspired compositor and the WLROOTS library...

KDE Picks Up Much Better GTK3 App Integration, Better Wayland Performance

Phoronix - Sun, 08/11/2019 - 19:14
It's been an exciting week in the KDE space...

How to measure the health of an open source community - Sun, 08/11/2019 - 15:00

As a person who normally manages software development teams, over the years I’ve come to care about metrics quite a bit. Time after time, I’ve found myself leading teams using one project platform or another (Jira, GitLab, and Rally, for example) generating an awful lot of measurable data. From there, I’ve promptly invested significant amounts of time to pull useful metrics out of the platform-of-record and into a format where we could make sense of them, and then use the metrics to make better choices about many aspects of development.

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X.Org Server Gains Support For Auto-Binding Secondary GPUs To The Screen

Phoronix - Sun, 08/11/2019 - 09:30
Adding to the changes to find with the eventual X.Org Server 1.21 release is a change from Red Hat that has been carried by Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Fedora for years...

A Third-Party Installer Allows Clear Linux To Run On Microsoft Windows WSL

Phoronix - Sat, 08/10/2019 - 22:34
For more than one year we've been hearing of Clear Linux working on Windows WSL support to allow for this performance-optimized Linux distribution to run within Microsoft's Windows Subsystem for Linux. There isn't an official release yet, but at least now is a third-party installer/script for making it possible to setup such a configuration...

Ubuntu Touch OTA-10 Is Now Available For Testing

Phoronix - Sat, 08/10/2019 - 22:23
For those with extra time on their hands over the weekend and having a spare Ubuntu Touch supported mobile device, Ubuntu Touch OTA-10 is now available in testing form...

GNU Radio Sees Its First Release In More Than Six Years

Phoronix - Sat, 08/10/2019 - 20:03
After being in development for more than six years, GNU Radio 3.8 is now available and is in fact considered a minor release update...

Google Chrome 77 Enters Beta

Phoronix - Sat, 08/10/2019 - 19:10
Following the Chrome 76 release from just over one week ago, Google has now issued the beta for the Chrome/Chromium 77 series...

GNOME Shell & Mutter Reach The 3.34 Beta Milestone With Last-Minute Changes

Phoronix - Sat, 08/10/2019 - 19:02
Earlier this week was the GNOME 3.34 beta release that also marked the UI/feature/API/ABI freezes for this six month update to the GNOME desktop The GNOME Shell and Mutter are late to the party but on Friday evening saw their 3.33.90 (3.34 beta) releases...

Linux Journal Announces its Definitive and Irreversible Shutdown - TechNadu

Google News - Sat, 08/10/2019 - 18:42
Linux Journal Announces its Definitive and Irreversible Shutdown  TechNadu

Linux Journal is waving goodbye to its readers and the open-source community, after being available in print and online for more than two decades.

What developer relations has in common with avocados - Sat, 08/10/2019 - 15:00

Developer relations, in all its iterations, is built on the foundation of open source community management, says Mary Thengvall, an author, consultant, and community builder. It encompasses a variety of roles and titles, including developer advocate, community manager, and developer evangelist/technical ambassador.

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How to Install Apache with Virtual Hosts on Debian 10

Tecmint - Sat, 08/10/2019 - 14:00
Apache, popularly referred to as the Apache HTTP server, is a free and open-source cross-platform web server maintained by the Apache Foundation. It is the leading web server commanding a 35% market share on...

Intel SVT-HEVC 1.4 Brings GStreamer Plug-In, HDR Feature

Phoronix - Sat, 08/10/2019 - 07:44
Intel's open-source SVT video encoder team today released a new feature update to their HEVC/H.265 open-source video encoder...

Embedded Linux Conference Europe sessions are posted -

Google News - Sat, 08/10/2019 - 02:38
Embedded Linux Conference Europe sessions are posted

The Linux Foundation has released its presentation line-up for the Embedded Linux Conference Europe and the co-located Open Source Summit Europe, ...

Intel Invests $6.5M in Enterprise Linux Security Startup Capsule8 - Data Center Knowledge

Google News - Sat, 08/10/2019 - 00:44
Intel Invests $6.5M in Enterprise Linux Security Startup Capsule8  Data Center Knowledge

The Brooklyn-based Linux security startup Capsule8 announced this week that Intel's investment arm has made a "multimillion-dollar investment" in the ...

AMD Sends Out Initial Linux Driver Support For "Renoir" APUs

Phoronix - Sat, 08/10/2019 - 00:31
AMD is striking well over the past month with their Linux hardware bring-up. In the past month we've seen the Navi 10/12/14 support get in order for Linux as well as support for the future Vega-based Arcturus GPU and now we see the initial enablement patches for their next-generation APUs, Renoir...

AMD Sends Out Initial Linux Driver Support For "Renoir" APUs - Phoronix

Google News - Sat, 08/10/2019 - 00:31
AMD Sends Out Initial Linux Driver Support For "Renoir" APUs  Phoronix

AMD is striking well over the past month with their Linux hardware bring-up. In the past month we've seen the Navi 10/12/14 support get in order for Linux as well ...