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OpenBSD Adds Initial User-Space Support For Vulkan

Phoronix - Sun, 06/23/2019 - 03:57
Somewhat surprisingly, OpenBSD has added the Vulkan library and ICD loader support as their newest port...

Microsoft Releases First Preview Of Windows Terminal

Phoronix - Sat, 06/22/2019 - 21:49
In addition to the recent preview of Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL2), Microsoft also kept to their word from the Build 2019 conference of issuing their first preview of "Windows Terminal" in June. The first of several preview releases of Windows Terminal is now available from the Microsoft Store...

Valve Is Funding Improvements To KDE's KWin & More Work On X.Org

Phoronix - Sat, 06/22/2019 - 19:31
As some good news this week amid all the 32-bit Linux gaming drama this week and the networking snafu... Valve is now funding another developer to work on upstream open-source code, in particular on the KDE side this time with a developer who had been working for Blue Systems...

Wine-Staging 4.11 Released With Its 800+ Patches On Top Of Wine

Phoronix - Sat, 06/22/2019 - 19:21
Just hours after releasing Wine 4.11, the team maintaining the experimental/testing version of Wine -- Wine-Staging -- issued their release with more than 800 patches re-based on top...

It Looks Like PulseAudio 13.0 Will Be Releasing Soon

Phoronix - Sat, 06/22/2019 - 19:17
It's been a year since the release of PulseAudio 12 and even eleven months since the last point release but it looks like the next PulseAudio release will be out very soon...

Valve Will Not Be Officially Supporting Ubuntu 19.10+

Phoronix - Sat, 06/22/2019 - 19:00
The planned dropping of 32-bit support on Ubuntu saga continues... Well known Valve Linux developer Pierre-Loup Griffais has said they plan to officially stop supporting Ubuntu for Steam on Linux...

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Google News - Sat, 06/22/2019 - 16:28
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Install Visual studio code on Ubuntu 19.04 Linux - H2S Media

Google News - Sat, 06/22/2019 - 15:52
Install Visual studio code on Ubuntu 19.04 Linux  H2S Media

A simple way to install Visual studio code on Linux Ubuntu 19.04/18.04/16.04 by adding the offcial repository of Microsoft VS Code using Command Terminal.

Cloudflare's random number generator, robotics data visualization, npm token scanning, and more news - Sat, 06/22/2019 - 15:00

In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look Cloudflare's open source random number generator, more open source robotics data, new npm functionality, and more!

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A One Line Kernel Patch Appears To Solve The Recent Linux + Steam Networking Regression

Phoronix - Sat, 06/22/2019 - 12:00
As a follow-up to the issue reported on Friday regarding the latest Linux kernel releases causing problems for Valve's Steam client, a fix appears pending that with changing around one line of code does appear to address the regression...

Red Hat Releases JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 7.2

UR Solutions - Sat, 06/22/2019 - 09:53


Red Hat today announced the general availability of the 7.2 release of its JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP). This release comes with greater compliance with Java Enterprise Edition (EE) 8, JDK 11, Java SE 11 and additional support for Microsoft Windows and enterprise Java microservices.

The JBoss EAP is an open source Java EE 8-compliant application server used to deploy and manage enterprise Java apps in bare-metal, virtualized and containerized environments, as well as on-premises, private, public and hybrid clouds. Version 7.2 is Java EE 8 certified, which means it comes with new functionality and updates to existing capabilities.

In its announcement, Red Hat underscored its continuing our commitment to Java EE 8 and Jakarta EE; the latter technology is now under the stewardship of the Eclipse Foundation, "the new home for cloud-native Java," the company said.

"As a Java EE-certified platform, JBoss EAP 7.2 is designed for organizations whose enterprise Java application workloads demand reliability, availability, scalability, performance, transactionality, and strong security capabilities," the company said, "and that also may have compliance requirements that need to be juggled alongside a developer-friendly, more highly productive technology that offers flexible deployment."

Java EE 8 certification of this release introduces new capabilities designed to improve portability and security of applications and the manipulation of JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) documents. It also includes updates designed to increase the reusability of functionality across Java EE and Java SE, resulting, the company said, in a "more coherent set of capabilities that are designed to improve the development experience."

This release also comes with enhancements related to the support of HTTP/2, as well as support for OpenJDK 11, Oracle JDK 11, Java SE 11 and long-term support releases of OpenJDK.

Red Hat is providing support for OpenJDK 8 until 2023 and OpenJDK 11 until 2024. The JBoss EAP 7.2 release also includes Technology Preview support for Eclipse MicroProfile Config, REST Client, OpenTracing and Health, four of the 12 libraries that are currently part of the community-driven open source project for enterprise Java microservices.

In addition, this release is certified for Red Hat Developer Studio 12, supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Beta and adds Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 security enhancements, which comply with U.S. federal security standards.

There's also a server management, console and CLI improvements in this release, which can help apply and manage changes faster and shorten the time spent on maintenance tasks. There's a new ability to build once and deploy anywhere, within a single subscription, new Maven bill-of-materials (BOMs) for JBoss EAP and Java EE 8, tighter integration with Red Hat OpenShift for clustered applications, and support for IBM Db2 e11.1, IBM MQ 9 and PostgreSQL 10.1

JBoss EAP 7.2 is a key component of Red Hat Application Runtimes, which also includes OpenJDK, Red Hat OpenShift Application Runtimes, ActiveMQ, and Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, integrated and optimized for Red Hat OpenShift. The end result is a "coherent hybrid cloud application platform" on which customers can optimize their existing Java applications, while "innovating with enterprise Java and non-Java microservices, DevOps, CI/CD, and advanced deployment techniques."

JBoss EAP is available for download by members of the Red Hat Developers community. Customers can get the latest updates from the Red Hat Customer Portal.

This is the first Red Hat product release since IBM announced in October plans to acquire the company. Reaction to the acquisition has been largely positive. "IBM and Red Hat are the two largest contributors to the Java platform, other than Oracle," Gartner analyst Anne Thomas told ADTmag in an earlier interview, "so instead of two organizations with potentially conflicting agendas, there will be one. This ensures better synergy, but reduces competition. And I anticipate that IBM will reduce the total number of people dedicated to supporting the Java community."

Red Hat revs up Ansible Engine, refurbs Ansible Tower

UR Solutions - Sat, 06/22/2019 - 09:45


Red Hat has shipped updated versions of Ansible Tower and Ansible Engine this week, just meeting the deadline it set back in January for the latest versions of its automation and configuration toolset.

The changes tick most of the specific boxes sketched out by Tim Appnel, senior principal product manager for Ansible, back in January, when he promised changes to the way Ansible handles external “content”, and handles privilege escalation.

Red Hat Ansible Engine 2.8 features changes to the process for incorporating modules and plugins from external contributors. A posting announcing general availability of 2.8, explained “These changes allow for the creation of a new delivery method to users. This delivery method should not depend on Ansible maintainers to manage content as well as the platform code.”

The firm said that in future releases, content creators be able “to provide their content in a package format called a Collection.” which can be “installed in the appropriate location for execution whether that’s on the Ansible control node of the managed node. It promised further details in the coming weeks.

There are changes to the way Ansible searches for the correct path and executable name for Python on each target system, which should prevent failures on systems which have Python installed other than at usr/bin/python.

The firm promised “enhancements and additions to cloud and container modules to include Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Digital Ocean, podman, and kubevirt.” Also, Ansible Engine 2.8 will no longer provide or have a dependency on paramiko, but will use ssh by default.

Changes with Ansible Tower 3.5, the management console for Ansible Engine, include the not at all surprising addition of RHEL 8 support.

It also adds support for external credential vaults, in addition to its own credential store. Support external vaults include: Hashicorp Vault; CyberArk AIMl CyberARK Conjur; and Microsoft Azure Key Vault.

New Inventory Plugins should make it easier to connect to hybrid cloud environments. They include Ansible Engine Plugins for Azure, Google Cloud, and RedHat OpenStack Platform. Likewise, new Privilege Escalation Plugins handle plugins allow more granular control of what users can execute on managed systems.

One thing Appnel couldn’t comment on back in January was what effect the upcoming merger into IBM would have on the direction of Ansible. The takeover has been approved, and is due to close in the second half of this year. Which means the next Ansible releases could come under the new regime.

Synacor’s Zimbra Collaboration Platform Delivers New Q1 Customer Wins and Deal Expansions

UR Solutions - Sat, 06/22/2019 - 09:40

From: Yahoo! Finance


Synacor Inc. (SYNC) today provided additional details regarding its previously announced customer wins and deal expansions for Zimbra, the company’s email and collaboration platform. For the first quarter of 2019, the Company reported 96 new customers and expanded bookings with 184 customers. The customer wins spanned governments, utilities, universities, service providers, and businesses around the world, including one of Europe’s largest universities, a major state-owned utility in Asia, and one of the largest insurance companies in the Czech Republic.

“With Zimbra X, our first-of-its-kind containerized email and collaboration platform, ready for deployment among service providers, and Zimbra 8.8 continuing to be the platform of choice for an expanding set of global businesses, Synacor is ideally positioned to meet all market deployment needs,” said Marcus Teo, SVP Enterprise Sales & Marketing, Synacor. “Our customers recognize the extensibility, scalability, cloud-availability, and security features our platforms offer, especially in a world where collaboration and identity are increasingly critical for business productivity and growth.”

Zimbra continues to be deployed by a diverse set of global organizations eager for alternatives to inflexible and expensive email solutions. During Q1, Zimbra was rolled out by:

  • A Japanese service provider that deployed Zimbra in the cloud for over three million users with IIJ, a major systems integrator in Japan.
  • Court of Justice of the State of Tocantins and the Court of Justice of Maranhão, two Brazilian judicial court offices that house federal judges and their staffs, with a focus on combatting crime and corruption.
  • Conectys, a Romania-based outsourcing trailblazer with more than a decade providing global multilingual outsourcing services.

"At Conectys, we chose Zimbra as our new email platform as it offers the best value-for-money solution we have found after comparing against the other leading email solutions in the market,” said George Lazăr, VP Global IT, Conectys.

Synacor recently wrapped its Zimbra ACTIV8 European Tour, which showcased the company’s product and roadmap to more than 60 channel partners, including business service providers and value added resellers. Zimbra added new features to Zimbra Drive such as file sync, sharing and storage, and to Zimbra Docs, such as the ability to create and collaborate using documents, spreadsheets and presentations. These features can be used within the Zimbra Web Client.

About Zimbra Email and Collaboration

Zimbra, a Synacor product, is an email and collaboration platform that includes contacts, calendar, tasks, instant messaging, and file sharing, plus add-ons such as videoconferencing, document creation, and file storage. Zimbra powers hundreds of millions of mailboxes in 140+ countries and is offered through more than 1,900 channel partners. Enterprises, governments, and service providers trust Zimbra.

Zimbra can be deployed in the cloud, on-premises (private cloud), or as a hybrid service. The Zimbra Business Solution Provider Network offers it as a Hosted Service. Synacor operates a turnkey, fully hosted/managed, and monetized solution for Service Providers.

To request an invitation for the Zimbra X Partner Development Program for North America-based Service Providers (SPs), visit

For more information about becoming a Zimbra Channel Partner, visit

About Synacor

Synacor (SYNC) is the trusted technology development, multiplatform services and revenue partner for video, internet and communications providers, device manufacturers, governments and enterprises. Synacor’s mission is to enable its customers to better engage with their consumers. Its customers use Synacor’s technology platforms and services to scale their businesses and extend their subscriber relationships. Synacor delivers managed portals, advertising solutions, email and collaboration platforms, and cloud-based identity management.

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Three Linux router boards showcase Qualcomm IPQ4019 -

Google News - Sat, 06/22/2019 - 06:12
Three Linux router boards showcase Qualcomm IPQ4019

Three router SBCs that run Linux on Qualcomm's quad -A7 IPQ4019 have reached market: The Dakota DR4019 with 2x GbE, optional SFP and Wave2 WiFi, ...

Wine 4.11 Brings Ability To Enumerate Display Devices, Updated Mono

Phoronix - Sat, 06/22/2019 - 06:00
Wine 4.11 is out tonight as the latest bi-weekly development release for running Windows games/applications on Linux and other platforms...

'Bulls%^t! Complete bull$h*t!' Reset the clock on the last time woke Linus Torvalds exploded at a Linux kernel dev - The Register

Google News - Sat, 06/22/2019 - 05:32
'Bulls%^t! Complete bull$h*t!' Reset the clock on the last time woke Linus Torvalds exploded at a Linux kernel dev  The Register

Linux kernel chieftain Linus Torvalds owes the swear jar a few quid this week, although by his standards this most recent rant of his is relatively restrained.

Canonical Developer Tries Running GOG Games On 64-Bit-Only Ubuntu 19.10 Setup

Phoronix - Sat, 06/22/2019 - 03:28
In response to the decision to drop 32-bit x86 support beginning in Ubuntu 19.10, Alan Pope of Canonical and longtime Ubuntu member decided to try running some GOG games under an Ubuntu 19.10 daily build that he configured to remove the 32-bit packages ahead of the actual removal. Unfortunately, his experience didn't go so smoothly...

Libdrm Picks Up Support For AMD Navi

Phoronix - Sat, 06/22/2019 - 02:49
As another one of the prerequisites for landing the AMD Radeon RX 5000 series "Navi" support in Mesa, the libdrm bits have just been merged...