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Many RISC-V Improvements Ready For Linux 5.5: M-Mode, SECCOMP, Other Features

Phoronix - Wed, 11/27/2019 - 17:22
The RISC-V kernel code has some interesting changes ready for Linux 5.5...

How to write a Python web API with Flask

opensource.com - Wed, 11/27/2019 - 16:02

Python is a high-level, object-oriented programming language known for its simple syntax. It is consistently among the top-rated programming languages for building RESTful APIs.


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Is your code inclusive?

opensource.com - Wed, 11/27/2019 - 16:01

I have been involved with assistive technology for about ten years now, beginning with a stint as an assistive technology tutor with the Kenya Society for the Blind.

Assistive technology helps improve the lives of people with cognitive, physical or sensory challenges. It comprises a wide range of hardware, specialist software such as screen readers, as well as accessibility features in general software.


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Why do we contribute to open source software?

opensource.com - Wed, 11/27/2019 - 16:00

Organizations as a whole contribute to open source software projects for a variety of reasons.

One of the most important is that the open source development model is such an effective way to collaborate with other companies on projects of mutual interest. But they also want to better understand the technologies they use. They also want to influence direction.

The specific rationale will vary by organization but it usually boils down to the simple fact that working in open source benefits their business.


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Newer Loongson 3A Variant Being Supported By Linux 5.5 Along With The SGI Octane

Phoronix - Wed, 11/27/2019 - 14:00
As covered earlier this month, the next version of the Linux kernel is finally offering mainline support for SGI's Octane / Octane II MIPS workstations from the SGI IRIX days about two decades ago. Not only is the vintage SGI IP30 hardware seeing mainline kernel support, but there is other new MIPS hardware support too...

X.Org's Modesetting Driver Gets Smarter - Queries Mesa For Which GL Driver To Use

Phoronix - Wed, 11/27/2019 - 13:02
The X.Org Server and its integrated "modesetting" DDX driver that is most commonly used on modern Linux systems in place of hardware-specific DDX drivers is finally getting more robust with xorg-server 1.21... It will no longer rely upon the server's PCI ID driver mapping for figuring out the DRI driver to load as needed for GLAMOR 2D acceleration over OpenGL...

Red Hat Customer Success Stories: Migrating to SAP S/4HANA with RHEL for SAP Solutions and more

Red Hat News - Wed, 11/27/2019 - 13:00

Automation and management are important tools for organizations looking to modernize, improve efficiency, and expand their IT systems without having to add staff. When faced with these problems, some companies turn to Red Hat to help them use enterprise open source to solve their problems. See how Mann & Schröder Cosmetics, Swiss Federal Railways, and Česká spořitelna worked with Red Hat to improve their IT. 

Lutris 0.5.4 Released For This Linux Game Management Tool

Phoronix - Wed, 11/27/2019 - 09:49
Just under three months past Lutris 0.5.3 as this open-source game manager/platform tool particularly for Wine-based gaming outside of Steam, Lutris 0.5.4 is now available in getting Linux gamers ready for any extra holiday-time gaming...

Radeon ROCm 2.10 Released With SUSE 15 SP1 Support, rocBLAS For Complex GEMM

Phoronix - Wed, 11/27/2019 - 08:53
While AMD annouced ROCm 3.0 earlier this month at SuperComputing 19 as the next major iteration to Radeon Open Compute, it looks like they aren't quite ready to ship it and instead released ROCm 2.10...

Linux 5.2+ Hit By AVX Register Corruption Bug - Affecting At Least Golang Programs

Phoronix - Wed, 11/27/2019 - 07:34
The Linux 5.2 kernel and newer appears to be suffering from an AVX register corruption bug stemming from signal delivery. This register corruption issue is manifesting itself at least for Golang programs leading to a variety of bug reports when running on Linux 5.2 through at least the newly-minted Linux 5.4...

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