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Qt Creator 4.13 RC Released With Initial Meson Integration, Updated C++ Code Model

Phoronix - Thu, 08/13/2020 - 18:34
The Qt Company today issued the first release candidate of their forthcoming Qt Creator 4.13 integrated development environment as well as a beta of their Qt Design Studio 1.6...

FUSE Read/Write Passthrough Updated For Much Better File-System Performance

Phoronix - Thu, 08/13/2020 - 15:48
Of various criticisms around FUSE for implementing file-systems in user-space, one of the most prolific issues is around the performance generally being much lower than a proper file-system kernel driver. But with the FUSE passthrough functionality that continue to be worked on, there is the potential for much better FUSE file-system performance...

How to use printf to format output - Thu, 08/13/2020 - 15:01

When I started learning Unix, I was introduced to the echo command pretty early in the process. Likewise, my initial Python lesson involved the print function. Picking up C++ and Java introduced me to cout and systemout. It seemed every language proudly had a convenient one-line method of producing output and advertised it like it was going out of style.

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Our favorite open source writing tools - Thu, 08/13/2020 - 15:00

Writing is one of the primary ways we communicate, and it's endlessly fascinating to see the different ways writers work. I can hardly imagine writing before computers and their ability to instantly edit and rearrange the words I've typed onto a screen. Likewise, I wonder whether people who started out writing on a typewriter process their thoughts differently, even on a modern word processor, or whether their workflow has changed and adapted because of these new tools.

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Install Multiple Linux Distributions Using PXE Network Boot on RHEL/CentOS 8

Tecmint - Thu, 08/13/2020 - 13:10
PXE Server – Preboot eXecution Environment is a standardized client-server architecture that instructs a client system to boot, run, or install multiple Linux operating systems using a PXE-capable network interface on your network infrastructure.

Navi 2 Fixes, Other Graphics/Display Fixes Sent In For Linux 5.9

Phoronix - Thu, 08/13/2020 - 12:04
Following all of the feature updates to the open-source GPU/DRM drivers for Linux 5.9 that included a lot of new material, the first batch of fixes have now been sent in for mainline in addressing early fallout from these many changes...

Open Source Collaboration is a Global Endeavor

The Linux Foundation - Thu, 08/13/2020 - 08:36

The Linux Foundation would like to reiterate its statements and analysis of the application of US Export Control regulations to public, open collaboration projects (e.g. open source software, open standards, open hardware, and open data) and the importance of open collaboration in the successful, global development of the world’s most important technologies. At this time, we have no information to believe recent Executive Orders regarding WeChat and TikTok will impact our analysis for open source collaboration. Our members and other participants in our project communities, which span many countries, are clear that they desire to continue collaborating with their peers around the world.

As a reminder, we would like to point anyone with questions to our prior blog post on US export regulations, which also links to our more detailed analysis of the topic. Both are available in English and Simplified Chinese for the convenience of our audiences.

Click to read blog post on Open Source and Export Controls

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