Open-source News

Ardour 6.0 Digital Audio Workstation Sees First Pre-Release

Phoronix - Fri, 03/27/2020 - 18:10
Following two and a half years of development, the first pre-release of the forthcoming Ardour 6.0 digital audio workstation is now available for testing...

AMDVLK 2020.Q1.4 Vulkan Driver Brings Direct Display Improvements

Phoronix - Fri, 03/27/2020 - 17:39
AMDVLK 2020.Q1.4 is out today as the fourth and last open-source AMD Radeon Vulkan driver code drop of the quarter...

KDE Working On "Plasma Bigscreen" As TV Interface With AI Voice Assistant

Phoronix - Fri, 03/27/2020 - 17:23
Plasma Bigscreen is a new KDE project aiming to provide a user interface for television screens..

FSCRYPT Inline Encryption Revised For Better Encryption Performance On Modern SoCs

Phoronix - Fri, 03/27/2020 - 15:58
It remains to be seen if it will make it for the upcoming Linux 5.7 kernel merge window, but the FSCRYPT inline encryption functionality has now made it up to its ninth revision for offering better file-system encryption performance on modern mobile SoCs...

Build a private chat server with a Raspberry Pi and Rocket.Chat - Fri, 03/27/2020 - 15:02

The internet offers plenty of free messaging services. Applications like WhatsApp and Viber are part of our daily life and are the most common way we communicate with relatives and friends. But security awareness is increasing the demand for a truly private chat solution. Furthermore, messaging apps take up a lot of space in our devices, so an alternative chat channel could be useful to share media, info, and contacts with our friends.

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How open source software is fighting COVID-19 - Fri, 03/27/2020 - 15:01

Work is hard right now. COVID-19 makes it a challenge to stay focused and motivated. But it was cathartic for me to do some research into how the open source community is responding to the global pandemic.

Since the end of January, the community has contributed to thousands of open source repositories that mention coronavirus or COVID-19. These repositories consist of datasets, models, visualizations, web and mobile applications, and more, and the majority are written in JavaScript and Python.

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6 tricks for developing a work from home schedule - Fri, 03/27/2020 - 15:00

When you start working from home, one of the first things you might have noticed is that there almost no outside influences on your schedule.

You probably have meetings—some over team chat and others over video— that you have to attend, but otherwise, there's nothing requiring you to do anything at any specific time. What you find out pretty quickly, though, is that there's an invisible influence that sneaks up on you: deadlines.

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GCC's New Static Analysis Capabilities Are Getting Into Shape For GCC 10

Phoronix - Fri, 03/27/2020 - 13:25
One of many new features in the GCC 10 code compiler releasing in about one month's time is finally having a built-in static analyzer. This static analyzer can be enabled with the -fanalyzer switch and has been maturing nicely for its initial capabilities in the GNU Compiler Collection 10...

PHP 7.4 Lands For Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Phoronix - Fri, 03/27/2020 - 12:00
It shouldn't come as a big surprise but PHP 7.4 has now landed in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS to replace the existing PHP 7.3 support within the "Focal Fossa" package archive...