Open-source News

DragonFlyBSD Updates Its Intel Graphics Driver From Linux 4.8.17

Phoronix - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 20:18
The Linux 4.8 series is over three years old while now the DragonFlyBSD crew has pulled in the Linux 4.8.17 sources of the Intel "i915" DRM driver into their kernel for providing updated graphics driver coverage...

Gentoo-Based Calculate Linux 20 Released To Ring In The New Year, Free Of 32-Bit Support

Phoronix - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 20:06
One of the few still maintained Linux distributions derived from Gentoo is Calculate Linux, which saw a new release today in preparing for the new year...

Debian's Excitement In The 2010s From Big Releases To Systemd Usage To Powering SteamOS

Phoronix - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 19:40
As we enter 2020, Debian remains one of the oldest Linux distributions out there and over the 2010s continued advancing quite well for being volunteer-led and competing with the corporate heavyweights like Ubuntu, Red Hat, and SUSE. Debian in the 2010s found itself being used as the basis for Valve's SteamOS, continuing to be integral to the success of Ubuntu, it ultimately decided to make use of systemd, there were various desktop changes, and multiple successful releases of Debian GNU/Linux to celebrate...

Top CI/CD resources to set you up for success - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 16:03

This has been a fantastic year for continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) and the world of DevOps. authors shared how they're moving toward agile and scrum as they focus on seamless, flexible, and scalable deployments. Here are some of the big themes in the CI/CD articles we published this year.

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The importance of consistency in your Python code - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 16:02

The principle of least surprise is a guideline when designing user interfaces. It says that when the user performs an action, the program should do whatever would surprise the user the least. This is for the same reason kids love reading the same book over and over again: there is nothing more comforting to people than the ability to predict and have those predictions come true.

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10 resources to boost your Git skills - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 16:00

As we near the end of 2019, it is time to look back at the top 10 articles we published about Git this year.

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How to Install Yarn on CentOS 8

Tecmint - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 13:39
Created by Facebook, Yarn is the coolest and latest package manager for NodeJS which has come to replace npm. While npm works just okay, Yarn ships with some improvements that give it a competitive...

Google's IREE To Demonstrate Machine Learning Via Vulkan With MLIR

Phoronix - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 09:10
One of the new open-source compiler IR advancements of 2019 has been the Google/Tensorflow MLIR as the Multi-Level Intermediate Representation designed for machine learning models/frameworks. With Google's "IREE" project, MLIR can be accelerated by Vulkan and thus allowing machine learning via this high-performance graphics/compute API...

The 2010s Were Very Successful For Wine Thanks To CodeWeavers + Valve's Steam Play

Phoronix - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 07:23
The 2010s were great for the long-standing Wine project that allows Windows games/applications to run near effortlessly on Linux, macOS, and similar platforms. CodeWeavers' investments into Wine continue turning out very well for the continued success and now with Valve's Steam Play built upon the Wine-based Proton, more Linux gamers are happier than ever...

WireGuard Issues New Module Release, 1.0 Coming With Linux 5.6

Phoronix - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 03:13
WireGuard is to be merged for Linux 5.6 and is already staged in the net-next tree while for those on pre-5.6 kernels going as far back as Linux 3.10, a new out-of-tree module release is now available...