Open-source News

The Fedora Project's One Sentence Vision

Phoronix - Thu, 02/27/2020 - 20:24
Fedora Project Leader Matthew Miller recently talked about his vision for the Fedora Project over the next decade and it to become an "operating system factory", among other advancements he hopes to see out of the project in the 2020s. A one-sentence vision for Fedora is now drafted as their vision statement...

Apache Celebrates Subversion's 20th Anniversary

Phoronix - Thu, 02/27/2020 - 20:11
The Subversion version control system is celebrating its 20th anniversary...

PyIDM – An Open Source Alternative to IDM (Internet Download Manager)

Tecmint - Thu, 02/27/2020 - 16:35
pyIDM is a free, open-source alternative to IDM (Internet Download Manager), used to download general files and videos from youtube as well as other streaming websites. It is developed using Python (requires Python 3.6+)...

GCC 8.4 RC Compiler Released For Testing

Phoronix - Thu, 02/27/2020 - 16:07
GCC 8.4 will hopefully be released next week but for now a release candidate is available for testing the latest bug fixes in the mature GCC8 series...

A beginner's guide to everything DevOps - Thu, 02/27/2020 - 16:02

A great deal has happened since DevOps became a common term in the IT world. With so much of the ecosystem being open source, it's important to review why it started and what it means to IT careers.

What is DevOps?

While there is no single definition, I consider DevOps to be a process framework that ensures collaboration between development and operations teams to deploy code to production environments faster in a repeatable and automated way. We will spend the rest of this article unpacking that statement.

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How to solve the DevOps vs. ITSM culture clash - Thu, 02/27/2020 - 16:01

Since its advent, DevOps has been pitted against IT service management (ITSM) and its ITIL framework.

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7 open source Q&A platforms - Thu, 02/27/2020 - 16:00

Where do you go when you have a question? Since humans began walking the earth, we've asked the people around us—our family, friends, neighbors, classmates, co-workers, or other people we know well. Much later came libraries and bookstores offering knowledge and resources, as well as access for anyone to come in and search for the answers. When the home computer became common, these knowledge bases extended to electronic encyclopedias shipped on floppy disks or CD-ROMs.

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Learn Python Dictionary Data Structure – Part 3

Tecmint - Thu, 02/27/2020 - 15:24
In this Part 3 of Python Data Structure series, we will be discussing what is a dictionary, how it differs from other data structure in python, how to create, delete dictionary objects and methods...

GDB Debugger Adds Support For Debuginfod Web Server

Phoronix - Thu, 02/27/2020 - 13:07
Debuginfod is the Red Hat led debug information HTTP web server distributed as part of elfutils and able to supply on-demand source code and ELF/DWARF debug files to debuggers / IDEs / other compiler tooling. The GDB debugger can now tap debuginfod for on-demand source files and debug information that isn't present on the local system...

Red Hat Success Stories: Helping Microsoft with IT automation, SIA with transaction volume, and betting on Red Hat

Red Hat News - Thu, 02/27/2020 - 13:00

Wondering how Red Hat is helping its customers succeed? We regularly publish customer success stories that highlight how we're helping customers gain efficiency, cut costs, and transform the way they deliver software. This month we'll look at how Microsoft, SIA, and Fortuna Entertainment Group have worked with Red Hat to improve their business.

WASMtime 0.12 Released For The JIT-Style WebAssembly Runtime

Phoronix - Thu, 02/27/2020 - 08:29
Announced last November was the Bytecode Alliance with a goal of running WebAssembly everywhere. This effort by Intel, Red Hat, Mozilla, and others has resulted in a new release today of wasmtime, their JIT-style runtime for WebAssembly on the desktop...

Looking At The PHP 8.0 Performance So Far In Early 2020

Phoronix - Thu, 02/27/2020 - 06:55
With it being a while now since the PHP 7.4 release and the PHP developers continuing to be busy at work on PHP 8.0 as the next major installment of the popular web programming language, here is a fresh look at the performance of PHP 8.0 in its current state -- including when its JIT compiler is enabled -- compared to releases going back to PHP 5.6...