Open-source News

Getting started with PostgreSQL - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 16:03

Everyone has things that would be useful to collect in a database. Even if you're obsessive about keeping paperwork or electronic files, they can become cumbersome. Paper documents can be lost or completely disorganized, and information you need to access in electronic files may be buried in depths of paragraphs and pages of information.

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5 open source plugins for Flutter apps - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 16:02

Flutter is the newest addition to Google's programming cadre. Following the success of Android, Kotlin, and Golang, Flutter was created as a cross-platform application development language. It is primarily based on the Dart programming construct and is considered to be the next big programming paradigm because its code can run as a mobile app, a web app, and even a desktop app without any major changes.

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8 great podcasts for open source enthusiasts - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 16:01

Where I live, almost everything is a 20- or 30-minute drive from my home, and I'm always looking for ways to use my car time productively. One way is by listening to podcasts on topics that interest me, so as an open source enthusiast, I subscribe to a variety of open source-related podcasts.

Here are eight Linux and open source podcasts that I Iook forward to every week.

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What open communities teach us about empowering customers - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 16:00

When it comes to digital transformation, businesses seem to be on the right track improving their customers' experiences through the use of technologies. Today, so much digital transformation literature describes the benefits of "delivering new value to customers" or "delivering value to customers in new ways."

But "bringing new value to customers" is just the beginning. An even more powerful effect of digital transformation efforts is empowering customers.

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Intel's Vulkan Linux Driver Lands Timeline Semaphore Support

Phoronix - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 13:55
A change to look forward to with Mesa 20.0 due out next quarter is Vulkan timeline semaphore support (VK_KHR_timeline_semaphore) for Intel's "ANV" open-source driver...

How to Set Up Automatic Updates for CentOS 8

Tecmint - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 13:36
The best thing you can do for your data and machine is to keep them secure. It can be as easy as turning on updates. However, most people using CentOS 8 don’t know how...

GStreamer Conference 2019 Videos Now Available Online

Phoronix - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 13:23
Taking place at the end of October during the Linux Foundation events in Lyon, France was the GStreamer Conference to align with the annual developer festivities...

Red Hat Introduces open source Project Quay container registry

Red Hat News - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 13:00

Today Red Hat is introducing the open sourcing of Project Quay, the upstream project representing the code that powers Red Hat Quay and

KDE Frameworks 5.64 Released

Phoronix - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 09:20
Sunday marked the release of KDE Frameworks 5.64 as the latest monthly update to this collection of libraries complementing Qt5...

Google Chrome To Begin Marking Sites That Are Slow / Fast

Phoronix - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 05:22
Chrome has successfully shamed web-sites not supporting HTTPS and now they are looking to call-out websites that do not typically load fast...

The Disappointing Direction Of Linux Performance From 4.16 To 5.4 Kernels

Phoronix - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 23:25
With the Linux 5.4 kernel set to be released in the next week or two, here is a look at the performance going back to the days of Linux 4.16 from early 2018. At least the Linux kernel continues picking up many new features as due to security mitigations and other factors the kernel performance continues trending lower.