Open-source News

OpenIndiana Hipster 2019.10 Released For Advancing Open-Source Solaris

Phoronix - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 21:24
Approaching ten years old, OpenIndiana is still kicking as one of the few platforms derived from the former OpenSolaris (now "Illumos") code-base as a Linux/BSD alternative...

GNU Binutils Adds Bits For AMD Zen 2's RDPRU + MCOMMIT Instructions

Phoronix - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 21:15
GNU Binutils with its "Gas" assembler has now added the rest of the instructions supported by the AMD Zen 2 microarchitecture that previously were unsupported by this piece of the GNU toolchain...

Sailfish OS 3.2 Released With Better Hardware Adaptation Support

Phoronix - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 17:23
Jolla has outed Sailfish OS "Torronsuo" or more easily known as the version 3.2 update for this mobile Linux-based largely proprietary operating system...

A guide to open source for microservices - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 16:02

Microservices—applications broken down into smaller, composable pieces that work together—are getting as much attention as the hottest new restaurant in town. (If you're not yet familiar, dive into What Are Microservices before continuing here.)

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How to add a user to your Linux desktop - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 16:01

Adding a user is one of the first things you do on a new computer system. And you often have to manage users throughout the computer's lifespan.

My article on the useradd command provides a deeper understanding of user management on Linux. Useradd is a command-line tool, but you can also manage users graphically on Linux. That's the topic of this article.

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My first open source contribution: Keep the code relevant - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 16:00

Previously, I explained the importance of forking repositories. Once I finished the actual "writing the code" part of making my first open source pull request, I felt excellent. It seemed like the hard part was finally over. What’s more, I felt great about the code that I wrote.

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How to Install Jenkins on CentOS 8

Tecmint - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 14:31
Previously during software development, developers would submit their code to a code repository like GitHub or Git Lab usually, the source code would be fraught with bugs and errors. To make it even worse,...

Mesa 19.3-RC2 Released With Fixes To RADV Vulkan, Intel Driver Fixes

Phoronix - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 14:14
The second weekly release candidate to Mesa 19.3 is now available for testing ahead of the official release in the weeks ahead...

Git 2.24 Released With Commit Graphs By Default, Adoption Of Contributor Covenant

Phoronix - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 13:09
Released earlier this week was Git 2.24, which pardon for not punctually covering due to being extra busy this week, but this revision control system update is nevertheless an interesting update...

NVIDIA Launches Jetson Xavier NX As 70x45mm 10~15 Watt "AI Supercomputer"

Phoronix - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 06:39
NVIDIA announced today the newest member of the Jetson family: the Xavier NX as "the world's smallest supercomputer" coming in at smaller than the size of a credit/debit card. This mini supercomputer can deliver 21 TOPS for modern AI workloads while consuming less than 10 Watts or optionally a higher-performance 15 Watt mode...

Red Hat Is Still Hiring To Work On The Linux Desktop + Open-Source Graphics

Phoronix - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 01:58
Red Hat continues hiring developers to work on the open-source upstream graphics stack and other Linux desktop innovations...