Open-source News

QEMU 5.0 Kicks Off For Development

Phoronix - Sat, 12/14/2019 - 17:29
Following yesterday's release of QEMU 4.2, the next version of this open-source processor emulator for hardware virtualization entering development is QEMU 5.0...

Get started with Lumina for your Linux desktop - Sat, 12/14/2019 - 16:02

For a good number of years, there was a desktop operating system (OS) based on FreeBSD called PC-BSD. It was intended as an OS for general use, which was noteworthy because BSD development mostly focuses on servers. For most of its life, PC-BSD shipped with the KDE desktop by default, but the more KDE came to depend on Linux-specific technology, the more PC-BSD migrated away from it.

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How to Find All Clients Connected to HTTP or HTTPS Ports

Tecmint - Sat, 12/14/2019 - 14:13
In this short quick article, you will learn how to find all clients (using their IP addressees) connected to an Apache or Nginx web server on HTTP or HTTPS ports on a Linux server....

Apple Releases CUPS 2.3.1 To Fix Security Issue + Other Bugs

Phoronix - Sat, 12/14/2019 - 14:12
Back in August was the release of the very big CUPS 2.3 update that shifted the source code license, added support for IPP Printer presets, added a new utility, and other improvements for this Apple-controlled Unix/Linux printing system. Available now is CUPS 2.3.1 with various fixes...

Annual release cycle for Python, new Python Software Foundation fellows from Africa, and more updates - Sat, 12/14/2019 - 14:00

The Python Software Foundation (PSF) is a nonprofit organization behind the Python programming language. I am fortunate to be a PSF Fellow (honorable member for life,) a Python core developer, and the liaison between my company, Red Hat, and the PSF. Part of that liaison work is providing updates on what’s happening in the Python community. Here’s a look at what we have going on in December.

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Intel Releases Cloud-Hypervisor 0.4 As Its Rust-Written VMM Built Off KVM

Phoronix - Sat, 12/14/2019 - 13:01
Friday marked not only the release of QEMU 4.2 for Linux virtualization but Intel's open-source crew developing the Cloud-Hypervisor as the Rustlang-based VMM built around Linux's KVM and VirtIO interfaces is out with a big feature release...

Wine 5.0-RC1 Released With Unicode 12.1 Support, Initial ActiveX Data Objects Library

Phoronix - Sat, 12/14/2019 - 05:38
As was expected, today marks the first release candidate of Wine 5.0 that ushers in the code freeze ahead of this annual stable update for running Windows programs and games on Linux and other platforms...

Fedora Deciding Whether CD/DVD Installation Issues Should Still Hold Up Releases

Phoronix - Sat, 12/14/2019 - 04:02
Fedora will continue producing ISO images of their distribution that can be installed to a DVD (or CD in the case of some lightweight spins) or more commonly these days copied to USB flash drives, but they are debating whether any CD/DVD optical media issues should still be considered blocker bugs in 2020 and beyond...

Proton 4.11-10 Adds Halo: Master Chief Collection Support, Integer Scaling, Other Game Improvements

Phoronix - Sat, 12/14/2019 - 01:38
Valve has released Proton 4.11-10 and with this update to their blend of Wine that powers Steam Play is support for Halo: The Master Chief Collection among other Windows game improvements...