Open-source News

Free Software Foundation Certifies Talos II With Respecting Your Freedom

Phoronix - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 06:45
The Free Software Foundation's "Respect Your Freedom" program has tended to mostly endorse products like old motherboards re-flashed with Coreboot/Libreboot along with dated networking products and obscure products like USB microphones and USB to parallel printer port cables. But today comes the Free Software Foundation's most prominent RYF endorsement...

Rust 1.39 Released With Async-Await Support, Attributes On Function Parameters

Phoronix - Fri, 11/08/2019 - 06:16
Rust 1.39 is out today as the latest stable update for this popular programming language...

AMD Details 3rd Gen Threadripper, Ryzen 9 3950X + Their New $49 USD CPU

Phoronix - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 22:00
While the processors are not shipping until later this month, AMD is today making known their next batch of CPUs being released...

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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