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Mir 1.4 Released With Fix For GTK3, Support For Exclusive Zones

Phoronix - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 19:01
The Canonical team led by Alan Griffiths for maintaining the Mir display server with Wayland support today rolled out Mir version 1.4...

Qt PDF Being Discussed For Qt 5.14

Phoronix - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 18:48
Being evaluated for Qt 5.14 is shipping Qt PDF that allows PDF documents to be rendered/viewed inside QWidget-based applications...

Leaving Windows 7? Here are some non-Windows options. - Computerworld

Google News - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 18:00
Leaving Windows 7? Here are some non-Windows options.  Computerworld

If you're not feeling too comfortable about Windows 10 as Windows 7 comes to the end of its days, there are alternatives.

Fix for no sound issue on Linux when using headphones - Ghacks Technology News

Google News - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 17:02
Fix for no sound issue on Linux when using headphones  Ghacks Technology News

Find out how to fix a no sound issue on Linux when headphones don't play any sound on Linux devices while connected to the system.

Building a non-breaking breakpoint for Python debugging

opensource.com - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 15:12

This is the story of how our team at Rookout built non-breaking breakpoints for Python and some of the lessons we learned along the way. I'll be presenting all about the nuts and bolts of debugging in Python at PyBay 2019 in San Francisco this month. Let's dig in.

The heart of Python debugging: sys.set_trace

There are many Python debuggers out there. Some of the more popular include:


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To equip tomorrow's cybersecurity experts, we'll need an open approach

opensource.com - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 15:02

Today's world—marked by an increase of Internet-connected devices, digital assets, and information systems infrastructure—demands more cybersecurity professionals. Cybersecurity is the practice of defending these devices, assets, and systems against malicious cyberattacks from both internal and external entities. Often these cyberattacks are linked to cybercrimes, or crimes committed using a computer to generate profit or to affect the integrity, availability, and confidentiality of the data or system.


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A comprehensive guide to agile project management

opensource.com - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 15:01

With a focus on continuous improvements, agile project management upends the traditional linear way of developing products and services. Increasingly, organizations are adopting agile project management because it utilizes a series of shorter development cycles to deliver features and improve continually. This management style allows for rapid development, continuous integration (CI), and continuous delivery (CD).


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Apache Hive vs. Apache HBase: Which is the query performance champion?

opensource.com - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 15:00

It's super easy to get lost in the world of big data technologies. There are so many of them that it seems a day never passes without the advent of a new one. Still, such fast development is only half the trouble. The real problem is that it's difficult to understand the functionality and the intended use of the existing technologies.


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How to Install Redis on CentOS 7

Tecmint - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 14:00
A well-known means to improve the efficiency of modern computer applications is by enabling caching. Caching simply means keeping active data in a temporary store to make it easier and faster to access and...

Linux Finally Has A Fix For Crackling Audio Input On Recent AMD Systems

Phoronix - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 13:50
Queued now for Linux 5.3 and also marked for back-porting to existing kernel stable series is a fix to address distorted and crackling analog audio input that has affected AMD systems for at least the past two years with certain Realtek audio codecs...

ROCK Pi 4 Is Becoming A Good Arm SBC With Panfrost Graphics & Wayland Support

Phoronix - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 12:02
At $39 to $66 USD depending upon model, the ROCK Pi 4 is evolving to offer nice open-source support down to the Arm Mali graphics thanks to the Panfrost Mesa driver and also works nicely with Wayland...

Intel's Linux Graphics Driver Developers Discover 3~20% Boost For Current-Gen Hardware

Phoronix - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 06:48
Last week was the Intel Gallium driver one line patch to boost performance by 1%. Today's code churn within Mesa for Intel's open-source Linux graphics drivers were larger but also with a more profound performance impact with some workloads now being faster by around 20%. Making this more exciting is that today's round of driver optimizations apply to the very common and mature "Gen 9" graphics hardware...

Intel's Linux Graphics Driver Developers Discover 3~20% Boost For Current-Gen Hardware - Phoronix

Google News - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 06:48
Intel's Linux Graphics Driver Developers Discover 3~20% Boost For Current-Gen Hardware  Phoronix

Last week was the Intel Gallium driver one line patch to boost performance by 1%. Today's code churn within Mesa for Intel's open-source Linux graphics drivers ...

DragonFlyBSD 5.6.2 Released With Disruptive Change To Help Chromium, Ported Apps

Phoronix - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 05:47
DragonFlyBSD 5.6.2 is out today as the newest version of this popular BSD operating system...

TGSI To NIR Improvements Hit Mesa 19.2 For RadeonSI

Phoronix - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 05:10
AMD Mesa lead developer Marek Olšák has landed a set of improvements to the TGSI-to-NIR pass today for Mesa 19.2 to enhance the RadeonSI driver's support for using this intermediate representation...

Rook v1.0 Adds Support for Ceph Nautilus | Linux.com | The source for Linux information - Linux.com

Google News - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 04:02
Rook v1.0 Adds Support for Ceph Nautilus | Linux.com | The source for Linux information  Linux.com

Rook, a storage orchestrator for Kubernetes, has released version 1.0 for production-ready workloads that use file, block, and object storage in containers.

Rook v1.0 Adds Support for Ceph Nautilus

Linux.com - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 03:56

Rook, a storage orchestrator for Kubernetes, has released version 1.0 for production-ready workloads that use file, block, and object storage in containers. Highlights of Rook 1.0 include support for storage providers through operators like Ceph Nautilus, EdgeFS, and NFS. For instance, when a pod requests an NFS file system, Rook can provision it without any manual intervention. (Source: InfoQ, Rook)

Cloud-native Java, open source security, and more industry trends

opensource.com - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 00:25

As part of my role as a senior product marketing manager at an enterprise software company with an open source development model, I publish a regular update about open source community, market, and industry trends for product marketers, managers, and other influencers. Here are five of my and their favorite articles from that update.


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AMD Ryzen 3000 Series Playing Nicely With Latest Linux Distros Following BIOS Updates - Phoronix

Google News - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 23:00
AMD Ryzen 3000 Series Playing Nicely With Latest Linux Distros Following BIOS Updates  Phoronix

One month ago we were told that AMD released a BIOS fix to their motherboard partners for addressing the systemd boot issue with Ryzen 3000 series ...

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