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Can any reasonably big project move from GPLv2 to GPLv3?

Reddit - Sat, 2018-05-26 09:54

Asking out of curiosity. Does this shift imply that every developer that has contributed to the project over the years must provide his agreement with the shift? Or maybe majority vote is sufficient?

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FreeBSD 11.2 Beta 3 Brings LLVM Updates, Various Fixes

Phoronix - Sat, 2018-05-26 09:33
For those of you with some extra time over this US holiday weekend due to Memorial Day, FreeBSD 11.2 Beta 3 is now available for testing...

openSUSE Leap 15 Released! See what's New

TuxMachines - Sat, 2018-05-26 09:27

The latest openSUSE release Leap 15 is here with updated software, Wayland support and an easier upgrade procedure to the famed SUSE Linux Enterprise Edition.

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The Perfect Server - Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) with Apache, PHP, MySQL, PureFTPD, BIND, Postfix, Dovecot and ISPConfig 3.1

LXer - Sat, 2018-05-26 08:48
This tutorial shows how to install an Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) server with Apache, BIND, Dovecot and ISPConfig 3.1. ISPConfig is a web hosting control panel that allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: Apache or nginx web server, Postfix mail server, Courier or Dovecot IMAP/POP3 server, MySQL, BIND or MyDNS nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more. This setup covers the installation of Apache (instead of nginx), BIND (instead of MyDNS), and Dovecot (instead of Courier).

Which Torrent client do you use and why?

Reddit - Sat, 2018-05-26 08:47

I've been happy with Transmission for the most part but recently found it struggles managing lots of torrents for me (>600) and now I'm considering a switch.

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Mir Is Running On Arch Linux; Mir Also Progressing With EGLStreams Support

Phoronix - Sat, 2018-05-26 07:17
Prominent Mir developer Alan Griffiths of Canonical has published his latest weekly update on the status of this Linux display server that continues working on supporting Wayland clients...

Getting started with the Python debugger

LXer - Sat, 2018-05-26 06:54
The Python ecosystem is rich with many tools and libraries that improve developers’ lives. For example, the Magazine has previously covered how to enhance your Python with a interactive shell. This article focuses on another tool that saves you time and improves your Python skills: the Python debugger. Python Debugger The Python standard library provides […]

VK9 - Direct3D 9 Over Vulkan - Hits 26th Milestone

Phoronix - Sat, 2018-05-26 06:03
It's been a wild week for the various Direct3D-over-Vulkan projects with VKD3D 1.0 being released for the initial Direct3D 12 over Vulkan bits from the ongoing work in the Wine project to DXVK continuing to get better at its D3D11-over-VLK support. There's also an update on the VK9 front...

Canonical Releases Major Kernel Updates for Ubuntu 17.10, 16.04 LTS & 14.04 LTS

LXer - Sat, 2018-05-26 04:59
Canonical released new kernel security updates for all of its supported Ubuntu releases, including Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to patch up to 13 security vulnerabilities.

How to set up transmission-daemon on a Raspberry Pi and control it via web interface

LinuxToday - Sat, 2018-05-26 04:00

 LinuxConfig: Transmission is probably the most famous torrent client in the Gnu/Linux world

How to set up transmission-daemon on a Raspberry Pi and control it via web interface

LXer - Sat, 2018-05-26 03:34
Transmission is probably the most famous torrent client in the Gnu/Linux world, and it's very often used even on other operating systems. It's really easy to use, and its graphical interface is very intuitive; however in this tutorial we will see how to install transmission-daemon and run transmission on a headless machine: that's an ideal setup to create a "Torrent-box", using for example a Raspberry Pi, to reduce power usage.

How long before YOU felt confident using Linux?

Reddit - Sat, 2018-05-26 03:10

I’ve had Linux for three days and I do not feel confident.

My Ubuntu variant worked great for for about 48 hours, then decided to stop working. (Probably a problem with nVidia drivers, I was stuck in a login loop, but it doesn’t matter now. I eventually reinstalled the OS).

I can’t really afford to have these kinds of issues every three days on a computer I work on, as much as I love the idea of not being tied to OSX or Dinlows. I’d like to use Linux for work not have Linux BE my work, y’dig?

I’m going to stick with some version of the kernel, but would like to know if they all have these...ahem,... idiosyncrasies. If you get the right distro for YOU, can you get to the stage where it can be your main, preferred, trusted OS in a few months or a year?

Or... are hardware conflicts etc., just regular and frequently-occurring facts of life that you’ve developed coping mechanisms for?


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Radeon GPU Profiler 1.2 Released With RenderDoc Interoperability

Phoronix - Sat, 2018-05-26 02:57
AMD's GPUOpen group has announced the release of Radeon GPU Profiler 1.2, it's open-source GPU performance profiler. What's significant about this release is initial interoperability with the popular RenderDoc debugger...

GNOME Foundation to Receive $1M from Anonymous Donor over Next Two Years

TuxMachines - Sat, 2018-05-26 02:20

The donation was made by an anonymous person, though the money will be received by the GNOME Foundation over the next couple of years. Honored by this gesture, the team pledges to use the money to hire more developers and streamline their operations to improve the GNOME desktop environment.

"We are honored by the trust given to us and will work hard to justify that trust. This particular donation will enable us to support the GNOME project more widely, and tackle key challenges that the free software community faces," said Neil McGovern, Executive Director of GNOME Foundation.

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UP Core Plus SBC launches with Cyclone 10 and Myriad 2 AI add-ons

TuxMachines - Sat, 2018-05-26 02:13

Aaeon has launched an “UP AI Edge” family of products that builds on a new Apollo Lake based “UP Core Plus” SBC with stacking AI companion boards based on the Movidius Myriad 2 or Intel Cyclone 10GX plus add-ons including a quad-GbE board and a camera.

Aaeon Europe quickly met its modest $11K Kickstarter goal for the new UP AI Edge ecosystem, which builds on its UP board products and community. The centerpiece is a new UP Core Plus SBC, although the official, Ubuntu-equipped UP AI Edge development package uses the larger, more feature-rich UP Squared SBC.

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An FUQ for the GDPR

LXer - Sat, 2018-05-26 02:08
Whether you like the GDPR or not (and there are reasons for both, which we'll get into shortly), one thing it has done for sure is turn privacy into Very Big Deal. This is good, because we've had damned little of it on the internet and now we're going to get a lot more. That's worth celebrating, everybody. Merry Privmas!

MX Tools - A year later, the toolbox got better

TuxMachines - Sat, 2018-05-26 01:25

Roughly fourteen full phases of the moon ago, I wrote an article on MX Tools, a unique and useful bunch of dedicated utilities packaged with the MX Linux distribution. This toolbox offered the ordinary (or new) MX Linux user a chance to perform some common configuration tasks with easy and elegance.

In general, MX-16 was a great player, and the recent MX-17 is even better - and at a first glance, so is the new version of MX Tools bundled with the system. Good stuff. So I set about testing, to see what has changed, and in what way this set of utilities has improved, if at all. But I'm positive. Let us commence.


MX Tools turned out to be a predictable gem, just as I'd expected. Well, I'm cheating, because I wrote this article after some rather thorough testing. But then, if you look across the wider spectrum of Linux home distributions, there aren't that many unique players with distinctive features. Quite often, it's the rehash of old and familiar with some extra color, polish and rebranding. MX Linux goes the extra mile (or kilometer, if you will) in making the newbie experience meaningfully different.

Future improvements could potentially include an interactive walkthrough - so users will be actively prompted and helped along in their tasks. Then of course, there's the matter of visual appearance, in the UI itself. But in general, MX Tools TNG is better than we had before. More elegant, more streamlined, better looking, and most importantly, more practical. This is a good and useful toolbox, and it makes a solid distro even more appealing. Well worth testing. So do it. And take care.

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