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LLVM/Clang Gets Plumbed For Kernel Memory Sanitizer

Phoronix - Fri, 2018-09-07 11:55
The latest "sanitizer" worked on by Google's developers for the LLVM/Clang compiler infrastructure is a Kernel Memory Sanitizer (KMSAN)...

Akademy 2018 Videos Posted For KDE's Annual Developer Conference

Phoronix - Fri, 2018-09-07 11:49
Taking place last month in the beautiful city of Vienna was KDE's annual developer conference, Akademy. Session recordings are now available if you are interested in the latest work happening in the KDE desktop space...

Open Source Summit: Innovation, Allies, and Open Development

LXer - Fri, 2018-09-07 11:48
August was an exciting month for Linux and open source, with the release of Linux kernel 4.18, a new ebook offering practical advice for enterprise open source, and the formation of the........

[ASK] Reimplement program that comes with non-OSI compliant licence?

Reddit - Fri, 2018-09-07 11:34

QNX has some nice userland. The whole QNX source code is available under non-OSI compliant licence. I haven't seen the source code yet, is it legal to reimplement some QNX userland by clean room reverse engineering and reading online documentation? and to license it with any permissive licence like MIT/BSD?

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A Lot More Code Pushed Out For Intel's New Iris Gallium3D Linux Graphics Driver

Phoronix - Fri, 2018-09-07 11:20
Last month we were the first to point out that Intel is developing a new Gallium3D graphics driver for their recent generations of HD/UHD Graphics and presumably moving forward with their discrete GPU solutions coming out in 2020. This new Intel Gallium3D driver called "Iris" continues making progress though isn't yet ready for end-users...

Seattle GNU/Linux Conference and International Day Against DRM (IDAD)

TuxMachines - Fri, 2018-09-07 11:09
  • Recognize free software heroes in Cascadia at SeaGL

    Presented in November 2018, at the Seattle GNU/Linux Conference (SeaGL), the Cascadia Community Builder Award honors the free software work of people living in the Cascadia region of the United States and Canada. The award is designed to recognize work in software projects, non-profit organizations, outreach and education, hackerspaces, user groups, or any activity that promotes the adoption and appreciation of free software to new and larger groups of people. The awards committee is especially interested in individuals who have successfully reached out to traditionally under-represented groups, even if that isn’t their primary goal.

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    The award will be presented at SeaGL, which takes place November 9 and 10, 2018 at Seattle Central College in Seattle, Washington. Want to be part of the action? SeaGL is actively seeking volunteers! Just email participate@seagl.org and introduce yourself!

  • IDAD 2018 modal window

    Looking to add the International Day Against DRM (IDAD) modal window to your Web site? Copy the following and paste it near the top of the contents of the "body" tag on your Web page.

  • Take action on September 18th for International Day Against DRM

    We're less than two weeks away from International Day Against DRM (IDAD), an annual day of action and celebration against Digital Restrictions Management (DRM). It's happening this September 18th, all over the world and the Web. IDAD is the day to stand together and loudly declare our stance against DRM. This is your chance to join a worldwide movement of people standing for digital freedom.

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SiFive Releases HiFive Unleashed RISC-V Open-Source Boot Loader With DDR Initialization

Phoronix - Fri, 2018-09-07 11:05
Back in June we brought up how some of the SiFive HiFive Unleashed initialization code was closed-source for this developer board built around the RISC-V open-source processor ISA. One of the pain points was the DDR memory initialization code being closed-source but then SiFive announced they would allow for a fully open-source boot process. They've now made good on their word with their new open-source project...

What do open source and cooking have in common?

TuxMachines - Fri, 2018-09-07 10:51

What’s a fun way to promote the principles of free software without actually coding? Here’s an idea: open source cooking. For the past eight years, this is what we’ve been doing in Munich.

The idea of open source cooking grew out of our regular open source meetups because we realized that cooking and free software have a lot in common.

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6 open source tools for writing a book

TuxMachines - Fri, 2018-09-07 10:49

I first used and contributed to free and open source software in 1993, and since then I've been an open source software developer and evangelist. I've written or contributed to dozens of open source software projects, although the one that I'll be remembered for is the FreeDOS Project, an open source implementation of the DOS operating system.

I recently wrote a book about FreeDOS. Using FreeDOS is my celebration of the 24th anniversary of FreeDOS. It is a collection of how-to's about installing and using FreeDOS, essays about my favorite DOS applications, and quick-reference guides to the DOS command line and DOS batch programming. I've been working on this book for the last few months, with the help of a great professional editor.

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How To Create A Manjaro Linux Bootable Live USB Drive

LXer - Fri, 2018-09-07 10:27
This guide shows how to create a Manjaro Linux bootable USB drive using WIndows, Ubuntu and other Linux distributions.

Android Leftovers

TuxMachines - Fri, 2018-09-07 10:17
  • United Airlines Made Its App Stop Working On My Phone, And What This Says About How Broken The Mobile Tech Space Is

    This post isn't really about United Airlines, but let's start there because it's still due plenty of criticism.

    One day my phone updated the United App. I forget if I had trusted it to auto-update, or if I'd manually accepted the update (which I usually do only after reviewing what's been changed in the new version), but in any case, suddenly I found that it wasn't working. I waited a few days to see if it was a transient problem, but it still wouldn't work. So I decided to uninstall and reinstall, and that's where I ran into a wall: it wouldn't download, because Google Play said the new version wasn't compatible with my phone.

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    But let's not let United off the hook too soon. First, even if United were justified in ceasing to support an Android 4.x capable app, it should have clearly communicated this to the customers with 4.x phones. Perhaps we could have refused the update, but even if not, at least we would have known what happened and not wasted time troubleshooting. Plus we would have had some idea of how much United valued our business...

    Second, one of the points raised in United's defense is that it is expensive to have to support older versions of software. True, but if United wants to pursue the business strategy of driving its customers to its app as a way of managing that relationship, then it will need to figure out how to budget for maintaining that relationship with all of its customers, or at least those whose business it wants to keep. If providing support for older phones is too expensive, then it should reconsider the business decision of driving everyone to the app in the first place. It shouldn't make customers subsidize this business decision by forcing them to invest in new equipment.

    And then there was the third and most troubling point raised in United's defense, which is that Android 4.x is a ticking time bomb of hackable horror, and that any device still running it should be cast out of our lives as soon as possible. According to this argument, for United to continue to allow people to use their app on a 4.x Android device would be akin to malpractice, and possibly not even be allowed per their payment provider agreements.

  • Updated Android Bionic Commit Suggests API Level 29 will be Android Q
  • Official Open GApps Packages Now Available for Android Pie ROMs
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ Variant Will Support 5G: Report
  • Huawei And Honor Phones Caught Cheating Benchmark Tests
  • Huawei & Honor's Recent Benchmarking Behaviour: A Cheating Headache
  • Confirmed: Google Pixel 3 Launch Event Scheduled For October 9

    Earlier today, Google sent out invites for its annual hardware event scheduled for October 9 this year. Google is most likely to announce its upcoming flagship Google Pixel 3, which has been leaked inside out, in the event.

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Compact thin client runs on Raspberry Pi 3 B+

LXer - Fri, 2018-09-07 09:07
Clientron has launched an “S-Cube Pi 3 B+ Thin Client” built around the Raspberry Pi 3 B+ SBC with Citrix XenDesktop, Microsoft RDP, and VMware Horizon View support. The S-Cube Pi 3 B+ Thin Client is the first thin client we’ve seen built around the new Raspberry Pi 3 B+ SBC. This is Clientron’s first [[he]#8230[/he]]

Linus Torvalds Books the Wrong Flight and They Decide to Move the Entire Conference

LinuxToday - Fri, 2018-09-07 08:00

Kernel Summit: Last Friday (just before Labor Day) I learned that Linus had gotten confused about when and where the Maintainer's Summit was going to be held this year.

Life is Strange: Before the Storm Coming to Linux and macOS on September 13

LXer - Fri, 2018-09-07 07:47
UK-based video games publisher Feral Interactive announced today that it would release the Linux and macOS port of the Life is Strange: Before the Storm adventure video game on September 13, 2018.

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