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Lumina Desktop Gets Its Own Media Player

Phoronix - Sat, 2017-04-22 14:04
There's now yet another open-source media player, but this time focused on the BSD-focused Qt-powered Lumina Desktop Environment...

Linux and Linux Foundation

TuxMachines - Sat, 2017-04-22 14:01
  • Heterogeneous Memory Management v20 Published

    It's looking less and less likely like Heterogeneous Memory Management (HMM) will be mainlined for the Linux 4.12 kernel. This is the long-in-development effort by Jerome Glisse that would benefit CUDA, OpenCL, and more by allow device memory to be transparently used by any device process and for mirroring process address space on a device.

  • Linux Kernels 4.10.12, 4.9.24 LTS and 4.4.63 LTS Bring x86 and OrangeFS Changes

    Only three days after releasing the Linux 4.10.11, 4.9.23 LTS and 4.4.62 LTS kernels, Greg Kroah-Hartman announced today, April 21, 2017, the release of a new set of maintenance updates for the Linux 4.10, 4.9, and 4.4 kernel series.

    Considering the fact that nearly three days had passed since the release of the Linux 4.10.11, 4.9.23 LTS and 4.4.62 LTS kernels, the Linux 4.10.12 and 4.9.24 LTS kernels change a total of 78 files, with 993 insertions and 459 deletions for Linux 4.10.12 and 938 insertions and 441 deletions for Linux 4.9.24, while Linux kernel 4.4.63 LTS is again a smaller patch changing a total of 48 files, with 518 insertions and 216 deletions.

  • Node.js exec director: Our project is transformational

    The Node.js Foundation was formed in 2015 to serve as a steward over the Node.js sever-side JavaScript platform, providing a new governance model and taking over leadership from Joyent. Now, the foundation has hired its first executive director, Mark Hinkle, who had been vice president of marketing at the Linux Foundation. Hinkle will work to expand the foundation and articulate priorities.

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Android 6.0.1 Released for Asus Tinker Board

TuxMachines - Sat, 2017-04-22 13:58

Asus has now made available their first release of the Android operating system on the Asus Tinker Board. Asus has labelled the release as TinkerOS_Android V13.11.0.2 (Beta version). It’s a release of Android 6.0.1 running on kernel 3.10.0.

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What casual game do you play during your brakes?

Reddit - Sat, 2017-04-22 13:57

I "play" zty.pe and KBlocks.

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Libreboot May Become GNU Project Again

TuxMachines - Sat, 2017-04-22 13:56
  • Proposal for Libreboot: re-join GNU. Community feedback is needed

    I, Leah Rowe, am seeking to submit a proposal to GNU for Libreboot to re-join the GNU project. It was previously a member of GNU between 14 May 2016 to 15 September 2016.

  • Libreboot Is Now Considering Whether To Re-Join The GNU

    After leaving the GNU last year and criticizing the Free Software Foundation and all the drama that ensued after this project was just part of the GNU for months, Libreboot is considering re-joining the GNU.

    Libreboot leader Leah Rowe is retracting her statements against the FSF/GNU, wants to make amends, and wants Libreboot back under the GNU umbrella.

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Nouveau 1.0.15 X.Org Driver Released With Pascal Support

Phoronix - Sat, 2017-04-22 13:50
For those using the xf86-video-nouveau DDX driver rather than the generic xf86-video-modesetting, there is a new release now available...

Fileserver - permissions for samba and rtorrent

Reddit - Sat, 2017-04-22 13:45

Hi world, I've set up a Debian box to function as a fileserver (Samba) to share downloads and also uploads in the home network (2-3 computers).

  1. I'd like rtorrent to save files in /mnt/harddrive2/Downloads instead of downloading in the user directory and moving them manually to the larger harddrive I have mounted.

  2. I'd want to access that directory, also be able to remove movies from that directory without rooting and remove "manually". Also I'd like all computers on the network to be able to create and store files in another folder named Uploads.

So rtorrent to download in /mnt/harddrive2/Downloads and samba users to be able to write to 'Upload' folder in /mnt/harddrive2/. I guess its all about chown and chmod, i've been reading about it, even tried to solve it by symbolic links but with not success.

Thanks in advance!

The smb.conf: [global] workgroup = Linuxbox security = user dns proxy = no log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m max log size = 1000 syslog = 0 panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d server role = standalone server passdb backend = tdbsam obey pam restrictions = yes unix password sync = yes passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u passwd chat = Enter\snew\s\spassword:* %n\n Retype\snew\s\spassword:* %n\n password\supdated\ssuccessfully . pam password change = yes map to guest = bad user usershare allow guests = yes

[Folder1] comment = blabla browseable = yes writable = yes guest ok = yes read only = no create mask = 0700 path = /srv/samba/ directory mask = 0755

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Libreboot Is Now Considering Whether To Re-Join The GNU

Phoronix - Sat, 2017-04-22 13:39
After leaving the GNU last year and criticizing the Free Software Foundation and all the drama that ensued after this project was just part of the GNU for months, Libreboot is considering re-joining the GNU...

Heterogeneous Memory Management v20 Published

Phoronix - Sat, 2017-04-22 13:19
It's looking less and less likely like Heterogeneous Memory Management (HMM) will be mainlined for the Linux 4.12 kernel. This is the long-in-development effort by Jerome Glisse that would benefit CUDA, OpenCL, and more by allow device memory to be transparently used by any device process and for mirroring process address space on a device...

Red Hat News

TuxMachines - Sat, 2017-04-22 13:07

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Android 6.0.1 Released for Asus Tinker Board

LXer - Sat, 2017-04-22 12:41
Asus has now made available their first release of the Android operating system on the Asus Tinker Board. Asus has labelled the release as TinkerOS_Android V13.11.0.2 (Beta version). It’s a release of Android 6.0.1 running on kernel 3.10.0.

Linux email client with google contacts support

Reddit - Sat, 2017-04-22 12:39

Hey! I am looking for lightweight email client with Google contacts support. I am currently using Thunderbird but with my huge mailboxes it runs really slow. I tried sylpheed but unfortunately there is no Google contacts support.

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Debian and Devuan

TuxMachines - Sat, 2017-04-22 12:25
  • Debian GNU/Linux port for RISC-V 64-bit (riscv64)

    This is a post describing my involvement with the Debian GNU/Linux port for RISC-V (unofficial and not endorsed by Debian at the moment) and announcing the availability of the repository (still very much WIP) with packages built for this architecture.

    If not interested in the story but you want to check the repository, just jump to the bottom.

  • systemd-free Devuan Linux hits version 1.0.0

    Devuan, the effort to build a systemd-free version of Debian, has released Devuan Jessie 1.0.0, a release candidate felt to be just about the finished article.

    In a mail sent to the project's followers the self-proclaimed “Veteran Unix Admins” behind Devuan say “This Devuan Jessie release candidate is as close as we can get to a 'long term support' universal base distribution free from systemd, in the original spirit of Debian.”

    “The final Devuan Jessie release will follow shortly and then we will turn our attention to 'Ascii', the current testing branch.”

  • Devuan Jessie 1.0.0 stable release candidate

    Our April 2017 gift to you is the long-awaited release of Devuan Jessie stable release candidate (1.0.0-RC). If all goes as planned, this will be our first Devuan stable release and our first long term support (LTS) release as well.

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Games and Wine

TuxMachines - Sat, 2017-04-22 12:14

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Trying Out The New Installer Of Ubuntu Server

TuxMachines - Sat, 2017-04-22 12:07

Ubuntu developers today have announced a "tech preview" of their new text-based installer for Ubuntu Server.

Earlier this month we heard of a new Ubuntu Server installer being worked on and it was dubbed Subiquity. Now that the 17.04 release has cleared and 17.10 development begun, the new installer was announced as a tech preview for Ubuntu Server 17.04.

Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre announced, "During the 17.04 development cycle, the Ubuntu Foundations team has been working on a new experimental installer for servers. We are now ready to get feedback from a wider audience."

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[POLL] Dark themes VS Light themes

Reddit - Sat, 2017-04-22 11:19

The question is simple "Do you prefer dark or light themes in your workflow?"

http://www.strawpoll.me/12800004

The important part of the question is "in your workflow" which means not only to "lwow-factor/aesthetics" but also "work/practicality" ;)

After you have voted, leave a comment in the discussion below if you want to provide a backstory/reasoning behind your choice - you could include the type of work you do mostly on your computer (webdesign, desktop progamming, low level programming, design, writing, network administration, gaming, etc).

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Here is my reasoning ;)

OK... my preference nowadays are light themes. Here is my current workflow:

http://imgur.com/a/Ntuo6

So... why do I use light themes instead of dark themes nowadays?

I used to prefer dark themes in the past. I have spend an insane amount of time within Fruity Loops environment (now FL Studio) while creating my electronic music - mostly dnb, jungle, etc. - like most of the kids from the ex-Soviet block in the early 2000s. The environment looked like this:

http://media.soundonsound.com/sos/aug02/images/fruityloopsjw01.l.gif

However, things changed when I start doing web development and programming. Suddenly, I was forced to escape my preferred dark cave and embrace the light themes.

Why?

In my case - your could be completely different - the constant switching between white (websites) and dark (editor) was causing my eyes pain - i.e. if I am finding some bug at 02:00 AM in my editor with a dark theme and then switch after 5 minutes to a completely white background website on my 27" monitor my eyes were screaming with pain. If it was only a few times it could be manageable, however - if you do this 1000 times a day - you start to notice that you don't like these changes at all.

Using custom themes is not an option, because as a webdesigner/webdeveloper I need to see the websites of my clients as they really are, of course.

That's why I use always light themes so the transitions between my two most used environments (editor, browser) are not as much painful.

What is your story/reasoning?

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