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Plasma 5.12 is out, and it is faster, stabler, and has more features than ever

LXer - Wed, 2018-02-07 11:36
Although performance and stability have been the prime goals for this version of Plasma, some of the new features include spring-loaded folder views, improved Wayland support, interactive notifications, and more.

Developers Start Getting Excited For MySQL 8.0, Several Talks From FOSDEM

Phoronix - Wed, 2018-02-07 11:18
MySQL 8.0 should presumably appear this year although no public release date has been set. At last weekend's FOSDEM conference in Brussels were many talks about developers and database administrators eager for MySQL 8.0, well, at least for those not on the MariaDB bandwagon...

Linux Kernel's GCC-Plugins Infrastructure Now Supports GCC 8

Phoronix - Wed, 2018-02-07 11:05
The GCC 8 stable compiler (GCC 8.1) should be officially released in the next month or two and Linux 4.16's gcc-plugins infrastructure is picking up support for this annual update to the GNU Compiler Collection...

23 open source audio-visual production tools

TuxMachines - Wed, 2018-02-07 11:01

Open source is well established in cloud infrastructure, web hosting, embedded devices, and many other areas. Fewer people know that open source is a great option for producing professional-level audio-visual materials.

As a product owner and sometimes marketing support person, I produce a lot of content for end users: documentation, web articles, video tutorials, event booth materials, white papers, interviews, and more. I have found plenty of great open source software that helps me do my job producing audio, video, print, and screen graphics. There are a lot of reasons that people choose open source over proprietary options, and I've compiled this list of open source audio and video tools for people who:

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The 7 Best Linux Terminal Emulators

TuxMachines - Wed, 2018-02-07 10:55

If you run Linux for any length of time, eventually you're going to figure out that doing some things from the terminal is not only fast but often easier than trying to do the same task from a GUI. This article will provide you with some of the best Linux terminal emulators for those of you needing reliable options for business environments.

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Mozilla’s IoT software for the Raspberry Pi gets major rev

TuxMachines - Wed, 2018-02-07 10:53

Mozilla has released an improved 0.3 version of its open source, Linux-based Things Gateway software for setting up a home automation gateway on the Raspberry Pi, featuring a new rules engine and improved voice support.

In July, Mozilla announced a Project Things Internet of Things project for a decentralized open source gateway that uses standard web technologies. The software is designed to comply with the W3C’s Web of Things (WoT) standard. The project previously released an early version of a Things Gateway stack that runs on a Raspberry Pi. Now, it’s introducing a new release (v.0.3) of the gateway software, along with a tutorial to help users get started.

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D-Bus Broker 10 Released

Phoronix - Wed, 2018-02-07 10:51
What you won't find landing in the current in-development Linux 4.16 kernel is BUS1, the in-kernel IPC mechanism built out of the failure of KDBUS to reach the mainline kernel. While BUS1 isn't ready for mainline yet, D-Bus Broker continues moving along as a D-Bus compatible message bus delivering higher performance and reliability...

Announcing "Project Things" - An open framework for connecting your devices to the web.

LXer - Wed, 2018-02-07 10:21
Last year, we said that Mozilla is working to create a framework of software and services that can bridge the communication gap between connected devices. Today, we are pleased to announce that anyone can now build their own Things Gateway to control their connected device directly from the web.

One million Linux and open-source software classes taken

LXer - Wed, 2018-02-07 09:07
Want to get a job in IT? Then, you need to know Linux and open-source software. While nothing beats hands-on experience, classes are a great way to get started. So, it comes as no surprise that The Linux Foundation recently announced would-be IT staffers have now taken a million Linux and open-source software classes.

MenuLibre 2.1.5 Released

Reddit - Wed, 2018-02-07 08:23

How to Create, Revert and Delete KVM Virtual machine (domain) snapshot with virsh command

LinuxToday - Wed, 2018-02-07 08:00

LinuxTechi: A virtual machine snapshot is a copy of virtual machine's disk at the specific point of time.

Tiny i.MX7 module runs both Linux and FreeRTOS

LXer - Wed, 2018-02-07 07:53
F&S announced a 40 x 35mm “PicoCore MX7ULP” module that can run Linux and FreeRTOS on an NXP i.MX7. You also get up to 32GB eMMC plus optional WiFi/BT and extended temp support.

Anyone ever have a freeze so frozen that the sysrq keys no longer function?

Reddit - Wed, 2018-02-07 07:17

I've been having it recently, not entirely sure of what is the cause so far, but it's notable because the "magic" sysrq keys aren't even working when it happens.

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Programming in Color with ncurses

LXer - Wed, 2018-02-07 06:38
In parts one and two of my article series about programming with the ncurses library, I introduced a few curses functions to draw text on the screen, query characters from the screen and read from the keyboard. To demonstrate several of these functions, I created a simple adventure game in curses that drew a game map and player character using simple characters. In this follow-up article, I show how to add color to a curses program.

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