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June 4, 2013
Bugzilla is an open source bug-tracking system that prides itself on offering server software that is free but skillfully designed to help developers manage their work. Their installation list is long and robust. So, how do they manage to not charge expensive licensing fees like most other commercial vendors?I emailed Dave Miller to find out. He's the Project Leader at Bugzilla and an IT Infrastructure Engineer at Mozilla, where Bugzilla is constantly being put to the test.
Broadcom announced a system-on-chip aimed at network attached storage (NAS) devices and 802.11ac routers, supported by a Linux SDK. The StrataGX BCM5862x Series combines a single- or dual-core 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor with a Cortex-R5 based “FlexSPARX” ARM core designed to accelerate storage performance, and features a cryptographic accelerator and dual 6Gbps SATA interfaces. The [...]
Allan McRae announced a few days ago that the Arch developers are preparing the merge of /lib, /bin, /sbin and /usr/sbin to /usr/bin and /usr/lib, in order to unify all binaries and libraries into a single directory. Long story short, during your next update, you will encounter an error message right after all packages have been downloaded and before the installation process begins. Therefore, in order to safely udpate your Arch Linux installation, you need to follow the next instructions exactly.
ARM announced a 28nm-fabricated Cortex-A12 processor design claimed to offer 40 percent higher performance than the Cortex-A9, while drawing the same power. The Cortex-A12 is paired with a power-efficient Mali-T622 GPU and Mali-V500 video coprocessor, and supports hybrid Big.Little SoC configurations in partnership with the Cortex-A7. Billed as a successor to the popular Cortex-A9 processor, the similarly ARMv7 Cortex-A12 design advances to a 28nm process that offers 40 percent faster performance in the same power envelope, claims ARM.
Recently a colleague of mine should run multiple parallel jobs on a server (around 20 in our specific case), every job does “an elaboration” and this can take a time longer or shorter in respect of the others, once a job finishes its task it must read from a text file the first line that indicate the ID of a new job, it removes that ID from the top of the text file and starts to elaborate it. Problem: On a long run (a run of 50K+ jobs) it happens “frequently” that 2 jobs finish at the same time and so both take the same ID causing problems to the whole process. The solution was to use the bash function flock.
Inside Secure announced that its Linux- and Android-ready SafeZone Encryption Toolkit has achieved U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) FIPS 140-2 certification. SafeZone, which is integrated within Inside Secure's MatrixDAR and QuickSec VPN Client for Android products, now secures data in transit over SSL/DTLS and IPSEC, as well as "data at rest" on Android devices.
Over a year ago, Sports Interactive has informed me that due to small number of users they have no plans to release Football Manager for Linux. Since the release of Steam for Linux, more and more game companies go into business with Linux games and, recently, the director of the studio Sports Interactive Miles Jacobson has announced via Tweeter that the next version of Football Manager will also be released for Linux.
Canonical, through Daniel Holbach, had the pleasure of announcing in the last day of May that the community.ubuntu.com website is now online. All members of the Ubuntu community, Ubuntu developers and Ubuntu users are now able to easily communicate with each other, share their knowledge and teach the Ubuntu ways to newcomers, via the Ubuntu Community website.
In Linux Like operating system , we have the variables like http_proxy,ftp_proxy and https_proxy through which we can access the Internet via proxy on linux console. All of the above mentioned variables are can be used with tools like elinks , wget , lynx , rsync and others. I am assuming Linux servers are behind the proxy servers and can get the Internet connection only via proxy settings.
Cinnamon 2.0 will be a completely independent desktop environment, Clement Lefebvre reveals to Linux User & Developer in an exclusive interview. He went on to indicate that most importantly, recent developments have caused the team to finally move to making the code base independent of GNOME, so basically, in [Cinnamon] 2.0 you won’t be running GNOME at all.
Insyde Software announced a development platform for deploying Android on Intel x86 reference platforms. “Software Platform for Android” offers production-ready software components built around Insyde’s UEFI Secure Boot technology and “Humanos” version of Android, and provides a variety of Android tools, as well as customization and testing services.
At some point, you will hire junior team members. It makes sense to help those newbies become productive and happy as quickly as possible, for your own benefit as well as theirs. Here’s a few practices that may reduce their stress and improve your train-the-new-hire effectiveness.
I recently purchased some KVMs from a good provider of mine and decided to migrate from VPS to KVM. In doing this, I set up some LXC containers, installed Apache on them and copied over my data. That, was the easy part. Now I had to find a way to let the world view my websites. From a previous time not too long ago (which I'll write an article up for here), I proxied web requests via Nginx to the containers' web servers. I could do this easily with HTTP, but as I also needed HTTPS this posed an issue. What better way to learn though than diving right into it in a production environment, right?! Lets go!
June 3, 2013
There never will be a year when Linux conquers the desktop, because desktop computers are going to merge into tablet-style touch-driven devices and disappear. But desktop Linux was getting close, until Microsoft derailed it a few years back. The GNOME project’s recent release, GNOME 3.8, served to remind me of the significance of Microsoft’s actions.
Drifter is an open-world sandbox space trading game with a procedurally-generated galaxy 100,000 light years across made up of tens of thousands of star systems to explore and features an original soundtrack by composer Danny Baranowsky.
Philip Müller had the pleasure of announcing last evening, June 2, the immediate availability for download of another stable release of his popular, Manjaro Linux, a distribution based on Arch Linux.
APC Paper is one of two Neo-ITX form-factor computers announced by VIA Technologies in January. The other is the APC Rock, which is a plain motherboard (it has no built-in case).