Archiwum z Wrzesień 2015

New Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities Fixed in Ubuntu 15.04, Users Urged to Update Now

środa, 30 Wrzesień 2015

After announcing the release of a new kernel update for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), Canonical announced on September 29 that it patched two kernel vulnerabilities in the Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) operating system. 

linux-kernel-4-1-9All users of the Linux 4.1 LTS kernel series must update. After announcing the release of Linux kernel 4.2.2, Greg Kroah-Hartman has informed users of the Linux 4.1 LTS kernel branch that the ninth maintenance version is now available for download, urging them to update as soon as possible.

According to the diff from Linux kernel 4.1.8 LTS, which we announced last week, the Linux 4.1.9 LTS kernel is here with numerous networking improvements, especially for the IPv4 and IPv6 protocols…

Read more at Softpedia Linux Blog

Raspbian for Raspberry Pi 2 Now Based on Debian 8 "Jessie"

wtorek, 29 Wrzesień 2015

The Raspbian developers have just updated their Linux distribution, and it’s now based on Debian 8 “Jessie,” the latest stable version available right now. 

raspbian-for-raspberry-pi-2The Raspbian developers have just updated their Linux distribution, and it’s now based on Debian 8 “Jessie,” the latest stable version available right now.

Raspbian is one of the oldest distros that were released for the Raspberry Pi platform and it continues to be one of the most used. There are, of course, quite a few other operating systems that run just fine on the Raspberry Pi, but since Raspbian is using Debian as a base, it’s also somewhat easier to use not to mention that it comes with a huge repository of packages.

Read more at Softpedia Linux News

Git 2.6 Is a Massive Release with Dozens of New Features, Countless Bug Fixes

wtorek, 29 Wrzesień 2015

The developers of the Git open-source distributed version control system have just announced the release and immediate availability for download of the Git 2.6.0 software for GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows, and Mac OS X operating systems. 

git-2-6The developers of the Git open-source distributed version control system have just announced the release and immediate availability for download of the Git 2.6.0 software for GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows, and Mac OS X operating systems.

According to the internal release notes attached at the end of the article for reference, Git 2.6 is a major release that introduces dozens of new features, but also fixes numerous bugs that have been reported by users since the previous version of the application.

Read more at Softpedia Linux News

HashiCorp Unveils Otto Open-Source App Delivery Tool

wtorek, 29 Wrzesień 2015

In addition to Otto, HashiCorp launched Nomad, an open-source scheduler for deployment and resource maximization.

In addition to Otto, HashiCorp launched Nomad, an open-source scheduler for deployment and resource maximization. 

In the DevOps world, the open-source Vagrant tool has long been a standard application, enabling developers to create reproducible virtual development environments. HashiCorp, the lead commercial sponsor behind Vagrant, has been continuously improving a full suite of DevOps tools in recent years to complement Vagrant, and today it’s going a step further, by redefining Vagrant itself.

“Otto is the successor to Vagrant, and the idea is to extend it into deployment and production as well,” Armon Dadgar, co-founder and CTO of HashiCorp, told eWEEK.

Read more at eWeek

MSI Z170A GAMING PRO: A Nice Board For Building A Skylake Linux System

poniedziałek, 28 Wrzesień 2015

Phoronix: Long story short, all of my initial Intel Skylake Linux testing has been done with the MSI Z170A GAMING PRO motherboard, which has been working out well.

Manjaro XFCE 15.09 (Bellatrix) is online now

poniedziałek, 28 Wrzesień 2015

With this release we have focused our efforts, bringing more attention to the common core requirements of Manjaro’s broad user-base.

Mutt : A Command Line Email Client to Send Mails from Terminal

poniedziałek, 28 Wrzesień 2015

 tecmint: Mutt is a command line based Email client.

Introducing Pinguy Builder, a Remastersys Alternative for Remixing Ubuntu

poniedziałek, 28 Wrzesień 2015

The Pinguy OS developers have just announced the release of a brand-new tool that many of you out there will love

Exclusive Interview: Emby Founder Luke Pulverenti

poniedziałek, 28 Wrzesień 2015

Recently, I wrote a tutorial on Emby, a media server that allows users to stream their own media across devices. What attracted me to Emby was that it’s a fully open source project, compared to Plex which I heavily use. To learn more about the Emby project (formerly known as Media Browser), I reached out to Emby founder Luke Pulverenti.

Emby-logoRecently, I wrote a tutorial on Emby, a media server that allows users to stream their own media across devices. What attracted me to Emby was that it’s a fully open source project, compared to Plex which I heavily use. To learn more about the Emby project (formerly known as Media Browser), I reached out to Emby founder Luke Pulverenti. Here, he talks about choosing an open source development approach and about the Emby project’s goals for the future.

Can you tell us a bit about yourself? What do you do and where you live?

I live in New England, and as of earlier this year I work full-time on Emby. Before that I worked in the healthcare software industry and also for other startups.

When did you become interested in open source?

Before Emby, I had limited open source experience. I submitted small bug fixes here and there to different projects that I took an interest in. The Media Browser project was always fully open source, and with the re-branding to Emby we felt that was the best way for the project to continue moving forward.

What was the goal behind starting Emby?

Emby has been around since 2008, and was formerly known as Media Browser. Media Browser was a plugin for Windows Media Center and had a very distinct reputation. It did not have the feature set of other products such as Xbmc, but it had the best presentation around, and when you wanted to show off your setup, you did it with Media Browser.

luke-EmbyI was just an ordinary Media Browser user, and when Windows 8 was released without Windows Media Center, the team had a decision to make. Either evolve or become irrelevant as Windows Media Center fades away. That’s when I approached ebr (who was then the main developer responsible for Media Browser) about re-inventing the product with a client-server architecture that would give us a platform to become a true media server solution for both local and remote content. So, this decision was based primarily on continuing the project we love and finding a way for it to continue to thrive.

Is Emby server fully open source? If yes, what license are you using and why did you choose it to make open source?

Emby Server is fully open source under GPL V2.0. Anyone can run from source and be up and running in a matter of minutes. It’s important to mention though that our goal is to produce the best experience we possibly can. If an agreement with a potential partner were to require us to make certain modules closed source, then we would not hesitate to do that. These situations are reserved for standalone, optional features and will not prevent running the core server from source.

Is Emby a company with full-time employees, or is it a part-time project that you manage?

Yes, Emby is an LLC, and there is a very small number of us working full-time. The project has grown to the point where it needs full-time attention in order to be able to support users and be competitive with other products.

What infrastructure do you use for publishing the source code and what infrastructure are you using to offer compiled binaries?

Our source code is on GitHub, along with documented build scripts for Windows and Linux. Several of the Linux packages are using the Open Build Service, while others are maintained by volunteering community members. We are currently working on getting packages released for QNAP, Synology, and other NAS devices.

I found it strange that Emby is not available for openSUSE, what’s the reason?

We’d like to be on every distribution that we possibly can. It is only a matter of time and resources. In the meantime, until there is a dedicated openSUSE package, the Docker installation is a great alternative.

The Emby Connect service is similar to Plex Pass. What are the additional features users can get?

Emby Connect is a completely free service that makes it easy to sign into your apps when away from home and manage connections to multiple servers.

Normally, signing into a server requires three pieces of information — the server IP address, along with a username and password. With Emby Connect, you no longer need to know a server’s IP address in order to connect.

How do you fund the development?

We have subscription services that we call the Emby Supporter membership. We use these for bonus features that we think users will find value in purchasing. They help fund the project and allow us to compete with other products.

What’s your long-term goal with Emby? Where do you want to see it?

Our goal is to continue to evolve with the industry and become the best way to consume and manage personal media. As new technologies emerge, we want our users to be confident that we’re going to be there bringing them the integration they’re looking for. In 2015, cloud services and storage have become more affordable for mainstream users. In 2016, I expect they’re going to really begin affecting the way we use apps on a daily basis, and Emby will be there to help you take advantage of it. Conversely, as client devices continue to become more powerful, so too will the in-app experiences.

Behind the scenes at Google Summer of Code

poniedziałek, 28 Wrzesień 2015

 OpenSource.com: Google Summer of Code is an initiative that connects talented college computer programming students worldwide to open source programming projects, allowing them to grow their programming skills while contributing to open source.