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Free Software Foundation Europe: What Happened In Munich

For those looking for some interesting weekend reading, the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) has provided a lengthy write-up about what happened in Munich with regards to LiMux and the possibility of abandoning their Linux/open-source efforts in favor of going back to Microsoft Windows.

4 March 2017 - FSFE - 13 Comments
ELC2017: The State of U-Boot

Thomas Rini of the Konsulko Group presented at this week's Linux Foundation Embedded Linux Conference (ELC2017) about the state of U-Boot.

26 February 2017 - U-Boot 2017 - 3 Comments
UKSM Is Still Around For Data Deduplication Of The Linux Kernel

Several years back we wrote about Ultra Kernel Samepage Merging (UKSM) for data de-duplication within the Linux kernel for transparently scanning all application memory and de-duping it where possible. While the original developer is no longer active, a new developer has been maintaining the work and continues to support it on the latest Linux kernel releases.

25 February 2017 - Ultra Kernel Samepage Merging - 27 Comments
Netdata 1.5 Released With FreeBSD Support, New Plugins

Netdata, for the uninitiated, is a distributed real-time performance and health monitoring suite. Netdata can be used for monitoring server performance/health as well as VMs, IoT devices, and more in a "fast and efficient" manner. Netdata 1.5 has been released as a big update to this open-source tool.

24 January 2017 - netdata 1.5 - 1 Comment
HarfBuzz 1.4 Brings OpenType GX / Font Variations

There's a new release available of the HarfBuzz text shaping library used by projects like Qt, Pango, GTK, LibreOffice, Firefox, and many other software projects. HarfBuzz 1.4 is a significant release.

5 January 2017 - HarfBuzz 1.4 - 4 Comments
Clear Linux Tests Data Compression Options

Fitting nicely into the related discussion of Should Tarballs Be On Their Way Out The Door In 2017?, Intel developer Arjan Van De Ven of the Clear Linux project has compared various data compression options.

4 January 2017 - Data Compression Comparison - 6 Comments
The Open-Source / Linux Letdowns Of 2016

Last year I had written about the The Open-Source Linux Letdowns of 2015 and then Other Letdowns For Linux / Open-Source Users From 2015, which ended up being among the most viewed articles of 2016. So I figured I'd once again share a list of what personally was disappointing not to see happen in 2016 within the Linux/open-source space.

1 January 2017 - 2016 Letdowns For Linux - 11 Comments

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