Fedora 24 End of Life

With the recent release of Fedora 26, Fedora 24 officially enters End Of Life (EOL) status on August 8th, 2017. After August 8th, all packages in the Fedora 24 repositories no longer receive security, bugfix, or enhancement updates. Furthermore, no new… Continue Reading →

From: LXer

MythTV 29.0 released

By ris The release of MythTV 29.0 has been announced.
MythTV is a Digital Video Recorder and home media center hub. According to
the release
, the backend now listens on all addresses and there is a new
MythTV startup page. Also mythtv-setup now uses MythUI, support has been
added for IPV6 link-local addresses, handling of Bluray overlays has been
improved, and more. LWN looked at MythTV in
April 2016.

From: LWN

Ahead Of Radeon RX Vega, AMDGPU+RadeonSI Is Offering The Most Competitive Performance Yet Against NVIDIA On Linux

With the Radeon RX Vega 56 and Vega 64 shipping in two weeks, here are some benchmarks of the latest Radeon and NVIDIA Linux graphics drivers with an assortment of modern GPUs. With these latest Linux GPU results are also the current performance-per-Watt and thermal metrics as recorded automatically via the Phoronix Test Suite benchmarking software. This Radeon vs. NVIDIA Linux comparison should be particularly interesting given the very good Mesa Git performance results posted yesterday that show RadeonSI performing well beyond the AMDGPU-PRO OpenGL levels.

From: Phoronix

LibreOffice 5.4 Released With New Features

By Mohd Sohail ?The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 5.4, the latest major release of the best open source office suite software available. LibreOffice 5.4 is the last major release of the 5.x family. LibreOffice 5.4 comes with new features for Writer, Calc and Impress and it is immediately available for Linux, macOS and Windows, and for the cloud. The latest iteration comes with significant features in every module, including the usual large number of incremental improvements to Microsoft Office file compatibility. So let’s see what’s new in LibreOffice 5.4.

From: LXer

[$] A milestone for control groups

By corbet Changes to core-kernel subsystems take time but, even so, one can only
imagine that Tejun Heo never expected the process of fixing the
control-group interface to take more than five years. Disagreements over
the design of the new control-group interface have delayed its adoption;
even though most of the code has been in the kernel for some time, not all
controllers work with it. It would now appear, however, that agreement has
been reached on an important final piece, which is currently on track to be
merged for the 4.14 development cycle.

From: LWN