[$] Namespaced file capabilities

By corbet The kernel’s file capabilities mechanism is a bit of an awkward fit with
user namespaces, in that all namespaces have the same view of the
capabilities associated with a given executable file. There is a patch set under consideration that adds
awareness of user namespaces to file capabilities, but it has brought forth
some disagreement on how such a mechanism should work. The question is, in
brief: how should a set of file capabilities be picked for any given user

From: LWN

The Witcher 3 and GTA 5 Are Now Better Supported on Linux with Wine Staging 2.11

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

The Wine Staging development team announced the availability of a new version of their optimized Wine builds, based, of course, on the latest Wine development release.

Coming a week after the release of Wine 2.11, Wine Staging 2.11 is here to inherit all of its improvements and new features, including OpenGL support for the Android driver, support for security labels, better dictionary support in WebServices, relay debugging support on ARM64 (AArch64), and a new registry file parser for RegEdit.

On top of that, the Wine Staging 2.11 release adds a bunch of improvements of its own, such as optimizations to keyboard and mouse handling, the ability to run PIE (Position-Independent Executable) binaries, better compatibility with older macOS versions for the preloader, as well as some NVAPI enhancements.

The … (read more)

From: Softpedia

Mesa 17.1.4 Brings More Intel Skylake and AMD Radeon Performance Improvements

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Mesa developer Andres Gomez is pleased to inform the Linux community about the immediate availability of the fourth maintenance update to the Mesa 17.1 3D Graphics Library for GNU/Linux distributions.

Yes, that’s right, Mesa 17.1.4 is now available and it brings a bunch of performance improvements for Intel and AMD Radeon users. This seems to be the biggest update of the series so far, and includes a large number of patches for the Intel i965 OpenGL graphics driver.

These should add proper color interpolation for 3rd generation Intel processors, fix the Broxton 2×6 l3 configuration, improve compatibility with OpenGL 4.1 or later on 7th generation Intel processors, add some corrections to avoid hangings on Intel Haswell CPUs, and allow Intel Skylake CPUs get in-range clear colors.

The Intel ANV Vulkan driver was updated as well with better support for L3 cache programming on In… (read more)

From: Softpedia

Open spec, sandwich-style SBC runs Linux on i.MX6UL based COM

Grinn and RS Components unveiled a Linux-ready “Liteboard” SBC that uses an i.MX6 UL LiteSOM COM, with connectors compatible with Grinn Chiliboard add-ons. UK-based distributor RSA Components is offering a new sandwich-style SBC from Polish embedded firm Grinn. The 60-Pound ($78) Liteboard, which is available with schematics, but no community support site, is designed to […]

From: LXer

Qt 5.9 and Qt Creator 4.3 Get First Point Release, with a Hot Patch for iOS 10.3

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

The Qt Company, through Jani Heikkinen, is pleased to announce today the availability of the first point releases of the recently launched Qt 5.9 LTS application framework and Qt Creator 4.3 IDE.

Shipping with all the latest performance improvements and bug fixes from the long-term supported Qt 5.9 branch, Qt 5.9.1 is the first patch release of the series, which means that it doesn’t add any new functionality.

“Our intention is to make more frequent patch releases for Qt 5.9 LTS than before. So if your most desired fix is not included in Qt 5.9.1 there will be more patch releases in the coming months,” says Jani Heikkinen in today’s announcement.

There are a bunch of fixes implemented in Qt 5.9.1, and we recommend studying the full changel… (read more)

From: Softpedia

AWS Quickstart for Kubernetes

Kubernetes is an open-source cluster manager that makes it easy to run Docker and other containers in production environments of all types (on-premises or in the public cloud). What is now an open community project came from development and operations patterns pioneered at Google to manage complex systems at internet scale.

From: LXer