The Fedora Project Lead joins us to explain Fedora.next, their ambitions for the cloud, desktop, and what success means for Fedora.next. Tyler from Arch Assault joins us to update us on the latest from Blackhat, the new developments with their distro, and the what the future holds.
Plus news of the week, our picks, your feedback, and more!
— Show Notes: —
Brought to you by: System76
I’ve been involved in Fedora since… a long time. I helped organize the first FUDCons at Boston University, worked on the original Fedora Legacy project, hacked on Anaconda for Boston University’s remix, and some other stuff (including maintaining a few packages). Now I work for Red Hat and am basically paid to care about Fedora full time, as Fedora Project Leader. I’m involved in the Cloud SIG and hacking on the Fedora Cloud Image. I’m also on FESCo (the Fedora technical steering committee) and generally interested in anything and everything related to Fedora’s success (so, correspondingly, please feel free to complain to me about anything).
— PICKS —
Operational Simulators: Testing solutions on earth before going to space
Spacecraft require constant oversight from ground experts at every moment of their missions.
Desktop Ap Pick
DEFT (Digital Evidence & Forensic Toolkit) is a customised distribution of the Ubuntu live Linux CD. It is an easy-to-use system that includes excellent hardware detection and some of the best open-source applications dedicated to incident response and computer forensics.
— NEWS —
Our main goal is to create a stable and secure distribution for businesses and organizations. We will need to focus on those things that will help us attain our goals. So, we have decided to make some changes:
When Debian’s current testing release (Jessie) becomes stable, our Home Editions and Business Editions will merge and become our new main editions. They will be based on Debian stable. We will provide businesses and organizations a subset of up-to-date software. Additionally, home users will be offered to use a complete set of up-to-date software through our complete backport repository which is not fully tested on SolydXK.
At that time, we will stop providing the Home Editions as semi rolling editions with Update Packs. We will however provide truly rolling editions following Debian testing directly. They will include snapshot ISOs, to be released at regular intervals, maybe twice or three times a year. Other than that, these rolling editions will not be officially supported! They will have to be carried by the community.
As tempting as it might be, we strongly recommend against using this beta in a production environment. A few more stages remain in the development process wherein we’ll be addressing serious bugs before the final release. That said, this post is going to be more technical and focus on things that are important to developers. We’ll save announcing all the cool new user-facing features for our final release.
In April, Red Hat released Project Atomic, a prototype system for running Docker containers. This is Red Hat’s response to the interest in CoreOS a system for hosting Docker containers based on ChromeOS.
Project Atomic is not intended to be another operating system
The core of Project Atomic is the package installation system, rpm-ostree, which takes the packages from Fedora (or potentially another distro in future), and acts as a “Git for operating system binaries”, allowing different collections of packages, or operating installs, and switch atomically between them. Switching still requires a reboot, but you can revert to any old version if there is a problem.
Like CoreOS, systemd is the core running the processes. In order to run distributed applications, Project Atomic uses Geard, a project from Red Hat’s OpenShift PaaS framework. Geard will be the basis of the next generation of OpenShift, and is integrated with systemd
Also included is a browser based graphical management tool, called Cockpit, to manage both the Project Atomic host and the running containers, and manage resource usage. Again this is beta code, and the Project Atomic install is the recommended way of using it.
The newest version of the industry standard 3D programming API. The new version contains a mix of features designed to make developers’ lives easier and to improve performance and reliability of OpenGL applications.
The big feature in OpenGL 4.5 is Direct State Access (DSA).
The ArchAssault Project is an Arch Linux derivative for penetration testers,
security professionals and all-around Linux enthusiasts. This means we import the
vast majority of the official upstream Arch Linux packages, these packages are unmodified
from their upstream source. While our Arch Linux base is primarily untouched, there are times
were we have to fork a package to be able to better support our vast selection of tools.
All of our packages strive to maintain the Arch Linux standards, methods and philosophies.
— FEEDBACK —
- imgur: the simple image sharer
— CHRIS’ STASH —
Hang in our chat room:
— MATT’S STASH —
- Check out LINUX Unplugged
- Hidden Linux Benefits, Clear Linux Challenges
- Rogue Legacy – Part 2 | Geek And The Gamer