Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) Enters Final Freeze Ahead of Its April 18th Release

As of Thursday, April 11th, the forthcoming Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) operating system has entered the last stage of its development process, Final Freeze stage.

The Final Freeze stage is the final step in the development cycle of Ubuntu Linux, meaning that only release-critical bugs that affect the ISO images or the installers will be accepted from here on until the final release. It also means that Release Candidate (RC) images will soon be available for public testing.

“We will shut down cronjobs and spin some RC images late Friday or early Saturday once the archive and proposed-migration have settled a bit, and we expect everyone with a vested interest in a flavour (or two) and a few spare hours here and there to get to testing to make sure we have another uneventful release next week,” said Adam Conrad.

Ubuntu 19.04 arrives on April 18th with GNOME 3.32 and Linux kernel 5.0

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Flatpak Linux App Sandboxing Gets New FUSE-Based System-Wide Installation Method

The Flatpak development team released today a new stable version of their Linux application sandboxing and distribution framework that implements a new major feature around the system-wide installation method.

Flatpak 1.3.2 is now available and it contains a major change in how installation of Flatpak apps is done system-wide as a user. The developers decided to rewrite the setup process of a Flatpak app due to the fact that the previous method caused unnecessary I/O and used more disk space. The new setup process relies on a custom FUSE file system.

“The new setup uses a new custom fuse filesystem which the user writes to, and then when this is done we can safely revoke any access to this from the user, meaning the files can be directly imported into the system repository without needing to make a copy,” explains Alexander Larsson in the GitHub announcement page.

But it appears that there’s also … (read more)

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HTTP Prompt – An Interactive Command Line HTTP Client

HTTP Prompt (or HTTP-prompt) is an interactive command-line HTTP client built on HTTPie and prompt_toolkit, featuring autocomplete and syntax highlighting. It also supports auto cookies, OpenAPI/Swagger integration as well as Unix-like pipelines and output...

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How to Calculate IP Subnet Address with ipcalc Tool

When managing a network, you will undoubtedly need to deal with subnetting. Some network administrators are able to do the binary math quite quickly in their head, to determine the subnet mask. However, others...

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How to Calculate IP Subnet Address with ipcalc Tool

When managing a network, you will undoubtedly need to deal with subnetting. Some network administrators are able to do the binary math quite quickly in their head, to determine the subnet mask. However, others...

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GNOME 3.32 “Taipei” Desktop Environment Gets First Point Release, Update Now

The GNOME Project announced today the general availability of the first point release of the latest GNOME 3.32 desktop environment series for Linux-based operating systems.

Released a month ago on March 13th, GNOME 3.32 brings numerous improvements over previous versions of the open-source desktop environment used by numerous GNU/Linux distributions. Today, the first point release, GNOME 3.32.1, is here to add a stability and reliability layer by fixing bugs and updating translations.

“GNOME 3.32.1 is now available. This is a stable release containing four weeks’ worth of bugfixes since the 3.32.0 release. Since it only contains bugfixes, all distributions shipping 3.32.0 should upgrade,” said Michael Catanzaro on behalf of the GNOME Release Team.

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MX Linux 18.2 Released with Latest Updates from Debian GNU/Linux 9.8 “Stretch”

The MX Linux development team released a new version of their desktop-oriented, Debian-based operating system that brings latest software and security updates from Debian Stable.

MX Linux 18.2 is now available as a maintenance update to the latest MX Linux 18 operating system series, based on the Debian GNU/Linux 9 “Stretch” stable operating system series, consisting of updated components, bug fixes, and security updates from the Debian Stable software repositories.

MX Linux 18.2 is based on the latest Debian GNU/Linux 9.8 “Stretch” release, which means that it borrows all of its updated components. Most notable, this release ships with the Mozilla Firefox 66.0.2 web browser and VLC 3.0.6 media player, as well as many other updated apps.

It also introduces new configurable encryption cipher options and the ability to select an ESP install location to the mx-installer, along with partition alignment impr… (read more)

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AV Linux to Drop 32-Bit Support, Focus Its Development on Debian 10 “Buster”

The developers of the Debian-based AV Linux multimedia oriented GNU/Linux distribution have released a new version and announced some major upcoming changes in the development of the project.

AV Linux is currently based on the stable Debian GNU/Linux 9 “Stretch” operating system series and features support for both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures, but AV Linux 2019.4.10 appears to be the last release with these features as the devs decided it’s time for a change.

They announced that the next major release of AV Linux will be based on the upcoming Debian GNU/Linux 10 “Buster” (currently developed under the Debian Testing umbrella), and that it will drop support for 32-bit installations. However, most probably current 32-bit installations will still be supported.

“This release is basically an update of the ISO that fixes a couple of annoying bugs from the 2018.6.25 release with some notable updates … (read more)

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Official Raspberry Pi OS Gets Performance Improvements and Latest Debian Updates

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released a new version of its Debian-based Raspbian operating system for the tiny Raspberry Pi computers with various performance improvements and latest updates.

Powered by the Linux 4.14.98 kernel, Raspbian 2019-04-08 has been released this week and it’s packed with a bunch of updated components, among which we can mention the Chromium 72 web browser, VLC 3.0.6 media player, RealVNC Server 6.4.0, and Adobe Flash Player 32.0.0.156 plugin.

Raspbian 2019-04-08 also includes new programs, such as the ethtool utility displaying and modifying various parameters of the network interface controllers and respective device drivers, the rng-tools utility related to random number generation in the Linux kernel.

Performance improvements and optimisations

Apart from the new and updated software, Raspbian 2019-04-08 introduces a new option in the startup wizard to let users set display underscan, support for PINN restore, suppo… (read more)

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