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Diego Pino 02/05/2016

Network namespaces: IPv6 connectivity

In the last post I introduced network namespaces and showed a practical example on how to share IPv4 connectivity between a network namespace and a host. Before that post, I also wrote a short tutorial on how to set up an IPv6 tunnel using Hurricane...

Adrián Pérez 26/04/2016

Identifying Layer-7 packet flows in SnabbWall

Spring is here already, the snow has melted a while ago, and it looks like a good time to write a bit about network traffic flows, as promised in my previous post about ljndpi. Why so? Well, looking at network traffic and grouping it into logical streams...

Frédéric Wang 16/04/2016

OpenType MATH in HarfBuzz

TL;DR: • Work is in progress to add OpenType MATH support in HarfBuzz and will be instrumental for many math rendering engines relying on that library, including browsers. • For stretchy operators, an efficient way to determine the...

Diego Pino 10/04/2016

Network namespaces

Namespaces and cgroups are two of the main kernel technologies most of the new trend on software containerization (think Docker) rides on. To put it simple, cgroups are a metering and limiting mechanism, they control how much of a system resource (CPU,...

Víctor Jáquez 06/04/2016

gstreamer-vaapi 1.8: the codec split

On march 23th GStreamer 1.8 was released, along with all its bundled modules, and, of course, one of those modules is gstreamer-vaapi. Let us talk about this gstreamer-vaapi release, since there are several sweets! First thing to notice is that the...

Diego Pino 04/04/2016

Network namespaces

Namespaces and cgroups are two of the main kernel technologies most of the new trend on software containerization (think Docker) rides on. Two put it simple, cgroups are a metering and limiting mechanism, they control how much of a system resource (CPU,...

Diego Pino 02/04/2016

IPv6 tunnel

The IPv6 Internet is like the dark matter, completely invisible to the most widely used IPv4 Internet. One solution to access the IPv6 Internet from an IPv4 connection is to use a tunnel broker. A tunnel broker acts as a middle point between IPv4 and...

Jacobo Aragunde 31/03/2016

A new PhpReport for 2016

It’s been three years without any new release of our venerable time tracking tool, PhpReport. It doesn’t mean the project has been still during all this time; despite the slower development pace, you will find more than 80 patches in …...

Michael Catanzaro 31/03/2016

Positive progress on WebKitGTK+ security updates

I previously reported that, although WebKitGTK+ releases regular upstream security updates, most Linux distributions are not taking the updates. At the time, only Arch Linux and Fedora were reliably releasing our security updates. So I’m quite...

Michael Catanzaro 31/03/2016

Epiphany 3.20

So, what’s new in Epiphany 3.20? First off: overlay scrollbars. Because web sites have the ability to style their scrollbars (which you’ve probably noticed on Google sites), WebKit embedders cannot use a normal GtkScrolledWindow to display...