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Awaiting the future of JavaScript in V8

On the evening of Monday, May 16th, 2016, we have made history. We’ve landed the initial implementation of “Async Functions” in V8, the JavaScript runtime in use by the Google Chrome and Node.js. We do these things not because they...

Víctor Jáquez 20/05/2016

GStreamer Hackfest 2016

Yes, it happened again: the Gstreamer Spring Hackfest 2016! This time in the beautiful city of Thessaloniki. Thanks a lot, Vivia and Sebastian, for making it happen. My objective this time was to work with dma-buf support in gstreamer-vaapi. Though it...

Antonio Gomes 18/05/2016

[Chromium] content_shell running on Wayland desktop (Weston Compositor)

During my first weeks at Igalia, I got an interesting and promising task of Understand the status of Wayland support in Chromium upstream. At first I could see clear signs that Wayland is being actively considered by the Chromium community:...

Sergio Villar 10/05/2016

Automatizing the Grid

My Igalia colleagues and me have extensively reviewed how to create grids and how to position items inside the grid using different CSS properties. So far everything was more or less static. We declare the sizes of our columns/rows or […]

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...

Javier Muñoz 30/04/2016

Scalable placement of replicated data in Ceph

One of the most interesting and powerful features in Ceph is the way how it computes the placement and storage of a growing amount of data at hyperscale. This computation avoids the need to look up data locations in a central directory in order to allow...

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...