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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...

Andy Wingo 24/03/2016

a simple (local) solution to the pay gap

International Working Women's Day was earlier this month, a day that reminds the world how far it has yet to go to achieve just treatment of women in the workplace. Obviously there are many fronts on which to fight to dismantle patriarchy, and also...

Carlos García Campos 22/03/2016

WebKitGTK+ 2.12

We did it again, the Igalia WebKit team is pleased to announce a new stable release of WebKitGTK+, with a bunch of bugs fixed, some new API bits and many other improvements. I’m going to talk here about some of the most important changes, but as...

Javier Muñoz 15/03/2016

Requester Pays Bucket goes upstream in Ceph

The last Requester Pays Buckets patches went upstream in Ceph some days ago. This new feature is available in the master branch now, and it will be part of the next Ceph Jewel release. In S3, this feature is used to configure buckets in such a way that...