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Michael Catanzaro 13/03/2016

Do you trust this application?

Much of the software you use is riddled with security vulnerabilities. Anyone who reads Matthew Garrett knows that most proprietary software is a lost cause. Some Linux advocates claim that free software is more secure than proprietary software, but...

Michael Catanzaro 12/03/2016

Do you trust this website?

TLS certificate validation errors are much less common on today’s Internet than they used to be, but you can still expect to run into them from time to time. Thanks to a decade of poor user interface decisions by web browsers (only very recently...

Javier Muñoz 01/03/2016

AWS Signature Version 4 goes upstream in Ceph

The first stable AWS4 implementation in Ceph went upstream some days ago. It is now available in the master branch and it will ship with the next Ceph release Jewel as planned. I will use this blog post to talk about this new feature shipping in Ceph...

Xabier Rodríguez 26/02/2016

Über latest Media Source Extensions improvements in WebKit with GStreamer

In this post I am going to talk about the implementation of the Media Source Extensions (known as MSE) in the WebKit ports that use GStreamer. These ports are WebKitGTK+, WebKitEFL and WebKitForWayland, though only the latter has the latest...

Javier Muñoz 26/02/2016

Ceph, a free unified distributed storage system

Over the last few months I have been working in Ceph, a free unified distributed storage system, in order to implement some missing features in RADOS gateway, help some customers with Ceph clusters in production and fixing bugs. This effort is part of my...

Manuel Rego 25/02/2016

Igalia Coding Experience on Web Engines

In Igalia we’re looking for people to join the Igalia Coding Experience program. Basically we’re opening positions for internships in different fields related to some of our teams like multimedia, compilers, networking or web platform. The main...

Michael Catanzaro 19/02/2016

WebKitGTK+ Gets Security Updates

My recent blog post On WebKit Security Updates has attracted some not-unexpected attention. Since I knew poorly-chosen words could harm the image of the WebKit project, I prefaced that blog post with a disclaimer which I hoped few would miss: WebKitGTK+...

Enrique Ocaña 18/02/2016

Improving Media Source Extensions on WebKit ports based on GStreamer

During 2014 I started to become interested on how GStreamer was used in WebKit to play media content and how it was related to Media Source Extensions (MSE). Along 2015, my company Igalia strenghtened its cooperation with Metrological to enhance the...

Manuel Rego 18/02/2016

CSS Grid Layout from the inside out (HTML5DevConf 2015)

As I announced in a previous blog post I was attending HTML5DevConf past October, where I gave a talk about CSS Grid Layout. The video of my talk is now online, so I thought it would be a good moment to remember the days in sunny San Francisco. My...

Manuel Rego 12/02/2016

Subgrids thinking out loud

Subgrids has become a hot topic on the past weeks, mostly due to an article by Eric Meyer called “Subgrids Considered Essential”, that shows some examples where subgrids can be really useful. Which is somehow based on a previous post by fantasai on...