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Gyuyoung Kim 13/12/2017

What is navigator.registerProtocolHandler?

Have you heard that navigator.registerProtocolHandler javascript API? The API is to give you the power to add your customized scheme(a.k.a. protocol) to your website or web application. If you register your own custom scheme, it can help you to avoid...

Víctor Jáquez 07/12/2017

Enabling HuC for SKL/KBL in Debian/testing

Recently, our friend Florent complained that it was impossible to set a constant bitrate when encoding H.264 using low-power profile with gstreamer-vaapi . Low-power (LP) profiles are VA-API entry points, available in Intel SkyLake-based procesor and...

Diego Pino 28/11/2017

Practical Snabb

In a previous article I introduced Snabb, a toolkit for developing network functions. In this article I want to dive into some practical examples on how to use Snabb for network function programming. The elements of a network function A network function...

Víctor Jáquez 24/11/2017

Intel MediaSDK on Debian (testing)

Everybody knows it: install Intel MediaSDK in GNU/Linux is a PITA. With CentOS or Yocto is less cumbersome, if you trust blindly on scripts ran as root. I don’t like CentOS, I feel it like if I were living in the past. I like Debian (testing, of...

Asumu Takikawa 22/11/2017

Writing network drivers in a high-level language

Another day, another post about Snabb. Today, I’ll start to explain some work I’ve been doing at Igalia for Deutsche Telekom on driver development. All the DT driver work I’ll be talking about was joint work with Nicola Larosa. When...

Alberto García 16/11/2017

“Improving the performance of the qcow2 format” at KVM Forum 2017

I was in Prague last month for the 2017 edition of the KVM Forum. There I gave a talk about some of the work that I’ve been doing this year to improve the qcow2 file format used by QEMU for storing disk images. The focus of my work is to make qcow2...

Michael Catanzaro 14/11/2017

Igalia is Hiring

Igalia is hiring web browser developers. If you think you’re a good candidate for one of these jobs, you’ll want to fill out the online application accompanying one of the postings. We’d love to hear from you. We’re especially...

Diego Pino 13/11/2017

Snabb explained in less than 10 minutes

Last month I attended the 20th edition of GORE (the Spain’s Network Operator Group meeting) where I delivered an introductory talk about Snabb (Spanish). Slides of the talk are also available online (English). Taking advantage of this presentation I...

Eleni Maria Stea 08/11/2017

Fosscomm 2017

FOSSCOMM (Free and Open Source Software Communities Meeting) is a Greek conference aiming at free-software and open-source enthusiasts, developers, and communities. The event is solely organized and ran by volunteers (usually university students,...

Martin Robinson 01/11/2017

Small Things

Even between two highly-developed western countries, there are a lot of cultural differences. After moving, I experienced the sort of culture shock that the Internet warns you about. Thankfully, the passage of time means that grumbling noon-time stomachs...