Linux 5.0, LineageOS 16.0, WINE, DXVK, OBS Studio, Linux From Scratch, Borg | This Week in Linux 57

Published on Mar 4, 2019 6,627 views

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On this episode of This Week in Linux, every now and then we cover something from the project that this show gets its name from and this is one of those weeks so we'll discuss the release of Linux 5.0. Then we'll cover some other releases from LineageOS, NuTyX, Fatdog64, Linux from Scratch and some more core news with releases from the WINE and Vulkan projects. Later in the show, we'll check out some App News from OBS Studio, Headset Music Player, BorgBackup, a couple desktop weather apps, one with a GUI and the other for the terminal. All that and much more, this is your Weekly Source for Linux GNews!

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Segment Index:
Show Notes - https://tuxdigital.com/twinl57
00:45 = Sponsored by Digital Ocean ( https://do.co/tux )
01:47 = Linux 5.0 Has Been Released
05:54 = LineageOS 16.0 Released
09:42 = WINE 4.3 Released
11:09 = DXVK 1.0 Released
12:52 = D9VK: Direct3D 9 Over Vulkan
14:15 = OBS Studio 23.0 Released
17:50 = Headset 2.1.2 Released
19:46 = Meteo Weather App
22:07 = Wttr.in Weather App
23:50 = Linux is Everywhere T-Shirt
24:19 = Linux From Scratch 8.4 Released
27:07 = NuTyX 10.6 Released
29:56 = Fatdog64 Linux 800 Released
32:11 = Mozilla's Common Voices Dataset Release
34:23 = BorgBackup
36:07 = Vorta
37:15 = ONLYOFFICE E2E Document Encryption via Blockchain
39:36 = Purism Announces PureBoot
42:30 = Outro

Comments
  • gnarlin
    gnarlin 2 months ago (edited) "Please like that smash button" XD 42:32
  • TuxDigital
    TuxDigital 2 months ago Exactly :)
  • Fr. Dismas Sayre, O.P.
    Fr. Dismas Sayre, O.P. 2 months ago HULK LIKE SMASH! :)
  • TheTuxpeng
    TheTuxpeng 2 months ago Finally! Freesync!
  • TuxDigital
    TuxDigital 2 months ago Exactly!
  • Dustin Nisbet-Jones
    Dustin Nisbet-Jones 2 months ago A nice listen for a Monday afternoon. Looking forward to this one! Thanks Michael.
  • TuxDigital
    TuxDigital 2 months ago You're welcome! Thanks for listening! :D
  • Richard Addison
    Richard Addison 2 months ago 1:50 Nice effect.
  • TuxDigital
    TuxDigital 2 months ago :D thanks
  • stephane raymond
    stephane raymond 2 months ago Hi ! Michael did you no that someone on ebay is selling T-shirts Linux Is Everywhere just like the one you have ?
  • TuxDigital
    TuxDigital 2 months ago I was not aware someone had stolen my shirt . . . good to know thanks for reporting. I deleted the comment with the link because no need to keep linking to it after I saw it. Anyway thank you very much for letting me know. I will see what I can do.
  • I'm Linux
    I'm Linux 2 months ago Awsome show!
  • TuxDigital
    TuxDigital 2 months ago Thank you so much!
  • Trevor Facer
    Trevor Facer 2 months ago Hi Linux boiz
  • Just Ubuntu
    Just Ubuntu 2 months ago (edited) Always look forward to your show.
  • TuxDigital
    TuxDigital 2 months ago Thank you very much! I'm glad to hear it! :D
  • Tuncay D
    Tuncay D 2 months ago (edited) I wish it could work with G-Sync monitor and Nvidia graphics card too. On Linux I see some tearing here and there (very seldom), even on 144Hz. The terminal weather app is quite good idea. It could be used for some scripting.
  • TuxDigital
    TuxDigital 2 months ago Nvidia has to deem us worthy of making support for gsync since they hold the key to the proprietary garden. :(
  • Tuncay D
    Tuncay D 2 months ago @TuxDigital True. I think my next card will be an AMD one too. Previously, years ago (when I got GTX) the situation was much different. But hey, recently a lot of hell freezing stuff happened, even on Nvidia side, like support for FreeSync. So, I still have hope.
  • TuxDigital
    TuxDigital 2 months ago Yea my last card was nvidia for the same reasons but now that AMD saw the error in their way, I'm happy to see what all I can do with this thing. :)
  • Michael Minehart
    Michael Minehart 2 months ago :)
  • TuxDigital
    TuxDigital 2 months ago :D
  • Abraham Kornfeld
    Abraham Kornfeld 2 months ago wttr.in cute and simple. i like it. thx michael !
  • TuxDigital
    TuxDigital 2 months ago Me too and you're welcome. :)
  • premier69
    premier69 2 months ago Thank you very much for your hard work!
  • TuxDigital
    TuxDigital 2 months ago You're Welcome! :D
  • Bert Nijhof
    Bert Nijhof 2 months ago I hope that zfs 0.7.13 or 0.8 is included with Ubuntu disco dingo and Linux 5.0. I run completely on zfs including booting my systems (Ubuntu Mate and Xubuntu both 18.04.2 and 18.10) one with Virtualbox, one with VMware and one with QEMU/KVM. I hope they do not forget zfs, like they did in the HWE stack upgrade of 18.04.2.
  • TuxDigital
    TuxDigital 2 months ago I don't think zfs is a core component of Ubuntu is it? I know they support it now but to what degree
  • Bert Nijhof
    Bert Nijhof 2 months ago (edited) It is included in their repository and they claim to support it, so it should work in new releases and upgrades. It did work out of the box with 18.04/zfs 0.7.5 and in the upgrade to 18.10/zfs 0.7.9. A new install of 18.04.2 also uses zfs 0.7.9. Only the upgrade of the HWE stack went wrong in 18.04.2, since they used the old release of zfs 0.7.5 and that did not did not integrate with Linux 4.18 during the HWE stack upgrade. The upgrade failed completely and the system did refuse to boot afterwards, so I had to restore it from a backup image (gnome disk-utility).
  • TuxDigital
    TuxDigital 2 months ago Good to know, hopefully they do update it then
  • Bert Nijhof
    Bert Nijhof 2 months ago @TuxDigital Yes or I stay on Linux 4.15. Only zfs 0.8rc3 has one update (faster scrub) that look somewhat interesting for me as a desktop user. But I could live without it and wait for Ubuntu 20.04. I could do a new install, but I would have to install on ext4 and move it to zfs afterwards (done it 3x). I still have two 16 GB ext4 partitions one as a kind of last rescue with Xubuntu on a HDD and one free on the SSD. Interesting future updates of zfs would be integration with the installation utility and permanent L2ARC (SSD cache), but both are less interesting for the server users, that boot from e.g; flash cards and run the system for years without rebooting. I expect, that often their memory cache is bigger than my SSD cache of 45 GB. After 4 days and 10 hours, my caching situation is as follows according to conky: 1.99 GB of memory space of max 2 GB, storing 3.85 GB of lz4 compressed code with a hit rate of 93% 16.9 GB of SSD cache space, storing 32.0 GB of lz4 compressed code with a hit rate of 7% The SSD is only advantageous during the first 50 secs (Linux) - 100 secs (Windows) of the life of a virtual machine (VM). Afterwards my VMs run almost completely from memory cache. My 6 years old HDDs enjoy their de-facto retirement with a remaining hit rate of 6.51%, shared more or less equally between the three of them. The effects: Linux VM boot times are between 15 and 24 seconds and the response times are instantaneous on my 2008 HP dc5850 with a 4 core Phenom II and 8GB of DDR2 :) KVM seems to boot almost twice as fast, but as soon as the memory cache gets involved, performances are the same; instantaneous remains instantaneous.
  • Prime Technophilia
    Prime Technophilia 2 months ago The freesync support only works with OpenGL, Fullscreen App, and Single monitor config (no secondary screens are allowed to be connected)... Pretty restrictive. Custom EDID FS ranges may also have problems but I can't verify if that's a issue for AMD (is for NVIDIA).
  • TuxDigital
    TuxDigital 2 months ago I didn't know that but I'm sure the limitations are temporary
  • Prime Technophilia
    Prime Technophilia 2 months ago (edited) @TuxDigital You would think so, but apparently its a hardcoded xscreen/window issue which will likely not be fixed. Given that the developers working on that area of Linux are likely not to be gamers nor freesync fans, its probably a lost cause. Ever tried freesync under windows? truly surprising how well it works in all scenarios possible! Makes me quite sad for how it is under Linux :(
  • TuxDigital
    TuxDigital 2 months ago AMD themselves are working on these drivers now, they care so it's likely going to be fixed eventually at least
  • Tuncay D
    Tuncay D 2 months ago Just a small note: The audio recording is quite good, I like your voice and microphone. But you can improve it a bit more by putting a pop blocker in form of shield.
  • TuxDigital
    TuxDigital 2 months ago Thanks, I appreciate the kind words! I also appreciate the suggestion. I prefer to not have a pop filter because they cover my face too much but I do need to keep mindful of not being directly into the mix like I sometimes do
  • Tuncay D
    Tuncay D 2 months ago @TuxDigital That's okay, its just a minor thing, but sometimes (especially if I look for it 😉) it bugs me a little bit. Not sure if you can do anything against it besides a pop blocker, because specific words or letter like 'p' will make a little pop. But I can understand that you don't want use it, because half of your face would be half of the fun. :D Maybe there are small ones too, I saw some (and they are cheap). I thought just bringing this up.
  • TuxDigital
    TuxDigital 2 months ago I do appreciate the suggestion and I will look into seeing if I can solve it without taking up too much space :)
  • Shaber ur rahman
    Shaber ur rahman 2 months ago What model of AMD graphics card you brought?
  • Igor Sandu
    Igor Sandu 2 months ago I bet on Vega 56 :-)
  • TuxDigital
    TuxDigital 2 months ago AMD Vega 64 so close Igor
  • Igor Sandu
    Igor Sandu 2 months ago (edited) @TuxDigital :-) Congrats!
  • Fr. Dismas Sayre, O.P.
    Fr. Dismas Sayre, O.P. 2 months ago I'm trying to figure out why Lineage skips the Samsung S8, but has every other device, it seems. :(
  • TuxDigital
    TuxDigital 2 months ago That is pretty weird, no idea why they did that
  • thebunnyrules
    thebunnyrules 2 months ago Does steam still require multilib to work?
  • TuxDigital
    TuxDigital 2 months ago Yes because most games are still made for 32 bit unfortunately
  • Barzilai Vazquez
    Barzilai Vazquez 1 month ago When you point out NorthAmerica, you refer to Mexico as well, right?
  • TuxDigital
    TuxDigital 1 month ago Unfortunately, Teespring classifies North America as only United States and Canada so no Mexico is not included in the shipping options. It doess seem like the will ship internationally but that will probably cost extra to do so. Do you know of any companies that service Mexico that is similar to Teespring? I would considering setting that up so people in Mexico can get it more easily.
  • Barzilai Vazquez
    Barzilai Vazquez 1 month ago I'm going to investigate. It's kind of weird since Geographically speaking Mexico is part of North America.
  • cody thedragonrude
    cody thedragonrude 2 months ago this week in linux he uses freeBSD
  • TuxDigital
    TuxDigital 2 months ago #fakenews lol