How To Create and List Local and Remote Git Branches

Branches are part of the software development process and one of the most powerful features in Git. Branches are essentially pointers to a certain commit. When fixing a bug or working on a new feature, developers are creating a new branch which later can be merged into the main codebase.

Source: LXer – How To Create and List Local and Remote Git Branches

Contribute at the Fedora Test Week for kernel 5.2

The kernel team is working on final integration for kernel 5.1. This version was just recently released, and will arrive soon in Fedora. This version has many security fixes included. As a result, the Fedora kernel and QA teams have organized a test week from Monday, Jul 22, 2019 through Monday, Jul 29, 2019. Refer […]

Source: LXer – Contribute at the Fedora Test Week for kernel 5.2

System administrator responsibilities: 9 critical tasks

System administrators are critical to the reliable and successful operation of an organization and its network operations center and data center. A sysadmin must have expertise with the system’s underlying platform (i.e., Windows, Linux) as well as be familiar with multiple areas including networking, backup, data restoration, IT security, database operations, middleware basics, load balancing, and more. Sysadmin tasks are not limited to server management, maintenance, and repair, but also any functions that support a smoothly running production environment with minimal (or no) complaints from customers and end users.

Source: LXer – System administrator responsibilities: 9 critical tasks

enioka Haute Couture Becomes a KDE Patron

enioka Haute Couture is joining KDE as a Patron and will support the work of KDE e.V. through the corporate membership program. enioka Haute Couture is a software development house that creates complete and tailor-made solutions. enioka strives to return ownership of the software development and innovation to its customers. To that effect, it co-creates the software with its customers’ teams to allow them to retain control of their projects in complex systems or organizations.

Source: LXer – enioka Haute Couture Becomes a KDE Patron

Kernel 5.3-rc1 Released; VLC Security Flaw Discovered; Melissa Di Donato Appointed CEO of SUSE; Dropbox Brings Back Support for ZFS, XFS, Btrfs and eCryptFS; and YugaByte Is Now 100% Open Source

Linux kernel 5.3-rc1 has been released. Linus Torvalds writes, “This is a pretty big release, judging by the commit count. Not the biggest ever (that honor still goes to 4.9-rc1, which was exceptionally big), and we’ve had a couple of comparable ones (4.12, 4.15 and 4.19 were also big merge windows), but it’s definitely up there.” He also notes that “…there’s a lot to like in 5.3.”

Source: LXer – Kernel 5.3-rc1 Released; VLC Security Flaw Discovered; Melissa Di Donato Appointed CEO of SUSE; Dropbox Brings Back Support for ZFS, XFS, Btrfs and eCryptFS; and YugaByte Is Now 100% Open Source