Red Hat developer Andy Grover joins us to discuss Stratis Storage, an alternative to ZFS on Linux and its recent milestone.
Also Google subtracts Plus, some KDE and GNOME news, and a bit of forgotten Linux history.
- IRL Glasses
- Google Exposed User Data, Feared Repercussions of Disclosing to Public — Google exposed the private data of hundreds of thousands of users of the Google+ social network and then opted not to disclose the issue this past spring, in part because of fears that doing so would draw regulatory scrutiny and cause reputational damage, according to people briefed on the incident and documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.
- Project Strobe — The consumer version of Google+ currently has low usage and engagement: 90 percent of Google+ user sessions are less than five seconds.
- Google Has 'No Plans' to Enable Chrome Hardware Acceleration on Linux
- KDE Plasma 5.14 — A lot of work has gone into improving Discover, Plasma's software manager, and, among other things, we have added a Firmware Update feature and many subtle user interface improvements to give it a smoother feel.
- Farewell, application menus! — These menus have been with us since the beginning of the GNOME 3.0 series, but we’re planning on retiring them for the next GNOME release (version 3.32).
- Creative Selection (Audiobook) by Ken Kocienda
- Eazel - Wikipedia — Eazel was founded by Andy Hertzfeld in August 1999 in Mountain View, California. It had 22 initial employees and raised $12 million from a number of venture capital investment companies
- Eazel launches Nautilus software then lays off 40 workers — After releasing the first version of its new Nautilus open-source desktop software with much fanfare Monday, Eazel Inc. bit the bullet just a day later and laid off more than half of its 70-member staff
- Jobs at Linux Academy
- Andy Grover (@iamagrover) — Hacks on @StratisStorage at Red Hat, and has other creative dreams too. Bass. Rustlang. Mostly cat and political retweets these days.
- Stratis Storage (@StratisStorage) — Easy to use local storage for Linux.
- Stratis Storage Project Page
- Stratis: Easy local storage management for Linux [LWN.net] — Stratis is a new local storage-management solution for Linux. It can be compared to ZFS, Btrfs, or LVM. Its focus is on simplicity of concepts and ease of use, while giving users access to advanced storage features. Internally, Stratis's implementation favors tight integration of existing components instead of the fully-integrated, in-kernel approach that ZFS and Btrfs use.
- XFS vs EXT4 – Comparing MongoDB Performance on AWS EC2 — In performance terms, XFS is indeed a force multiplier when paired with high speed disks that it can take real advantage from. For low to mid-end systems, it doesn’t seem to be able to do much to improve your performance.
- Todoist for Linux, an electron wrapper for the official Todoist web app. — Todoist for Linux, an electron wrapper for the official Todoist web app.