Ubuntu Linux kernel 4.8 installation guide

This installation guide should work with the latest version of Ubuntu Linux and most Ubuntu-based distributions including Kubuntu and Mint. The included kernel files have been compiled using the generic Ubuntu configuration. A low latency version is also available in the directory of the linked files.

The files can be found at http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.8/

Installation Guide (GUI)

  1. Download the kernel headers package:
    linux-headers-4.8.0-040800_4.8.0-040800.201610022031_all.deb
  2. And the appropriate headers package for your system (choose yours)
  3. And the kernel image  (choose yours)
  4. Install the files in the same order as downloaded above. So first install the headers (generic and CPU) and finally the image (1 file).
  5. In the terminal run:
    sudo update-grub
  6. Reboot and select the kernel from the bootloader menu

I will post the latest version of the 4.8 branch and 4.9 release candidates in comments below.

Abandoning many WordPress plugins

Starting 1 October 2016 (Q4), I will fully focus on Powerpack, jQuery Updater v2 and another 3 minor plugins.

Most of these plugins will be included in Powerpackm which on release will even include more features.
All plugins will receive a final readme update, stating that I make sure it is fully compatible with WordPress versions up to 4.6 (which will release in August 2016), but no more support will be given. All users are recommended to use Powerpack  if they want to keep on receiving support.

The plugins which will be abandoned and integrated into PowerPack  are:

I will be still working on:

Ubuntu Linux kernel 4.7 installation guide

This installation guide should work with the latest version of Ubuntu Linux and most Ubuntu-based distributions including Kubuntu and Mint. The included kernel files have been compiled using the generic Ubuntu configuration. A low latency version is also available in the directory of the linked files.

Installation Guide (GUI)

  1. Download the kernel headers package:
    http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.7/linux-headers-4.7.0-040700_4.7.0-040700.201607241632_all.deb 
  2. And the appropriate headers package for your system (choose yours)
  3. And the kernel image  (choose yours)
  4. Install the files in the same order as downloaded above. So first install the headers (generic and CPU) and finally the image (1 file).
  5. In the terminal run:
    sudo update-grub
  6. Reboot and select the kernel from the bootloader menu

I will post the latest version of the 4.7 branch and 4.8 release candidates in comments below.

How-to Install PHP 7 on a Raspberry Pi

This short guide describes how to install PHP 7 on a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian Linux as operating system.

Edit the apt sources list, /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

Add the following lines to the file:

deb http://repozytorium.mati75.eu/raspbian jessie-backports main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://repozytorium.mati75.eu/raspbian jessie-backports main contrib non-free

Run the following commands in the terminal. You need superuser (root) access.

su
gpg --keyserver pgpkeys.mit.edu --recv-key CCD91D6111A06851
gpg --armor --export CCD91D6111A06851 | sudo apt-key add -
apt-get update
apt-get install php7.0 php7.0-curl php7.0-gd php7.0-imap php7.0-json php7.0-mcrypt php7.0-mysql php7.0-opcache php7.0-xmlrpc

And if you want to install Apache 2 + mod_php:
apt-get install apache2 libapache2-mod-php7.0