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Development Release: Fedora 24 Beta

Tuesday 10th of May 2016 01:56:26 PM
The Fedora team has announced the availability of a new development release of their Red Hat sponsored community distribution. The new version, Fedora 24 Beta, provides users with packages built with version 6 of GNU's Compiler Collection. The new testing release also features GNOME 3.20 and an optional....

Distribution Release: AryaLinux 2016.04

Monday 9th of May 2016 08:45:19 PM
Chandrakant Singh has announced the launch of AryaLinux 2016.04. AryaLinux is based on the systemd edition of Linux From Scratch (LFS) and Beyond Linux From Scratch (BLFS). The latest release features version 1.12.0 of the MATE desktop environment, scripts that support building on 32-bit and 64-bit systems and....

Development Release: Linux Lite 3.0 Beta

Monday 9th of May 2016 05:27:10 PM
Jerry Bezencon has announced the availability of a new development release of Linux Lite. The new version, Linux Lite 3.0 Beta, features an overhauled software manager front-end, quick access to folders from the application menu and access to a hardware compatibility database. "Share Hardware Configuration (Lite Info) -....

Distribution Release: Rebellin Linux 3.0

Monday 9th of May 2016 02:24:20 PM
The Rebellin Linux project has announced the launch of Rebellin Linux 3. The new release of the Debian-based desktop distribution features updates to the GNOME and MATE desktop environments as well as new fonts and new hardware support courtesy of an updated Linux kernel, version 4.5. "Building a....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 660

Sunday 8th of May 2016 11:58:00 PM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTSNews: FreeBSD's Quarterly Report, Mint's xapps, a comparison of Ubuntu flavours, Debian updates 32-bit policy and Firejail to protect against key loggersQuestions and answers: Addressing GPL violationsTorrent corner: gNewSense, SimplicityReleased last week: Simplicity 16.04, gNewSense 4.0Opinion poll: Upgrade vs....

Development Release: Porteus 3.2 RC2

Sunday 8th of May 2016 08:31:16 PM
Porteus is a lightweight Linux distribution based on Slackware. The Porteus project has announced the availability of a new development version, Porteus 3.2-rc2. The new release features updates to the Linux kernel (version 4.5.3) and PulseAudio as well as security fixes and upgrades from Slackware's Current branch. "Porteus....

Distribution Release: gNewSense 4.0

Friday 6th of May 2016 02:26:44 PM
Sam Geeraerts has announced the release of a new version of the gNewSense distribution. gNewSense is based on Debian and is assembled using free and open source software exclusively. The distribution is sponsored by the Free Software Foundation. The latest release, gNewSense 4.0, is available in three architectures....

Distribution Release: Simplicity Linux 16.04

Wednesday 4th of May 2016 01:29:24 PM
The Simplicity Linux project, a Puppy-based distribution, has announced the launch of a new stable release. The new version, simplicity Linux 16.04, is available in three flavours: Mini, Desktop and X. The Mini and Desktop editions are available in 32-bit builds while the X edition provides a 64-bit....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 659

Monday 2nd of May 2016 12:06:06 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Ubuntu 16.04 LTSNews: Linux Mint unveils new version of Cinnamon, Debian Wheezy gets long term support, Devuan releases beta, Sabayon supplies ARM images and NetBSD gains ASLR supportQuestions and answers: Compiling a custom kernel for performance gainsTorrent corner: Sabayon, Slackel, TailsReleased last....

Distribution Release: Voyager Live 16.04

Sunday 1st of May 2016 05:19:14 PM
The developers of Voyager Live, a desktop distribution based on Xubuntu, have released a new version. The new release, Voyager Live 16.04, is based on Xubuntu 16.04 and ships with the Xfce 4.12 desktop environment. The new release will receive three years of security updates. The release announcement....

Distribution Release: 4MLinux 17.0

Sunday 1st of May 2016 02:17:44 PM
The 4MLinux project has announced the release of a new version of the miniature Linux distribution. The new version, 4MLinux 17.0, provides mostly package updates, including Firefox 46 and LibreOffice 5.1.3. "The status of the 4MLinux 17.0 series has been changed to stable. Create your documents with LibreOffice....

Distribution Release: GParted Live 0.26.0-1

Saturday 30th of April 2016 05:57:40 PM
The developers of GParted, the GNOME Partition Editor, have released GParted Live 0.26.0-1. The new release is based on Debian's Unstable branch and features read support for LUKS. The new release ships with version 4.5.1 of the Linux kernel and has added progress bars for several file system....

Development Release: GhostBSD 10.3-ALPHA1

Saturday 30th of April 2016 02:56:33 PM
Eric Turgeon has announced the availability of a new testing release for the GhostBSD operating system. GhostBSD is a desktop oriented project that is based on FreeBSD. The new version, GhostBSD 10.3-ALPHA1, supports installation of both UFS and ZFS file systems, the desktop environment has been updated to....

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Leftovers: OSS

  • Open-source vs. Proprietary – Keeping Ideology Out of the Equation
    Most users of software sensibly employ a mixture of software tools that span open-source, closed-source, proprietary, ‘free’ and in-house. Many modern software developers also decide to use a hybrid of open-source and proprietary models within an integrated code-base. Advocating either open-source only, or commercial only, software dogmas are both narrow-minded and unhelpful in allowing the researcher or the business the freedom to deliver the best outcomes.
  • Genode OS 16.05 Adds Rust Support, Updated Device Drivers
    Genode OS 16.05 has been released, the research Opearing System Framework project that's been making very good progress over the years and has a loyal open-source following. Genode OS 16.05 has a new API for implementing Genode components, improved documentation, all ported Linux kernel drivers were re-based to their state from Linux 4.4.3, added support for the Rust programming language, new ACPI features, and support for using GDB with the 64-bit version of their NOVA hypervisor.
  • Twitter open-sources Heron for real-time stream analytics
    Heron, the real-time stream-processing system Twitter devised as a replacement for Apache Storm, is finally being open-sourced after powering Twitter for more than two years. Twitter explained in a blog post that it created Heron because it needed more than speed and scale from its real-time stream processing framework. The company also needed easier debugging, easier deployment and management capabilities, and the ability to work well in a shared, multitenant cluster environment.
  • ONF to Release Guidelines for Deploying Secure SDN Controllers
    The Open Networking Foundation’s security working group is preparing to release guidelines for designing and deploying secure software-defined networking (SDN) controllers. The guidelines are currently in review and will be published in June, according to Sandra Scott-Hayward, vice chair of ONF’s security project.
  • What sets PatternFly apart from Bootstrap?
    Last June, gave readers a behind the scenes look of PatternFly, how it came to be, and why developers should know about the project. This time around, I thought it was important to hear from the people who are actually using PatternFly. This series aims to learn more about PatternFly through the eyes of the developer.
  • Open Source Bridge attracts unique speakers and attendees
    Next month, Open Source Bridge is kicking off its 8th year in Portland, Oregon from June 21-24, 2016. The Open Source Bridge conference focuses on topics surrounding building open source community and citizenship.
  • This open source cloud is receiving a lot of hype, but what is OpenStack?
    From being dubbed a science project to becoming one of the most popular open source projects to date. Since its inception in 2010, OpenStack has become a leading cloud option thanks to a broad ecosystem of vendors. OpenStack is basically an open source software platform designed for cloud computing. It is mostly deployed as Infrastructure-as-a-Service.
  • Amazon Debuts Flourish, a Runtime Application Model for Serverless Computing
    Flourish will be open source, and will be launched as a project on GitHub in the coming weeks.
  • EMC and smaller players planning open-source storage middleware
  • EMC Targets Cloud and IoT with UniK, an Open Source Unikernel Tool
  • Hadoop Market Forecasted to Grow at 45.5% CAGR for a Decade
    Another in a string of market research reports has arrived forecasting huge growth for Hadoop in the big data space, but not everyone agrees that Hadoop adoption is going so smoothly. Research and Markets has announced the "Global Big Data Analytics & Hadoop Market Analysis & Trends - Industry Forecast to 2025" report. It finds that the Global Big Data Analytics & Hadoop Market is poised to grow at a CAGR of around 45.5% over the next decade to reach approximately $285 billion by 2025.

FOSS in 3D Printing

  • Open source wifi enabled 3D printer controller Franklin speeds up with new release
    3D printing hit the mainstream a few years ago thanks in part to the open-source 3D printer market. The origins of this transition had to do with expiring patents held by the traditionally held commercial 3D printing companies. Since then, several small businesses have sprung up around the emerging low-cost 3D printer market. Some of these companies embraced the open-source mentality, while others are seeking shelter with patents.
  • Hackaday Prize Entry: Open-Source Myoelectric Hand Prosthesis
    Hands can grab things, build things, communicate, and we control them intuitively with nothing more than a thought. To those who miss a hand, a prosthesis can be a life-changing tool for carrying out daily tasks. We are delighted to see that [Alvaro Villoslada] joined the Hackaday Prize with his contribution to advanced prosthesis technology: Dextra, the open-source myoelectric hand prosthesis.
  • BCN3D Technologies releases open source files for BCN3D Sigma 3D printer
    As our readers will know, an important part of the 3D printing community is the idea of accessibility. Of course, it is more than just an idea, as everyday makers around the world share their 3D designs and models for free, and even 3D printing companies exercise an open-source philosophy with DIY 3D printers and accessible models. Recently, Barcelona based 3D printer developer BCN3D Technologies decided to further embrace the additive manufacturing open-source philosophy with their latest initiative, Open Source 360º. As part of the initiative, the company has announced that it will share all of its engineering, design, and fabrication information used in the manufacturing of their flagship product, the BCN3D Sigma 3D printer.
  • Shellmo: Aquatic 3D printed robot for fun and education
    Recently I came across a very interesting open hardware project called Shellmo. What caught my eye was that it's a 3D printed crustacean that seems to have no apparent real world use, though with a little creativity I can see educational implications. Shellmo is a unique, almost cartoon-like creatures that could captivate the imagination of children while at the same time affording them an opportunity to 3D print their own robot. With the current emphasis on STEM in education, Shellmo appears to be the kind of project that would stimulate student interest.