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How to program games with the LÖVE gaming engine on the Raspberry Pi

Wednesday 12th of April 2017 12:25:47 AM
The Raspberry Pi is famous for introducing kids to open source software and programming. The Pi is an affordable, practical introduction to professional-grade computing, disguised as hackable fun.read more

Trivial Transfers with TFTP, Part 3: Usage

Tuesday 11th of April 2017 11:00:00 PM
In this final article in our TFTP series, we take a closer look at usage and moving things around.

Instant messaging service Wire open-sources its server code

Tuesday 11th of April 2017 09:34:14 PM
Once Wire completes its server source release and gets federated servers functioning, we'll be at a place where instant messaging, video conferencing and social media (via Mastodon) are all possible in a decentralized, free software loving way.

Open hacker board takes aim at RPi 3

Tuesday 11th of April 2017 08:08:28 PM
The $30 Orange Pi Prime combines a quad -A53 Allwinner H5 SoC with 2GB RAM, wireless, MIPI-CSI, GbE, and a 40-pin expansion header. Another Orange Pi has shaken loose from Shenzhen Xunlong’s highly productive Orange Pi tree in the form of an Orange Pi Prime that matches up nicely with the Raspberry Pi 3. There […]

What to do when your open source hobby becomes a project

Tuesday 11th of April 2017 06:42:42 PM
Many software developers have their own side projects, which are often open source projects. When those open source hobbies grow too big, how do developers manage them?All open business and projects face this problem: If they grow too big, more members are necessary for carrying the collective load. Their strategies for scaling are important.One popular open source community recently faced this problem. And the way that community surmounted it teaches us something about the art of scaling an open organization.read more

Taskwarrior – An Easy Way to Manage TODO List From The Command Line

Tuesday 11th of April 2017 05:16:55 PM
Taskwarrior is a Free, Open Source, and powerful command line task manager that manages our TODO list in the well organized format.

Python vs. Ruby: Which is best for web development?

Tuesday 11th of April 2017 03:51:09 PM
Python and Ruby are among some of the most popular programming languages for developing websites, web-based apps, and web services.In many ways, the two languages have a lot in common. Visually they are quite similar, and both provide programmers with high-level, object-oriented coding, an interactive shell, standard libraries, and persistence support. However, Python and Ruby are worlds apart in their approach to solving problems because their syntax and philosophies vary greatly, primarily because of their respective histories.read more

Ubuntu Abandoning Unity in Favor of GNOME: What This Means

Tuesday 11th of April 2017 02:25:22 PM
After a long while, Ubuntu is looking to abandon Unity in favor of the Gnome desktop for Ubuntu 18.04. What does this mean, and what’s its impact to its users? Let’s find out.

Tiny Core Linux 8.0 Operating System Arrives with BusyBox 1.25.1 and GCC 6.2.0

Tuesday 11th of April 2017 12:59:36 PM
The development team behind the Tiny Core project was proud to announce the release and immediate availability for download of the Tiny Core Linux 8.0 operating system.

TripleO QuickStart Ocata branch Deployment with feature sets and nodes configuration (topology) seperated

Tuesday 11th of April 2017 11:33:49 AM
In general,Ocata overcloud deployment is more memory consuming then Newton. Minimal memory requirements highlighted bellow. Also minor trobleshooting step was undertaken several timesright after overcloud deployment. Command `pcs resource cleanup` was issued after detecting resources failed to start after original deployment completed.The problem above would be gone in case when VIRTHOST (48GB) would allowto allocate 8192 MB for each PCS Cluster's Controller. Sshuttle command line was also modified to provide access to control plane and external network from workstation at a time.

ESP32 dev board ships with multiple IoT kit options

Tuesday 11th of April 2017 10:08:03 AM
The $12, open source “Hornbill” dev board runs FreeRTOS on an ESP32 wireless module, and is available in several Hornbill kits. A Bangalore, India based startup has successfully funded its ESP32-based, IoT-oriented “Hornbill” boards and dev kits on Crowd Supply.

Mark Shuttleworth says some free software folk are 'deeply anti-social' and 'love to hate'

Tuesday 11th of April 2017 08:42:16 AM
Compares Mir chat to 'irrational' gun control or climate change debates, so that Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth has labelled some members of the free software community habitual, hateful and reflexive contrarians.…

New Survey: Cloud Providers in Open Source

Tuesday 11th of April 2017 07:16:30 AM
Some of today’s most dynamic and innovative free and open source software (FOSS) projects boast significant investment and involvement by well-known cloud service and solution providers. We are launching a survey to better understand the perception of these solution providers by people engaging in open source communities.

GNOME Builder IDE and Flatpak Make It Easier to Contribute to the GNOME Project

Tuesday 11th of April 2017 05:50:44 AM
GNOME developer Carlos Soriano, known for his contributions to the Nautilus file manager and GNOME Shell user interface, reports on the latest progress made to simplify the contribution process to the GNOME Project.

Mastodon—The free software, decentralized Twitter competitor

Tuesday 11th of April 2017 04:24:57 AM
No free or open-source social network has really taken off. That could change with Mastodon, which is generating buzz as a possible Twitter replacement.

Best practices and basic evaluation benchmarks: IBM Power System S822LC for high-performance computing (HPC)

Tuesday 11th of April 2017 02:59:11 AM
This article is a quick reference guide for IBM Power System S822LC for high-performance computing (HPC) system users to set processor and GPU configuration to achieve best performance for GPU accelerated applications. Before running an application, users need to make sure that the system is performing to the best in terms of processor frequency and memory bandwidth, GPU compute capacity, and memory bandwidth.

WileyFox disentangles itself from Cyanogen

Tuesday 11th of April 2017 01:33:24 AM
CyanogenNodSoMuchWileyFox is rowing its users away from the wreckage of the Cyanogen disaster, with some help from Ricardo Cerqueira, Cyanogen Inc’s former director of engineering.…

How Googles Borg Inspired the Modern Datacenter

Tuesday 11th of April 2017 12:07:38 AM
In part one of this series, What Is Kubernetes?, and in part two, Why Choose Kubernetes to Manage Containerized Applications?, we learned what Kubernetes does, its architecture, and how it compares to similar container orchestrators. Now we[he]#039[/he]ll learn how Kubernetes was descended from the secret Google Borg project.

APT Package Manager With Some Basic Commands

Monday 10th of April 2017 10:41:51 PM
Hey..! So finally installed Linux Mint or Ubuntu on your system? Cool! But wait there’s more to be done than already done. What about software installation, uninstallation, managing files and so on. Well installing software on Linux Mint and Ubuntu is simple (or basic A for Apple, B for Ball, and C for Cat). Why? You would ask me and the answer is because of the way Debian manages software dependency files. Luckily, Mint and Ubuntu are Debian-based distros and that puts you in a good place to learn apt (which is the short form for Advanced Package Tool).

Here's why the skills gap may be killing your digital transformation

Monday 10th of April 2017 09:16:05 PM
Addressing the skills gap may be the first step in a successful digital transformation.

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Document Freedom Day 2017

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I am honored to be a co-author and editor-in-chief of the most comprehensive, detailed, and complete guide on matters related to compliance of copyleft software licenses such as the GPL. This book, Copyleft and the GNU General Public License: A Comprehensive Tutorial and Guide (which we often call the Copyleft Guide for short) is 155 pages filled with useful material to help everyone understand copyleft licenses for software, how they work, and how to comply with them properly. It is the only document to fully incorporate esoteric material such as the FSF's famous GPLv3 rationale documents directly alongside practical advice, such as the pristine example, which is the only freely published compliance analysis of a real product on the market. The document explains in great detail how that product manufacturer made good choices to comply with the GPL. The reader learns by both real-world example as well as abstract explanation. However, the most important fact about the Copyleft Guide is not its useful and engaging content. More importantly, the license of this book gives freedom to its readers in the same way the license of the copylefted software does. Specifically, we chose the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 4.0 license (CC BY-SA) for this work. We believe that not just software, but any generally useful technical information that teaches people should be freely sharable and modifiable by the general public. Read more

Android Leftovers

today's leftovers

  • MPV 0.25.0 Open-Source Video Player Supports DVB-T2, MacBook Pro's Touch Bar
    It's been more than two months since the MPlayer-based MPV open-source video player received an update, and the development team is proud to announce the immediate availability for download of MPV 0.25.0. MPV 0.25.0 is a major milestone and comes with significant changes, such as the fact that starting with this release, all future versions of the player will be tagged on the master branch. Also, this is the first release of MPV to drop support for Mac OS X 10.7 and earlier builds.
  • KDE Plasma 5.9.5 Is the Last in the Series, KDE Plasma 5.10 Is Coming End of May
    As expected, today KDE announced the availability of the fifth maintenance update to the current stable, yet short-lived KDE Plasma 5.9 desktop environment for GNU/Linux operating systems, versioned 5.9.5. KDE Plasma 5.9.5 is here more than a month after the release of the KDE Plasma 5.9.4 update, which most probably many of you use on your favorite GNU/Linux distributions. But the time has come to update your installations to KDE Plasma 5.9.5, the last point release in the series, adding more than 60 improvements across various components.
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    Linux has improved by leaps and bounds over the last decade, and more and more people have come to appreciate its power and flexibility. But a redditor recently wondered what it was like to run Linux ten years ago, and he got some very interesting responses from Linux veterans.
  • Highlights of YaST development sprint 33
    It has been a long time since our last status update! The reason is the end of the previous sprint caught quite some of the YaST Team members on vacations and, when the vacation period was over, we were so anxious to jump into development to make YaST another little bit better that the blog post somehow fell behind. But it’s time to pay our (reporting) debts. So these are some of the highlights of the 33th development sprint that finished on April 11th.
  • StackIQ announces support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Raspberry Pi and NetApp Storage Arrays in major new release, Stacki 4.0
  • Red Hat repackages its application management tech into software containers
    A year after buying application connectivity startup 3scale Inc., Red Hat Inc. is making the technology that it obtained through the deal available in a new form geared toward tech-savvy firms. Unveiled on Thursday, Red Hat 3scale API Management – On Premise runs on the company’s OpenShift Container Platform and is designed to be deployed inside Docker instances. It’s an alternative to the original cloud version of 3scale for organizations that wish to keep their operations behind the firewall. The software should be particularly appealing to government agencies and firms in regulated industries, which often can’t move certain workloads off-premises due to security obligations.
  • Ubuntu 17.10 Daily Build Downloads Now Available
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