Plasma 5.8: More efficient Pager and Activity Pager widgets
On the heels of the Plasma 5.7's new Task Manager backend, the upcoming Plasma 5.8 LTS release will sport substantially rewritten Pager and Activity Pager widgets, aimed at improving efficiency and conserving resources in a typical Plasma Desktop setup.
The Past and the Immediate of the Future, For Your Perusal
Finally, things were moving again, and store.kde.org was born!
From Br-Print3D to Atelier
Soon, it will be set up the KDE repositories for this project and more news is coming.
- Wiki, what’s going on? (Part 12-Akademy Day1)
- Wiki, what’s going on? (Part 13-Akademy Day2)
- Gsoc 2016 Final
- Day 4 at Akademy / QtCon 2016
- Day 5 at Akademy 2016
- How to find out the connected state of a network cable in Linux
- Run Apache on Fedora Atomic Host
- [Short Tip] Fix mount problems in RHV during GlusterFS mounts
- The practical benefits of network namespaces
- How To Install Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana (ELK Stack) on CentOS/RHEL 7
- LibreOffice Math: Writing Matrix with Examples
Getting Ready for VLC 3.0
VideoLAN (also called VLC) is a very popular media player available for all major technology platforms. Work is progressing towards a 3.0 release and in this new video you can meet some of the developers working to make that happen.
- Phoronix Test Suite 6.6 Officially Released For Open-Source Cross-Platform Benchmarking
- Adobe Goes Back to Linux for Flash Player Approval – New Beta Released
- Yes, Adobe, GNU/Linux Will Not Go Away
Spotify Web Player for Linux Blurs Web and Desktop
You don’t need to tell me. I know it already: you’re sick of hearing about Spotify on this site. But be a champ and suck it up, cos I’m back with another app, one that lets the world’s most popular (citation needed) music streaming service play nice on Ubuntu.
Why open source matters to the IoT market
By using open source IoT app standards, Indian entrepreneurs will be able to sell their IoT apps globally. App store customers can run these apps on any type of enterprise or industrial hardware. India’s software industry is uniquely positioned to benefit from IoT. India can combine low-cost, innovation and revenue generation in any future IoT solution. IoT is the next big thing, and India should do everything possible to drive it.
Google's Fuchsia OS is out in the open and shrouded in mystery
Google is developing a new operating system named Fuchsia, and the early source code is already public. Google itself and Fuchsia’s developers haven’t explained what the OS is for—but we can dig into the source code to learn more.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Open Source NFV Project to Host 2017 Summit in Beijing
The OPNFV Project, a carrier-grade, integrated, open source platform intended to accelerate the introduction of new products and services using Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), today announced the 2017 OPNFV Summit will be held in Beijing, China, June 12-15, 2017 at the JW Marriott Beijing. The Summit provides an opportunity to reach the innovative communities, developers and companies transforming the networking industry through open source NFV.
Registration for the 2017 OPNFV Summit is available here. Those interested in sponsoring the event can find more details here. Additional information, including the Call for Proposals, agendas and co-located events will be available in the coming months, so check the OPNFV Summit website for updates.
Tesora Teams with Red Hat on OpenStack-based Database as a Service
As the OpenStack cloud computing arena has spread out, a whole ecosystem of tools has been growing along with it. Tesora, familiar to many as the leading contributor to the OpenStack Trove open source project, has focused very heavily on Database-as-a-Service tools for OpenStack deployments. It has also pursued partnerships. For example, Tesora has a partnership with OpenStack heavy-hitter Mirantis. The company has made available the first ever plug-in to automate configuration and deployment of its database as a service (DBaaS) platform with Mirantis OpenStack.
OpenOffice is dead. Long live LibreOffice
If you read some stories about how OpenOffice is reaching the end of the road, you might think OpenOffice was becoming insecure. That's half true. OpenOffice doesn't have the programmers it needs to be safe. That's because all its good developers moved to its fork, LibreOffice, years ago. LibreOffice is as safe as any program can be.
OpenOffice: Retirement Talk is Underway Online
In case it isn't clear, the situation looks dire for OpenOffice. Meanwhile, The Document Foundation recently announced the releases of LibreOffice 5.2 and 5.1.5. LibreOffice 5.2, and LibreOffice is gaining much traction with new levels of compatibility with mainstream office applications. We will follow up on the OpenOffice debate shortly.
- Microsoft open-sources Bing components for fast code compilation [Ed: openwashing a propaganda machine?]
A Git Workflow for Humans
The following paragraphs will define the most simple and minimal approach which is a base case of how this workflow works, the extensions paragraph defines some extensions which help you dealing with several common usecases. You will likely end up using the base workflow with one or two extensions.
Stepsize brings AI to DevOps: contextualised code is smarter
Stepsize is a UK startup focused on developer tools. The firm is aiming to put a degree of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into DevOps. Stepsize Layer is a desktop application for developers that automatically adds context to code bases. It does this by hooking up tools used to develop software, structuring historical data and attaching this to the piece of code.
Pixar Animation Studios has open sourced its Universal Scene Description (USD) technology. USD is an extremely powerful toolset that helps filmmakers in reading, writing, editing, and rapidly previewing 3D scene data.
“USD is the core of Pixar's 3D graphics pipeline, used in every 3D authoring and rendering application, including Pixar's proprietary Presto animation system,” according to Pixar.
USD is aimed at performance and large-scale collaboration among many artists that makes it ideal for the complex modern pipeline, allowing dozens of creative people working on the same project.
One of the most notable features of USD is Hydra, a high-performance preview renderer capable of interactively displaying large data sets.
Pixar engineers gave a live demo of USD at SIGGRAPH 2016, International Conference and exhibition on Computer Graphics & Interactive Techniques. The demo shows real time rendering capabilities of USD technologies.
We've known for a while that FreeBSD has been working on a CentOS 7 compatibility layer while now that work has finally landed in FreeBSD ports.
As of yesterday, linux_base-c7 landed in ports for installing the CentOS 7 base packages. This will allow running newer Linux binaries built for modern CentOS/RHEL 7 era systems on FreeBSD, assuming the source isn't available or isn't compatible natively with FreeBSD. Previously CentOS 6 was the default port used for this Linux binary compatibility with FreeBSD.