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LXer: Jolt Awards 2015: Coding Tools

Tuesday 16th of December 2014 10:05:05 PM
The best tools available for creating, testing, and debugging code.

TuxMachines: Google's surprise: ODF support launches ahead of schedule

Tuesday 16th of December 2014 09:57:49 PM

Months earlier than predicted by Google's head of open source, Google today announced support for the international OpenDocument Format in its Google Drive suite of apps

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TuxMachines: Low-power COMs run Linux and Android on Cortex-A5 SoC

Tuesday 16th of December 2014 09:50:01 PM

MYIR introduced a pair of Linux- and Android-ready COMs and baseboards featuring Atmel’s low-power, 536MHz SAMA5D3 SoC, with LCD, GbE, and dual CAN ports.

MYIR’s MCC-SAMA5D3X-C and MYC-SAMA5D3X computer-on-modules both feature Atmel’s Cortex-A5 based SAMA5D3 system-on-chip, but are implemented on two different form factors, and with slightly different mixes of I/O. The soon-to-ship 82 x 55mm MCC-SAMA5D3X-C plugs into a baseboard via pin-headers on its underside, while currently-available 68 x 45mm MYC-SAMA5D3X uses edgecard fingers to slot into a 200-pin SODIMM connector. Both COMs are supported by ready-to-use development baseboards.

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Reddit: Looking for an OS for retro gaming. RetroPi vs puppy arcade. Anybody vouch for puppy arcade?

Tuesday 16th of December 2014 09:40:51 PM

Im either going to get a raspberry pi or a ordriod, for this little project. I'm really wanting to go with the ordroid since it has a quad core 1.5ghz with 1gb of ram. Does puppy arcade have good support? Anyone have any experiance with this OS?

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LXer: What will happen to Linux in 2015?

Tuesday 16th of December 2014 09:07:54 PM
In today's open source roundup: The first predictions about Linux and 2015. Plus: Audio editing applications for Linux, and the Linux Foundation's holiday membership drive has begun.

Reddit: Trinity Desktop Environment releases R14.0.0

Tuesday 16th of December 2014 08:52:53 PM

LXer: Fear & Loathing At 3 AM

Tuesday 16th of December 2014 08:10:43 PM
Without consciously realizing it, I swung my legs over the side of the bed and sat up. My heart was beating so hard that it hurt. My mouth was dry and my hands shook if I held them out in front of me. I wasn’t sure if my legs would hold me if I tried to stand up. I opened my mouth to call to Diane but all that came out was raspy, raw air.

TuxMachines: Netflix now supports Android Wear, but it's not the remote control you're hoping for

Tuesday 16th of December 2014 07:56:49 PM

One of the cooler things you can do with an Android Wear smartwatch is remotely control media-playing apps on your connected Android device. SoundCloud is a great example of this, using the watch to display the cover art of what you're listening to and some basic volume and playback controls. Netflix's latest Android update sounds like it would do the same, with the company promising to let you "play" videos using the watch, but it's actually much narrower in functionality.

Also: Hearthstone is coming out on Android

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TuxMachines: Plasma 5.1.2 Bugfix Release

Tuesday 16th of December 2014 07:47:54 PM

Plasma 5.1.2 is the December output from our desktop team. It's a bugfix release which adds several dozen fixes and the latest translations.

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TuxMachines: Should We All Be Contributing to FOSS?

Tuesday 16th of December 2014 07:43:58 PM

The LedgerSMB project gets contributions from "a large number of sources in a large number of ways," said Chris Travers, a blogger and contributor to that effort.

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TuxMachines: Report: IoT Improving Code Quality in Open Source Java Projects

Tuesday 16th of December 2014 07:30:53 PM

Mountain View, Calif.-based software testing company Coverity has just released a new Scan report, this one focused on open-source big data projects and the impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) on the quality of those projects. In a nutshell, the report concludes that IoT and the tsunami of data that phenomenon is expected to generate over the next decade is actually having a positive affect on code quality. Among the largest big data projects in this Scan -- Apache Hadoop, Hbase and Cassandra -- quality has improved steadily, the report's authors found.

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Reddit: Firefox.html screencast

Tuesday 16th of December 2014 07:23:41 PM

TuxMachines: Is commercial open source more secure than proprietary alternatives?

Tuesday 16th of December 2014 07:15:18 PM

In summary, IT professionals are gravitating to commercial open source for security and privacy now more so than ever. Gone are the days when cost considerations led the decision to move to open source; today, IT professionals value commercial open source for business continuity, quality and control. On the horizon, expect to see broader adoption of commercial open source. In fact, the most telling result of the Ponemon Institute survey may be the coming exodus from proprietary to commercial open source software, particularly when it comes to collaboration.

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TuxMachines: Internet of Things: Engineering for Everyone

Tuesday 16th of December 2014 07:12:06 PM

Not too long ago, the idea of open source was synonymous with "free," because, of course, there is no upfront cost involved. That perception was successfully realigned, through education, towards "liberty," the freedom to use the resource without cost.

read more Looking Ahead: Rebuilding PaaS in a Containerized World

Tuesday 16th of December 2014 07:11:01 PM

As 2014 draws to a close, it's fair to say that the PaaS market is in a new state of flux. 

LXer: High traffic on the package repositories

Tuesday 16th of December 2014 07:06:57 PM
Our main repository isn’t currently able to serve connections to everybody. This can result in errors, timeouts and delays in apt-get, and in your update manager.

LXer: The fall of GPL and the rise of permissive open-source licenses

Tuesday 16th of December 2014 05:12:35 PM
The GPL is still the world's most popular open-source license but it's declining in use, while permissive licenses are gaining more fans, and some developers are choosing to release code without any license at all.

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Can Jolla Deliver the First Open Source Tablet?

Some dreams die hard. After the KDE-based Vivaldi tablet failed to appear after three years of anticipation, Jolla is planning a free software tablet of its own. The product is off to a roaring start, having just raised $1,824,055 in its crowdfunding campaign-- almost five times the original target. So, this time, we might actually see some hardware. Mind you, whether the tablet will satisfy everyone remains open to doubt. Although Jolla is talking loudly about being "people powered" and listening to want users want, some requests, especially for hardware, may be impossible to fulfill. The manufacturing capacity of advanced features is limited world-wide, and monopolized by large companies like Apple and Samsung. More importantly, exactly how free the tablet will be has yet to be announced. Read more

First Ubuntu Phone Will Launch In Europe This February

The first Ubuntu Phone will go on sale in Europe in the second week of February. Read more

Sandia looks to open-source robot tech

Researchers at federal defense and energy laboratories are open sourcing some of the electronics and software for two advanced ambulatory robots in hopes of boosting their ability to handle perilous situations. In a Dec. 16 announcement, the Energy Department's Sandia National Laboratories said it is developing more energy-efficient motors to dramatically improve the endurance of legged robots performing the types of motions that are crucial in disaster response situations. The project is supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Read more

Google releases open-source Java SDK for Cloud Dataflow service to form data pipelines

It’s been a long, long time since Google came up with the foundational technologies for storing and processing big data. This year, the company developed a new tool for working with data as it comes in, and now Google is keen to see people use it. Read more