LibreOffice developer interview: Laurent Balland-Poirier
I started using StarOffice 5.2 in the late 1990s. My first contributions were bug reports, then I helped to improve the French documentation (the OpenOffice.org wiki with its great FAQ, and translations of official guides).
LibreOffice and Nextcloud: It’s Almost Deja vu All Over Again
It’s easy to be tempted to draw a parallel between the recent fork of ownCloud by Nextcloud and The Document Foundation’s fork of OpenOffice six years ago. Slight differences are there, but they’re probably meaningless.
Following last year’s successful pilot, the French city of Grenoble is this year moving 8 more schools to a complete free and open source stack. France’s 16th largest city, is using Linux for PCs, laptops and servers. The city intends to have switched all schools at the end of 2018.
CNN's Jose Pagliery today reported that Ian Murdock's death was officially ruled a suicide. Murdock, who founded Debian GNU/Linux in 1993, became despondent after a run-in with San Francisco police. He took to social media to accused police of brutally beating him and threaten suicide. Murdock was found hours later face down with an electrical cord tied around his neck. The investigator said he found no obvious signs of trauma although the autopsy directly contradicts that statement. Pagliery reported that no announcement had been made publicly and that the details of his body being covered in bruises only came out in the autopsy report obtained by CNN. "The autopsy records also note his body was covered in bruises -- on his chest, abdomen, back, arms and legs."
As someone who’s primarily used Windows since the early ’90s (with some minor dabbling in OS X), I’ve found Ubuntu MATE Linux to be pretty intuitive during my month or so of casual experimentation. I would even go so far as to say it’s been easier to figure out than recent iterations of Windows — which I hope says more about how clunky that old operating system has become and less about how woefully incompetent I might be with computers.
I have a confession to make — one that will come as no surprise to anyone who’s read this column in the past. I’m not really a computer person. My mother would disagree, but she’s never owned a computer — no matter how many times I’ve tried to get her on board for the admittedly selfish reason of being able to communicate with her in a fashion that avoids phone companies and post offices. She insists it’s because she “doesn’t like to type,” but I know her mistrust of technology goes far beyond computers (and if I got her a tablet, she’d be annoyed at the endless invasion of fingerprints — a complaint to which I can relate).
- KDE releases new version of Plasma desktop
- The end of KDE EMERGE and its rise
Qt Creator 4.1.0 Beta released
We are happy to announce the release of Qt Creator 4.1.0 Beta1.
Qt Creator 4.1 Beta Adds New Themes, Improved CMake Project Support
The first beta release is now available of Qt Creator 4.1, the latest version of this Qt-focused integrated development environment.
I'm unable to understand the dual nature of Samsung. On one hand, Samsung makes it to the top ten list of Linux kernel contributors on Github. But on the other hand, they keep their Exynos chipset undocumented and secret. They also customize the AOSP so heavily that it becomes a totally different kind of Android and modding becomes near impossible.
Why would they even contribute to the kernel if they don't want to open source their platform or OS?submitted by /u/prahladyeri
ServerWatch: SUSE and Microsoft are extending their decade old partnership into the cloud.
Alright, I am at a loss here and could use some help. I have a CentOS 6.6 Server with a USB MyBook 4TB external drive attached to it, the external drive is formatted with ext4 FS. I was using rsync to copy some data from my server to the drive to back it up and was not paying attention, the drive filled up to 100% and i have been unable to get the usage to go down since.
I have tried deleting multiple GB files with zero space being reclaimed. lsof shows no open files at all on the drive, the server has been rebooted and still shows 0 bytes free. I am able to write files to the drive without any issues though. I have tried running fsck which came up clean and at this point i am not really sure what to do. I would like to avoid reformatting the disk since it will take several days to copy the ~4TB of data back.[root@fs02 mnt]# !fs fsck /dev/sdc1 fsck from util-linux-ng 2.17.2 e2fsck 1.41.12 (17-May-2010) /dev/sdc1: clean, 22358/244187136 files, 960808407/976745984 blocks [root@fs02 mnt]# !mount mount /dev/sdc1 /mnt/mybook/ [root@fs02 mnt]# df Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/vg_fs02-lv_root 13294328 1747748 10864596 14% / tmpfs 960956 0 960956 0% /dev/shm /dev/sda1 487652 119904 342148 26% /boot /dev/mapper/vg_fs02_data-data 4755889320 3754456396 759879516 84% /mnt/data fs02:/srv/home/james 4755889408 3754456320 759879680 84% /home/james /dev/sdc1 3845547024 3781796716 0 100% /mnt/mybook [root@fs02 mnt]# fdisk -l /dev/sdc Note: sector size is 4096 (not 512) Disk /dev/sdc: 4000.8 GB, 4000752599040 bytes 164 heads, 36 sectors/track, 165438 cylinders Units = cylinders of 5904 * 4096 = 24182784 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes Disk identifier: 0xdb4bf07b Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdc1 1 165439 3906983936 83 Linux [root@fs02 mnt]# lsof /mnt/mybook [root@fs02 mnt]# submitted by /u/Archon-