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TuxMachines: Fedora: The Latest

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 09:57:53 PM
  • Getting Started with Release Validation Testing in Fedora QA
  • F24 Beta Announcement (Technical & End user input sought)
  • Fedora 25 Not Scheduling A Mass Rebuild Is Raising Some Concerns

    With FESCo having decided not to schedule a mass rebuild for Fedora 25 due out at the end of the year, some developers are unhappy and feel its sacrificing quality over trying to push out a release on time.

    It was decided earlier this year not to schedule in a mass rebuild of all packages for Fedora 25 since it's a time consuming process and the developers aim to ship Fedora 25 before the end-of-year holidays without having to drag out the release into the new year. As such, any changes that would necessitate a rebuild of all F25 RPMs should be diverted to Fedora 26.

  • dgplug.org is now using Lektor

    Couple of years back we moved dgplug into a static website. But still there are requirements when we do want to update parts of the site in a timely manner. We also wanted to track the changes. We tried to maintain a sphinx based docs, but somehow we never managed to do well in that case.

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LXer: Mozilla Releases Firefox 46.0.1 to Fix Bugs and Limit Sync Registration Updates

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 09:55:34 PM
Mozilla today, May 3, pushed the first point release of the recently launched Firefox 46.0 web browser to all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

TuxMachines: Chalet OS is a Modern Distro With a Slightly Reworked Xfce DE – Now on 16.04 LTS

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 09:37:23 PM

ChaletOS, which “came from the style of the mountain houses in Switzerland” is a beautifully-crafted Linux distro that aims to ease the transition of users from other operating systems (specifically Windows) to Linux.

While this concept is not new, it has been one of the things that drives the Linux industry towards usability, user-friendliness and perfection.

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TuxMachines: Phoronix on Graphics

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 09:33:15 PM

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TuxMachines: OpenWRT Gets Forked By Some Of Its Own Developers As LEDE Project

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 09:32:07 PM

While the OpenWRT project is a very well known embedded Linux distribution primarily for network devices, a number of their own developers have decided to fork away from the project.

In what appears to be a move to have new project leaders, a group of OpenWRT developers announced LEDE, their fork of the project. LEDE considers itself a spin-off of OpenWRT with many of the same goals. LEDE is short for the Linux Embedded Development Environment.

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TuxMachines: Huawei's Jewel and Elegant Android Wear watches now available in US

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 08:58:12 PM

Huawei's promised to bring a "flagship" phone to the US this year. The Chinese company built the Nexus 6P, Google's current flagship, but the name "Huawei" won't be familiar to most US consumers, judging their Android phone options. In the meantime, Huawei is boosting its Stateside credibility with two new Android Wear watches: the Jewel (pictured above) and the Elegant (below), both aimed at women.

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TuxMachines: Xubuntu 16.04 - not for Linux beginners

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 08:52:15 PM

Xubuntu 16.04 felt very polished, snappy and easy for me. There were no issues or bugs that I noticed while running it in a Live mode.

The only downside that I would like to mention is the set of applications. It is minimalistic, if not barebones. Many useful tools should be installed by the user from the repositories. Of course, it's not a problem if you know the applications you need. Otherwise, you need to search first. That makes me think that Xubuntu 16.04 is not oriented to the Linux beginners.

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TuxMachines: Solving university needs with Drupal

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 08:49:54 PM

A veteran of the web publishing and sports media industries, Jeff Diecks leads professional services and client delivery at Mediacurrent and is an active member of the Drupal community. Jeff also organizes events for his local Louisiana Drupal Users Group and Drupalcamp New Orleans.

I was able to catch up with Jeff ahead of DrupalCon New Orleans 2016, where he'll share insights on site building tools to solve common university needs.

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TuxMachines: Android dev kit takes Snapdragon 820A for a ride

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 08:40:14 PM

Intrinsyc’s Automotive Development Platform S820A runs Android 6.0 on a Snapdragon 820A, and offers a 4K touchscreen, plus WiFi, BT, GPS, and optional LTE.

Last December, Intrinsyc launched three Android 6.0 “Marshmallow” dev kits in phone, tablet, and embedded board form factors for Qualcomm’s 14nm Snapdragon 820 SoC. Now, the company has announced a Marshmallow kit for automotive applications running the similar, automotive focused Snapdragon 820A SoC. The Intrinsyc Snapdragon Automotive Development Platform (ADP) S820A kit is aimed at automotive OEMs, Tier1s, and ecosystem partners building in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).

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TuxMachines: Linux Foundation's Badge Program Launches to Boost Security of Open Source Apps

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 08:35:47 PM

Today, May 3, 2016, Linux Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Linux and open source projects, has announced the general availability of its free badge program.

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TuxMachines: Jolla's $12m lifeline will help push 'secure' Android rival Sailfish OS

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 08:32:08 PM

Finnish mobile startup Jolla, the maker of Sailfish OS, has secured $12m in funding which should keep the firm afloat until the end of the year.

The company announced the new round today, which will alleviate some of the financial troubles that have caused it to abandon the Jolla tablet, lay off staff, and apply for debt restructuring in Finland. The company split its hardware and software businesses last July.

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TuxMachines: Jenkins Embrace and Extend?

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 08:06:29 PM

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Reddit: MintGuide: Has Anyone Used That Site?

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 08:05:39 PM

Has anyone been to or used anything on Linux Mint Guide, and if not, does anyone know of a better online -- not including the official LM -- site..?!

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LXer: Xubuntu 16.04 - not for Linux beginners

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 06:25:31 PM
ConclusionXubuntu 16.04 felt very polished, snappy and easy for me. There were no issues or bugs that I noticed while running it in a Live mode.The only downside that I would like to mention is the set of applications. It is minimalistic, if not barebones.

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