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Odroid-H2 is world’s first Gemini Lake hacker board

Saturday 20th of October 2018 03:53:17 PM
Hardkernel unveiled the Odroid-H2, the first hacker board with an Intel Gemini Lake SoC. The Ubuntu 18.10 driven SBC ships with 2x SATA 3.0, 2x GbE, HDMI and DP, 4x USB, and an M.2 slot for NVMe. When the Odroid-H2 goes on sale in November at a price that will be “higher than $100,” Hardkernel […]

Hacker friendly LapPi laptop kit runs on Raspberry Pi 3B+

Friday 19th of October 2018 08:52:20 PM
SB Components is Kickstartering a Raspberry Pi based “LapPi” laptop kit with 7- or 5-inch screens, keyboard, camera, speakers, and 3800mAh battery, starting at $220 with an RPi 3B+ or $178 without. SB Components has successfully funded its DIY LapPi kit on Kickstarter, and packages are available through Nov. 10 with December delivery. The company […]

Jetson TX2, Gemini Lake, and Kaby Lake based mini-PCs run Linux

Friday 19th of October 2018 05:41:16 PM
Cirrus7 unveiled an “AI-Box TX2” mini-PC with a Jetson TX2 module and -20 to 70°C support. The company also offers four, similarly Linux-friendly Kaby Lake-based mini-PCs and a new Gemini Lake model. Cirrus7 is a German manufacturer of Intel Core based mini-PCs that are available barebone or with pre-installed Ubuntu, Linux Mint, or Windows. Now […]

Linux-driven embedded PCs target autonomous cars

Thursday 18th of October 2018 09:43:44 PM
Kontron announced two Ubuntu-driven computers for autonomous vehicles. The S2000 is a lab dev platform with a Xeon 8160T and the EvoTRAC S1901 offers a choice of Kontron modules including a new Atom C3000 based, Type 7 COMe-bDV7R. Kontron has launched a Kontron’s S2000 Development Platform for developing autonomous in-vehicle computers and is prepping an […]

Official TV HAT brings DVB-T2 streaming to the Raspberry Pi

Thursday 18th of October 2018 03:59:17 PM
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has launched a Raspberry Pi TV HAT with a Sony CXD2880 TV tuner for receiving DVB-T2 transmissions in Europe. The $21.50 board debuts a half-size HAT format. The computer that was born to empower technology education in the UK can now be rejiggered into an old-fashioned idiot box. The Raspberry Pi […]

Arm’s Mbed Linux OS feeds into Pelion IoT strategy

Wednesday 17th of October 2018 07:31:41 PM
Arm unveiled an “Mbed Linux OS” distro that mixes Yocto and Mbed code and works with its Pelion IoT Platform. Arm also extended Pelion to support x86 devices that use Intel’s SDO provisioning scheme. Politics and international relations may be fraught with acrimony these days, but the tech world seems a bit friendlier of late. […]

Linux-powered Jetson Xavier module gains third-party carriers

Wednesday 17th of October 2018 05:02:45 PM
CTI announced two carrier boards for the Nvidia’s AI/robotics focused Jetson AGX Xavier module: a compact Rogue carrier and a Mimic Adapter that plugs the Xavier into any CTI Jetson TX2/TX2i/TX1 carrier. Connect Tech, Inc. (CTI) has released two new developer options for Nvidia’s octa-core Jetson AGX Xavier computer-on-module, which is already supported by Nvidia’s […]

Automotive Grade Linux dips into telematics with 6.0 release

Tuesday 16th of October 2018 09:40:26 PM
The Automotive Grade Linux project has released Unified Code Base 6.0 in-vehicle infotainment stack with new software profiles for telematics and instrument cluster. The Linux Foundation’s Automotive Grade Linux project version 6.0 (“Funky Flounder”) of its Unified Code Base 6.0 distribution is now available for download. The new release for the first time expands the […]

Raspberry Pi based garden monitoring system supplies five sensors

Tuesday 16th of October 2018 08:35:36 PM
On Kickstarter: SwitchDoc Labs’ “Smart Garden System” is a Raspberry Pi and Grove-based environmental monitoring and plant watering system with sensors for soil moisture, sunlight, air quality, temperature, and humidity. Spokane Valley, Wash. based SwitchDoc Labs (SDL) has launched a more advanced, up to nine plant Smart Garden System (SGS) kit version of its earlier […]

Compact, mainline Linux ready “La Frite” SBC starts at $10

Saturday 13th of October 2018 04:03:11 PM
Now on Kickstarter: Libre Computer’s smaller “La Frite” version of its Le Potato SBC offers a quad -A53, HD-only Amlogic S805X, a Raspberry Pi A+ footprint and GPIO connector, and mainline Linux support. Libre Computer has gone to Kickstarter to successfully launch a smaller, less powerful follow-up to its Le Potato SBC. The 64 x […]

Teal One drone runs Linux on a Jetson TX1 and flies at 60 mph

Thursday 11th of October 2018 09:32:59 PM
Teal has launched a $1,200 “Teal One” drone that runs Linux on a Jetson TX1 module and an Ambarella SoC with PX4 support. The quadcopter can fly at up to 60 mph for 15 minutes and shoot 4K@30 video. Salt Lake City based Teal was launched by CEO George Matus at the age of 17 […]

Teal One drone runs Linux on a Jetson TX1 and flies at 60 mph

Thursday 11th of October 2018 09:32:39 PM
Teal has launched a $1,200 “Teal One” drone that runs Linux on a Jetson TX1 module and an Ambarella SoC with PX4 support. The quadcopter can fly at up to 60 mph for 15 minutes and shoot 4K@30 video. Salt Lake City based Teal was launched by CEO George Matus at the age of 17 […]

Community backed Kaby Lake SBC ships with downloadable Ubuntu image

Thursday 11th of October 2018 04:22:10 PM
DFRobot has fulfilled KS orders for its Kaby Lake based LattePanda Alpha SBC, and is shipping a model with 8GB RAM and 64GB eMMC without OS that supports Windows 10 or Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. DFRobot’s LattePanda project has fulfilled its Kickstarter orders for its community-backed, Intel 7th Gen Core based LattePanda Alpha after several months […]

Airtame speeds up its Linux-driven TV dongle

Wednesday 10th of October 2018 08:55:41 PM
Airtame has released a faster new “Airtame 2” version of its Linux-based HDMI dongle for mirroring content to a TV, adding WiFi-ac, 2GB RAM, and a growing enterprise focus. One category that often gets overlooked in the discussion of Linux computers is the market for HDMI dongle devices that plug into your TV to stream, […]

Linux-driven LoRaWAN gateway ships with new “Wzzard” LoRa nodes

Wednesday 10th of October 2018 04:01:26 PM
Advantech has launched a rugged, Arm Linux based “WISE-6610” LoRaWAN gateway in 100- or 500-node versions with either 915MHz or 868MHz support. There’s also a “Wzzard LRPv2 Node” that can connect four sensors at once. Advantech announced the industrial WISE-6610 gateway and Wzzard LRPv2 Node for long-range, low-bandwidth LoRaWAN gateways on May 31, and judging […]

NanoPi Neo4 SBC breaks RK3399 records for size and price

Tuesday 9th of October 2018 09:00:29 PM
FriendlyElec has launched a $45, Rockchip RK3399 based “NanoPi Neo4” SBC with a 60 x 45mm footprint, WiFi/BT, GbE, USB 3.0, HDMI 2.0, MIPI-CSI, a 40-pin header, and -20 to 70℃ support — but only 1GB of RAM. In August, FriendlyElec introduced the NanoPi M4, which was then the smallest, most affordable Rockchip RK3399 based […]

Network appliance and ATX board debut AMD’s Epyc Embedded 3000

Tuesday 9th of October 2018 03:57:33 PM
Ibase has launched the first network appliance based on AMD’s Epyc Embedded 3000 SoC. The 1U rackmount “FWA8800” appliance features 16 or 32 GbE ports and is built on a new “MBN806” ATX board. We don’t regularly cover high-end, rackmount network appliances, but we thought this one might be of interest: As promised in February […]

LoRa gateway and node boards run on Raspberry Pi power

Monday 8th of October 2018 05:56:38 PM
Pi Supply is Kickstartering Iot LoRa Gateway and IoT LoRa Node pHAT add-ons for the Raspberry Pi, as well as a LoRa Node that works with the Micro:bit. An Arduino node is also in the works. Pi Supply, which has produced a variety of Raspberry Pi add-on boards including the Papirus E-Paper display and Flick […]

CubieBoard9 SBC cranks up Actions S900 SoC

Friday 5th of October 2018 04:58:10 PM
CubieTech has posted specs for a “CubieBoard9” SBC with a quad -A53 Actions S900 SoC with 3GB LPDDR3, 16GB eMMC, WiFi/BT, and dual independent displays with HDMI, MIPI-DSI, LVDS, and eDP. A product page has appeared on the CubieTech website for an unpriced CubieBoard9 SBC that appears to be a replacement for the Cubieboard4. We […]

Accelerated Linux boosts real-time performance on Zynq UltraScale+

Thursday 4th of October 2018 03:36:01 PM
Enea has launched a real-time “Accelerated Linux” version of its Enea Linux distro that targets the Zynq UltraScale+. The dual-OS hypervisor solution combines Enea Linux with an SMP micro-kernel executive. In 2012, Swedish telecom-focused enterprise software vendor Enea, which is known for its Enea OSEck RTOS, launched a carrier-grade Enea Linux distribution, which combined its […]

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Licensing in Kate and Other KDE News/Changes

  • MIT licensed KSyntaxHighlighting usage
    With the KDE Frameworks 5.50 release, the KSyntaxHighlighting framework was re-licensed to the MIT license. This re-licensing only covers the actual code in the library and the bundled themes but not all of the syntax highlighting definition data files. One of the main motivation points was to get QtCreator to use this, if possible, instead of their own implementation of the Kate highlighting they needed to create in the past due to the incompatible licensing of KatePart at that time (and the impossibility to do a quick split/re-licensing of the parts in question).
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  • KDE Will Now Set Scale Factor For GTK Apps, Plasma Gets Other Scaling & UI Polishing Too
    KDE developer Nate Graham is out with his weekly recap of interesting development activities impacting Plasma, Frameworks, and the Applications stack. When the display scaling factor for KDE is set to an integer, KDE will now export that as well to the GNOME/GTK environment variables of GDK_SCALE/GDK_DPI_SCALE, for helping out GTK applications running on the KDE desktop so they should still scale appropriately. The Wayland behavior was already correct while this should help out GTK X11 applications. The GNOME/GTK scaling though only supports scaling by integer numbers.

Graphics: NVIDIA, Kazan, Sway and Panfrost

  • NVIDIA Developers Express Interest In Helping Out libc++/libstdc++ Parallel Algorithms
    NVIDIA developers have expressed interest in helping the open-source GCC libstdc++ and LLVM Clang libc++ standard libraries in bringing up support for the standardized parallel algorithms. C++17 brings parallelized versions for some of the algorithms exposed by the C++ standard library, but sadly GCC's libstdc++ and LLVM's libc++ do not yet support these parallel algorithms while the rest of their C++17 support is in great shape. Going back over a year Intel has been interested in contributing parallel support code to these C++ standard libraries that could be shared by both projects. The Intel path builds in abstractions for supporting different underlying thread/parallelism APIs.
  • The Rust-Written Kazan Vulkan Driver Lights Up Its Shader Compiler
    This week the Kazan project (formerly known as "Vulkan-CPU") celebrated a small but important milestone in its trek to having a CPU-based Vulkan software implementation. As a refresher, Kazan is the project born as Vulkan-CPU during the 2017 Google Summer of Code. The work was started by student developer Jacob Lifshay and he made good progress last summer on the foundation of the project and continued contributing past the conclusion of that Google-funded program. By the end of the summer he was able to run some simple Vulkan compute tests. He also renamed Vulkan-CPU to Kazan (Japanese for "volcano").
  • Sway 1.0 Beta Released - Offers 100% Compatibility With i3 Window Manager
    The Sway Wayland compositor inspired by X11's i3 window manager is now up to its beta ahead of the big 1.0 release. Sway 1.0 Beta offers "100%" compatibility with the i3 window manager. The Sway 1.0 release has also been working on many other changes including improved window handling, multi-GPU support, virtual keyboard protocol, real-time video capture, tablet support, and many other changes.
  • Panfrost Open-Source GPU Driver Continues Advancing For Mali GPUs
    The Panfrost open-source, community-driven, reverse-engineered graphics driver for ARM Mali graphics processors continues panning out pretty well. Alyssa Rosenzweig has provided an update this weekend on the state of Panfrost for open-source Mali 3D support. The developers involved have been working out some texture issues, various OpenGL / GLES issues around GLMark2, and support now for running Wayland's Weston reference compositor.

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