The announcement of LibreOffice Online this week came as welcome news to many people concerned about the paucity of online options for those who want software freedom with their online document solutions. But can open source SaaS succeed?
The open source community needs a truly open alternative to current mainstream online document collaboration solutions, all of which are compromised by lock-in. LibreOffice Online will offer the full flexibility to deploy in-house or hosted cloud instances while using true open standards for its documents.
Bazel: Google Build Tool is now Open Source
Bazel, the tool that Google uses to build the majority of its software has been partially open sourced. According to Google, Bazel is aimed to build “code quickly and reliably” and is “critical to Google’s ability to continue to scale its software development practices as the company grows.”
Also: Q&A: Databases, Open Source & Virtualisation with CEO Vinay Joosery
Ubuntu Kylin 15.04 Beta 2 Is Now Available for Download - Screenshot Tour
Asus ZenWatch review: a sophisticated-looking Android smartwatch
The Asus ZenWatch is a surprise. It is comfortable, looks great and works well. The heart rate monitor is well suited to infrequent checks, and the screen is bright and can be clearly read in sunlight.
Having to charge it at least every two days is a drag, but almost every other smartwatch short of the Pebble suffers from the same drawback.
The always-on ambient display mode using the OLED screen makes it a very good watch for actually telling the time, which others have neglected.
Overall, the ZenWatch is easily one of the best Android Wear watches available and a solid contender for the incoming Apple Watch.
Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 Beta 2 Still Uses the GNOME 3.14 Desktop - Gallery
The Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 Beta 2 has been released on March 26 along with the Ubuntu 15.04 Final Beta, Kubuntu 15.04 Beta 2, Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Beta 2, Xubuntu 15.04 Beta 2, Lubuntu 15.04 Beta 2, Ubuntu Kylin 15.04 Beta 2, and Ubuntu Studio 15.04 Beta 2 operating systems.