So I’ve been maintaining ownCloud for the last little while. Unfortunately I sat down today to try again and update the package to the latest upstream (8.1.1), and somewhere in the second hour of insanely stupid PHP autoloader code, I just snapped. I can’t take this crap any more.
Fedora Linux is moving ahead with plans to place emphasis on i686 / 32-bit x86 support, but they stopped short of a proposal to outright eliminate 32-bit Fedora 24 ISOs for all spins.
Fedora Server already decided they'll stop spinning i686 images, but for now at least the plan is to still spin i686 images for the other Fedora versions like Fedora Cloud and Fedora Workstation. However, at the end of the day, not many developers there either are concerned about maintaining i686 support.
Shares of Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) appreciated by 2.12% during the past week but lost 6.6% on a 4-week basis. The shares have outperformed the S&P 500 by 1.19% in the past week but underperformed the index by 1.2% in the last 4 weeks.
The Swift costs £129, and has a quad-core 64-bit ARMv8 Snapdragon 410 system-on-chip running at up to 1.2GHz, 16GB of storage and 2GB RAM, 13Mp camera, a 1280 x 720 5” display, and a 32GB microSD card slot.
Both devices can do 4G, and have dual SIM slots, and run Cyanogen 12.1 – a customized Android build. Each phone has a 2500mAh battery, which is removable in the Swift and not in the Storm.
After many delays, all four major mobile Linux alternatives to Android have finally arrived on smartphones. Mozilla’s Firefox OS was first out of the gate two years ago, followed by Jolla’s Sailfish OS, and this year they were joined by the first Ubuntu and Tizen phones. Yet, a fifth open source mobile Linux platform may have already eclipsed them all. The CyanogenMod flavor of Android is rapidly expanding from its role as the most popular alternative mobile phone mod for flashing onto Android phones to being a much sought after pre-installed OS.
Transforming an Android device into an open source-based camera is actually easier than you might think. And while there are not very many Android open source photography apps out there, all the essential pieces are available on F-Droid and elsewhere.
BlackBerry CEO John Chen provided plenty of juicy quotes in a recent interview that discussed the company’s hardware business and its future in smartphones, in addition to rumors that BlackBerry is developing a new smartphone powered by Android.
Your Android phone’s texting app may be quite sleek and fast, but eventually, you may grow tired of same interface and features. Fortunately, we got access to the Google Play Store, where we can find even fancier third-party texting apps.
Xtreme Download Manager is just that: a download manager that give users much better control over what they are downloading. It also greatly increases the download speed for files, and it comes with lots of features that are not usually available under the same roof.
Ritesh Raj Sarraf had the pleasure of informing us about the immediate availability of an updated Laptop Mode Tools software, version 1.68, which brings systemd integration, and many other goodies that help prolong your laptop's battery life.
Kovid Goyal announced the release of the Calibre 2.36 open-source and cross-platform ebook viewer, converter, and library management software for all supported operating systems, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.
The Git developers have announced the release of the first maintenance version of the Git 2.5 open-source distributed version control system for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris, and Microsoft Windows.
EasyTAG, the open-source audio tag editor software, reached version 2.4 earlier today, August 29, bringing multiple performance and stability improvements, as well as several updated translations, available right now for download on GNU/Linux and Windows operating systems.
As you may know, DBeaver is an open source database management tool, with support for the most popular databases, including MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server and SQLite. For more information, see this page.
Xtreme Download Manager known (also called Xdm or XDMAN), is free and open source download manager based on java and support for major operating system including Linux, Windows and Mac OSX. It can easily integrated with major web browser such as Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari, IE etc – So, if you download any file from your web browser, Xdman will automatically launch and download your file.
For a long time, my Beagle Bone Black sat on my desk, gathering dust. Recently I decided I would give it a purpose: as a replacement for the crappy DHCP server and DNS on my home router (it’s a Huawei g655d, and it has poor wireless range, a lousy interface, and wonky internal DNS). I ran an update on the Bone, which promptly downloaded a whole bunch of packages from the angstrom distribution. Over plain unauthenticated http. With, as far as I could see, no further checksumming or anything. Bad doggy.
This week a slew of details concerning AMD's Radeon R9 Nano have come out with this small form factor graphics card with Fiji GPU expected to begin shipping soon while the official announcement is expected on Thursday.
This week I posted some AMD RadeonSI/R600g tests on Mesa 11.0 with DRM-Next along with a Intel Skylake vs. Radeon comparison using this new version of Mesa that will be officially released next month. Of course, following those tests, the requests turned to testing Mesa 11.1-devel rather than the Mesa 11.0 Git code.
If you haven't read this morning's article about Running The AMD Radeon R9 Fury With AMD's New Open-Source Linux Driver, you should go do so, but the short version is that there's still much work left before the R9 Fury "Fiji" GPUs will be a worthwhile investment by Linux users.
Kubuntu 15.10 Beta 1 (Wily Werewolf), a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and the KDE desktop environment, is now out and ready for testing.
The Kubuntu developers have been really busy this cycle, and they've had their hands full with the new Plasma and KDE Applications release. These two are very important components, and they play a very big part on how the distribution will run and feel.
As part of the Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Beta 1 releases for opt-in flavors, the Ubuntu GNOME team had the pleasure of releasing the first development build of the upcoming Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 distributions.