Some people may have seen recently that the Barbie series has a rather sexist book out about Barbie the Computer Engineer. Fortunately, there’s a way to improve this by making your own version.
Thus, I made a short version about Barbie the Debian Developer and init system packager.
Automotive Grade Linux Adds Industry Partners for Open Source Cars
Cars may still not be the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of Linux and open source, but the Linux Foundation's Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project continues to expand. This week, it announced three new members, bringing the total number of industry partners and academic collaborators to 46.
Kubuntu CI: the replacement for Project Neon
Many years ago Ubuntu had a plan for Grumpy Groundhog, a version of Ubuntu which was made from daily packages of free software development versions. This never happened but Kubuntu has long provided Project Neon (and later Project Neon 5) which used launchpad to build all of KDE Software Compilation and make weekly installable images. This is great for developers who want to check their software works in a final distribution or want to develop against the latest libraries without having to compile them, but it didn't help us packagers much because the packaging was monolithic and unrelated to the packages we use in Kubuntu real.
How SanDisk is Becoming an Open Source Player
Earlier this year SanDisk committed to becoming an open source player, created an open source strategy office and joined the Linux Foundation. Since then, the flash storage company has begun contributing to open source projects in the three main areas of its business: mobile, enterprise and hyperscale computing, and consumer products, said Nithya Ruff, director of the open source strategy office at SanDisk in an online presentation yesterday.
The Case Against Rolling Release Linux Distros
Over the past year, I've spent more time than ever using rolling release Linux distributions. My experiences have been positive and negative, depending on the distribution and system updates applied.
Having tried a number of different rolling release distros, I'll be speaking frankly in this article about a solid case against rolling release distributions. But before you jump to any conclusions, it's worth reading the entire piece to better understand where I'm going with this.
Eben Upton: Google’s Eric Schmidt helped inspire Raspberry Pi Model A+ price cut
While the Raspberry Pi has always been cheap, the Foundation didn’t rest on their laurels with the Model A+ price. In fact, Google’s Eric Schmidt had a hand in making it cheaper…
While it would have been the easiest thing in the world to continue selling the Raspberry Pi at the same price, the charitable foundation behind the credit card-sized PC made it even cheaper with the recent release of the Model A+. Why did they abandon their already impressive $25 price? Eben Upton explains:
KDE Applications 14.12 Beta 3 Is Now Ready for Testing
The KDE Project developers have announced that the 14.12 Beta 3 version of KDE Applications has been released and is now ready for download and testing.
Now that this particular branch of the KDE project is getting closer to the release, some distributions and developers have added the packages to some repositories. Before trying to test it you should check if it's already available in the local repos.
"Today KDE released the beta of the new versions of KDE Applications. With dependency and feature freezes in place, the KDE team's focus is now on fixing bugs and further polishing. With various applications being based on KDE Frameworks 5, the KDE Applications 14.12 releases need a thorough testing in order to maintain and improve the quality and user experience," wrote the developers on the official website.