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  • wxWidgets 3.1.0 Brings Better HiDPI Support, wxQt With Qt5

    The wxWidgets 3.1.0 release has improvements to HiDPI monitor support, the wxQt branch landed with Qt5-based wxWidgets API support, wxNativeWindow now allows embedding native widgets in wxWidgets programs, and wxGLCanvas has better support for modern OpenGL.

  • KDE Wayland Live Linux Testing OS Updated

    Jonathan Riddell has updated his spin of (K)Ubuntu that comes with the latest Git code of KDE's KWin and other packages via the new KDE Neon initiative for making it easy to try out KDE Plasma on Wayland.

  • KDE Plasma 5.5.5 Ships - Takes Care Of A Vulnerability To Bypass A Locked Screen

    KDE Plasma 5.5.5 was released this morning as the latest monthly point release to the KDE Plasma 5.5 software stack.

  • GNOME to participate in Google Summer of Code 2016

    We are happy to announce that GNOME has been accepted to participate in Google Summer of Code 2016. GNOME has participated in the program every year since its inception in 2005 and it’s a pleasure to be participating once again!

  • NetworkManager 1.2 Beta 2 Now Available

    The second beta of the upcoming NetworkManager 1.2 major release is now available.

    NetworkManager 1.2 is bringing improved WiFi scanning, MAC address randomization, WiFi power-save, and many other features. NetworkManager 1.2 should be officially released around the time of GNOME 3.20 and is anticipated to land in Fedora 24 for its network management needs.

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Bang & Olufsen’s RPi add-on brings digital life to old speakers

B&O and HiFiBerry have launched an open source, DIY “Beocreate 4” add-on for the Raspberry Pi that turns vintage speakers into digitally amplified, wireless-enabled smart speakers with the help of a 180-Watt 4-channel amplifier, a DSP, and a DAC. Bang & Olufsen has collaborated with HiFiBerry to create the open source, $189 Beocreate 4 channel amplifier kit. The 180 x 140 x 30mm DSP/DAC/amplifier board pairs with your BYO Raspberry Pi 3 with a goal of upcycling vintage passive speakers. Read more

Gemini PDA will ship with Android, but it also supports Debian, Ubuntu, Sailfish, and Postmarket OS (crowdfunding, work in progress)

The makers of the Gemini PDA plan to begin shipping the first units of their handheld computer to their crowdfunding campaign backers any day now. And while the folks at Planet Computer have been calling the Gemini PDA a dual OS device (with Android and Linux support) from the get go, it turns out the first units will actually just ship with Android. Read more

Red Hat: CO.LAB, Kubernetes/OpenShift, Self-Serving 'Study' and More

Browsers: Mozilla and Iridium

  • Best Web Browser
    When the Firefox team released Quantum in November 2017, they boasted it was "over twice as fast as Firefox from 6 months ago", and Linux Journal readers generally agreed, going as far as to name it their favorite web browser. A direct response to Google Chrome, Firefox Quantum also boasts decreased RAM usage and a more streamlined user interface.
  • Share Exactly What You See On-Screen With Firefox Screenshots
    A “screenshot” is created when you capture what’s on your computer screen, so you can save it as a reference, put it in a document, or send it as an image file for others to see exactly what you see.
  • What Happens when you Contribute, revisited
    I sat down to write a post about my students' experiences this term contributing to open source, and apparently I've written this before (and almost exactly a year ago to the day!) The thing about teaching is that it's cyclic, so you'll have to forgive me as I give a similar lecture here today. I'm teaching two classes on open source development right now, two sections in an introductory course, and another two in a follow-up intermediate course. The students are just starting to get some releases submitted, and I've been going through their blogs, pull requests, videos (apparently this generation likes making videos, which is something new for me), tweets, and the like. I learn a lot from my students, and I wanted to share some of what I'm seeing.
  • Iridium Browser: A Browser for the Privacy Conscience
    Iridium is a web browser based on Chromium project. It has been customized to not share your data and thus keeping your privacy intact.