|Story||PLASMA ACTIVE PORTED TO KF5||Rianne Schestowitz||27/08/2014 - 5:15pm|
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|Story||Appliance maker Electrolux joins IoT-focused AllSeen Alliance||Rianne Schestowitz||27/08/2014 - 4:47pm|
|Story||Linux Doesn't Need to Own the Desktop||Rianne Schestowitz||27/08/2014 - 4:37pm|
|Story||Leftovers: Software||Roy Schestowitz||27/08/2014 - 4:25pm|
|Story||today's howtos||Roy Schestowitz||27/08/2014 - 4:25pm|
|Story||Leftovers: Gaming||Roy Schestowitz||27/08/2014 - 4:25pm|
|Story||New Google Nexus Leak Confirms 192-Core, 64-bit Apple Rival||Rianne Schestowitz||27/08/2014 - 3:37pm|
|Story||20-Way Radeon Comparison With Open-Source Graphics For Steam On Linux Gaming||Rianne Schestowitz||27/08/2014 - 2:37pm|
|Story||Ubuntu 14.10 Beta 1 (Utopic Unicorn) to Arrive in a Couple of Days||Rianne Schestowitz||27/08/2014 - 2:32pm|
Open source software, which has become increasingly common throughout the US military from unmanned drones to desktops, has now been enlisted as a career option for military personnel. In September, Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center will open a Linux certification academy, marking the first time such a training program has been hosted on a military base.
If you are a Fedora Eclipse user, then you're probably saddened since the release of Eclipse Luna (4.4) because you are still using Eclipse Kepler (4.3) on Fedora 20.
Well, be saddened no longer because Eclipse Luna is now available for Fedora 20 as a software collection!
A software collection is simply a set of RPMs whose contents are isolated from the rest of your system such that they do not modify, overwrite or otherwise conflict with anything in the main Fedora repositories. This allows you install multiple versions of a software stack side-by-side, without them interfering with one another. More can be read about this mechanism on the software collections website.
The Eclipse Luna software collection lives in a separate yum repository, which must be configured by clicking on this link to install the release package.
With each kernel revision, LLVM Clang gets closer to being able to build the mainline Linux kernel. There's now just a few dozen patches outstanding for LLVMLinux to be a mainline success.
Behan Webster gave his usual talk at LinuxCon in Chicago this week about the state of LLVMLinux -- building the Linux kernel with Clang rather than GCC. There's been many Phoronix articles about the topic so there isn't too much more to share beyond that many developers want to use Clang to compile the Linux kernel to lead to better code portability of the kernel, faster compilation times of Clang, potential performance differences, LLVM and Clang are more liberally licensed, and there's a host of other development extras with Clang.
- UPS Burned by Microsoft Windows, Gives Away Massive Number of Credit Card Details
- Microsoft's Funding of ALEC and Other Systemic Corruption
- Microsoft is Still Preying on British Taxpayers, Playing Politics
- Microsoft's Patent Troll Intellectual Ventures is Collapsing as 20% of Staff Laid Off
- Links 21/8/2014: Conferences of Linux Foundation, Elephone Emerges
- Links 20/8/2014: Linux Event, GNOME Milestone
release plan continues as follows:
- two weeks to let the alpha version stabilize, and only merge small
features along with bug fixes
- RC1 release on September 5th, Friday
- RC2 release on September 12th, Friday
- hopefully no more bugfixing much
- 1.6.0 release on September 19th, Friday
- at some point later master branch opens again for all new things.
Are you tired of being forced to upgrade your Operating System regularly? What about the unnecessary changes that end up being made, changes that you don’t even want, much less need? How would you like to pick and choose what aspects of your operating system you want upgraded, and leave the ones you know, love, and are accustomed to how they are?
Eltechs announced a virtual machine that runs 32-bit x86 Linux applications on ARMv7 SBCs and mini-PCs, and is claimed to be 4.5 times faster than QEMU.
The open source QEMU emulator has long been the go-to app for providing virtual machines (VMs) that mimic target hardware during development or otherwise run software in alien territory. Every now and then, someone comes up with software that claims to perform all or part of QEMU’s feature-set more effectively. In this case, Eltechs has launched its Eltechs “ExaGear Desktop,” a VM that implements a virtual x86 Linux container on ARMv7 computers and is claimed to be 4.5 times faster than QEMU. Despite its “desktop” naming, we can imagine many non-desktop possibilities fpr ExaGear in embedded.
The GNOME Documentation Video has now been released on youtube and as a download (Ogg Theora + Vorbis). This is something I have been waiting for since I finished working on it a few weeks ago. A big thanks to Karen for providing a great voice-over for the second time! Translated subtitles are not online just yet for the video, but should come within the next few days (thanks to pmkovar and claude for setting this up!).
Intel and Unity Technologies are collaborating to bring native support for Android apps built with the gaming-oriented Unity platform to Intel processors.
Millions of developers using the gaming-focused Unity cross-platform development framework “can now bring native Android games and other apps to Intel-based mobile devices,” states a news release from Intel and Unity Technologies. Unity is adding Android support for all of Intel’s current and future processors including the Core and Atom processors. Unity will test and support tablets and handsets based on Intel’s Bay Trail, Clovertrail+, and Merrifield Atom processors before moving on to Core processors. Unity, which appears to be the first gaming engine to offer native Android-on-x86 support, is no stranger to x86, having already supported Windows apps on x86.
We have seen a number of sources revealing upcoming releases and device-launches set for September. However today, we are hearing seriously scary reports that Motorola are set to release EIGHT devices before Christmas. Yes folks, Motorola are about to get extremely serious in terms of the market releasing no less than eight devices over the next few months.
This is not done for the love of humanity. Walmart takes the effort to work in the open because there is a return to be had from that investment. When other companies adopt Hapi, Walmart expects their internal implementations will lead them to improve the code to better suit their needs. Since the majority of these improvements are likely to be integral to the code in the commons, any rational actor will make pull requests attempting to have their work integrated in the project trunk.
Of course -- otherwise, the team making the changes would be eternally burdened with the need to refactor and test their changes each time the trunk is updated. Successful pull requests lead to merges that bring the whole community together for the upkeep of the code, not just the developers who originally wrote it.