|Story||Today in Techrights||Roy Schestowitz||22/08/2014 - 9:26pm|
|Story||Wayland and Weston 1.6 alpha snapshot (1.5.91)||Rianne Schestowitz||22/08/2014 - 9:03pm|
|Story||Munich Council Say Talk of LiMux Demise Is Greatly Exaggerated||Rianne Schestowitz||22/08/2014 - 8:54pm|
|Story||Apache Tomcat 8.0.0 RC11 Now Available for Download and Testing||Rianne Schestowitz||22/08/2014 - 8:50pm|
|Story||Operating System U||Rianne Schestowitz||22/08/2014 - 8:46pm|
|Story||Backup Your PC with Clonezilla Live 2.2.4-1||Rianne Schestowitz||22/08/2014 - 8:32pm|
|Story||Emulator brings x86 Linux apps to ARM devices||Rianne Schestowitz||22/08/2014 - 8:29pm|
|Story||GNOME DOCUMENTATION VIDEO IS OUT||Rianne Schestowitz||22/08/2014 - 8:14pm|
|Story||Qt Creator 3.2 Officially Released||Rianne Schestowitz||22/08/2014 - 8:11pm|
|Story||Unity adds native Android support for x86||Rianne Schestowitz||22/08/2014 - 8:07pm|
While Linux 3.17-rc1 isn't even out yet, the merge window is coming to an end and Intel OTC is already starting to send in pull requests to the drm-next branch for merging into the next cycle, Linux 3.18.
Daniel Vetter as the Intel i915 DRM maintainer sent in his first pull request to David Airlie for getting the DRM driver changes queued up early for the next cycle. More pull requests are expected for the Intel driver in Linux 3.18 with this just being the changes that are queued and ready for further testing by the community.
As a continuation to yesterday's brief GCC 4.9 vs. GCC 4.10 (GCC 5.0) comparison with the AMD A10 A-Series "Kaveri" APU, here's some benchmarks when using the GCC 4.10 development snapshot and trying a variety of CFLAGS/CXXFLAGS to see the current impact on their performance for a variety of Linux benchmarks.
Three floats Jolla in Hong Kong: Says Sailfish is '3rd option'Three floats Jolla in Hong Kong: Says Sailfish is '3rd option'Submitted by Roy Schestowitz on Saturday 16th of August 2014 12:13:50 PM Filed under
Dented Linux mobile OS Sailfish has taken a new route to market as Three in Hong Kong prepares to start selling the smartphone-that-could-have-been from Jolla.
The Linux-based OS has had a tortuous history. The open source OS, based on the MeeGo operating system, was first developed, and then dropped, by Nokia. Since then it has been picked up by a crew of ex-Nokians and seen limited distribution.
The team set out its preference for open source in a blog published on 29 July. When asked by FutureGov whether open source is harder to use than proprietary software, Eric Mill, Software Engineer at 18F responded: “Not at all. It’s typically just the opposite, especially with larger open source projects.”
This new version includes:
EFL (enlightenment libraries) are updated to the beta version 1.11
Darktable and librecad applications included by default
Nightingale is now available from the repositories
Right-clicking on a PDF in the File Manager will now give you the option to shrink it
Interactive git shortcuts for the Shell
"I often stand in front of audiences filled with people who use storage servers. I ask them if they still name their servers. Inevitably, two-thirds of the people raise their hands. Their servers have names. ... It is definitely a mindset. ... You are not yet building quality applications. All of the innovation in the world is not going to solve that from an infrastructure perspective."
The excitement after Android 4.4 KitKat's release barely died down when Google announced its most ambitious release ever: Android L. Packed with brand-new features and a massive UI overhaul, this is Android at its very best.
If you are dying to know what comes with this latest installment, read on as we discuss some of the best features in it.
Samsung is acquiring home automation firm SmartThings, setting up the potential integration with Tizen inside an upcoming Linux version of the SmartThings hub.
As TechCrunch predicted a month ago, Samsung announced an agreement to acquire SmartThings. In July, TechCrunch pegged the sale at $200 million, which if true would be a steal compared to the $3.2 billion Google paid for home automation vendor Nest Labs — and that was before Nest acquired Dropcam. In any case, Samsung is not revealing the cost.
According to IDC, the total combined market share of Android and iOS swelled to 96.4 percent during the second quarter, up from 92.6 percent a year ago. That left just 2.5 percent of the market to Windows Phone, down from 3.4 percent in a year’s time.
In part, that’s because the worldwide smartphone market swelled to 301.3 million phones, moving past 300 million phones for the first time in its history, according to IDC. That represents 25.3 percent growth from a year ago.
Today Recently in Linux news, Jack Wallen asks, "Will Linux ever be able to give consumers what they want?" Mark Gibbs relates his experience installing Ubuntu on an older netbook. Linux.com has a complete beginner's guide to Linux and Rob Zwetsloot looks at four popular download managers. And finally, Reiser4 has made a comeback and systemd is wreaking havoc again for some.
GCC 4.10 has been under development since the 4.9.0 release near the beginning of the year. However, at the GNU Tools Cauldron it was agreed upon that GCC 4.10 will most likely become GCC 5.0 upon its release in 2015. The GCC version scheme is also being shaken up for future releases. Years ago there was talk of GCC 5.0 being modular and more like LLVM but to date there's no "killer features" of GCC 5.0 at this point in its SVN code-base.
After a series of torture tests, I have decided the Brigadier is like the Terminator of smartphones. It looks durable and virtually indestructible. But what's a smartphone if you can't use it? I put it through one final test to see if it could still make calls.
The Brigadier is heavy -- weighing in at 6.6 ounces. It runs on Android 4.4 KitKat -- however it remained unclear what the future holds for operating system updates.