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Story Five more operating systems for the Raspberry Pi 2 Roy Schestowitz 04/05/2015 - 9:16am
Story Leftovers: KDE and GNOME Roy Schestowitz 04/05/2015 - 8:50am
Story Announcing the Birth of Hurd Roy Schestowitz 04/05/2015 - 8:30am
Story Arch Linux – Kde Plasma 5.3 stable is finally available for installation Rianne Schestowitz 04/05/2015 - 7:55am
Story Linux 4.1-rc2 Rianne Schestowitz 04/05/2015 - 7:51am
Story GNOME 3.17.1 released Rianne Schestowitz 04/05/2015 - 7:47am
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 04/05/2015 - 12:12am
Story OpenBSD 5.7 "Source Fish" Officially Released Rianne Schestowitz 03/05/2015 - 9:30pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 03/05/2015 - 4:52pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 03/05/2015 - 4:43pm

Five more operating systems for the Raspberry Pi 2

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OS

The Raspberry Pi 2 Model B launched earlier this year, offering a more powerful machine capable of running a wider variety of software.

The new $35 Linux board has double the memory of first generation Pis, a quad-core 900MHz processor and the ARMv7 architecture used by many mid-range smartphones.

In the months since the Pi 2 launched developers have ported an increasing number of operating systems to the board.

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Leftovers: KDE and GNOME

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KDE
GNOME
  • Announcing Board of Directors Elections 2015
  • Gnome shell Hello world

    Gnome Shell, besides providing the main user interface for GNOME 3, is a Javascript shell with bindings to many native interfaces that allow e.g. Window manipulation, graphics rendering and animations, compositing, etc. It also allows developers to write extensions changing Gnome Shell’s behavior.

  • Kate from KDE Applications 15.04 – KF 5.9

    That is the first time that I use a distro-shipped Kate that is based on KF5 (and no other Kate 4.x is installed any more as escape route).

  • Work begins on KDE Plasma 5.4

    It has only been a few days since Plasma 5.3 was released, now work has begun on the 5.4 release. Plasma 5.4 is scheduled for launch in August, in time for the next Kubuntu release.

  • Performance and Animation (and more): Join Krita’s 2015 Kickstarter Project

    Last year’s kickstarter was a big success and all the support resulted in the biggest, best Krita release ever, Krita 2.9, with a huge number of exciting features. In fact, this week we’ll be releasing Krita 2.9.4, the first version of Krita with the Photoshop-type layer styles feature included! (As well as speed-ups and dozens of bug fixes…)

  • A summer of animation

    This summer Krita is going all in for animation. Not only do we have a Google Summer of Code project focusing on it, but it will also be a major point in this year's Kickstarter campaign, alongside with major performance improvements.

  • collaborative editing for the win

    On the first day of the Kolab Summit we announced that Kolab is getting full extended MAPI support. That was in itself a pretty fantastic announcement, but it was accompanied by announcements of instant messaging, WebRTC and collaborative editing.

Announcing the Birth of Hurd

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OS
GNU

After a 25 year gestation, Hurd has finally been born. It was a difficult birth and it’s now being kept in an incubator under the care of Debian.

For many years GNU’s always almost ready to be born operating system microkernel, Hurd, has been the butt of many jokes and Facebook memes, so it came as something of a surprise to read in Larry Cafiero’s Friday column that it’s now ready enough for Debian, which is offering a somewhat experimental and unstable release of Debian/GNU Hurd. An earlier attempt at a Hurd based distro, by Arch, seems to have died on the vine back in 2011, although a 2013 posting promises that development is still underway, with no news since.

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Arch Linux – Kde Plasma 5.3 stable is finally available for installation

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KDE
Linux

Great news for Arch Linux users! From a few minutes, Kde Plasma 5.3 stable packages are officially available on Arch Linux repositories.

In fact, after running the pacman -Syu command I finally noticed, listed on my terminal, the new packages of Plasma 5.3.0 with all the relative dependencies.

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Linux 4.1-rc2

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Linux

So the -rc2's have lately been pretty small - looking more like late
-rc's than early ones. It *used* to be that I couldn't even post the
shortlog, because it was just too big. That's not been the case for
the last few releases.

I think people tend to take a breather after the merge window, because
the -rc3's tend to then be a bit bigger again. But it may just also be
that I've just gotten much better at saying "the merge window is over,
I'm not taking random stragglers", or that people are just getting
better at keeping to the merge window. Whatever the reason, the time
of huge -rc2's seems to be happily behind us.

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GNOME 3.17.1 released

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GNOME

Hi GNOMErs!

The development of the next GNOME release, 3.17, has started, and the
first snapshot, 3.17.1, is now available.

To compile GNOME 3.17.1, you can use the jhbuild [1] modulesets [2]
(which use the exact tarball versions from the official release).

[1] http://library.gnome.org/devel/jhbuild/
[2] http://download.gnome.org/teams/releng/3.17.1/

The release notes that describe the changes between 3.16.1 and 3.17.1
are available. Go read them to learn what's new in this release:

core - http://download.gnome.org/core/3.17/3.17.1/NEWS
apps - http://download.gnome.org/apps/3.17/3.17.1/NEWS

The GNOME 3.17.1 release is available here:

core sources - http://download.gnome.org/core/3.17/3.17.1
apps sources - http://download.gnome.org/apps/3.17/3.17.1

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OpenBSD 5.7 "Source Fish" Officially Released

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BSD

OpenBSD a free, multi-platform BSD-based UNIX-like operating system that aims to have a few important features such as portability, standardization, correctness, proactive security, and integrated cryptograph has been upgraded to version 5.7 and is now available for download.

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Leftovers: Software

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today's leftovers

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Misc

Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming

Leftovers: KDE Software

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KDE
  • Wayland & Other Tasks Being Worked On For KDE Plasma 5.4

    Now that KDE Plasma 5.3 was released this week, KDE developers are starting to plan out and work on the new material intended for KDE Plasma 5.4.

  • Interview with Wolthera

    My name is Wolthera, I am 25, studied Game Design and currently studying Humanities, because I want to become a better game designer, and I hope to make games in the future as a job. I also draw comics, though nothing has been published yet.

    [...]

    After I played a lot with MyPaint, I heard from people that Krita 2.4 was the shit. When I went to the website at the time (which is the one before the one before the current) it just looked alien and strange, and worse: there was no Windows version, so I couldn’t even try it out. So I spent a few more years having fun with MyPaint alone, but eventually I got tired of its brush engine and wanted to try something more rough. When I checked Krita again, it had two things: a new, considerably more coherent website (the one before this one) and a Windows build. Around that time it was still super unstable and it didn’t work with my tablet. But MyPaint also had tablet problems, so I had no qualms about dual booting to Linux and trying it out there.

  • GSoC with KDE

    So, my project is titled: Better Tooling for Baloo. Let me begin by explaining what Baloo is. According to its wiki page it is "Baloo is a metadata and search framework by KDE." What exactly does it mean? Baloo is responsible for providing full text search capabilities to KDE applications. It doesn't end there it also provides searching on basis of metadata of various types of files. To acomplish this it indexes file contents and metadata using various plugins ,called extractors, to handle different types of files. It then exposes the data it has indexed with the help of various API's. So thats a very high level view of how it works. Now, my project, as the title states will provide better tools for Baloo. These tools will mainly be:

Open Source Neutrino 32-bit Miniature Arduino Zero (video)

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OSS

Arduino makers, developers and hobbyists that have been searching for a development board that is smaller than the Arduino Zero, are sure to be interested in the Neutrino that has been created by Rabid Prototypes.

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Also: KADE miniConsole+ Open Source Retro Game Controller Connector (video)

First Look at the New Tab-Based Preferences in Mozilla Firefox 38.0

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Moz/FF

Today we take a closer look at the number one feature of the upcoming Mozilla Firefox 38.0 web browser, due for release on May 12, 2015, an all-new tab-based Preferences page that many other modern browsers already have for some time now.

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GNOME's Evince Document Viewer Adds Search Support to the Browser Plugin

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GNOME

The GNOME Project is about to release the first development version towards the GNOME 3.18 desktop environment, due for release on October 23, 2015, and various package managers have started to update their projects with new features and improvements.

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PC-BSD 10.1.2-RC1 Now Available

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BSD

The PC-BSD team is pleased to announce the availability of RC1 images for the upcoming quarterly 10.1.2 release.

Please test these images out and report any issues found on our bug tracker.

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Entroware Announces Aura, a Tiny PC That Runs Ubuntu or Ubuntu MATE 15.04

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Hardware
Ubuntu

Entroware introduced today, May 2, their first mini-PC called Aura and powered by Canonical's recently released Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) computer operating system, or the popular Ubuntu MATE 15.04 flavor.

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Ubuntu-Based Black Lab Linux Enterprise Desktop 6.5 RC2 Released with KDE 4.14, MATE 1.8

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Ubuntu

Roberto J. Dohnert, the lead developer of Black Lab Linux and owner of Black Lab Software, announced the immediate availability for download and testing of the second and last Release Candidate (RC) version of the forthcoming Black Lab Enterprise Desktop 6.5 computer operating system based on Ubuntu.

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Also: Black Lab Linux Will Standardize on the KDE Desktop Environment

today's leftovers

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Misc
  • Kodi 15.0 Isengard Beta 1 Officially Released

    Kodi, a media player and entertainment hub that was named XBMC until a few months ago, has been upgraded to version 15.0 Beta 1 and is now ready for download and testing.

  • RcppArmadillo 0.5.100.1.0

    A new minor release 5.100.1 of Armadillo was released by Conrad yesterday. Armadillo is a powerful and expressive C++ template library for linear algebra aiming towards a good balance between speed and ease of use with a syntax deliberately close to a Matlab.

  • How many Chrome OS devices do you own?

    Chrome OS devices have proven to be quite popular with Chromebooks, Chromeboxes and Chromecast devices all regularly showing up in Amazon's various bestseller lists, and also getting good ratings and reviews by the people who have bought them.

  • Lucid sleep in the free desktop

    One of the areas I'm currently working on is what Google calls Lucid Sleep, which is basically the ability of performing work while the machine is in a low power state such as suspend. I'm writing this blog post because there has been interest on this in different communities and the discussion is currently a bit dispersed.

  • A Request for Help from a Linux Community Member in Nepal

    At the Linux Foundation we focus many of our programs on personalizing and connecting the talented network of Linux developers and users in all corners of the globe. Everyday we are witness to the Linux community innovating irrespective of geographic boundary; that is why this week we were moved by an email we received from one of our community asking for help.

  • Quicklisp and debian

    Common Lisp users are very happy to use Quicklisp when it comes to downloading and maintaining dependencies between their own code and the librairies it is using.

  • Qt4's status and Qt4's webkit removal in Stretch

    Hi everyone! As you might know Qt4 has been deprecated (in the sense "you better start to port your code") since Qt5's first release in December 19th 2012. Since that point on Qt4 received only bugfixes. Upstream is about to release the last point release, 4.8.7. This means that only severe bugs like security ones will get a chance to get solved.

  • LinuxFest NorthWest 2015, ownCloud 8 for stable Fedora / EPEL

    The Fedora booth was extra fun this year. As well as the OLPC XO systems we usually have there (which always do a great job of attracting attention), Brian Monroe set up a whole music recording system running out of a Fedora laptop, with a couple of guitars, bass, keyboard, and even a little all-in-one electronic drum…thing. He had multitrack recording via Ardour and guitar effects from Guitarix. This was a great way to show off the capabilities of Fedora Jam, and was very popular all weekend – sometimes it seemed like every third person who came by was ready to crank out a few guitar chords, and we had several bass players and drummers too. I spent a lot of time away from the booth, but even when I was there we had pretty much a full band going quite often.

  • Rugged, Linux-ready PC/104-Plus SBC offers onboard DAQ

    Diamond’s “Aries” is a Linux-friendly, Atom E3800 based PC/104-Plus SBC for data acquisition, featuring SATA, mSATA, mini-PCIe, and -40 to 85°C support.

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