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  • Flatpak: A Containerized Approach to Developing Linux Applications

    Containers are becoming increasingly popular in the enterprise world, which has come to realize that containers not only solve many problems, but also bring agility, scalability, and other benefits to the IT infrastructure. This idea is now trickling down to the desktop world.

    Canonical gets much of the credit for creating buzz around a container-like approach toward apps with the announcement of Click, which later evolved into Snap. But the fact is there have been many efforts to bring such a solution to the desktop world. Projects like Klik (which evolved into AppImage in 2014), for example, have been around for more than 12 years now. Alexander Larsson, a Red Hat developer, has been playing with the idea of a distro-agnostic, self-contained application packaging and delivery solution since 2007.

    It’s interesting that none of these technologies gained any traction or mindset in their early days. They largely remained unnoticed. Thanks to the success of Docker containers; however, there is a renewed interest in such technologies.

  • Analyst’s Stocks Rating Activity: Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) , Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)
  • Analyst Opinions To Note: EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), Red Hat Inc (NYSE:RHT)

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  • Booting Lenovo T460s after Fedora 24 Updates
  • Flock 2016
  • Ideas for getting started in the Linux kernel

    Getting new people into OSS projects is always a challenge. The Linux kernel is no different and has it's own set of challenges. This is a follow up and expansion of some of what I talked about at Flock about contributing to the kernel.

    When I tell people I do kernel work I tend to get a lot of "Wow that's really hard, you must be smart" and "I always wanted to contribute to the kernel but I don't know how to get started". The former thought process tends to lead to the latter, moreso than other projects. I would like to dispel this notion once and for all: you do not have to have a special talent to work on the kernel unless you count dogged persistence and patience as a talent. Working in low level C has its own quriks the same way working in other languages does. C++ templates terrify me, javascript's type system (or lack there of) confuses me. You can learn the skills necessary to work in the kernel.

  • Żegnajcie! Fedora Flock 2016 in words

    From August 2 – 5, the annual Fedora contributor conference, Flock, was held in the beautiful city of Kraków, Poland. Fedora contributors from all over the world attend for a week of talks, workshops, collaboration, fun, and community building (if you’re tuning in and not sure what Fedora is exactly, you can read more here). Talks range from technical topics dealing with upcoming changes to the distribution, talks focusing on the community and things working well and how to improve, and many more. The workshops are a chance for people normally separated by thousands of miles to work and collaborate on real issues, problems, and tasks in the same room. As a Fedora contributor, this is the “premier” event to attend as a community member.

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  • Flatpak: A new framework for building and distributing desktop applications

    Fragmentation is a longstanding Achilles heel for the Linux desktop. In a world of myriad incompatible distributions, popular apps are typically limited to one or two of the most popular distributions, and the creation of new apps is stifled. The impact of fragmentation on application developers offers a good example of the problem: To release an app for Linux, a developer must contend with different package formats and a baffling number of distributions, all of which have their own particular conventions. For those apps that do exist, maintenance and pre-release testing is difficult, if not impossible.

    The constantly changing nature of Linux distributions adds another dimension of complexity for the application developer. Each release of a distribution can bring changes that are incompatible with applications, causing bugs or stopping the app from working altogether. When problems do emerge, users often encounter them first, before developers do.

    Flatpak, a new framework for building and distributing desktop applications, is intended to change all this. Flatpak decouples the platforms on which applications run from the distributions. This means that, instead of chasing distributions, application developers get to pick the platform that they want to use. Flatpak then makes sure that that platform is available on all the various distributions.

  • Global Travel Technology Leader Amadeus Wins 2016 Red Hat Innovator of the Year Award
  • Deutsche Bank AG Reiterates Buy Rating for Red Hat Inc. (RHT)

    Red Hat Inc. (NYSE:RHT)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by stock analysts at Deutsche Bank AG in a research note issued on Saturday. They presently have a $95.00 price target on the open-source software company’s stock. Deutsche Bank AG’s target price suggests a potential upside of 28.38% from the company’s current price.

  • Market Review: Narrowing in on Shares of Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)
  • Red Hat (RHT) Shares are Down -2.41%

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Fedora 26 Will Likely Be Released Mid-May

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Fedora developers have been working to come up with a schedule for Fedora 26 to succeed the November release of Fedora 25.

The current proposed schedule has the mass rebuild happening in January, an alpha release at the end of February, the beta release middle of April, and the official Fedora 26 release on 16 May.

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Also: FLOCK Diaries – Krakow, 2016

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Distro Development: Rescatux and Bodhi

  • Rescatux 0.40 beta 9 released
    Many code in the grub side and in the windows registry side has been rewritten so that these new features could be rewritten. As a consequence it will be easier to maintain Rescapp. Finally the chntpw based options which modify the Windows registry now perform a backup of the Windows registry files in the unlikely case you want to undo some of the changes that Rescapp performs. I guess that in the future there will be a feature to be able to restore such backups from Rescapp itself, but, let’s focus on releasing an stable release. It’s been a while since the last one. UEFI feedback is still welcome. Specially if the Debian installation disks work for you but not the Rescatux ones.
  • Bodhi 4.0.0 Updates and July Donation Totals
    Late last month I posted a first alpha look at Bodhi 4.0.0. Work since then has been coming along slowly due to a few unpredictable issues and my own work schedule outside of Bodhi being hectic over the summer. Bodhi 4.0.0 will be happening, but likely not with a stable release until September. I am traveling again this weekend, but am hoping to get out a full alpha release with 32bit and non-PAE discs next week.

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Emma A LightWeight Database Management Tool For Linux

Today who does not interact with databases and if you're a programmer then the database management is your daily task. For database management, there is a very popular tool called, MySQL Workbench. It's a tool that ships with tonnes of functionalities. But not all of us as beginner programmers use all Workbench features. So here we also have a very lightweight database manager in Linux, Emma. Read
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