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  • The Linux 4.0 EXT4 RAID Corruption Bug Has Been Uncovered
  • Systemd 220 Has Finally Been Released

    The lengthy list of changes to systemd 220 can be found via this mailing list post.

  • systemd v220
  • Updates on Kate's Rust plugin, syntax highlighting and the Rust source MIME type

    The other day I introduced a new Rust code completion plugin for Kate, powered by Phil Dawes' nifty Racer. Since then there's been a whole bunch of additional developments!

  • [Krita] Second stretchgoal reached and new builds!

    So what is exactly new in this build? Especially interesting are all the improvements to PSD import/export support. Yesterday we learned that Katarzyna uses PSD as her working format when working with Krita – we still don’t recommend that, but it’s easier now!

  • Linux Top 3: Foresight, Rocks 6.2, Parsix 7.5

    Foresight Linux is shutting down after not being able to generate enough participation to warrant its continued development.

  • Running Slackware 14.1 in an OpenVZ VPS

    This OpenVZ template comes with slackpkg pre-configured, using the generic URL “mirrors.slackware.com” so that your packages will always be downloaded from a mirror near you. OpenVZ is a bit peculiar in the sense that it knows a little bit about how Linux distros are being configured. So the OpenVZ control panel is the place where you configure the hostname, IP address and root password of your VPS. In order to make the Slackware installation internet-aware out of the box, I added two Google DNS IP addresses to its “/etc/resolv.conf” file. The result? Once provisioned, the VPS starts fast and mere seconds after booting I was able to login as root to my new machine.

  • OpenVZ Survey Answers

    Just wanted to share my answers to the, "What features are absent in OpenVZ from your point of view?" question.

  • Fedora 22 Marches Closer To Release

    Fedora 22 is scheduled to be released next week but for that to happen there's still a number of blocker bugs that need to be addressed. The second release candidate of Fedora 22 Final is now available for those wishing to stress this major update of the Red Hat sponsored Linux distribution.

  • Fedora 22 Risks Being Delayed Beyond Next Week

    At today's Go/No-Go meeting it was decided that Fedora 22 Final is not ready for release. However, tomorrow that decision will be re-evaluated.

  • Fedora 22 Final Release Not Approved, for Now

    During today's Fedora 22 Final Go/No-Go meeting, the Fedora Linux developers did not approve the launch of the final version of the Fedora 22 Linux distribution, which already got a one week delay from the initial schedule.

  • Followup on Debian grsec kernels for Jessie

    I wanted to upgrade my server to Jessie, and didn't want to keep the 3.2 kernel indefinitely, so I had to update to at least 3.14, and find something to make my life (and maybe some others) easier.

  • Mark Shuttleworth Might List Canonical at the Stock Market

    Canonical and Ubuntu have been around for more than a decade, but not everyone knows that the company is privately owned and not publicly listed. It looks like Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Canonical, might consider filing for an IPO, which means making the company public.

  • The First Daily Builds Of Ubuntu Desktop Next 15.10 Are Now Available For Download

    Because it is in its early development stages, Ubuntu Desktop Next 15.10 it does not bring too many changes to Ubuntu Desktop Next 15.04, but however, if you want to test it, I recommend you do this in a virtual environment.

  • Ubuntu 15.10 will be released in October

    Ubuntu 15.10 has been dubbed "Wily Werewolf" and a release date has been set for it. You can expect Ubuntu 15.10 to be available on October 22, according to Softpedia.

  • Watch: Raspberry Pi Clone Lemon Pi Running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Android 5.0

    You should know that there's an on-going Indiegogo campaign (with flexible funding) for a new computer board called Lemon Pi and developed by the EMBEDSTUDIO Chinese company.

  • Russia Aims to Build US-Free Mobile OS
  • Top 20 most popular Samsung Z1 Tizen Apps in April, 2015

    The Top 20 most popular Samsung Z1 apps to be downloaded from the Tizen store during April 2015 have been released. Many favourites are still there this month like WhatsApp, Opera Mini, McAfee AV, Trucaller and LockApps. Notable new ones are the highly requested MX Player and Speed Truck which made it to #3 position.

  • WhyWeFOSS

    I'm likely on the hook for providing a version of my "WhyWeFOSS" as an example, so stay tuned for that post in the near-ish future.

  • Netflix's Latest Open Security Tool, FIDO, Does Triage, Research and More
  • Nexenta Announces Availability of Open Source Software Defined Storage Platform NexentaEdge

    At the Vancouver OpenStack summit, software-defined storage company Nexenta announced the general availability of its NexentaEdge Block and Object Storage platform, as well as a strategic alliance agreement with Canonical and its Ubuntu OpenStack.

  • DrumPants 2.0 is open source, still turns your pants into drums

    That crazy DrumPants wearable tech we first saw in '07 -- the same one that raised 75 grand on KickStarter and was featured on Shark Tank in 2014 -- is back. Its creators have now turned to Indiegogo to fund the mass production of DrumPants version 2.0, which they claim is faster and stronger than its predecessor. Plus, it's now open source. The wearable, for those who've only just heard of it, isn't actually a pair of pants with drums (sorry to disappoint). It's a set of accessories comprised of two elongated drum pads and two foot pedals you can use to play different kinds of instruments, along with a knob that lets you choose between samples and musical scales. You can wear them over your clothes, or under, like the jamming dude in the GIF above.

  • Report of Libre Graphics Meeting 2015

    We have been back from Libre Graphics Meeting 2015 in Toronto for 2 weeks now. It is time for a report! Smile

  • DEVit Conf 2015 Impressions

    I’ve started the day with the session called “Crack, Train, Fix, Release” by Chris Heilmann. While it was very interesting for some unknown reason I was expecting a talk more closely related to software testing. Unfortunately at the same time in the other room was a talk called “Integration Testing from the Trenches” by Nicolas Frankel which I missed.

  • How to Make Money from Open Source Platforms, Part 2: Open Core vs. Hybrid Business Models

    This is the second article in a series all about open source business models, specifically around open source platforms.

  • Rig a smarthome and more hacks with TouchBoard

    There was a time when a reporter was called a hack.

  • The future of manufacturing will happen on your desktop

    The Pi-Top is an open source DIY laptop made using the latest in kitchen table manufacturing technology

  • Ragnar Robotics to Release Open Source Educational Deltabot Platform – Details Revealed at RoboUniverse

    Last Monday marked the start of the RoboUniverse Conference and Expo at The Javits Center in New York City. Twelve companies vied for a single cash prize, as well as complimentary investment and legal services. Voxel8 was the winner of the competition, and while all the entrants gave fascinating rapid-fire pitches for their startups, there was one company that stood out for me and has seemingly slipped under the radar in the 3D printing space. The company I’m speaking about is Ragnar Robotics.

  • Open-source Luka EV runs on hub motors (images & video)

    The Luka EV is an all-electric, street legal vehicle designed and built as an open-source experiment. Currently, the vehicle is targeting a single-charge range of around 186 miles, with a top speed of about 81 mph. The Luka’s price should land in the area of $22,445 when all is said and done. The creators are aiming at a design and build time of less than a year, and are using a FRP body based on a Solidworks model of a video game car.

  • Java at 20: How it changed programming forever

    Remembering what the programming world was like in 1995 is no easy task. Object-oriented programming, for one, was an accepted but seldom practiced paradigm, with much of what passed as so-called object-oriented programs being little more than rebranded C code that used >> instead of printf and class instead of struct. The programs we wrote those days routinely dumped core due to pointer arithmetic errors or ran out of memory due to leaks. Source code could barely be ported between different versions of Unix. Running the same binary on different processors and operating systems was crazy talk.

  • Cyberattack on University of London Computing Centre causes Moodle chaos

    The University of London’s Computing Centre (ULCC) has recovered from a major cyberattack that cut dozens of UK institutions from the institution’s IT services for five hours this morning.

    The incident appears to have started around 7am and by 9am ULCC said it was looking into a firewall issue. By 10am, engineers had reset its firewalls and core routers but had been unable to solve the issue.

    By mid-day, the assessment had become clearer. “All our services are now up and running again! The networking issue was caused by a cyber attack,” read an update on the institution’s website.

  • Security advisories for Thursday
  • Promote a Libre Movie during the International Day against DRM… and after!

    Digital Right Managements (systems preventing you from copying a movie or a song you bought, print an ebook you paid… and sometimes even read these!) are a real nuisance and we should fight them. But we believe here that fighting only is not enough. We should also propose constructive alternatives, new ways to produce, share and enjoy media and arts.

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  • Linux secrets most users don't know about

    A reddit discussion that focused on things about Linux that most users don't know has gotten tons of responses, and some of them are quite interesting and informative.

  • Containers Reloaded

    What they heck? Run KVM VMs inside of Docker containers? Why would anyone want to do that? Well, so you can embed KVM VM disk images inside of Docker images... and easily deploy a KVM VM (almost) as easily as a Docker container. That kind of makes my head hurt just thinking about running a Windows 7 Desktop inside of a Docker container... but someone out there is doing that. Yikes!

  • [Slackware] Stable channel for Chromium hits 43

    Building on my experiences with chromium-dev (the development channel of the Chromium browser which is currently at version 44), I have made similar changes to my latest package for the chromium browser and its widevine and pepperflash plugins.

  • Rate these 53 sub-$200 hacker SBCs, win one of 20

    Rate your favorite hacker SBCs, and you might win one of 20 SBCs including the BeagleBone Black, Creator CI20, DragonBoard 410c, and Edison Kit for Arduino.

  • Russia Eyes Linux-Based Smartphone OS for Mobile Market

    Linux—or a form of it, at least—and other open source programs soon could be playing a bigger role in the mobile and tablet market in Russia. And it has concerns over spying by the NSA to thank.

  • Mozilla Integrates Propietary Pocket Plugin

    This is based on the proprietary former addon pocket, which is now no longer supported since it is being integrated.

    It's only the beta channel, but this has all the hallmarks of a half-baked revenue stream for Mozilla that ultimately sells out user privacy - and what's worse, is opt-out, rather than opt-in.

  • OpenStack Foundation Plots a Diverse Course Forward

    Alan Clark, chairman of the board at the OpenStack Foundation, discusses new efforts under way to improve diversity and grow the open-source cloud platform.

  • France wants to accelerate its reforms through open government

    The action plan that France must submit as part of its membership of the Open government partnership (OGP) is mainly build on reforms already announced.

  • France will chair OGP in 2016

    France will chair the Open Government Partnership from October 2016 to October 2017, after the OGP Steering Committee accepted France’s application at a meeting in Mexico on April 24.

  • PDF Poland Central Eastern: Digital tools to promote openness and democracy

    Eastern Central Europe has to reinvent itself and digital tools are the way to succeed. This is one of the conclusions drawn during the Personal Democracy Forum Poland-Central Eastern. This conference, which took place in Warsaw in mid-April, was organised by the ePaństwo Foundation (Fundacja ePaństwo) - a Polish NGO aiming at developing democracy and transparency.

  • VA’s ‘Grand Challenge’: Open-Source Prosthetic Limbs for Veterans

    Last week, VA’s Center for Innovation launched its three-month Innovation Creation Series for Prosthetics and Assistive Technologies. The aim of the series is to build a suite of special prosthetics and other state-of-the-art technologies to support wounded veterans in their day-to-day lives.

  • Java at 20: Its successes, failures, and future

    Although Java was developed at Sun Microsystems, Oracle has served as the platform's steward since acquiring Sun in early 2010. During that time, Oracle has released Java 7 and Java 8, with version 9 due up next year. InfoWorld Editor at Large Paul Krill recently spoke to Oracle's Georges Saab, vice president of software development for the Java Platform Group, about the occasion of Java's 20th anniversary.

  • Happy birthday Java

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  • Red Hat Survey Delivers Enterprise OpenStack Findings

    Enterprise IT organizations are moving, or planning to move to OpenStack for their cloud infrastructure, a new survey from Red Hat finds. The OpenStack enterprise adoption survey of more than 310 IT decision makers and professionals from around the world, commissioned by Red Hat through TechValidate, found that the majority of respondents (75 percent) are planning to use OpenStack for cloud initiatives. The survey found respondents in varying stages of deployment, ranging from learning and evaluation (40 percent) and proof of concept/pilots (40 percent) to preparing for deployment (18 percent) and in production (16 percent).

  • Fixing some issues with changelogs.debian.net

    I got an email last year pointing out a cosmetic issue with changelogs.debian.net. I think at the time of the email, the only problem was some bitrot in PHP's built-in server variables making some text appear incorrectly.

  • Debian Will Most Likely Create Its Own PPAs, The Ubuntu Ones Not Being 100% Compatible

    Neil McGovern, Debian’s new leader has recently announced that the future Debian systems will receive support for PPAs, the deb packages being technically compatible with both Ubuntu and Debian systems.

    But it looks like Neil did not refer to the existing PPAs designed for Ubuntu, but some Debian-specific PPAs. The PPAs are needed so that the Debian developers and users easily maintain and provide updates for community-driven software.

  • /home when moving from Ubuntu to Fedora

    After using Ubuntu (13.10) for like almost one year I decided to move back to Fedora (Fedora 21). This is going to be a short post on my experience on mounting the same /home I used in Ubuntu for Fedora.

  • GNOME 3.18 to Bring Important Changes to Files and Calendar

    GNOME 3.18 is expected to arrive in September, but until then developers plan to work to improve it as much as possible. Two components that will get some special attention are File (former Nautilus file manager) and Calendar.

  • Sometimes Greenpeace Doesn’t Do The Maths

    Greenpeace should be pushing GNU/Linux on ARMed PCs, not attacking efficient operations.

  • GNU/Linux Page-views Ramping Up Like Never Before

    So, this is GNU/Linux’s year. The year when positive feedback is kicking in. The year when M$ burned it’s bridges to consumers and OEMs with ill-conceived nonsense. The year the world realized it had a choice of operating systems for PCs. Amen.

  • Russia plans Linux-based mobile operating system to rival Android and iOS

    In an effort to boost its independence from Western technology, Russia has announced that it will be creating its own mobile operating system, the Russian-language news site RBC reports (English language summary). Russia's Ministry of Communications is working with the Finnish company Jolla, which already offers a Linux-based operating system for mobile devices called Sailfish.

  • Goodbye and Thanks

    After over seven years of publishing, this is the last column on the Open Enterprise blog. You can access all 1400 posts from the complete listing in reverse chronological order; if you want to start at the beginning you can use this page.) For my last post, I thought it might be interesting to pick out some of the key events that have taken place in open source and its related fields during that time. It's pretty astonishing how much has happened, and how much has been achieved. As I said in one of my recent posts, free software has definitely won, but it's certainly not finished. Thanks for sharing that amazing journey.

  • OSCAL 2015 – Event Report

    I’ve got three words: It Was Amazing! Congratulations to the organizers and the volunteers who put it all together. I’m so happy that I was once again part of it.

  • The OpenStack Summit kicks off in Vancouver, and other OpenStack news
  • OpenStack Summit to Highlight Liberty Platform, Containers

    As the OpenStack Summit is set to start May 17 in Vancouver, B.C., here's a look at the trends and issues that will dominate the five-day conference.

  • Google Expands Moat Around Extensions for the Chrome Browser

    A couple of years ago, Google declared war on extensions for the Chrome browser not hosted on the Chrome Web Store. As the Chromium blog made clear: "Many services bundle useful companion extensions, which causes Chrome to ask whether you want to install them (or not). However, bad actors have abused this mechanism, bypassing the prompt to silently install malicious extensions that override browser settings and alter the user experience in undesired ways, such as replacing the New Tab Page without approval."

  • Developer Catchup: Rust 1.0 and Node reunification

    First up, Rust has reached version 1.0, though this is an announcement that was hardly unexpected. It has a lot to live up to given the Rust web site goes for such unloaded language as “blazingly fast, prevents nearly all segfaults, and guarantees thread safety”. The real test for Rust, at least for me, is how well Servo, Mozilla’s browser written in Rust and the application Rust was created with in mind. It seems this is the best possible test case, so…

  • Firefox 38.0.5 Beta 1 Brings Hello Improvements And Pocket Integration

    Recently, Firefox 38.0.5 Beta has been released, bringing a bunch of new features. While the first Beta version of Firefox 39 was expected, Mozilla has released a new Beta version for Firefox 38, which is unexpected and does not happen too often.

  • First Step

    On 27th April, 2015 with the announcement of selected students for GSoC 2015, my upcoming adventurous summer was set to begin.

  • May 2015 GNU Toolchain Update
  • ignuit-2.24.0 released

    Maintenance and minor feature enhancements.

  • Hackaday Prize Entry: Open Source Hydroponic Monitoring System

    While the mechanical and green part of the build is exactly what you would expect from something designed from hardware store parts, the electronics are rather interesting. All the plants in either a hydroponic or dirt-based setup will have their moisture level and PH monitored by a a set of electronics that push data up to the cloud.

  • Montenegrin app to request government data

    The Montenegrin Centre for Democratic Transition (CDT) is to develop a mobile app that citizens can use to ask government agencies for data of public interest. The Centre is one of four winners of the Technology for Citizen Engagement competition, organised by the Cyprus office of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Mahallae, a "digital neighbourhood for civic engagement developed by Cypriot civil society and innovators from the Euro-Mediterranean region".

  • OpenStreetMap responds in Nepal
  • Luka EV: Open-Source Electric Car With Hub Motors, 186 Miles Of Range & Target Price Of $22,445
  • A tinkerer's tool for PCB design and printing

    As I worked on the concept, I decided I needed some printed circuits (PCB). The main motivation here was to be able to run some workshops at the local Java User Group, where people would solder the board and then program it.

  • Azul joins Eclipse Foundation and brings open source, multiplatform Java SE to developers and the IoT

    As a Solution-level member of the Eclipse Foundation, Azul will be actively participating in the Eclipse Foundation’s IoT working group. Azul’s latest open source offering, Zulu Embedded, provides developers and manufacturers in the embedded, mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) markets with a robust, flexible open source alternative to traditional embedded Java implementations. Zulu Embedded is particularly relevant to organisations that require customisable, multiplatform, reduced-footprint, and standards compliant Java SE runtimes and development solutions. Launched in March 2015, Zulu Embedded is already installed in over 2 million devices worldwide.

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  • 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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  • FlexPV Is an Open Source Vehicle Development Kit that Turns You into an Inventor - Video

    The device was designed by Guiyang, China-based FlexLab Community, a free online community and physical workshop where everyone can design, make and share their projects. The FlexPV is one of those devices, and it’s described as “an open source personal vehicle development kit working with a collaborative community.”

  • FlexPV Open Source Vehicle Developer Kit (video)

    Maker, hobbyist and developers involved in personal vehicle development are sure to be interested in a new development kit called FlexPV that has been developed and created by FlexLab Community.

    The FlexPV system takes the form of an open source personal vehicle development kit, that has standardised the basic hardware and software, making it easy for anyone to make an electric vehicle, and remote control it using their smartphone or tablet.

  • 18-year-old Lukas Hoppe's open source SLS 3D printer successfully funded on IndieGoGo

    While FDM 3D printers look great and function great, many users invariably and jealously look towards more accurate and more functional 3D printing technologies such as SLA and SLS 3D printers. After all, not needing support structures or being able to print in more than plastic is a dream for many, and the 18-year-old German student Lukas Hoppe is one of them. He has therefore spent the last year or so working on an open-source SLS 3D printer, and through a successful Indiegogo campaign, he now has the funds to complete and share his YOU-SLS machine.

  • WordPress Quickly Patches Zero-Day Comment Flaw

    The open-source WordPress content management system (CMS) on April 27 issued an emergency update, patching a new zero-day vulnerability that might have exposed users to risk.

    Security researcher Jouko Pynnönen first blogged about the zero-day issue on April 26. "An unauthenticated attacker can inject JavaScript in WordPress comments," Pynnönen warned. "The script is triggered when the comment is viewed."

  • Open source threatens to eat the database market

    Marten Mickos may no longer run MySQL, but his ghost still haunts the database market.

    Years ago, Mickos declared, "The relational database market is a $9 billion a year market. I want to shrink it to $3 billion and take a third of the market." MySQL never got to that point, generating roughly $100 million in sales before being acquired by Sun for $1 billion, but that commoditization urge has hit the database market hard.

  • Mesos + DCOS: Mesosphere's Vision for the Open Cloud

    Mesosphere last week announced a partnership to integrate Google's Kubernetes container management tool with its own growing data center operating system (DCOS).

  • Apache Parquet Now a Top-Level Project, with Hadoop Appeal

    Never underestimate how much the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) is doing to drive the Hadoop community forward. This week, I reported on how it and the Open Data Platform partners are really driving standardization forward on the Hadoop scene.

    Now, an open source project called Apache Parquet, which provides columnar storage in Hadoop, has been promoted to a top-level Apache Software Foundation (ASF)-sponsored project, a clear sign that it will find its way to entrenchment in many Hadoop deployments.

  • The Short History of OSWALD

    It was not exactly a clandestine handoff, as you would see in a spy movie. Emily Dunham told me she’d bring it with her to LinuxFest Northwest and, when we met in the hallway at Bellingham Technical College, I asked her, “did you bring it?”

  • COM Express Type 6 module runs Linux on 5th Gen Cores

    Advantech launched a Linux-ready, 5th Gen Core based “SOM-6896″ COM Express Type 6 Compact module with triple displays, 4K video, and four PCIe interfaces.

  • Introducing the Moksha Desktop

    To understand why, you need to understand where Bodhi has come from as a project. Bodhi has always been a project based around the Enlightenment desktop.

  • Bodhi Linux 3.1.0 Will Drop Enlightenment E19 for Moksha Desktop, Arrives in August 2015

    Jeff Hoogland, the founder and lead developer of the Ubuntu-based Bodhi Linux operating system, announced plans for dropping the current version of the Enlightenment desktop environment used in the recently released Bodhi Linux 3.0 distro for Moksha Desktop, which is based on the older Enlightenment E17 desktop environment.

  • Bodhi Linux Forks Enlightenment E17

    Bodhi Linux has been one of the notable distributions making use of Enlightenment, but the lead developer of Bodhi, Jeff Hoogland, feels the quality of the releases have been degrading. Jeff also inquired about E17 vs. E19 to his users and found that they too largely felt the quality of the recent Enlightenment releases have been going downhill and presenting new regressions.

  • Not very serious quest to run Linux on every architecture
  • FUDCon Pune Planning Meeting - 28 Apr
  • Darktable 1.6.6 needs more Fedora Testers!!!

    Hello Fedora Users, As Kasun said on his email to the Darktable community, It is seems to be few testers are required to push 1.6.6 version available.

  • Mock 1.2.8 is available

    And you may notice, that Fedora 22+ version of mock is missing LVM plugin.

  • Why James Whitehurst Sold 13,205 Shares of Red Hat Inc (NYSE:RHT)?
  • SUSE Introduces SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 for SAP Applications
  • SUSE Eases Linux Migrations for Customers as Part of 'Simpler Choice' Database Program from SAP
  • Time for gratitude-- BIG THANKS, MAGEIA DEVELOPERS!

    I believe that one of the greatest strengths of Linux is its community. Unfortunately, most of the times, the hard work of the developers that have the technical ability to put a distro together goes unnoticed in the excitement of the final product.

  • Sabayon Linux 14.05 Screencast and Screenshots
  • Updating OpenHardware Firmware 2

    For generic USB devices you can use a firmware version extension that is now used by ColorHug, and I hope other projects too in the future. With this the fwupd daemon can obtain the firmware version without claiming the interface on the device and preventing other software from using it straight away.

  • GTK+ 3.17.1 Fixes Many Bugs, Drops XP, Improves High Contrast Themes

    The first GNOME GTK+ tool-kit update is now out there for the GNOME 3.17 development series that will culminate with the release of GNOME 3.18 in September.

  • Cancelled Release of Calligra 2.9.3

    The Calligra team has noticed some issues with handling of Photoshop (PSD) files in Krita. We understand this as an important missing feature so the release 2.9.3 has been cancelled and supplementary 2.9.4 release is expected in a week. We’re sorry for the inconvenience.

  • Another OpenGL 4.2 Extension Comes Close For Intel Mesa

    Another OpenGL 4 extension is nearing completion within the open-source Mesa software library. The extension t his time is ARB_shader_image_load_store, which is needed for OpenGL 4.2 compliance.

  • A Bunch Of Gallium3D D3D9 Fixes Land In Mesa

    For users of "Gallium3D Nine", the state tracker providing Direct3D 9 API support within Mesa, there's a number of fixes that were pushed into Git this morning.

  • GLAMOR + RadeonSI 2D Acceleration Is Quite Good For Open-Source AMD 2D Performance

    Yesterday I posted some benchmark results showing the AMD Radeon R9 290 graphics card on Ubuntu 15.04 and comparing the Catalyst driver to the open-source RadeonSI Gallium3D driver as found on this new Linux distribution release. The previous article focused on the OpenGL performance while today's article is looking squarely at the 2D performance.

  • Oh-oh! Citrix Kills The Applications Barrier To Entry For GNU/Linux
  • Austria’s renewed interoperability framework aligns with EIF

    The Framework replaces the document ‘Austria minds about interoperability’ which was the reference for the interoperability framework before the AIF was published. The alignment of this first framework scored 75%. There was a strong alignment with the EIF on the principles, conceptual model and interoperability governance dimensions. With the renewal of the AIF, principles, interoperability levels and agreements show now stronger alignment.

  • Code for NL is looking for fellows

    According to Ivonne Jansen, Project Manager and Open Data evangelist at Waag Society, one of the partners of Code for NL, the positions are not internships but full jobs. "We are looking for people that are good coders. The primary goal, however, is to show and teach public servants modern ways and tools to develop citizen-centric software. It's about service design, agile development, results, speed, citizen feedback and involving stakeholders; how to make ICT an integral part of policy-making."

  • The 2015 Open Government Awards

    With a successful inaugural year of the Open Government Awards (Awards) in 2014, OGP is now excited to announce the theme for the 2015 Awards – Improving Public Services through Open Government. OGP is asking countries to showcase how open government initiatives have resulted in concrete improvements in the delivery of public services, e.g. economic welfare programs, health care, education, water, roads, public safety etc.

  • Hopes and open source dreams for this year's Google Summer of Code

    Google Summer of Code is getting ready to kick off their 11th iteration of the program. It offers a unique opportunity for students to get involved in open source, with the original slogan of the program being: "Flip bits, not burgers." All of the mentoring organizations have been announced, the student proposals are in, and the selected projects were just announced this week.

  • OpenBSD has accepted projects from Google Summer of Code 2015

    The OpenBSD page for Google Summer of Code 2015 has been updated with the list of accepted projects for this year.

  • DragonEgg Starts Cracking In LLVM

    Going back to the earlier days of LLVM has been the DragonEgg plug-in. DragonEgg is a GCC plug-in that implements LLVM's optimizers and code generators within GCC.

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    The Motion Picture Association has obtained a High Court order requiring UK ISPs to block access to five sites that offer the popular Popcorn Time software. In addition, the Internet providers must block several more torrent and streaming sites.

  • Popcorn Time: a blocking order like any other? Birss J's decision in the post-Svensson debate

    As explained by the judge, Popcorn Time refers to an open source application which must be downloaded by the user onto their computer from a Popcorn Time application source website (PTAS website) to browse, search and locate film and TV content using the BitTorrent protocol. The application, which is free to download and does not require the user to return to the PTAS website at all afterwards - operates as a Bit Torrent client but with the addition of media player software, an index/catalogue of titles and images and descriptions of titles.

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