Over the past eight years, Steve Kondik’s CyanogenMod grew quickly to become the most popular custom ROM for Android devices, thanks to its top-notch performance and clever features.
Sadly, it went under at the end of 2016 following a rift with its associated commercial venture, Cyanogen Inc. That dealt a blow to the community that grew around the innovative Android fork, but the team behind CyanogenMod promised to continue its open source initiative with what it called LineageOS.
A few days ago, Lineage OS announced that new builds of its custom ROM would be released during the weekend and it has kept its word. On Sunday night, the team started uploading builds for a few devices, picking up where CyanogenMod had left off.
So far, there are builds for the Nexus 6P (angler), Nexus 5X (bullhead), Moto G4 and G4 Plus (athene), Nextbit Robin (ether), and Xiaomi Redmi 1S (armani), but more are coming along. The builds are called lineage, instead of cm, and tagged with the same build number system as CyanogenMod's (14.1 stands for Nougat 7.1 and 13.0 stands for Marshmallow 6.0). Some builds are labeled as "experimental," these should be flashable on top of CM13 or CM14.1 builds for those who don't want to wipe clean and get started again.
SMPlayer 17.1 features experimental support for Chromecast. Now you can send videos from SMPlayer to your Chromecast device, including local files from your computer and online streams such as TV channels or videos from sites like YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, Vevo and many more.
On today’s episode of The New Stack Makers, we sat down with NodeSource Solutions Architect Manager Joe Doyle and NodeSource Chief Technology Officer and co-founder Dan Shaw to hear more about how today’s enterprises are approaching working with Node.js. The interview was recorded at Node.js Interactive 2016, which took place in Austin, December 2016.
In the past, maintaining technology infrastructure, deploying applications, and provisioning environments involved many manual, iterative tasks. But in today’s DevOps arena, true automation of these tasks has arrived. The benefits of automated configuration management range from time savings to elimination of human error.
Meanwhile, configuration management platforms and tools have converged directly with the world of open source. In fact, several of the very best tools are fully free and open source. From server orchestration to securely delivering high-availability applications, open source tools ranging from Chef to Puppet can bring organizations enormous efficiency boosts.
Netdata, for the uninitiated, is a distributed real-time performance and health monitoring suite. Netdata can be used for monitoring server performance/health as well as VMs, IoT devices, and more in a "fast and efficient" manner. Netdata 1.5 has been released as a big update to this open-source tool.
All three games are listed as being in "beta", but no word from VP about any of them as far as release dates are concerned. The only one they have confirmed elsewhere is Putty Squad which they mentioned a few times on Twitter. It seems they like to keep it quiet by noting it mainly on their website.
Homefront: The Revolution for Linux was announced with Linux support in 2014 and to this day we still can't get any clear communication on the port.
I've done many posts on it now, but sadly even I will be sweeping this one under the rug after this article. This is mainly for anyone interested to know about the state of things for this game.
The Wine Staging team continues to track the development of the upcoming Wine 2.0 software application for running Windows apps and games on Linux systems, and they released today the sixth, and probably the last Release Candidate (RC) build.
Based on last week's Wine 2.0 RC6 development release, Wine Staging 2.0 Release Candidate 6 introduces emulation of deferred rendering contexts, along with a bunch of various Direct3D 11 graphics enhancements and improvements to the reading of ole32 property storages.