I am happy to announce that Qt 5.8 has been released today and is available for download from qt.io. Qt 5.8 does of course come with Qt Creator 4.2.1 and an update to Qt for Device Creation. Qt 5.8 is a rather large release, containing quite a large set of new functionality.
Qt 5.8 was supposed to ship back in November, but that major toolkit update has finally shipped today.
Lars Knoll announced this morning that Qt 5.8 is now officially available. Qt 5.8 now fully supports its Qt Wayland Compositor, Qt Network Authentication is a new module with OAuth support, Qt QUick has an experimental Direct3D 12 back-end, Qt WebEngine has been upgraded against a newer Chromium, Qt SCXML is now fully supported, Qt Speech is a new module for text-to-speech abilities, and many other improvements and changes.
Only two weeks have passed since the last major update of the Chakra GNU/Linux repositories, which also happened to be the first for 2017, and now users of this distribution can install more up-to-date packages.
Chakra GNU/Linux is a powerful and user-friendly Linux OS originally based on the popular Arch Linux operating system, but using the latest KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment by default for new installations.
When you download a KDE neon ISO you get transparently redirected to one of the mirrors that KDE uses. Recently the Polish mirror was marked as unsafe in Google Safebrowsing which is an extremely popular service used by most web browsers and anti-virus software to check if a site is problematic. I expect there was a problem elsewhere on this mirror but it certainly wasn’t KDE neon. KDE sysadmins have tried to contact the mirror and Google.
Work on the upcoming GNOME 3.24 desktop environment continues, and, today, Javier Jardón informed us, via an email announcement, about the availability of the fourth development release before GNOME 3.24 it hits Beta.
According to the developers, probably the most important feature implemented in the GNOME 3.23.4 snapshot is the embodiment of a pre-release version of GTK+ 4, the next-generation GTK+ GUI (Graphical User Interface) toolkit that it's being used by default for all the GNOME apps, as well as the rest of its components.
If, for some reason, you are still using the openSUSE 13.2 operating system on your personal computer or server, you should know that it recently reached end of life and upgrading to a newer version is highly recommended.
On November last year we briefly informed our readers that the upcoming EOL (End of Life) support for the openSUSE 13.2 GNU/Linux distribution, the last one to be released before the project was split into what we know today as openSUSE Tumbleweed, a rolling release operating system, and openSUSE Leap, a static release edition.
The last week or so I have spent a ton of time on kojipkgs (sorry again for any build failures this may have caused), so I thought it would be good to outline what it is and how it’s used and finally the working setup we have now.
kojipkgs is a concept that koji has of a host/url to go to to download packages. On small koji installs this host/url can be simply the koji hub host. Or it can be a seperate host or hosts, as long as it has access to all the packages koji wants. So in practice this means it has to share a NFS mount or other shared storage with the koji hub.
An effort was initiated late last year to add the LXQt desktop environment to the line of Fedora Spins, which are editions of the distribution that use a desktop environment other than the GNOME 3. At that time, the list of applications that will ship by default had not yet been decided.
Ubuntu project member Nathan Haines is announcing that the next UbuCon Summit conference takes place this spring, between March 2 and March 3, in Pasadena, California, USA, during the SCALE 15x event.
SCALE is a renowned annual Linux Expo held in southern California. It's also the biggest Linux and FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) showcase event run by various members of the Linux community in North America. SCALE 15x is the fifteenth installation of the conference.
The Cinnamon desktop can be themed and its features can be extended by adding applets, desklets and extensions. In Cinnamon lingo, all these addons are referred to as “spices”. The goal is to let you spice up your Cinnamon experience so you can enjoy your desktop environment, feel even more at home with it and benefit from niche features and look and feel which go beyond what is developed by the Linux Mint and Cinnamon teams.
Vinux is distribution which mainly focus on blind and partially sighted people. Vinux is based on Ubuntu. Latest version of Vinux is 5.1 and it is based on Ubuntu 14.05.5 which is Long Term Support. Vinux uses Unity, Gnome or MATE as desktop environment. New release includes lots of updated packages and other fixes.