The Web giant at its Android Developer Summit on Monday announced a major update for Android Studio, Google's official integrated development environment (IDE) for building Android apps and games. Google said one of the top requests it receives from developers is to make app builds and deployment faster in Android Studio, and that's what it's going for with this release.
When I unboxed the Q Founder, Fossil’s first Android Wear smartwatch, I saw an unsuspecting smartwatch that looked not all that dissimilar to Motorola’s Moto 360. It’s metal, has a button to the right-side of the screen, and features the same black bar along the bottom of the otherwise circular display that Motorola fans have long complained about.
Bulgaria’s ‘Future is Code’ initiative - where volunteers visit schools to introduce students and teachers to software development - which started in April, is continuing at least until the end of this month. The project has already introduced a handful of schools to open source. The volunteer-led project is supported by Bulgaria’s Ministry of Education.
According to an historical and widely shared distinction, present on Wikipedia and generally supported by too many free software advocates including some lawyers, “Strong copyleft” (sometimes renamed “viral licensing”) refers to licences governing a copyrighted work to the extent that their copyleft provisions can be efficiently imposed on all kinds of derived works, including linked works: the same copyleft licence becomes applicable to the combination. At the contrary, "Weak copyleft" would refer to licenses (that are generally used for the creation of software libraries) where not all derived works inherit the copyleft license, depending on the manner in which it was derived: copies and changes to the covered software itself become subject to the copyleft provisions of such a license, but not the software that links to it. This allows programs covered by any license (even proprietary) to be compiled and linked against copylefted libraries such as glibc (the GNU project's implementation of the C standard library), and then redistributed without any re-licensing required.
A status update concerning the Dropbox-sponsored Pyston project was presented earlier this month.
A status update on the open-source Python high-performance JIT project was shared at a Pyston meet-up two weeks ago. For those interested, the Pyston blog shared today that this interesting video has now been uploaded.
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Will Be Powered by Linux Kernel 4.4 LTS
The Ubuntu developers have published a new iteration of the Ubuntu Kernel Team Weekly Newsletter to inform all users of the world's most popular free operating system about the latest work done on the kernel packages of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.