Once your distro of choice picks up one of these stable releases you should be back to at least the old Mapquest speed of Maps. And if your distro upgrades to latest libchamplain when it arrives you will see even greater speeds.
With GNOME 3.19 there were plans for a GTK scenegraph and this GTK Scene Kit (GSK) was then planned for 3.20 and then most recently hoped for 3.22. But it's not happening.
One of the big user benefits to the GTK Scene Kit will be offloading more work to the GPU and while it looked like GSK may finally be a reality for GNOME 3.22, this morning we found out it's not going to be merged in time.
This blog-post contains the final evaluation of my Google summer of Code 2016 project for the GNOME organization. More precisely, I’ve been working in the Games application under the mentorship of Adrien Plazas implementing multi-source/multi-disc games and offer support to the PlayStation platform.
I arrived at GUADEC a few days early to participate in the Board and AdBoard meetings.
The goal to be achieved was to be able to play both single player and multiplayer emulated games using a gamepad in GNOME Games
More than 16,000 backers pledged money to support the Andronium Superbook, an 11-inch laptop with a high-definition display and 10 hours of battery life that is powered by a USB- attached Android smartphone.
ORACLE HAS provided funding for the Campaign for Accountability (CfA), a non-profit advocacy group that runs a Google Transparency Project.
A notice on the group's website explains that it uses "research, litigation and aggressive communications to expose misconduct and malfeasance in public life", focusing on how "millions of Americans' lives are negatively impacted by decisions behind the doors of corporate boardrooms, government offices and shadowy non-profit groups".
The Nokia Lumia 525 is a humble 4-inch smartphone with unimpressive specs that launched back in 2014, and nobody would have guessed that two years later, despite not even being officially updated to Windows 10 Mobile, it would be able run Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Yup, that's right, a clever “hacker” has managed to run a build of CyanogenMod 13 on the aging Lumia 525, and it looks surprisingly smooth judging by the proof-of-concept video.
This is not the first time we are seeing a project to port Android to a Lumia device, but this is the first one that may come to fruition. The developer of the project, Triszka Balázs, has said that if everything goes well, the source code may be publicly released next weekend. Unfortunately for modding enthusiasts, he has since chimed in over at the XDA Developers forums to say that his “Lumia 525's eMMC died”, which will definitely delay the release.
The flaw is difficult to exploit but nonetheless poses a risk, especially when it comes to targeted attacks.
N++ a simple, fast-paced, momentum-based platformer has been confirmed by the developers as being on it's way to Linux.
I was considering writing it up, but the store page on GamesRepublic (owned by the publisher 11 bit) only states Windows. This seems to be an oversight, since the games own FAQ clearly states Linux is a platform. I have reached out to both to see if they can correct that, or clarify when exactly Linux will be supported.
While exciting, not many Linux games use CRYENGINE so it remains to be seen if it will really help us all that much. At least the added benefit here is games using CRYENGINE 5.3+ will have another chance at coming to Linux in future.
Absolute Drift: Zen Edition is the free big update for the simple 2D drifting game Absolute Drift and it's now out.
The action platformer Mighty No. 9 looks like it has its SteamOS icon back, but looking at reports it's not yet playable on Linux.
I've already seen a report from one user saying it's not playable, and looking at SteamDB it seems the Linux content depot isn't assigned to anything but beta and developer keys.
It's being developed by Enigami and published by Focus Home Interactive. For those that don't know, Linux is already confirmed.
The game was funded thanks to Kickstarter backers who raised $139K for it.
Softpedia has been informed by Logic Supply about the launch of a new industrial ARM Mini PC, along with multiple ARM-based SBCs (single-board computers) from Embux, all supporting Linux kernel-based operating systems.
Google has announced that the latest version of Android 7.0 Nougat, is rolling out to newer Nexus devices starting today. It’s a good upgrade, but only available if you have a recent Nexus device like the Nexus 6, 6P, 5X, Pixel C, or Nexus 9 tablet — and it will take some time for everybody's devices to receive the over-the-air update. I've been using the various public betas that have been running since March of this year and most of the bugs have been worked out.
The FLOSS Desktop for Kids initiative refurbishes surplus and discarded school computers, allowing students to learn (hands-on) about computers and technology by diagnosing, breaking-down and repairing hardware components. Students acquire, install and configure open source software including Linux operating systems, LibreOffice, GIMP, Pidgin, etc.—not just run “apps” on a tablet. The program, is designed to teach engineering and technology by doing, failing, fixing, frustration, and finally achieving—that's how Science, Technology, Engineering and Math really happen, and that aligns perfectly with STEM's goals: “knowledge and skills to solve tough problems, gather and evaluate evidence, and make sense of information.”
GNOME Project's Frederic Peters informs us a few minutes ago about the availability of the first Beta release of the upcoming GNOME 3.22 "Karlsruhe" desktop environment for GNU/Linux operating systems.
These are some of the best ERP, CRM, small business server, project management and business intelligence applications available under an open source license.
For those using the Wine 1.8 stable series until the Wine 2.0 release this fall/winter and not opting to use the bi-weekly Wine 1.9 development releases, Wine 1.8.4 was released today.
Wine 1.8.4 ships with a total of 50 known bug fixes for this stable release update. There are also more graphics cards added to their GPU description table for identifying a GPU's capabilities under Wine.
Last week we told you all about the new improvements and fixes implemented in the Wine 1.9.17 development release, and now it's time to inform our readers about the latest stable Wine release, version 1.8.4.
The Wine maintenance release 1.8.4 is now available.
Gentoo One of the wonderful things about Linux is the diversity of the distributions available. Some distributions are very beginner friendly with installers that offer only a few basic options. Others are more complex, requiring knowledge of Linux and skills with the command line to install. Gentoo falls into the more complex category. There is no installer per se, the user just needs to follow instructions to perform several steps leading to a fully installed and configured system. This process is certainly harder than using Ubuntu's Ubiquity installer, but it is not that hard. The instructions are clear and do require previous experience with Linux, or the tenacity to keep going (or start over) when things go wrong when Gentoo is used in a "dive in head first" learning experience. Below, I take a look at the latest Gentoo Linux live DVD, the "Choice Edition," and briefly explore how Gentoo gets installed on a system by using a step by step set of instructions instead of an installer that takes care of most of the steps automatically.
Slackware is a throwback to the early days of the Linux OS, and it may not have much relevance to anyone but diehard Slackware fans. Still, experienced Linux users looking for a change of pace might enjoy setting up a Slackware system.
The documentation and user guides are fairly detailed, but they are heavy reads that will frustrate the typical new user. Those without a strong technical background will see a big disconnect in going from the live session "Slackware demo" to a functioning Slackware installation.
It turns out that selling open source software is really, really hard. So hard, in fact, that only one company has proven the ability to do so profitably at scale: Red Hat. Everyone else is either swimming in red ink or a rounding error.
MariaDB is a database that was created as a community-developed ‘fork’ of the MySQL relational database management system and, as such, has always been free to use under the GNU General Public License.
As the importance of software to almost all businesses has grown, so the competition to bring new releases to market and ensure they're error free is fierce.
Source code repository software startup GitLab today is introducing Issue Boards, an open-source task-management tool that will be integrated into the existing web service for all users, free of charge.
Managing application projects is about to become much easier for GitLab Inc. users.
Increased awareness, integration and adoption of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in Uganda, both by government and the private sector is key to improved service delivery by government, reduced cost of public service deliver as well as improve competitiveness of Uganda’s ICT and ICT Enabled Services (ITES), Hon. Frank Tumwebaze, Uganda’s ICT and National Guidance Minister has said.
Ubuntu and Debian developer Iain Lane informed the Ubuntu community that the upcoming Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) operating system is in Feature Freeze as of August 18, 2016.
Kodi's Nathan Betzen announced just a few minutes ago the availability of the first Beta development release of the upcoming Kodi 17 "Krypton" open-source and cross-platform media center software.
With the news from Friday that Fedora 25 will run Wayland by default I loaded up the current Fedora 25 development packages on a test system this weekend and I used that as my primary system for all of my business/production work this weekend. It went well and included are some early gaming benchmarks of Fedora 25 Workstation GNOME on Wayland and X.Org.
The United States government this month published its new federal source code policy to allow government-wide access to custom source code developed by or for any agency of the federal government. The policy, which aims to reduce duplication, avoid technology “lock-in,” and tap the best minds in or outside government, has caught the attention of free software developers in Europe who are hoping to use it as a basis for change there too.
“We plan to use that in the next months as an example for European countries,” Matthias Kirschner, president of the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE), said in a recent email discussion on the new US policy.
There was striking evidence that Open Source can lead to Open Society at the first day of OS//OS at Wellington’s Michael Fowler Centre on Monday August 22.
One of the keynote speakers, Audrey Tang from Taiwan, outlined how a quiet (and unheralded, at least in New Zealand) revolution has completely changed how democracy is practiced in the 23 million people nation sitting off China’s coast.
It started with a parliamentary sit-in in 2014 – aided and abetted by Taiwan’s digital wizards as informal representatives debated how to use internet tools to ensure that all voices are heard before any new legislation is put in place.
Eventually parliamentarians agreed that what was proposed by the ‘Sunflower Movement’ was valid.
Now, the feelings and opinions of many different people (and animals and the environment) are considered. The role of parliament is to enact this debate outcome through legislation.