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Red Hat and Fedora

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-08-17 12:40

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Android Leftovers

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-08-17 12:38

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Leftovers: OSS

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-08-17 12:38
  • Vendor-supplied or open-source HMI software?

    When an HMI project requires more functionality than that offered by self-contained touchscreen units, the next step is to use an industrial PC-based system. The PC can be a traditional keyboard and mouse if the environment allows, or an integrated computer/touchscreen with varying degrees of environmental protection.


    The three biggest advantages when using open source are the price (free or close to it), the programmer’s ability to modify and extend the code in any way required and having the final project being a smaller, more efficient product. The programming skill needed to create an application is somewhat higher than what is required using off-the-shelf development packages.

  • 5 steps for making community decisions without consensus

    Healthy open source communities usually include a wide range of people with different ideologies, goals, values, and points of view—from anarchists to CEOs of major corporations. The normal approach for making decisions that affect the entire community should be an attempt to reach consensus through discussion; however, what if you're attempting to make a decision that is critically important, but there are irreconcilable differences in the community?

    The Xen Project community had such a decision to make in the wake of the XSA-7 security issue about the project's security policy. We knew beforehand that there was unlikely to be consensus, so we thought carefully about how we could approach the discussion.

    Our main goals were to find a "center of gravity" of the community preference, and to make sure that the people who didn't get what they wanted felt like their voice was heard and taken into consideration. In this article, I'll briefly summarize my conclusions from that experience.

  • How to fire yourself: A founder's dilemma

    I learned more about business, software, and, most importantly, people, in the first two years of Lucidworks than I did in the previous 10-15 years of school and work combined. Being a founder was (and is) a thrilling ride and one that expands your brain in ways you never knew it could expand. It's also an addictive ride, as your brain starts to crave the novelty of newness that comes from context switching between a dozen different things, seemingly all at once, as well as the satisfaction that comes from being "the one who gets it done." Not that you ever really are that person, but more on that in a moment.

  • HackerNest Tech Job Fair
  • Outreachy talk

    Yesterday I gave a talk about Outreachy to Girls Coding Kosova. Since there is isn’t anyone else from Kosovo who participated in Outreachy previously and they were not really informed about it, I thought I’d share my amazing experience and give some details about the program. I decided to focus more on the application process since that was the “tricky” part when I applied and seemed to be the same for them as well, since they had a lot of questions regarding the application part. I pretended to be applying for the second time and went through the application process step by step. Starting from choosing an organization, choosing a project, contacting mentors and coordinators via e-mail or IRC, making a small contribution etc.

  • MidnightBSD 0.8 Switches the System Compiler from GCC 4.2 to LLVM/Clang 3.3

    MidnightBSD developer Lucas Holt proudly announced the release of the MidnightBSD 0.8 operating system. Based on the latest BSD and FreeBSD technologies, this update brings you the latest software updates and under-the-hood improvements.

    MidnightBSD 0.8 is here eleven months after the release of MidnightBSD 0.7, and five months after the MidnightBSD 0.7.6 maintenance update. It's a major milestone that switches the system compilers from GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) 4.2 to LLVM/Clang 3.3, uses the libdispatch library in the package manager, and fixes bugs for the mports framework.

  • Free Software Directory meeting recap for August 12th, 2016
  • Friday Free Software Directory IRC meetup: August 19th
  • Vala -- seems ideal so far

    I was searching for a language to write the phone GUI with... python3+gtk3 is way too slow; 9 seconds for trivial application is a bit too much (on N900). python2+gtk2 is a lot better at 2 seconds. Lua should be even faster.

  • Revoking old PGP key

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FOSS/Sharing in Governments

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-08-17 12:36
  • US Government Reshapes Core Services Through Open Source

    Yesterday Kathryn Ryan interviewed Eric Hysen, the head of U.S. Digital Service at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) about his organisation’s efforts to streamline and improve government IT projects. Hysen, formerly a Silicon Valley tech guru at Google discusses how DHS is partnering top private sector tech expertise with innovators inside government to transform critical government services. This approach is part of a fundamental shift in thinking in the US that seeks to tackle Government services delivery problems through more open source and human centred design approaches. The interview is available here:

  • Slovakian Public Procurement Bulletin published in XML format

    The Slovakian Public Procurement Office (PPO) has published its Public Procurement Bulletin in an open XML format, making all announcements of public procurement, including editorial corrections, available for download and (automated) processing.

  • "Helsinki Region Infoshare service increasing trust toward city and officials"

    Over the last five years, more than 1200 datasets have been published on the open data portal of Greater Helsinki, comprising the Finnish cities of Helsinki, Vantaa, Espoo and Kauniainen. According to the City of Helsinki, just opening up the data has resulted in 1-2 percent savings. "Making lots of our city purchase data public has opened up a new view for citizens into city administration, and it increases people's trust toward the city and its officials," said Tanja Lahti, the project manager for the Helsinki Region Infoshare (HRI) service.

  • UN: open data to improve state accountability and transparency

    Publishing government data online can improve accountability and transparency not only of national governments, but also of parliaments and the judiciary. Consequently, open data will play an important role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that were adopted in 2015 by the United Nations with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development [1, 2]. "With growing access to social media, an increasing number of countries now proactively use networking opportunities to engage with people and evolve towards participatory decision-making. This is done through open data, online consultations, and multiple ICT-related channels."

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Wanna build your own drone? Intel emits Linux-powered x86 brains for DIY flying gizmos

LXer - Wed, 2016-08-17 11:53
The Aero runs Yocto GNU/Linux. The idea is, you come up with a project – like a smog-detecting drone or a delivery-dropping quadcopter – and then take an Aero board, wire the necessary peripherals and sensors to it, and then attach it all to a drone skeleton. All you need is a frame with motors, propellers and motor controllers...

'Top' Linux System Monitoring Tool

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-08-17 11:51

Hello everyone. Once I used to be a Windows user but now I use Linux and I use Ubuntu distribution. When I switched to Linux, one of the initial tasks was to know the processes running in the background. In Windows, we have task manager which is GUI. In Linux we have so many task managers that are GUI & CLI both. In this article, I’ll mention one of the easiest CLI Linux system monitoring tool known as ‘Top’.

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Does anyone know who used this quote?

Reddit - Wed, 2016-08-17 11:44

Those who don't understand Linux are doomed to reinvent it, poorly.

I need to find out who made the quote, i cant find anyone connected to it and I would like to make sure i have proper citations before using it.

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Red Hat News

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-08-17 11:09

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Leftovers: Software

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-08-17 11:07
  • MPlayer-Based MPV 0.19.0 Video Player Released with More Wayland Improvements

    The developers of the open-source and cross-platform MPV video player software have announced the release of version 0.19.0, a new maintenance update that adds a few new features, options, and commands, and fixes lots of bugs.

    MPV 0.19.0 is here five weeks after the release of MPV 0.18.1 to improve the build system with and new "--htmldir" option, implement atomics support as a mandatory requirement, as well as to modify the wscript to add proper unversioned SONAME for the Android mobile platform.

  • Gammu 1.37.4

    It has been almost three months since last Gammu release and it's time to push fixes out to users. This time the amount of fixes is quite small, covering Huawei devices and text mode for sending SMS.

  • Ardour DAW releases new 5.0 version

    Long running, open source music production software has gotten a new version that introduces Windows support and a new design.

    Ardour is a capable DAW that allows you to record, edit and mix your music. It’s gained appeal around the world with it’s open source platform that allows musicians with proficient enough tech knowledge to tune the DAW to their perfect specifications.

  • Make GIMP look like Photoshop

    The GIMP has long been an important app for those who need to create and edit images, and now there’s a way to make it look and work like Photoshop.

  • Add 22 Instagram Effects to GIMP With This Plugins Pack
  • Netflix will work on Firefox 49 for Linux [Ed: yay! DRM!]

    In the upcoming release of Firefox 49, Mozilla will include support for Google's Content Decryption Module (CDM), Widevine. With this support, Firefox users on Linux will finally be able to watch Netflix content; previously Linux users had to watch Netflix using Google's Chrome browser.

    Mozilla Firefox users on Windows and Mac already had the ability to watch Netflix content as Widevine was switched on earlier for those users. Firefox 49 brings the Linux version up to parity.

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Intel Joule SOM runs Ubuntu Core Linux and makes Raspberry Pi look like garbage

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-08-17 10:59

The original Raspberry Pi sparked the creativity of many developers and students, but it was woefully underpowered. Through several iterations, however, it slowly became more powerful. While the most recent version -- the Raspberry Pi 3 -- has a much more capable processor, some developers will still want even more horsepower.

Today, Intel announces a maker board that puts the Raspberry Pi 3 to shame. The Joule system-on-module mini-computer features RealSense camera support and runs Ubuntu Linux Core. Best of all, its specs are very impressive for what it is.

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From Ubuntu to openSUSE: Notes on Photographic Workflow Migration

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-08-17 10:53

There is no such thing as the best Linux distribution for photographers. With some tweaking, any mainstream distro can be turned into a solid platform for managing and processing photos. After all, digiKam, Darktable, gThumb, and other popular photographic tools can be easily deployed on practically any Linux distribution with a minimum of effort.

The devil is in the detail, though, and small things might require some adjustments. My recent migration from Ubuntu to openSUSE Tumbleweed is a case in point. Most of the tools I use in my photographic workflow are available in openSUSE’s official software repositories, so deploying them was a rather straightforward affair. But there were a few things that needed some tweaking.

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Linux Graphics

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-08-17 10:45
  • Nvidia 370.23 Beta Linux Graphics Driver Adds Overclock Support for GeForce GPUs

    On August 15, 2016, Nvidia rolled out a new Beta version of its graphics driver for GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris operating systems, version 370.23, bringing various new features and improvements.

    According to the release notes, the Nvidia 370.23 Beta video driver implemented the ability for users to overclock or underclock their Nvidia GeForce GPUs (Graphics Processing Units). However, it appears that the new feature will only work with certain GPUs from the GeForce GTX 1000 series and later. To see the supported products, please consult the official announcement.

  • Nouveau Engine Reclocking Fixes Continue, NVIDIA Maxwell Re-Clocking Achieved

    Independent Nouveau developer Karol Herbst continues to be hard at work on improving the re-clocking state of the open-source NVIDIA Linux driver stack.

    Herbst today submitted his fifth version of a massive patch set to fix engine re-clocking. These re-clocking fixes should benefit GeForce GTX 400/500 "Fermi" hardware up through the latest Maxwell cards, but don't expect nothing yet for Pascal until NVIDIA releases that signed firmware to provide accelerated hardware support on this open-source driver.

  • Wayland / Weston 1.12 Now Available In Alpha Form

    The alpha release of the upcoming Wayland and Weston 1.12 version is now available.

    Wayland 1.12 is planned for release in September and release manager Bryce Harrington today announced the alpha release as the first step towards this next version. The feature work will also slow down at this stage.

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Desktop Environments

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-08-17 10:43

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Linux 4.4.18

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-08-17 10:38

I'm announcing the release of the 4.4.18 kernel.

All users of the 4.4 kernel series must upgrade.

The updated 4.4.y git tree can be found at:
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-4.4.y
and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser:

Also: Linux 3.14.76

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Linux Foundation becomes a PNDA-hugger

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-08-17 10:33

The Linux Foundation has added the Platform for Network Data Analytics – aka PNDA – to its stable of officially supported projects.

PNDA aggregates data from multiple sources on a network, be they-real time performance indicators or static sources like logs, then works with Apache Spark to do the usual Big Data thing of finding useful patterns. The tool's all about making it easy to gather, consume and crunch diverse data sources, rather than having to do custom integrations.

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Intel Joule IoT module gains a family of DIY companion boards

LXer - Wed, 2016-08-17 10:33
Gumstix launched a family of customizable carrier boards in conjunction with Intel’s unveiling of the tiny “Joule” IoT module at IDF in San Francisco today. Intel unveiled the Joule IoT module in a keynote talk by Brian Krzanich at the 2016 Intel Developer Forum today in San Francisco. The 48 x 24 x 3.5mm module […]

LibreOffice and OpenOffice

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-08-17 10:31

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Canonical to Bring Snappy Ubuntu Core to Advantech's x86-Based IoT Gateways

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-08-17 10:26

Today, August 16, 2016, Canonical, the company behind the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system, informed Softpedia about a strategic partnership with Advantech to bring the Snappy Ubuntu Core OS to its x86-based IoT gateways.

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6 Reasons You Should Choose openSUSE and the Geeko

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-08-17 10:25

openSUSE is a staple of the Linux community. But even long-time open source advocates find themselves wondering what sets the distro apart. Lacking the clear direction of Ubuntu or the free software advocacy of Fedora, openSUSE can seem to lack vision.

Fortunately, that isn’t the case. There are good reasons openSUSE continues to attract users, and here are some of them. Maybe you will be the next person to fall in love with the Geeko.

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Netrunner Linux Becomes Maui, Now Based on KDE Neon and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-08-17 10:23

The Netrunner development team is pleased to announce the immediate availability for download of the first stable release of the Maui, their new GNU/Linux distribution based on the KDE Neon project.

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