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IoTivity 2.0: What’s in Store?

Linux.com - Mon, 2016-08-15 15:30

In May, we reported on an Embedded Linux Conference talk by Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) Executive Director Mike Richmond on the potential for interoperability between the OCF’s IoTivity IoT framework and the AllSeen Alliance’s AllJoyn spec.

How to manage binary blobs with Git

LXer - Mon, 2016-08-15 15:05
n the previous six articles in this series we learned how to manage version control on text files with Git. But what about binary files? Git has extensions for handling binary blobs such as multimedia files, so today we will learn how to manage binary assets with Git.

Youker Assistant For Linux System Maintenance & Cleanup Tool

LinuxToday - Mon, 2016-08-15 15:00

Youker Assistant is Linux system maintenance application built by Ubuntu Kylin

What is the most futuristic looking operating system?

Reddit - Mon, 2016-08-15 14:32

What is the most futuristic looking os the may be Linux or something completely different.

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KDE Plasma 5.8 To Finally Allow LLVMpipe, Drops EGL On X11 Option

Phoronix - Mon, 2016-08-15 14:26
There are several changes to KWin's OpenGL compositor support with the upcoming KDE Plasma 5.8 release...

Qt Quick 2's Graphics State For Qt 5.8

Phoronix - Mon, 2016-08-15 14:14
Qt developers Laszlo Agocs and Andy Nchols have written a summary on The Qt Blog about the state of the Qt Quick 2 graphics stack for the upcoming Qt 5.8 release...

GNOME's GUADEC 2016 Videos Now Available

Phoronix - Mon, 2016-08-15 14:04
Running this weekend in Karlsruhe, Germany was the 2016 GUADEC conference -- GNOME's annual big event. It looked like it was another excellent event and the videos are now available...

How to Generate/Encrypt/Decrypt Random Passwords in Linux

LinuxToday - Mon, 2016-08-15 14:00

In this article, we will share some interesting Linux tips and tricks to generate random passwords and also how to encrypt and decrypt passwords with or without slat method.

Wayland-Protocols 1.7 Breaks XDG-Shell Backwards Compatibility

Phoronix - Mon, 2016-08-15 13:56
It was just days ago that Wayland-Protocols 1.6 was released with the additions of XDG-Foreign and Idle-Inhibit. Arriving this Monday morning is Wayland-Protocols 1.7...

Performance profiling with perf

LXer - Mon, 2016-08-15 13:38
Performance plays an important role in any computer program. It’s something which makes a user stay with your software. Imagine if your software took minutes to start even on a powerful machine. Or imagine it showed visible performance drops when doing some important work.... Continue Reading →

Can we put an end to the old configuration file clutter

Reddit - Mon, 2016-08-15 13:18

In general, Linux is not an operating system that collects old junk, which would require periodical reinstallation of the OS or, using a cleaning tool like CCleaner for Windows. Most of this can be attributed to the package management system.

However, a small exception still remains. The users' home directories get cluttered with old configuration files of programs. You can easily review your own current situation for example with the command ls -1a ~/.

A lot of this stuff gets placed on various locations, while to me it seems that the sane location would be ~/.config/ and its subdirectories. Has this directory actually been standardized somewhere?

Can we start a campaign to tidy up every application and modify them to use a centralized location? This would finally put an end to the last island of Linux garbage.

Some kind of user-specific meta package management system for managing application configuration data could also be interesting. You could just tick checkboxes for the applications of which configuration data you would like to remove, and then click a trashcan button. This tool could also pop up automatically if an app was uninstalled, and it would ask if I want to delete the configuration for that app.

Other ideas are welcome as well.

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Linux 4.8-rc2 Kernel Released

Phoronix - Mon, 2016-08-15 13:16
The second weekly test release of the Linux 4.8 kernel is now available...

Lubuntu Linux Team Is Ready to Begin the Migration Process to the LXQt Desktop

LinuxToday - Mon, 2016-08-15 13:00

The Lubuntu team had hesitated to switch away from LXDE because the LXQt desktop environment was still in development.

Video Demo, Tizen Ported onto the MIPS based Newton2 Platform

TuxMachines - Mon, 2016-08-15 11:58

Ingenic, a semiconductor company that is based in Beijing, China, design their own CPU core and System on Chips (SoC) based on the MIPS32 architecture. You can find their products in many end consumer products such as digital picture frames, portable media players, and GPS devices.

They have recently ported Tizen 2.3 to the Newton2 platform, which is ideally suited to the fast paced wearable and IoT market, and they also have a Tizen 3.0 demo image running on MIPS CI20 Creator board. We recently got to catch with Petar Jovanovic from RT-RK, which is a consultancy company that specialises in system software and compilers/tools, about their porting experience with Tizen:

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Android Leads the Tablet Market in Japan

TuxMachines - Mon, 2016-08-15 11:50

Android tablet shipments in Japan are set to steadily rise in the coming years, according to a June 2016 report from ICT Research & Consulting. While tablets running OSs from Apple and Windows (along with other companies) are also set to grow in shipments, Android will continue to lead in Japan.

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Skype for Windows Phone walked behind shed, shot heard

LXer - Mon, 2016-08-15 11:21
Microsoft's killed off a native Skype client for Windows Phone and will force users to rely on Web Skype instead. WinPho users won't be alone: Redmond will also discontinue Skype clients on Android 4.02 or lower and iOS 7. Microsoft has already announced that OS X and Linux will lose native clients under its Skype-for-the-cloud strategy.

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