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Development Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 Beta

Wednesday 24th of July 2019 02:25:13 PM
Two months after the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0, Red Hat is publishing a beta for the upcoming release of version 8.1. The new beta offers improvements to firewall configuration, new SELinux profiles, and more options for Image Builder. "Work on RHEL 8 has continued and....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 824

Monday 22nd of July 2019 12:09:23 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: HexagonOS 1.0News: Mageia publishes media update, Fedora unveils CoreOS and plans to phase out 32-bit repositories, Slackware turns 26Tips and tricks: Limiting a user's disk usage with quotasReleased last week: Q4OS 3.8, Proxmox 6.0 "Virtual Environment", Oracle Linux 8.0Torrent corner: ArcoLinux, Clonezilla,....

Distribution Release: Slackel 7.2 "Openbox"

Saturday 20th of July 2019 08:50:54 AM
Dimitris Tzemos has announced the release of Slackel 7.2 "Openbox", an updated build of the project's lightweight desktop distribution based on Slackware Linux and Salix. The new version comes with a set of new graphical tools that improve the creation and transfer of Slackel ISO images: "Slackel 7.2....

Distribution Release: deepin 15.11

Friday 19th of July 2019 03:26:43 PM
deepin is a Debian-based distribution featuring the custom Deepin desktop environment and associated tools. The project has published a new stable release, deepin 15.11. The new version features a Cloud Sync feature in the control panel and introduces the ability to burn optical media through the distribution's file....

Distribution Release: Oracle Linux 8.0

Friday 19th of July 2019 02:19:14 AM
Simon Coter has announced the release of Oracle Linux 8.0, the first stable version of the project's enterprise-class server distribution built from the source code of the recently-released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8: "Oracle is pleased to announce the general availability of Oracle Linux 8. With Oracle Linux....

BSD Release: OPNsense 19.7

Wednesday 17th of July 2019 05:09:00 PM
OPNsense is a HardenedBSD-based specialist operating system (and a fork of pfSense) designed for firewalls and routers. The project's latest release is OPNsense 19.7 carries the codename "Jazzy Jaguar" and offers several new features. "For four and a half years now, OPNsense is driving innovation through modularising and....

Distribution Release: SparkyLinux 5.8

Wednesday 17th of July 2019 02:44:46 PM
SparkyLinux is a lightweight, Debian-based distribution. The project has switched its 5.x branch over from Debian Testing to Debian Stable, making the 5.x branch a more static release. SparkyLinux 5.8 is the first new snapshot based on the Stable branch. The release announcement states: "There are new live/install....

Distribution Release: Network Security Toolkit 30-11210

Tuesday 16th of July 2019 09:32:53 PM
Network Security Toolkit (NST) is a bootable live CD based on the Fedora distribution. The toolkit was designed to provide easy access to best-of-breed open source network security applications. The project's latest release is based on Fedora 30 and offers a number of enhancements. "Here are some of....

Development Release: Linux Mint 19.2 Beta

Tuesday 16th of July 2019 07:35:17 PM
The Linux Mint team has published a new development snapshot, Linux Mint 19.2 beta, which is available in three editions - Cinnamon, MATE and Xfce. The new beta offers the ability to see how long specific kernels will be supported in the update manager and multiple kernel versions....

Distribution Release: Univention Corporate Server 4.4-1

Tuesday 16th of July 2019 05:07:25 PM
Univention Corporate Server (UCS) is an enterprise-class distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux. The project's latest version is an update to the distribution's 4.4 release, bringing with it performance improvements and application recommendations based on what administrators have installed previously. "The most obvious change is certainly the new app....

Distribution Release: Proxmox 6.0 "Virtual Environment"

Tuesday 16th of July 2019 03:06:56 PM
Proxmox is a commercial company offering specialised products based on Debian GNU/Linux, notably Proxmox Virtual Environment and Proxmox Mail Gateway. Proxmox Virtual Environment is an open-source virtualisation platform for running virtual appliances and virtual machines. The company's latest release is Promox 6.0 "Virtual Environment" which is based on....

Development Release: Emmabuntüs DE3 RC

Monday 15th of July 2019 07:57:12 PM
Emmabuntüs is a desktop Linux distribution featuring the Xfce desktop and based on Debian's Stable branch. It strives to be beginner-friendly and reasonably light on resources so that it can be used on older computers. The distribution's latest development snapshot (Debian Edition 3 RC) is based on Debian....

Distribution Release: Q4OS 3.8

Monday 15th of July 2019 03:24:54 PM
Q4OS is a lightweight Linux distribution based on Debian. The distribution's latest release is Q4OS 3.8 which is available in two desktop editions: KDE Plasma and Trinity. "Q4OS Centaurus is based on Debian Buster 10 and Plasma 5.14, optionally Trinity 14.0.6, desktop environment, and it's available for 64-bit....

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 823

Monday 15th of July 2019 12:07:03 AM
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Debian 10 "Buster"News: Will Cooke discusses Ubuntu's desktop plans, Fedora to remove Snap support from GNOME Software, Red Hat's sale to IBM finalizedQuestions and answers: Checking for 32-bit applications on the operating systemReleased last week: FreeBSD 11.3, Tails 3.15, Clonezilla Live 2.6.2-15,....

Distribution Release: Feren OS 2019.07

Sunday 14th of July 2019 03:41:09 PM
Feren OS is a desktop Linux distribution based on Linux Mint's main edition. The project has published a new quarterly snapshot which introduces new themes, a new icon set, and a new splash screen at boot time. On a more technical note, this snapshot fixes an issue with....

Development Release: antiX 19 Beta 2

Saturday 13th of July 2019 07:33:51 PM
The antiX team have published a new development snapshot of the distribution's antiX 19 branch, based on Debian 10 "Buster". The snapshot offers a new tool, called App Select, for finding installed applications and introduces new themes and icons. The release announcement provides further details: "antiX 19 beta....

Distribution Release: Clonezilla Live 2.6.2-15

Friday 12th of July 2019 02:04:25 AM
Steven Shiau has announced the release of Clonezilla Live 2.6.2-15, the latest stable build of the project's specialist Debian-based live image featuring Clonezilla, a partition and disk imaging/cloning application: "This release of Clonezilla Live includes major enhancements and bug fixes: the underlying GNU/Linux operating system has been upgraded,....

Distribution Release: Tails 3.15

Wednesday 10th of July 2019 08:03:37 AM
It's time for another update to Tails (The Amnesic Incognito Live System), a Debian-based live DVD/USB image with the goal of providing complete Internet anonymity for the user. Version 3.15 ships with updated Tor Browser and Thunderbird, and it also fixes several bugs: "Tails 3.15 is out. This....

BSD Release: FreeBSD 11.3

Tuesday 9th of July 2019 06:56:32 PM
The FreeBSD team has announced the launch of an update to the operating system's 11.x series: FreeBSD 11.3. The new version updates build and compiler tools, upgrades the package manager, improves jail logging messages, and updates the KDE Plasma and GNOME desktops. "The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is....

Development Release: OPNsense 19.7 RC1

Tuesday 9th of July 2019 05:05:46 PM
Jos Schellevis has announced the availability of a new release candidate for OPNsense, a HardenedBSD-based specialist operating system (and a fork of pfSense) designed for firewalls and routers. The project's new development snapshot introduces new improvements to logging, several fixes and user interface enhancements. "Here are the full....

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  • Linux Begins Preparing For Intel's New "Lightning Mountain" SoC

    Linux kernel development activity has shown light on a new Intel SoC we haven't anything about to date... Lightning Mountain.  We haven't seen Intel Lightning Mountain referenced elsewhere yet but in our original monitoring of the various Linux kernel patch flow, this is a new Atom SoC on the way. 

  • ARB_gl_spirv and ARB_spirv_extension support for i965 landed Mesa master

    And something more visible thanks to that: now the Intel Mesa driver exposes OpenGL 4.6 support, the most recent version of OpenGL. As perhaps you could recall, the i965 Intel driver became 4.6 conformant last year. You have more details about that, and what being conformant means in this Iago blog post. On that blog post Iago mentioned that it was passing with an early version of the ARB_gl_spirv support, that we were improving and interating during this time so it could be included on Mesa master. At the same time, the CTS tests were only testing the specifics of the extensions, and we wanted a more detailed testing, so we also were adding more tests on the piglit test suite, written manually for ARB_gl_spirv or translated from existing GLSL tests.

  • Compulab CL-SOM-iMX8X SoM & SBC Feature NXP i.MX 8QuadXPlus Quad Core Cortex-A35 Processor

    NXP i.MX 8X Cortex-A35 processor designed for automotive infotainment and a variety of industrial applications was officially announced in early 2017...

Red Hat/Fedora: Flock’19 Budapest, Cockpit 201 and Systemd 243 RC2

  • Flock’19 Budapest

    This was the first occurrence of the conference for me to attend. Its an annual Fedora Community gathering, which happens in a new city of Europe every year. This time it was in Budapest, the capital of Hungary, last year it was hosted in Dresden. Dates for the same were: 8th Aug through 11th Aug 2019. Also I got an opportunity to present there on my proposal: “Getting Started with Fedora QA”. Day 1 Started with a Keynote by Mathew Miller (mattdm). In here he spoke about where we as a community are and where we need to go further. It was a knowledgeable discussion for a first timer like me who was always looking out for the Vision and Mission of Fedora community. There are people who are with Fedora since its first release and you get to meet them here at the annual gathering. [...] Groups were formed and people decided for themselves where they wanted to go for the evening hangout on the Day 1. We were 7 people who decided to hangout at the Atmosphere Klub near the V.Kerulet and left at around 9:00 pm by walk. Day 2 started with a keynote by Denise Dumas, Vice President, Operating System Platform, Red Hat. She spoke on “Fedora, Red Hat and IBM”. I woke up late, 20 minutes before the first session as I went to bed late last night and had walked for around 11 kms the day before.

  • Fedora 30 : Set up the Linux Malware Detect.
  • Cockpit 201

    It’s now again possible to stop a service, without disabling it. Reloading is now available only when the service allows it. Furthermore, disabling or masking a service removes any lingering “failed” state, reducing noise.

  • Systemd 243 RC2 Released

    Released nearly one month ago was the systemd 243 release candidate while the official update has yet to materialize. It looks though like it may be on the horizon with a second release candidate being posted today. Red Hat's Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek has just tagged systemd 243-RC2 as the newest test release for this new version of this de facto Linux init system. Over the past month have been new hardware database (HWDB) additions, various fixes, new network settings, resolvectl zsh shell completion support, bumping timedated to always run at the highest priority, and other changes.

Announcing Qt for MCUs

  • Announcing Qt for MCUs

    Today we announce the launch of Qt for MCUs – a comprehensive toolkit to deliver smartphone-like user experience on displays powered by microcontrollers. What started as a research project is now in the final leg of its journey to being released as a product. Connected devices found in vehicles, wearables, smart home, industrial and healthcare often have requirements that include real-time processing capabilities, low power consumption, instant boot time and low bill of materials. These requirements can be fulfilled by a microcontroller architecture. However, as devices get smarter and offer more features and capabilities, users expect an enhanced and intuitive experience on par with today’s smartphones. Qt for MCUs delivers an immersive and enriching user interface by utilizing a new runtime specifically developed for ARM Cortex-M microcontrollers and leveraging on-chip 2D graphics accelerators such as PxP on NXP’s i.MX RT series, Chrom-Art Accelerator on STM32 series and RGL on Renesas RH850.

  • Qt for MCUs – Qt Announces support for Microcontrollers

    About Qt for MCUs Qt- The well known opensource toolkit for creating graphical interface announced their new release: Qt for MCUs, targeting MCU’s.

  • The Qt Company Is Now Working On Qt For Microcontrollers

    There have been a lot of announcements pertaining to Qt as of late, most of which have been about forthcoming efforts around Qt 6 development. A new announcement out of The Qt Company catching us off-guard is their plans for the tool-kit on micro-controllers. Qt for MCUs is the company's newest commercial endeavour. In particular, they are working on the Qt tool-kit for displays powered by micro-controllers for smartphone-like user experiences. Qt for MCUs has been a research project at the company but is now being worked out as a new commercial offering. Considering how well though Qt works on mobile devices, it's only another step down catering it to low-power micro-controllers.