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The first major point release for LibreOffice, the 5.1 branch, is being worked on this weekend during the 1st Bug Hunting Session. This promises to be an important upgrade that should really make a difference.
The new Director of Community at GitHub, Jono Bacon, delivered a keynote at All Things Open this year titled: The new era of community. His talk was largely a call action to do better job of leading, guiding, and engaging in open source communities. Here's how.read more
SFC GPL enforcement hearing scheduled for 2016Software Freedom Conservancy has spat out a “high level” update on the GPL enforcement case it is backing against VMware, ahead of an expected first hearing next year.…
Python is everywhere. These days, it seems it powers everything from major websites to desktop utilities to enterprise software. Python has been used to write all, or parts of, popular software projects like dnf/yum, OpenStack, OpenShot, Blender, Calibre, and even the original BitTorrent client.read more
Lately I've been pondering email clients. Yeah, something as simple and yet profoundly necessary as email. The whole of email has become a bit of a conundrum, as so many people are now getting their fix via mobile devices...or they're working within webmail.
Most people store and organise their personal emails as individual files (messages) in folders. Those folders might be on a webmail company's servers, or in a mail client program on the user's personal computer. In both cases the emails are probably in a special email format.I'm horribly old-fashioned. I store my emails in plain text files, one long file for each correspondent, in chronological order. To make this easier I use the two shell scripts described in this article.
LISA is an annual technical conference for IT operations professionals, organized by The USENIX Association. The first LISA was held back in 1986, and the event still has a reputation for delivering top-notch technical content and an exceptional hallway track. This year, Amy Rich (Mozilla Corporation) and Cory Lueninghoener (Los Alamos National Laboratory) co-chaired the conference.In this interview, Amy offers a preview of what's in store at LISA15 and tips for conference-planning teams.read more
Renowned kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman has revealed earlier the fact that the upcoming Linux 4.4 kernel branch will be an LTS (Long-Term Support) one, maintained for a couple of years.
Aaeon’s first SMARC module features quad- or dual-core Bay Trail SoCs, soldered RAM, eMMC, dual display outputs, PCIe expansion, and -40 to 80°C operation. The “?COM-BT” marks Aaeon’s first venture into SMARC territory. Interestingly, Aaeon chose to use SMARC’s “short” (80 x 52mm) option, rather than SMARC’s larger 82 x 80mm size that’s closer to […]
Neofytos Kolokotronis was more than happy to announce that his Arch Linux-based Chakra GNU/Linux distribution will finally make the switch from the old-school KDE4 desktop environment to KDE Plasma 5.
Learn how to set up your computer hardware for Linux and how to find information about your hardware via Linux commands and tools. You can use the material in this tutorial to study for the LPI 101 exam for Linux system administrator certification, or to learn for fun.