The sun shines and you also start working on a shiny screen, the sun goes down but not your PC’s shiny screen. That’s kinda unfair. Hey! Folks today I am going to review a famous app named “f.lux” which changes your laptop screen brightness and color based on the daylight and nightlight in your location.
Before I go on, I should probably make it clear that I am actually employed as an MPE/iX developer (an entirely different OS). According to the job description, there was no mention of Windows and Linux experience was simply "a plus".
Long story short, my employer got upset because I was doing my development work through Linux rather than Windows. He claims it's because everyone else in this company uses Windows and that most corporations do Linux development through Windows terminals. This is only my second Linux job (first one didn't mind at all) and needless to say, I'm not sure what the real world looks like.
For those of you with Linux-related jobs:
How much of it really involves Linux (and not Windows)?
(Workstations) Can you pick your own distribution?
(Servers) When new systems are being deployed, do you have any influence on which distribution will be installed?
Are you able to do your work with a Linux-based development machine at least?
- Keith Packard Making Progress On DRM Leases For VR HMDs
Students Are Missing Out On An Incredible Opportunity To Get Involved With Mesa, Wayland
For student developers wishing to look for an interesting summer project while being paid by Google, the GSoC application deadlines are on Monday, 3 April. Sadly, the X.Org/Wayland/Mesa turnout so far for applicants are very low.
At this week's X.Org Foundation Board of Directors meeting, they acknowledged so far there are only two applicants interested in working on "X.Org" projects this summer -- the X.Org Foundation's participation also incorporates Wayland, Mesa, libinput, DRM and related parts of the stack.
Ballistic Overkill is one Unity title that may see an update with Vulkan
Just a quick update about the great online FPS Ballistic Overkill [Steam]. I spoke to the developers on Twitter and it's possible it may see a Unity upgrade to get Vulkan.
ARK: Survival Evolved has a major update with a needed UI refresh
ARK: Survival Evolved [Steam] has another big update which finally includes a revamp of their old UI. It does look many times better and also unicorns.
SSVR: The First Encounter Officially Released On Steam
Croteam has done the full release of Serious Sam VR: The First Encounter, taking it out of early access.
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Gumstix added Arduino IDE support to its Geppetto design service for boards based on the Intel Curie. It also shipped a Curie-based “Radium 96BIE” SBC.
Last September, Gumstix unveiled two single board computers based on Intel Joule and Curie modules, and built to 96Boards CE and the new, MCU-oriented 96Boards IE (IoT Edition) form-factor specifications, respectively. The Curie-based 96Boards IE compliant Radium 96BIE board is now available for $75, and Gumstix has also added Arduino IDE support for designing similar Curie-based boards in its Geppetto D2O custom board design and manufacturing service.
This is a minor maintenance release in the 4MLinux STABLE channel. The release ships with the Linux kernel 4.4.56. Additionally, some popular programs (Audacity, Chromium, Firefox, SMTube) have been updated, too. 4MLinux 21.1 includes the updated apulse package (backported from 4MLinux 22.0) to fix the problem with sound in the Firefox 52 series.