Today, June 14, 2016, Canonical informed us that they've been working for some time with developers from various major GNU/Linux distributions to make the Snap package format universal for all OSes.
The last post explained the new version policy that we hope to use for the future of Gtk. This post aims to explain some of the benefits of that system, and also why we considered, but ultimately rejected some other options.
The first major takeaway from the new system (and the part that people have been most enthusiastic about) is the fact that this gives many application authors and desktop environments something that they have been asking for for a long time: a versions of Gtk that has the features of Gtk 3, but the stability of Gtk 2. Under the proposed scheme, that version of Gtk 3 will be here in about a year. Gtk version (let’s say) 3.26 will be permanently stable, with all of the nice new features that have been added to Gtk 3 over the last 5+ years.
Seattle GNU/Linux Conference 2016 to Take Place November 11-12 in Seattle, USA
There's an upcoming GNU/Linux conference for those living in the Seattle area, and it promises to be a starting point for anyone interested in switching to a free and open source operating system for their personal computers.
Intel's Vulkan Linux Driver Should Now Work With Dota 2
It appears that Intel's Vulkan open-source Linux driver is finally in good enough shape for being able to handle Valve's Dota 2 game.
AllSeen Alliance Open Source Community Expands as AllJoyn® User Group Program Surpasses 600 Members
The AllSeen Alliance, a cross-industry collaboration advancing the Internet of Things (IoT) through an open source software project, today announced seven new members, rapid growth of the AllJoyn User Group program (AUG), and details for the summer AllJoyn Developer Tour Asia.
AllSeen Alliance new members represent a diverse group comprising three smart home companies and an academic institution, all committed to advancing an open and interoperable IoT.
A Proper TSN Driver Is Being Worked On For The Linux Kernel (Time Sensitive Networking)
Henrik Austad of Cisco has published very early code for implementing a TSN core driver in the Linux kernel. TSN is short for Time Sensitive Networking and was formerly known as Audio/Video Bridging (AVB).
TSN is designed for establishing low-latency, jitter-free, guaranteed-bandwidth links over a LAN by reserving a path on the network. In order to support TSN, the NIC and the network itself must be compatible.
The OnePlus 3 is practically perfect, save for expandable storage, waterproofing, fast wireless charging and a QuadHD display. To be honest, I could live without any of these.
OnePlus has really outdone itself and its competitors this year. I dare you to find a better Android phone for $400.
Scality launches single-server open source software for S3-compliant storage
News this morning from storage vendor Scality that the company is announcing the general availability of its S3 Server Software. The offering is an open source version of Scality's S3 API and allows developers to code to Amazon Web Services' S3 storage API on a local machine.
Packaged as a Docker container (what else!) the idea is that developers can local build applications that thereafter can be deployed on premises, on AWS or some combination of the above.
- Scality Announces the S3 Server Open Source Software
Nextcloud 9 Available, Enterprise Functionality to be Open Source
Well ahead of the early July promise, today Nextcloud makes available Nextcloud 9. With this release we also announce to release all enterprise functionality as open source. Building on top of the open source ownCloud core and adding functionality and fixes, this release provides a solid base for users to migrate to. All enterprise functionality users and customers need will be made available over the coming weeks, fully developed in the open and under the AGPL license.
Nextcloud 9 Released, All Enterprise Features To Be Opened Up
Less than two weeks after ownCloud was forked into Nextcloud, the project today did their version 9 release.
Open Source SLA Printer Software Slices from the Browser
Figuring out whether or not the voxel is inside or outside the model at every layer is harder for SLA printers, which have to take explicit account of the interior “empty” space inside the model. [Matt] and [Martin]’s software calculates this on the fly as the software is slicing. To do this, [Matt] devised a clever algorithm that leverages existing hardware to quickly accumulate the inside-or-out state of voxels during the slicing.
Capital One Taps Open-Source, Cloud, Big Data for Advantage in Banking
Capital One is one of the nation's largest banks. It started as a credit card company, really as a startup in the late 1980s. Its founder, Richard Fairbank, is still its CEO today. Fairbank's idea was to build a better financial services company by using information and data to make better decisions and build better products and services for customers—making Capital One an early "big data" company. The company launched around the notion of an information-based strategy, which in that era was a pretty novel concept.
Canonical is the company behind Ubuntu, the Debian-based Linux distribution that many of us know as ‘probably’ (arguably, not necessarily if you’re a purist) the best Linux operating system for a personal PC.
LinuxToday: Linux Utility - Understand Linux Crontab Or Cron Expressions To Run Command At Specific Interval
LinuxandUbuntu: Linux Crontab helps you to run commands, apps or scripts at a custom specific interval.