One world, one container: Open Container Project
Today, containers are becoming the default way that people put apps on clouds. In no small part, that’s because containers didn’t become standardized until libcontainer appeared in 2014. But then Docker headed in its own direction, and others, starting with CoreOS, started splitting off. Fortunately, instead of forking themselves into irrelevance, almost all the containers powers got back on the same page with the Open Container Project (OCP).
Docker Machine 0.3.0 Deep Dive
We recently released Docker Machine 0.3.0. I am a maintainer on the project, and I want to share with you some of the goodness that we have been working hard on integrating in the months since the previous release.
- The Many New Features Of The Linux 4.2 Kernel
- Linux 4.2-rc1 Released: One Of The Biggest Ones Ever
- ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
- Linux 4.2-rc1 Is One of the Largest Kernel Releases of Recent Times
- Linux Kernel 4.2 RC1 Is One of Biggest Ever Because of New AMD GPU Drivers
Trying To Run The Intel Core i7 5775C On Linux
I reached out to the intel_idle maintainer Len Brown and others to see if they had any leads, but given the US holiday weekend, I don't expect much activity this weekend. Just posting this brief update in case anyone has encountered a similar problem or ideas. I'm quite excited to get the Core i7 5775C up for Linux benchmarking. I'm even half-tempted to see if the CPU plays nicely under FreeBSD to try to isolate it as a software or hardware trouble.
- Working Around The Intel Core i7 5775C Broadwell Stability Issue On Linux
GSoC Midterm Status Report
The task involves making a KVTML editor for LibKEduVocDocument which will be available to all the applications using it. For that I have been moving the editor of Parley to the library. I had started off with moving the model classes, and after that moved on to the view/delegate classes and the various widgets, and simultaneously updating Parley to use the newly moved classes of the library. Currently I am moving the main Editor Window, and I expect to complete it soon enough.
- GSoC Midterm, Advanced Metadata Hub
Boxes' thumbnails overhaul
Up until now, Boxes' stopped machines were represented by a black box. It was nice as it represented the idea of a shut down screen, but it was pretty hard to differentiate a stopped machine from a running one displaying a black screen. This was stated in bug #730258 where Jimmac suggested to follow this design where thumbnails are draw as gray frames with a medium sized emblem in their center, using the system-shutdown-symbolic icon to suggest the stopped state.
Donations within the EU are now handled through the Wau Holland Foundation
The GNOME Foundation and the Wau Holland Foundation (Wau Holland Stiftung; WHS) have recently reached an agreement that will significantly improve the way donations to GNOME within the European Union (EU) are received and managed.
- Company Shares of Red Hat, Inc. Drops by -0.77%
Red Hat builds on its open source storage portfolio
Mellanox, Red Hat, Seagate, and Supermicro are also in an ongoing Red Hat Ceph Storage benchmarking project to demonstrate the performance with various combinations of flash and hard drives.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. Reaffirms Overweight Rating for Red Hat (RHT)
Red Hat Inc logoJPMorgan Chase & Co. restated their overweight rating on shares of Red Hat (NYSE:RHT) in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, Analyst Ratings Net reports. The firm currently has a $85.00 price target on the open-source software company’s stock, up from their previous price target of $82.00.
The Friday Op-Ed: Mirantis takes fight to Red Hat and HP
Boris Renski, co-founder of Mirantis, explains how OpenStack is defining infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS).
Debian/TeX Live 2015.20150703-1
The first upload of new packages after TeX Live 2015 hit unstable. Against my expectations, the bugs didn’t come in in the thousands, more or less there were only some fixes necessary in the binary package, which lead to a few updates over the last week. This upload fixes an RC bug (missing replaces), and also takes a step further in the Debianization of the packages: I finally removed texconfig and texlinks programs, as they are not useful on Debian, and should actually not be used.
Ubuntu PC-on-a-stick launches this week
Canonical has just announced that an Ubuntu version of the Intel Compute Stick, on sale this coming week and priced around $110. The Intel Compute Stick is a small HDMI dongle that you plug into a TV or monitor and provides a full PC experience. It’s a great idea as something falling between a Chromecast device and a full media centre…
- Future YotaPhone handsets will have Sailfish OS instead of Android
Tizen Developer Conference 2015 Announced, 17-18 September Shenzhen, China
The annual Tizen Developer Conference (TDC) will be held 17-18 September 2015 in Shenzhen, China. The conference will feature keynotes from industry leaders, as well as technical talks for app developers, platform designers, independent software developers (ISV), OEMs, hardware and software vendors. This conference is for open source and app developers who are interested in contributing to the growth of the Tizen ecosystem worldwide.
- Linphone 3.8.5 Brings Only Bug-Fixes
News: The Tangram is designed for real-time rendering of 2D and 3D maps.
Mapzen builds open-source mapping tools and collaborates on open geodata initiatives and one good choice is Tangram.
- coreutils-8.24 released [stable]
VirtualBox 5.0 RC3 Brings Large File Transfer Between Linux and Windows Hosts
VirtualBox, a virtualization application that allows users to run and install operating systems inside other OSes, has received a fresh RC for the new 5.0 branch.
- How to set up your Raspberry Pi in Mac OS X
- How to setup Apache Cassandra NoSql Database with Ubuntu 15.04
- Install Webmin on an Ubuntu VPS
- How to install PhpWiki on a CentOS 7 VPS
- Install Cacti (Monitoring tool) on ubuntu 15.04 server
- Create a signed app with Cordova
- Kernel recompilation on Novena
- Stratum-1 NTP server, part 1
- Stratum-1 NTP server, part 2
- Stratum-1 NTP server, part 3
- On Linux32 chrooted environments
- How To Install eRadio 1.2 On Elementary OS 0.3 Freya And Elementary OS 0.2 Luna
- How To Install Gis Weather 0.7.8.5 On The Most Popular Linux Systems
- Install FrostWire 6.0.12 On 64 Bit Systems Using RPM Or DEB Packages
- Installing and Configuring X2Go Server and Client on Debian 8
- Install LimeSurvey on a CentOS VPS
- Play Dota 2 on Intel HD 3000 or above on Linux
Low Linux Sales Of Democracy 3 Leads To Jonathan Blow, Developer Of Braid Blasting Linux
I am always wary of posting articles like this, but sometimes what developers with influence say needs pointing out. This time Jonathan Blow who created the hit indie game Braid has been blasting Linux gaming.
- Unity Editor and DirectX 11 for Linux, and more gaming news
Terra Nova: Strike Force Centauri, Another Classic Released On GOG For Linux
Terra Nova: Strike Force Centauri is a classic tactical shooter that now has a Linux version on GOG, and it's highly rated. Originally released in 1996, it has been given new life on GOG's digital shelves.
Trine Enchanted Edition Now Available On GOG For Linux
It's been a while, but Trine Enchanted Edition is finally available for Linux users on GOG. It's well worth checking out, so hopefully a few more of you can play it now.
Point-And-Click Adventure 'Anna's Quest' Released On GOG And Steam For Linux
It's good to see another Daedalic published game made available for Linux.
Brushfire Games On Their Linux Sales For Shipwreck & Their Thoughts On Linux
A recent article about Jon Blow has spurred other developers getting in touch, and one developer is Brushfire Games, the developer of Shipwreck. Their sales are looking good, and they have some thoughts.
- 7 Days To Die Completely Broken For Mac & Linux
- Happy Birthday To GamingOnLinux, Six Years In The Making
Pajama Sam Collections Now On GOG With Linux Support
It's really good to see games aimed at all ages coming to Linux, it will certainly help those of us with young families get into Linux. These games are powered by the open source ScummVM project, so thanks to those guys too. I plan to introduce my son to games like this when he's old enough, and I can thank GOG for allowing me to do that easily.
Anno Online From Ubisoft & Blue Byte Comes To Steam For Linux, Thoughts Included
Anno Online is getting destroyed by the reviews on Steam, so naturally I need to see what all the fuss is about for this Linux game from Ubisoft & Blue Byte.
- Samsung Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge Android 5.1 Lollipop Update Released
Lava to Launch Google Android One 2.0 Series with Mid-Range Specifications in Mid-July: Report
Domestic smartphone maker Lava, in collaboration search engine giant Google, is prepping the stage for the launch of new Android One 2.0 series smartphone later this month.
Lava will host an event on 14 July in New Delhi to unveil the new Android One series smartphone, reported The Economic Times (Tech).
Report: Better Android One devices to launch in India, cost $189
The first wave of Android One devices launched in India in September 2014. The selection of low-end phones was supposed to help Android tackle "the next billion users"—people in developing countries who had never owned a smartphone before. The devices were spec'd about as low as possible—4.5-inch 480p screens, 1.3GHz MediaTek processors, and 4GB of storage—which gave them a really low price of about $105. According to the report, this new wave of devices sits a lot higher on the price spectrum: about $189 (Rs 12,000).
Android One model, described as an "affordable Nexus," launching in India on July 17th
A report published on Friday says that a new Android One handset will be unveiled in India on July 17. A local handset manufacturer, Lava International, is producing the model which will be priced at the equivalent of $189 USD. According to those familiar with Google's thinking, version 2.0 of Android One will be aimed at those who have used a smartphone before. Previously, the low priced Android One models were designed for first-time smartphone buyers in emerging markets.
- Lava expected to launch an Android One handset on 14 July for Rs 12,000
- Some Android Lollipop Users Affected by 'Critical' Battery Drain Issue
- Even the 2-year old LG G2 will reportedly receive an update to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Is Google Testing Android M For Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (2012), And Nexus 10?
Google is said to be testing the upcoming Android M operating system for Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (2012) and the Nexus 10.
Android phone vendors should improve update policies, consumer organization says
Too many Android phones are running old software with security flaws, according to Dutch consumer association Consumentenbond, which wants manufacturers to update their phones’ software more often, and for longer.
The association tested 171 Android smartphones that it had acquired over the last two years, applying the latest software update provided by the manufacturer.
- Is this Blackberry's Android phone? Leaked image reveals curved 'Venice' handset
BlackBerry's Android Smartphone Plans Leaked
Noted internet tipster Evan Blass has revealed two details about BlackBerry’s upcoming smartphone plans, and the focus on increased Android support.
The first is the news that the BlackBerry Venice handset will be powered by Android, and one of the slider keyboard based handset will be sold by AT&T later in the year. That Venice will be Android-powered matches previous rumors, but the news of AT&T’s adoption of the Venice makes sense. AT&T has a long associated with BlackBerry, and has already taken a number of the new BB10 powered handsets and requested tweaked designed for its customer base.
- Is this BlackBerry's upcoming Android smartphone?
Is this BlackBerry's upcoming Android phone, coming to AT&T?
We've expected for a month or so that BlackBerry is working on an Android phone with a "dual curved display" that slides up to reveal a physical keyboard underneath. It is supposedly based on a device that was originally announced at Mobile World Congress back in March, and back then the best image we had to go off of was a low-resolution snapshot of the device being held up on stage. Now, Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) has posted a high-resolution render of the device, codenamed Venice, to Twitter.
- AT&T Pushes Out Samsung Galaxy S5 Update: Not Android 5.1 But Includes Performance And Security Improvements
Is Android the New Windows?
At Google's recent I/O developers’ conference, Google’s leadership clearly stated that they want Android to be the dominant OS for connected devices and Internet of Things. Like Windows, Android is hardware-agnostic and can easily be applied to any mobile or IoT device. Even more important is that Android serves as Google’s OS/UI to its overall cloud vision, and it is building most of its worldwide ecosystem of products and services channeled through Android.
The Android Version Of The Dolphin Nintendo Gamecube/Wii Emulator Is Coming Along Nicely - Here It Is Running On A SHIELD TV
We've written about Dolphin before: it's an extremely popular emulator for the Nintendo Gamecube and Wii that runs well on modern gaming PCs. The developers have been trying to get it running reliably on Android for years. They're not quite there yet - the software needs a lot of work, and we still need more powerful devices to get a true one-to-one gaming experience. But the NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV, with its ridiculously powerful and video-focused Tegra X1 system-on-a-chip, is getting pretty close.
- Fallout Shelter Android Game: Bethesda Says Release Date Is August
- Fallout Shelter May Launch on Android in August
- Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OTA Now Available For Galaxy S6 And Galaxy S6 Edge Sprint Users
- Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Update G920FXXU2BOFL For Samsung Galaxy S6: How To Install It
- 5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week! – Android Apps Weekly
- Android Circuit: New Moto G Leak, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Revealed, Google Battles Microsoft
- Motorola Droid Turbo Facing Battery Problems After Android Lollipop Update
- When 'Yeh Hai Mohabbatein' Actor Karan Patel and Wife Ankita Bhargava Went on Double Date [PHOTO]
Android 5.1 Lollipop Update: Busy Day For Latest Lollipop; Upgrade Rolled Out For Moto X 2014, Moto X 2013, Motorola Droid Turbo Rolls Out
The Android 5.1 Lollipop update for the Motorola Droid Turbo, Moto X 2013 and Moto X 2014 is now going to be rolled out, much to the delight of Motorola smartphone users. Since it is going to be a phased role out, not all users will be able to enjoy what the update has to offer at the time that it is released to the public.
- Android Authority this week – July 5, 2015
- Install Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Custom ROM on Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE via SlimLP [How to Update]
- Some Android Users Are Seeing 'Did You Mean...' Corrections In Google Search Suggestions
Facebook ‘Likes’ Open Source And It’s Not Afraid To Show It
Most recently, Facebook released the source code for its new static analyzer dubbed “Facebook Infer.”
Teaching open source communities about conflict resolution
At OSCON in Portland this year, Donna Benjamin and Gina Likins are combining forces to talk about a topic that is sometimes easily dismissed: conflict resolution. Given the growing need to address conflict in technology, and that even popular projects like the Linux Kernel adopting codes of conduct, it’s no surprise that conferences feature talks on human interaction.
- Firefox 39 released
Mozilla launch Firefox 39, OS X and Linux users get the most new features
After a delay a couple of days ago, Firefox 39 has finally released. With this release OS X and Linux versions of Firefox are playing catch-up to Windows, they finally received support for SafeBrowsing which helps users identify if a download is malware.
Open edX: The open source learning management system for corporations and non-profits
This month marks the third birthday of edX, the online learning platform developed jointly by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In that short time, usage of the edx.org site has exploded. Over 4 million students have taken one of the hundreds of free online courses provided by dozens of prominent universities. Individual courses have had tens of thousands of enrollees in a session.
For the past four years in systemd there's been a Udev accelerometer helper for exposing the device orientation as a property. With the upcoming systemd 222 release, that will change and instead users taking advantage of device orientation information should switch to iio-sensor-proxy 1.0+.