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LXer: Celebrated eye hospital Moorfields lets Google eyeball 1 million scans

Wednesday 6th of July 2016 12:31:19 AM
Access granted to DeepMind for historic data. What consent?Famous eye hospital Moorfields has agreed to give Google’s DeepMind access to one million anonymous eye scans as a part of a machine learning study intended to spot early signs of sight loss.…

TuxMachines: Goodwill is the source code at this open coder collective

Wednesday 6th of July 2016 12:04:31 AM

About a year ago, Gautam Rege decided that he wanted to do something to give back to the open source community.

Rege, along with Sethupathi Asokan, is the cofounder of Josh Software, is among the top companies working on the Ruby on Rails framework in India.

"With an experience of many years in the open source world, we realised that there is a need to build a platform for measuring the open source contributions, which coders make every day across the world," Rege told ET.

Also: Why Google Stores Billions of Lines of Code in a Single

Moving from a traditional product/release focused delivery model to a rolling model

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TuxMachines: ARTIK Cloud Challenge is now live! Learn what it has in store for Tizen

Wednesday 6th of July 2016 12:00:51 AM

But what does Tizen have to do with ARTIK you ask? The ARTIK hardware boards have been made compatible with Tizen OS 3.0 which can cover the hardware part of the IoT development. Things don’t change much with the ARTIK Cloud platform either as it supports Tizen OS 3.0 .In the past we have talked a lot about Samsung’s smart Tizen powered TVs and how they are envisioned to be the single Home automation hub in every living room. Samsung’s SmartThings is another example, having already made compatible with Tizen OS on the Z3 it won’t be long until these data get transferred onto the ARTIK Cloud for leveraging and ease of access/control of IoT devices.

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TuxMachines: Clonezilla Live 2.4.7-8 Adds Linux Kernel 4.6.2 & Partclone 0.2.89, Many Changes

Tuesday 5th of July 2016 11:55:08 PM

Steven Shiau, the developer behind the Clonezilla Live and GParted Live projects, proudly announced the availability for download of the Clonezilla Live 2.4.7-8 stable ISO respins.

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TuxMachines: Fairphone 2 and OnePlus One Ubuntu Phones Receive Bluetooth, Voice Call Support

Tuesday 5th of July 2016 11:53:27 PM

Marius Gripsgård was happy to announce the biggest Ubports update ever for many of the unofficial Ubuntu Phone devices that he and other contributors to this project are maintaining.

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TuxMachines: Zebra Launches Its First Android-Based Enterprise Wearable Computer

Tuesday 5th of July 2016 11:51:06 PM

Zebra Technologies has introduced its first-ever Android-based enterprise wearable computer, offering customers an alternative to the long-standing Microsoft Windows operating systems that has been used on its products for two decades.

The new products include the WT6000 Industrial Wearable Computer, as well as an accessory RS6000 Wearable Ring Scanner and an HS3100 Rugged Headset that add flexibility for a wide range of enterprise users. The WT6000 runs on Android Lollipop 5.1, while the ring scanner and headset don't include their own operating systems.

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LXer: Using Blender to Edit Videos

Tuesday 5th of July 2016 11:16:59 PM
Sometimes applications have capabilities that go beyond their primary use. Our contributing video editor found this excellent video tutorial on editing videos in Blender, an app that's primarily used for creating animated films.

Reddit: This Week in Solus – Install #30

Tuesday 5th of July 2016 11:05:47 PM

TuxMachines: FOSS in Government

Tuesday 5th of July 2016 11:05:02 PM

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TuxMachines: Chakra GNU/Linux Users Can Now Test KDE Plasma 5.7, Qt 5.7 & KDE Frameworks 5.24

Tuesday 5th of July 2016 10:41:23 PM

The developers of the Chakra GNU/Linux rolling operating system are informing the community today, July 5, 2016, about the availability of the just released KDE Plasma 5.7.0 and Qt 5.7.0 in the testing repositories.

As we reported earlier today, the KDE project has had the great pleasure of announcing the release of the final KDE Plasma 5.7 desktop environment, which already landed in the testing repos of the Arch Linux operating system, as well as today's KDE Neon 5.7 User Edition Live ISO images. Now Chakra GNU/Linux devs have uploaded the latest KDE Plasma 5.7 packages, along with Qt 5.7 on their testing repositories.

Also: KDE Plasma 5.7 released with more progress towards Wayland

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TuxMachines: LzLabs launches product to move mainframe COBOL code to Linux cloud

Tuesday 5th of July 2016 10:38:12 PM

Somewhere in a world full of advanced technology that we write about regularly here on TechCrunch, there exists an ancient realm where mainframe computers are still running programs written in COBOL.

This is a programming language, mind you, that was developed in the late 1950s, and used widely in the ’60s and ’70s and even into the ’80s, but it’s never really gone away. You might think it would have been mostly eradicated from modern business by now, but you would be wrong.

As we march along, however, the pool of people who actually know how to maintain these COBOL programs grows ever smaller by the year, and companies looking to move the data (and even the archaic programs) to a more modern platform could be stuck without personnel to help guide them through the transition.

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TuxMachines: Can Desktop Linux Conquer its Challenges?

Tuesday 5th of July 2016 10:30:24 PM

Despite countless inroads made by today's best and brightest Linux distributions, it's still difficult for the Linux desktop to get ahead. In this article, I'll talk about the biggest challenges I've seen and what can be done to overcome them.

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software

Tuesday 5th of July 2016 10:23:53 PM
  • darktable 2.0.5 Open-Source RAW Image Editor Adds Support for Canon EOS 80D

    Today, July 5, 2016, the popular darktable open-source and cross-platform RAW image editor software has been updated to version 2.0.5, the fifth maintenance release in the stable 2.0 series of the project.

    According to the release notes, darktable 2.0.5 is a modest update that implements a single feature, namely geolocation support for the watermark variable. Base support for the Canon EOS 80D digital camera is also available in this release, along with white balance presets and noise profiles.

    However, at this moment, darktable does not support the mRAW and sRAW file formats for the Canon EOS 80D digital SLR camera. This functionality should land in future updates of the application, but for now, you shouldn't use the RAW file formats mentioned above, only JPG.

  • CF4OCL Adds OpenCL 2.1 Symbols, Offline Kernel Compiler/Linker

    There is a new release available of cf4ocl, the C Framework for OpenCL. This open-source project provides an object-oriented interface to the OpenCL API and offers various other features.

  • Guix: The Non-Aligned Universal Package Manager

    With Ubuntu releasing Snappy and Red Hat releasing Flatpak, suddenly universal package managers are in the news. Maybe we should talk about Guix too.

    Both Snappy and Flatpak have their points of interest, but exaggerated claims about both of them are all too common. In this situation, GNU Guix, which for two years has been offering packages that run on any distribution, provides a much needed reality check — to say nothing of a practical and proven alternative.

  • KDE Applications 16.08 Software Suite for KDE Plasma 5.7 to Land August 18, 2016

    Now that the release cycle of the KDE Applications 16.04 software suite is coming to an end, as the third and last maintenance update will arrive on July 12, it's time for the KDE developers to concentrate their efforts on the next series.

    We've always wondered what will be the next version of the KDE Applications software suite for KDE Plasma 5.7, and now we know, as the release schedule of KDE Applications 16.08 has been published recently in the usual places.

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TuxMachines: Red Hat News

Tuesday 5th of July 2016 10:16:53 PM

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LXer: A Windows zealot trashes Linux

Tuesday 5th of July 2016 10:02:39 PM
Also in today's open source roundup: AnandTech reviews the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, and a review of Fedora 24 Workstation.

TuxMachines: ViewSonic taps Raspberry Pi 3 for $89 thin client system

Tuesday 5th of July 2016 09:55:46 PM

ViewSonic’s $89, VESA-mountable “SC-T25” thin client runs the Linux-based VTOS distro on a Raspberry Pi 3, and is optimized for Citrix HDX.

ViewSonic has offered several low-cost thin clients in recent years, such as the $199 SC-U25, a collaboration with Userful. However, the SC-T25 breaks new ground with a $89 price. Its secret: building the device around the $35 Raspberry Pi 3 single board computer.

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TuxMachines: Arduino 101 gains faster compiler, better Curie support

Tuesday 5th of July 2016 09:52:53 PM

Intel and Arduino LLC have updated the Zephyr RTOS core of its Curie/Quark driven, BLE-ready Arduino 101 board, featuring a faster compiler.

Last October, Intel and Arduino LLC announced their jointly developed Arduino 101, an Arduino Uno compatible board known as the Genuino 101 outside the U.S. Intel shipped it in January, and on April 21, released a fully open source version of the Zephyr-based RTOS that runs on the x86-compatible Intel Quark SE core inside the Intel Curie module, thereby making the Arduino 101 much more accessible. Now Intel and Arduino LLC have announced a faster new 1.0.6 version of the core’s firmware that improves communication between the Curie and the Arduino 101’s 32-bit RISC ARC core, which runs Arduino sketches.

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More in Tux Machines

Internet of Things Web Editor Open Source Project Started

The StackSavings Web Editor has recently been launched as an open source project. The aim of the project is to be a Web Editor for the Internet of Things. The IoT web editor is built on Amazon Web Services cloud platform and is working toward the goal of providing an easy to use web editor interface. Read more

GNOME Software 3.22 Will Support Installation of Snaps, Flatpak Repository Files

The GNOME 3.21.4 desktop environment was released last week, which means that many of the default applications and components were updated with bug fixes and various enhancements. Read more

openSUSE Leap 42.2 Now Merged with SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 2

The development cycle of the openSUSE Leap 42.2 operating system continues, and today we would like to inform our readers about the availability of the third and last Alpha build in the series. Read more

Linux 4.7 and Linux 4.8

  • Linux Kernel 4.7 Officially Released, Introduces Support for Radeon RX480 GPUs
    Today, July 24, 2016, after a week of holiday fun, Linus Torvalds has had the great pleasure of announcing the release of Linux kernel 4.7 for all GNU/Linux operating systems. The Linux 4.7 kernel has been in development for the past two months, but that shouldn't surprise anyone who is either reading our website on a regular basis or keeping pace with the Linux kernel development cycle, which was very normal for this branch. A total of seven Release Candidate (RC) testing builds were released since May 29, 2016, which introduced numerous new features and improvements.
  • The Biggest Features Of The Linux 4.7 Kernel
    If all goes according to plan, the Linux 4.7 kernel will be released before the day is through.
  • The Size Of Different DRM Graphics Drivers In Linux 4.7
    Last October I looked at The Size Of The Different Open-Source Linux DRM/Mesa Graphics Drivers, but with it being nearly one year since then and Linux 4.7 due out today, I decided to run some fresh L.O.C. measurements on the popular DRM/KMS drivers to see their current sizes. This lines-of-code counting was mostly done out of a curiosity factor. In this article I'm just looking at the in-kernel DRM code and not the Mesa drivers, DDX drivers, LLVM back-ends, or anything else in user-space related to the open-source graphics drivers.
  • The Btrfs Windows Driver Updated With RAID Support & Other Features
  • Hardened Usercopy Appears Ready To Be Merged For Linux 4.8
    Yet another Linux kernel security feature coming to the mainline kernel that appears readied for the Linux 4.8 merge window is hardened usercopy. Hardened usercopy was originally based upon GrSecurity's PAX_USERCOPY feature but reworked into a whole new form, according to developer Kees Cook at Google. This hardened usercopy is to be exposed as the CONFIG_HARDENED_USERCOPY option within the kernel.