Finally, after many iterations, we have something that works! The ocs-server team (Claudio Desideri and Francesco Wofford) is therefore announcing the first release of ocs-server 0.1 technology preview.
dmMediaConverter is described by its developer as an FFmpeg frontend (GUI), but regular users only need to know that it's an application that allows them to quickly convert files from one format to another, in a simple and intuitive way. It's not the best looking out there, but it gets the job done.
On July 30, the developers of the Goggles Music Manager software, an open-source music collection manager and player that supports some of the most popular audio file formats, announced the release of version 1.0.7.
Three years ago, when a user would attempt to download the Google Drive Sync Client, Google would bring them to the appropriate download page, which of course, is based off of the operating system that user is running on. If a user would attempt to download the Google Drive Sync Client while running on Linux, they’d land on a page where the message reads: “Not (yet) supported for Linux.” So, what’s the deal with Google not developing a sync client for Linux users, seeing as to how they build a lot of their things using Linux? There’s one simple answer to that, unfortunately. Windows is mainstream, so a lot of their focus is put on what a majority of people use. The bigger the market, the more money in their pockets, of course. But don’t fear, change is near!
For various modules which use gtk-doc, it’s a bit of a rite of passage to copy some build machinery from somewhere to generate a version.xml file which contains your package version, so that you can include it in your generated documentation (“Documenting version X of package Y”).
Thanks to SteamDB it seems that Bound By Flame a graphically pleasing RPG may get a Linux version. It has mixed reviews, but it may be worth a look.
If you see this entry on SteamDB, it seems Linux is currently in a "qa_test" phase. This could mean it's close to release, but it could also be just the start of testing.
The history of Skullgirls for Linux is colourful, but it’s finally nearing release, and I am sure it will make a lot of people happy. I have been cleared to post this up on it (I checked to be sure), so enjoy a small preview.
A little over 30 games are now available for between 33 and 80 percent off. No word yet on whether the games on sale will change day by day but current highlights include the recently updated Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic 2, Outlast, Dead Island, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequal, Dying Light, Garry's Mod, Middle-Earth: Shadow Of Mordor, Civilization 5, Bioshock: Infnite, Dying Light, Ark and Metro 2033 Redux.
Yesterday Feral Games released Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor for Linux and Mac OS X. Since its release, I've been very busy working to get some benchmark results produced for this AAA game that's out for Linux one year after the Windows released. Included in these initial results for Shadow of Mordor are benchmark results for a few modern high-end graphics cards plus looking into the warning issued by Feral about the lack of AMD support.
The KDE-Solaris site has been shuttered. The subdomain now redirects to KDE techbase, which documents the last efforts related to KDE on then-OpenSolaris. From the year 2000 or earlier until 2013, you could run KDE — two, three or four — on Solaris, either SPARC or (later) x86. I remember doing packaging for my university, way back when, on a Sun Enterprise 10000 with some ridiculous amount of memory — maybe 24GB, which was ridiculous for that time. This led — together with some guy somewhere who had a DEC Alpha — to the first 64-bitness patches in KDE. Solaris gave way to OpenSolaris, and Stefan Teleman rebooted the packaging efforts in cooperation with Sun, using the Sun Studio compiler. This led to a lot of work in the KDE codebase in fixing up gcc-isms. I’d like to think that that evened up the road a little for other non-gcc compilers later.
HP ProBook 455 G2: A low-cost business notebook for Ubuntu lovers [Review]
Most of the laptops you can buy come with Windows pre-installed. Obviously the latest batch have Windows 10 on them, with more being announced daily. If you prefer Linux you can either replace Microsoft's operating system with your distro of choice, or set up a dual boot configuration.
An open source mapping primer
Wow, it sure was a busy Thursday in the news feeds today. Windows 10 is getting a lot of headlines, some right in Open Source World. The Free Software Foundation issued a public statement urging folks to reject Windows 10 and LinuxBSDos.com advised dual-boot upgraders. The CEO of Mozilla even posted an open letter to Microsoft CEO concerning Windows 10. Elsewhere, Christine Hall blogged about the advancement of artificial intelligence, a LibreOffice update was announced, and Swapnil Bhartiya shared his pick of top five heros of Linux.
Lennart Poettering, the creator of the controversial init system and service manager for Linux kernel-based operating systems, has had the great pleasure of announcing the first system conference event.
There's also some tests that run fine under the Intel Windows 10 driver but not the Intel Linux driver at this time. As a reminder, the Intel Windows driver exposes OpenGL 4.3 and OpenCL 2.0 support while at the moment the Intel driver exposes OpenGL 3.3 (but 4.0~4.1 in the coming days) and OpenCL 1.2.
These results were interesting for our first Windows 10 benchmarks, albeit the Intel Linux driver ended up being a little bit slower than the Intel closed-source Windows driver in many of these OpenGL tests.
Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) has received a top Growth Style score from Zack’s Research. The growth score is based on company financials as well as the company’s prospects for future growth. The score is a result of analysis of various aspects of the Balance Sheet, Cash Flow Statement and Income Statement. Stocks that are given a high growth score tend to have the characteristics resulting in market outperformance.
We are working on getting plasma-desktop to transition to testing as soon as possible (hopefully in 2 days time), which will resolve both those issues. We appreciate that the transition to KF5 is much rougher than we would have liked, and apologize to all those impacted.
Canonical, through Martin Wimpress, announced on July 30 that the second and last Alpha builds of the Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, and Ubuntu Cloud 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) operating systems were available for download and testing.
For those interested in porting HTML5 games to Ubuntu Phone, Alan Pope has written a blog post about this relatively easy process. With having a redistributable HTML5 game, the "porting" to Ubuntu Phone mostly comes down to packaging it up via creating the manifest JSON file, adding a security profile, making a standard desktop file, building the resulting Click package, and then testing it out on an Ubuntu device -- followed by ultimately uploading it to the Ubuntu Store.