Colorpick is one of my little side-projects. It is a tool to select colors. It comes with a screen color picker and the ability to check two colors contrast well enough to be used as foreground and background colors of a text.
Raspberry Pi Foundation's Code Club teaches kids skills to compete in our digital world
For some time, the UK's technology sector has been concerned about finding the right skilled workers to fill jobs in the future. This predicted "digital skills gap" warns that unless we help people to become confident with technology now, we will be facing a huge shortage in skilled workers in the future.
One way to overcome the digital skills gap is to invest in training and education for the next generation.
Code Club is a network of free coding clubs for primary school students, and all of the projects we work on are open source. There are over 4,500 Code Clubs currently in the UK, reaching an estimated 75,000 children.
The long-awaited Maru OS source release
I'm happy to announce that Maru has been fully open-sourced under The Maru OS Project!
There are many reasons that led me to open-source Maru (https://blog.maruos.com/2016/02/11/maru-is-open-source/),
but a particularly important one is expanding Maru's device support with
the help of the community.
If you'd like to help out with a device port (even just offering to test a
new build helps a lot), let the community know on the device port planning
. We currently have a few Nexus, LG, and Motorola builds being planned. If
you don't see your device on there and would like to help with development
or testing, please do chip in and we'll get it added to the list.
KaOS Brings Serious Relevance Back to KDE
If you’ve been looking for a distribution to sway you back to the KDE desktop, look no further than KaOS. It’s beautiful, runs with the snap of a much lighter desktop, and feels as reliable as any other option available for Linux. I haven’t been this impressed with KDE for a very, very long time. And, I am certain users would find themselves equally happy to return to a desktop that has long needed a champion like KaOS.
Good evening explorers, today I took a look at Planet Nomads a very early build of what could be a very interesting space survival game.
Note: If you do decide to pick it up, be aware right now it has issues with Unity and their new OpenGL version. I found that setting "-force-opengl" as a launch option helps.
I must stress it's very early, and access to the game is quite limited at the moment, but the developer sent me a key and it's interesting. It currently has a single planet and only a creative mode, but that's due to change as they build more into it.
I built a buggy, drove it for a moment and totally screwed up and carried on exploring.
BUTCHER looks like a cross between Broforce and Doom and has jumped straight to the top of my watch list. The developers sent it in and tell me it will have full Linux support.
The game is from Transhuman Design, the same team who gave us Trench Run and King Arthur's Gold, both of which also support Linux.
It's quite rare for me to be so completely surprised and thrilled by a trailer. While it didn't show all that much, what it did show certainly has me extremely interested! Also, awesome choice of song.
Super Crate Box was briefly mentioned in this GOL article, regarding the developers' plans to port three of their games to Linux. Now the day has come for this title, so I tried it and it's really a truly addictive game and an instant recommendation.
2016 LiFT Scholarship Winner Alexander Popov: Linux Kernel Contributor
Since 2012, Alex has had 14 patches accepted into the mainline Linux kernel. With his employer, Positive Technologies, he has helped develop a bare metal hypervisor that they hope to open source soon. And this year he spoke at LinuxCon Japan about his work porting Kernel Address Sanitizer (KASan) to his company's bare-metal hypervisor.
He is using the free training and certification provided by the LiFT scholarship to take the Linux Kernel Internals and Development (LFD420) course from The Linux Foundation.
Also: Slides for my LinuxCon talk on Mainline Explicit FencingHappy Birthday, Linux
Rugged 3.5-inch SBC runs Linux or Android on i.MX6
Logic Supply has introduced a “ICM-3011” 3.5-inch board with a dual-core i.MX6, wide-range power input, and extended temperature support.
Like the recent Pico-ITX form factor ICM-2010 SBC that’s also available in an ICS-2010 mini-PC, the ICM-3011 was built by Taipei-based Embux, and is being distributed and supported by Logic Supply. Like the ICM-2010, the $253 ICM-3011 runs on the 1GHz, dual-core DualLite version of NXP’s Cortex-A9-based i.MX6 SoC. It similarly is supported by images for Android 5.0.2 “Lollipop,” Yocto “Daisy” Linux 1.6.2, or Ubuntu Linux 12.04.