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OpenSUSE uncorks a fine Ruby-red Bottle: Beta 13.1 didn't give me a hangover

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The beta preview of openSUSE 13.1, released this month, shows this distro is waddling in the footsteps of its Linux brethren.

Codenamed, rather curiously, Bottle, openSUSE 13.1 has had work done under the hood that lays the groundwork for forthcoming features. The lower levels have had major updates in this version, such as the move to GStreamer 1.0 and new Ruby-powered YaST admin tools.

Multimedia control system GStreamer 1.0 was released around this time last year, but openSUSE - a more conservative distro - has yet to bundle it. The plan is to get GStreamer 1.0 into openSUSE 13.1, but a quick glance at the project status page reveals that there are quite a few core apps in the openSUSE stack that are still not using the framework. The biggest multimedia apps on the GNOME side, Rhythmbox and Shotwell, have both been ported over to it, but many others have not.

openSUSE 13.1 isn't due to arrive in final form until November, giving its developers some time to finish up work on the move to GStreamer 1.0.

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today's leftovers

  • August 2015 Issue of Linux Journal: Programming
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    Some Linux users have found that Apple's Mac computers work well for them. The combination of refurbished Macs from Amazon and Linux can result in a high quality operating system on a relatively low cost computer. But is it worth it to install Linux on a Mac? A writer at Softpedia considered that very question in a recent article.
  • Putting Lipstick on a Penguin
    It was then I explored ways to present Linux to the new user, and to do so in a way that did not cause system shock. I decided to make each new Linux installation look as much like Windows as possible. My partner Diane did fairly well when I told her we would become a one operating system household. She wasn’t weaned…she was herded into the world of Linux. I had cleaned the last virus from her computer.
  • Agents, the kinds that work for us.
  • Docker: evil spawn or useful tool
    There are plenty of criticisms of docker, the system for building a container-based virtual machine running just a single application. I've read many of them have have consistently been either in agreement or at least amused. The most relevant criticism is about the basic approach of building single-application virtual machines.
  • Stable kernel updates
    Greg Kroah-Hartman has released stable kernels 4.1.4, 3.14.49, and 3.10.85. All of them contain important fixes.
  • Thursday night reception for LPC
    Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Intel, the Linux Plumbers Conference is pleased to announce that there will be an additional social event this year. On Thursday August 20th, we will be gathering at the Seattle Rock Bottom Brewery—just a short walk from the conference venue and hotel—for drinks and dinner in a relaxed setting. The evening’s event will be showcasing local beers, wines, and spirits, but some of the more standard items (like single-malt scotches and cocktails) will also be available.
  • Failing with F5: CMP - Clustered Multiprocessing
  • CUPS Cloud Print 20140814.2 Has Been Released
  • How To Combine Two Graphs On Cacti
  • Installing/Starting Systemd Services Using Cloud-Init
  • How the system deals with USB devices
  • Error handling in Polari
    At the moment Polari will not tell you much more except logging a debug message in the terminal, should you fail to connect to the IRC server.
  • More tests, locale, and timezones. Last week in a nutshell.
    Slightly later than usual, but still, I'm giving a short update on how my works on Getting Things GNOME! have been progressing recently. After my first attempts with unit tests two weeks ago, I started the week off with an ambitious plan to unit test also another feature which I had to implement consequently: the start of the day setting in the preferences window. The test was a simple task. I really enjoy testing, even though I had to change it several times because of changes in the parse_time() function's output type. Nevertheless, my test was done and ready in a short period of time. However, afterwards I spent almost the entire week working on the functionality of setting the time itself.
  • Reproducible builds: week 14 in Stretch cycle
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  • Ubuntu MATE donates surplus funds to open source projects
    The maintainers of Ubuntu MATE have donated money to various open source projects this month. The beneficiaries of the donations all have something to do with Ubuntu MATE and have helped it exist in its current state by one means or another.
  • Compact, rugged i.MX6 SBC expands via PCIe and SATA
    F&S has launched a Linux-ready, “ArmStone A9-v2″ Pico-ITX SBC with an i.MX6 SoC, SATA, mini-PCIe, extended temperatures, and an optional 7-inch touchscreen.
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    The Tizen Developer Summit 2015 in Bengaluru, India, was a great time for Samsung to show of its Tizen talents, and that includes Information about its Next Gear Tizen Smartwatch. The new watch will feature a round face, as seen in the SDK and other leaks, but this is the first time that Samsung has also confirmed the existence of the Bezel that is used to Interact with the device.

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