Red Hat (NYSE:RHT), at its core, is really an open source story with a cloud twist. The company's largest product offering by revenue remains what is called RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) The raison d'etre for RHAT is open source and really the reason to invest in this company is open source. I think going back several years it is probably fair to say that open source hasn't been the huge game changer that was originally its promise. But obviously trends in the enterprise IT space are propelling more and more users to adopt open source. Open source data base is starting to play havoc with traditional proprietary platforms and a future article will discuss the only public company that is tied to that trend, Hortonworks (NASDAQ:HDP). RHEL is nowhere close to disrupting Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows. Although RHT revenues crossed the $2 billion mark in its last fiscal year that is dwarfed by Microsoft's Windows revenues.
This year, Fedora recently announced the ten students who will be working on Fedora through the summer as part of the Google Summer of Code (also known as GSoC). Fedora originally announced its participation as an organization early last month. Now, the results are in! The full list of participants is published on the Fedora Community Blog.
Next week is UOS-1605: the latest Ubuntu Online Summit where planning will take place for Ubuntu 16.10, the Yakkety Yak release.
The UOS-1605 schedule is beginning to fill up for this event running from Tuesday (3 May) to Thursday (5 May). To not much surprise, the big topics are about Snappy for package manager, Mir, and the next-generation Unity 8 desktop with the overall convergence focus. Here are some of the highlights for the events on the schedule right now.
Canonical has officially started the development cycle of Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak. As we move ahead with the development, we’ll be knowing more about the new changes and big features of Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak. Meanwhile, if you are willing to adopt the upcoming iteration of Ubuntu, you can download the Live ISO Builds.
Codenvy on Wednesday announced the beta release of the Samsung ARTIK IDE powered by Eclipse Che.
The release of the professional toolset is part of Samsung's partnership with Codenvy to make it easier to build, deploy and manage applications for the Internet of Things, Codenvy said.
The Sync application from BitTorrent Inc. is simple yet powerful, offering the ability to move large amounts of data directly between devices. The updated Sync 2.3 provides new features to support power users seeking to unlock Sync's full potential. BitTorrent says that Sync is simple to use in combination with a cloud provider's storage space or NAS to ensure data redundancy for backup.
Ask most people in the open source community if Android is an open platform, and a lot of them will say it is. But the folks at Fairphone have their own take. The company has built out an open source Fairphone OS that is based on the Android operating system but that doesn't include Google services. The bottom line is that users have to find their own apps for email, maps, and browsing, but they also get absolute control over the mobile OS.
Today, April 28, 2016, the development team behind the popular FFmpeg open-source and cross-platform multimedia framework has released the second maintenance release in the stable FFmpeg 3.0 "Einstein" series.
FFmpeg 3.0 was a massive release announced in mid-February, which brought in numerous existing changes, including support for decoding and encoding Common Encryption (CENC) MP4 files, support for decoding DXV streams, as well as support for decoding Screenpresso SPV1 streams.
At the core of xdg-app is a small helper binary that uses Linux features like namespaces to set up sandbox for the application. The main difference between this helper and a full-blown container system is that it runs entirely as the user. It does not require root privileges, and can never allow you to get access to things you would not otherwise have.
If you are using Builder from git (such as via jhbuild) or from the gnome-builder-3-20 branch (what will become 3.20.4) you can use Builder with the fallback build system. This is essentially our “NULL” build system and has been around forever. But today, these branches learned something so stupidly obvious I’m ashamed I didn’t do it 6 months ago when implementing Build Configurations.
Now that The Culling is available on Linux I have taken it for a spin, and here are some quick thoughts on it.
It’s already a pretty popular game, so it’s great to have yet another on Linux. It’s in Early Access so of course bugs and general optimization issues are to be expected.
Earlier this month, I released sources for an example 2D racing/drifting game made with the Godot engine called Tiny Chopper Raceway. I initially made this game in 2 hours as part of a Tasmanian Linux User Group talk on making games in a hurry, looking at strategies for increasing efficiency of design and development process as well as how to avoid common pitfalls (on a related note, see here for my game jam survival guide).