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A call to arms

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Ubuntu

UBUNTU creator Mark Shuttleworth issued a call to arms this month to developers of all Linux desktop environments to work together to bring their applications to a converged platform that will run Ubuntu on phones, tablets and PCs.

In a video address to kickoff the Ubunt Online Summit, Shuttleworth said convergence was rapidly transforming personal computing.

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Also: ​Private cloud storage at public cloud prices: Ubuntu Advantage Storage

Dropping Ubuntu Edge Was Canonical's Biggest Mistake

Red Hat Has Another Developer Now Working On Nouveau

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Red Hat

Red Hat is letting another one of their developers focus on improvements to Nouveau, the open-source NVIDIA Linux graphics driver.

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Also: Mesa May Soon Enable OpenGL ES 1.x/2.x By Default

Android Auto Review: The Smartphone Finally Finds Its Rightful Home in the Car

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Android
Reviews

After a week cruising around with Android Auto, I’m convinced this is the future of in-dash technology. Taking the software design out of the hands of car makers and putting it in the hands of phone makers should have happened long ago.

Google’s mobile talents—maps, speech recognition, Google Now—are great behind the wheel. I do have some frustrations with the system, but the biggest is that you need the right phone and right car.

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Fedora 22 Torrents Are Live, Download Now

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Red Hat

You can now download the Fedora 22 Linux operating system ahead of the official announcement, which will be published on the Fedora Project website later today.

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Qt 4.8.7 Released

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Development
KDE

I am happy to announce release of Qt 4.8.7 today bringing over 150 improvements and bug fixes. Qt 4.8.7 provides important security updates, better support for Mac OS X 10.10 and many requested error corrections. As a patch release, it does not add new functionality and maintains full compatibility with previous Qt 4.8.x releases.

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Black GNOME Linux 3.16 Is Now Based on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS - Gallery

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Ubuntu

From the creator of the RemasterOS Linux and K-Mint Linux distributions, we're introducing you today to the Black GNOME Linux distro, based on the latest Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system.

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Also: Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Is Already Getting GNOME 3.16 Packages

4 steps to creating a thriving open source project

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OSS

Andrey Petrov spoke at a Sourcegraph open source meetup about lessons learned from his successes and failures creating open source projects.

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Plasma 5.3.1 Fixes Important Bugs

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GNU
KDE
Linux

Today KDE releases a bugfix update to Plasma 5, versioned 5.3.1. Plasma 5.3 was released in January with many feature refinements and new modules to complete the desktop experience.

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today's leftovers

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Misc

Leftovers: Software

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Software

Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming

Debian Leftovers

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Debian
  • Plex Home Theater 1.4.1 for Debian Jessie and Sid

    Recently Plex Plex Home Theater was updated to 1.4.1 with fixes for some errors, in particular concerning the new music handling introduced in 1.4.0. As with 1.4.0, I have compiled PHT for both jessie and sid, both for amd64 and i386.

  • Debian/TeX Live 2015 preparations

    I have uploaded a preliminary version of the texlive-bin based on the 2015 sources (plus the first fixes) to the Debian archive, targeting experimental. As there are four new packages built from the sources (libtexlua52, -dev, libtexluajit2, -dev) the packages have to go through the NEW queue, which at the moment is an impressive 500+ entries long (nearly top in total history). But ftp-masters are currently very active and I hope they continue for some time.

  • Reproducible builds: week 4 in Stretch cycle

    Lunar rebased our custom dpkg on the new release, removing a now undeed patch identified by Guillem Jover. An extra sort in the buildinfo generator prevented a stable order and was quickly fixed once identified.

Android Leftovers

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Android
  • Google Makes Chrome For Android Open Source

    Google has announced that Chrome for Android is now open source, the news was announced by Android software engineer Aurimas Liuyikas on Reddit.

  • Screenshots of Google’s new Photos app for Android leak

    We’ve heard rumors since at least August 2014 that Google+’s image functions may be spun out into a standalone photo service. In March, Sundar Pichai, senior vice president for products at Google, said the company is going to put a renewed focus on photos. “Photos are a big use case,” Pichai said. “So we are going to say this is the stream now.”

  • Android's stand-alone Photos app will give you more creative control

    Android Police has peeked at a leaked copy of a reworked Photos app, and it's clear that Google is using the service split as an incentive to shake things up. The highlight may be Assistant (below), an effective substitute for Auto Awesome that gives you more creative power -- you can produce more content yourself (such as Stories) instead of waiting for it to show up.

  • Android Factory Resets Are Flawed, Allow User Data to Be Recovered: Study
  • Factory data reset for Android leaves encrypted data and login keys intact

    Researchers at Cambridge University discovered they were able to recover data on a vast array of Android powered devices that had undergone the factory data reset process.

  • Android 5.1 Lollipop Update Coming To The NVIDIA Shield Tablet

    The update would improve performance and stability, and bring a Shield controller update that makes pairing easier. Among many other features, the LTE model includes improvement in camera, audio, and performance of the modem.

  • Android 5.1.1 Lollipop For Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini GT-I9190: How To Install It Using CM12.1 Nightly Custom ROM

    Users of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini with the model number GT-I9190 can have the latest Lollipop experience on their smartphones with the help of a new custom ROM. The new CyanogenMod 12.1 (CM12.1) Nightly custom ROM is based on stock Android user interface with additional features and options.

  • Android Payments Could Be Key Item News From Google I/O: Merrill Lynch

    In the research report published on Friday, Merrill Lynch analysts gave their input on 2015 Google I/O developer conference that will take place on May 28- 29 in San Francisco, California. Since competition in the payments industry is on the horizon, the research firm expects Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) to launch an upgraded payment platform for the Android users.

  • Android M: This is Google’s new Photos app

    Google is expected to announce a bunch of new software initiatives later this week, one of them being Android M. Some leaks have already provided early information on what the upcoming operating system will have to offer, and a new report sheds light on what could be one of the most important new apps for Android M (and other Android versions) that Google is expected to announce at I/O 2015.

  • Best new Android widgets (May 2015) #2

    If you're a dedicated Android fan and not making full use of widgets, then you're totally not using the full potential of Google's platform. See, if we take away widgets out of the feature bag, we are easily stripping it from one of its defining features.

  • Boffins silently track train commuters without tripping Android checks

    Nanjing University boffins Jingyu Hua, Zhenyu Shen, and Sheng Zhong have tracked commuter train trips with 92 percent accuracy using stolen phone accelerometer data.

  • ZTE unveils Q519T smartphone in China: 4000mAh battery, Android 5.0 Lollipop

    Chinese smartphone maker ZTE has unveiled the successor to the Q509T, dubbed Q519T, a new affordable smartphone which is priced at 599 Yuan (approximately Rs 6,100) in China. There is no information provided as to when the device will be available in India.

  • Android M and Nexus updates: The good, the bad and the ugly

    Android M is expected to be unveiled later this week at Google I/O, and it will bring several new features to Google’s mobile platform according to various reports, including a brand new device update guarantee for Nexus devices.

  • 10 Best Android Apps & Games This Week

    A week has passed, which means we’re back with our usual roundup with some of the best new Android apps and games that have made their way into the Play Store. This time we’ve got a good collection of games, so if you were looking to add some new ones on your Android smartphone or tablet, now is the right time to do it. Also, do check out our previous roundup, as well as this week’s sister list with the newest and greatest iOS apps, as well.

  • Asus ZenFone 5 Android 5.0 Lollipop Update to Release in 'Next 3-4 Months'

    The Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Asus ZenFone 5 has been delayed by 3-4 months, reveals the Taiwanese company.

Torvalds: decisions, decisions, top up sun tan or release Linux 4.1?

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Linux

Work/life balance is important. But important enough to slow development of a tool on which a fair slab of the world relies every day?

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Also: Yet Another OpenGL 4.5 Extension Is Nearing Completion In Mesa

How to turn your old PC into a modern media center with Kodibuntu

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Movies
HowTos

We will be using Kodibuntu, a Linux based operating system with sole purpose of giving you a modern HTPC features and interface. The goal of this tutorial is to help you in building a standalone, multi purpose media center which you can control from your smartphone, tablet or PC.

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Roman Nurik’s latest FORM Watch Face demonstrates the power of Android

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Android

If the name Roman Nurik doesn’t ring a bell, he’s a design advocate for Google, and every time he decides to publish an Android app it seems to turn out a winner. His two previous apps that created quite a stir in the Android community are DashClock Widget and Muzei Live Wallpaper. Both are awesome, so you shouldn’t expect the next to be less so. While not immediately useful to non-Android Wear users, Roman’s new FORM Watch Face demonstrates the power of Android as a mobile platform.

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More Android Wear:

  • Roman Nurik's FORM Android Wear Watch Face Is Now Available, Includes Cool Muzei Integration

    Roman Nurik works for Google, but he also develops really cool (and free) Android apps from time to time. He's the man behind Dash Clock, Muzei, and now the FORM Watch Face for Android Wear. You can grab it right now and enjoy it all on its own, or you can take advantage of the sweet Muzei functionality.

  • LG Watch Urbane Review: Wonderful Hardware But Android Wear Is Still Frustrating

    When I wear the LG Watch Urbane people almost never ask me about it. Why? Because it looks like a watch. Other smart watches, like the original Samsung Gear and the Sony Smartwatch 3 attracted more questions from people, perhaps because they’re more obviously not watches.

    The shape helps, like the G Watch R, the Urbane is circular and has a prominent button on the side. If you have the right watch face installed it’s actually nearly impossible to tell it’s not a standard, but chunky, watch. That is surely a good thing from a design perspective, although watch elitists will still tell you the smartwatch thing is nonsense, and a fad. The truth is that even big names in traditional watchmaking are thinking about how they can offer smart features in their watches.

ZTE Q519T With 4000mAh Battery, Android 5.0 Lollipop Launched

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Android

ZTE, soon after launching the Nubia Z9 smartphone in China, has now unveiled yet another smartphone, the Q519T. Unveiled in China, the ZTE Q519T has been priced at equivalent of $95 (approximately Rs. 6,000).

The highlight of the ZTE Q519T smartphone is that it features a massive battery capacity of 4000mAh, which is claimed to deliver up to 35 days of standby time. The new ZTE Q519T smartphone will be available in Blue, Gold, and White colours.

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The Default Image Viewer of GNOME 3.18 Will Support Multi-Page TIFFs

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Software
GNOME

Eye of GNOME, the default image viewer software used in the acclaimed GNOME desktop environment, has recently been updated and distributed as part of the unstable GNOME 3.17.2 desktop environment.

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