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Story Media player adds high-end analog audio and XLR out Roy Schestowitz 26/08/2015 - 12:26am
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 25/08/2015 - 9:08pm
Story Viewing LibreOffice Documents In GNOME Will Soon Be A Better Experience Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2015 - 8:49pm
Story Fedora 23 Alpha For AArch64/POWER Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2015 - 8:47pm
Story Astro Pi Is the Name of the Raspberry Pi 2 That's Going to Space Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2015 - 8:40pm
Story Aligning Democratic Candidates with Open Source Software OSes Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2015 - 8:38pm
Story Like open source software, a book is more than its content Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2015 - 8:34pm
Story Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Review: The Best Android Phone That Spares No Expense Rianne Schestowitz 25/08/2015 - 8:13pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 25/08/2015 - 5:58pm
Story Leftovers: Kernel Roy Schestowitz 25/08/2015 - 5:54pm

Open source, Echo-like gizmo is halfway to Kickstarter gold

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A Kickstarter campaign is seeking funds for developing “Mycroft,” an open source, Snappy Core Linux- and Raspberry Pi 2-based alternative to Amazon’s Echo.

The ambitious Mycroft Kickstarter campaign is now halfway to its $99,000 funding goal for developing what it calls “the world’s first open source, open hardware home A.I. platform.” Like Amazon’s groundbreaking Echo, the Mycroft device will be a speech-recognizing wireless hub that implements a combination of Internet access, media streaming, and home automation functions.

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today's leftovers

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Leftovers: Software

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  • Latest APT 1.1 Release Has "Supercow Powers"

    The APT (Advanced Package Tool) is getting ready to receive some pretty important new features and developers are saying that this is probably the best version to be released. It's still under production, but we can only hope that it will arrive much faster than the previous 1.0 branch.

  • MKVToolNix 8.3.0 Now Available for Download with Multiple GUI Enhancements

    Moritz Bunkus announced the release and immediate availability for download of the third point release of his ever popular MKVToolNix 8 open-source software for manipulating Matroska (MKV) files under GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows OSes.

  • Video Editor Shotcut 15.08 Arrives with Ripple All Tracks Option

    Shotcut is an impressive video editor that runs on multiple platforms and which also happens to be open source. Its makers usually push a new update out the door each week and now it's time for another one.

  • APT 1.1 Has Been Released

    APT (Advanced Package Tool) is the default package manager of Debian, Ubuntu and their derivative systems.

  • Rygel Open Source DLNA Media Server Adds PV Subtitle Support to All Resources

    The developers of the open-source Rygel software, a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) media server distributed as part of the GNOME Project, have released a new milestone towards version 0.28 of the application.

  • Ardour 4.2 released

    The Ardour project is pleased to announce the release of 4.2. This is primarily a bug fix release, but the list of fixes is long, and we've also replaced the audio/MIDI IO backend for Windows with completely new code which we think will address some of the issues faced on that platform. This release also sees the return of downloads for Apple PowerPC platforms.

  • Ardour 4.2 Open Source DAW Software Released with Tons of New Features

    The Ardour software has been updated recently to version 4.2, a release that brings a huge number of new features covering almost all of the application's core functionality. Ardour 4.2 has been released for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

  • The problem with Linux text-to-speech (TTS)

    It has never even been a serious contender in the race. In my opinion, most TTS applications in Linux have remained in hobbyist mode since inception. And I'm sure that statement will chap the ass of many, but a simple comparison between all of the Linux programs using TTS vs. Mac, Windows, and even the mobile market will bear me out. Hopefully we can raise enough awareness to at least see some forward movement on TTS in Linux. Hopefully.

  • Qt Music Player `Yarock` 1.1.3 Released, Available In PPA

    Yarock 1.1.3 was released recently with a new radio service: Radionomy (which has replaced Shoutcast), support for importing APE files in the playqueue, MP4 audio tag reading and more.

  • Accusoft adds Linux support

    Accusoft has added Linux support in its release of Barcode Xpress. The company says that Linux support provides even greater versatility to Barcode Xpress and equips developers with a fast, accurate and easy-to-use SDK that simplifies adding barcode reading and writing into Web and mobile applications. Besides Linux, Barcode Xpress currently supports Windows, Android or iOS operating systems and .NET, JAVA and C/C++.

  • Opera 32 Beta (32.0.1948.4) Has Been Released
  • Vivaldi Web Browser Brings Better Speed, Web Panels, and Much More

    Vivaldi, a new web browser built by one of the Opera founders and his team, has brought a number of new features including a web panel and lots of other improvements.

Leftovers: Gaming

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Android Leftovers

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Leftovers: OSS

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Leftovers: BSD

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  • Raspberry Pi gains new FreeBSD distribution

    RaspBSD debuts, promises ports to more ARM devices real soon now

  • openbsd 5.8 pre-orders

    We have just activated pre-orders for openbsd 5.8. The release date is oct 18, which seems a long time from now. This is being stretched out to ensure the CD2 production problems happen again.

Open Hardware

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Security Leftovers

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Python Misc.

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  • Interview with Mikey Ariel, Django Girls EuroPython 2015

    Django Girls is a rapidly growing initiative that aims to bring more women into world of programming. It started a year ago at EuroPython 2014, and since then Django Girls workshops have been held all over the world. In just a year, more than 1,600 women learned about Python and Django during the workshops and many, many more did it at home by reading their open source Django tutorial.

  • Doing Astronomy with Python

    One of the things that makes Python so powerful is that you can find a module for almost anything. In this article, I cover Astropy, which was originally developed by the Space Telescope Science Institute for doing astronomy calculations like image processing and observatory calculations. Because this is a Python program, you can install it with either pip or easy_install. Your Linux distribution already should have a package included.

  • Shell-o world: Turtle graphics in Python

    One of my teacher colleagues recently shared his strategies for using Turtle graphics with Python. This piqued my interest (due to my earlier experiences). Since Python is included with most Linux distributions, I was eager to meet my old friend the Turtle.

    To begin, I needed to install Python's graphical interface, Tkinter. Once I accomplished that, I was ready to begin. I opened a terminal, typed "python," and pressed Enter.

    At the Python prompt, I typed "import turtle"—and was ready to begin. At the prompt, I typed, "turtle.forward(100)" and pressed Enter. The graphical interface appeared, and the turtle moved 100 turtle steps forward.

    You can use many commands to turn, change the pen color, pick up the pen, change the background color, and more. The Python documentation is very good.

KDE/KWin Looks Forward To Layered Compositing With Wayland

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Yesterday KWin maintainer Martin Gräßlin wrote about a Qt QPA plug-in for KWin while today he's talking about another Wayland-driven, longer-term work item driven by Wayland.

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GNOME 3.18's Mutter Will Fix A Longstanding NVIDIA Issue

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Thanks to recent investigating by NVIDIA's Aaron Plattner and GNOME's Rui Matos, the NVIDIA screen update/flickering problems should be solved. Aaron earlier this month posted a patch for fixing a GL_EXT_x11_sync_object race condition within GNOME Mutter's compositor. Fixing that code in the compositor plus other work by Rui should fix things up for affected binary NVIDIA users.

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Qt Creator 3.5.0 released

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We are happy to announce the release of Qt Creator 3.5.0.

The most apparent new feature in this version is probably the highlighting that we added to the editors’ vertical scroll bars. You can now easily see where
bookmarks, breakpoints, warnings, errors and search results are located in the open document.

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Github’s Top Coding Languages Show Open Source Has Won

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On Wednesday, Github published a graph tracking the popularity of various programming languages on its eponymous internet service, a tool that lets anyone store, edit, and collaborate on software code. In recent years, has become the primary means of housing open source software—code that’s freely available to the world at large; an increasing number of businesses are using the service for private code, as well. A look at how the languages that predominate on Github have changed over time is a look at how the software game is evolving.

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Antergos Now Sports an Awesome and Much Improved Installer

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Antergos is a Linux distribution based on Arch Linux that follows the same rolling release model. Its developers have just released a new version of the Cnchi installer, which has made some great progress.

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OTA-6 for Ubuntu Touch Is Now Being Tested

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The new OTA update for Ubuntu Touch is in the works, and it looks like it's entering its last stages. It's in the hand of the QA team, and it should be out in the next couple of weeks.

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Also: WifiTransfer App for Ubuntu Touch Upgraded, Lets Users Send Files to OS

Android Wear watch faces are now interactive and way more useful

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Google's making it possible for Android Wear developers to do way more with watch faces starting today. "We’re launching interactive watch faces, making it easier (and more fun) to stay connected, right from your wrist," the company wrote in a blog post. "Now, with just a tap, your watch face can change its design, reveal more information, or even launch a specific app." Watch faces can now move back and forth between several screens of data, making them far more useful and lessening the need to enter a watch app. Under Armour's watch face is already taking advantage of the new functionality; tapping on the screen cycles between your fitness stats (steps, calories burned, etc.) Google has set up a separate section for interactive watch faces within Google Play.

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