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Story Red Hat News Roy Schestowitz 07/02/2016 - 12:12am
Story Q4OS 1.4.7, Orion Roy Schestowitz 06/02/2016 - 11:50pm
Story Slackware Live Edition – on its way to 1.0? Roy Schestowitz 06/02/2016 - 11:46pm
Story Leftovers: KDE Roy Schestowitz 06/02/2016 - 10:44pm
Story Manjaro ARM launched Roy Schestowitz 06/02/2016 - 10:42pm
Story Plasma 5.5.4 and Calligra Suite 2.9.11 now available Rianne Schestowitz 06/02/2016 - 9:05pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 06/02/2016 - 9:05pm
Story Phoronix on Graphics Roy Schestowitz 06/02/2016 - 8:57pm
Story FreeBSD 10.3 Now In Beta Roy Schestowitz 06/02/2016 - 8:46pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 06/02/2016 - 4:10pm

today's leftovers

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Development News

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Development
  • Kubernetes in 5 minutes

    Explain Kubernetes in just five minutes? Impossible, thought Jamie Duncan. But he did it anyway.

  • GPIO Zero and Raspberry Pi programming starter projects
  • Uzair Shamim: Writing A Hangman Game (Python)
  • Programmer Makes Self-driving Toy Car Powered By Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Python

    On his blog, Zheng explains that the complete system consists of three parts: the input unit, processing unit and the RC car control unit.

    The input unit consists of a Raspberry Pi Model B+ attached with a camera and an HC-SR04 ultrasonic sensor. This unit collects the data (color video and sensor data) that is sent to a computer over local WiFi with the help two client programs running on Pi.

    The processing unit receives the video data from Raspberry Pi and it’s converted to gray scale and decoded into numpy arrays. Zheng further explains the other jobs performed in the processing unit — “OpenCV Python neural network training and prediction (steering), object detection (stop sign and traffic light), distance measurement (monocular vision), and sending instructions to Arduino through USB connection.”

Android Leftovers

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Android

Leftovers: OSS

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OSS
  • Open source contribution is not just code

    Contributing to open source technology is all about code contributions and code commits -- right?

    Actually, no... it kind of goes further than that.

  • UNICEF is looking to invest in tech that helps children in need

    The United Nations Children's Fund, more commonly known as UNICEF, wants to start investing more in technology startups. This new initiative is part of its Innovation Fund, which seeks to develop projects that can make life better for underprivileged children across the globe. But first, companies must meet a few requirements to qualify for UNICEF's funding: The idea must be open source and have a working prototype, while the tech behind it can be novel or improve an existing one.

  • Unicef to invest in technology startups to help children

    Christopher Fabian, Unicef Innovation Co-Lead, said: "The purpose of the Unicef Innovation Fund is to invest in open source technologies for children. We'll be identifying opportunities from countries around the world including some that may not see a lot of capital investment in technology start-ups. We are hoping to identify communities of problem-solvers and help them develop simple solutions to some of the most pressing problems facing children."

  • UNICEF Innovation Fund to invest in open source technology start-ups

    “The purpose of the UNICEF Innovation Fund is to invest in open source technologies for children,” said Christopher Fabian, UNICEF Innovation Co-Lead. “We’ll be identifying opportunities from countries around the world including some that may not see a lot of capital investment in technology start-ups. We are hoping to identify communities of problem-solvers and help them develop simple solutions to some of the most pressing problems facing children.”

  • Farewell to a forebear of open source, Marvin Minsky

    Last week one of the founding fathers of personal computing, Marvin Minsky, died at age 88. It so happened that I’d been reading about some of Minsky’s work at MIT in Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution by Steven Levy. Levy recounts how in 1961 Minsky encouraged and supported some of the first human encounters with real time computing, opening the door for undergrads to experiment with the DEC's (Digital Equipement Corporation) first product, the PDP-1. These students formed a collectively brilliant group united by their obsessive love of computing, who came to call themselves hackers.

  • Mid-cycle meetups, high performance computing advances, and more OpenStack news
  • bsdtalk261 - Jails and System Management with Kris Moore

    An interview with Kris Moore about the Warden jail management system, iocage, and progress on a new system management API.

  • IRCv3

    IRCv3 is a working group of client/server software authors and network operators from the community, set up to advance the IRC protocol.

    IRCCloud has been an active participant in the group since early on, and we’ve implemented the protocol enhancements where they’ve made sense.

    Today, we gave a big upgrade to our support and we now handle most of the IRCv3.2 specification. You can check our compatibility progress in the client support tables.

    We’re excited to be part of the future of IRC, and support for these enhancements represents our commitment to IRC as the best-suited chat protocol for open communities.

  • GNU Health 3.0.1 patchset released !

Hands on with Debian GNU/Linux 8.3

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GNU
Linux
Debian
HowTos

The latest point-release update of Debian GNU/Linux (8.3) came out last week, so I decided to take this opportunity to review what distribution media are available, and how/where they can/can't be installed.

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Is Brave the new champion the open web needs?

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OSS
Web

On January 20, Andreas Gal, former CTO of Mozilla, the company behind the popular open source browser Mozilla Firefox, announced in a blog post that former Mozilla CEO and Javascript founder Brendan Eich had launched a browser called Brave. "Brendan is back to save the web," Andreas wrote, and I quickly went to the Brave GitHub repository and cloned the repository to build a binary from source so I could check out what Brave was all about.

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Leftovers: Debian (FOSDEM, Debian Activities, Dedication to Ian Murdock)

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Debian
  • Back from FOSDEM

    FOSDEM continues to be huge. There are just so many people, and it overflows everywhere into ULB—even the hallways during the talks are packed! I don't have a good solution for this, but I wish I did. Perhaps some rooms could be used as “overflow rooms”, ie., do a video link/stream to them, so that more people can get to watch the talks in the most popular rooms.

  • My Debian Activities in January 2016

    This month I marked 281 package for accept and rejected 58, so almost back to normal processing. I also sent 19 emails to maintainers asking questions.

  • Free software activities in January 2016

    My work in the Reproducible Builds project was also covered in more depth in Lunar's weekly reports (#35, #36, #37, #38, #39)

  • Linux Lite 2.8 Officially Released, Dedicated to the Memory of Ian Murdock

    Jerry Bezencon was extremely proud to announce today, February 1, 2016, the release and immediate availability for download of his Ubuntu-based Linux Lite 2.8 computer operating system.

    Linux Lite 2.8 is the last point release in the 2.0 series of the distribution, and it has been dedicated to the memory of Ian Murdock, the creator of the well-known Debian Project and the Debian GNU/Linux operating system, who sadly passed away on December 28, 2015. Linux Lite 2.8 is mostly a maintenance build that aims to keep the OS stable and reliable for its dedicated users.

Leftovers: Ubuntu (Meizu PRO 5, Elementary OS, Rolling Release Model, Jono Bacon Uses 'Mac')

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Ubuntu
  • Meizu PRO 5 Running Ubuntu Leaks, Launching At MWC?

    Meizu is a China-based smartphone manufacturing company which was quite unknown a couple of years ago. This company has managed to grow immensely in the last two years, and consumers definitely started noticing it. Meizu has managed to sell 4.4 million smartphones back in 2014, while they shipped out 20 million last year. That is quite a leap, as you can see, and Meizu is expected to grow even further this year.

    The company has introduced 5-6 devices last year, and the Meizu PRO 5 is definitely the most powerful one. This smartphone is the only non-Samsung device powered by the Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core SoC, and has been available out in the market for quite a while now. Well, it seems like Meizu plans to release yet another version of the PRO 5, an Ubuntu-powered one. Meizu has partnered up with Canonical before, last year when they released the Ubuntu variant of the Meizu MX4. A couple of images leaked showing off Ubuntu running on the Meizu PRO 5, which indicates this device might launch in the coming weeks. It is possible that Meizu plans to release the Ubuntu-powered PRO 5 phablet during the Mobiel World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona later this month, but we cannot confirm that, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.

  • New Elementary OS Theme Replicates the Old Ubuntu 8.04 Look and Feel

    One of the designers working on elementary forked the elementary icon and GTK themes to create an old-school version that resembles the orange artwork used in previous Ubuntu OSes.

  • Ubuntu Getting Closer to the Rolling Release Model

    Discussions about making Ubuntu a rolling release distro have been going on for a few years now, but a decision wasn't made. It turns out that it might happen anyway when Ubuntu running Unity 8 and Mir become mainstream.

  • The Hybrid Desktop

    When you fire up the distribution, GNOME Shell appears (or Unity, KDE, Elementary etc) and it is running natively on the Mac, full screen like you would see on Linux. For all intents and purposes it looks and feels like a Linux box, but it is running on top of Mac OS X. This means hardware issues (particularly hardware that needs specific drivers) go away.

Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming
  • Parkitect, the theme park building sim is currently broken on Linux

    Just a heads up folks, Parkitect is currently broken on Linux due to heavy graphical glitches, so if you were thinking about picking it up I would hold off until we can give the all clear.

    The developers said it could be a driver issue. I've tested two different drivers myself, and someone else tweeted to us letting us know it happens on another driver series too. The game uses Unity, and I've seen a number of games have big graphical issues that were the fault of the game or Unity, so hopefully they find it.

  • The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Linux & SteamOS port has been put on hold

    Sad news, I was really looking forward to playing The Vanishing of Ethan Carter but it looks like I won't get a chance. The developers have come across too many issues.

  • Panmorphia transformed for PC, Mac, and Linux

    Cyan’s Myst formula of graphic adventures has been successfully implemented by many developers over the two-plus decades that have come and gone since. The latest to follow in these footsteps is Cyprus-based indie Lydia Kovalenko with her debut title Panmorphia, which is now available for PC, Mac, and Linux.

  • Dungeon Souls, a cool mix of action, roguelike & a dungeon crawler on SteamOS & Linux

    I never noticed Dungeon Souls getting a Linux version, so it must be another case of it not showing up in the new SteamOS & Linux games list if the Linux version was added later. I really wish Valve would fix that, I say it every damn time.

  • Story-driven RTS Battle of Empires 1914-1918 looks like it's coming to Linux & SteamOS

    Looks quite a bit like Company of Heroes 2, but in a WWI setting.

    It's a shame that a bunch of users are review bombing it right now due to DLC additions, but it does have plenty more positive reviews than negative.

    Remember, never buy a game until the Linux version is actually available.

Sabayon Linux 16.02 Brings Gentoo's Latest Updates and Patches for February 2016

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Gentoo

The development team behind the Sabayon Linux computer operating system has made a habit of publishing new ISO builds of the OS at the end of a month for the one preceding it.

And so, today being the first day of February, we're happily informing our readers of the release of the Sabayon 16.02 Live ISO images that were published on the project's FTP servers last week, on January 28, 2016.

What's new? Mostly updates to many of the core components and applications, as Sabayon is always synchronized with the upstream software repositories of the Gentoo Linux project.

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Linux 4.5-rc2 Brings A Surprising Amount Of Changes

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Linux

Linus Torvalds announced the release of Linux 4.5-rc2 this weekend as was expected as the next weekly test version of this new kernel.

Linus mentions in the 4.5-rc2 announcement that he was happy with how this release was turning out, but since Friday there were many more pull request submitted. The amount of new activity in the past few days though doesn't worry Torvalds and is the result in finding bugs by users/developers in trying out Linux 4.5.

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Also: Linus Torvalds Announces the Second Linux Kernel 4.5 Release Candidate Build

Linux Kernel 3.10.96 LTS Has Networking and Sound Enhancements, Updated Drivers

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Linux

Renowned kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman reports at the end of January the release and immediate availability for download of the ninety-sixth maintenance build of the Linux 3.10 long-term supported kernel series.

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AV Linux 2016 Optimizes Debian Testing for Audio Production, Coming Soon

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GNU
Linux
Debian

Glen McArthur, one of the developers working on the AV Linux project, a GNU/Linux operating system dedicated to audio and video professionals, published a video recently to show the world what's coming in AV Linux 2016.

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Simplicity Linux 16.01 is now available for download

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GNU
Linux

It’s that time again! A new release of Simplicity Linux is available for download. Simplicity Linux 16.01 comes in two flavours, Netbook and Desktop, both 32-bit releases. Based on the excellent LXPup distro, we use LXDE window manager and 4.1.6 kernel.

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Experiences with deepin 15

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Reviews

One of the last releases of 2015 we heard about was deepin 15. The deepin distribution has gone through a number of changes since the project's previous version. For example, deepin is now based on Debian's Unstable branch while older versions used Ubuntu as their base. Looking through the project's release announcement, we discover deepin has benefited from additional language translations with Malay, Bulgarian, Swedish, Croatian, Japanese, Korean, Finnish, Spanish, Hindi and Ukrainian translations being added.

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Leftovers: KDE

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KDE

Mythbuntu Devs Need Your Help to Find a New MythTV Theme for the OS

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Ubuntu

Remember Mythbuntu? Yeah, it has been a while since we've shared something here about the MythTV-based official Ubuntu Linux flavor, as they've decided a long time ago not to participate in regular releases of Ubuntu.

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What’s going on with GNOME To Do

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GNOME

Aye folks! Since a few weeks ago, GNOME To Do saw quite a big number of changes. As some of you may not be strict git followers, a good review of the latest changes may come in handy. Let’s go!

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Linux 4.4.1

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Linux

I'm announcing the release of the 4.4.1 kernel.

All users of the 4.4 kernel series must upgrade.

The updated 4.4.y git tree can be found at:
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-4.4.y
and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser:
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-st...

thanks,

greg k-h

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Also: Linux 4.3.5

Linux 4.1.17

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