The GPD Pocket crowdfunder has only been live on IndieGoGo for just over 24 hours but it’s has already amassed a staggering $700,000 — $500,000 more than it was seeking! With 2 months left to run the question now is can the diminutive computing device can go on to hit the $1 million mark?
Alan Griffiths of Canonical has announced the release of MirAL 1.2 for Ubuntu 17.04 and the Ubuntu Stable Phone Overlay.
There’s a new MirAL release (1.2.0) available in ‘Zesty Zapus’ (Ubuntu 17.04) and the so-called “stable phone overlay” ppa for ‘Xenial Xerus’ (Ubuntu 16.04LTS). MirAL is a project aimed at simplifying the development of Mir servers and particularly providing a stable ABI and sensible default behaviors.
The little screenshot nestled to the left of this text contains something that makes us very happy.
It’s a change-log for GNOME Software that mentions handler support for opening Snappy URLs is on the way.
Why do we find that exciting? Allow me to explain.
UKUI is developed by Ubuntu Kylin, the official Chinese-language spin of Ubuntu. It aims to provide ‘a simpler and more enjoyable experience for browsing, searching, and managing your computer’.
Mobile World Congress 2017 is a few weeks away and that means the rumour mill is operating at full tilt.
Will the LG G6 have a near-bezel-less display? Will Samsung reveal the Galaxy S8? Truthfully we won’t know until the end of February but we have gotten wind of something that will be at MWC 2017 and it has our inner geek squealing with delight.
Canonical, openHAB Foundation and Azul Systems joined forces to launch snap packaging openHAB 2.0, a free open smart home platform that acts as a control hub for home IoT setups. openHAB is easy to install, highly customisable and comes with great performance across a wide range of hardware from PCs to Raspberry Pis.
Canonical, openHAB Foundation and Azul Systems have launched the snap packaging of openHAB 2.0, a completely free open smart home platform that acts as a control hub for home IoT setups, that can be an alternative to Apple Homekit and Samsung SmartThings.
Canonical announced today that they are not ready to release the long-anticipated Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system because there are still some minor issues that need to be addressed.
Canonical has released a Snap package mechanism for running Ubuntu apps under the openHAB smart home stack, complete with Azul’s Zulu Embedded Java Runtime.
Canonical’s snap package management mechanism can now run on the open source, Java-driven openHAB home automation framework, enabling easier deployment and secure updating of Ubuntu apps. Last June, Canonical spun off the secure Ubuntu snap format from its container-like Snappy Ubuntu Core IoT distribution, proposing it as an open source, universal package management solution for all Linux distributions. For now, however, it essentially provides an easy, secure way to download, run, and maintain Ubuntu apps packaged under snap.
The Ubuntu Community UBports aims to see open source software Ubuntu on every device, starting with smartphones, through developers' collaborative development. During Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at the end of February UBports will show a very special combination: Ubuntu on the Fairphone 2, combining sustainability and open source.