The Dronecode open-source UAV platform initiative has announced that it has welcomed on board a raft of new members, who'll help drive the project towards becoming a de facto standard for consumer and commercial drones.
The non-profit organisation – governed by the Linux Foundation – was formed in late 2014. Founding members 3D Robotics (3DR) and Yuneec International have since been joined by 27 other organisations and sponsored members, keen to participate in the "neutral, transparent initiative for advancing UAV technology", as the Linux Foundation's marketing big cheese Amanda McPherson described it.
Samsung now plans on delivering a Gold variant of the Z1 next month and has also confirmed more models are on the way. The Z1 launched at 5,700-Rs whist the second Tizen handset is expected to go on-sale for between the 8,000-Rs 15,000-Rs range. We have previously reported on a rumoured Samsung Z3, so this could signal it’s launch? The handsets will also be manufactured in India at Samsung’s factory in Noida.
As usual, the Linux 4.2 kernel is bringing more improvements for ARM, including support for new SoCs and boards.
Highlights for the ARM Linux 4.2 merge window include:
- SMP support for the Allwinner A23 SoC with the SunXI code and SMP support for the Broadcom BCM63138.
- Big endian support in Socpga.
- Initial support for the Freescale I.MX7D. The dual-core i.MX7 has two Cortex-A7 cores up to 1.0GHz, Cortex-M4 up to 256MHz, LPDDR2/LPDDR3 support, dual Gigabit Ethernet, and one PCI Express lane. The i.MX7 series is primarily aimed at "Internet of Things" devices.
- Initial support for the ZTE ZX296702 SoC with dual-core Cortex-A9 processor and ARM Mali 400 graphics.
- NVIDIA Tegra HDA support.
For those using the Global File System 2 (GFS2) for Linux clusters, the Linux 4.2 kernel is slated to offer better performance.
illume OS is a free and open source Debian based Linux distribution that is especially designed to run on note books, laptops and computers for students. It is very efficient, lightweight, stable and flexible Linux operating system that supports both 32 and 64 bit hardware platforms and ISO images and Live DVDs are available in both architectures. Its latest version 2.1.2 has been released now and we are going to discuss the introduced features and its install method in this article.