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Enlightenment 0.19.10 Open-Source Desktop Environment Out Now with 10 Bugfixes

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Looks to us like the lightweight and modern, yet not so popular Enlightenment open-source desktop environment for GNU/Linux operating system has a very active development cycle with many features being added every two-three weeks or so.

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Six things financial services technical leaders need to consider around open source software

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As open source platforms from Linux, to Cassandra, to Hadoop grow in sophistication and as potential applications grow in data-rich, application hungry financial services businesses, more traditional outsourcers and IT consultancies are developing specialist propositions around supporting businesses with their apps in these environments. This provides a degree of assurance and resilience to those who need it.

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Release of Bugzilla 5.0.1, 4.4.10, and 4.2.15

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Today we are releasing 5.0.1, 4.4.10, and 4.2.15. All releases fix a
security issue found since the last release.

Bugzilla 5.0.1 is our latest stable release. It contains several
important bug fixes for the 5.0 branch.

Bugzilla 4.4.10 and 4.2.15 are bug fix updates for the 4.4
branch and the 4.2 branch, respectively.

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Google open-sources language-agnostic, scalable software tool

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Google's latest open source offering, Bazel, automates the building and testing of software, along the lines of Ant or Maven.

But Bazel, now out in beta, surpasses those solutions. It's also language-agnostic, highly scalable, and able to generate builds that are bit-exact on both a developer's machine and the build cluster.

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Leftovers: OSS

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Leftovers: Sharing Culture

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  • CIO France tempers government cloud expectations

    Only marginal parts of governmental IT services can be moved to public cloud services, rather than the whole of government IT, warns Jaques Marzin, the French government Chief Information Officer. “Nobody wants us to put tax records or criminal records in the public cloud. But those are government operations that amount to terabytes of data”, he said.

  • New portal aims to reduce bureaucracy in Portugal

    The government of Portugal has unveiled’ Simplificar’, an online portal to help modernise and simplify public administration. The project is inviting citizens and enterprises to point out excessive bureaucracy and suggest remedies.

  • Polish towns offer public access to eGovernment services

    The Polish towns of Bydgoszcz and Sosnowiec are the first two to host a public access point for eGovernment services, Poland’s Ministry of Administration and Digitization (MAC) has announced. The access points are placed in the town’s post offices, offering citizens access to various services, such as requesting an ID card, getting a copy of a marriage certificate or setting-up a new businesses.

  • Affordable and open source Eleven 3D printer by ISG3D to launch on Kickstarter this month

    The market of desktop 3D printers seems to be ever expanding, but quite a few new additions seem to add very little in terms of functionality or affordability. Fortunately, new gems are still appearing, such as a very exciting machine by Canadian startup and 3D printing supplies provider ISG3D. Called the Eleven 3D printer, this very promising machine seems to be the real deal, but for an affordable price and with an open source character. It is expected to launch on Kickstarter later this month.

  • Open source 3D printing has high rate of return on investment, Joshua Pearce says in new study
  • MIAOW, World’s First Open Source Graphics Processor Now Available To Users

    The researchers from the Vertical Research Group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison recently announced at the Hot Chips Event in Cupertino, Calif, that they have designed the first ever open source general-purpose graphics processor (GPGPU). It is titled as Many-Core Integrated Accelerator Of The Waterdeep abbreviated as MIAOW.

  • Go 1.5.1 Released With Some Minor Fixes

    Just one month after the gigantic release of Go 1.5, the first minor point release is now available.

Google Releases Open Source Plans for Cardboard v2 Viewer

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Google released the second version of their Cardboard VR viewer back in May. Sticking to their commitment to make the design of the handheld HMD completely open for third-party manufacturers, the company has now released the complete design specification for Cardboard v2.

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Also: Kit For Google Cardboard 2 Now Free To Download

Buy vs build and the rise of open source are driving digital transformation

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Once upon a time in IT, using open source simply meant Linux instead of Windows, or maybe MySQL instead of Oracle. Now, there is such a huge diversity of open source tools, and almost every leading digital business and tech startup is making extensive use of them. Open source is driving the further commoditisation of software capabilities, and as such is driving the move to greater in-house software development resource and more collaborative approaches.

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9 ways to attract students to your open source project

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There's a lot of articles from community managers about how you can attract student volunteers to your open source project. This time, I'm going to write about the same thing, but from a student's perspective. Here's how you can attract me to your open source project.

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Norway’s Frikomport readied to switch to Moodle

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Norway’s national open source foundation Friprogforeningen will soon be switching its Frikomport services platform to the Moodle learning management system. Depending on the final tests, the LMS will become the foundation’s main service platform later this month.

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Leftovers: Software

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    I made this video for those that are new to, or just interested in making music on the Linux OS. I go over the features, goods and bads of Rosegarden, LMMS, Ardour, Mixbus, and EnergyXT, as well as touch on Qtractor. I don't don't go much into details of the particular versions I am using, but the video was made in the early part of 2017 and I'm running Ubuntu 16.04LTS.
  • Green Recorder: A Simple Desktop/Screen Recorder for Linux
    Green Recorder is a simple, open source desktop recorder developed for Linux systems built using Python, GTK and FFmpeg. It supports most of the Linux desktop environments such as Unity, Gnome, Cinnamon, Mate, Xfce and so on. Recently it has been updated to work with Wayland too in Gnome session.
  • Komorebi: A New Way To Enhance Your Desktop Using Animated/Parallax Wallpapers
    In past there were applications that allowed us to run videos/Gif as wallpaper on the desktop and make desktop look much cooler but than all of sudden the development of such Apps stopped and I can't name any App that exist for this purpose. Komorebi is fairly new application designed to make your desktop experience much better and make desktop cool as well, we can say it is kind of 'live wallpaper' situation here or 3D wallpaper. It is developed by Abe Masri and available under GPL license for free.
  • Stacer Sytem Optimizer: A Must Have Application For Ubuntu/Linux Mint
    There are multiple ways to optimize your Linux, the most geeky way is using Terminal, there are also applications available that performs such actions like Bleachbit, Ubuntu cleaner and so on. Stacer is simple, open-source, quick and new application designed to offer you all-in-one optimizer for your Ubuntu/Linux Mint (It's alternative to CCleaner but only for Linux).
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