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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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Development
OSS

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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QNX 7 Can Be Fitted With A Qt5 Desktop

  • QNX 7 Can Be Fitted With A Qt5 Desktop
    While QNX remains targeted as an operating system for mobile/embedded solutions, a BlackBerry developer in his spare time has fitted QNX 7 with a Qt5 desktop. QNX 6 and prior had a desktop option, but was removed in QNX 7, which was released this past March. QNX 7.0 also brought support for 64-bit (and maintaining 32-bit) Intel x86 and ARM platforms along with C++14 support. For those wanting to experiment with QNX 7, a BlackBerry kernel developer has been working on making this operating system more desktop friendly.
  • Building a BlackBerry QNX 7 Desktop
    Having Qt allowed me to port one of my favourite applications, SpeedCrunch. It was a simple matter of running ‘qmake’ followed by ‘make’. Next, I ported the QTermWidget library so that I could have terminal windows.

Kernel Space/Linux

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  • State of Sway April 2017
    Development on Sway continues. I thought we would have slowed down a lot more by now, but every release still comes with new features - Sway 0.12 added redshift support and binary space partitioning layouts. Sway 0.13.0 is coming soon and includes, among other things, nvidia proprietary driver support. We already have some interesting features slated for Sway 0.14.0, too! Today Sway has 21,446 lines of C (and 4,261 lines of header files) written by 81 authors across 2,263 commits. These were written through 653 pull requests and 529 issues. Sway packages are available today in the official repos of pretty much every distribution except for Debian derivatives, and a PPA is available for those guys.

Supporting Burning Platforms

  • Surface revenue does a U-boat, and dives

    Revenue generated by Microsoft's Surface hardware during the March quarter was down 26% from the same period the year before, the company said yesterday as it briefed Wall Street.

    For the quarter, Surface produced $831 million, some $285 million less than the March quarter of 2016, for the largest year-over-year dollar decline ever.

  • Acer said to me: "do not use our products with Linux. Find another manufacturer"
    Last year, I bought an Acer notebook and it came with Windows 10. As I didn't want spyware neither bloatware, I got Linux installed and asked for a refund of the OEM license. After a little of talking, they were wanting to charge me US$100 (to remove the license, which I already had wiped, as I got FDE Linux installed) to refund US$70 of the OEM license. This year, wondering to buy a new Acer notebook, I asked them again if they would refund me the OEM license without all the hassle (as they did pay me the US$70, without me having to pay the US$100).

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