Samsung debuts an Artik IoT cloud platform and IDE
At the Samsung Developer Conference in San Francisco last week, Samsung was all about the Internet of Things, and its Artik IoT modules got lots of love.
Surprisingly, much of Samsung’s focus at its developer conference did not revolve around Tizen or SmartThings. Instead, the main focus was on its newly shipping Artik embedded modules, which ship with Fedora.
There was some Tizen related news, however, including a new ”Smart View” SDK for improving mobile connectivity with Tizen-based Smart TVs, as well as a promise to bring Knox security support to Tizen. There were also more details on the upcoming, 64-bit capable Tizen 3.0.
GNOME 3.20.2 stable tarballs due (responsible: fredp)
Tarballs are due on 2016-05-09 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 3.20.2
stable release, which will be delivered on Wednesday. Modules which
were proposed for inclusion should try to follow the unstable schedule
so everyone can test them. Please make sure that your tarballs will
be uploaded before Monday 23:59 UTC: tarballs uploaded later than that
will probably be too late to get in 3.20.2. If you are not able to
make a tarball before this deadline or if you think you'll be late,
please send a mail to the release team and we'll find someone to roll
the tarball for you!
GCC 4.8 To GCC 6.1 Benchmarks For A Complex Program
Here are some more compiler performance metrics to share of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) for a complex program.
The latest GCC benchmarks I have to share are of Open Porous Media, the initiative providing software for modeling and simulations around porous media processes. Long story short, software for areas like enhanced oil recovery along with other scientific and industrial fields. With the particular OPM benchmark component being used today, a reservoir simulator for three-phase black-oil problems.
Also: GNU LibreJS 6.0.13 released
Frozenbyte has announced their latest game, Shadwen, is coming to PC, Mac, Linux, and PlayStation 4 this month.
The stealth-action adventure will launch for all the aforementioned platforms on May 17th. The game will cost $14.55 / €14.55 on PC, after which the week-long launch discount will raise the price back to $16.99 / €16.99 for all platforms.
Players take up the role of an assassin named Shadwen whose mission is to kill the king. Along the way you run into an orphaned girl named Lily, further endangering your mission – the entire game has you balancing killing your enemies and putting trust in this young girl.
The developer Frozenbyte has announced that Shadwen will be available for Sony Playstation 4, Windows PC, OSX and Linux starting this May 17, 2016. On PC, the title will cost EUR 14.55 during the launch period, while later will go to €16.99 for all platforms.
While I am not usually a fan of point and click adventure games, STASIS is exactly the setting that will hook me in! It looks fantastic.
I finally managed to get The Culling to play nicely and recorded a video of me butchering someone, wondering around and making an awesome shot with the bow on Linux.
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun certainly reminds me of the old Commandos game I played a lot when I was younger and who doesn't like ninjas?
Guild Software today, May 5, 2016, announced the availability of a new maintenance release of its Vendetta Online 3D space combat MMORPG game, version 1.8.378, for all supported operating systems.
While Vendetta Online 1.8.378 appears to be a pretty small update to the massively multiplayer online role-playing game, it packs some interesting changes, among which we can mention better detection of Sony DualShock 4 controllers when they are connected via the Bluetooth technology, as well as support for voice chat on Android, which failed work on previous versions of the game due to some bugs.