Wireless IoT gateway features Linux/Java programming stack
Calao unveiled a modular “Delta P100” IoT gateway with a Linux/Java OSGI programming stack, plus WiFi, 3G/4G, LoRa, SigFox, and other wireless options.
French embedded firm Calao Systems, which we last heard from in September with its Tegra K1-based SMC-NTKE1 SMARC module, has now spun its first Internet of Things gateway. This low-powered Delta P100 runs Debian Linux on the lowly, 700MHz ARM11 SoC that launched a million Raspberry Pi’s: the Broadcom BCM2835. The device is manufactured by Calao partner Eolane.
LibreOffice Has About 1,200 UI-Related Reported Bugs, Come and Help Fix Them
LibreOffice might be a great office suite, but the community doesn’t like the fact that the UI still looks kind of dated. The good news is that anyone with some coding skills can try to fix that by working on the project.
Snickerdoodle Rivals Raspberry Pi 2 with Integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Ubuntu Core Support
Snickerdoodle is a new maker board designed for people who like building stuff ranging from robots to advanced networking, and it can fit in the palm for the hand.
Area51 updates (KDE on FreeBSD)
The area51 repository continues to update, even as the official ports tree for FreeBSD sticks with KDE4. Since the KDE-FreeBSD team is also responsible for the official ports, that basically means that not everything has been shaken out yet, and that the team doesn’t feel that it can provide a really good Frameworks5 / Plasma5 / Applications installation .. yet. I’ve been playing with ideas for a default desktop wallpaper (the upstream default gives me a headache; I’d really like to combine Flying Konqui by Timothée Giet with bubbles made from the BSD logo.