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OpenShot, a very popular video editor for Linux, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to hasten its next phase of development, which will include a Macintosh and Windows port of the program. Jonathan Thomas, the lead designer and programmer for the project, is eager to hire some extra programmers to assist with this phase of the program's development. As an open source advocate, I'm thrilled about it.
Ubuntu's Technical Board has decided nine months is long enough to support some new releases of its operating system.
In an online meeting noticed by Phoronix (and available for all-text IRC replay here), the Board decided that “regular” Ubuntu releases will only receive food, water, warm lodgings and security updates for nine months after they emerge screaming into the world. Such releases previously received around 18 months of loving care.
The new policy takes effect as Version 13.04,aka Raring Ringtail, due in April.
While halving support sounds nasty, it's not entirely terrible news for Ubuntu users because the distribution has two types of release. “Regular” releases are perhaps best understood as “minor” releases. “Long Term Releases (LTS)” releases get a full five years of support.
Dot Categories: DeveloperKDE Telepathy fixes having a notification "a new contact has added you" even when you are offline, adds .desktop-based tubes channel approver
Nepomuk changed DBus interface to the FileIndexer for status messages
Improvements in kscreen API
Calligra changes as to when config ui are in a docker and when it is in a tool
Work on new dashboard in Skrooge
The European Commission (EC), the central governing body of the EU, has in the past several years pursued ICT policies that increasingly have been good for "openness" in the areas of standards, data, and software. Its recent announcements on cloud computing have continued this theme.
However, as with any broad strategy of this magnitude, there are parts of the strategy (many well-meaning) that could lead to trouble. Attention, engagement, and follow-up with the Commission are needed to assure a positive outcome.
Version 3.0.0 of OpenELEC has been released, which is a Linux distribution with a multimedia bent that is shipping with XBMC 12.1 Frodo...
Ubuntu Kylin has been selected by the Chinese government as the basis of a new reference architecture for operating systems. Canonical is working with Chinese organisations to customise the distribution to their needs
It was just one week ago that AMD released the Catalyst 13.3 Beta 2 driver while now it has been succeeded by Catalyst 13.3 Beta 3...
Fenrus Linux is a new Linux distribution being led by a well known Intel Linux developer. Goals of Fenrus Linux include focusing upon an optimal developer experience rather than world domination and also maximizing the performance and power management of the open-source operating system...
The Intel Linux graphics driver should now work better when overclocking your Intel graphics core thanks to a new Linux kernel patch...
Wayland and Weston along with other key branches like GTK+ and QtWayland have been forked by an independent developer under the "GH-Next" project name...
Linus Torvalds announced the release of the RC4 for the Linux 3.9 kernel on Saturday evening, but its development still has not slowed down...
The drm-intel-testing Git branch has been updated with new code that's ready for testing and eventual merging into the Linux 3.10 kernel...
With yesterday's release of GCC 4.8.0, here are some new benchmarks. For this first roundabout are comparative benchmarks between GCC 4.7.2 and GCC 4.8.0 for an Intel Core i7 990X "Gulftown" system running Ubuntu Linux...
Aside from the Urban Terror game update, there's also a new version of Red Eclipse this weekend...
For those that didn't hear already, Canonical is collaborating with the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (the Chinese government) to develop Kylin, a new Chinese operating system based upon Ubuntu.
Gumstix shocked the embed-o-sphere today by unveiling a new board-level computer that’s neither the shape nor size of a gum stick. The “Pepper” board is based on a 720MHz TI Sitara ARM processor and is supplied in a bundle that includes a Yocto-built Linux filesystem on microSD, a 4.5-inch LCD, and a DC power supply.
Debian 7.0 "Wheezy" is now under 100 release-critical bugs. The release of Debian Wheezy is now not too far out...
Canonical to help government add "Chinese specific" features to OS
Ubuntu is going to become the reference architecture for a Linux distribution, backed and developed by the Chinese government.…
Dot Categories: Community and EventsDigia, the largest Qt contributor, is the 2013 Platinum Sponsor for the co-hosted Akademy and Qt Contributor Summit. Digia is responsible for all Qt activities including product development and commercial licensing and, together with the Qt Project, open source licensing under the open governance model.
In a blog post describing the use of UEFI variables for debugging purposes, Matthew Garrett mentions that the memory for UEFI variables being filled up by more than fifty per cent is thought to be the reason why Samsung notebooks will no longer boot and may require repair in certain conditions – for example after starting some Linux distributions with UEFI, or after executing a Windows test program that stores information in the UEFI firmware. The Linux kernel developer and UEFI specialist investigated why even booting some Linux distributions can sometimes cause device failure and has written a Windows program that will brick certain Samsung notebooks.
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