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Enlightenment 0.19.7 Desktop Environment

The developers of the lightweight desktop environment Enlightenment (used in various Linux distributions) anounced their 0.19.7 release.

According to the Enlightenment team Enlightenment is in the transition from X11 to Wayland.

The Dronecode Foundation aims to keep UAVs open

  • (Posted by bob on Jul 27, 2015 9:52 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles' (UAV) applications and capabilities are advancing at a phenomenal rate, and the cost of these systems is decreasing at an equally impressive rate largely because of the open source. In many cases, open source projects are outpacing the development of their equivalent closed source systems. To further accelerate these developments, in late 2014 several companies came together to form the Dronecode Foundation, a nonprofit organization that brings together existing open source drone projects and assets under one umbrella organization governed by The Linux Foundation. read more

Ubuntu defibrillates 14.10 for one LAST patch

Utopic Unicorn gets another gallop to leap security rainbow Ubuntu has changed its mind on an end-of-life announcement, giving Version 14.10 one last kernel patch to cover off some big vulns.…

Three months with a Chromebook computer

In today's open source roundup: How well does the Chromebook stack up after three months of use? Plus: Debian dumps SPARC hardware architecture. And Ubuntu MATE drops the Ubuntu Software Center.

Eating our own dog food in open source

  • (Posted by bob on Jul 27, 2015 7:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Last month, after nearly two decades of using free and open source software, I attended my first conference: SELF. I even gave a little talk there, a kind of high-level overview of open source tools available to those of us who produce creative work (you can watch it on SELF's YouTube channel if you have an hour to kill). read more

Updated: Windows 10 Update KB3074681 causing crashes for users

Update: I was contacted by Gabe Aul, our Ring Master, directly and he has informed me that a fix is in the works for this and will be pushed out soon.

Akademy Talks Day 2

The day today started out with showers of water drops as the late comers to Akademy waded their way amidst raincoated cyclists and residents of A Coruna sheltering themselves underneath coloured umbrellas...

Ubuntu MATE Is Dropping Ubuntu Software Center

The Ubuntu MATE distro will no longer ship with the Ubuntu Software Center, starting with the next 15.10 Alpha 2 released, announced one of the project developers.

New patent group threatens to derail 4K HEVC video streaming

A new industry group called HEVC Advance is threatening to demand royalties for the new HEVC video codec that could halve the bandwidth required for streaming online video or offer higher resolutions with the same bandwidth usage. The organization is promising to demand a royalty of 0.5 percent of revenue from any broadcaster that uses the codec for streaming. This move could re-ignite the arguments surrounding video codecs on the Web and may well jeopardize services such as Netflix's year-old 4K streaming service.

Microsoft develops Arrow Launcher for Android

Microsoft embraces Android, as recent projects show. Now they are developing a launcher for Android, called Arrow Launcher.

Linux Kernel 4.2 RC4 Announced by Linus Torvalds, Fixes Major Issues

It's Sunday, so it is time for you to test yet another Release Candidate version of the upcoming Linux kernel 4.2 release, as Linus Torvalds has just posted news on the work done for the RC4 build.

KDE's Plasma Mobile Not Giving Credit to Ubuntu Touch, Says Developer

KDE developers have announced that they are working on a new project called c. From what the developers are saying, it's running on Wayland, and it's capable on running Ubuntu apps. One of the problems is that at least one of the Ubuntu developers has noticed that even if the project is based on Ubuntu for phones, credit is not given.

Audio Programming with Open Source Languages

This article offers a roundup of my favorite free audio programming languages. They are all released under an open source license, and run on multiple platforms.

Linux Mint 17.2 OEM images available

The following OEM installation images are now available: * Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon OEM 64-bit * Linux Mint 17.2 MATE OEM 64-bit

GNOME News Promises to Be an Unbelievable Feed Reader for GNOME 3.18 - Video

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Jul 26, 2015 12:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNOME
On July 24, Igor Gnatenko was more than proud to publish some details about his upcoming news reader app for the highly acclaimed GNOME desktop environment, called GNOME News.

Unreal Engine release, Laby, jMonkeyEngine, and more open gaming news

  •; By Robin Muilwijk (Posted by bob on Jul 26, 2015 10:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Games, Linux
Hello, open gaming fans! In this week's edition, we take a look at Unreal Engine release, Laby, jMonkeyEngine, new Linux games, and the Pick of the Week!

KDE Community announces fully open source Plasma Mobile

Watch out Canonical, here comes another fully open source mobile OS.

GNOME 3.17.4 development snapshot

The GNOME team has released their GNOME 3.17.4 (development snapshot) desktop environment for Linux.

Everpad Client To Use Evernote In Ubuntu

Evernote is one of the most popular note-taking services on the globe. But Evernote client app is still not available for Linux. So are you feeling unfortunate? You don't need to. We have Everpad! Evernote can be used on Linux with Everpad. You can easily install it and use it on the go on your Ubuntu or other Linux Distributions.

Sebastian Kügler: KDE's Plasma Mobile is running on Plasma 5 and Kubuntu

  • IT World; By Swapnil Bhartiya (Posted by arnieswap on Jul 26, 2015 2:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: KDE
The KDE Community just announced its ambitious Plasma Mobile platform.

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