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4 ways to open up your project's infrastructure

Open source isn't just about opening up your code—it's also about building a supporting infrastructure that invites people to contribute. In order to create a vibrant, growing, and exciting project, the community needs to be able to participate in the governance, the documentation, the code, and the actual structures that keep the project alive. If the overall "hive" is doing well, it attracts more individuals with diverse skills to the project. read more

How To Install JAVA (OpenJDK/JRE) 6 / 7 / 8 on Linux

JAVA is necessary to run most of the applications in Linux and windows machine. JAVA comes with two packages (JDK & JRE). JRE stands for (Java Runtime Environment) which deploys Java applications on servers. It includes tools for JVM monitoring and tools commonly required for server applications.

Learn Perl with this temperature-conversion script

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Nov 21, 2016 10:27 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Over the years I've learned a number of programming languages on my own, including Perl. One learning tool I figured out is to use some sort of language reference to avoid the frustration of working through several chapters in a manual just to figure out a starting point. read more

MPV 0.22.0 Video Player Lands with New Options, AudioUnit Output Driver for iOS

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Nov 21, 2016 9:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The powerful, open-source, and cross-platform MPlayer-based MPV video player software has been updated earlier to version 0.22.0, a release that introduces a handful of new features, commands, and options.

What’s new in Fedora 25 Workstation

Fedora 25 Workstation is the latest release of our free, leading-edge operating system. You can download it from the official website here starting tomorrow. There are several new and noteworthy changes in Fedora Workstation. GNOME 3.22 The default environment comes courtesy of the GNOME... Continue Reading →

You Can Run ExTiX Linux with LXQt 0.10.0 and Kernel 4.8 on Intel Compute Stick

GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton announced the availability of a new build of his ExTiX distribution, which has been designed to run on the Intel Compute Stick device.

Python Functions

Here's another trip back to math class. If you remember, functions took in a number, did something to it, then outputted the new value. They were often represented in tables with the input on one side and the output on the other. Functions in programming are similar. Sometimes they take input. Sometimes they don't. Much of the time they return a value as well, but they don't always have to. In every case, they are used to repeat an operation whenever they are used, and that's the greatest similarity with the math concept.

CloudNative Con, KubeCon, Prometheus, and OpenTracing

CloudNativeCon gathers all CNCF projects under one roof. Join KubeCon, OpenTracing, Prometheus, and more, as leading technologists from multiple open source cloud native communities gather to further the education and advancement of cloud native computing.

openSUSE 13.2 Linux Operating System to Reach End of Life on January 16, 2017

On November 17, 2016, it appears that Marcus Meissner from the openSUSE Project sent an advanced discontinuation notice for users of the openSUSE 13.2 Linux operating system.

Under the (Linux) Hood

  • Hackaday; By Al Williams (Posted by bob on Nov 20, 2016 3:17 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Kernel
We’ve often heard that you don’t need to know how an engine works to drive a car, but you can bet that professional race car drivers know. By analogy, you can build lots of systems with off-the-shelf boards like Raspberry Pis and program that using Python or some other high-level abstraction. The most competent hackers, though, know what’s going on inside that Pi and what Python is doing under the hood down to some low level.

Exploring cultures of agility and blamelessness

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Nov 20, 2016 10:16 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Q1: How would you describe DevOps in a single tweet?

A1: #DevOps is a culture, mentality, and practice for continual improvement and collaboration #OpenOrgChat

The Linux Foundation Issues Free E-Book on Open Source License Compliance Best Practices

The Linux Foundation today released a free e-book, Open Source Compliance in the Enterprise, that serves as a practical guide for organizations on how best to use open source code and participate in open source communities while complying with the spirit and the letter of open source licensing.

Early Stage Startup Heptio Aims to Make Kubernetes Friendly

Two Former Google staffers the built the original Google Compute Engine and helped to create Kubernetes are launching their own company to fill a perceived gap in the container orchestration market.

Weaveworks Debuts Weave Cloud for Container Control and Monitoring

After months of availability in the beta test cycle, the commercial edition of the Weave Cloud Software-as-a-Service platform is now generally available, build from a base of open-source project led by Weaveworks

Tails 3.0 Anonymous Live OS to Be Based on Debian 9 "Stretch", Require 64-bit PC

A few days after the announcement of Tails 2.7, the development team behind the popular amnesic incognito live system based on Debian GNU/Linux unveiled a few technical details about the next major release.

The Linux Foundation changes its events' branding

  • ZDNet | open-source RSS (Posted by bob on Nov 19, 2016 10:21 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
The top 'Linux' event is being consolidated with other conferences under the 'open source' name.

Microsoft Warns Bash on Windows Users About Linux File Changes

This week, Microsoft offered the equivalent of a nun's ruler smack to users of Bash on Windows, a command-line shell that's more usually known as a tool for Linux developers and IT pros... "DO NOT, under ANY circumstances, create and/or modify Linux files using Windows apps, tools, scripts, consoles, etc.,"the announcement stated.

Microsoft and Its Patent Trolls Continue to Lobby for Software Patents

In order to maintain the order of "Linux patent tax" Microsoft and its proxies (patent trolls like Intellectual Ventures) keep pursuing patent policy that is friendly towards software patenting

Top 5: Eclipse Che, open source at Capital One, and more

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Nov 19, 2016 3:19 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Eclipse; Story Type: News Story
In this week's Top 5, we highlight an introduction to Eclipse Che, this year's open source initiatives from Capital One, one way to address open source's free rider problem, and nine rules for caring for open source communities. Top 5 articles of the week 5. 9 rules for the proper care and feeding of communities and carnivorous plants read more

NES Classic runs Linux, a new 0 A.D. alpha, and more gaming news

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Nov 19, 2016 11:57 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
In this bi-weekly open gaming roundup, we take a look at Nintendo's NES Classic Edition running Linux, SDL support for Unity 5.6, 0 A.D. Ulysses, and more gaming news. Open gaming roundup for November 6-19, 2016 read more

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