The Paris Open Source Summit is a great European event centered on the free & open source sector. It arose as a result of the merger of two French open source events: Linux Solutions (formerly in La Défense) and the Open World Forum. This year’s edition took place on November the 18th and 19th in “Les docks de Paris” (North suburbs).
Mageia had three contributors glad to be there: dtux, magnux and lebarhon. Our booth was small but of professional quality with many interesting things:
The first day began with a bomb alert (false alert fortunately), but the building has been evacuated and the event really started only at 10 a.m. We met lots of different kinds of people:
It has been a very happy two-day show, not at all affected by the tragic events in Paris. Since it was the first year the event took place in this location, it is not easy to compare the crowd with that of last year, but it seemed more or less equivalent. What really changed in our opinion is that Mageia is now well-known, and that’s definitely encouraging!
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Moritz Bunkus informs us about the immediate availability for download of MKVToolNix 8.6, another maintenance release of the acclaimed cross-platform and open-source MKV (Matroska) manipulation software.
Elive 2.6 has been in development for quite some time now, and the 2.6.12 Beta release brings more bugfixes, especially for the graphical installer, which is now capable of handling certain scenarios. Additionally, the clock widget has been added and enabled by default on the desktop, and there are also various under-the-hood improvements.
The overall speed process of the installer has also been improved in Elive 2.6.12 Beta, although it still requires users to pay a certain amount of money for the installation. In the meantime, the developers are working on support for 64-bit hardware architectures, as well as on providing more reliable package updates and fixes.
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Elive 2.6.12, the latest development build of the project’s commercial distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux and featuring a highly customised Enlightenment desktop, is out and ready for testing: “The Elive team is proud to announce the release of the beta version 2.6.12. This version includes bug fixes in….
David Cortarello has announced the release of Kwort Linux 4.3, the latest stable built from the project developing a lightweight, CRUX-based distribution with Openbox and a custom package manager called kpkg: “A new version of Kwort available, this one is 4.3. Get it while it’s hot! As always,….
Using a cheap OTG hub you can can now (with OTA-8+) use a mouse and keyboard with your Ubuntu phone.
To go in to Windowed mode, the app is called ‘UT Tweak’ and is NOT in the Ubuntu App Store but most be added via: https://open.uappexplorer.com/
OTG hub: http://www.banggood.com/4-In-1-Micro-USB-Power-Charging-Host-OTG-Hub-Adapter-Cable-p-947726.html
Hi! The second snapshot of GNOME 3.19 is now available, it incorporates updates from 3.18.2 as well as quite a serie of edgier modules. To compile GNOME 3.19.2, you can use the jhbuild  modulesets  (which use the exact tarball versions from the official release).  https://developer.gnome.org/jhbuild/  https://download.gnome.org/teams/releng/3.19.2/ The release notes that describe the changes between 3.18.1 and 3.19.2 are available. Go read them to learn what's new in this release: core - https://download.gnome.org/core/3.19/3.19.2/NEWS apps - https://download.gnome.org/apps/3.19/3.19.2/NEWS The GNOME 3.19.2 release is available here: core sources - https://download.gnome.org/core/3.19/3.19.2 apps sources - https://download.gnome.org/apps/3.19/3.19.2 WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! -------------------------- This release is a snapshot of early development code. Although it is buildable and usable, it is primarily intended for testing and hacking purposes. GNOME uses odd minor version numbers to indicate development status. For more information about 3.19, the full schedule, the official module lists and the proposed module lists, please see: http://www.gnome.org/start/unstable For a quick overview of the GNOME schedule, please see: http://live.gnome.org/Schedule Cheers, Fred
I started working for Document Foundation in November. I live and work in southern Spain, Malaga, a nice warm place. I wrote my first program in 1975, so I have been active in the pre-unix, pre-linux, pre-pc worlds, and have been involved in developing drivers, micro kernels and compilers. I retired from my international companies in 2011, dedicating time to open source.
LibreOffice is one of the most complex and biggest open source software packages, and at the same time one of the most well known. Today, having developed open source is a big plus on a CV, but starting …
The Wine development release 1.8-rc2 is now available.
What’s new in this release:
Black Friday hits both the Merch Store & Solomon’s Store!
Oracle has announced the release of Oracle Linux 7.2. Oracle Linux is built from Red Hat Enterprise Linux source code and is designed to be binary compatible with Red Hat’s product. Oracle Linux 7.2 ships with two kernels, a “Red Hat Compatible Kernel” and Oracle’s “Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel”,….
Linux Australia has suffered a second leak of data from its servers, according to a message sent to its main mailing list by president Joshua Hesketh.
The work on the upcoming OTA-9 update continues, and it looks like things are on track. Ubuntu Touch will receive a new major upgrade in a couple of months.
The normal development cycle for one of these OTA updates is of about six weeks, but since December is coming and it is full of holidays and other celebrations, the work time of the Ubuntu developers will be limited.
Technically, it will take six weeks as well, but in practice it will be a little bit longer. This is … (read more)
Remember the world’s tiniest computer that goes by the name of C.H.I.P.? Of course you do, it is the world’s cheapest single-board computer (SBC) ever made, available for purchase for only $9 (€8.4).
Well, now that the Black Friday shopping spree has started, the guys over Next Thing Co. have announced today that they will run a promotion campaign, making C.H.I.P. the world’s first $8 (€7.5) computer.
The campaign will start in four days from the moment of writing this a… (read more)
The release candidate for WordPress 4.4 is now available.
RC means we think we’re done, but with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, it’s possible we’ve missed something. We hope to ship WordPress 4.4 on Tuesday, December 8, but we need your help to get there.
If you haven’t tested 4.4 yet, now is the time!
For more information about what’s new in version 4.4, check out the Beta blog post.
Developers, please test your plugins and themes against WordPress 4.4 and update your plugin’s Tested up to version in the readme to 4.4 before next week. If you find compatibility problems, we never want to break things, so please be sure to post to the support forums so we can figure those out before the final release.
Tickets are all closed
With last week’s announcement of Autopilot GA, we’re making the installation of OpenStack easier than ever. But once you’ve deployed OpenStack using our Autopilot tool, what’s next?
Have you considered Juju for Big Data? Canonical’s service modeling tool allows you to deploy cloud services in seconds. With Big Data on the rise, Juju is becoming a fast and easy platform for making it come to life. In this blog, we’ll take a quick look at the Apache Analytics SQL bundle available in the Juju Charm Store.
Let’s walk through how this solution works. We begin at the Apache Analytics with SQL bundle. This is an 8 node cluster designed to scale out. This contains 1 HDFS master, 1 HDFS secondary namenode, 1 YARN master, 3 compute slaves, and 1 plugin colocated onto the connecting hive unit. The Hive charm to the right represents the data infrastructure built on top of Hadoop. This will let you design your tables and file distributions in order to effectively warehouse the data. Hive then uses MySQL to store the metadata about the table views of the data stored in HDFS.
So why should you use Juju? Instead of going through the long process of manually setting up your services, Juju lets you drag and drop your perfect solution and build your relations across charms. Spend less time deploying and more time doing. With Juju’s charm store allowing for flexibility and bundles making service modeling easy, the only question is what you will do with Juju.
We can’t wait to show you what else can be #MadeWithJuju in our new blog series, so stay tuned for more unique use cases to learn what you can do with Juju. Want to take Juju for a test drive? Try it from the comfort of your web browser. Or if you’re ready to get started, here’s all the information you need.
Booting operating systems on UEFI powered machines is just another problem that needs to be taken care of by Linux developers. The Solus OS people are now working on a gummiboot fork, which is acting as a UEFI boot loader.
UEFI is definitely one of the major issues that still need to be addressed and all Linux developers usually ran into it when they are looking to build a distro. Until the world moves to something better and more open than UEFI (not happening anytime soon)… (read more)