Ubuntu Online Summit for Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Takes Place on May 3-5, 2016

Ubuntu developer and Canonical employee Daniel Holbach reminds the Ubuntu community that the next UOS (Ubuntu Online Summit) event starts first thing next week, on May 3-5, 2016. The forthcoming Ubuntu Online Summit conference is for Ubuntu 16.10, which has been dubbed by Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth as “Yakkety Yak,” and whose development cycle already

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 659

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Ubuntu 16.04 LTSNews: Linux Mint unveils new version of Cinnamon, Debian Wheezy gets long term support, Devuan releases beta, Sabayon supplies ARM images and NetBSD gains ASLR supportQuestions and answers: Comp…

Distribution Release: Voyager Live 16.04

The developers of Voyager Live, a desktop distribution based on Xubuntu, have released a new version. The new release, Voyager Live 16.04, is based on Xubuntu 16.04 and ships with the Xfce 4.12 desktop environment. The new release will receive three y…

Distribution Release: 4MLinux 17.0

The 4MLinux project has announced the release of a new version of the miniature Linux distribution. The new version, 4MLinux 17.0, provides mostly package updates, including Firefox 46 and LibreOffice 5.1.3. "The status of the 4MLinux 17.0 series has been changed to stable. Create your documents with LibreOffice….

Gorgeous Live Voyager 16.04 Linux OS Comes Hot on the Heels of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

The team of developers behind the Live Voyager desktop-oriented operating system have announced today, May 1, 2016, the release and immediate availability for download of Voyager 16.04 LTS.

Coming hot on the heels of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), t…

Ubuntu Online Summit for Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Takes Place on May 3-5, 2016

Ubuntu developer and Canonical employee Daniel Holbach reminds the Ubuntu community that the next UOS (Ubuntu Online Summit) event starts first thing next week, on May 3-5, 2016.

The forthcoming Ubuntu Online Summit conference is for Ubuntu 16.10, which has been dubbed by Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth as “Yakkety Yak,” and whose development cycle already started with daily build ISOs seeded to testers last week. Ubuntu 16.10 will be launched later this year, on October 20, 2016.

The Ubuntu Online Summit will take place next week, starting May 3, and it will end two days later, on May 5, 2016. Those who will attend the event, which is broadcasted live via Canonical’s Ubuntu On Air website, should be able to ask Mark Shuttleworth various question about the future of Ubun…

BlackArch Linux Now Provides over 1,400 Penetration Testing Tools, New ISO Lands

The BlackArch Linux devs have been preparing this for months, but now it is finally here, the new ISO image of the Arch Linux-based operating system designed for hackers and security professionals.

BlackArch 2016.04.28 is here today as a replacement for the previous ISO image, version 2016.01.10, released four months ago, and it adds more than 80 new tools that can be used for penetration testing and security auditing operations.

“Today we released new BlackArch Linux ISOs along with the new installer. The new ISOs include over 1400 tools,” reads the announcement. “We wish to thank all of BlackArch’s users, mirrors, and supporters. Thanks for your help.”

Introducing the BlackArch Linux installer

But that’s not all that has been added in the new BlackArch Linux ISO, which also introduces the brand-new BlackArch Linux installer, which promises to help users install the GNU/Linux distribution much faster and easier than before.

Just like Arch Linux…

Distribution Release: GParted Live 0.26.0-1

The developers of GParted, the GNOME Partition Editor, have released GParted Live 0.26.0-1. The new release is based on Debian’s Unstable branch and features read support for LUKS. The new release ships with version 4.5.1 of the Linux kernel and has a…

Development Release: GhostBSD 10.3-ALPHA1

Eric Turgeon has announced the availability of a new testing release for the GhostBSD operating system. GhostBSD is a desktop oriented project that is based on FreeBSD. The new version, GhostBSD 10.3-ALPHA1, supports installation of both UFS and ZFS f…

elementary OS 0.4 “Loki” to Be Based on Ubuntu 16.04, Promises Big New Features

Now that Canonical has launched its most anticipated Ubuntu release, the Xenial Xerus, a.k.a. Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, it looks like the elementary OS community has flooded the forums with questions about the release date of the elementary OS 0.4 “Loki” operating system, which has now been finally confirmed as being based on Ubuntu 16.04. elementary

Linux Kernel 3.4.112 LTS Has Many PowerPC, x86, HFS, and HFS+ Improvements

A couple of days ago, kernel developer Zefan Li released the one hundred twelfth maintenance build of the long-term supported Linux 3.4 kernel series for stable GNU/Linux users.

It has been a little over a month since GNU/Linux users have received a p…

Gentoo-Based Sabayon 16.05 Linux OS Switches to the Latest Linux 4.5 Kernel

Earlier today, April 29, 2016, the developers of the Gentoo-based Sabayon Linux operating system have announced the release of the respin ISO images for the month of May of 2016.

Sabayon 16.05 appears to be a small maintenance release, which only bring support for the latest Linux 4.5 kernel series, but also adds the latest critical security patches and software updates released upstream, and fixes various bugs that have been reported by users since the Sabayon 16.04 ISO respins announced at the end of March.

“This is a monthly release generated, tested and published to mirrors by our build servers containing the latest and greatest collection of software available in the Entropy repositories,” reads today’s announcement. “Sabayon 16.05 is a minor release: contains bugfixes and enhancements to the Sabayon distribution.”

Other than that, it looks like th…

GNOME 3.22 “Karlsruhe” Desktop Environment Gets Its First Development Milestone

GNOME Project’s Matthias Clasen has sent us an email today, April 29, 2016, with information about the release of the first snapshot towards the upcoming GNOME 3.22 desktop environment for GNU/Linux operating systems.

Yes, we’re talking about GNOME 3.21.1, whose launch was expected a couple of days ago, on April 27, 2016, as the GNOME app maintainers were informed at the end of last week that the GNOME 3.21.1 unstable tarballs were due Monday, April 25. For those of you not in the loop, the development cycle of GNOME 3.22 happens under the 3.21 umbrella.

Well, it took them a few more days to put things together, but now we can finally access the very first build of what in time will become the GNOME 3.22 desktop environment. It’s worth noting that it is dubbed “Karlsruhe,” after the German city where the GUADEC 2016 conference will take place this summer, between August 12 and 14.

“Development of the next GNOME release, 3.22, has started, and the first snapshot, 3…

Calibre 2.56 eBook Management Tool Adds New Options and News Sources, Fixes Bugs

Calibre developer Kovid Goyal has announced today the release of Calibre 2.56, yet another maintenance of his acclaimed open-source and cross-platform ebook library management utility.

According to the changelog, Calibre 2.56 appears to be a pretty standard maintenance release. It only implements the ability for users to create keyboard shortcuts that allow them to minimize the main Calibre window more easily (can be activated under Preferences -> Keyboard -> Miscellaneous), as well as a new option under Edit Book that lets you view the full file paths in the Files Browser, not just the file name.

Calibre 2.56 also adds support for two new news sources, 1843 and Berlin Policy Journal, and improves support for many others, including Wall Street Journal (WSJ), TIME, Forbes, New Yorker, Foreign Affairs, Berliner Zeitung, as well as Tagesspiegel. Of course, it fixes various bugs and annoyances that have b…

Wine 1.9.9 Fixes More Skype, Photoshop CC 2015 and Microsoft Office 2007 Bugs

Today, April 29, 2016, the Wine development team has released the ninth milestone towards the Wine 2.0 open-source implementation of Windows on Unix, Wine 1.9.9, bringing various fixes and improvements to more Windows apps and games.

According to the release notes, prominent features in Wine 1.9.9 include additional improvements to the WineD3D command stream, the addition of service proxies in WebServices, query support in the built-in reg.exe utility, enhanced support for long URLs in WinInet, as well as fixes for a total of 38 issues since Wine 1.9.8.

Among the 38 bug fixes, we can’t help but notice that more Windows applications now work better in Wine, so you can install and use them on your GNU/Linux box without hiccups. Besides the Windows apps that received improvements in Wine 1.9.9 (we’ve compiled a list below for your reading pleasure), many Windows games also work better…

Apple Drops CareKit on GitHub

Apple on Thursday made its CareKit platform available through the GitHub open source community. CareKit joins two other Apple frameworks for developing healthcare apps — HealthKit and ResearchKit. It was designed to enable developers to create apps that give users a more active role in managing their health. Apps developed through CareKit will let people track symptoms and medications.

Only one week left to register for DrupalCon New Orleans

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DrupalCon New Orleans is May 9-13th. The schedule is now available on the website, so you can start planning out your week.

See the Schedule

With 130 sessions in 13 tracks across 3 days, 88 Birds of a Feather (BOF) roundtable talks, plus keynotes, sprinting opportunities, an expo hall full of exhibitors, and Monday training sessions and summits galore, there’s no shortage of great things to do at DrupalCon New Orleans.

To view your schedule, just click the “My Schedule” button on the main schedule page. You’ll be able to sort by day, making it easy to see what your plans are every step of the way through the convention.

To add an item to your schedule, open the session information and click the “Add to schedule” button visible under the time and location information. You can also remove items from your schedule either under the specific session page or on your schedule.

To claim a BOF, select the day and time you’d like to hold your BOF and click on ‘Create a BOF’ button in an available room and add in information about what you’ll be discussing. 

We have dozens of time slots to choose from, so the sooner you claim a BOF, the more likely it is that you’ll reserve the time and space that’s right for you.

See the BOFs

And remember, if you’re attending a training or summit on Monday, it won’t automatically be added to your schedule, so make sure you add it from its unique page on the website.

We hope you enjoy using the scheduler, and look forward to hearing your feedback when we see you at DrupalCon New Orleans. Just as a reminder, if you haven’t yet purchased your DrupalCon ticket, do so soon — regular ticket pricing ends in a little over a week!

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Codenvy, Samsung Team to Power IoT Development

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Mageia was at FOSDEM

FOSDEM 2016 was held in Brussels on the 30th and 31st of January. We also had our Annual General Assembly and managed to get out for a nice dinner and a few beers, putting some faces to new contributors and … Continue reading

Development: GNOME 3.21.1 released

Hi GNOMEers!

development of the next GNOME release, 3.22, has started, and the
first snapshot, 3.21.1, is now available. This is a very early snapshot,
and not too much has landed yet; I expect that to change soon.

To compile GNOME 3.21.1, you can us…